Archive for May 11th, 2019

Return of the Mac

As McDonald’s ends a decade-long dispute with its partner, will Indians in the north and east welcome the brand back?

A long-standing dispute between American fast-food chain McDonald’s and its business partner in north and east India is on the verge of being resolved with…

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Good sleep, mood can help you stay sharp in old age

New York  May 11:  Memory slips with age, but getting a fair amount of sleep every night and having a cheerful mood each day may help you stay sharp even when you grow old, suggests new research.

Poor sleep quality and a depressed mood are linked to a reduced likelihood…

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ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar passes away

New DElhi May 11 PTI:  Noted industry leader and ITC Chairman YC Deveshwar, who transformed the cigarette major into a diversified player with interests in FMCG, hospitality, IT and other sectors, passed away Saturday morning after a brief illness.

Deveshwar (72), who stepped down from executive role as chairman and…

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Trump orders raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China

Washington, May 11 (PTI) United States President Donald Trump has ordered his top officials to begin the process to raise tariffs on almost all the imports from China, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Friday.

This amounts to about USD300 billion. This is in addition to the Chinese imports worth…

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Britney Spears’ sister slams critic

 Los Angeles  May 11: Just hours after pop star Britney Spears appeared in court for her conservatorship hearing, her sister Jamie Lynn slammed a critic and posted a supportive photograph of the singer online.

In the comments, one fan wrote, “Fear of losing your allowance, I see!”

Jamie Lynn responded…

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Natasha Lyonne to star in political comedy ‘Irresistible’

Los Angeles May 11″Russian Doll” star Natasha Lyonne has boarded the cast of Jon Stewart’s second directorial venture “Irresistible”.

The film’s cast, led by Steve Carell, also includes Topher Grace, Rose Byrne, Mackenzie Davis and Chris Cooper.

The story follows a Democrat political consultant, played by Carell…

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PM appeals to people not to back ‘mahamilawati’ alliance

Sonebhadra (UP), May 11 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday came down heavily on the opposition alliance and appealed to the people not to back the ‘mahamilawati’ alliance.

“Our intelligence agencies were weakened by an earlier ‘mahamilawati’ government, (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee govt set that right,” Modi said at a public…

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Reports of differences between AG, govt motivated: Jaitley

New Delhi May 11 PTI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday dismissed as “absolutely incorrect” reports of differences between Attorney General K K Venugopal and the government with regard to the sexual harassment case against the Chief Justice.

Venugopal had written to all the Supreme Court judges to set up a…

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Sidhu in fresh EC trouble for his remarks against PM Modi

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) The Election Commission has issued a fresh show cause notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct by allegedly making disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He was given a day to reply to the notice…

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