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India’s top court orders equal roles for women in army

NEW DELHI: India’s top court ruled yesterday that women could serve as army commanders, dismissing the government’s stance that male soldiers were not ready to accept orders from female officers as “disturbing”. The Supreme Court also ordered the government to

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Sarawak MATTA targets more tourists from India this year

KUCHING: The Sarawak Chapter of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is aiming to attract more Indian tourists to the state this year, said its chairman Lina Tsen Pei Tsin today. She said this effort was aimed

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India’s guarded stimulus unlikely to revive Indian growth

NEW DELHI: India’s new federal budget is unlikely to drag Asia’s third- biggest economy out of its worst slowdown in more than a decade as the government has proposed only moderate spending increases and small cuts in personal taxes, economists

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Why Malaysia depends on India for onions?

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian onion may be smaller in size than other vegetables but many people especially in the northern states of the country shed tears last year when a shortage in Indian onion supply caused the price to skyrocket.

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India backs looser abortion laws in boost for women

NEW DELHI: In a boost to female reproductive rights, India’s cabinet on Wednesday backed giving women more time to seek an abortion in a bill aimed at helping the young, disadvantaged and the raped. The government said the cabinet had

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India says no meeting with Malaysia in Davos as palm oil row simmers

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI: India’s trade minister will not meet with his Malaysian counterpart in Davos next week because of his tight schedule, an Indian trade ministry official said yesterday, as a spat simmer between the top buyer of palm oil

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What is the use of an individual winning if the nation loses as a result?

When I visited Salem, India in August last year, I said that Malaysia seemed to be trapped in an extraordinary situation which, if not addressed, will only lead to greater division and disunity, stagnation and failure to leverage on the

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India’s Supreme Court- Kashmir internet shutdown unconstitutional

India’s Supreme Court said today that shutting down the internet in the disputed region of Kashmir was unconstitutional, in a rebuke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The government imposed a communications lockdown in August after it withdrew the Muslim

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India grants diplomats access to restive Kashmir for the first time in months

Foreign diplomats visited India-ruled Kashmir today for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, although some European nations and others declined the invite after being refused permission to travel independently. India’s portion of

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India issues travel warning on Iraq after Iran attacks

India today issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid “non-essential” travel to Iraq, hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq. Iran’s attack came in retaliation for a US drone strike on an Iranian commander

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