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The passing of Lee Kuan Yew is resonating powerfully in China, which has viewed the city-state’s model of “benevolent dictatorship” as a reference point for its own reforms in the post-Mao era. On Wednesday, unlike India and many other countries, the Chinese foreign ministry declined to name Beijing’s representative at Sunday’s funeral of the late Singaporean leader. But it did...

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India and Qatar on Wednesday inked six agreements as visiting Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on energy, investment and people-to-people ties. Qatar, the largest source of India’s LNG imports at 86%, is keen on boosting energy ties. Bilateral trade stands at $16 billion, heavily weighted in favour of Qatar due to the...

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Muslims across the world are going through a very difficult phase due to the wrong and un-Islamic actions of a few terrorist groups. These days it has become all the more important for every Muslim to spread the true teachings of Islam so as to present the true face of our religion to the world.

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Many people who were either born in Russia or have lived here for many years are feeling that it is now time to leave. And often their reasons have nothing to do with politics: They couldn't care less whether this is President Vladimir Putin's first or fiftieth term in office or who controls Crimea.They want to leave Russia because...

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Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.The world’s top-selling automaker outlined a new “architecture” Thursday centred on product development and manufacturing initiatives it hopes will be more fail-proof against quality problems, and allow it to keep growing in a “sustainable” way.

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Lucknow: Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah has come out with a new "Modi mango" variety and wishes that it will reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he can taste this royal fruit named after him. "I had kept the first fruits of the Modi mango variety solely for the Prime Minister but I do not have a...

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP would turn the cash-strapped municipal corporations into profit-making entities if the ruling BJP quit the civic bodies. Speaking in the Delhi assembly, Kejriwal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not running the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) in a proper manner, and plunging them into financial losses.

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Italy is looking to topple France as China's top wine exporter, a senior Italian official in Chengdu said on Wednesday. French wine continues to dominate the Chinese market, and wines from Chile and Australia enjoy tariff reductions. But Sergio Maffettone, the Italian consul-general in Chongqing and former news counselor of the Italian Embassy in China, insists there is...

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Singapore Star (IANS)  An orchid named after former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was on Tuesday presented to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana. Lee Kuan Yew passed away Monday morning at the age of 91. National Parks Board CEO Kenneth Er and National Orchid Gardens nursery manager David Lim, who bred the flower, presented it to Lee ...

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Rawalpindi: Weeks after Taliban gunmen massacred 134 pupils at an army-run school, Pakistani lawmakers significantly expanded the power of military courts by allowing them to try civilians accused of terrorism. Critics say the new rules cede too much ground to the military, which towers over Pakistani politics despite the first ever handover of power from one civilian government to another two...

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(BEIJING) China's State Council pledged Wednesday to boost the implementation of the"Made in China 2025" strategy, which will upgrade the manufacturing sector. Accelerated industrialization is supported by the manufacturing sector, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council, presided over by PremierLi Keqiang.The "Made in China 2025" strategy proposed in this year's government work report canempower the...

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China’s national image has been improving over the past few years, with President Xi Jinping becoming a highlight, according to a survey report. The global survey, based on 4,500 respondents from nine countries last year, found that China’s overall image has been increasingly recognized by the global community. “More people in the nine countries are convinced of China’s future robust economic...

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Tokyo, Japan- (AFP)- Japan and China held security talks Thursday after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions with the two sides agreeing to hold meetings “more frequently” to speed up a thaw in once-frozen relations, officials said. The first such dialogue between the two Asian rivals since January 2011 was held at Japan’s foreign ministry in Tokyo...

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As the Syrian crisis entered its fifth year with no end in sight, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an American news network Sunday that “the United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad to remove him from power and bring the Syrian civil war to a close.” He added: “We are working very hard with other interested parties to...

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They might have hit headlines earlier this year for their public displays of affection on a reality show, but actor Upen Patel doesn’t even want to talk much about his relationship with actor Karishma Tanna, now.“I am not comfortable talking about my personal life,” says Upen when asked if he’s looking forward to working with Karishma again.

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