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Pakistan hands 87 freed prisoners to India

Eighty-seven Indians, mostly fishermen arrested in Pakistan for allegedly violating its territorial waters, were on Monday handed over to India at the Wagah Border after being released from prison. “We have handed 87 Indians, mostly fishermen, to the Border Security Force,” a Pakistan Rangers official told reporters at the Wagah …

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Apple appeal over e-book pricing

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Apple Inc. and left in place a ruling that the company conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it sought to challenge Amazon.com’s dominance of the market.     The justices’ order on Monday lets stand an appeals court …

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Airtel offers pre-paid data for corporate plans

New Delhi: Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has launched a plan that will allow corporate customers use pre-paid data on their respective post-paid plans. The scheme will primarily benefit those customers who are unable to access mobile internet on their corporate connections because their company policy does not allow subscribing …

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UK set to increase visa fees

The British government is set to increase visa fees across most categories of applications from March 18, in a move that will affect thousands of Indians who were the largest group of skilled workers to be granted visas to live and work in Britain last year. The changes, proposed in …

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Being a UK bank boss is now just scary enough

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. New rules that hold senior UK-based managers of banks liable for their actions are a necessity. The regime, which kicked in on March 7, doesn’t just put a financial firm’s high-up employees in the crosshairs, but its …

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Indonesia defends allowing visit of Sudanese leader

Indonesia defended on Monday its decision to allow Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a suspected war criminal, into the country for a summit of Muslim nations. The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Mr. Bashir in 2009 and 2010 because of suspected involvement in crimes against humanity, specific war crimes …

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