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Will Sell My Own House, Unitech Boss Sanjay Chandra Tells Supreme Court

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Will Sell My Own House, Unitech Boss Sanjay Chandra Tells Supreme Court

- Highlights Mr Chandra sought an interim bail for three months He sought release from judicial custody to raise funds The court fixed the next hearing on August 25 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to furnish details of the number of flat buyers of Unitech's project in Gurugram who had approached it for registering cases and the total amount owed by the real estate company to them
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Supreme Court | 
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman orders Qatar border be reopened to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman orders Qatar border be reopened to Hajj pilgrims

- Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, official state media said. The decision represents the first step forward since a diplomatic crisis began when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5
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Places: Asia |  India |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia | 

South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

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South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

- SEOUL: North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action. North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days
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Tags: Weapons |  Missiles |  Nuclear weapons | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  South Korea |  Singapore | 

Singapore clinches first SEA Games medal after archers win silver

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Singapore clinches first SEA Games medal after archers win silver

- KUALA LUMPUR: Archers Ang Han Teng, Alan Lee and Pang Toh Jin opened Singapore's medal account for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after clinching silve in the men's team compound event. The trio was defeated by hosts Malaysia 227-222 in the final at the National Sports Centre in Bukit Jalil on Thursday (Aug 17) afternoon. The Singapore team, which was seeded sixth, upset the odds earlier on Thursday morning after beating Philippines' second-seeded team of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz 233-227 in the semi-finals
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Tags: Archery |  Archers | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Gorakhpur tragedy: Inquiry report blames supplier for oxygen shortage, indicts principal and doctors

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Gorakhpur tragedy: Inquiry report blames supplier for oxygen shortage, indicts principal and doctors

- Amid demand for action against ministers for Gorakhpur tragedy, an inquiry report has blamed the absence of doctors and the supplier for oxygen shortage at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) hospital. Five more encephalitis- related child deaths were reported from the BRD Medical College hospital on Wednesday, taking to 71, the number of persons who have died here of the disease since August 7
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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Uttar Pradesh |  Gorakhpur |  Gorakhpur | 

2 teens killed, 4 injured in Kepala Batas car crash

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2 teens killed, 4 injured in Kepala Batas car crash

- Two teenagers were killed, while four men were injured when the Proton Waja they were travelling in slammed into a tree along Jalan Kampung Penaga Dua here this morning. The dead, identified as Nur Alihadi Syuhibbulawsa Mohd Sofian, 17 and Mimi Mariam, 15, died at the scene. The bodies, as well as four others in the car, were rushed to the Kepala Batas Hospital
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Northern |  Penang |  North Seberang Perai |  Kepala Batas | 

Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

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Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

- WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged on Wednesday that religious freedom was under attack in Pakistan, where more than two dozen people were on death row or serving a life imprisonment for blasphemy. He said the Pakistan government had marginalised the Ahmadiya community and refused to recognise them as Muslim. “It is my hope that the new prime minister and his government will promote interfaith harmony and protect the rights of religious minorities,” said Secretary Tillerson while releasing the annual US report on religious freedom for 2016
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Two experts likely murdered by Congo militia members: UN board

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Two experts likely murdered by Congo militia members: UN board

- A United Nations board of inquiry said two UN experts were likely murdered in March by militia members from Congo’s violence-torn Kasai region, but it said further investigations and judicial proceedings are needed to determine the identity and motive of the killers. The board’s executive summary, which was obtained yesterday by The Associated Press, said that “there was a reasonable likelihood that the killings were committed after consultation with other local tribal actors
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman orders Qatar border be reopened to Mecca pilgrims: Reports

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman orders Qatar border be reopened to Mecca pilgrims: Reports

- Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, official state media said today. The decision represents the first step forward since a diplomatic crisis began when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5
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Places: Asia |  India |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia | 

Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians

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Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians

- Written by Chandan Haygunde , Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published:August 17, 2017 8:08 am THE Cyber Crime Cell of the Pune City Police has arrested a Nigerian man who is allegedly the key accused in a racket to clone debit and credit cards. Police have identified the accused as Eremhen Smart (33), a resident of Supragiri College area in Bengaluru
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Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom

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Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom

- KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday pledged to stay true to a decades-old positive discrimination policy for the country's majority ethnic group, ahead of national polls that could be called in the coming months. The next election, which must be called by mid-next year, would be the toughest yet for Najib as he grapples with a mutli-billion dollar financial scandal, simmering discontent from rising living costs and a growing challenge from his former mentor turned foe, Mahathir Mohamad
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Tags: Elections | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Singapore | 

Qatar sovereign fund said to plan new foreign investments despite sanctions

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Qatar sovereign fund said to plan new foreign investments despite sanctions

- By Tom Finn and Joshua Franklin. DOHA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, with around $300 billion to its name, is shrugging off the country's diplomatic crisis with its neighbours and planning to expand its holdings. Its chief executive was quoted on Wednesday as saying there were no plans to liquidate foreign assets -- as some investors had speculated -- and that the fund would soon announce big new international investments
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Places: Asia |  Singapore |  Mideast |  Qatar | 

5 Tips on How to Go On A Cheap But Luxurious Vacation Every Year

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5 Tips on How to Go On A Cheap But Luxurious Vacation Every Year

- I just came back from an amazing vacation in Cancun. A vacation was long-overdue after a year of working hard to launch ValuePenguin's Singapore site, and I came back as rejuvenated as I could ever have been staying at one of the most luxurious resorts in Cancun called Le Blanc for 3 nights. And how much money did I spend? A grand total of about S$100 for airport transportation to and from our hotel and some other miscellaneous expenses
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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Workers’ Party MPs file joint defence against AHTC lawsuit

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Workers’ Party MPs file joint defence against AHTC lawsuit

- SINGAPORE — Three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) have filed their defence against allegations that they acted in breach of their fiduciary duties as town councillors of the Aljunied and Hougang constituencies. Laying out the “difficult circumstances” faced in taking over the town council, party chief Low Thia Khiang, Aljunied-Hougang town council (AHTC) chairman Pritam Singh and vice-chairman Sylvia Lim said they had “at all times, acted in good faith and in accordance with (their) duties as town councillors”
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Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

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Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

- HONG KONG — Three secondary school pupils including one as young as 14, who are accused of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million (S$313,684) over five months, were among 10 Hongkongers arrested by police in a series of raids across the city on Wednesday (Aug 16). The force believes scores of other victims did not report to police after they were prompted to make “high return, low risk” investments that never existed
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Places: Asia |  E. Asia |  Hong Kong |  Singapore | 

101 models of sustainable living

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101 models of sustainable living

- From December 21 to 25 this year, each of the 101 houses under the Niravu Residents’ Association in Vengeri, Kozhikode will become one big exhibition stall. The houses will be open for any one who is interested in the 101 sustainable models in agriculture, waste management, water conservation, energy conservation and information technology that ‘Niravu Vengeri’ has been propagating successfully for the past 10 years
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  • South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'
    South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

    , channelnewsasia.com

    SEOUL: North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action. North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days
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Politics & Government

  • World Trusts Putin More Than Trump In Foreign Affairs, Pew Says
    World Trusts Putin More Than Trump In Foreign Affairs, Pew Says

    , ndtv.com

    People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Of 36 countries canvassed, 22, including Germany, France and Japan, trust Putin more, according to the pollster's 2017 spring survey. People had more confidence in Trump in 13 countries, including the U.K., India and Israel
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Business

  • Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians
    Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians

    , indianexpress.com

    Written by Chandan Haygunde , Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published:August 17, 2017 8:08 am THE Cyber Crime Cell of the Pune City Police has arrested a Nigerian man who is allegedly the key accused in a racket to clone debit and credit cards. Police have identified the accused as Eremhen Smart (33), a resident of Supragiri College area in Bengaluru
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Technology

  • СМИ рассказали о главном недостатке нового iPhone
    СМИ рассказали о главном недостатке нового iPhone

    , tengrinews.kz

    iPhone 7s может стать толще, выше и шире по сравнению с предыдущей моделью, сообщает Lenta.ru. СМИ назвали это главным недостатком нового телефона Apple. По этой причине к новому смартфону могут не подойти аксессуары для прошлогоднего устройства, пишет Giga Apple со ссылкой на анонимные источники. Размеры iPhone 7s по высоте, ширине и толщине равняются 138,44 х 67,27 х 7,21 миллиметра. У прежней модели эти значения меньше в среднем на 0,1 миллиметра по каждой из сторон: 138,31 х 67,14 х 7,1 миллиметра
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Health

  • Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug succeeds in key trial
    Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug succeeds in key trial

    , channelnewsasia.com

    REUTERS: Novo Nordisk A/S said on Wednesday its diabetes drug met the main goal of reducing glucose levels in patients in a key late-stage trial, setting the stage for it to become the new standard therapy for type 2 diabetes. The 40-week trial tested two dosages of Novo's once-weekly drug, semaglutide, in addition to initial standard-of-care therapy metformin, against Eli Lilly and Co's dulaglutide plus metformin
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Family & Parenting

  • Brothers Kean to make their mark
    Brothers Kean to make their mark

    , tnp.sg

    The New Paper continues the countdown to the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur with a look at the family connections in various sports. Today, we feature the LOH BROTHERS in badminton. For some months now, brothers Loh Kean Hean and Loh Kean Yew have been on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing by their family and extended family members
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims
    Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

    , gulfnews.com

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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Entertainment & Arts

  • An Enchanted Evening of Indian Dance Under a Turner Sky
    An Enchanted Evening of Indian Dance Under a Turner Sky

    , nytimes.com

    Photo Tuesday was the 70th anniversary of India’s independence; it was also the day of Lord Krishna. But rain had fallen all afternoon in New York; things looked inauspicious for the outdoor Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance event that evening. But fate turned the program, set beside the harbor in Lower Manhattan, into enchantment — even sublimity. Clouds lifted on the horizon; they joined light, water and sunset to create a background worthy of a Turner painting
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Education

  • NTU names 3 deputies for senior leadership team
    NTU names 3 deputies for senior leadership team

    , todayonline.com

    SINGAPORE — Incoming Nanyang Technological University (NTU) president Subra Suresh has set out his senior leadership team, announcing three deputies who will oversee academic, research, and administration matters from January. Professor Ling San, currently the dean at NTU’s College of Science, will take over from Professor Freddy Boey as the university’s next provost and concurrently serve as vice-president for academics. Ms Tan Aik Na, currently chief administrative officer and chief financial officer (CFO), will remain as CFO and take on a new role as vice-president for administration
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Farming

  • Philippine troops to help cull 600,000 fowl in bird flu battle
    Philippine troops to help cull 600,000 fowl in bird flu battle

    , straitstimes.com

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday (Aug 16), as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu. There has been no case of human transmission after the flu was detected on a farm in the province of Pampanga, about 75 km (47 miles) north of the capital Manila, but it has spread to about 36 other farms and nearly 40,000 birds have died
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Travel & Recreation

  • Tourists ask for more
    Tourists ask for more

    , thehindu.com

    Yelagiri Hills has emerged a weekend getaway for tourists from Chennai and Bengaluru. The number of tourists visiting the hill, especially during weekends, is on the rise. Though the number of places for sightseeing is less, the hill continues to draw tourists during weekends and holidays. According to official data, around 12,20,000 tourists visited Yelagiri during the period starting June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017
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Law & Crime

  • Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians
    Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians

    , indianexpress.com

    Written by Chandan Haygunde , Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published:August 17, 2017 8:08 am THE Cyber Crime Cell of the Pune City Police has arrested a Nigerian man who is allegedly the key accused in a racket to clone debit and credit cards. Police have identified the accused as Eremhen Smart (33), a resident of Supragiri College area in Bengaluru
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Science & Nature

  • Speeding vehicles in SGNP worry animal lovers
    Speeding vehicles in SGNP worry animal lovers

    , dnaindia.com

    Environmentalists have raised questions over the safety of wildlife inside protected areas after information procured under the Right To Information (RTI) Act by a Borivli resident has shown that four large mammals have died between January and June in hit-and-run cases inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). Tejas Shah, who sought information under the RTI, said that he was concerned about reckless driving by tourists as well as vehicles belonging to government agencies in the park
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Motoring

  • RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones
    RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a door enabling interested Automatic Transmission driver license holders to shift their licenses to Manual Transmission, in the light vehicles category. The service will start this October. “It is now possible for holders of light driving licences in the category of Automatic Transmission to apply for shifting their licences to Manual Transmission category, as of this October,” said Jamal Al Sada Director of Drivers Licensing, at RTA’s Licensing Agency
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Life & Style

  • 5 Tips on How to Go On A Cheap But Luxurious Vacation Every Year
    5 Tips on How to Go On A Cheap But Luxurious Vacation Every Year

    , sg.yahoo.com

    I just came back from an amazing vacation in Cancun. A vacation was long-overdue after a year of working hard to launch ValuePenguin's Singapore site, and I came back as rejuvenated as I could ever have been staying at one of the most luxurious resorts in Cancun called Le Blanc for 3 nights. And how much money did I spend? A grand total of about S$100 for airport transportation to and from our hotel and some other miscellaneous expenses
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Media & Information

  • Photos of biker's gruesome accident makes rounds on social media
    Photos of biker's gruesome accident makes rounds on social media

    , nst.com.my

    KULAI: A 53-year old biker died after his body was mangled and crushed by vehicles after falling off his vehicle at Km26.9 of North-south expressway near Kulai about 9.30am today. It didn’t take long for photos of the bloody scene to be circulated through social media. Moh Halmi Haroon, a contractor, was on his way from his home in Taman Lim Poon in Batu Pahat to meet a friend in Johor Baru when he was involved in the gruesome accident near the Kulai exit
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Real Estate

  • In a tenant’s market, concessions from the landlord
    In a tenant’s market, concessions from the landlord

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Housing rents are the biggest expense that hit most tenants’ budget every year in this city. But now, the good news is that property owners are becoming more flexible with payments terms, easing some of the renter’s concerns. An increasing number of tenants no longer face the pressure of putting the full year’s rent upfront, as landlords are now agreeing to multiple cheque payments
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