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Number of Billionaires Around the World Rises 13% in 2017

Number of Billionaires Around the World Rises 13% in 2017

There are almost 20 people of Indian-origin who have made fortunes in various nations across the world, led by UK-based Hinduja brothers ranked 64th with $15.4 billion net worth , Indian-born tycoon Pallonji Mistry, who controls the 152-year-old Mumbai-headquartered engineering giant Shapoorji Pallonji Group at the 77th spot with $14.3 billion net worth and petrochemicals major Indorama co-founder Sri Prakash Lohia at the 288th spot with $5.4 billion net worth. Read More

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Yogi as UP CM risky for country's unity: Tariq

Yogi as UP CM risky for country's unity: Tariq

Modi's party picks the controversial Yogi Adityanath as leader of Uttar Pradesh. "I want to assure people that BJP, which got votes for development and security, will show positive resuilts soon", the new Chief Minister said. The Times of India newspaper called the selection of the "saffron hardliner" a "defiant assertion" of the BJP's Hindu nationalist credentials. She also said that BJP will not be able to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh. Read More

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Thousands of Iraqis Seek Shelter in Syrian Kurdish Camp after Fleeing Mosul

The forces have recaptured several neighbourhoods from ISIS since starting the push for west Mosul last month, but the battle for the Old City, with its warrens of alleyways, was always expected to be tough. A vicar in Iraq has warned that Christians who have fled Mosul may not be able to return to the city because the Islamic State terror group has trained a new generation of child radicals. Read More

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Chadian opposition parties denounce Marine Le Pen's visit to former French colony

Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. French conservative Francois Fillon criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her refugee policies in a televised presidential debate on Monday, saying her management of the migration crisis had caused huge problems for Europe. Read More

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Ex-President Park grilled over corruption scandal

Ex-President Park grilled over corruption scandal

Park left her home in Samseong-dong in southern Seoul at around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday and finally emerged from the prosecutors' office some 22 hours later. Park faced two prosecutors and an investigator and was accompanied by one of her lawyers, but standard procedure bars him from interjecting, only allowing consultations during rest breaks - which could be an issue for her. Read More

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Beijing's last coal-fired power plant shuts down

Beijing's last coal-fired power plant shuts down

And just like that, Beijing became the first Chinese city to rely exclusively on cleaner energy sources - including natural gas and wind farms - to generate electricity and heating. Three of the four gas thermal power have already been built and are in use. The city has been busy building nuclear power plants. Greenpeace China's air pollution spokesman Liansai Dong said the closure of the fourth and final coal power station in Beijing was just one of a series of steps the city had taken to ... Read More

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Merseyrail staff to strike on Grand National day

Merseyrail staff to strike on Grand National day

Industrial action was called by the RMT last week, sparking disruption across the network's lines and halting the entire service for a three-hour period. Richard Allan, deputy managing director of Arriva Rail North, said: "We are surprised that RMT has announced strike action for April 8 as we had been in contact with their officials in the last 24 hours to organise further talks". Read More

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Turkey's president may

Turkey's president may "review" ties to Europe after the referendum

Iyimaya, who also leads the parliament's justice commission, said: "Turkish intelligence and other institutions can provide Germany with extensive proof if Germans are willing to talk to them". The Union of European Turkish Democrats, an organization with links to Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, said that it wouldn't organize any more Turkish political rallies in Germany before the referendum, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported, citing UETD's general secretary, Bulent Bilgi. Read More

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Resolve differences to settle Ayodhya dispute: Yogi Adityanath

On the other hand, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the Ram temple should be built at Ram Janmabhoomi while the Masjid on the other side of Sarayu river to resolve the Ayodhya issue. The out-of-court settlement seems impossible at this stage. In its manifesto, the ruling party which secured a brute majority in the assembly elections has promised to explore all "constitutional options" to ensure the construction of the temple at Ayodhya . Read More

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Iraqis Closing In On Symbolic Mosque, Strategic Bridge

Iraqis Closing In On Symbolic Mosque, Strategic Bridge

Father Daniel said the terror cult's destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation, sparking fears ISIS will continue their chilling campaign to boot Christians out of the Middle East. "Humanitarian agencies are bracing for the possibility that an additional 300,000-320,000 civilians may flee in coming weeks", the UN's aid coordination agency OCHA said. Read More

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Out of time in North Korea

Out of time in North Korea

While building ever better long-range missiles and smaller nuclear warheads to pair with them, North Korea has marked a number of successes in its space program. During his visit to South Korea last week, Tillerson declared Washington would drop the "failed" approach of " strategic patience " with Pyongyang and warned that U.S. Read More

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United Kingdom prices surge. Inflation hits highest level in 3 years

United Kingdom prices surge. Inflation hits highest level in 3 years

The increase in inflation is partly the result of the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote, which has pushed import costs higher. They still constitute more than 60% of the United Kingdom population, and have taken advantage of historically low interest rates to increase the debts secured against their increasingly expensive homes - some of which might be hard to repay if interest rates rise and house prices fall. Read More

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Aadhar to be mandatory for filing IT return, PAN application

Aadhar to be mandatory for filing IT return, PAN application

The proposal also said the fine for anyone violating this would be equal to the amount of the cash transaction. To ensure a deterrent, the penalty for violation is equivalent to the amount transacted. Though the income-tax department has been seeding PAN with Aadhaar for the last few years, the pace of the linkage has not been very good. The challenge will be for foreign nationals who pay taxes in India. Read More

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Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Man arrested at White House gate claimed Trump telepathy link

Earlier Saturday, another man was arrested after jumping over a bicycle rack in front of the White House. The federal charge is punishable by a statutory maximum of 10 years imprisonment. " According to Keoughan, the communication occurs through a process called 'Think Talk, ' which is a process that occurs in his mind and allows him to communicate with high-level officials such as President Trump, the Secret Service, and Delta Force", Secret Service Agent Jason Verdejo wrote in the sworn ... Read More

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How to Get Started in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer

How to Get Started in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Multiplayer

If so, this review is tailor-made for you. Of course, for many players , the stats offered by the N7 Armor won't even factor into the equation. Use this as guidance on when and how to heal in Mass Effect: Andromeda. While trained and experienced in their chosen fields, majority are young, hopeful and hilariously amusing (except Drack, whose awakening suddenly increased average age of the galaxy by fair amount). Read More

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Cooperation the correct choice for China-US relations

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first visit to South Korea on Friday. "But obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces then that would be met with an appropriate response". On Saturday Tillerson said after talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that tensions on the Korean peninsula had reached a "dangerous level". Read More

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Paris airport attacker `shouted of dying for Allah´

Ben Belgacem, 39, grabbed a soldier on patrol at Orly's southern terminal on Saturday morning and put a gun to her head as he seized her rifle, saying he wanted to "die for Allah". "He never prayed and he drank. I've screwed up with a cop, '" he added. The Paris prosecutors' office said toxicology tests conducted as part of an autopsy found traces of cocaine and cannabis in the blood of the suspect, Ziyed Ben Belgacem. Read More

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United States mulls over wider sanctions on N. Korea

During his visit to South Korea last week, Tillerson declared Washington would drop the "failed" approach of " strategic patience " with Pyongyang and warned that United States military action was possible. Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak strongly condemned North Korea's ban on Tuesday, saying it is "effectively holding our citizens hostage". Last week, North Korea launched four missiles into seas off Japan, in an apparent reaction to major annual military drills the U.S.is now ... Read More

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T&T a "happier" place, says World Happiness Report

According to the 2017 World Happiness Report, India ranked a lowly 122, dropping four slots from past year and coming behind China, Pakistan and Nepal. Similar to Human Development Index, world Happiness Index uses various factors like the gross domestic product of an individual, life expectancy ratio and many other factors which are utilized by global surveys for preparing reports. Read More

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Bank target exceeded as inflation rate rises to 2.3%

Bank target exceeded as inflation rate rises to 2.3%

ONS deputy national statistician Jonathan Athow said: 'Inflation has risen to its highest rate for nearly three-and-a-half years with price increases seen across a range of items but with food and fuel having the largest impact'. Wages have been rising by 2.2%, which means inflation is now higher than wage growth, and as a result our money is worth less in real terms. Britons expect inflation of 2.9 percent in the coming year, according to a Bank of England/TNS survey published earlier in ... Read More

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Two questions senators should ask Neil Gorsuch about natural law

Two questions senators should ask Neil Gorsuch about natural law

He also defended his dissent in a case involving a truck driver who had been fired for leaving his employer's trailer at the side of the road after waiting several hours in sub-zero weather for a fix truck. CT (1965), which is the doctrine (sometimes referred to as the right to privacy or autonomy) that recognizes couples have the right to make choices in intimate matters relating to contraception, procreation, child-rearing, and marriage. Read More

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French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

Le Roux, 51, had been in the Socialist government just 106 days, having taken over the weighty portfolio when Bernard Cazeneuve was elevated to prime minister. Centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon is already under investigation for employing his family. The scandal over Fillon's hiring of wife Penelope and two of his children has cost his former place as frontrunner in the polls ahead of a presidential election that takes place in two rounds on April 23 and May 7. Read More

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Happiness Levels in the US Declines Due to Social Crisis

Happiness Levels in the US Declines Due to Social Crisis

Central African Republic was joined at the bottom of the happiness list by Burundi, Tanzania, Syria and Rwanda. Still, you have to have some money to be happy, which is why most of the bottom countries are in desperate poverty. The United States may be home to Disneyland, but it's not the Happiest Place on Earth for a number of reasons. The study also said that in richer countries, when compared to poorer countries, the within-country differences are not mainly explained by income ... Read More

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NCAA Tournament Ratings Up 34 Percent From 2016

NCAA Tournament Ratings Up 34 Percent From 2016

That's a 24 percent boost from the year before. Let's find out as we watch NCAA March Madness 2017! Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a first-round game against Jacksonville State in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Indianapolis, Mo. Read More

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Forbes List of Billionaires Finds More Than 2000 Around Globe

Forbes List of Billionaires Finds More Than 2000 Around Globe

Total net worth of everyone on the Forbes list also rose by 18% to $7.67 trillion, and the number of billionaires jumped 13% to 2,043 from 1,810 past year. That was only good for the 660 spot on the list, down from last year's ranking of 527. Forbes pointed out that Trump would likely have missed out on the stock market rally, as he indicated during the election campaign that he sold all of his stock holdings. Read More

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