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Ambassador launches new website of Indian Cultural Centre

Indian ambassador P Kumaran has inaugurated the new website of the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC). The website now has various additional features beneficial to the ICC members and the Indian community at large, the centre has said in a statement. 01:24:41 AM
Al Khaliji sponsors ‘Majd Qatar’ campaign Under the umbrella of its initiatives pertaining to the country’s national ambitions, Al Khaliji bank has sponsored the ‘Majd Qatar’ (Qatar Glory) nationwide campaign and third book edition. 01:23:30 AM
Malabar Gold fetes winner Faisal Ahmed, the winner of the 100% cash-back initiative held as part of the Sparkling Summer campaign by Malabar Gold & Diamonds, is seen receiving the prize from Don Antony 01:20:59 AM

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Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes

Sri Lanka’s president yesterday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offences in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year. 01:02:12 AM
‘Do or die’ Brexit could destroy govt, warns Hunt Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government. 12:24:42 AM
Europeans on alert as heatwave intensifies Authorities yesterday raised alerts as Europe’s record-breaking early-June heatwave threatened to intensify with temperatures heading into the 40s Celsius. 12:21:33 AM

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Palestinians reject US economic peace plan

Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza yesterday to demonstrate against a US economic peace plan. 12:44:27 AM
Saudi probe dodges who ordered Khashoggi murder: UN expert The UN executions investigator said yesterday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take “full responsibility” for what she called the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 12:42:43 AM
'Palestinians need jobs and peace' A US-sponsored summit on Palestinian economic development focused on the need for job-generating investments on Wednesday and peace in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as governance and accountability. 12:11:15 AM

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Big 5 Construct Qatar, wins ‘Best International Show Middle East & Africa’ at AEO awards The Big 5 Construct Qatar, the construction event from dmg events (Doha), has been awarded ‘Best International Show Middle East & Africa’ at the AEO (Association of Events) Excellence Awards 2019. 12:12:21 AM
US ‘maximum pressure’ worked on Iran before; it may not again The US and Iran are back where they were in 2012, a time when their foreign ministers still spoke by megaphone rather than telephone and Washington was trying to force Tehran to the nuclear negotiating table by inflicting as much economic pain as possible. 12:09:30 AM

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Gayle says he is among Windies greats, delays retirement

Chris Gayle says he deserves to be considered alongside the greats of West Indies cricket but is refusing to set a definite date for his retirement. 11:15:13 PM
Azam ton helps Pakistan keep semis hopes alive ‘Whenever we are in a corner we play our best, it was a great team effort. We are not thinking about 1992’ 11:13:00 PM
Starc reveals fan banter inspired his England demolition Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc revealed a breakfast confrontation with a bantering fan inspired his ferocious spell in Tuesday’s World Cup win against England. 11:01:14 PM

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A critical assessment of Trumponomics

Blinded by a surging stock market and a 50-year low in the unemployment rate, few dare to challenge the wisdom of US economic policy. 12:56:47 AM
How to save the Internet In a scene in the US sitcom Silicon Valley, digital startups compete for funding by presenting their ideas. 11:26:41 PM
Will Native Americans be counted in 2020 census? Leonard Jones doesn’t remember a survey packet on the porch or a knock on his front door during the last census count. 01:21:29 AM

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Creating second-hand demand

Our world today is continuously creating, developing and producing something ‘new’ of everything — be it furniture, clothes, bags or technology. While new items benefit us in their modern, up-to-date standards, there is a real beauty of something vintage. 01:33:32 AM
Hi complaints. So what do you do? The other day I was in my kitchen walking towards the sink, thinking about the work I had to do. 01:29:39 AM
Something is better than nothing Lots of people complain that they cannot get fit and active and find excuses that prevent them from doing so. The most common excuse is “I have no time” and in second place is “I am too tired.” 01:27:41 AM

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The second Aspire Lake Festival

The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park. 07:42:17 PM
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now. 04:28:14 PM
The Khalifa International Stadium The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM

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