Unemployment storm: Bangladesh court scraps most job quotas that sparked deadly protests

Unemployment storm: Bangladesh court scraps most job quotas that sparked deadly protests

Experts attribute the unrest to stagnant job growth in the private sector and high youth unemployment, making public sector jobs with regular wage hikes very attractive among the group who make up nearly a fifth of the population.

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Student protests kill over 100 people as 220 million in India apply for ‘reserved’ government jobs

Student protests kill over 100 people as 220 million in India apply for ‘reserved’ government jobs

Sunil Kumar, a 30-year-old, has spent the past nine years of his life chasing a job in the Indian government. Packed with scores of others in makeshift classrooms under tin roofs with barely enough light and air, Kumar has spent years cramming for a variety of tests, including the prestigious...

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Jumping the broom: Asia’s richest and world’s ninth richest tycoon splashes $600 million ‘small change’ on son’s wedding

Jumping the broom: Asia’s richest and world’s ninth richest tycoon splashes $600 million ‘small change’ on son’s wedding

The four-day wedding celebrations began on Friday with the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony and will be followed by a grand reception to run through the weekend. The guest list includes former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Boris Johnson; Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H. Nasser; and Adele, Lana Del Rey, Drake and David Beckham, according to local media. The Ambani family did not confirm the guest list. Television news channels showed celebrities like Kim Kardashian in a red ensemble and professional wrestler and Hollywood actor John Cena arriving. Kardashian sisters Kim and Khloé took a ride in a motorised rickshaw through bustling Mumbai streets on Friday before joining the wedding ceremonies, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

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Asthma omena therepy: Patients flock Hyderabad city in India to swallow live sardines as medicine

Asthma omena therepy: Patients flock Hyderabad city in India to swallow live sardines as medicine

Legend has it that in 1845 a wandering saint presented a secret formula of miracle herbs to Veeranna Goud, a man living in the old city of Hyderabad, and instructed him to give it to asthma patients for free. Since then, Goud’s descendants, known as the Bathini family, have preserved the tradition and kept the herbal formula under wraps, shared only among male descendants.

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How India PM Modi BJP’s complacency propped opposition in fierce caste, constitution politics

How India PM Modi BJP’s complacency propped opposition in fierce caste, constitution politics

After a decade of electoral near-invincibility that combined economic success with a narrative of Hindu supremacy, Modi’s party was reduced to 240 seats nationwide. He was able to form a third government only with the help of allies, some of whom have a reputation for political fickleness.

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India PM Modi’s star dims despite victory in election in which Congress party rose from obscurity

India PM Modi’s star dims despite victory in election in which Congress party rose from obscurity

Modi will need the support of other parties in his coalition – a stunning blow for the 73-year-old, who had hoped for a landslide victory. During campaigning, Modi said his party would likely win 370 seats and his allies another 30 seats.

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Family wants Sikh separatist jailed 3,000km away from his constituency freed after winning seat in India’s election

Family wants Sikh separatist jailed 3,000km away from his constituency freed after winning seat in India’s election

Sikh separatism has made global headlines in the last year as Canada and the United States have accused India of being involved in assassination plots against Sikh separatists in those countries, charges New Delhi has denied.

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Toyota, Mazda and Honda apologise for cheating on vehicle testing and halt production of some models

Toyota, Mazda and Honda apologise for cheating on vehicle testing and halt production of some models

Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co also apologised on Monday for improper tests such as those on noise levels and torque, on a range of models. Honda said affected older models – the Accord, Odyssey and Fit — are no longer in production. The safety of the vehicles is not affected, it said.

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PM Modi plans land and labour reforms to transform India into a global manufacturing hub

PM Modi plans land and labour reforms to transform India into a global manufacturing hub

India is the world’s fastest-growing major economy. But that includes both a booming tech sector and a struggling older economy that doesn’t provide enough jobs for everyone else, said Josh Felman, the former head of the International Monetary Fund’s office in India.

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PM Modi’s clout in Indian politics has pushed the country’s 200m Muslims to the margins of power

PM Modi’s clout in Indian politics has pushed the country’s 200m Muslims to the margins of power

When Modi assumed power in 2014, the outgoing parliament had 30 Muslim lawmakers – and just one was a member of the BJP. Muslims now hold 25 out of 543 seats, and none belongs to the BJP.

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