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Uber gears up to test flying cars in Dubai, Dallas by 2020

As Dubai’s sky gears up to welcome flying cars in July with active cooperation from Chinese-firm E-Hang, world famous ride-hailing company Uber has also decided to jump onto the bandwagon and test flying cars in Dubai and Dallas in 2020.

Ahead of polls, Britain’s Labour Party brings out own Brexit plan; says it puts ‘UK first’

The central plank of the Labour strategy will be to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK, said a spokesman for the main opposition party in the United Kingdom. The party also unveiled its own Brexit plan

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Dr Tausif Malik: Entrepreneur, maverick, evangelist and artist

The new treasurer for Democrats Abroad India, Dr Tausif Malik is the founder of America’s largest community-based Spelling Bee competition (MuslimSpelling Bee.com). The Indian-American social entrepreneur brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the job.

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‘Like Dubai, ITL Group has used imagination to grow’ - Dr Ram Buxani

Dr Ram Buxani, Chairman, ITL Cosmos Group one of the most respected member of the Indian diaspora in Dubai met with Himanshu Verma Founder and CEO of Connected to India. Dr Buxani has earned himself fame, love and respect in equal doses in his over six decades in Dubai.

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FIPB nod to acquisition of Gland Pharma by China's Fosun

The Indian inter-ministerial body Foreign Investment Promotions Board (FIPB) has recommended to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) the acquisition of Gland Pharma by the Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical of China through a foreign direct investment (FDI) of INR4,315 crore.

Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group to buy ArcelorMittal’s US unit

UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House Group announced it had reached an agreement in principle with ArcelorMittal to acquire the latter’s Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina, USA.

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Singapore Heritage Festival 2017 brings you the lesser known stories of Singapore history

The 14th edition of the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) will be held across three weeknds from April 28 to May 14. Organised by the National Heritage Board (NHB), the festival will feature more than 110 programmes.

GrabShuttle doubles service routes to better serve riders

On-demand shuttle-bus service GrabShuttle has more than doubled its number of routes to 32. The shuttle service was launched early last month, with 15 routes that run on weekdays. It allows commuters to suggest routes and book rides anytime between five minutes ahead and one month in advance.

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the very first women freedom fighters in India. Her intrepid life is still etched in the memory of Indians and she is an inspiration for future generations.

Ten places in Udaipur you absolutely must see!

Ten places you must visit and see in Udaipur. Known as the Venice of India, Udaipur is an incredible tourist destination’ known for its formidable monuments, colourful culture, golden sand dunes and the desert.

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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

Hawker centres: The fabric holding together the culinary culture of Singapore

If you ask around, most Singaporeans will tell you that their favourite hobby is eating. There are a variety of cuisines available in Singapore given its geographical location and multi-cultural population. Most of the classic dishes of the sunny island-state can be found in one of its national icon

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Musical comedy 'Sweetiee Weds NRI' to be released on June 2

The first official poster for the musical romantic comedy Sweetiee Weds NRI was released yesterday. The film stars Himansh Kohli, who shot to fame with his debut film Yaariyan, in his second film and Zoya Afroz of The Xpose fame.

Priyanka Chopra to play Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla in biopic

After playing the role of Olympic champion Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra is all set to play the role of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman astronaut in space.

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Top amendments proposed in budget 2017-18 which impact you as a NRI

The rate of income tax is proposed to be reduced to 5% (from 10%) for income between INR 2.5 to INR 5 lakhs. This is likely to bring tax saving of at least INR 12,875 for all taxpayers with an income exceeding INR 5 lakhs. Other tax slab and rates remain unchanged.

Is demonetisation PM Modi's Waterloo or Marengo?

Couple of years back, I was having a conversation with a Managing Director of a leading nationalised Bank in India. The conversation centred around the financial policies of the present government and specifically about Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, whereby people can open Zero Balance Savings Acc

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US-based NRI Namit Deshpande makes his way to India U-17 World Cup

The Indian squad for the Under-17 football World Cup India will host in October, has been boosted with the inclusion of Namit Deshpande, a US-based NRI, who has been scouted by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) through its overseas scouting portal.

Sunil Tolani awarded Hind Rattan for outstanding NRI

Business magnate Sunil Tolani, the founder of Price Organisation, has been awarded the Hind Rattan for his outstanding contributions in the areas of business, entrepreneurship and hospitality.

Indian-American Sandeep Mathrani ranked fourth overpaid CEO in US

Sandeep Mathrani, the Indian-American chief executive of General Growth Properties, a Chicago-based property firm, has been ranked fourth on a list of top 25 overpaid bosses in the US, according to a non-profit ‘As You Sow’ report.