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World’s best universities for Computer studies are

2016-07-23 13:37:27

Getting enrolled in a good university has become must for a better future. The degree certainly helps one land their dream jobs in large multinationals like Google, Unilever, Amazon, and so on.However, it is also important to know which universities


Croatia's budget gap narrows almost 70pc y/y in H1

2016-07-23 12:09:18

SARAJEVO: Croatia's budget deficit shrunk by nearly 70 percent in the first half of 2016, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said, due to faster-than-expected economic growth that could exceed this year's 2 percent target. The budget deficit in t


Emerging bond fund inflows hit new weekly record high: JPM

2016-07-22 08:31:48

LONDON: Flows into emerging market bond funds set a new record high of $4.7 billion in the past week, and combined equity and debt inflows were the second highest on record, JPMorgan said on Friday. The bumper inflows come despite a revival in expect



Democrats converge on Philadelphia for Clinton nomination

2016-07-24 06:56:38

PHILADELPHIA: US Democrats converge on the City of Brotherly Love to elevate Hillary Clinton this coming week as the party's nominee who will battle Republican Donald Trump in 2016's presidential election.The Democratic National Convention ga


Former Argentina leader slams corruption probes as political plot

2016-07-23 10:23:41

EL CALAFATE: Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a "persecution" of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the righ


Kerry on private trip to Nice after terror attack

2016-07-23 12:47:45

PARIS: US Secretary of State John Kerry was making a private visit to the southern French city of Nice Saturday, where he will visit an American hospitalised in the July 14 truck attack, an aide said."Secretary Kerry is in Nice today on private busin



Pakistan to expand trade with Sri Lanka

2016-07-22 14:17:46

ISLAMABAD: Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said that Pakistan has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries.Pakistani Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan suggested widening the trade wi


Pesco imposes Rs 120,000 fine on power pilferer

2016-07-22 11:16:28

PESHAWAR: The PESCO authorities here Friday imposed a fine of Rs 120,000 on a power pilferer for using electricity through direct hocks. On the directions of Chief Executive Pesco, Anwar ul Haq Yousafzai drive against illegal use of electricity was a


Pakistan's Liquid Foreign Reserves Position

2016-07-21 13:43:01

KARACHI: The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 23,091.4 million on July 15, says a statement of the State Bank of Pakistan here on Thursday.It said that the break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under: i) Foreig



Root joins Old Trafford 200 club

2016-07-23 16:02:54

MANCHESTER: England's Joe Root became just the sixth batsman in 132 years to score a Test double century at Old Trafford as he made 254 against Pakistan on Saturday.He was just the second England cricketer to do so after Ken Barrington in 1964 an


Manchester United loan Varela to Frankfurt

2016-07-23 12:13:04

LONDON: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday shipped out defender Guillermo Varela on a season-long loan to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.The Uruguayan, 23, made his senior United bow in a goalless home draw against West Ham la


Venus eyes 50th WTA title in Stanford

2016-07-24 06:57:35

SAN FRANCISCO: Top-seeded Venus Williams will play for her 50th WTA title on Sunday in Stanford, in the tournament where she made her professional debut 22 years ago.Williams defeated tenacious Alison Riske 6-1, 7-6 (7/2) to reach the championship ma



Ranveer loses his cool over ‘engagement’ question

2016-07-23 10:14:49

A special screening of Irrfan Khan's ‘Madaari’ was attended by Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Thursday. Ranveer, who is always in high spirits, lost his cool and got angry on a reporter, when she repeatedly asked about his alleged enga


What do ‘Dishoom’ co-stars dislike about each other?

2016-07-23 11:48:37

John Abraham has in the past praised his excellent friendship with Varun Dhawan that he shares an amazing relationship with Dhawan both on and off the screen but there are few things that both the actors hate about each other.According to Indian medi


World’s largest air purifier takes on air pollution

2016-07-23 10:30:18

The unchecked and reckless human activities give birth to pollution, which has taken massive toll on the environment, and it is getting worst. Such is the magnitude of the problem that the air we breathe is not clean, and there is no one else to blam



TSX flat as Valeant, miners weigh; eyes fourth weekly gain

2016-07-22 14:54:06

TORONTO: Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday but was on track for its fourth straight weekly gain as losses for materials stocks and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc were offset by rising telecom, railway and banking stocks. Vale


China shows commitment to move to market-driven exchange rate

2016-07-23 08:00:37

CHENGDU: China has demonstrated commitment to moving toward a market-driven exchange rate, said a senior US Treasury official, speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Chengdu on Saturday. However, a key


Benchmark JGBs ease, next week's BOJ meeting awaited

2016-07-22 08:21:30

TOKYO: Benchmark Japanese government bonds eased on Friday but moves were limited as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will offer more stimulus at a policy review late next week. The 10-year JGB yield added 1 basis point to minus 0.225 per