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In a not so heartening development for USA job aspirants,US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals, as part of a larger immigration reform effort, a top White House official has said.
     We have heard a lot about billionaires.But if reports are to be believed the world could see its first trillionaire in the next 25 years, and it is not difficult to guess that it could be Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. 'According to the report, when Bill Gates left Microsoft in 2006, he had net wealth of $50 billion. A decade later this had increased to $75 billion, despite his commendable attempts to give it away through his Foundation. The fortune of Bill Gates has risen 50% or $25 billion since he left Microsoft in 2006.
In what can be construed as an acknowledgment of India's status as a world power,the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa will be lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag.In 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a picture of the iconic Burj Khalifa lit up in the Indian tricolours was doing the rounds on social media. Turned out, it was found to be fake.
In an incredible development for the first time ever, a baby was born to an infertile couple using DNA from three people. The healthy baby girl was born on January 5 in the Ukraine.The procedure, known as mitochondrial donation, has been used before to treat mothers whose mitochondrial DNA is unhealthy, and would have otherwise resulted in children with genetic disorders. However, this is the first time that the procedure was used to treat infertility.
   A female model and body builder of repute in Iran was arrested after she published revealing photos of herself online.“One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested,” a news agency reported. But in Iran, “nude” can refer to women who are not wearing headscarves or are showing parts of their arms and legs.She had previously been warned about posting selfies that were considered “unIslamic”. The bodybuilder was sent to prison because she wasn’t able to post bail of 2 million rials ($82).
In a bizarre incident a BMW was traced by the British Police after it was lost in a parking garage by a concert-goes six months earlier.
It goes without being said that the inequality in the world is widening every passing day.Rich are getting richer and the poor are left in a shambles.Now a latest study has found out that eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population.This is a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart”, the economic agency Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.
In a remarkable incident well known Pakistani singer Atif Aslam. rescued a girl from being eve-teased during a live concert in Karachi on Saturday.Atif reportedly stopped his performance midway to admonish a man, who was allegedly harassing a female audience of his concert. He said, “”Tumne kabhi ladki nahi dekhi hai? Tumhari maa-behen bhi ho sakti hai yahaan par (Have you never seen a girl before? Your mother or sister could have been here as well).” He then requested security personnel to rescue the girl, who was then lifted on to the stage before being taken to a safe place.
The 26-year-old GlenDronach single malt whisky was bottled in 2012 to mark the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire.Now a Canadian bidder paid 6,000 pounds ($7,334) (Around Rs 5 lakh) more than twice the estimated price to secure the bottle at the auction of rare whiskies in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Visualization of Vidya as Kamala Surayya
Mar 12017
Manju Warrier will essay the role of Kamala Surayya, the famous bilingual writer, who was better known as Kamala Das and Madhavikutty, before she embraced Islam.