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Crimes in India in 2016 increased 2.6 per cent: NCRB

 

Major crimes like rape, kidnappings and abduction, crime against women and crime against children increased across the country by 2.6 per cent in 2016 over the previous year, the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said in its latest report on Thursday.

The annual publication of NCRB released by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said a total of 48,31,515 “congnizable” crimes were reported in 2016, showing an increase of 2.6 per cent, over the 47,10,676 cases reported in 2015.

Which Asian Country Contributes The Most To The United Nations?

(DataLEADS/ANN) - Asian countries contribute almost 25% of UN budget, with Japan being the highest contributor from the region, followed by China, Australia, South Korea and India.

Cleaning up the plastic making process

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A team from the National University of Singapore has come up with a non-pollutive way to make ethylene needed for plastics.

They are immensely useful but plastics are also polluting the earth. Hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide are released during their global production.

Don’t come uninvited, Duterte’s spox tells UN special rapporteur

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – “Now, my advice: Don’t come to the Philippines when uninvited,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said, addressing UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard.

Don’t come to the Philippines unless you’re invited.

Making water work

KATHMANDU (The Kaathmandu Post/ ANN) - Nepal has to create a proper, data-driven framework for effective water resource management

Youth unemployment rate reaches 13.2% in Bhutan

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Overall unemployment rate decreases to 2.1 per cent according to the draft Labour Force Survey Report 2016.

Brexit making UK more attractive to Chinese companies

Dozens of Chinese companies believe the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union will lead to more investment opportunities, according to a new survey.

The Ipsos Mori poll assesses the attractiveness of Europe and the UK as investment destinations. The majority of Chinese respondents said they were more likely to make future investments in the UK because of Brexit.

Grab wants e-wallet service in Thailand, after Singapore launch a couple week ago.

Grab plans to provide GrabPay e-wallet in Thailand next year. The firm has gain revenue growth of 150 per cent year-on-year.

Digital space must not become playground for terrorism, radicalisation: PM Modi

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked nations to take responsibility to ensure that digital space does not become a playground for the “dark forces” of terrorism and radicalisation.

Addressing the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in the national capital, Modi said it was of utmost importance to make sure that vulnerable sections of society do not fall prey to cyber criminals.

Philippine 'Chicken King' Jollibee eyes at least 15 more Singapore outlets, Indonesia market

 

MANILA - Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee is opening at least 15 more outlets in Singapore in the next five years, and breaking into Indonesia's huge market in 2019.

"We are happy with our Singapore business. Our continuing investment in Singapore is testament to the belief in the brand," said Mr Dennis Flores, Jollibee President and Head of International Business (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia).