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Day: December 30, 2017

In 2017, the most ordered food item Chicken Biryani
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In 2017, the most ordered food item Chicken Biryani

    India has witnessed a growing appetite for both domestic and international cuisine in 2017 but majority of them stayed indigenous as desi dishes topped the list of most ordered food items online and Chicken biryani topped the list. According to the order analysis from food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy for 2017, chicken biryani continues to rule the Indian plate. The order analysis was done for seven cities—Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata. According to Swiggy’s order analysis, Masala Dosa, Butter Naan, Tandoori Roti and Paneer Butter Masala rounded off the top five most ordered items of 2017. While Pizzas did not rank amongst the top five most ordered items, it was the most searched. In fact, Indians have searched for it o...
New Year’s Eve rail strike to hit UK’s busiest station
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New Year’s Eve rail strike to hit UK’s busiest station

    The UK's busiest train station will be hit by delays and cancellations on New Year's Eve due to another round of strikes. The long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains will impact South Western Railway (SWR) services to and from London Waterloo on Sunday, with members of the Rail, Union and Transport (RMT) union set to walk out for 24 hours. A railway station RMT general secretary Mick Cash said it was impossible to negotiate a resolution because the Government's position has caused chaos and confusion in the rail industry. Mr Cash added: It's the continuing failure of the train companies and their political puppet masters in government to make any attempt whatsoever to resolve the range of separate disputes over rail safety that has led us to call thi...
Egypt sentences ex President Mursi: 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary
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Egypt sentences ex President Mursi: 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

    A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary. Others tried by the court in the same case including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and lawmaker and television presenter Tawfik Okasha were instead given fines ranging from 30,000 to 1 million Egyptian pounds. The verdicts can still be appealed. Mursi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule. He was immediately arrested and is now serving a 20-year sentence after being convicted of inciting the killing o...
In Saudi Crackdown: There’s More Than Alwaleed’s Empire at Stake
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In Saudi Crackdown: There’s More Than Alwaleed’s Empire at Stake

    The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is about to enter a crucial few months that will show his true motives and the scope of his power. Almost two months into it, Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption is yielding at least some of the $100 billion the kingdom is targeting. Dozens of former officials and businessmen have exchanged part of their wealth for freedom. But in the increasingly drawn-out case of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the public face of the Saudi royal family to many foreign executives and investors, there's more at stake than taking over his global business empire and talks on a settlement have hit an impasse. The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is about to enter a crucial few months that will show his true motives and the scope of hi...
JSC, JDC exams pass rate falls by 9.41pc
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JSC, JDC exams pass rate falls by 9.41pc

    A total of 83.65 per cent students came out successful in this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakil Certificate (JDC) examinations, which is 9.41 pc lower than that of the previous year. A total 1,91,628 students secured highest GPA-5 this year which was 247,588 in 2016. Some 1,84,397 JSC students obtained GPA 5 while 7,231 JDC students got the highest grade. The pass rate in the JSC exam alone is 83.10 pc while that in the JDC is 86.80pc. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Ganabhaban around 12pm on Saturday, reports the UNB. The JSC and JDC examinations were held between November 1 and 18. A total of 24, 68,820 students from 28,621 educational institutions appeared in this year’...