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Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 travellers' choices

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai figure among the Top 10 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards of 2018 for most visited and popular tourist landmarks, it was announced here on Tuesday. The other top Indian monuments in the list of awards include: Amber Fort in Jaipur, Golden Temple of Amritsar...

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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib questioned in graft probe

Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by anti-graft officials on Tuesday as part of an investigation into the state investment company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal. Najib was called in to explain how a $10.6 million deposit was made to his personal bank account from SRC International, a subsidiary of 1MDB, w...

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Ex-Malaysian PM Razak to record statement

Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at the national anti-corruption body headquarters here on Tuesday to record his statement in a 2015 scandal involving state investment company 1MDB. Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) Putrajaya office around 9.45 a.m. amid tight security, the star reported. He was summo...

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Three Directors of Fortis Healthcare resign before Tuesday's EGM

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) has informed that three of its Directors have resigned due to personal reasons. According to the company, Non-Executive Director Harpal Singh, Non-Executive Independent Director Tejinder Singh Shergill and Non-Executive Independent Director Sabina Vaisoha resigned on Sunday. The development assumes significance as the three directors ...

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Thomas and Uber Cup: India hammer Australia; Malaysia, Denmark win

Bangkok, May 21 (IANS) After going down to Canada in their opening match, the India women's badminton team came all guns blazing on Monday to thrash Australia 4-1 in the second group match of the Thomas and Uber Cup here on Monday. Barring the women's doubles match, the Indian team led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won all their matches. Saina kicked off the proceedings with a str...

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TT: Sathiyan-Sanil settle for silver in Thailand Open

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Top-ranked Indian doubles pair of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sanil Shetty settled for a silver after going down against Tobias Hippler and Kilian Ort of Germany (1-3) in the finals of 2018 Challenge Thailand Open. In the finals on Sunday night, the Indian duo won the first game 11-9 but fell short in the next three games, losing 12-14, 9-11, 7-11. Earlier,...

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India hold South Korea in women's hockey tourney

Donghae City (South Korea), May 19 (IANS) India held hosts South Korea to a 1-1 draw in a round robin match of the 5th Womens Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Sunrise Stadium here on Saturday. With this draw, the Indian team, led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra, go into Sunday's final as the table toppers. Earlier in the tournament, India beat Japan (4-1), Ch...

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Protesters in Manila slam China's activities on disputed isles

Manila, May 18 (IANS) A group of protesters gathered at the Chinese consulate in southern Manila's Makati district on Friday to criticise Beijing's activities on disputed islands in the South China Sea. A dozen people from the Pamalakaya (Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas) group carried out a peaceful protest holding up placards and signs denouncing China's alleged i...

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Hockey eves face tough task against Koreans

Donghae City (South Korea), May 18 (IANS) India will take on formidable South Korea in their last round robin match at the 5th Womens Asian Champions Trophy here on Saturday. Led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra, India have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far having won against Japan (4-1), China (3-1) and Malaysia (3-2). While playing the World No.9 Koreans at their h...

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72 bags of cash, jewels seized in Najib-linked raids

Kuala Lumpur, May 18 (IANS) Police in Malaysia have seized 72 bags stuffed with cash, jewellery and luxury goods from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak as part of investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund corruption scandal. Almost 300 boxes of designer handbags were also seized in raids at luxury condominiums in downtown Kuala Lumpur's Jalan R...

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IHH extends validity of its "Enhanced Revised offer" for Fortis

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Thursday said that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Berhad has extended the validity of its Enhanced Revised Offer to invest in the company. As per a BSE filing, FHL said that its Board has received a letter from IHH for extending the acceptance period for its offer to May 29 from the earlier date of May 15. IHH has proposed to invest directly in...

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Police raid ex-Malaysian PM's residence amid graft probe

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian police conducted overnight raids on five properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The raids began late on Wednesday night after Najib returned from evening prayers at a mosque and included two of his family residences in Kuala Lumpur. The other locati...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir names himself new Education Minister

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that he will also be Malaysia's Education Minister as he outlined his plans for posts in the new government on Thursday. Former opposition leader Mahathir, whose Pakatan Harapan coalition won last week's elections, spoke to around 80 people about education and the composition of the new Cabinet. M...

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Hockey: India women beat Malaysia

Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday. India had earlier beaten Japan 4-1 and China 3-1 in their previous matches. With three convincing wins, India have qualified for the final...

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Malaysian police raid former PM Najib's residence

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian police raided the house of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, following a corruption probe ordered by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, state media said on Thursday. More than a dozen police vehicles, including SUVs, sedans and a police truck were seen outside Najib's house in a high-end neighbourhood here around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday,...

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Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim released

Kuala Lumpur, May 16 (IANS) Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister jailed for sodomy, was released on Wednesday after newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad helped arrange a full pardon for him. Anwar, 70, headed for the royal palace to meet the King after the pardon came through, Xinhua news agency reported. He emerged from Cheras rehabilitation hospital he...

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Modi congratulates new Malaysian PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over telephone, an official said. Prime Minister Modi conveyed his good wishes for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Malaysia, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement. He stated that the close and mutually beneficial India-M...

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FHL receives new offer from Manipal-TPG, share price hiked to Rs 180

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Monday said that it has received a modified new offer from the consortium of Manipal Health Enterprises (MHEPL) and private equity (PE) firm TPG. As per a BSE filing, FHL said that its Board has received a modified new offer from Manipal and TPG with a proposal which values the company at Rs 9,403 crore at a share price of Rs 180 per share...

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422 players to be part of PKL-6 auctions on May 30, 31

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) A total of 422 players will go under the hammer when the two-day auction for the upcoming sixth season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gets underway here on May 30. Of the 422 players, 58 will be overseas players while 87 players will be coming from the Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme (FKH), a nationwide talent scouting programme. Besides India, the auction...

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Kerala seeing advanced demographic transition: Report

Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition as the mortality and fertility levels have come down and so migration plays a critical role in shaping the future demographic scenario, said a report released here on Monday. The report, titled 'Impact of mortality and fertility transitions in Kerala on migration and its implications for...

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