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Arts & Leisure - Arts

Fall of a forger: 'The Doctor' behind the Thai passport trade BANGKOK: For a few thousand dollars "The Doctor" opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels, refugees and migrant workers – all from an unassuming, scruffy house in the Bangkok suburbs.But this Iranian master forger now languishes in a Thai jail after a rare slip unspooled a criminal enterprise that helped thousands of people to sidle into Europe and beyond.Last week Thai police said they had finally dismantled his network following a five-year probe, dealing a hammer blow to a gang that supplied "Triple A" quality forgeries to global trafficking syndicates.Nine men have been arrested, returning the spotlight to Thailand's key role as a global hub for fake passports, a shadowy industry dominated by highly skilled Iranians and Pakistanis serving customers from South Asia, the Middle East and further afield.For years detectives had hunted The Doctor, a name revered among Bangkok's criminal underworld for producing ...

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'All-in-One-Messenger' app makes you chat like a pro The advent of technology has created newer means of communication, messaging for example is one of the popular modes, and newer messaging apps hit the internet every other day.You may like Skype, while talking to family, especially if settled abroad, but prefers WhatsApp or Messenger when communicating with friends, but go through Slack to reach out to colleagues to discuss work.All this has become a common practice, with people constantly switching between their messaging apps, ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Deepika goes past Kangana to become new ‘Bollywood queen’ Kangana Ranaut increased her film fee following the super hit "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and became the highest paid actress, but according to reports now the “Bajirao Mastani” actress Deepika Padukone has taken over the place to become the ‘queen of the Bollywood industry’.Deepika has apparently hiked her fee and dethroned Kangana from the highest paid actress' post. Deepika, who is collaborating with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the third time, has hiked her fee for ...

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Popular Indian actress hospitalized with rare infection Popular Indian TV actress Nikita Dutta, who has gained a huge fan following on social media after her impressive performance in soap ‘Ek Duje Ke Vaaste’, has been hospitalized with a rare bacterial infection due to adverse weather condition.According to Bollywood Life, the actress, famous with her onscreen name ‘Suman’, has been admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) for the last five days. She has developed a bacterial infection because of the weather and due ...

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Chicken smell offers hope for malaria prevention ADDID ABBABA: Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.A team of insect experts led by Professor Habte Tekie at the University of Addis Ababa began their investigation after noticing that mosquitoes bite humans and other animals but stay away from chickens.“We went into the chemical basis involved in repelling malaria ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Secret behind Katrina’s stunning looks in ‘Kala Chashma’ revealed Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif is very conscious about her physique and she stole the show yet again through her sheer talent and stunning looks. You just can’t take your eyes off the diva in her new song ‘Kala Chashma’, which is trending all over the social media.Katrina has been at a good fitness levels for a very long time. She is very regular and disciplined with her routine, said her personal trainer in a recent ...

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When it comes to body fitness, SRK looks up to Aamir Aamir Khan is known for his recreation roles that require him to work on his body to look different each time, especially where there is a requirement for the film. He has invited words of appreciation from his main competitor Shah Rukh Khan. Bollywood’s ‘King of romance’ has accepted that when it comes to working on body fitness, he can never be disciplined like Aamir Khan. According to Indian media reports, Aamir Khan had initially ...