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Ivanka unveils global women initiative

Ivanka Trump unveiled an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House officially launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a government-wide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald …

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Trump nominates critic to lead World Bank

Senior U.S. Treasury official and World Bank critic David Malpass has been confirmed as the U.S.’s choice for the presidency of the Bank, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday afternoon. The announcement is the culmination of a search effort headed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the President’s daughter, Ivanka …

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Trump picks a new villain — socialists

President Donald Trump has proved himself adroit at creating villains to serve as his political foils. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he introduced a new one: socialists. Right after his calls to support the overthrow of Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, and condemning the “socialist policies” that …

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SC transfers Bihar home abuse case to Delhi

The court had then ordered the CBI to get instructions and report back at 2 p.m. An affidavit was duly filed by an officer in the afternoon. However, the court expressed dissatisfaction, saying the officer was not competent to submit it. “Never file an affidavit without your personal satisfaction on …

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Medical journals’ publisher under fire

The Indian Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP) Group, a doctor-run publisher of medical journals, has come under flak from public health experts for partnering with American e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. Juul, which is evaluating an entry into India, has retained the Group to “better understand the India market,” a …

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Hiking MSPs distorts agri market: official

A senior Finance Ministry official has slammed a key plank of the government’s agriculture policy, saying that raising minimum support prices (MSP) for major crops causes distortions in the agriculture market. This leads to a vicious cycle of oversupply of such crops and a crash in market prices, said the …

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