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Chinese yuan weakens

Beijing, Oct 20 The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 87 basis points to 6.3614 against the US dollar on Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise…

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Drone registration to be mandatory in the US

Washington, Oct 20 The US government will now require the registration of almost all unmanned aircraft systems or drones in a bid to track operators who violate safety rules, authorities said.

The US Department of Transportation announced on Monday that a task force of 25 to 30 representatives from the…

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Severe water shortage to hit Nepal: Study

New York, Oct 20 Climatic changes, an increase in agricultural land use and population growth could lead to severe water shortage in Nepal in the coming decades, warns a new study.

Using a sophisticated modeling tool called the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), the researchers were able to account…

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Nepalese thorn will only get worse for India

Among the chattering diplomatic community of New Delhi, Nepalese Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay is certainly one of the exceptions. A suave, but no nonsense personality, he is also known for his economy of words.

So when he asks India “not to press Nepal to the wall” as it seeks help…

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12 killed in Jammu accident

Jammu, Oct 20 At least 12 people were killed in Jammu on Tuesday when the mini-bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge, police said.

“Twelve people were killed when a mini-bus went out of the driver’s control and plunged into a deep gorge in…

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Handover Delhi Police, ACB to us: Kejriwal tells Modi

New Delhi, Oct 20 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to handover Delhi Police and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to the AAP government, citing a survey which termed the city police “most corrupt”.

The chief minister said his government would “set things right in…

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Little cause for optimism on economic front in India

Economy of any modern nation is not insulated from happenings in its political and social spheres. Adverse happenings in these fields will have an inescapable unfavorable effect on the economy. This is all the more true in a democratic dispensation like India’s.
While the promised upswing in the economy…

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‘Language controversy may communally polarise Goa’

Panaji, Oct 17 A brewing controversy over instruction of medium in schools, where factions backed by Goa’s Roman Catholic Church and the RSS are at loggerheads, could polarise Hindu and Catholic communities, Padma Shri awardee Maria Couto has warned.

Expressing fear that the prevailing air of intolerance could do…

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In Samajwadi Party, is Azam Khan on a downslide?

Lucknow, Oct 17 Is Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party finally getting tired of its senior leader and minister Mohd Azam Khan?

While the party is yet to pronounce a judgement, public posturing of its senior leaders suggests that it might be running out of patience as far as Khan…

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Denmark Open badminton quarterfinal results

Odense (Denmark) Oct 17 The following are the quarterfinal results at Yonex Denmark Open 2015 badminton tournament, held here on Friday, according to Xinhua news agency. Prefix number denotes seeding.

Men’s singles:

1-Chen Long, China, bt Wei Nan, Hong Kong, China, 13-21, 21-13, 21-16

Tommy…

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