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Yadav’s call to Nepal’s parties
KATHMANDU: After the political parties of the Constituent Assembly failed to form a government of consensus, President Ram Baran Yadav on Sunday asked them to form a government of majority. To form a majority government, the parties need ...

U.S. tightens H-1B visa norms
Washington: Indian professionals aspiring to go to the U.S. to work may now find it more difficult to get H-1B visas with Washington deciding on stricter screening following complaints of misuse of the facility. Acting on the complaints, ...

Suu Kyi is not well, says party
SINGAPORE: Myanmar’s celebrated democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is in need of urgent medical attention, according to a spokesman of her party. Ms. Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Laureate, remains under house arrest in Yangon, under the ...

Obama to address Muslims from Egypt
DUBAI: U.S. President Barack Obama has chosen Egypt as the country for delivering his much-awaited address to a global Muslim audience. Mr. Obama will deliver his speech on June 4, the White House has announced. White House Press ...

Quake reconstruction ahead of schedule: China
BEIJING: China has invested 360 billion yuan (about $52.7 billion) in post-earthquake reconstruction as of April, one-third of the planned total, and hopes to complete all work within two years, a government official has said. According ...

British MPs abusing expenses claims?
LONDON: `After a week of damaging revelations about how British MPs of all political parties and including senior Cabinet Ministers have been abusing the generous expenses claims system, it has been decided to set up a new independent body to ...

Hindraf leaders to be freed in Malaysia
SINGAPORE: Three leaders of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force are among those to be released by the Malaysian authorities. With this, all five leaders of Hindraf, held without charges and trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA), will ...

TURNS COMEDIAN-IN-CHIEF
Obama takes a jab at himself


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India & World
India, South Africa to bolster economic ties
New ground in the minerals, energy sectors

India’s profile becomes bigger in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG: The Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament besides giving happier moments to lovers of the game is also providing the right boost to India’s sustained cultural interaction with South Africa. Huge IPL hoardings ...

Mumbai terror victim from U.K. feels ‘let down’
London: Five months after he fell victim to the Mumbai terror attack, 29-year-old Will Pike, who faces a lifetime on a wheelchair, feels “let down” and has accused the U.K. Foreign Office of indifference and neglect of British ...

Matrimonial portals a hit with Pakistanis
Islamabad: Notwithstanding the cross-border tensions, hundreds of Pakistanis are using India’s matrimonial websites to find their ever-elusive soul-mates. One of India’s premier matrimonial websites, Shaadi.com, runs a ...




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