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India reaffirms maritime cooperation with Asean

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reaffirmed India's cooperation in the maritime domain during a India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Breakfast Summit here.

Asean, China discuss code of conduct for South China Sea

SINGAPORE: The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Wednesday discussed a proposed code of conduct for trade through the South China Sea.

WhatsApp selects 20 teams to curb fake news globally, including India

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide - including experts from India and those of Indian origin -- who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news.

Large object found in search for missing Indonesia plane

JAKARTA: Indonesian search and rescue teams on Wednesday were tracking an area of the Java Sea where a Lion Air plane crashed earlier this week with 189 people on board and where a part of the plane is likely to have been found.

With 2.27 bn users, Facebook revenue hits $13.5 bn in Q3

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook reported $13.5 billion in revenue with a net income of $5.1 billion ($1.76 per share) in the third quarter that ended September 30.

Indonesia focuses on recovering black boxes from crashed aircraft

JAKARTA:  Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency teams were on Tuesday focusing their efforts on locating and recovering the black boxes of the Lion Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea the previous day with 189 people on board.

Delhi captain among 189 dead in Lion Air plane crash was expected home for Diwali

NEW DELHI: Captain Bhavye Suneja, a 31-year-old Indian with 6,000 hours of flying experience, was at the controls of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea with 189 people on board after a sudden and sharp dive on Monday, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta.

Delhi-based pilot loses life in Indonesian plane crash

NEW DELHI:  Bhavye Suneja, a Delhi-based pilot working with Lion Air, was the Captain of the ill-fated Indonesian Boeing plane carrying 189 passengers, which crashed into the Java Sea on Monday shortly after taking off.

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia’s Sumatra with 188 people on board, is a fast-growing low cost airline with a mixed safety record.

A 3-point jump for India? Country’s share of global GDP growth expected to rise

BLOOMBERG: According to forecasts released earlier this month, the global economy is expected to achieve an annual GDP growth rate, as measured in constant dollars, of 3.7 percent between 2018-2020 before dipping to 3.6 percent between 2021-2023 and, in turn, pass the $100 trillion mark around 2022.

Lion Air plane with 189 on board crashes into sea minutes after take-off from Jakarta

JAKARTA: A Lion Air flight with 189 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its way to the country’s tin-mining hub, officials said.

Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s

NEW DELHI: The shrinking size of families in India contributed to India’s economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s, a United Nations report has found.

From pain and penury to pinnacle of success: The winning tale of gritty Swapna Barman (IANS Special Series)

KOLKATA: Until that evening in Jakarta when the country celebrated her success with much fanfare, everything about heptathlete Swapna Barman spelt hardship. From extreme poverty to physical deformity of the kind that threatened to time and again derail her ambition, Swapna pushed every odd to its limits on course to become the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold.

International food summit opens with 'langar' in Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: Amid the calmness and selfless service the sacred Golden Temple offers and the rich historical context of Qila Gobindgarh -- where the invaluable Koh-i-noor was once housed -- scores of Indian and international chefs set sail on a three-day heritage food summit inaugurated by Punjab Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday.

Punjab CM to honour medal winners of Asian Games & CWG with State Award & cash prizes on 11th October: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government would honour the players from State bagging medals in the Common Wealth Games held at Gold Coast and Asian Games held at Jakarta in Indonesia this year on 11th October in Chandigarh with State Award as well as the cash prizes. The Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh would honour 23 medal winning male and female players with the prize money amounting to Rs. 15.55 crore." This was disclosed here today in a press communique by the Sports Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi. The players from Punjab bagged 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in the CWG and 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Asian Games.

Heritage food festival to bring together world's cuisines at Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Slated to take place at one of Punjabs richest historical repositories, Fort Gobindgarh in Amritsar, a heritage food festival -- starting Friday -- will bring together cuisine from over 30 countries and blend cultural with culinary at the city's nucleus, the Golden Temple.

Indonesia urges calm, warns against fake reports on quake

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday urged for calm, while warning people against fake online reports of another moderate temblor, accompanied by images of earlier disasters, that created panic in the country.

Asian Games & CWG medal winners to be felicitated in a grand way on 11th October: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:The new sports policy approved by the Punjab cabinet emphasizes not only enhancing the prize money of various National and International tournaments but also ensuring a robust and top notch sports infrastructure in Punjab aiming at producing champions keeping in mind future sporting extravaganzas such as Tokyo Olympics due to be held in 2020. It is in keeping with the parameters of this policy that the medal winners of the Asian Games-2018 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and the Commonwealth Games-2018 along with their coaches would be felicitated with enhanced prize money in a grand way on 11th October at Hotel Hyatt.”

US tariffs starting to have effect on global economy: Lagarde

WASHINGTON: (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, has said the current situation of protectionist policies unleashed by the US has begun to have an effect on the global economy, slowing its growth, according to IMF forecasts.

Indonesia to begin mass burials for earthquake, tsunami victims

JAKARTA:  Indonesian authorities will begin on Monday mass burials for hundreds of people killed in an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that hit the Sulawesi island on September 28, as search and rescue efforts continued to find more victims and survivors.

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