May 28, 2018

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Emergency declared in Maldives

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Official residence of the Maldives President, Mulee-aage
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Two days after the suspected assassination attempt on Maldives president, Mulee-aage, on Wednesday, emergency was declared in Maldives, known for unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world. The Maldives foreign ministry on its official Twitter feed stated that the state of emergency would remain in force for 30 days as per article…

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Brand India becomes 7th most valuable brand in the world

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Brand India is now 7th most valuable brand in the world. As per a study conducted by Brand Finance, a London based brand valuation and strategy consultant, it was found that in the last 12 months, Brand India has become worth $2.16 billion, witnessing the increase of it’s brand value by whooping 32 percent from…

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Massive earthquake of 7.7 magnitude cause panic in North India

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People outside their offices in sector 17 soon after the EQ
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Strong tremors caused panic among the people in North India on Monday afternoon. The Earthquake measured at 7.7 magnitude on Richter scale had its epicentre in the Hindukush in Afghanistan hit the region around 2.40 PM. The panic among people was on its peak to find the shaking high-rise buildings all across north India. As…

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Prelimnary enquiry report of toy train accident on Kalka-Shimla route indicts railway staff

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The preliminary enquiry conducted to look into the derailment of a special toy train near Kalka has indicted railway staff. Two women from UK were killed and 20 other nationals were injured when a special toy train derailed on Kalka-Shimla railway track on September 12 recently between Taksal and Kalka railway stations on Kalka –Shimla…

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Team for Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Team Championship announced

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L-R (Mukesh Sabharwal, Jasjit Singh, Harimohan Singh, Samarth Dwivedi, Rahul Ravi & Aman Raj
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Leader Aman Raj, Samarth Dwivedi (ranked 3), Rahul Ravi (ranked 5) & Harimohan Singh (ranked 7) constitute the 4 member team for the 27th Golf Nomura Cup in Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Team Championship that will be played at the Yas Links Golf Club, Abu Dhabi from October 22 – 25, 2016.  They qualified on the basis of…

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Public-private data sharing law introduced in Dubai

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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
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Private companies would be able to have the access to the government data in Dubai. The Dubai Data Law came in force on Saturday. The law will allow the private sector to share government data. With this Dubai has become the first country in the world to have taken such initiative. Vice President and Prime…

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Voting through internet possible: Manish Tewari

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Manish Tiwari
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Once the “agreed rules of engagement in cyber-space, trust and ownership of the processes are sorted out,” voting through the internet can be possible, said senior Congress leader and former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Speaking at a conference, ‘Democracy Rebooted; The Future of Technology in Elections’, organised by the Atlantic Council, a…

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Eiffel Tower turns pink for breast cancer

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Photo courtesy- www.scmp.com
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NBF Bureau Paris, September 29- Eiffel Tower, the iconic symbol of Paris, turned pink on Monday night as part of a push for breast cancer awareness. October is breast cancer awareness month and Paris officials did their part to raise awareness by lighting the Eiffel Tower in pink, The Local news reported. The illumination is part…

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Indian woman among 717 haj pilgrims dead in deadliest tragedy

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NBF Bureau, September 24- 717 pilgrims were killed and at least 860 were injured in a stampede on Thursday in Mina, situated on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage. The dead include an Indian woman while another is stated to be critical. According to Saudi Arabia officials, the…

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Smartphone Market to Get Smarter

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iPhone-6S
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Amit Roy As the new Apple iPhone launches in the US and some other countries on September 25, Indians are waiting to lay their hands on the all-time favourite phone. Unfortunately India is not among the first-wave launch countries, but in by next week unlocked iPhones from abroad will start making their way into the…

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