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Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders after deadly Afghanistan airstrike

Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders after deadly Afgha...

President Barack Obama called and apologized to the head of Doctors Without Borders, whose staff and patients were killed and injured during a bombing Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday.The US has characterized its airstrike Saturday, which killed 12 members of the Doctors Without Borders staff as well as 10 patients, as a mistake.Obama pledged full cooperation with the joint investigations being conducted with NATO and the Afghan government in the morning ..., 19 minutes ago

Ghulam Ali's concert called off following Shiv Sena's opposition

Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai is scheduled for Friday. Photograph: Punit Khanna/Wikipedia Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concert in the city on Friday was on Wednesday cancelled after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it, warning that no artiste from that country will be allowed to perform in the city till terror emanating from across the border is stopped. Organisers of the event announced the cancellation after a meeting with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray this evening at ...
 Rediff.com21 minutes ago Music is Allah, God, Bhagwan, says Ghulam Ali after Mumbai show cancelled  Rediff.com5 hours ago Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concert cancelled in Mumbai  Rediff.com6 hours ago Shiv Sena threatens organisers to cancel Ghulam Ali's Mumbai show  Rediff.com13 hours ago

Excess provident fund money has to be returned

Otherwise, EPFO can freeze your account. But seek detailed calculation to verify the numbers Employees are always advised to try and not dip into their provident fund (PF) corpus because it is the most important portion of their retirement corpus. Even if a company closes down, employees will get at least some part of their PF. Both the employee and employer contribute 12 per cent each of the basic salary towards employees’ provident fund (EPF). For 2015-16, the government has fixed the ...
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Delhi MLA's pay hike: Panel rejects 'misplaced reports'

The three-member committee of experts, which has recommended a substantial hike in the salary and allowances of Delhi MLAs, on Wednesday justified their proposal saying it was a product of "careful and thorough" examination and will not make city legislators the highest paid in the country. Member-Secretary of the Committee of Experts and Secretary, Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara, said the panel desisted from making any comparisons either with the Parliament or any of the state legislatures while ...
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Banks to face RBI heat for not passing on base rate cut benefit

Central bank sees action as discriminatory, unfair The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not comfortable with the fact that commercial banks are not passing the entire benefit of base rate cut to the new customers and likely to engage with the lenders to correct the situation. For instance, State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank have reduced their base rate , the benchmark to which all loan rates are linked, by 40 and 35 basis points (bps), respectively. However, the home loan rate for new ...
 Rediff.com34 minutes ago India Post-BSNL tie-up likely for payments bank  Rediff.com11 hours ago Reserve Bank pulls up bosses for IOB mess  Rediff.com13 hours ago
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Cipriani-Catt training bust-up

England flanker James Haskell couldn't resist replying to taunts aimed at him on Twitter. England have become defensive and reactionary with the hierarchy confirming a training bust-up between Danny Cipriani and Mike Catt, and flanker ...
 Dominion Post40 minutes ago Twitter wars and training spats - the Rugby World Cup mess continues for England hours ago

Markets may be near turning point, global economy the worry

Nearly half of the 20 indexes polled globally are now expected to end the year lower than where they started Currencies, stocks and bonds appear to be at a turning point, according to the latest Reuters polls from around the world, with the size and nature of forecast changes suggesting worries are building about the health of the global economy. The latest sharp revisions to currency, stock market and government bond views coincide with another global growth downgrade from the International ...
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Macleans Online

Batter up! Thomas Mulcair steps up to the plate

NDP leader Tom Mulcair arrives at Toronto Blue Jays game with his sons Matt and Greg prior to the start of AL baseball game against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Friday August 14, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/CP) Watching Tom Mulcair swing at ...
 Macleans Online48 minutes ago

How Indian industry is tapping dengue opportunity

Pharma, insurance and consumer goods companies try to tap the business opportunity The rising cases of dengue across many Indian states have fast turned into new business opportunities for pharma, consumer goods and insurance companies. Bengaluru-based Micro Labs, a pharmaceutical company with a turnover of Rs 2,500 crore (Rs 25 billion), recently launched a medicine to increase platelet count in patients. Priced at Rs 375 for a five-day course of 15 tablets (a unit), Caripill is primarily ...
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California governor signs bill calling for big boosts in renewable power, energy efficiency

LOS ANGELES, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 per cent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030. Brown ...
 660 News3 hours ago California governor signs renewable electricity bill  Reuters3 hours ago
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