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  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past 4 days ago

    Sydney: The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harboured deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city's large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply...
  • India 3rd on black money list; $440 billion flows out in 10 years 5 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...
  • I represent the sound of silence and cry of innocence, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize sharing the prestigious award with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Here is the transcript to the speech. My dear...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • Pawan Munjal proud to have Tiger Woods on board December 2, 2014

    Munjal, who is the Vice Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of the Hero Motocorp, is proud to have Tiger Woods on board as the global brand ambassador of the company. ...
  • Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015 December 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January. Despite water bottles melting, ballboys collapsing and players vomiting and passing out when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)...
  • 2014 may be the hottest year on record ever globally: US agency December 1, 2014

    According to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first ten months of 2014 have been the hottest in the last 130 years. The US agency has said that 2014 is turning out to be the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. The average global temperature...
  • A month before Vibrant Gujarat Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar booked to capacity November 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: With over a month to go for the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit, hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are already booked to capacity. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi now gaining stature as a global leader, his brainchild, the Vibrant Gujarat summit, is a housefull affair...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank November 24, 2014

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • Children from slums join cake-mixing ceremony: Smile Foundation November 21, 2014

    Kolkata: In a unique initiative to bring smiles on the face of the have-nots, the Smile Foundation introduced 10 kids to a cake-mixing ceremony to ring in the Christmas. A Smile Foundation spokesperson said, "The ten children were all from the underprivileged background hailing from downtown areas of the city"....
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy November 19, 2014

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • GPS satellites may help find dark matter November 18, 2014

    Washington: The Global Positioning System (GPS) may be an effective tool to directly detect and measure dark matter, an elusive but ubiquitous form of matter responsible for the formation of galaxies. Researchers have proposed a method for a dark-matter search with GPS satellites and other atomic clock networks that compares times...
  • 'G20 summit fails to make substantive progress on black money' November 18, 2014

    Washington: The G-20 summit in Australia failed to make substantial progress on financial transparency and illicit flows, an eminent international think-tank famous for its pioneering work on black money has claimed. "The G20 passed up a golden opportunity to begin tackling this global scourge by curbing the abuse of anonymous...
  • India tops global slavery index with 14.3 million people enslaved November 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Nearly 14.3 million people, including children, are "trapped" in modern-day slavery in India, which tops a global index of people under bondage across the world with an estimated 35.8 million people enslaved, a new research said on Monday. The Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2014, published by the Walk Free Foundation...
  • PM Modi, Amit Shah among top decision makers in 'Global Thinkers' list November 17, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as the top decision maker in a list of 100 global thinkers by a leading American foreign policy magazine. Modi is placed at the top followed by German Chancellor Angella Merkel and BJP President Amit Shah in the decision makers category of the...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • India, isolated, toughs it out in WTO food-stockpiling row November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India defied the world on Wednesday in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement, raising doubts that backroom talks can reach a compromise before a Group of 20 summit in November. At the end of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • Government cuts import tariff value on gold, silver November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday slashed import tariff value on gold to $391 per 10 grams and silver to $551 per kg following weak global price trends. During the last fortnight, the tariff value on imported gold was fixed at $401 per 10g and on silver at $575 per kg. The...
  • Global brands imbibing Indian values to boost luxury consumption October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Luxury seems to have found a new address in India with emerging cities and small towns contributing to nearly half of country's Ultra HNH segment. In other words, Luxury brands are finding new patrons from small towns who have both money as well as taste. This is an...
  • Global infection outbreaks, unique diseases rising since 1980 October 29, 2014

    Washington: The number of infectious disease outbreaks and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. The findings also showed that even though the globe faces more outbreaks from more pathogens, they tend to affect a shrinking proportion...
  • Harsh Vardhan announces TB-Mission 2020 October 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Underlining the plans of the Indian government to eliminate Tuberculosis from the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday announced 'TB-Mission 2020'. Vardhan was speaking at WHO's Global TB Symposium titled 'Moving out of the box to end global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy'. "While I am all...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister October 16, 2014

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • RIL to complete Rs 20,000 crore investment in Madhya Pradesh by March 2016 October 9, 2014

    Indore: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday said that his group will complete Rs 20,000 crore investment programme in Madhya Pradesh by March 2016. "We are in the midst of a major investment programme in MP which ends in the next 18 months. We are investing cumulatively Rs 20,000 crore......
  • Digitization to help create more jobs: Mukesh Ambani October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a Global Invsetors' Summit in Indore. Reliance Group Chairman Mukesh Ambani said digitization will lead to the creation of more jobs. "I firmly believe that in today's world, to change our education for youth, to change our healthcare, to change our govt services,...
  • India not just a market, can be a manufacturing hub: PM Modi October 9, 2014

    Indore: Making a strong pitch to attract investments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India is not just a market but a manufacturing hub as huge opportunities exist in India. "When we say Make in India, we want to tell the world there are ample opportunities in India, don't...
  • Live: India not just a market, can be a manufacturing hub: PM Modi October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Global investor's summit in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. 20 countries are participating in the two-day Global Investors' Summit. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan presented with Global Diversity Award October 5, 2014

    London: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was presented with the Global Diversity Award 2014 for his outstanding achievements in the field of cinema and his involvement in philanthropic endeavours. Receiving the coveted award from Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow at a special ceremony held in...
  • ISIS poses major threat to global security: Angela Merkel October 4, 2014

    Berlin: Warning that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posed a major threat to global security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called upon the nations around the world to join the fight against the militant group. "To stand up against the IS terror is in the interest of the entire world,...