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17 March, 2018 4:13 PM Loyalist, "Firefighter": Meet The Man Who Will Be Xi Jinping's No 2

China's parliament elected Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, into the role of vice president on Saturday, a move that breaks with tradition but will bolster the president's authority. At the same time, Xi was unanimously endorsed to serve a second five-year term as president, by 2,970 votes to zero. Last Sunday, the National People's Congress 45

17 March, 2018 12:24 PM Shiny adds shine on Sports Day

MADURAI: It was an exhilarating experience for the students of Saurashtra College for Women as Padmashri and Olympian Shiny Wilson visited them here on Saturday. On the occasion of the college’s 18th annual Sports Day, Shiny hoisted the National flag and took the salute at the march past. Shiny said: “Parents should encourage students to take up sports 20

17 March, 2018 4:49 AM FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage matches. “We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council here on Friday 33

16 March, 2018 3:08 PM India Q3 current account deficit widens to $13.5 bn

Mumbai: Driven by higher imports, India`s current account deficit (CAD) widened to $13.5 billion during the third quarter of 2017-18 from $7.2 billion in the second quarter and $8 billion in the corresponding period in 2016-17, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Friday. "India`s CAD at $13.5 billion (2 percent of GDP) in Q3 of 2017-18 increased 41

16 March, 2018 3:08 PM Jaspal Rana calls for 2022 CWG boycott after shooting snub

New Delhi: Amid speculations about shooting's future as a CWG sport, renowned pistol shooter Jaspal Rana called for the country's boycott of the Commonwealth Games as a mark of protest. Despite concerns raised by shooters worldwide and national federations, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has made it clear that shooting is only an "optional sport" 37

16 March, 2018 10:55 AM Bloodbath on Dalal Street; Sensex tumbles over 500 points, Nifty drops below 10,200

New Delhi: A huge sell-off across all sectors – led by oil and gas, metals, auto and banking stocks –dragged the Indian equity to close deep into the red on Friday. The BSE Sensex shed over 509.54 points or 1.51 percent to close at 33,128.99 while the NSE Nifty dropped 165.00 points or 1.59 percent to close at 10,195.15. The BSE market breadth was bearish 36

15 March, 2018 12:36 PM Sanjivani takes bronze, helps Indian team finish third

KOCHI: Maharashtra’s Sanjivani Jadhav, the World University Games 10,000m silver medallist last year, won the women’s bronze in the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships at Guiyang, China, on Thursday. Sanjivani’s performance in the 8km event also helped India finish third in the women’s team championship. The women’s field had another prominent Indian 21

15 March, 2018 5:56 AM Barack Obama Ate Here In 2016. Now Restaurant Has Put His Table On Display

In May 2016, while he was still US President (ah, the good days), Barack Obama dined at a restaurant in Vietnam with American chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. The two savoured Vietnamese staples like grilled pork and noodles with cold beers at Hanoi's Bun cha Huong Lien restaurant for the season 8 premiere of Mr Bourdain's show 'Parts Unknown' 57

13 March, 2018 10:10 AM Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab expands into lending

Southeast Asian ride hailing app Grab is expanding into financial services in partnership with a Japanese credit card company, hoping to offer credit to millions of people without bank accounts. Grab, founded by Malaysian businessman Anthony Tan, said today it will use its "huge cache" of customer data from the app to provide ways to measure creditworthiness 68

12 March, 2018 3:10 PM Sensex zooms 611 points; Nifty ends above 10,400 on global rally

Sensex spurts 610.80 pts to close at 33,917.94, logs biggest single-day gain since Mar 2016. Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday spurted by 611 points — its biggest single-day gain since March 2016 — to finish at one-week high of 33,917.94 following a relief rally in global markets on growing prospects of the US economy. Investors lapped up recently 39