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Ctrip Relaunches Trip.com as Its English Language Travel Agency Brand

e had speculated before that Ctrip might use its newly acquired Trip.com domain for its own agency listings, displacing the travel recommendation service it recently bought. By de-emphasizing its Chinese origin, it may hope to ingratiate itself with more Western travelers. — Sean O’Neill Ctrip.com doesn’t waste time. It was …

Government travel paid for by taxpayers must be accountable

Taxpayer-funded travel has always been an easy target for both sides to score political points. Long before Democrats pounced on former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who resigned over allegations related to his travel on private planes, Republicans cried foul over the use of taxpayer-funded planes for …

Luxury For Less: Top 45 Cyber Monday Travel Deals for 2017

Set yourself a calendar reminder, Cyber Monday is right around the corner, which means significant savings on luxury travel experiences from nearly every continent. From iconic American cities and Caribbean and Central American beach getaways to trekking Machu Picchu, European rail travel and wild African safaris, here are some …

Garmin and Samsung wearables could earn you health care savings

Edgar Alvarez/Engadget Wearable devices for health and fitness aren’t anything new, of course, but insurance companies aren’t really known for their fast response to tech trends. That may be changing, though, as big companies like Aetna and John Hancock have started offering steep discounts on devices like the Apple Watch, as long …

What Uwe Reinhardt taught me about health care

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Earlier this week, we learned of the death of famed health economist Uwe …

IIMs say CAT 2017 registrations lower than 2016

Apart from the IIMs, several other business schools use the Common Admission Test (CAT) score for admission. CAT 2017 will be held on 26 November. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) said Monday that while an extended registration window propelled the Common Admission Test (CAT) …

UPSC member Chhatar Singh resigns

Chhatar Singh took over as UPSC member on 2 September 2013. His term was due to end on 4 March, next year. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: UPSC member Chhatar Singh has resigned, over three months after he was questioned by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in …

Kerala: Solar Scam Reveals Decadent Polity And Society

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appears to be on a record-setting spree. Last Thursday he got the State Assembly to hold the shortest session in its history, lasting barely 40 minutes. It was called so he could place before the house the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission which …