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MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, on a visit to Moscow, cut short a schedule of events in the Russian parliament to go to the Kremlin to view an exhibition of French gothic art, the speaker of parliament told…
03.24 / 10:40
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine…
03.24 / 10:40
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the middle of a confused three-day scramble by U.S. Republicans to save their plan to dismantle Obamacare, President Donald Trump telephoned a former small-town sandwich shop owner from the North Carolina mountains on Wednesday…
03.24 / 10:40
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday faces the first concrete test of how well the deal-making skills he honed in his real estate business will translate on Capitol Hill in a high-stakes vote on new Republican health care…
03.24 / 10:40
thestar.com.my
Since 2009, Adityanath has also had 5 private member's bills pending in the Lok…
03.24 / 10:32
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India has sections of the population that are not just socially but educationally…
03.24 / 10:32
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 24):The FBM KLCI fell 1.25 points or 0.07% on the selldown of index-linked counters Sime Darby Bhd and YTL Corp Bhd, while retreating from the excitement of Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma’s business plans for Malaysia, w…
03.24 / 10:30
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By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - All eyes in global financial markets were fixed on stuttering Republican efforts to pass a replacement for Obamacare on Friday, with failure likely to undermine faith in Donald Trump’s promise to deliver a "phenomenal" U.S. tax reform. Tuesday's first 1 percent daily fall on Wall Street since October has put world stocks on course for their worst week since before Trump's election in November, although many analysts continue to cast the decline as s…
03.24 / 10:30
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Budget airline SpiceJet, which has surpassed Jet Airways to become the county's second most valued aviation company, continued to retain the position today. The post SpiceJet retains lead over Jet Airways as second most valued aviation company appeared first on The Financial …
03.24 / 10:44
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The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said The post YouTube losing to TV: Here’s why advertisers are moving away from the video website appeared first on The Financial Expr…
03.24 / 10:44
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Although the future supply pipeline looks substantial in most micro markets, steady occupier demand and absorption of pre-committed space should keep vacancy levels…
IT giants Oracle, Microsoft, Amazon, Google are also contributing to the flexible workspace sector – recently Oracle launched the company’s first “Oracle Start-up Cloud Accelerator” in Bengalu…
Justice SC Sharma issued the directives on three petitions that had been moved before court by 22 farmers in 2008 to quash the land acquisition…
The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the family's gilded…
EIC sees an opportunity for the Thai rubber industry to refocus towards value-added rubber products such as rubber gloves. Both the private and public sectors should collaborate on R&D for new…
YANGON, 24 March 2017:  A long-awaited pipeline that would allow overseas oil to be pumped through Myanmar and into China for the first time has been delayed again - as final import licences have not been given, leaving a tanker due to deliver crude sitting in open waters. Nearly a decade in the making, Reuters reported earlier this week the 770 …
03.24 / 10:41
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FoodFrom egg dosa to nadan egg roast, it's all here!Jaya Shravan egg-and-caviar.jpgScreenshot/ YoutubeEggs are among the purest sources of protein that there is. They provide us with choline, selenium and 11 other essential minerals and vitamins in addition to 6 g of protein. At under 100 calories per egg depending on the size, they’re the perfect food to begin the day. But when you’re Indian, you need your dose of spice to jazz up the humble egg. Here is a collection of dishes from the so…
03.24 / 10:43
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by Daniel Yap THE Singapore Police Force has come under fire of late for how its officers followed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and arrested a 74-year-old woman for her summons over a Town Council fine. The Singapore Prison Service (often and easily confused with the Police) then bound her hand-and-foot to transfer her from custody to a cell. SOP again, and surely excessive for a geriatric with no criminal past, wanted for putting potted plants in the wrong place. But rules are…
03.24 / 10:41
themiddleground.sg
by Bertha Henson SO THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) have decided not to appeal against the four-year jail sentence for Joshua Robinson. It has put out a statement to say why: Robinson pleaded guilty which spared the girls the ordeal of going through a trial, the two girls were above 14 which means he did not commit statutory rape, and they had consented to sex. Not rape. Not outrage of modesty. So the charge against Robinson was sexual penetration of a minor under 16 years of age, w…
03.24 / 10:41
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by Bertha Henson IT’S a reflection of how powerful the G is when it gets whacked even for stuff that’s not under its purview. I’m talking about the uproar over the four-year jail sentence for American Joshua Robinson, probably the most high-profile sexual offender in Singapore. Clearly, people don’t see the line between the executive and judiciary. Or maybe they are too afraid to slam the judge in the case because that might put them in contempt of court. If there’s anything you want …
03.24 / 10:41
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by Lee Chin Wee ON TUESDAY (Feb 28), SMRT Trains was fined a record $400,000 for breaches in safety protocol that resulted in the deaths of two employees on Mar 22 last year. The company pleaded guilty to one charge under the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) for failing to ensure the safety and health of its employees. Trainees Mr Nasrulhudin Majumudin, 26, and Mr Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were on the train tracks between Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT stations when they were hit …
03.24 / 10:41
themiddleground.sg
by Lee Chin Wee CAN you imagine a Singapore where students aren’t defined wholly by their grades? ST ran a thought-provoking piece on Mar 16, calling on the G to be bold and take in all students through aptitude-based university admissions. The proposal runs completely against the grain of our grades-centred university admissions model, but that’s the entire point. If we are to be serious about transforming education and skills acquisition in Singapore, it’s time for some…
03.24 / 10:41
themiddleground.sg
by Ong Lip Hua UNIVERSITY admissions season looms again, and as a university admissions professional with over a decade of work experience (in NUS and SIT), I get plied with questions from would-be students and their parents. What I’ve come to realise is that the questions that potential students ask are usually off the mark. Perhaps it has to do with the media’s fascination with rankings (which reflect research, not teaching quality), graduate pay, and employment numbers. While these may f…
03.24 / 10:41
themiddleground.sg
by Bertha Henson THE Direct School Admission (DSA) programme is doing away with its general academic ability tests. People are going hurrah because it means that their non-Gifted kid can make it into their school of choice because they have another talent that is not exam-smarts. That is, if they clear the talent competition for entry. That is, if the school nurturing the specific talent pool is not on the other side of the island. That is, if the school nurturing said talent and achieving…
03.24 / 10:41
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Allan Border Melbourne: Former captain Allan Border says a win for Steve Smith's team in the ongoing Test series in India would count as one of the "very best achievements" in Australian cricket history. The high-voltage rubber is locked at 1-1 heading into the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala. "It's right up there with the very best achievements by any team, because (winning in India) has been the holy grail of Australian cricket. It would be unbelievable," Border told …
03.24 / 10:47
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Frank Lampard Former England star Frank Lampard was in for a terrible shock when burglars ransacked his family home in search for his late mum Pat's jewellery. According to The Sun, the thieves destroyed furniture and ripped cupboards off the walls at the house where currently Lampard's dad Frank Sr still lives. However, they failed to find the jewellery. "They made a right mess. They were obviously looking for money or jewellery but there wasn't anything there. There was some junk…
03.24 / 10:47
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Kane Williamson Wellington: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was still mulling over the make-up of his side ahead of Saturday's third test against South Africa with the Seddon Park wicket proving difficult to pin down. Pace bowling duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee have been ruled out of the match with the uncapped Scott Kuggeleijn brought into the 13 to provide cover, with Matt Henry and Neil Wagner expected to start. Williamson also suggested the hosts could consider picking two…
03.24 / 10:47
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Smith has been in the centre of a controversy after his opposite number Virat Kohli accused him of systematically abusing the Decision Review System during the second Test in…
03.24 / 10:45
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Virat Kohli's injury and conjectures surrounding his possible missing out on the crucial 4th Test against Australia at Dharamsala is the flavor of the day as the two teams are all set to face off one last time in what has been a high-voltage series, both on and off the…
03.24 / 10:45
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Smith has been in the centre of a controversy after his opposite number Virat Kohli accused him of systematically abusing the Decision Review System during the second Test in…
03.24 / 10:45
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Indian captain Virat Kohli was rendered a highly doubtful starter for the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, a scenario that has put the hosts under immense pressure on the eve of the decider of the bitterly fought series. The post India vs Australia 4th Test, Preview: Hosts under pressure to win series as Virat Kohli’s fitness remains in doubt appeared first on The Financial …
03.24 / 10:44
financialexpress.com
Mountains all around covered with snow, wind blowing and a temperature under 20, Australian cricket team would not have asked for a more familiar place to play cricket in India. The post By getting Australia to play in Dharamshala, is India snubbing its nose at China? appeared first on The Financial …
03.24 / 10:44
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The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month The post Egypt’s former leader Mubarak walks free for first time in six years appeared first on The Express…
03.24 / 10:41
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By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON (Reuters) - Investors sold euro zone government bonds on Friday as reports on private-sector activity in the bloc provided further signals of economic growth, strengthening the case for a withdrawal of monetary stimulus. Despite uncertainty over a delayed U.S. healthcare vote that may have implications for the "Trumpflation" trade, euro zone government bond yields rose 1 to 4 basis points on Friday. The rise came as a survey showed businesses across the…
03.24 / 10:31
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Although still one of the world's elite in R&D, Japan might risk losing its spot if it can't resolve the downward trend in research productivity, report…
03.24 / 10:30
asianscientist.com
This new multi-channel nano-optical device can provide 40 times higher bandwidth than existing periodically arranged…
03.24 / 10:30
asianscientist.com
Refreshed Terrano likely to get minor styling updates and more equipment; engines to carry forward…
03.24 / 10:11
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Applications have opened for the 2017 edition of the Infiniti Engineering Academy - Infiniti's global search for the best and brightest engineering…
03.24 / 10:10
sgcarmart.com
Plans for a national bike-sharing scheme have been scrapped after three bike-sharing companies set up shop in Singapore within the first three months of…
03.24 / 10:10
sgcarmart.com
RIKEN is building one of the largest supercomputers in Japan for artificial intelligence…
03.24 / 09:40
asianscientist.com
New York: Twitter is considering offering an advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers and professionals find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on the social network. Whether you use Twitter for work or just want to be more informed on the latest news, sports, entertainment, political viewpoints, and information in today's world, this advanced TweetDeck experience will be…
03.24 / 10:47
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Seems like Bollywood shows no signs of uplifting the ban on Pakistani celebrities working in India. The latest news is that Fawad Khan has been finally replaced in the upcoming movie Dhadhkan 2, in which he was apparently signed for the role of Sunil Shetty. Earlier news was circulating that Shraddha Kapoor will don the […] The post Fawad Khan Has Been Replaced in This Bollywood Movie? appeared first on…
03.24 / 10:45
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Apart from being extremely healthy, orange is known to be effective when used on the skin and hair. Most of us know that orange peel is used in several ways to treat skin and hair problems. But let us tell…
03.24 / 10:44
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The 13th Annual World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony at Ayutthaya Historical Park on 17 March was joined by over 1,400 Muay Thai fighters from 52…
Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport dropped two notches to 38th, from 36 in the Best airports of 2017 ranking unveiled at World Airport…
ISLAMABAD : World Health Organization (WHO) on Fridaylaunched new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance to help ensure that countriesimplementing the ‘End TB Strategy’ adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. According to WHO, TB, the world’s top infectious disease killer,claims 5,000 lives each day. The heaviest burden is carried by…
03.24 / 10:26
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ISLAMABAD: Citizens should avoid eating unhygienic food and fruit being sold at makeshift stalls at allcosts, health expert warned on maintaining hygiene. Talking to private newz channel channel, Senior Physician Dr YasmeenQazi was of the view eateries at school, colleges or other points arenot hygienic and one can get infected very easily by them. Stomach…
03.24 / 10:26
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Mumbai: Actor Arjun Rampal says his upcoming biopic on jailed gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli is not an image-building exercise and steers clear of glorifying anything that is undesirable. The film, Daddy, is based on Gawli (61), who is serving a life sentence in a murder case. “We made it sure that this is not going to…
03.24 / 10:17
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llustration/Uday Mohite Air India co-opts private airlines against Shiv Sena MP from Osmanabad, Ravindra Gaikwad, who slapped an AI staffer on Thursday after he was disallowed to fly Business class on what was ironically an all-Economy flight from Pune to Delhi. After AI registered two FIRs against him yesterday, FIA director Ujjwal Dey said AIand other airlines have banned him from flying. In a press statement, Ujjwal Dey, associate director Federation of India Airlines said, "Air India…
03.24 / 10:47
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Mumbai University. File picture Law students can finally heave a sigh of relief as Mumbai University (MU) has decided to postpone the re-exa­mination dates in a bid to give students time to apply for re-evaluation. In a letter to to the vice-chancellor (V-C), students had urged the university to postpone the exams. While LLB results were declared yesterday, the LLM result was announced on Tuesday. "The re-examination dates, however, are scheduled for April 10 and April 5 respectively. We …
03.24 / 10:47
mid-day.com
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte revealed Friday that he received an early birthday gift, a Rolex watch in gold steel, from "someone". He mentioned the gift during his speech at the 31st Biennial Convention of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. in Pasay City. Duterte, however, said he is planning to sell the watch since the one who gave it to him refused to take the gift…
03.24 / 10:46
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The bodies were discovered by N Hanumantha Rao, Sasikala's husband who is also a software professional, on Thursday evening after he returned from…
03.24 / 10:45
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 South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has recently signed up with a major Hollywood star agency that also manages Angelina Jolie, his local agency said Friday.   "Lee has received many offers from large American talent agencies. After much thought, he recently inked a contract with the United Talent Agency," an official at BH Entertainment told Yonhap News Agency. "He is presently considering resuming activities in the United States after receiving offers to appear in several Hollywood fi…
03.24 / 10:45
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Yet another airline, Indigo, cancelled the ticket issues to Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. The move comes hours after Air India cancelled the MP's ticket from Delhi to Pune. The Shiv Sena MP who assaulted crew of Air India on…
03.24 / 10:44
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Yogi Adityanath has been visiting government institutions almost on a daily basis after assuming the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister. After visiting state government offices on Tuesday, Adityanath sought a ban on selling and consumption of gutka, pan, pan…
03.24 / 10:44
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Patna, March 24: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday demanded the setting up of anti-Romeo squads in Bihar for women's safety in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. "Bihar government should constitute anti-Romeo squads... to deal with anti-social elements," senior…
03.24 / 10:44
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