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New virtual ID aims to secure Aadhaar data

New virtual ID aims to secure Aadhaar data

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) yesterday announced a new two-layer system to strengthen security of Aadhaar number holders which would do away with the need to share the unique ID for verification purposes.

Malaysia to pay US firm up to $70mn if it finds MH370

Malaysia to pay US firm up to $70mn if it finds MH370

Malaysia signed a deal yesterday to pay a US seabed exploration firm up to $70mn if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian ocean.

Imprisoned Demirtas says to step down as pro-Kurdish party leader

Imprisoned Demirtas says to step down as pro-Kurdish party leader

The detained co-leader of Turkey’s third largest political party said yesterday that he would step down from his post at the party’s congress next month.

ATV-related injuries on the rise: HMC report

ATV-related injuries on the rise: HMC report

The number of children and females getting injured while using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is on the rise, a new report released by the Hamad Trauma Centre’s Hamad Injury Prevention Programme (HIPP) indicates.

Abuses could intensify under martial law: UN

Abuses could intensify under martial law: UN

A Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines has suffered widespread human right abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo Duterte’s extension of martial law there, UN-appointed experts said.

CAA launches new website, mobile app

CAA launches new website, mobile app

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti has inaugurated the new Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) website in the presence of CAA Chairman Abdulla bin Nasser Turki al-Subaiey, and number of CAA heads of sections and units.

US, Canada track Santa’s progress

US, Canada track Santa’s progress

It’s the question every good little girl and boy asks on Christmas Eve: When is Santa coming?

Business opportunities prevail between Qatar and Sri Lanka

Business opportunities prevail between Qatar and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has enjoyed close ties with Qatar, with over 120,000 Sri Lankans making up for close to 2.68mn population of Qatar.

Central banks, trade and bubbles threaten the 2018 status quo

Central banks, trade and bubbles threaten the 2018 status quo

After a year of relatively healthy global economic growth, economists are predicting pretty much the same for 2018 ...

ECB official sees rise in wage growth as he seeks end date for QE

ECB official sees rise in wage growth as he seeks end date for QE

European Central Bank (ECB) policy maker Jens Weidmann reiterated his call for a definite end-date for the institution’s bond-buying programme, a refrain that looks likely to gain traction among his colleagues next year.

Palace still have a mountain to climb: Hodgson

Palace still have a mountain to climb: Hodgson

Crystal Palace escaped the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season with a last-gasp 2-1 home win over Watford on Tuesday but still have a mountain to climb to avoid relegation, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

Tour de France winner Froome faces questions over drugs test

Tour de France winner Froome faces questions over drugs test

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during the Vuelta race in September, the UCI and his team revealed yesterday.