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Park Fair Fire. Loss of Life and Property.

The Madras Park Fair

The Madras Park Fair, opened much against popular wishes and in the teeth of united opposition of the City Fathers and a section of the Press, came to an unhappy termination last night (January 1). Fireworks were widely advertised all through the City. People assembled in large numbers at 8 …

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Israel rejects UN Council censure motion

Israel rejects UN Council censure motion

Israel last night [January 1] virtually rejected the Security Council’s unanimous resolution censuring it for last Saturday’s [December 28] attack on Beirut airport. It described the resolution as a reflection of the ‘moral, political and juridical bankruptcy of the world body’. The Israeli delegate’s response was also seen as an …

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A Democratic hope?

A Democratic hope

Elizabeth Warren makes the first move towards a U.S. presidential bid Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Senator of Massachusetts, has announced her likely candidacy for the 2020 U.S. presidential race. In her statement she put racial and gender-based inequality front and centre in her campaign agenda, as much as income inequality faced …

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Signs of a turnaround

Signs of a turnaround

Regulatory vigil should not ease after thehalf-yearly decline in banks’ gross NPA ratio The fog of bad loans shrouding the banking sector appears to be lifting after a long period of sustained stress. The Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Stability Report reveals the first half-yearly decline in the ratio of …

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Boost to plain packaging

Boost to plain packaging

More countries are adopting the tough measure in order to curb tobacco consumption This year, Thailand and Saudi Arabia will join a growing club of nations introducing plain packaging of tobacco products. They are the first in the Asian and Arab regions, respectively, to adopt the tough measure in order …

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Strange bedfellows in West Asia

West Asia

Tel Aviv believes that improved relations with Riyadh will serve many major strategic goals Increasing intimacy between Saudi Arabia, the so-called bastion of Islamic orthodoxy, and Israel, the Jewish state carved out by the colonial powers in Arab Palestine, appears astonishing at first sight. The growing relationship, even if surreptitious, …

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The bilateral transformation

transformation

India and Bangladesh must seize the opportunity to further enhance connectivity and trade ties The spectacular victory of the Grand Alliance led by the Awami League (AL), headed by incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in Bangladesh’s 11th general election, has delighted her supporters. This election is also a milestone for …

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Parallel Lit Fest to begin on Jan. 27

Parallel Lit

It is dedicated to Urdu writer Razia The second edition of Parallel Literature Festival (PLF), which started last year as an answer to the Jaipur Literature Festival, will be organised here from January 27 to 29 to provide a forum to distinguished personalities from the fields of literature, art, culture …

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Can algorithms show the path to happiness?

path to happiness

Start-up uses artificial intelligence to identify behavioural changes to improve employee satisfaction Technology companies like to promote artificial intelligence’s potential for solving some of the world’s toughest problems, like reducing automobile deaths and helping doctors diagnose diseases. A company started by three former Google employees is pitching AI as the …

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