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Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM after John Key exit

New Zealand's socially conservative finance chief Bill English was sworn in as the country's new Prime Minister on Monday following last week's shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key.

The centre-right National Party caucus unanimously backed English at a meeting on Monday morning and he travelled to Government House …

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India to see 65% rise in mobile frauds by 2017: Study

Rapid increase in use of computers and the emergence of the Internet has led to the evolution of cyberspace, about 40-45% of financial transactions are done via mobile devices and this menace is expected grow to 60-65% by 2017, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-EY joint study.

The study had further noted …

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ISI head removed by Pakistan’s new Army chief

Pakistan's new Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday removed the head of the country's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as part of a major reshuffle.

Akhtar has been appointed president of the National Defence University (NDU), the Army said in a statement.

General Qamar Bajwa takes over as …

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India to have highest salary increase in Asia Pacific in 2017

India and Vietnam will have the highest salary increases next year with a projected rise of 10.8 per cent and 9.2 per cent respectively among Asia Pacific's emerging economies, according to a report by a global consulting firm.

Japan is forecast to receive the lowest increase of 2 …

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BJP has stooped to ‘new low’ of politics: TMC leader Derek O’Brien

Tearing into West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh for his remark on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Monday said the former has stooped to a "new low" of politics.

"The BJP cannot fight Mamata on policy, good governance and principles and her …

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China provides Rs 15.80 billion to Nepal for reconstruction

The Cabinet meeting Sunday decided to accept the grants worth Nepalese Rupees 15.80 billion provided by China, said Surendra Kumar Karki, Minister for Information and Communications.

Decision was made to send a proposal to legislation committee on a work procedure to study the agreement government made with Govinda KC …

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Live 120 kmph winds to continue for at least 6 hours

Cyclonic storm Vardah, now a severe cyclonic storm, is crossing north of Chennai. It is likely to cross completely by 6 pm on Monday.

The IMD bulletin released at 1:00 pm says the intensity of the cyclone will reduce slightly between 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p …

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The women scientists who took India into space

Two years ago, as Indian scientists successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, a photograph that went viral showed women dressed in gorgeous saris with flowers in their hair celebrating at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in the southern city of Bangalore.

As a little girl growing up …

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Indian shares fall on Donald Trump’s visa comments, soaring crude

Indian shares fell on Monday, heading for their first drop in three sessions, as information technology stocks were hit by tough talk on visas by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, while oil retailers declined after crude prices surged to their highest since mid-2015.

Sentiment was also dampened after industrial output …

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Donald Trump hints US 'One China' policy could end

Speaking in an interview on Sunday, Mr Trump said: "I don't know why we have to be bound by a One China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade."

In the same interview, Mr Trump said he "doesn't believe" a CIA …

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New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

New Zealand's governing National Party has officially appointed Bill English to succeed John Key as prime minister.

"Under their leadership, New Zealanders will continue to benefit from the stable government they expect, along with a dedicated focus on delivering results for families and businesses," he said.

Mr Key tweeted soon …

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Pakistan names Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar new military intelligence chief

Pakistan has named a new head of its powerful military Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), two weeks after replacing the chief of army staff in a significant shift for the military that wields huge influence. Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar was appointed as director-general of the ISI, replacing Lt. Gen Rizwan Akhtar …

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Rahul Gandhi always sympathises whenever India exposes Pakistan: BJP

Rejecting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's drawing of parallels between Pakistan and the Narendra Modi-led NDA regime in India, and him suggesting that a policy of divide and rule along the religious lines was being promoted, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said the Congress party have always been Islamabad's …

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It’s official: Sasikalaa is AIADMK’s Chinnamma

In another sign that V K Sasikalaa, aide of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is likely to succeed former chief minister J Jayalalithaa as the next AIADMK general secretary, a series of official party releases on Sunday tracked her 'official' engagements, referring to her as 'Chinnamma' (junior 'Amma').
Sunday's releases …

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