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Top of the Town: Ravindra Bhadana, MLA  Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India

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Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

Top of the Town: Mr. Vikram Parakash Lamba, MD American Institute of English Language Pvt. Ltd.

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Top of the town: Dr. Mohini Lamba, Director in American Kids Play School, Early Childhood Curriculum Developer, Montessori Teachers Trainer

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Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

Top of the Town: Mrs. Monika Kohli, 52 years young model and actor, into print ads, T.V. commercials and movies

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Top of the town: Respected Rajendra Aggarwal, MP

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Top of the town: Dr. Vishwajeet Bembi, renowned Physician and Social Worker

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Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

Top of the town: Mr. Rakesh Kohli, Chairman, Stag International known for sporting goods in different countries of the world.

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Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador, recalls envoy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia‘s foreign ministry summoned North Korea‘s ambassador on Monday over allegations he had made over the Southeast Asian country’s handling of the investigation into the murder in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s half-brother.

Malaysia also recalled its envoy from Pyongyang “for consultations”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said the North Korean ambassador Kang Chol was summoned for “an explanation on the accusations he made against the Government of Malaysia in his press conference on 17 February 2017”.

“In his press conference, the Ambassador…insinuated that…the Malaysian Government had ‘something to conceal’. The Ambassador also alleged that Malaysia was ‘colluding and playing into the gallery of external forces’,” the statement said.

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Virat Kohli strikes Rs 100-crore deal with Puma

Virat Kohli has become the first Indian sportsperson to sign a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand. The Indian cricket captain has struck an eight-year deal with sports lifestyle brand Puma worth about Rs 110 crore.

Virat Kohli strikes 100-crore deal with Puma

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Afridi announces retirement from international cricket

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Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career.

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OBC's business figure crosses Rs 3.59 lakh crore: Official

BENGALURU: The total business figure of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has crossed Rs 3.59 lakh crore while the total bank deposits stood at Rs 2.10 lakh crores, as on December 31, 2016, a senior company official said on Sunday.

“The bank has crossed total business figures of Rs 3.59 lakh crore with total deposits being Rs 2.10 lakh crores as on December 31, 2016,” Deputy General Head and Cluster Monitoring Office Head of OBC, Dinesh Kumar Vishnoi told PTI here on the sidelines of 75th anniversary celebrations of the bank.

The total income of the bank has increased to 1.22 per cent year-on-year basis, he said.

Vishnoi, who is also the head of classic branches located in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry also claimed that during the demonetisation period, bank deposits had shot from Rs 107 to Rs 113 lakh crore, nearly twice the amount of deposits that flowed into the banks between April to October.

He further said the bankers are anticipating that the current level of 40-50 per cent retention of the deposits can go down to 20-30 per cent over the course of the year.

This affects the growth in deposits at the end of FY 2017, and FY 2018 fiscal will be notable and it is higher than the 9 to 10 per cent growth seen in 2015-16, he added.

On the occasion, the bank organised blood donation camp, free health check-up, and tree plantations at various locations.

It also launched two special schemes – Oriental Sanjeevani and Oriental loan for budget hotel and restaurants.

A special mobile wallet, Oriental Batuaa was also launched.

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Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

DHAKA: Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since October to escape a bloody crackdown by troops and police.

Dudu Mia, a refugee camp leader in the coastal town of Teknaf, said nearly 1,000 Rohingya — mostly young men — had returned to their home villages to collect elderly family members left behind earlier.

“Most of those men are hoping to bring their relatives back to Bangladesh. It’s been four months and they have barely even talked to their parents back home,” Mia told AFP.

Myanmar’s army has halted its operations in the north of Rakhine, a senior official said last week, ending the four-month crackdown which the UN has warned may amount to crimes against humanity.

Hundreds from the Rohingya Muslim minority are thought to have died and almost 70,000 have fled to Bangladesh since the military launched a campaign to find militants who attacked police border posts.

Bangladeshi authorities estimate 400,000 Rohingya refugees are now living in Bangladesh, including the 70,000 most recent arrivals.

Escapees have given harrowing accounts of how security forces raped, killed and tortured Rohingya and burnt their houses to the ground.

Another Rohingya leader said some of the refugees had left Bangladesh permanently because their home villages had not been damaged by the Myanmar army and they had properties to protect.

“They left (their homes) because they were panicked. They didn’t want to stay here as beggars, rather they would live in their own houses and work at land back home,” he said on condition of anonymity.

The Border Guard Bangladesh confirmed that some Rohingya refugees had gone back to Myanmar.

“Scores of Rohingya people have reportedly returned home in last few days,” said local commander Abujar al-Jahid.

“But we’re remaining on high alert about any illegal infiltration.”

A satellite image published last year by Human Rights Watch showed how Myanmar troops burned down Rohingya villages, displacing thousands.

Most of the Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh are now living in squalid conditions in refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar district, which borders Rakhine and is also home to the country’s biggest tourist resort.

Bangladesh has already approved a controversial plan for their relocation to an island and instructed officials to identify undocumented Myanmar nationals as part of the campaign.

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Full start of Reliance petchem will halt heavy exports

India’s Reliance Industries, owner of the world’s biggest refining complex, will halt heavy naphtha exports in 2017/18 after the full-scale start-up of its 2.2 million tonnes per year (tpy) paraxylene plant, four people with knowledge of the matter said.

The plant, located in western Gujarat state, is currently operating at about 800,000 tpy capacity, and the rest of the project’s capacity is set to come on stream before the end of this financial year in March, one of the people said.

The petrochemical is primarily used in polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

The main feedstock for paraxylene is heavy naphtha, a crude-based product which can also be converted into reformates, a blending component for high-octane gasoline.

At full capacity, Reliance‘s paraxylene plant would require 2.7 million tonnes per year of heavy naphtha – reducing its ability to export the product and making it likely to resort to imports of heavy naphtha, the trade sources said.

The people declined to be identified because they were not authorised to discuss the matter publicly.

Reliance did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comments.

Traders said they expect Reliance to import about two medium-range vessel size a month of heavy naphtha if they do have to buy the product. It currently exports heavy naphtha on a sporadic basis, they said.

“Previously, Asia was not getting much heavy naphtha but these days, Russia is able to supply heavier grades of naphtha,” said one Singapore-based trader.

Reliance will continue exporting paraffinic naphtha, which has a minimum 70 percent paraffin content and is used to make ethylene, a plastics feedstock.

Of India’s total 730,000 tonnes of naphtha shipped out in January, over 220,000 tonnes were from Reliance and most of it in paraffinic form.

While the short-term supply outlook for naphtha in general is tight in Asia due to India cutting back exports, refinery maintenance, outages and a lack of alternative feedstock to replace naphtha, the longer-term outlook is for oversupply.

“The global market for naphtha will be over-supplied until at least 2020,” IHS Markit said in a report, projecting global demand for naphtha (including natural gasoline) to be 1.18 billion tonnes in 2017.

But it said some markets could become short of naphtha after 2020, particularly heavy naphtha if investments were to fall off now.

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