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  • PM Modi to visit Puducherry tomorrow
  • Germany issues travel advisory after WO-18 hockey win
  • Pakistan land of saints, not terrorists: PM Abbasi
  • CFI announces Indian cycling team for Commonwealth Games 2018
  • Pak to go on FATF Greylist in June
  • Rajnath Singh to participate in Mahamasthakabhisheka tomorrow
  • Time is money, says EC prez on EU budget
  • Despite rain, Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic
  • Polling begins on a peaceful note for Bijepur Assy byelection
  • Sugar rates steady in Kolhapur market today
  • Airtel and Motorola partner to offer 4G smartphones starting at Rs 3999
  • Militants attack Afghan army post killing 18 soldiers
  • US imposes 'heaviest sanctions' on DPRK
  • Man stabbed to death, three injured
  • Sensex rises by 131 39 points on firm global cues
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Indigo Partners nears deal for 400 Airbus jets -sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) Veteran airline investor Bill Franke looked set to place a historic $40 billion order for around 400 Airbus jets, shaking up the low-cost industry and turning the annual race between Airbus and Boeing for plane orders on its head.
Franke, whose Phoenix-based Indigo Partners controls Frontier Airlines and owns part of Mexico's Volaris, flew to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday and was expected to sign the deal at the Dubai Airshow, marking one of the industry's biggest ever deals by volume, two people familiar with the matter said.
Airbus and Indigo Partners declined to comment. Bloomberg News earlier reported the potential contract involved 430 jets.
The deal marks a dramatic turnaround for Airbus, which had been lagging behind Boeing in the contest for orders so far this year and had started the Nov 12-16 air show on a backfoot.
With Boeing so far dominating the show, delegates said all eyes were on Airbus where sales chief John Leahy, a veteran of last-minute air show surprises, was plotting a blockbuster climax to a more-than-20-year stint as marketing boss.
Leahy is due to retire in coming months after serving as sales chief for the European planemaker since 1994.
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Fresh threats loom over Rohingya children: UNICEF

Fresh threats loom over Rohingya children: UNICEF

24 Feb 2018 | 1:22 PM

United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) Rohingya children are facing threats either from severe weather approaching Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands are sheltered in squalid, overcrowded refugee camps, or by ongoing violence in their Myanmar homeland, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling urgently for scaled-up assistance ahead of the region’s storm season and to address the root causes of the crisis.

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Pakistan land of saints, not terrorists: PM Abbasi

24 Feb 2018 | 1:20 PM

Islamabad, Feb 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan was the land of saints and not the terrorists, a Saturday report in the Dunya News said.

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Pak to go on FATF Greylist in June

24 Feb 2018 | 1:11 PM

Paris, Feb 24 (UNI) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with effect from June this year even as Islamabad believed the decision was politically motivated that might affect its future cooperation, the media reports have said.

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Time is money, says EC prez on EU budget

24 Feb 2018 | 1:00 PM

Brussels, Feb 24 (UNI) On the European Union (EU) budget, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that time was money -- underlining that delays in agreeing the EU budget would cost 5000 research jobs for every single month that we do not agree and up to 600,000 Erasmus places in 2021 alone.

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Stronger support urged for Syrians

24 Feb 2018 | 12:46 PM

United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) Senior United Nations officials have called for greater support for Syrian refugees as well as the communities hosting them amid escalating violence in the war-torn country.

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