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‘Rajinikanth can be the messiah voters seek’

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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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Pakistan tightens business, work visas for Chinese nationals

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan has announced new rules to tighten visa issuance – especially business and work visas – for Chinese nationals, reported Pakistani media. Pakistan’s interior ministry announced these new visa rules for those from China on Wednesday, a week ...

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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and that he built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at ...

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Supreme Court refuses to grant interim bail to CS Karnan

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail to Justice (retd) CS Karnan who was arrested from Coimbatore yesterday. Karnan had moved the Supreme Court seeking bail and suspension of six-month sentence awarded to him. A ...

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Indians brace for Saudi ‘family tax’

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HYDERABAD: Several Indians employed in Saudi Arabia are planning to send their dependants back with the kingdom set to introduce, from July 1, a monthly ‘dependant fee’ for expats. The fee — 100 riyals (approx. Rs 1,700, as on Tuesday) ...

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Darjeeling: Normal life paralysed; GJM-sponsored all-party meet today

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DARJEELING: An all-party meet convened by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will chalk out their “next course of action” as the indefinite shutdown continued to cripple normal life in Darjeeling the sixth consecutive day. The meeting, which is likely to ...

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Hyundai’s teaser for new Verna puts grille front and centre

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NEW DELHI: Hyundai India has released a teaser image on social media tantalising people with ‘New Age Arriving’ tagline. The image has received a lot of comments on the company’s Facebook page with most of the people pointing towards the ...

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Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa extended for 1 year

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NEW DELHI: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa has been extended for one year, with effect from July 23, 2017, by the Union home ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday gave approval for the visa extension, official sources said. ...

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

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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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