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Bono’s son’s band responds in Inhaler name row

[ad_1] Image copyright Inhaler Image caption The Irish version of Inhaler (Eli Hewson pictured bottom left) say they got there first The son of U2's Bono has hit back in a row over the name of his band.Eli Hewson, 18, the third child of the Irish rock legend, is frontman with a Dublin-based group called Inhaler - a name shared with a four-piece group of rockers from Hertford.The English Inhaler
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H4 Visa: 93% of H-4 visa approved work authorisation from India: US report

[ad_1] WASHINGTON: A staggering 93 per cent of the total H-4 visa holders in the US having work authorisation are from India, a latest Congressional report on the spouse visa has said. Over one-fifth of the H-4 visa holders with work authorisation live in California, it said. Ninety-three per cent of granted applications for employment authorisation were issued to women; seven per cent to men, according to the report on
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Flipkart IPO: Walmart may launch IPO for Flipkart in as early as four years

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Walmart Inc said on Saturday in a filing with a US regulator that it may take India's Flipkart public in as early as four years, detailing for the first time a potential listing timeline for Walmart's largest-ever acquisition. Minority investors holding 60 per cent of Flipkart's shares "acting together, may require Flipkart to effect an initial public offering" (IPO) four years after the close of the Walmart-Flipkart transaction,
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Ex-PM Najib Razak banned from leaving Malaysia

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor had planned to go on an overseas holiday Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say.This comes after Mr Najib said that he and his family were planning to go on an overseas holiday on Saturday.Earlier this week, Mr Najib's long-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition suffered a
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Black boxes in rail coaches to avert accidents | Lucknow News

[ad_1] LUCKNOW: The first batch of smart rail coaches having black boxes like aircraft was unveiled at the rail coach factory in Rae Bareli on Friday. The technology is being adopted by Indian Railways to bring down train accidents. "Smart coaches will be a game changer in the world of transportation. They can make railways as the safest mode of travel," said Rajesh Agarwal, general manager of Rae Bareli rail
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Karnataka: India state votes in bitterly contested poll

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The election is especially significant for Prime Minister Narendra Modi Voting has begun in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, in a bitterly contested election.More than 49 million people are eligible to vote for the state's 224 assembly seats.The poll is significant for both India's major parties ahead of general elections next year. The state is the last major bastion of the opposition
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Riding on Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi’s future, PM Modi’s 2019 gambit, Kumaraswamy’s survival | India News

[ad_1] Karnataka's politics is just like Bengaluru's fickle weather: A blast of hot air now, and a freezing cold breeze the next minute. The assembly polls are more than a mere fight between the Congress, BJP and JD(S). It's a high-stakes battle that could change the course of the state's political history, and even rewrite the national political discourse. Here are the reasons why the Karnataka assembly polls are important:
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India’s ‘killer dogs’: Strays blamed for spate of child deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of India's stray dogs are looked after and fed by local people Dogs have allegedly killed at least 12 children since November in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. But some believe that wolves or jackals are to blame. The BBC's Nitin Srivastava travelled to Sitapur district to find out more. A walk into a lush green mango orchard has never been
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Trump-Kim summit: Iran deal pull-out casts shadow over talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump says his policy of "maximum pressure" led to the summit with North Korea Following a second surprise visit to Pyongyang by now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, planning is complete for the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June.Setting the stage for the meeting, Mr Kim released three Americans from custody. And Mr Trump withdrew