Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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India to save Rs 20k crore from new gas import deal with Qatar: PM Modi

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business-standard.com - India to save Rs 20k crore from new gas import deal with Qatar: PM Modi RasGas of Qatar supplies LNG to India under a 25-year long term contract since 2004 India will save as much as Rs 20,000 cror...

India climbs 15 spots in innovation ranking

livemint.com - India climbed 15 spots, from 81 last year, to 66 in the Global Innovation Index (GII) and maintained the top spot in the Central and South Asia regions, according to the rankings released on Monday...

NS deferment 'a weight off my shoulders': Joseph Schooling

channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: The Republic's first-ever Olympic champion Joseph Schooling said on Tuesday (Aug 16) his second National Service deferment would be a boost to not only himself but for Singapore's sport ...

BHP Billiton posts first full-year loss, dividend slashed

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abc.net.au - BHP Billiton has posted a statutory net full-year loss of $US6.385 ($8.3 billion) on significant one-off write-downs. It is the company's first annual loss since BHP and Billiton merged 15 years ag...

Thousands of hospital patients have planned operations cancelled on day of surgery, report finds

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telegraph.co.uk - "The Patients Association has noticed a clear, trend over recent years in the increasing time people are waiting for operations, as well as the number of people waiting longer for elective surgery,...

Indonesia’s Push to Execute Drug Convicts Underlines Flaws in Justice System

nytimes.com - Indonesia has long had the death penalty, but its use was sporadic in the years before President Joko Widodo took office in October 2014. Declaring drug abuse a “national emergency,” Mr. Joko denie...

Lost Appeal: Court Orders a Writer to Apologize Over Wartime Story

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blogs.wsj.com - A Chinese writer has been ordered to apologize publicly for questioning one of China’s best-known stories of wartime heroism after he lost an appeal in a Beijing court. In a decision that fell on t...
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The 100m and 200m world record progressions, and how Usain Bolt has rewritten history

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telegraph.co.uk - Over one of the most illustrious careers in track and field history, Usain Bolt has stocked his trophy cabinet with a hoard of international medals: Olympic, Commonwealth, and World. He's spoken re...

Gemili not fearing the Bolt factor

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teamgb.com - Athletics Gemili not fearing the Bolt factor 16 August 2016 / 09:00 Adam Gemili was playing non-league football just five years ago - now he’s hoping for a captain’s performance at the Olympics. Th...
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How travel tech is helping us fulfil our holiday dreams - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - Imagine watching a film or TV show featuring breathtaking scenery. You don't know where the place is but you'd love to visit it one day. Now imagine being able to stop the action, ask your smart TV...

As it happened: Need to fight against social evils, says PM on I-Day

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hindustantimes.com - Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his I-Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Monday. Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day, Modi said his government’s f...
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Credit Card Breach At Hotels From Several Major Chains: What You Need To Know

inc.com - On Friday, HEI Hotels, which operates Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, and Westin hotels in multiple states, notified the public that hackers had likely stolen credit card information from people who mad...

Farmers want milk contracts ditched

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abc.net.au - Dairy farmer lobby groups want the contracts they sign with milk processors changed so the cuts the industry has experienced never happen again. It follows ABC TV's Four Corners investigation into ...
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Did China just call it Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)? - The Financial Express

financialexpress.com - Guess what! China’s state-media has just called the Kashmir area under Pakistan, as Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). What’s significant about this is that till now China always referred PoK as Paki...

Misbah compares Oval win to Jinnah's Pakistan movement - Khaleej Times

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Pakistan in trouble again; Gilgit-Baltistan demands shut down of CPEC - The Financial Express

Terrorism has cost Pakistan $118 bn in 15 years: PM Modi

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