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Sindhu conquers Marin to bag first India Open title

Sindhu conquers Marin to bag first India Open title

India’s Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame her Rio Games conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win her maiden India Open Superseries badminton title at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex here yesterday.

GCC firms urged to explore alternative funding options

GCC firms urged to explore alternative funding options

GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) businesses seeking to raise funds should look beyond traditional sources of capital and explore alternative non-bank options available in the region, according to the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales (ICAEW).

“A children’s story has to have a child at its centre”

“A children’s story has to have a child at its centre”

From toddlers to teenagers, no child’s imagination it seems can escape the joy and delight of devouring stories penned by seasoned children’s writer Alan Durant.

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

President Donald Trump gets down to work on Monday, signing a slew of executive orders to start rolling out his policy agenda after a tumultuous first few days put his administration on the back foot.

Powerful storms kill at least 18 in southeast US

Powerful storms kill at least 18 in southeast US

Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 18 people as violent weather left a trail of destruction, authorities said.

Fishing, cycling continue on Doha Corniche despite ban

Fishing, cycling continue on Doha Corniche despite ban

A number of banned activities continue to take place on the Doha Corniche with many residents spending their free time to fish and ride bicycles in the area, it is learnt. This has prompted many regular visitors to raise safety concerns, including the risk posed by cycles to children playing along t

S Korea slashes 2017 GDP forecast; makes plans to shore up consumption

S Korea slashes 2017 GDP forecast; makes plans to shore up consumption

Sees 2017 growth at 2.6% vs 3.0% earlier; finance ministry sees recovery momentum declining; political scandal poses risks to fragile sentiment; November industrial output jump likely temporary

Trump regrets issues in ‘age of computer’

Trump regrets issues in ‘age of computer’

US president-elect Donald Trump has lamented complications from “the age of computer” as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election.

Second Egyptian general killed in Sinai

Second Egyptian general killed in Sinai

A senior Egyptian general was shot dead by militants on Friday near his home in North Sinai where an Islamic State insurgency is raging, health and security sources said, the second such incident in as many weeks.

Sensex tumbles; rupee weakens

Sensex tumbles; rupee weakens

The BSE Sensex yesterday tumbled over 349 points to close at 27,527.22 on weakening global cues after the latest poll suggested that Republican candidate Donald Trump was slightly ahead of market favourite and his Democratic Party rival Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential polls.

Consolidation efforts to put GCC’s fiscal stance on more sustainable footing: IIF

Consolidation efforts to put GCC’s fiscal stance on more sustainable footing: IIF

The relatively low public debt ratios, large financial buffers, and sizeable fiscal consolidation, combined with a modest global oil price recovery, should put Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ fiscal positions on a more sustainable footing, according to the Institute of International Financ

Morocco arrests 11 over fish seller's death

Morocco arrests 11 over fish seller's death

Morocco has arrested 11 people suspected of involuntary manslaughter over the death of a fish seller whose crushing in a rubbish truck sparked widespread demonstrations, prosecutors said on Tuesday.