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UN report makes case for women’s reservation in elected bodies

UN report makes case for women’s reservation in elected bodies

July 10, 2017 at 3:01 am 0 comments

The report was released in India today by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here.

Making a case for quota for women in elected bodies like Parliament, a UN report today said that reservation in Panchayati Raj Institutions has helped …

IOC balks at helping Rio with $35 million-$40 million Olympic debt

IOC balks at helping Rio with $35 million-$40 million Olympic debt

July 9, 2017 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, July 9 2017, that it has declined to step …

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

As Mexico awaits US visit, some question point of talks

July 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

In this Feb. 10, 2017 photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson smiles while greeting the media during a meeting with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington. In his first weeks as… (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

MEXICO …

An artist’s heart beats bigger

An artist’s heart beats bigger

July 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

A mural at Thief Avenue Road in New York.

From its warehouse-sized studio space, Moss & Lam strives to make the world a prettier place, one oversized panel at a time

It is impossible to appreciate the magic of Toronto’s …

Facebook Messenger gets a bot that can help send your money across the world

Facebook Messenger gets a bot that can help send your money across the world

July 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

For now, the TransferWise bot’s service is available only to senders and recipients in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. (AFP/Getty Images)

Sending money to a friend or relative abroad just got a little easier for users of Facebook Messenger.…

Volkswagen Beetle: car review

Volkswagen Beetle: car review

July 9, 2017 at 8:22 am 0 comments

Price: from £17,370
Top speed: 126mph
0-62mph: 8.7 seconds
MPG: up to 65.7
CO2: 132g/km

For anyone born before the end of the last century, VW’s Beetle will hold a special place in their affections. It’s a car garlanded in …

UJALA scheme: LED bulb, tubelight at uniform rate across India post GST

UJALA scheme: LED bulb, tubelight at uniform rate across India post GST

July 9, 2017 at 2:50 am 0 comments

Now uniform prices of LED bulb, tubelight and fan are Rs 70, Rs 220 and Rs 1200 per unit across the country.

The prices of energy efficient appliances — LED bulb, tubelight and fan — being distributed under the UJALA …

How To Be An Effective CIO: Words Of Wisdom From KNPC’s Abdulaziz AlDuaij

How To Be An Effective CIO: Words Of Wisdom From KNPC’s Abdulaziz AlDuaij

July 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

As CIO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Mr. Abdulaziz AlDuaij assumes an important responsibility. Not only is KNPC one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the Gulf region, it is also one of the biggest contributors to …

$100 billion buying spree by Chinese insurers fizzles in 2017

$100 billion buying spree by Chinese insurers fizzles in 2017

July 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

The regulator has used especially harsh language to criticize short-term speculation by some insurance companies.

A regulatory clampdown on speculation by insurers and new limits on outbound capital flows are causing one of China’s most acquisitive industries to hit the …

12 Things You Never Knew About Varicose Veins

12 Things You Never Knew About Varicose Veins

July 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

Varicose veins are hereditary

istock/zlikovecSorry about this, but if your parents or grandparents have varicose veins, there’s a good chance you will develop them too. "The primary factor contributing to the development of varicose veins is heredity or the genetic …