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'China to benefit from Trump-Modi meet'

A leading expert in China has argued that Beijing could be an incidental beneficiary if the US succeeds in nudging India to liberalise its markets and relax curbs on the H1-B visa during the upcoming Trump-Modi summit on June 25 and 26 in Washington.

Eid blockbuster 'Tubelight' fails to recreate magic of Salman-Kabir combo: Critics

Superstar Salman Khan’s Eid blockbuster hit cinemas today and the first reactions have been less than stellar.

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Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi is a solo Kathak dancer, singer, choreographer and a teacher. Based in Ahmedabad, she has performed extensively in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Director of 'Hindi Medium' talks to us in english medium

Recently released Indian comedy-drama Indian Medium, directed by Saket Choudhary, was in the limelight because of its satirical approach to Indian society and its education system.

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Infosys gets sued in US for racial discrimination against non-South Asian employees

Indian multinational corporation Infosys once again landed in hot legal waters. This time the allegation is that the IT services company discriminates racially against non-South Asian employees in the United States.

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover, Gorillaz team up to hire engineers via alternate reality

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has teamed up with virtual band Gorillaz to hire 5,000 engineers and skilled workers in the UK to roll out a fleet of futuristic electric sports cars I-PACE.

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Scheme of free MRT rides in pre-peak hours extended till end of year

The two famous schemes for incentivising off-peak travel on public transport - free pre-peak travel and off-peak pass trials - have been extended until the end of 2017 in Singapore.

Singapore researchers develop technique for producing more durable Lithium-ion batteries

Singapore researchers have developed a technique for producing longer lasting Lithium-ion batteries. This will help in developing high performance batteries, enhancing their durability and taking lesser time for charging of mobile phones, laptops, tablets and electric cars.

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Know your awards: Indian civilian honours

Spanning a period of more than 4,000 years while witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. The history of the nation reflects the rich culture and heritage of the country.

MEA to hold ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz for young diaspora in August

Buoyed by the success of the Bharat ko Janiye (Know Your India) Quiz among the young NRIs and PIOs last year, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is all set to launch the second iteration this August in which candidates would answer questions after enjoying a government-sponsored tour of India.

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One stop search for Indian schools in Singapore

Whether it is a recent relocation to the republic or having your kids growing and choosing the best school to cater to their preferences, here is the list of Indian schools in Singapore you can refer to during your search for the right Indian school.

Five unique museums in Singapore you need to visit

While the National Museum and the Singapore Art Museum are pretty much national icons of the arts scene in Singapore, the island is also home to a few other smaller, but still immensely fascinating, museums.

Knowing your mobile plan options in Singapore

In a 2016 report from internet firm OpenSignal, Singapore was voted as having the fastest mobile data speeds in the world. The island’s telecommunications spans the entire city-state – which means that wherever you go you will definitely be able to enjoy your cat videos. The wide coverage, ease

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Gandhi museum in South Africa launches new blend of herbal tea named Satyagraha House Tea

​Satyagraha House in South Africa launched a new tea blend inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s approach to diet and nutrition. The blend was named ‘Satyagraha House Tea’, an organic caffeine-free blend of all-natural ingredients.

#WinterIsHere in July: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 promo is electrifying

Men, dragons and White Walkers! That’s not all we have for the next month. A promo of the popular television series Game of Thrones is out and it is creating a stir among the fans.

Analysis & Commentary
This is what a hung parliament means

The 2017 general election exit poll, reality is unfolding along the same lines, suggest that no party is on course to secure a majority. With 650 MPs sitting in Westminster, a party needs to win at least 326 seats to be sure of a majority. The Conservatives are forecast to win 314 seats and Labour 2

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan dropped the ball, India needs to pick it up

Yesterday afternoon, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague ordered provisional measures in the India-Pakistan Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Specifically, they stayed the execution of the Indian national till the verdict of the ICJ was delivered.

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Two NRIs on UK Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours List

Two Indian-origin men in Australia are among 891 Australians who have been recognised by British Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honours list for their contributions to the community.

India-born TV tech pioneer Arun Netravali wins USD100,000 Marconi Prize

Dr Arun Netravali, former president of Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs), has been named the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize, the Marconi Society announced.

Govt announces web portal for women abandoned by NRI husbands

The Indian government announced it will soon launch a centralised web portal which will be a repository of information on lawyers and NGOs to help women abandoned by their NRI husbands, and a list of dos and don’ts for them.