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TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu detained at Tirupati airport, stages sit-in protest

The Telugu Desam Party chief sat down on the airport lounge floor and demanded to know why he was being prevented from going to Tirupati and Chittoor. Former Chief Minister
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China Appears to Warn India: Push Too Hard and the Lights Could Go Out

So far, the evidence suggests that the SolarWinds hack, named for the company that made network-management software that was hijacked to insert the code, was chiefly about stealing information. But
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Explained: ‘Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process, and controversy

Earlier this month, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued an advertisement seeking applications “from talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building” for three posts of
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Banyan – The Indian government’s toolkit for persecuting critics | Asia

Feb 27th 2021 THE JUDGE who granted bail to Disha Ravi on February 23rd was doing Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, a favour. The jailing of the 22-year-old environmentalist a
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Germany Coach Joachim Loew Opens Door To Return For Exiled Trio

Germany coach Joachim Loew opened the door Sunday to a surprise summer return for Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, the trio of veteran World Cup winners
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El Salvador votes with Bukele allies polling strong

SAN SALVADOR: Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday (Feb 28) to elect new lawmakers and mayors in a vote that could see President Nayib Bukele’s backers secure an absolute
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RJD eyes Bihari voters in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala

Senior RJD leaders reportedly in touch with Badruddin Ajmal of AIUDF, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora, TMC Patna: After its resounding performance in the recently concluded Bihar polls, the RJD
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10 people, including 3 children, injured after fire engulfs HDB flat in Whampoa

SINGAPORE: Ten people suffered injuries and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on Sunday (Feb 28) at a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Whampoa. The 10, which included three
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Indian man killed by his own bird during cockfight

The man had tried to stop the bird escaping when he was struck in the groin by a knife on the animal’s leg. Thanks for dropping by and seeing this
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Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; hundreds arrested

YANGON: Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of nationwide protests against military rule on Saturday (Feb 27), arresting hundreds of people and shooting and wounding at
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United India Insurance reclassified as public shareholder of Axis Bank

State run United India Insurance Company has been reclassified as a public shareholder of Axis Bank from its earlier position as a promoter shareholder. This follows a request from the
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US intelligence report – NewsIn.Asia

Washington, February 27 – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified US
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Rupee Co-operative Bank: Rupee Co-operative Bank gets extension from RBI

PUNE: The Rupee Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune has been granted extension for its banking licence by the RBI for further three months, said the administrator of the bank Sudhir Pandit
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Malaysia: Unicorn Nation – hustlers wanted

Slow, organic growth method not the way to approach disruption Enough of think small, build organic, time to think big, go global In part 1 of this article I presented
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Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on Khashoggi’s killing

The report contained inaccurate information and conclusions, says the Saudi Foreign Ministry Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely “the negative, false and unacceptable” assessment of the U.S. intelligence report released
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US charges Hong Kong-based businessman Winsman Ng with stealing trade secrets from GE

A Chinese businessman based in Hong Kong has been indicted for allegedly stealing millions of dollars worth of trade secrets from General Electric, the US Justice Department announced on Friday.Chi
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agri laws: Police supposed to collect evidence for true picture, says court on Deep Sidhu’s plea for fair probe

Police is not supposed to collect evidence only to prove the guilt of the accused but also to bring forth a true picture, a Delhi court said on Friday while
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India GDP up 0.4% in December quarter after half-year contraction

NEW DELHI — India’s economy turned positive during the three months through December as gross domestic product expanded 0.4%, putting aside fallout from the coronavirus crisis that had kept growth
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Twitter considers charging users for special content, in revenue push

San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday it plans to offer a subscription service in which users would pay for special content from high-profile accounts, part of an economic model to diversify
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Poverty, Malaysia’s Hidden Crisis – Asia Sentinel

By: Murray Hunter Successive Malaysian administrations have hidden the real incidence of poverty in the country for decades. The government narrative asserts that it has reduced poverty from 50 percent
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Child marriage stopped in Vadapalani

Police personnel from All Women Police, Vadapalani prevented a marriage of a 15-year-old girl with 26-year-old youth to be held in a wedding hall in Vadapalani. Following an alert received
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Vehicle with explosives found near Mukesh Ambani’s house

Police found gelatin sticks inside, but it was not an assembled explosive device, officials said Mumbai: A vehicle with gelatin sticks, an explosive material, was found parked near industrialist Mukesh
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Maharashtra awaits guidelines on role of private sector in next phase of Covid vaccination

While the Centre has, in its review meeting with states and union territories, stressed on improving the pace of vaccination in Maharashtra, health officials are awaiting directives on the involvement
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Gay Jane Perez: The Philippines’ Space Whisperer

AsianScientist (Feb. 24, 2021) – El Niño, the seasonal warming of ocean waters in the central and eastern Pacific, has for centuries caused droughts, agricultural decline and famine across Asia—perhaps
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