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SoftBank set to take driver's seat in Ola

Read more about SoftBank set to take driver's seat in Ola on Business Standard. Japanese firm to pay $400-500 million to buy 10-12% stake from Tiger Global, taking its holding in ride-hailing firm ...

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Huawei bets big with a premium price

The phone takes dazzling photos and sports advanced artificial intelligence. Its display stretches gloriously from edge to edge. And at nearly $1,000, it pushes into eye-watering territory on price...

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After Maruti-Toyota deal, Honda joins the race to roll out affordable e-cars in India

After Maruti-Toyota deal, Honda joins the race to roll out affordable e-cars in IndiaHCIL, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese carmaker is evaluating developing country-specific battery electric ...

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US President Donald Trump designates North Korea a state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, allowing the United States to impose additional sanctions and penalties against Pyongyang as it continues to pu...

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EV foray to keep Maruti ahead in the race

The Maruti Suzuki stock hit a new 52-week high after the company's Japanese parent, Suzuki on Friday formally unveiled plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) in India by 2020 with technical sup...

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Japan's Twitter serial killer, who lured female victims to his apartment, charged with his first ...

Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide today. Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, is believed ...

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Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".