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Jaitley speaks up on Mallya row, says 'Democracy liberal enough in UK for defaulters; needs to be cracked'

Jaitley speaks up on Mallya row, says 'Democracy liberal enough in UK for defaulters; needs to be cracked'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said democracy is liberal enough in the UK to permit defaulters to stay here and that "normal" needs to be cracked, in an apparent reference to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for loan default and other cases.

To make travel at 1,000 kmph possible in India, US-based Hyperloop in talks to raise $100 mn for India
To make travel at 1,000 kmph possible in India, US-based Hyperloop in talks to raise $100 mn for India

It is in talks with a corporate house for a local partnership and also an academic institution, its chairman Bibop Gresta has said.

Why Modi, the Prime Minister of India, shouldn't have made "Shamshaan-Kabaristaan" and "Ramzaan-Diwali" remarks
Why Modi, the Prime Minister of India, shouldn't have made "Shamshaan-Kabaristaan" and "Ramzaan-Diwali" remarks

While one may argue that Modi didn't breach any Modal Code of Conduct, yet, the situation goes far beyond the legal framework and censorship.

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High blood sugar may cause Alzheimer's disease: Study
High blood sugar may cause Alzheimer's disease: Study

High blood sugar levels may not only cause diabetes, but also lead to Alzheimer's disease, say scientists who have found that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of the neurodegenereative disease.

COMMODITIES

Gold at 3-1/2-month high as Federal Reserve dampens rate hike expectations
Gold at 3-1/2-month high as Federal Reserve dampens rate hike expectations

Gold prices rose 1 percent to a 3-1/2-month high on Thursday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting further dampened expectations for an interest rate hike in March, lowering U.S. bond yields and pressuring the dollar.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 26 Feb )This Week ( 19 Feb - 04 Mar )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more