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Congress speaking for separatists, says Modi

Congress speaking for separatists, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday tore into the Congress over its leader P Chidambaram’s remarks on autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir, which he said, was an “insult to our soldiers” and lends voice to separatist forces in the state.

Thais bid final goodbye to late King Bhumibol

Thais bid final goodbye to late King Bhumibol

A solemn but colour-splashed procession streamed through Bangkok’s historic heart yesterday as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in an elaborate, ritual-laden funeral that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure.

Top toys

Top toys

Six-year-old Lillie poses with a children’s Range Rover Evoque ride-on car and a Barbie fashion doll, which form part of the selection of predicted top sellers this Christmas at the Hamleys toy store in London yesterday.

Russia central bank may take control of troubled lender

Russia central bank may take control of troubled lender

As Russia’s second-biggest private bank implodes, its billionaire owners have been conspicuous by their absence.

Schooling golden, Malaysian teen is fastest man

Schooling golden, Malaysian teen is fastest man

Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling grabbed his second gold of the Southeast Asian Games yesterday as hosts Malaysia capped a medal-laden day when teenager Khairul Hafiz was crowned the region’s fastest man.

'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

'We require free access to Haj, not gifts,' say Qataris

Though Saudi Arabia's latest move allowing Qataris to use the Saudi-Qatar land border for Haj has been considered a positive development by many, a cross-section of Qataris feel there is still more to be done to guarantee the well-being and comfort of the pilgrims.

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

Parents, please take some time out from your busy schedule to read books to your kids and also engage them in the process. Researchers have found that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive boost.

Rwanda says fall armyworms damage 17% of maize crop

Rwanda says fall armyworms damage 17% of maize crop

Rwanda said yesterday that crop-devouring caterpillars known as fall armyworms had damaged 17% of its maize crop and the military had joined the fight to halt their spread.

Qatar’s al-Mohannadi hits out at FIFA ban

Qatar’s al-Mohannadi hits out at FIFA ban

A senior Qatari official who recently overturned a one-year FIFA ban said yesterday the case against him was “political” and may stand again for the all-powerful FIFA Council.

Royals lead ‘Service of Hope’ after terror attack

Royals lead ‘Service of Hope’ after terror attack

Hundreds of floral tributes still carpet a corner of Parliament Square, marking the shock that jolted the capital following those 82 seconds of mayhem and murder at its heart two weeks ago.

Congress Party chief in Kerala resigns citing health issues

Congress Party chief in Kerala resigns citing health issues

V M Sudheeran, the Congress party president in Kerala, has resigned on health grounds amidst talk of organisational polls, exactly after two years in office.

Hong Kong Uber drivers found guilty of illegal car hire, latest blow to firm

Hong Kong Uber drivers found guilty of illegal car hire, latest blow to firm

A Hong Kong court on Friday found five Uber drivers guilty of illegally offering ride-hailing services, the latest clampdown against Uber Technologies Inc's operations in Asia and a rare case where drivers have been found criminally liable.