Falling

  • Meet Tacko Fall, the world's tallest High School basketball player at 7.5 feet 11-04-2014 03:56 PM

    The tallest player in High School Basketball standing at 7'5'' Tacko Fall is always turning heads and always plays his way to becoming the crowd favorite in every gym. ...
  • California toddler survives 3-storey fall, saved by couple who threw a mattress under him before he plunged to the ground 20-03-2014 12:59 PM

    A California toddler survived a three-story fall, saved by a couple who were moving into a new home and threw a mattress under the boy before he plunged to the ground, fire officials and local media said. The couple called emergency responders after spotting the 3-year-old as he was about...
  • Snow fall wraps Shimla, Manali 01-03-2014 01:54 PM

    Himachal Pradesh's tourist resorts Shimla and Manali were wrapped up in a white sheet of snow on Saturday, giving them a picturesque look. The residents of this town shivered as icy winds brought down the minimum temperature to 1 degree Celsius. According to the Met Office here, Shimla recorded 4...
  • Rupee near two-month low, closes at 62.54 against US dollar 24-01-2014 05:41 PM

    The rupee fell to a near two-month low on Friday as weak China data led to a sell-off in emerging market assets. The partially convertible rupee fell to 62.60 to a US dollar in trade, a level last seen November 29. It was last trading at 62.54/55 versus Thursday's close...
  • Spectacular photos of the exact moment the massive Niagara Falls froze mid air 09-01-2014 02:39 PM

    The US side of the Niagara Falls froze. The frigid air and 'polar vortex' that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com. These amazing pictures by...
  • Rupee has first gain in New Year, up 10 paise to 62.16 vs $ 03-01-2014 06:39 PM

    The rupee bounced back from a one-month low to post its first gain in the New Year, rising 10 paise to close at 62.16 against the dollar on Friday after the RBI was said to have sold the US currency. Strong foreign fund inflows into stocks and a recovery in...
  • Rupee falls to two-week low, closes at 62.26 vs US Dollar 02-01-2014 07:11 PM

    The rupee fell to a two-week low on Thursday, posting a second consecutive decline, hurt by the biggest falls in stocks in six weeks and dollar demand from a large corporate. The weak start to the year comes ahead of key events later this month, including inflation data due mid-month...
  • Rupee falls most in a week, closes at 62.93 per dollar 21-11-2013 06:14 PM

    The rupee faltered for a second consecutive day on Thursday to its lowest against the dollar in a week after Federal Reserve minutes hinted at stimulus tapering, sparking concerns about a renewed period of volatility in the currency. Data showing foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have slowed their purchases in domestic...
  • Rupee at two-week high, closes at 62.36 per US dollar 19-11-2013 06:08 PM

    The rupee rose for a fourth straight session to a near two-week high on Tuesday on strong foreign inflows into stocks and as global risk sentiment was boosted after China's central bank governor said the yuan's trading band will be widened. Foreign fund inflows into local stocks have already totalled...
  • Places of tourist attraction to be developed in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand 19-11-2013 12:20 PM

    Around half a dozen places of tourist interest in the city and many others across Uttarakhand will be developed to attract visitors and give the much needed boost to tourism sector which took a beating in the recent natural calamity in the state. Attractions in Dehradun like Assan Barrage, Tiger...
  • Rupee up 70 paise, closes at 62.41 versus US dollar 18-11-2013 06:16 PM

    The rupee notched up its biggest single-day gain in nearly seven weeks on Monday, buoyed by hopes strong foreign fund flows would support local markets as global risk assets got a boost from China's ambitious economic reforms agenda and monetary stimulus in the United States looked set to continue. The...
  • Price situation will be corrected soon, says Montek 14-11-2013 05:22 PM

    Terming October wholesale inflation "uncomfortable", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, on Thursday said the price situation will get corrected soon as it is seasonal. "I think it clearly remains uncomfortable because of food inflation. Core inflation is still quite modest. I think the food inflation must come down,"...
  • SBI posts steepest fall in Q2 net profit 13-11-2013 01:29 PM

    State Bank of India (SBI) posted its steepest fall in quarterly net profit in more than two years due to worsening asset quality and a slump in treasury operations. SBI, which accounts for a quarter of the country's loans and deposits, said on Wednesday its net profit fell 35 per...
  • Satellite dubbed 'Ferrari of space' is falling towards Earth, but where and when? 07-11-2013 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has completed its mission and is re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. The only catch is that scientists are not sure where the one-ton spacecraft's fragments will collide with the Earth's surface and exactly when. ESA...
  • Bharti Airtel Q2 net falls 29 per cent on forex losses 30-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 29 per cent fall in quarterly profit on foreign exchange losses, the 15th consecutive quarter of declining profits for the world's No.4 mobile phone carrier by customers. Consolidated net profit fell to 5.12 billion rupees for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30 from 7.21...
  • Rupee falls on choppy local shares; closes at Rs 61.53 vs dollar 28-10-2013 05:32 PM

    The rupee is trading at 61.53/54 versus its previous close of 61.46/47 and is off the session high of 61.35, hurt by a retreat in domestic shares with sentiment remaining cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review on Tuesday. The RBI will likely raise its lending...
  • Rupee falls for third day, closes at Rs 61.65 vs US dollar 22-10-2013 05:45 PM

    The rupee fell to a near one-week low on Tuesday, extending losses for a third session, on month-end dollar demand from importers amid cautious trading ahead of US nonfarm payroll data. A private chemical firm bought around $200 million early in the session and state-run banks bought dollars for meeting...
  • Rupee drops another 25 paise to 61.52 against dollar 21-10-2013 06:35 PM

    The rupee fell for the second day amid volatility in the stock markets, dropping 25 paise to 61.52 against the dollar, on Monday, on persistent demand from importers and banks as the US currency strengthened overseas. The rupee opened at 61.35 per dollar as against the previous close of 61.27...
  • Chinese woman survives 15 days after falling down in a well 17-09-2013 06:04 PM

    Beijing: A woman has been found 15 days after she fell into a well in central China's Henan province, local authorities said Tuesday. Su Qixiu, 38, was found at the bottom of an abandoned well at Zhongfeng village in Xiayi county aound 4 p.m. Monday, Xinhua reported, citing the county's...
  • Raghuram effect: Rupee rises 77 paise, ends at 65.24 vs dollar 06-09-2013 06:50 PM

    The rupee continued to strengthen against the dollar on the back of announcements by new RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, rising 77 paise on Friday to close at 65.24, the highest level in almost two weeks. Dollar sales by exporters, a weak US currency overseas and renewed capital inflows also helped...
  • The Last Word: What are the key challenges facing the new RBI governor? 04-09-2013 11:48 PM

    Raghuram Rajan, a suave, unflappable University of Chicago economist, stepped into the heart of the storm roiling India's economy on Thursday as the Reserve Bank of India's new governor and chief defender of a nose-diving rupee. The currency has plunged nearly 20 per cent since May as Asia's third-largest economy...
  • Falling factory activity adds to rupee's woes 02-09-2013 04:58 PM

    The rupee remained frail after last week's record low, as pessimism generated by dismal economic growth data was compounded on Monday by survey showing factory activity in August shrank for the first time in over four years. Investors want bold reforms to restore confidence in India, spur growth, reduce a...
  • With falling rupee, petroleum products prices hiked in Pakistan 01-09-2013 07:00 PM

    With a falling rupee and international prices going up, Pakistan government raised the price of petroleum products, drawing sharp criticism from the opposition. The price of petrol has gone up by Rs 4.64 per litre, from Rs 104.50 to Rs 109.14 per litre. Following directives from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • FTP: Is the new Land Acquisition Bill anti-industry? 29-08-2013 11:58 PM

    The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Sonianomics: Is pro-poor politics anti-growth? 29-08-2013 11:45 PM

    As India battles economic slowdown, the timing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's aggressive push for food bill and the land acquisition bill is being questioned by economists. ...
  • Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill with an overwhelming majority 29-08-2013 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The legislation, just like the Food Security Bill, is being viewed as a mega vote-getter in forthcoming...
  • RBI Governor blames UPA govt's 'loose fiscal stance' for the current economic woes 29-08-2013 09:24 PM

    In a forthright "last public lecture" before he retires next week, RBI Governor D Subbarao was, on Thursday, sharply critical of the government, blaming its "loose fiscal stance" for the current economic woes, and warned that the root cause of rupee depreciation is "domestic structural factors." While the speed and...
  • Uproar in Parliament over economic crisis, falling rupee 29-08-2013 01:43 PM

    The Opposition hit out at the government over the economic crisis and falling rupee in Parliament. There was an uproar in the House as members demanded the Prime Minister to make a statement over the current economic situation. The Prime Minister will make a statement tomorrow in the Rajya Sabha....
  • Land Acquisition Bill: How the day unfolded 29-08-2013 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: 10 PM: Lok Sabha passes the Land Acquisition Bill. "I am happy that Land Acquisition Bill has been passed," said Vice President Rahul Gandhi 8:51 PM: While talking on the Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that he is relieved. 7:52 pm:...