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With $8,230 billion, India is world’s 6th wealthiest country: Report

India has been ranked sixth in the list of wealthiest countries with total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States topped the chart, says a report.

According to a report by New World Wealth, the United States is the wealthiest country in the world as the total wealth held in 2017 amounted to $64,584 billion, followed by China at the second place with $ 24,803 billion and Japan with $19,522 billion at third.

Total wealth refers to the private wealth held by all the individuals living in each country/city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities, business interests) less any liabilities. The report, however, excludes government funds from its figures.

Others in the list include United Kingdom (4th, $9,919 billion), Germany (5th, $9,660 billion), France Continue reading

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Corporate America Asks Arun Jaitley To Reduce Tax Policy Uncertainties

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Ahead of the Union Budget, corporate America has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for further reduction in tax uncertainty for multinational companies and institutional investors, a step which it said would help attract more foreign direct investments to India.

“A significant positive step toward improving the investment climate would be to further reduce tax uncertainty for multinational companies and institutional investors in India,” Nisha Desai Biswal, the president of the Continue reading

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IPL auction 2018 highlights: list of the total players from all the squads

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Jaydev Unadkat was the show stopper on day 2 of the Indian Premier League auction after he was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, making him the most expensive Indian bowler ever. Andrew Tye was the next big buy with Rs 7.2 crore by Kings XI Punjab. However, Chris Gayle was third time lucky with a Rs 2 crore bid by Kings XI Punjab while Lasith Malinga went unsold. Get highlights of Indian Premier League auction 2018, Bengaluru, here.

Here is the list of the total players from all the squads

Chennai Super Kings: Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan, Bravo, Watson, Jadhav, Rayudu, Tahir, Karn Sharma, Continue reading

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Man arrested for wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fees at Airport

Ryan Carney Williams was reportedly held at Keflavik airport for putting on all his clothes (Ryan Hawaii /Twitter)

To what extent would you go to avoid paying for excess luggage? Stuff your pockets or chat up the airline staff? This British passenger went a step further by wearing all his clothes including eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts.

Ryan Carney Williams, who was travelling from Iceland to London, was reportedly denied a boarding pass by British Airways at Keflavik airport on Wednesday, after he put on all the clothes that he couldn’t fit in his Continue reading

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Golden Globe Awards 2018 Winners list

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. This year, the event was hosted by talk show host Seth Meyers.

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Here is a look at who won what at 2018 Golden Globe Awards:

Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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‘TWO­ PLUS­ TWO’ TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND US TO BEGIN IN APRIL

The first so-called twoplus-two dialogue between India and the US will be held in April, and Pakistan, Afghanistan, an alternative to China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) plan, and arms purchases will be on the agenda, officials in Washington and New Delhi said.

According to the officials, none of whom wished to be identified, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet for a day with their counterparts in the US, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and defence secretary James Mattis on April 18 or April 19.

Washington is expected to confirm the date this week.

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Barack Obama is the most admired man for the 10th year in a row

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, a prickly purveyor of poll numbers, is not going to like this one bit — Americans have voted his predecessor Barack Obama as the most admired man for the 10th year in a row, according to Gallup.

Trump trailed Obama, and they were followed by Pope Francis, evangelist Bill Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and vice president Mike Pence, among others.

In a further slight to Trump, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton continues to be voted the most admired woman, 10 years running, in the same Continue reading

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Pakistan moves court against Hafiz saeed party’s registration

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has requested a court in Islamabad not to consider the plea for registration by Milli Muslim League, a newly formed party backed by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

The government said the group would breed violence and extremism in politics.

Earlier this year, a four-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner had said the process of registration of MML as political party could not be completed without security clearance from the interior ministry. The decision was based on the ministry’s directions that the MML not be allowed to register as a political party owing to its links with Jamaat-ut-Dawah, a proscribed terrorist organisation.

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UN votes 128­9 to declare US’s Jerusalem move null and void

WASHINGTON: The US faced complete isolation and humiliation in the UN General Assembly on Thursday as the world body took up for voting a draft resolution criticising President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The General Assembly adopted the resolution with 128 countries voting in favour, nine against and 35 abstaining. Those who voted against Trump’s move also disregarded his threat of cutting aid to countries that backed the draft resolution and called out the US president for “bullying”.

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FIFA lifted Kuwait’s ban from international football.

FIFA says it has lifted Kuwait’s ban from international football. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is in Kuwait to confirm the government is no longer interfering in how the federation is being run. According to FIFA, “Kuwait Parliament has adopted a new sports law” which complies with its statutes. The ban was imposed in October 2015, leaving Kuwait unable to play its World Cup qualifiers.

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FIFA has recorded more than 1,318,109 ticket requests for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in less than 24 hours Continue reading

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