Azmin: SVP030 considers state govts’ needs as well

KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government will take into account the views of state governments in a bid to realise the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SVP2030) and bridge the development gap between the Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak. Economic Affairs Minister Datuk

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Dr M: Lower tax and higher subsidies idea is nonsensical

KUALA LUMPUR: It is ridiculous to ask the government to lower taxes but increase subsidies at the same time, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In a sharp rebuke, Mahathir said that there must be a balance between taxes

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Altantuya’s family withdraws appeal over court’s dismissal on civil suit

PUTRAJAYA: The family of murdered Mongolian, Altantuya Shaariibuu today withdrew their appeal against a High Court’s dismissal of their bid to use the Federal Court’s criminal verdict over her (Altantuya) murder for their civil lawsuit. Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo representing

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Agatsa leads innovation in cardiac care for the world

Agatsa Software Technology Pvt. Ltd is a product and solution-based company formed in 2010, with its headquarters located in Noida, India. The company was co-founded by a dynamic couple, Rahul Rastogi and Neha Rastogi, both engineers from Aligarh Muslim University

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Tsai tells China to back-off, vows to defend Taiwan’s democracy

TAIPEI: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty, saying her government would defend freedom and democracy as Beijing ramps up pressure on the self-ruled island it considers a ‘wayward province’. In a National Day speech, Tsai said China’s

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Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in Germany

BERLIN: As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany yesterday, they were jolted by word that an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle hours before, killing two people. The news heightened fears of more

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Saturn is our solar system’s new ‘moon king’, with 20 more spotted

Saturn is now being recognised as the “moon king” of our solar system, with astronomers spotting 20 more of them orbiting the giant ringed planet, bringing its total count to 82 – three more than Jupiter. The newly identified small

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Trump blames Obama for allying with Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump criticised his predecessor, Barack Obama yesterday for what he termed as ‘overt choice’ to partner with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror group as Turkey begins Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria. “When Obama took

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Turkey attacks Syrian Kurds, Republicans lash out at Trump

AKCAKALE: Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria yesterday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before starting a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war. The assault began days after US

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Ringgit down against US dollar in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened almost flat against the US dollar today on lack of fresh buying interest, said a dealer. At 9.10am, the local note was at 4.1950/1990 against the greenback from yesterday’s close of 4.1955/1985. Axi Trader Asia-Pacific

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