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  • SC defers verdict on Sahara plea to raise more debt on hotels 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred a verdict on embattled Sahara conglomerate's plea seeking permission to raise more debt on its three overseas hotels, crucial to secure bail for its jailed chief Subrata Roy. Sahara needs to deposit an initial $1.6 billion to secure bail for Roy, held in a...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus 3 days ago

    Beijing: Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index(PMI) fell to 49.5 in December...
  • India 3rd on black money list; $440 billion flows out in 10 years 4 days ago

    Washington: As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012. As a result, the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year...
  • Chinese woman refuses chemotherapy to save foetus, dies 6 days ago

    Beijing: A pregnant Chinese television presenter's poignant gesture of opting to die by refusing to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer in order to save her unborn child has moved millions of people. Qiu Yuanyuan, 26, from Zhengzhou, in the central province of Henan, died on Friday exactly 100 days after...
  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member 6 days ago

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma richest Asian: Survey 1 week ago

    Beijing: Jack Ma, the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, has been ranked as Asia's richest person by a Bloomberg survey published on Friday. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 50-year-old Ma, with a net worth of $28.6 billion, surpassed Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong property and ports tycoon,...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Pakistan, China among top 10 worst countries for Internet freedom December 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries along with Iran and China on the index of internet freedom, according to a global survey released today. Freedom House released its 'Freedom on the Internet 2014' report, which surveyed 65 countries and listed the index on obstacles to internet access, limits placed...
  • China: 92 million people living in poverty December 6, 2014

    Beijing: China, the world's second largest economy, has identified about 1.28 lakh impoverished villages with 92 million people living in poverty. Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council leading group office of poverty alleviation and development, said though the poverty has declined substantially in China, the country still has s...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 3, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India will exceed China's growth rate; 2014 a landmark year: RIL chief Mukesh Ambani December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited chairperson Mukesh Ambani in an exclusive interview with Network18 said internal stability will help India increase its growth rate. "I have no doubt in my mind that we will be the fastest growing economy in the next two or three years," said Ambani. The business tycoon referred...
  • Alien rock brimming with traces of life on Mars December 3, 2014

    London: An international team has performed a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite, concluding that life on Red Planet is more probable than previously thought. The scientists argue that carbon could have been deposited into the fissures of the rock when it was still on Mars by...
  • China's Baidu, Tencent to be fined for spreading porn: Report December 3, 2014

    Beijing: China's ministry of culture said it would fine 11 Internet companies including Tencent Holdings and Baidu for spreading pornography and violence, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. China launched an anti-pornography campaign in April as part of wider efforts to "clean up" the Internet. The move has coincided with...
  • India joins project to build world's largest telescope in US December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India joined the elite group of countries including USA, China and Japan to build the largest telescope in the world. The next-generation 30-meter telescope, which is being built at Mount Mauna Kea on an island in Hawaii at a height of 4,050 meter (half the size of Himalayas),...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • Nawaz Sharif kicks off China-Pakistan Eco Corridor with motorway project November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: China and Pakistan have kicked off their multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor project that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by laying the foundation of a fenced four-lane motorway, setting in motion a mammoth project connecting the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking of a section of the...
  • Tarun Gogoi urged PM Modi to take up issue of 'China dams on Brahmaputra' November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise with Beijing the reported construction of dams on Brahmaputra by China. "It is learnt that China is constructing some dams on the Brahmaputra river in the portion flowing through Tibet. This has created many apprehensions in the minds...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Telangana CM invited to China's Sichuan province November 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: China's Sichuan province has invited Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to visit the region to strengthen friendly relations and promote business and cultural cooperation. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Zhang Tao, deputy director general of the foreign affairs office in Sichuan, said both the Chinese province and...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth November 29, 2014

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • World Snooker: Yan Bingtao pots World title November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Yan Bingtao, the 14-year-old prodigy from China, created history by becoming the youngest player to win the men's title in the IBSF World Snooker Championship after he overcame Pakistani's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a cliff-hanger final on Saturday. In a match that kept the result in suspense, both Bingtao and...
  • Airlines give discounts, enhance capacity for holiday season November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming winter holiday season Indian passenger carriers on Saturday announced discounts and capacity expansion. National passenger carrier Air India announced discounts on its global networks. Calling its discounts the 'global sales' campaign the airline said it will provide discounts on its major international routes in...
  • Family of four killed in restaurant fire in China November 29, 2014

    Beijing: Four members of a family were killed and another two injured today when a fire broke out at a fast food restaurant in east China's Zhejiang Province. The dead include three men and a woman. The fire broke out at about 1 AM at the restaurant in Cixi City and was...
  • World Snooker: Muhammad Sajjad, Yan Bingtao in title round November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad, until now unsung and unheralded, dished out a master class to outplay a precocious Zhao Xintong of China 7-3, aided by two superb century breaks, en route to the men's final in the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship on Friday. In the best-of-15 frames final on Saturday, Sajjad,...
  • Chinese prodigy knocks out Pankaj Advani in World Snooker November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships on Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot...
  • PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Macau Open semis November 28, 2014

    Macau: Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Friday. While defending champion Sindhu defeated China's Li Han 21-17, 19-21, 21-16 in a marathon encounter which lasted an hour and three minutes, Prannoy...
  • South African President Jacob Zuma to visit China next week November 28, 2014

    Beijing: South African President Jacob Zuma will embark on a four-day state visit to China next week where he will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on issues including strengthening of bilateral ties. The visit from December 3 to 6 will be Zuma's first visit to China since...
  • India lags far behind China, US in R&D expenditure: Harsh Vardhan November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's investment in science and technology lags far behind that of China, South Korea and the US and the government aims to invest 2 per cent of its GDP on research and development under the 12th Plan against only 0.88 per cent in 2011-12, Rajya Sabha was informed....
  • Watch: E-commerce giant Alibaba's founder Jack Ma gives thumbs up to PM Modi's vision November 27, 2014

    China's richest man and e-commerce giant Alibaba's founder founder gave a big thumbs up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision. Jack Ma wants to invest more in India and help technology entrepreneurs in the country. He said, "I have heard the Prime Minister's speech and it is very passionate and...