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PETALING JAYA: Past winners of Star Golden Hearts Award took no breaks after winning. Instead, they have gone on to do more impactful work by leveraging on the recognition and exposure received as award winners.
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India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Musli...
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NEW DELHI: Kia has taken the wraps off its new Seltos compact SUV here.
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PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) may be represented by its secretary at a national, high-level dialogue on business and human rights on Monday.
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If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers.
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LONDON, June 21 — If Facebook’s new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Controversial Mumbai-born Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik insists he will not return to his home country where he is wanted for money laundering charges unless the Indian Supr...
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A boy preparing to recharge his electric scooter outside his home in Ahmedabad, India, on Dec 30, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has not received New Delhi’s request to extradite controversial preacher Dr Zakir Nail until now, says Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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NEW DELHI, June 16 — India today imposed higher tariffs on 28 items imported from the US, in retaliation to Washington’s recent withdrawal of trade privileges for New Delhi.
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While the promised benefits of artificial intelligence are profound, the downsides could be damaging, even dangerous.
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NEW DELHI, June 14 — India is preparing to impose higher tariffs on some US goods including almonds, walnuts and apples next week after a delay of about a year, two sources said, following Washingto...
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An Indian teenager was shot dead by a relative as they posed with a homemade gun to record a clip for the TikTok video sharing app, police said June 13.
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PETALING JAYA: Former MIC president Dr S Subramaniam has added to criticism of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s refusal to hand over preacher Dr Zakir Naik to Indian authorities.
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Facebook is buying a stake in Indian e-commerce startup Meesho, the head of the US tech giant's Indian business said on June 13, looking to deepen its reach in one of the world's biggest Internet markets.
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WASHINGTON, June 13 — The United States is open to dialogue with India after taking away its preferential trading status, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday as he prepares to travel to Ne...
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PETALING JAYA: The government of India will continue to pursue with Malaysia its request for extradition of Dr Zakir Naik, according to its external affairs ministry.
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WhatsApp has threatened legal action against those who publicly claim the ability to abuse its messaging platform, after the emergence of a raft of companies advertising products to bypass usage restrictions.
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PETALING JAYA: Activist lawyer Siti Kasim has criticised Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's decision not to deport controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come to the defence of Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the prime minister attracted criticism over his decision not to deport controversial Indian Muslim cleric Dr Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Vocal lawyer Siti Kasim, who was part of a group which sued the former government for allegedly harbouring Zakir Naik, has come out strongly against Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision not...
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has welcomed the government’s refusal to deport Dr Zakir Naik to face money laundering charges in his home country, while accusing the preacher’...
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MELAKA - Malaysia has the right not to extradite controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to India, if it feels he is not going to be accorded justice, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday ...
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India's top telecom lobby said on June 4 that the government's proposed base price for the auction of spectrum for next-generation 5G networks is too high, as India outlined plans to launch the sale process later this year.
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An Indian startup's legal challenge against a Walmart unit claiming losses caused by sharp discounting of its products is winning support from other online sellers, in what is shaping as a key test of how the giant retailer operates in the country.
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SYDNEY/NEW DELHI/SEOUL (June 2): Airlines are calling on aviation regulators worldwide to work together to get Boeing Co’s grounded 737 Max back in the skies and to prevent the regulatory response f...
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HONG KONG, June 3 — Asian markets largely tumbled today, tracking global losses as Wall Street clocked its worst month this year, with investors opting for safe-haven assets in the wake of intensify...
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NEW DELHI, June 2 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government suffered a double economic blow of slowing growth and rising unemployment as it took office Friday.
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NEW DELHI, June 1 — The Indian government said today it will continue to seek to build strong economic ties with the United States despite a decision by US President Donald Trump to end preferential...
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PASIR GUDANG (Malaysia)/ JOKHABAD (India) • When local investigators scoured the river bed of Sungai Kim Kim in Johor for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalised more than 1,000 people in...
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MUMBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest economic challenge as he starts his second term will be how to boost flagging growth to hold onto the crown of the world’s fastest-expanding major nation.
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NEW DELHI: Malaysia is a well-known honeymoon destination for Indian couples, tour operators said.
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Indian travel startup Airblack said it has raised US$1.5 million in seed funding from venture capital firm SAIF Partners.
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NEW DELHI, May 27 — India’s slowing economic growth is of serious concern and the country needs to urgently cut tax and interest rates to revive the economy, a top industrial body said today ahead...
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NEW DELHI, May 27 — Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.
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NEW DELHI, May 24 — Foreign companies in India have welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election victory for the political stability it brings, but now they need to see him soften a protection...
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NEW DELHI: India’s economy is set for a major boost if Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows through with key campaign promises following his party’s sweeping election victory.
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The Pakistani and Indian prime ministers exchanged messages via Twitter on Thursday hoping for peace, after Narendra Modi returned to power in New Delhi in an election fought in the wake of confrontat...
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The Indian government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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NEW DELHI: Crude palm oil (CPO) prices dropped for a second day as the market was pressured by lower soybean oil prices as well as the European Union’s publication of limits on the use of the tropical oil in biofuels that will start next month.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue business-friendly policies that put Hindus first ...
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India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party already preparing to form the next government.
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NEW DELHI: Mohd Ali Ismail (pic) of rock band XPDC says he has given up the limelight to live a life that can help him understand the meaning of his being.
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PENJERLA/NEW DELHI: It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India.
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NEW DELHI, May 19 — It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson’s biggest manufacturing plant in India.
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India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it is just a drop in an ocean of misinformation that has engulfed voters.
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NEW DELHI, May 16 — India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it is just a drop in a...
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WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as US$14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world's most popular messaging app, Reuters has found.
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NEW DELHI, May 14 — India fears China could soon start flooding excess steel into its market after the United States raised tariffs on Chinese products due to the escalating trade war between the wo...
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Singapore-based college admissions platform Cialfo has raised US$3 million in a series A round led by Luxembourg-based DLF Ventures.
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CIALFO, a college admissions platform headquartered in Singapore, has raised US$3 million (RM12.47 million) in Series A funding led by DLF Venture with support from SEEDS Capital (the investment arm o...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been roundly mocked for suggesting that radars are affected by clouds and boasting that he sent an email attachment years before the technology to do so was invented.
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PARIS, May 12 — Flaring tensions between Washington and Beijing are raising the prospect of new global diplomatic and economic fault lines, with consequences that analysts say could pose unfamiliar ...
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PETALING JAYA (May 10): Kuala Lumpur continues to be the fourth least expensive city in Asia to build in, according to the “International Construction Costs 2019” report published by Arcadis, the ...
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PETALING JAYA (May 10): Kuala Lumpur continues to be the fourth least expensive city in Asia to build in, according to the “International Construction Costs 2019” report published by Arcadis, the ...
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India’s antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc’s unit Google for alleged abuse of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, two sources aware of the matter told Reuters.
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PETALING JAYA: Indian preacher Zakir Naik says he is prepared to return to India to face charges of money laundering, but that he fears being jailed like many other Muslim suspects whom the courts fou...
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In 2016, Rajesh Raut started driving an Uber taxi in Mumbai, hoping he could earn more than the US$215 he received each month for making flatbreads at a roadside stall.
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Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say.
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NEW DELHI, May 7 — Jet Airways’ pilots’ union has appealed to India’s top court to direct State Bank Of India (SBI) to release interim funding to try to revive the grounded airline, according ...
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NEW DELHI, May 7 — Any retaliatory tariff by India in response to the United States’ planned withdrawal of some trade privileges will not be “appropriate” under WTO rules, US Commerce Secretar...
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NEW DELHI, May 7 ― India and the United States will engage regularly to resolve outstanding trade issues, the Indian government said, after US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met his Indian counterpa...
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India has charged Zakir Naik with money laundering, reported the BBC.
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MUMBAI, May 2 — The end today of US sanctions waivers for purchases of Iranian oil is likely to hit India's economy hard, increasing fuel costs and quickening inflation, analysts say.
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Cable operators in Sri Lanka have allegedly blocked Peace TV, the television network founded by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, just over a week after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 2...
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NEW DELHI: A Malaysian woman was arrested at Chennai airport on her way to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday for carrying undeclared US$67,600 in cash.
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NEW DELHI, April 25 — An Indian court has reversed a decision that ordered Google and Apple to take down Chinese-owned video app TikTok over the spread of pornographic material, local media said.
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The Madras High Court on April 24 moved to lift a ban on popular video app TikTok in the country, two lawyers involved in the case said, in a boost for its developer Beijing Bytedance Technology Co.
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BEIJING, April 24 — China warned yesterday that the US decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will “intensify turmoil” in the Middle East and in the international energy market.
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India's ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in "financial losses" of up to US$500,000 a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, and has put more than 250 jobs at risk, the company said in a court filing seen by Reuters.
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NEW DELHI, April 23 — India’s ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in “financial losses” of up to US$500,000 (RM2.06 million) a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technol...
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NEW DELHI, April 23 — India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil, India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pra...
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A WOMAN in New Delhi survived despite being dragged after her saree got caught in the door of a train which began moving, Makkal Osai reported.
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NEW DELHI, April 19 ― India's SpiceJet Ltd said today it will prioritise hiring employees of Jet Airways Ltd who are losing their jobs after the crisis-hit Indian airline halted all flight operation...
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NEW DELHI: Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
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An Indian ban on downloading TikTok, one of the world’s most popular mobile applications, has heightened industry worries that technology companies could now face increased scrutiny and regulatory challenges in one of their most important markets.
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DUBAI: State oil giant Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, is in talks to buy a minority stake in the refining and petrochemicals businesses of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, sources familiar with the matter said.
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DUBAI/NEW DELHI: State oil giant Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, is in talks to buy a minority stake in the refining and petrochemicals businesses of India's Reliance Industries Ltd, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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NEW DELHI, April 17 — The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Tech...
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Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on April 16.
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MUMBAI, April 15 — India's tycoons are playing a pivotal role in the Asian giant's most expensive election ever, from funding campaigns and tacit endorsements to being hot-button issues themselves.
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NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications Ltd has denied it received favourable treatment by France in settling a tax dispute at a time when it was negotiating to become Dassault Aviation SA’s partner for a contract to sell fighter jets to India.
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NEW DELHI, April 13 — A US plan to end preferential duty-free imports of up to USD$5.6 billion (RM23 billion) from India could raise costs for American consumers, two US senators have told their cou...
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An Indian court's call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China's Bytedance Technology Co has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive.
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False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India’s elections begin, and that’s posing a problem for officials trying to combat it.
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India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday it would remove decades-old special rights for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, making an election promise that could provoke a ...
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NEW DELHI: Lenders to India’s troubled Jet Airways Ltd may have to wait a little longer to sell a stake in the carrier, as they need more clarity from the country’s central bank, the Business Standard newspaper reported yesterday.
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NEW DELHI: Lenders to India’s troubled Jet Airways Ltd may have to wait a little longer to sell a stake in the carrier, as they need more clarity from the country's central bank, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Sunday.
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A boy’s suicide in India after his mother scolded him for playing the popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has inflamed a debate across the country over whether the game should be banned.
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NEW DELHI, April 5 — Lessors to Jet Airways Ltd are planning to ask India’s aviation regulator to de-register many more planes leased to the airline, three sources said, signalling a planned bailo...
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The Madras High Court on April 3 asked the federal government to ban Chinese video app TikTok, saying it was "encouraging pornography".
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NEW DELHI, April 4 — A court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu yesterday asked the federal government to ban Chinese video app TikTok, saying it was “encouraging pornography”.
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The C5 Aircross SUV. NEW DELHI: PSA Group today launched its Citroen C5 Aircross SUV in India and said it would be available before the end of 2020, as the French carmaker re-enters the Indian market ...
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Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly sucking in global tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.
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WhatsApp launched a hotline April 2 allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.
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MUMBAI, April 2 — Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call...
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Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.
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NEW DELHI, March 29 — An agreement to build a proposed US$3.85 billion (RM15.7 billion) oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalised as its main investor, India’s Accord Gro...