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China-backed RCEP takes centre stage as US backs out of Pacific

Not only is the US absent from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – where India might play a key role - but President Trump is skipping the summit in Singapore, leaving the space open for China

Jack Ma's swan song: Alibaba rakes in $30.7 bn on Singles' Day

As Jack Ma prepares to step down as chairman of Alibaba Group, the online sales promotion he has championed for a decade notched another record, notching up 213.5 billion yuan ($30.70 billion)

After long grilling, Ballari baron Janardhan Reddy arrested

Former BJP minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy, facing multiple corruption charges, was remanded in judicial custody till 24 November along with a key aide

Union minister Ananth Kumar passes away

He was the force behind the NDA government’s low-cost medicine scheme launched nationwide, which has immensely benefitted the poor

'Really scary': China's Xinhua unveils world's first AI news anchor

Viewers were on Thursday greeted with a digital version of regular Xinhua news anchor Qiu Hao. Wearing a suit and tie, he nods his head in emphasis, blinks and raises his eyebrows slightly – but facial expressions are still limited

Trump sacks Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump had been critical of  Attorney General Jeff  for appointing Robert Mueller as the special counsel into the Russia probe, which the president was keen on stopping

Indian team to join Taliban for Moscow meet on Afghanistan

While this is the first time India will participate in talks with the Taliban, Moscow’s efforts to be a key player on Afghanistan have not quite taken off, as both India and the US are sending “non-official” teams

Delhi air quality plummets as people flout cracker ban

Delhi and the National Capital Region saw its air quality plummet on Diwali to levels worse than last year, as people burst crackers in violation of Supreme Court orders

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Investor immigration: many opportunities as nations vie for funds

Investment-based immigration has gained steam especially after the 2008 financial meltdown, as a host of countries has come up with attractive programmes to attract foreign funds, says Ajay Sharma, president of immigration and visa consultancy Abhinav Outsourcings

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