Paranthas at Shimla’s Coffee House will turn the eatery into a dhaba: Old-timers

The famed Indian Coffee House on The Mall in Shimla will start serving snacks other than south Indian delicacies from Monday. The old-timers are distinctly unhappy. The Coffee House says the change is necessitated by economic reasons. But those who have patronised it for decades say the eatery will soon lose its character. “To our dismay, the Coffee House management has decided to make it a ‘dhaba’ from May 1. Perhaps they are not aware that there are a number of ‘dhabas’ in Shimla,” BD Sharma, a former press secretary…

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House Republicans drop rule change gutting ethics watchdog

House Republicans were forced into a humiliating climbdown on Tuesday after Donald Trump tweeted criticism of their move to gut an independent congressional ethics watchdog. Members ditched their plan to severely weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) at an emergency meeting just before the start of a new legislative session on Capitol Hill in Washington. The original rule change, carried out without warning and behind closed doors, had provoked a fierce backlash from Democrats and transparency activists when first announced on Monday night. But it was flexing of…

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Brewing up in Banff: tea with altitude at Lake Agnes Tea House, Canada

Enjoy a good pre-breakfast workout with a steep 3.5km trek to this secluded cafe in Banff national park, built in 1901 as a shelter for hikers. Starting behind the historic Fairmont Lake Louise hotel, the path winds through forest that opens up with spectacular vistas of snow-streaked crags. For brisk walkers, the journey takes about an hour; the less fit will find it verges more on two. Make sure to take a breather at the shimmering Mirror Lake before making the final ascent. In midsummer, the cabin swarms with hikers….

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Man who quit high-flying job to go off the grid and live in a tree house

IN 2011, Foster Huntington quit his successful job in New York City to live in a tree house (two, actually) on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge in the US. In a few months, with the help of friends and a construction crew, Foster created his dream world, complete with treetop homes connected by swinging bridges, an on-site skate bowl, and wood-fired hot tub. Luckily, he captured the whole process on his social media accounts. And as you can imagine, it wasn’t long before he became a sensation….

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White House: Michelle Obama to join husband on trip to Britain

] U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will join her husband, President Barack Obama, for his trip to Britain later this week, the White House said on Monday. The Obamas will attend a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip at Windsor Castle on Friday. That evening they will have diner with Prince William, his wife Kate, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The president’s trip comes as the British weigh whether or not to remain in the European Union in an…

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Get premium housing solutions in Coimbatore through house for rent in Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu is the city of technology and everybody wants to own a house in this city or its periphery like Coimbatore. It is one of the prime locations for residential purposes. It is everybody’s dream to have their own house. After seeing the difficulties in construction of an independent house, people are aligned towards the rental houses and as a result, the demands for these houses also increasing rapidly. They are considered as best because of the services and benefits attached with them. Due to the colossal increase in…

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