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Govt gets cracking on cheap imports, imposes minimum import price on 173 steel products

The minimum price will remain in place for six months only and would not include high-grade pipes used in the petroleum and natural gas industry #Directorate General of Foreign Trade #Essar Steel #minimum import price #stainless steel #steel producers

9 mins ago

‘Many stay silent to avoid backlash’: This female genital mutilation victim is speaking out and you should listen

For the past 10 years, 6 February has been observed as International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Firstpost spoke to FGM victim Masooma Ranalvi about this horrific phenomenon and how she's raising awareness about it #6 February #Bohra Community #Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation #didyouknow #Female genital mutilation #Masooma Ranalvi

24 mins ago

In global crackdown on Islamic State activity, Twitter shuts down 125,000 ‘terrorism-related’ accounts

Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post #Accounts #islamic-state #NewsTracker #Shareworthy #social media #Terrorism #Twitter

36 mins ago

Van Gaal on way out? United hold talks with Mourinho

With Pep Guardiola joining crosstown rivals Manchester City, Manchester United are increasing pressure to replace Van Gaal #Chelsea #Manchester United #Mourinho #Pep Guardiola #Premier League #Van Gaal

44 mins ago

Why so serious? DGCA needs to loosen up over the Sonu Nigam’s Jet Airways ‘concert’

Sometimes, our regulators take themselves too seriously. They need to lighten up. Jet Airways suspending its cabin crew after they allowed Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam take over the aircraft cabin PA system is a case in point. #Civil aviation requirement #DGCA #InMyOpinion #Jet Airways #MA Deviah #Shareworthy #Sonu Nigam

Feb 6, 2016

World T20 squad: Inclusion of Pandya, Negi suggests India have learned their lesson from 2012

When the selectors sat down to select the Indian squad for the 2016 World T20, they had a plethora of names to choose from. Each of them well qualified in the art of Twenty20 cricket, reflecting amply from the many statistics garnered from international cricket, the Indian Premier League, and lest we forget, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Perhaps, on Friday, it was all about skipper MS Dhoni taking his pick. #ConnectTheDots #Hardik Pandya #India #IPL #Manish Pandey #MS Dhoni #Pawan Negi #Twenty20 cricket #World T20 #WT20

Feb 6, 2016

Sweden never filed any charges against Assange: Top UN Human Rights High Commission official

A UN panel on 5 February ruled that WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has been “arbitrarily detained” at the Ecuador Embassy in London and urged the UK and Sweden to ensure his freedom of movement. The panel also ruled that Assange should be accorded an “enforceable right to compensation”. #arbitrary detention #Christophe Peschoux #Embassy of Ecuador in London #Julian Assange #QandA #Wikileaks #Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Feb 6, 2016

IMF hopeful of India implementing ‘critically important’ reforms

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde also feel investment in infrastructure in India will clear bottlenecks #Christine Lagarde #GST #IMF #Inflation #Monetary policy

Feb 6, 2016

Taiwan rocked by 6.4 magnitude earthquake: Three killed, 221 rescued from rubble

Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside #NewsTracker #Richter scale #Tainan #Taiwan earthquake