Basil emphasizes importance of engagement

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Sam Basil made this remark when announcing the endorsement of the National Intellectual Property Strategy by the National Executive Council recently.


He clarified that those who create new intellectual property and utilise the intellectual property system can attract investment and manage the dissemination of that intellectual property in a manner that derives benefits for all participants in the system.


Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

The Texan singer, formerly part of the Jonas Brothers, and the Bollywood superstar held a private engagement ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Both wore traditional Indian clothes.

The pair's engagement has been rumoured for about three weeks but they had not confirmed it until now.

No date has yet been announced for the wedding.

The couple shared identical photos from the ceremony on their respective Instagram pages, with Jonas calling Chopra the "future Mrs Jonas".

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to announce engagement - report

Bookmakers in the UK have suspended betting on another royal wedding as speculation heats up that a happy announcement is imminent.

Gambling company Ladbrokes closed betting that the couple would marry next year at odds of 4/6.

"All bets are off when it comes to Harry and Meghan walking down the aisle next year," Ladbrokes spokesperson Jessica Bridge told the Evening Standard.

"With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already expecting their third child, fans will be overjoyed at the prospect of two new arrivals into the royal family next year."