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INDIA HAS A FRIEND IN THE WHITE HOUSE: IVANKA (Donald Trump’s daughter)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump are greeted by Mitra, a robot developed by a firm based in Bengaluru, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed files petition in UN to remove terrorist tag

NEWDELHI: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed has moved the United Nations asking that he be removed from the list of designated terrorists, senior Indian government officials said.

Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, was put in the list on December 10, 2008 by the United Nations Security Council. The three-day long terror strike at multiple targets in the city between November 26 and 28, 2008 claimed 166 lives. Continue reading

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Latin America is world’s most violent region for women: UN

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Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous.

In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) found assaults on women persisted in the region despite severe laws aimed at curbing the phenomenon.

“The issue of violence against women in Latin America is critical. It’s the most violent region in the world against women outside of conflict contexts,” Eugenia Piza-Lopez, head of UNDP’s gender mission in Latin America, told AFP. Continue reading

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HARYANA GIRL CROWNED MISS WORLD 2017 – Manushi Chillar

India’s Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the Miss World 2017 crown in China. The 21-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico. The announcement about Chhillar winning the Miss World crown was also made on the pageant’s official Twitter handle as well as on its Facebook page. Continue reading

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu in India from January 14

NEWDELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in India for a threeday visit on January 14 as the two countries work towards a free trade agreement.

The two countries are also working on a proposal for the Heron TP, medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to meet multiple mission needs of the Indian armed forces.

Upon his arrival, Netanyahu will be received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, like he did China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe. Continue reading

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There could be 370,000 millionaires in India in 2022-says wealth report

LONDON: India has 340,000 people in the top 1% of global wealth holders accounting for a 0.7% share, including 1,820 with wealth over $50 million and 760 having more than $100 million, according to a new global wealth report released Tuesday.

The Zurich-based financial services major Credit Suisse estimates there could be 370,000 millionaires in India in 2022.

Since the financial crisis broke in 2008, the report says global wealth has grown by 27%. In the 12 months to mid-2017, it grew at a faster pace than in recent years, with mean wealth per adult reaching a record high.

“The United States continued its unbroken spell of gains since the financial crisis, bolstered by strong market conditions. It added $8.5 trillion to the stock of global wealth, which is half of the wealth generated globally over the 12 months to mid-2017.”

In percentage terms, India’s stock of household wealth during the period grew at 10.1%, although its addition to total global wealth was limited to $451 billion.

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AirAsia India offers base fare at Rs 99 for domestic travel and rs. 444 fr International

The Malaysian Budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday announced a discount sale, offering passengers one-way base fare at Rs 99 for a domestic journey across its Indian JV airline network and Rs 444 for international flights under a limited period offer.

However, the travel period under the offer, for which the bookings commence on Sunday night, will be between May next year and January 2019, as per an airline statement on Sunday.
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Deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11

WASHINGTON: An Uzbek man, inspired by the Islamic State, ploughed a pickup truck through a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least a dozen in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. Continue reading

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India got high ranking on ease of business index

A number of policy reforms has helped India significantly improve its business climate, an annual World Bank index showed on Tuesday, burnishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reformist credentials that could help him win big-ticket investments.

For the first time, India jumped a record 30 places to 100 in the Ease of Doing Business report for 2018, which is an influential 190 country barometer of competitiveness that many businesses likely consider for investment decisions. Continue reading

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U.S. and India partner to build the alternative of china’s one belt, one road initiative.

NEW DELHI: Visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday suggested that the US and India partner to build road connectivity in the sub-continent and port connectivity in the Indo Pacific, as a sort of alternative to the Chinese One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative . Continue reading

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