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Where oil rigs go to die
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Where oil rigs go to die

It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on board. The rig was being dragged by a tugboat called Forward, …

Army, BSF bids farewell to soldiers slain in Pakistan attack
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Army, BSF bids farewell to soldiers slain in Pakistan attack

A wreath-laying ceremony was organised in Poonch in their honour which was attended by top ranking security officials. (ANI)

The Army and the BSF today bid farewell to Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and Head Constable Prem Sagar who were beheaded …

Jodie Foster Pays Tribute to ‘Everybody’s Cheerleader’ Jonathan Demme
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Jodie Foster Pays Tribute to ‘Everybody’s Cheerleader’ Jonathan Demme

Jonathan was everybody’s cheerleader. He was like an embarrassing grandpa at a Little League game. After every accomplishment he’d hug you so tight and do that little J.D. dance. He might even hum that crazy “yeah” in a weird baby …

5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb
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5 Easy Ways to Make Good Money From Airbnb

Airbnb is the most widely known home rental website in the U.S. If you’ve got a spare room or a whole property to rent out, listing it on Airbnb can provide extra income while allowing you to meet interesting people …

PM Narendra Modi’s war on black money incomplete without taxing farm income
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PM Narendra Modi’s war on black money incomplete without taxing farm income

A Taxation Enquiry Commission set up in 1953-54 suggested a revision of tax laws that would take into consideration the changes in the price of agricultural output. (Reuters)

Taxing agricultural income has always been a politically sensitive topic. This was …

Social Media Will Never Fill the Void in Your Life
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Social Media Will Never Fill the Void in Your Life

Photo: From the VICE documentary ‘Snapchat Plastic Surgeon’

It is difficult to write critically about social media without sounding like an old man yelling at the clouds. We have all acquiesced to the industry’s sleek regimes, willfully commodifying our thoughts, …

Apple reports surprise drop in iPhones sales, again
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Apple reports surprise drop in iPhones sales, again

Apple reported a surprise fall in iPhone sales for the second quarter on Tuesday, suggesting that customers had delayed purchases in anticipation of the 1oth-anniversary edition launch of the company’s core product.

The company shipped 50.8m iPhones in the quarter …

Chris Cornell Wife’s Chilling Account Of Singer’s Last Moments
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Chris Cornell Wife’s Chilling Account Of Singer’s Last Moments

Chris Cornell‘s wife knew something was terribly wrong with her husband during their last conversation, and it brought her back 14 years to when Chris was abusing prescription meds.

We now know what Vicky told friends and family, and …

Review: Shaw Festival’s Saint Joan enlivened by its central performance
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Review: Shaw Festival’s Saint Joan enlivened by its central performance

Sara Topham as Joan with cast of Saint Joan. (David Cooper/Photo by David Cooper)

Insofar as a single production can be said to foretell anything, Saint Joan – which opened the Shaw Festival’s season on Thursday night – is a …

We need to talk about “13 Reasons Why”: The timeless case for getting into uncomfortable conversations about teen crises as seen on TV…and in movies
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We need to talk about “13 Reasons Why”: The timeless case for getting into uncomfortable conversations about teen crises as seen on TV…and in movies

Winona Ryder in "Heathers;" Katherine Langford in "13 Reasons Why"

The following story discusses specific plot points from the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” If you don’t want to be spoiled, please stop reading now.

While reflecting on the additional …