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Pakistan treats US as a ‘limitless ATM’: Raymond Davis

WASHINGTON: Pakistan treats America like a “limitless ATM” and most of the US aid to the country goes to the military’s kitty, a private US defence contractor who was responsible for one the worst bilateral tensions, has said. “For Pakistan, ...

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‘Rajinikanth can be the messiah voters seek’

Every time Rajinikanth opens his mouth, a million tongues start wagging. A few who met the superstar after his exhortation to fans in May to be prepared for a ‘war’ have predicted his entry into politics, but none of them ...

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Barack Obama senior’s books up for auction

Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin award, recognises stories of women, outsiders, ageing and satire for a $60,000 award. The 2017 Miles Franklin literary award has announced five first-time nominees for its shortlist. Established in 1957 by the ...

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Ram Nath Kovind, a lawyer who cracked civils but lost 2 elections

NEW DELHI: His appointment as Bihar governor two years ago was as surprising as his selection as the next ‘probable’ President+ . That’s probably because he was not very well known in political circles. But Ram Nath Kovind was one ...

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Punjab 3rd state to waive farm loans, to take Rs 24,000 crore hit

CHANDIGARH: The farm loan waiver fever is spreading across the country, threatening to place a huge additional burden on the already creaking finances of state governments. On Monday, Punjab became the third state this year — after UP and Maharashtra+ ...

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Neha Saxena and Shakti Arora split after four years

Theirs seemed like a love story for keeps. Shakti Arora andNeha Saxena got engaged in 2014 and were set to tie the knot in November last year. However, the marriage was postponed because of the demonetisation drive. Now, BT has ...

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Chinese loans may put Bangladesh in debt trap

China is arm-twisting Bangladesh to convert soft loans it offered -during PresidentXi Jinping’s visit to Dhaka last year -to commercial credit (incurring higher interest rates) with apparently no headway into projects for which the amount was earmarked.  Bangladesh, however, has ...

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