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Jhanwu urges 5 eastern states to woo small Chinese companies

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PTI | Kolkata

Five eastern Indian states -- West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha and Chattisgarh -- should focus on wooing smaller Chinese companies to invest rather than big ones, consul general of China in Kolkata Ma Jhanwu said. He said the Chinese companies have been keen to come to these states but had not...

Britain's Swindon, hub of expat Goans 'highly polluted', says Parrikar

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | IANS | PANAJI

Britain is the most polluted country in Europe and its Swindon town, which has a sizeable population of Goan expats, is also "highly polluted", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. He was speaking during a discussion in the assembly on a private members' resolution moved by former Congress...

43 Indian fishermen arrested by Pak authorities: Official

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | PTI | Karachi

Forty-three Indian fishermen have been arrested and seven of their boats seized by Pakistani authorities for allegedly fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, officials said today. The fishermen were arrested yesterday and have been handed over to the Docks police, a spokesman for Pakistan's Maritime...

Indian-American emerges as key figure in Trump's deregulation efforts

Friday, 15 Dec 2017 | PTI | Washington

Indian-American Neomi Jehangir Rao today emerged as a key figure behind US President Donald Trump's deregulation scheme. Delivering on his presidential campaign promise, Trump had, early in his presidency, put out an order which said that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. In the first...

Nepal's Left alliance will maintain good ties with India, China: leader

Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | PTI | Beijing

Nepal's Left party alliance which is set to form the next government would neither be "anti- India" nor "pro-China" and maintain good relations with both the countries, a CPN-UML leader has said. "Both (India and China) are our neighbours, we respect both neighbours. India is our neighbour. No Nepali will be...

Indian-American doctor arrested for healthcare fraud

Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | PTI | Washington

An Indian-American cardiologist in Nevada has been arrested on the charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud. The accused, Dr Devendra Patel, today appeared in a federal court in Reno city of Nevada. He was charged with 36- counts of distribution of controlled substances such as oxycodone...

Indian pleads guilty to launching cyberattack on US varsity

Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | PTI | Washington

An Indian-American student has pleaded guilty to launching a massive cyberattack on a US university's computer network by creating a giant botnet that paralysed the internet, officials have said. Paras Jha, 21, of New Jersey along with two others Josiah White, 20, from Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman, 21, from Louisiana...

Indian student jailed for hiring underage sex worker in S'pore

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | PTI | Singapore

An Indian-origin student was sentenced to 10 months in jail in Singapore for taking the services of an underage prostitute and not paying her in May last year, a media report said today. Hari Kumar Anpalagan, 25, was found guilty of having sex with the girl, who had admitted she was...

In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | IANS | New York

In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey. If Gurbir S. Grewal's nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year,...

Indians get more British work visas than others

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Stating that there has been a sharp increase in the number of British visas issued to Indians, the British High Commission said on Tuesday that Indians get more work visas than all other nationalities combined. Citing figures issued by the UK Office for National Statistics, the High Commission said in a...


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The Bengalis: But why fight over beauty?

17 Dec 2017 | Gautam Mukherjee

Sudeep Chakravarti’s new book deals with the evolution of this intriguing community, factoring in everything from finances and food, to customs and interests, writes GAUTAM MUKHERJEE The last line in this book — “But why should anyone fight over beauty?” — makes fair, if poignant comment, on all that is Bengali. It is by no means the whole story, any more than the snippet of lyric at the very end...

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Rise above caste, religion: CM

16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh

Eyeing 2019 Assembly and Parliamentary polls, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Friday asked the senior bureaucrats to rise above considerations of caste and religion and assist the Government in framing such policies which met the aspirations of the people. The Chief Minster while speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day chintan shivir for Cabinet Ministers, IAS, IPS and IFS at Timber Trail Heights, in Parwanoo asked them to finalise...

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