India to become a $4-5 trillion economy in 10-12 years: Sinha

New Delhi, Jan 30: The government Friday said that the Indian economy has the potential to become a $4-5 trillion economy in the next 10-12 years. Read more

Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul attack

Kabul, Jan 30: The Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on Kabul’s international airport that killed three American contractors at a military base attached to the airport.
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Australia eye first Asian Cup football title

Sydney, Jan 30: Australia will be focusing on their performance when they take on South Korea in the final of the Asian Cup Saturday.
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Dabur’s net profit up by 16.4 percent in Q3

New Delhi, Jan 30: Dabur India Ltd. (DIL) Friday said its consolidated net profit for the quarter ending December 31 rose by 16.4 percent to Rs.282.8 crore, up from Rs.242.9 crore for the same timeframe a year earlier.
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Compensation for pederasty in Australia to touch $3.4 bn

Sydney, Jan 30: The Australian commission investigating the response of the country’s institutions to the sexual abuse of minors has estimated that the total cost of a national compensation scheme for victims of abuse could reach $3.4 billion. Read more

‘Khamoshiyan’ – full of moronic mumbo-jumbo

(by Subhash K. Jha): Film: “Khamoshiyan”; Cast: Sapna Pabbi, Ali Fazal and Gurmeet Choudhary; Director: Karan Darra; Rating: **
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Windies series loss compounded by over-rate fine

Centurion, Jan 30: The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI). Read more

King Salman is friend of India, says Indian diplomat

Riyadh, Jan 30: India is looking forward to having stronger relations with Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman, who is a friend of India like King Abdullah, said Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak.
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15 killed in Shia mosque blast in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 30: At least 15 people were reportedly killed and 40 injured in an explosion inside a central imambargah — mosque affiliated with Shia Muslims — in Pakistan’s Sindh province Friday.
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Rare Asian black spotted turtles seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 30: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles, worth Rs.1.11 crore in the international market, in Kalanchi in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh.
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