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US adds India to currency watch list

The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued Friday. Treasury said the "monitoring list" includes those "major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices." In addition to India, the semi-annual report to Congress names five countries that continue on the list from October: China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Switzerland. Countries remain on the list for two…

Another rape adds to protesters’ fury over Indian justice on sex crimes

MUMBAI: Days after a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested in connection with a teenager’s rape, a sexual attack on an 11-year-old girl was reported on Sunday in Gujarat, the latest in a string of cases that have sparked protests across the country. Protests calling for justice were held in several cities, echoing the mass rallies against sexual violence in 2012 and piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who must hold elections by May 2019. Modi has promised to take action.…

WhatsApp introduces long-awaited feature

Our addiction to social media applications is growing to an alarming level. One of the most used such applications, WhatsApp in its latest version has introduced a new feature to more ‘spoil’ the youngsters. The messaging app has increased the limit for sharing images, videos and GIFs. Android and iOS users will now be able to send files on WhatsApp up to 100 MB – previously it was 64 MB. This will largely help people at work to send files they would’ve previously had to send through email. Read More: UAE to deport…