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India to top Maldives’ tourist arrivals by yearend: Maldivian tourism minister

India is expected to be the Maldives’ top contributor of tourists by the yearend, said Maldives Tourism Minister Abdullah Shahid, despite the recent drastic drop in the number of tourists from India due to the Covid-19 restrictions

Bangladesh business to have better access to UK markets with lower tariffs

To enable businesses in countries like Bangladesh to access the UK market more easily, the United Kingdom government has launched a new scheme that aims to drive trade boosting jobs and growth

Bangladesh mango export trebles in a year, but earning potential till untapped

Bangladesh’s mango export has nearly trebled in volume terms to 791 tons in 2020-21 financial year from 279 tons in the previous fiscal

CII and Techarc to promote tech-driven transformations in Jammu and Kashmir

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) J&K Council has announced plans to collaborate with leading technology analytics, consulting and research firm Techarc as a knowledge partner

Young Indians use music, podcasts to cut stress: Spotify survey

Listening to audio -- music and podcasts -- acts as a stress-buster for a majority of Indian millennials (87 per cent) and Generation Z (77 per cent), according to a new report by Swedish music streaming company Spotify

Maldives Police signs agreement with Indian construction firm to develop police infrastructure

Maldives Police Service has signed a $48 million agreement with India’s ABL Indira Projects JV to develop multiple projects related to police infrastructure

River cruises in Kashmir: Trial run of Bus Boat

Jammu and Kashmir's water transport authority has brought the first imported luxury boat for a cruise on the Jhelum river with an aim to reviving water transport in Kashmir

No application received from India's Serum Institute for Covishield authorisation, says EU medicine agency

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has not received any application from the Serum Institute of India for authorization of Covishield, almost a fortnight after the EU introduced the EU Digital Covid Certificate that makes intra-EU travel possible

Azerbaijan oil company frustrated over Pakistan’s silence on its credit lines offer

Azerbaijan State Oil Company (Socar) has expressed frustration over Pakistan’s Petroleum Division’s prolonged silence over its offer of providing two credit lines of over USD 220 million for oil and gas supplies to Pakistan

Twitter publishes its first transparency report after clashing with Indian government

Social media giant Twitter has finally released its transparency report days after it crossed the deadline to ensure compliance with the new digital rules amid a bitter feud with the Indian government and warning by Delhi High Court that it will have no legal protection if the government acted over non-compliance

Amazon bets big on tier 2 and tier 3 Indian cities

Around 65 per cent of Amazon's orders in India are placed from tier two cities driving the growth of the American e-commerce giant in the South Asian nation, said a top official

WhatsApp tells Delhi court: Won't enforce new policy till data protection bill is passed

Global messaging application WhatsApp on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it won't enforce its new policy until the Personal Data Protection Bill comes into force in India

Twitter told 'law of the land is supreme' by India's new IT minister

India's new IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has signalled to Twitter that it must do all it takes to abide by the new IT rules, emphasising that the "law of the land is supreme"

India's working women vulnerable to Covid turbulence: LinkedIn

India’s hiring rate recovered moderately from 10 per cent in April to 35 per cent in May, but working women and young professionals still remain vulnerable to economic turbulence and burnout is a reality, according to LinkedIn, the global professional networking platform

9 in 10 Indians say digital wallets made shopping easier

Nine in 10 Indians strongly believe that digital wallets have made shopping easier and a vast majority (98 per cent) of those surveyed have shopped at an online-only retailer in the past 12 months, a new global report has revealed

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