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Every Singaporean aged 21 and above will receive up to S$300 bonus, announces govt in 2018 budget

Every Singaporean aged 21 and above will receive up to S$300 bonus, announces govt in 2018 budget

NEW DELHI: The Singapore government Monday announced that all Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive a one-time bonus of up to S$300 each. Described as “hongbao”, the bonus will be paid according to a person’s annual income. About 2.7 Singaporeans stand to benefit from the payout which will cost the government S$700 million. Finance […]

Team India’s biggest problem in shorter formats: Choking at the death

Team India’s biggest problem in shorter formats: Choking at the death

Team India has enjoyed a stupendous run of form in their tour of the rainbow nation so far. Not only have they thumped South Africa 5-1 in the ODI series, but also gone on to register their ninth bilateral series victory. However, as the men in blue go from strength-to-strength and keep delivering near flawless […]

Stop blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Gen Bajwa to US

Stop blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Gen Bajwa to US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa has claimed that there are no safe havens for terrorists in his country and asked the US to stop blaming Islamabad for its failure in Afghanistan. Gen Bajwa asked the American leadership to instead search for the reasons for its failures in the war-torn country. Speaking at the […]

Army chief Bipin Rawat, NSA made secret visit to Bhutan, discussed China and Doklam issue

Army chief Bipin Rawat, NSA made secret visit to Bhutan, discussed China and Doklam issue

NEW DELHI: In a first such trip of a high-level Indian delegation to Bhutan post the Doklam standoff, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held a secret meeting with officials of the neighbouring country regarding the increasing flexing of China’s military muscle at the eastern border. […]

Tripura assembly elections: Over 78 per cent voter turnout till 9 pm, no untoward incident reported, says EC

Tripura assembly elections: Over 78 per cent voter turnout till 9 pm, no untoward incident reported, says EC

Over 78 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 pm in the single-phase Tripura Assembly polls on Sunday, according to Election Commission. The turnout is likely to increase as a large number of people were still standing in queues even after the voting hours were over. The polling will continue till 9-10 pm as it […]

Sri Kulkarni Files for the Democratic Party Nomination, District 22 Seat, Which Covers Sugar Land, Pearland and Parts of Katy

Sri Kulkarni Files for the Democratic Party Nomination, District 22 Seat, Which Covers Sugar Land, Pearland and Parts of Katy

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: For the past year, Srinivas Preston Kulkarni, a diplomat in the US Foreign Service, was experiencing a nagging sense of unease. The rising anti-immigrant sentiment and the veiled justification of the white supremacy rally by the President troubled him, but the tipping point was the Republican Party’s support of Alabama’s Roy […]

Sugar Land City Councilman Himesh Gandhi Seeks Re-Election

Sugar Land City Councilman Himesh Gandhi Seeks Re-Election

SUGAR LAND: City Council Member and longtime community leader Himesh Gandhi is seeking re-election on May 7th to a fourth and final term as At-Large Position 1, promising to continue his focus on improving the lives of residents in a thriving community. “Sugar Land has been my home for most of my adult life. It […]

Family Quiz Show to Premiere on Zee TV this Month

Family Quiz Show to Premiere on Zee TV this Month

HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 24, media and entertainment mega-giant ZEE Entertainment will debut “America’s Smartest Family” – a brand new television game show where 16 families will compete for a $10,000 cash prize. Airing exclusively on ZEE TV, the highly-anticipated series is the first-ever English-language quiz show of its kind, placing some of the globe’s brightest South Asian […]

Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law hospitalized after suspicious powder scare: Police

Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law hospitalized after suspicious powder scare: Police

NEW YORK: Vanessa Trump, the wife of Donald Trump Jr., and two other people were taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said. “The substance had arrived by mail and it was addressed to […]

‘Mahi-way’: The art, and science, of wicketkeeping

‘Mahi-way’: The art, and science, of wicketkeeping

The 18th over, as South Africa chased a revised target at the Wanderers, was eventful. That was when David Miller got two lives. That over by Yuzvendra Chahal became a major talking point of the fourth ODI. His next, however, saw a breathtaking piece of cricket, effected by MS Dhoni. The leggie once again bowled […]

Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday, DawnNews reported. She is survived by a son and two daughters. The family told DawnNews that Jahangir had suffered from a cardiac arrest and was subsequently shifted to a hospital, where she breathed her last. She was 66. Click here to read more… Credits: […]

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

DHAKA (AFP): A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail on Thursday as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court. The court found the two-time former premier guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically […]

Herein lies a king: A day in the life of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb

Herein lies a king: A day in the life of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb

NEW DELHI: It is a sunny Saturday winter afternoon, and Qutb Complex is teeming with people, including Indian and foreign tourists, photographers and a new breed of Instagrammars, travel bloggers, children, love-struck couples, families, and young boys and girls celebrating their birthdays. Walking past the towering corbelled arched gateways of Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, considered North India’s […]

Sunjuwan attack: Five soldiers killed, Army guns down three terrorists

Sunjuwan attack: Five soldiers killed, Army guns down three terrorists

JAMMU: The death toll in Saturday’s terrorists attack inside Sunjuwan military station has risen to six, with army commandos recovering the bodies of three more soldiers and a civilian from inside the residential quarters. Army spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that the martyred soldiers included a JCO and two jawans. The deceased civilian happened […]

International Customs Day 2018

International Customs Day 2018

MUMBAI (INDIA): Mumbai Customs celebrated International Customs Day ‘2018 with great zeal and enthusiasm on January 27. The formal function was organised at Y.B Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai at 10.00 AM. Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra was the chief guest on the occasion. Maharashtra Minister for Housing Shri Prakash Mehta, Flag […]

India replace South Africa as top-ranked ODI side

India replace South Africa as top-ranked ODI side

India temporarily moved into top spot of ICC ODI rankings after the comprehensive win over South Africa at Centurion on Sunday. Both India and South Africa had 120 points before the start of the series but Virat Kohli-captained side were ahead on decimal points. That lead became even stronger after the win in Centurion by […]

Xi Jinping says improving China-Sri Lanka relations have his ‘high attention’

Xi Jinping says improving China-Sri Lanka relations have his ‘high attention’

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said he pays “high attention” to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up plans to build a Maritime Silk Road project in India’s backyard – the Indian Ocean. In a message to congratulate Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule, Xi […]

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

NEW DELHI: In an apparent protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on employment in the country, college students in Bengaluru donning convocation robes sold ‘pakodas’ to passersby on Sunday ahead of the PM’s rally there. They were later taken into custody by the city police. The students were protesting against PM Modi’s recent remarks that selling […]

Budget 2018: It’s all about politics, politics, politics

Budget 2018: It’s all about politics, politics, politics

NEW DELHI: In the end, politics defined the economics of the Union Budget 2018. It was undoubtedly a ‘Big Spend’ budget of Rs24.42 trillion with unambiguous political contours and yet contained sufficient flourishes that continue to nudge India towards a market economy and a rules-based regime—walking the fine line between populism and development, as it […]

The Indian Flag Flutters and Voices Rise in Admiration

The Indian Flag Flutters and Voices Rise in Admiration

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is one of the two most patriotic days in the Indian government’s calendar; an occasion to be proud of the progress that the country has made since it gained independence, completed its transition into an independent republic and Republic Day in New Delhi is a day when Rajpath, the wide […]

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