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Last updated: Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:02:05 PM

Saina outshines Pui Yin to reach Malaysia Masters final
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 21 (IANS) Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal thrashed Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin in straight games to storm into the women's singles final of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:56:03 PM

Over one million affected by Sri Lanka drought
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Over one million people have been affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka with authorities warning the numbers could rise in the coming weeks due to less rainfall.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:34:03 PM

From Monday, no visa-on-arrival for Indians in Hong Kong
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will have to complete a pre-arrival registration.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:28:04 PM

Blast claimed by Taliban kills 21 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) A blast in a busy market killed at least 21 people, including two minors, on Saturday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, officials said.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:02:03 PM

Protectionism fears remain, but US, India collaboration to continue: FinMin, Industry
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With Donald Trump taking over the reins of the US, industry stakeholders in India and the government feel that the fears of protectionism and curbs on H1B visas will remain, but that the US will continue its financial and technological collaboration with India.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:54:03 PM

Hong Kong withdraws visa-on-arrival facility for Indians
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will now have to complete a pre-arrival registration.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:16:04 PM

India asked to stop work on Kishanganga and Ratle projects
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) A rare joint sitting of two committees of the Pakistan National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India and constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the ongoing water dispute between the two countries, it was reported on Saturday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:02:03 PM

Beijing's neighbour bans straw burning for cleaner air
Tianjin, Jan 21 (IANS) North China's Tianjin Municipality will forbid outdoor burning of straw to reduce air pollution.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:44:04 PM

Boris Johnson, Suu Kyi hold talks on economic reforms and human rights
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson on Saturday lauded talks with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, which he said included positive exchanges on economic reforms and human rights in the Southeast Asian country.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:28:03 PM

LG's G6 to feature Google's voice assistant service
Seoul, Jan 21 (IANS) After launching its modular device G5 this year, South Korean electronics conglomerate LG will launch its G6 smartphone with Google voice assistant service next month, media reported.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:10:04 PM

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