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August 17, 2018 9:00 AM M'sia needs more neurosurgeons: Lee

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today spoke of the need for more neurosurgeons to serve in public and private health care centres in the semi-urban and rural areas. He said that currently there were 115 practising neurosurgeons nationwide, in both government and private hospitals, supported by over 400 individuals trained in neuroscience 4

August 17, 2018 1:38 AM Low-carb diet linked to elevated mortality risk: Study

MIDDLE-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents 5

August 15, 2018 1:04 PM Focus on public-private tie-ups to achieve Vision 2020/25: IDC

KUALA LUMPUR: International Data Corporation (IDC) Asean is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem 5

August 15, 2018 11:29 AM Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain 4

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 4

August 15, 2018 8:00 AM BFood to bring Kenny Rogers Roasters and Jollibean to India

KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Food Bhd (BFood) and India's World Iconic Brands Hospitality Private Limited (WIB) today inked a memorandum of understanding to expand the Kenny Rogers Roasters (KRR) and Jollibean brands in India. WIB, the agency responsible for commerce development of the Jollibean and KRR brands in India, will invest US$50 million to open 30 KRR restaurants 4

August 15, 2018 4:31 AM Thomas & Friends at The Curve

FOR over 70 years, children’s television series Thomas & Friends has been entertaining children around the world from the vibrant island of Sodor. Now, Thomas is expanding his horizon in Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!. In this new series, available on Astro Best from Aug 24 onwards, Thomas’ dream of seeing the world will motivate him to travel 5

August 15, 2018 3:15 AM Georgia hopes to sign MoU on tourism cooperation with Malaysia by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Georgia is keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia aimed at boosting bilateral tourism between the two countries, says its Ambassador to Malaysia Nikoloz Apkhazava. He said the MoU in the field of tourism will be crucial to expanding bilateral collaboration in the related sectors, including exchanging information 4

August 14, 2018 3:09 PM Swan Lake by Ballet West UK coming to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A professional ballet cast is bringing Tchaikovsky's iconic "Swan Lake" to life in a series of full-length performances in Malaysia starting Aug 24. Six shows are set to be staged by dancers from Ballet West UK from Aug 24 to 26, and from Aug 31 to Sept 2 at the Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting. In a statement, event 5

August 14, 2018 1:37 PM No delay in responding to China's palm oil purchase

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Primary Industries has clarified that its Minister, Teresa Kok did not infer that a unit in the ministry was slow in responding to, or following up with, requests by buyers from China to purchase palm oil. The ministry said that Kok was referring to the failure by the company that was involved in the trade talk with China 6