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EC ‘turning a blind eye at BJP, Modi poll code breaches’

EC ‘turning a blind eye at BJP, Modi poll code breaches’

The Gujarat election verdict will be delivered today but the election commission is yet to take any action on the numerous complaints against the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SPD agrees to talks with Merkel’s party

SPD agrees to talks with Merkel’s party

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), the country’s second strongest party, has agreed to kick off exploratory talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives that could lead to a new coalition government early next year.

World's largest lithium-ion battery turned on in South Australia

World's largest lithium-ion battery turned on in South Australia

The world's largest lithium-ion battery was officially turned on in South Australia on Friday, touted as ‘a landmark moment for renewable energy’ by the state government.

Tsvangirai admitted to hospital

Tsvangirai admitted to hospital

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been hospitalised in South Africa after his health deteriorated, a senior party official told AFP yesterday, though a spokesman said his condition was stable.

Pakistan’s new PM wants a wider tax base

Pakistan’s new PM wants a wider tax base

Newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his maiden speech, talked about his economic vision while affirming a continuity of Nawaz Sharif’s policies.

37 dead after gunman torches Manila casino

37 dead after gunman torches Manila casino

A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital yesterday, igniting a toxic blaze claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 37 people, authorities said.

Deputy PM meets ambassadors

Deputy PM meets ambassadors

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud held separate meetings in Doha yesterday with the outgoing ambassadors of Malaysia and the United States to Qatar, Ahmad Jazri bin Mohamed Johar, and Dana Shell Smith, respectively. Bilatera

Tiger Woods won’t play the Masters

Tiger Woods won’t play the Masters

Tiger Woods announced on Friday he had lost his battle to be fit for the Masters, saying he was “not tournament ready” for the first major of the year and did not have a timetable for his return.

Robbers make off with 70kg gold

Robbers make off with 70kg gold

Robbers held up a van transporting 70kg of gold in a dramatic heist near the French city of Lyon yesterday, police sources said.

US airlines launch direct flights to Havana

US airlines launch direct flights to Havana

The United States and Cuba expanded air links on Monday, kicking off direct flights to Havana for the first time in more than 50 years.

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket

Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit an open field on Thursday, the second such exchange of fire in two days, officials said.

Al Ain in command but Jaish’s away goal could prove costly

Al Ain in command but Jaish’s away goal could prove costly

Al Ain secured a 3-1 victory over El Jaish in the first leg of their Asian Champions League semi-final in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday but both coaches agreed that Sardor Rashidov’s away goal could prove crucial in the tie.