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China, Malaysia, Turkey bail out Pakistan at FATF meet

ORLANDO: Pakistan has managed to avoid being blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for now even as the international watchdog found in its latest review that Islamabad failed to curb funnelling of funds to terror groups. FATF said that it will keep Pakistan on its 'grey' list for now. The global terror funding watchdog, however, warned Islamabad of further action if it failed to show tangible results by October, which would likely result in sanctions hitting its fragile economy hard....more More

Trump Pledges To Hit Iran With Major New Sanctions From Monday

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday pledged to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions as Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames. The war of words heated up after Trump had pulled back from military action against Iran in response to its downing of a US reconnaissance drone. That incident, which came after a series of attacks on tankers in the congested shipping lanes out of the Gulf that the US has blamed on Iran, exacerbated already tense relations between the two countries....more More

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Bihar's Encephalitis Toll Reaches 139

PATNA/MUZAFFARPUR: Three more children with symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) died at a hospital in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Friday taking the number of deaths to 139. According to the Muzaffarpur district administration, all the three deaths were reported from the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, which alone has accounted for 104 casualties since June 1....more More

Pompeo To Seek Stronger Strategic Ties With India Despite Trade Tensions

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India during a visit next week despite increasing frictions over trade, data flows and arms from Russia, officials said. Pompeo arrives in New Delhi on Tuesday for talks that are aimed at laying the ground for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the week at a G20 meeting in Japan....more More

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IFJ urges UN to end discrimination against Taiwan journalists

TUNIS: A resolution urging the U.N. to end its discrimination against Taiwan reporters was announced June 17 following the 30th Congress of the International Federation of Journalists in Tunisia. The resolution condemns the “discriminatory exclusion” of Taiwan reporters from the World Health Assembly on the grounds they were using passports issued by a non-U.N. member state and working for local media outlets....more More

Ahead of Budget, Modi discusses macro blueprint with experts

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Union budget for 2019-20 and amid concern over slowing economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a meeting with a group of 40 economists and industry experts organised by the government think-tank Niti Aayog. The meeting, on the theme “Economic Policy – The Road Ahead,” followed the release of data showing that growth in the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 financial year had slowed to 5.8%. According to Central Statistics Office data, growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2018-19 (at 2011-12 prices) was at a five-year low of 6.8%, compared to 7.2% in 2017-18....more More

ICC World Cup 2019: India join elite of elite list after thrilling 11-run win over Afghanistan

SOUTHHAMPTON: India pulled off a thrilling 11-run win over Afghanistan on Saturday in ICC World Cup 2019 clash in Southampton. With the win, India became only the third team in history to win 50 World Cup matches. Apart from the men in blue, five-time champions Australia with 67 victories and New Zealand with 52 wins are part of the elite list. With the win, India also rose to the second position with most wins in the league stage of the tournament. India last suffered a defeat in the league stage against South Africa in Nagpur in 2011. Since then, the side has won 11 matches in the league stages of the tournament, only less than Australia, who have won 13 since 1999 World Cup....more More

President Tsai to work with US for more free, open Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI: President Tsai Ing-wen has said that Taiwan is committed to working with the U.S. in boosting bilateral ties and advancing a more free and open Indo-Pacific. The two sides are strengthening cooperation across the board as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, Tsai said. This is demonstrated by growing exchanges in areas spanning culture, national defense, security and trade, she added....more More


Air India on recovery path with new international flights

NEW DELHI: Loss-making national carrier Air India expects to earn an operational profit of at least Rs 1,000 crore per year with more frequent flights to the US and Australia as well as direct flights to Bali, Toronto and Nairobi that the airline will launch in October, a senior official of the airline said on the condition of anonymity. In 2017-18, the airline had earned a revenue of Rs 23,000 crore but a year later, it incurred a loss of about Rs 4,000 crore, adding to the Rs 50,000 crore debt it already had....more More

US asks India to look at alternatives on S-400s

WASHINGTON: The United States has reiterated its call to India and other countries to “forego transactions” with Russia — S-400s in most cases, and specially so for India — that could leave them open to sanctions under an American law and urged New Delhi to look at alternatives. The Trump administration has offered India Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile defense systems as alternatives to the five Russian S-400s that India is contracted to buy in a deal finalized and signed during President Vladimir Putin’s New Delhi visit in 2018. India has shown no sign yet of backing out of that deal despite continuing US pressure, and the Americans are not giving up trying....more More

Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh on way to Rs 100 cr mark

MUMBAI: Kabir Singh’s collection jumped up slightly on Saturday and the film looks well on its way to the Rs 100 crore mark. The Shahid Kapoor starrer earned Rs 22.71 crore on Saturday as opposed to Rs 20.21 crore on opening day. Kabir Singh’s total collection stands at Rs 42.92 crore. It will undoubtedly cross the Rs 50 crore mark on Sunday. The film holds the record for highest opening for any Shahid Kapoor starrer. Kiara Advani plays the female lead of the film....more More

Kim Jong Un receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

SEOUL: President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter, a government-controlled news agency reported Sunday. Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content,” the agency said....more More

Former UEFA President Michel Platini Arrested Over Awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

PARIS: French footballing legend Michel Platini, the former president of UEFA and head of European football, has been arrested over the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. The former France international captain was detained by French police from Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded, French investigative outlet Mediapart reported....more More

Company introduces ‘pure vegetarian water’

NEW DELHI: Are you a vegetarian? If yes, then you might be in for a shock because the water you are drinking is apparently non-vegetarian – claimed a water purifier company in their advertisement. They also ensured that their water purifier provides “pure vegetarian” water. A Twitter user shared an image of the advertisement, which appeared in a newspaper, on June 20. According to the ad, boiling the water or using other company’s purifier can kill the germs. However, the dead bodies of those micro-organisms still remain in the water. Using that logic the company deduced that despite being safe, the water becomes “effectively non-vegetarian.”...more More



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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report. Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.


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