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Japan firm launches India fund

Japan’s Nissay Asset Managem-ent, part of Nippon Life Insurance, is launching two India-focused funds that will invest in equity and debt markets, the fund manager stated on Monday.

Pollsters nervous over Scotland referendum

Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum in September and the United Kingdom will endure.

Aleksandra Krunic adds to upsets, sends Kvitova packing

Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic celebrates her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. (Photo: AFP)

Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic added her name to a list of anonymous figures to emerge from the Flushing Meadows shadows and step into the US Open spotlight with a shock 6-4, 6-4 win over Wimbledon champi

Hong Kong braces for stir as China denies full democracy

A protester participates in a pro-democracy rally next to the Hong Kong government complex on Sunday.	— AFP

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Iraq breaks jihadist town siege

ISIS beheads Lebanese captive

Israel downs drone over Golan Heights

Israel’s military said it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday.

UN peacekeepers rescued from Golan Heights

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force convoy manoeuvre near the border of Syrian territory — AFP

Australia will drop military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, militants

Israel to seize West Bank land

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray during a protest against any plans to make them undergo military service in Jerusalem. -AFP

Netanyahu seeks cuts to 2014 budget to finance Gaza war

Nifty surges past 8,000 to mark record high

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The 50-share broader index marked a record high of 8,011.15

Pakistani protesters break into PTV headquarters

Pakistan's Imran Khan addresses his supporters outside the Parliament building in Islamabad. Photo: AP

Pakistani protesters broke into the PTV national television station's headquarters in central Islamabad on Monday, the channel reported.

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.