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At least 310 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. They converge on Mina to throw stones at pillars representing the devil. Preparations for the Hajj were marred when a crane collapsed at Mecca’s Grand Mosque this month, killing 109 people. The Saudi civil defence directorate saidRead More
F.N. Souza’s painting, Birth, has become the most expensive Indian painting to be sold in an auction, after fetching $4.08 million. This Goa-born artist’s work has recently gained recognition and appreciation, and has witnessed an increase in value. Francis Newton Souza, an Indian who initially struggled to make an impact in the field of art, has now become the country’s most expensive artist. This Goa-born artist’s iconic painting “Birth” has become the most expensive Indian painting to be sold in an auction. The painting fetched $4.08 million at Christie’s auctionRead More
In perhaps the biggest residential property transaction in the country, industrialist Cyrus Poonawalla is paying an eye-popping Rs 750 crore for a US government-owned palace property called Lincoln House at Breach Candy in south Mumbai. He told TOI that he plans to use it as a family home. The two-acre, sea-facing property housed the American consulate for several decades before it relocated to the city’s new business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex four years ago. Lincoln House, formerly known as Wankaner Palace, was built in 1938 by the Maharaja of WankanerRead More
In Goa 24×7 has launched a revamped news app for Google’s Android mobile operating system. The In Goa 24×7 News app for Android is faster and lighter on resources than before, which translates into better performance on entry-level smartphones. The app comes with a revamped UI based on Google’s Material Design and is designed to make full use of features offered in Android 5.0 Lollipop, though it remains compatible with older Android versions. As always, the In Goa 24×7 News app offers breaking news alerts and top stories from IndiaRead More