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Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award


New Delhi, Jan 16 Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award. The Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University tweeted after a controversy erupted amid Rahul’s criticism. “I congratulate PM @narendramodi ...

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El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to ex-Mexican President Nieto’

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzman for years, told a New York City court that he had told authorities of the bribe in 2016, the BBC reported. Guzman, ...

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After alleged abuse, Saudi teen refugee in Canada wants to fight for women


Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun captured the world’s attention with a trail of tweets from her hotel room at Bangkok’s airport, where she holed up after Thai authorities initially barred her from travelling on to Australia. A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in her ...

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Won’t hesitate in acting against terror activities along border with Pakistan: Army chief


He also added that new guidelines are being followed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border in the eastern sector. NEW DELHI: Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday said that the Indian Army will not hesitate in taking strong action against terror activities along the Western border that the country shares with Pakistan. “The country along our ...

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Kumbh Mela 2019 begins with Shahi Snan by akhadas amid unprecedented security


Sadhus, sages and devotees took a dip in the Triveni Sangam – the confluence of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – to cleanse their sins. Prayagraj: Sea of devotees on Tuesday descended in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj to attend the first Shahi Snan (royal bathing) of Kumbh Mela 2019 on January 15 – also celebrated as Makar Sankranti. Magnificent processions ...

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India to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 years: Govt official


The domestic aviation has been growing at 20 per cent every year, for the last four years. Mumbai: The country is going to add 1,000 aircraft over the next 7-8 years, a top government official said Tuesday. “We would be adding about 1,000 more aircraft in about next 7-8 years,” Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary, RN Choubey, said, adding that ...

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Pakistan puts major CPEC power project on hold, asks China to delete it from list


In a setback to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Pakistan government has decided to put on hold a major power project, Rahim Yar Khan power project, and has reportedly informed the Chinese government about the same. According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, the Pakistan government will shut down several other schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). ...

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Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in Zenica, in this photo illustration

For the study, published in the Journal of Behavior Addictions, the researchers had 71 participants take a survey that measured their psychological dependence on Facebook, similar to addiction. New York: Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests. “Around one-third of humans ...

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“How many Pakistanis apprehended at border?” Asked Trump


Trump travelled to the US-Mexico border to have a first hand assessment of the crisis at the international border, which has been experiencing a large flow of illegal immigrants, the majority of whom are from Central Asian nations. Washington: US President Donald Trump during a tour of the southern border in Texas asked a law enforcement official how many Pakistanis ...

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