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  • India's economy likely to grow 8 pc in next fiscal: Report 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The country's economy is likely to clock 8 per cent growth in the next financial year and 8.3 per cent in 2016-17, says a report. "India is the only BRIC country, where growth will accelerate, to 8 per cent in FY16 and 8.3 per cent in FY17, based on...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wins Indian of the Year 2014 in the Global Indian category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been awarded the Indian of the Year 2014 in the Global Indian section. He is third CEO of technology giant Microsoft. Nadella has successfully avoided fading into the giant shadows of his predecessors Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Sensing the wind, he is steering...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for global Indian category March 17, 2015

    Blending the deepest of Indian sensibilities with contemporary ideas, these individuals of Indian origin have created a new benchmark and conquered the unthinkable. They represent the new wave of national pride and symbolize a modern and inclusive way of life that mirrors a new world order. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh to soon become major industrial destinaton March 6, 2015

    Coimbatore: Madhya Pradesh would soon become a major industrial investment destination, the State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Friday. The Global Investors Summit, organised in Indore last year, received proposals worth over Rs five lakh crore and industries will be soon set up in the...
  • Indian female millennials most confident about career: Report March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian female millennials are most confident of their career progression as a majority of them believe that they will be able to reach top positions in their respective organisations, says a PwC report. Millennial is a term used to refer those who are born between 1980s and 2000s. According...
  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns February 28, 2015

    London: The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Nothing about influenza is predictable including where the next pandemic might emerge and which virus might be responsible," the United Nations health agency...
  • Fashion has a universal appeal, can be a powerful instrument to raise awareness: Manish Malhotra February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra will be involved in the launch of WEvolve global campaign at the forthcoming Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW). The campaign empowers young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender violence. The show, featuring The Blue Fashion Runway, is a part of LFW's...
  • AR Rahman's band NAFS debuts, performs at the Global Indian Music Awards February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman's band NAFS gave its maiden performance here at the fifth edition of Gionee Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA). The awards ceremony took place Tuesday in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity. The ceremony, hosted by singer Mika Singh...
  • Stock market to remain volatile ahead of F&O expiry, Budget February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Stock market is expected to remain volatile during the week due to key events such as presentation of economic survey and General Budget, and expiry of derivative contracts, say experts. The pre-budget expectations will start building up and corresponding sectors may see increased...
  • Delhi: Show cause notice to 2 labs for overcharging for swine flu test February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Delhi government on Saturday issued show cause notices to two private labs for allegedly charging more than the specified limit of Rs 4,500 fixed by it for swine flu tests. The notices were issued following surprise checks conducted by a health department team on...
  • January second warmest on record globally February 20, 2015

    Washington: January 2015 was the second warmest on record globally, just behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in January was 1.6 Celsius warmer than normal, making it the...
  • Twenty-five years on, lack of climate change theories February 17, 2015

    Twenty-five years of debate have brought no evidence that climate change is on its way. Professor Essex said, "There is not a single piece of content that actually hangs together to make a complete case. There are long chains of reasoning but are incomplete." ...
  • 1,700 obsolete laws to be repealed, says PM Modi February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government has identified around 1,700 obsolete laws and is working towards their repeal. Pointing out that the world is looking at India with great hopes, he said one of the reasons for this was the global investor community trusts the independence of...
  • Government to infuse Rs 6,990 crore in 9 public sector banks; SBI leads the pack February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will soon infuse Rs 6,990 crore in nine public sector banks including SBI, Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB) for enhancing their capital and meeting global risk norms. This is the first tranche of capital infusion for which the government had allocated Rs 11,200...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014: UN January 29, 2015

    Geneva: Notwithstanding the decline in global foreign direct investment inflows, India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014 to an estimated $35 billion with maximum growth in the services sector, a UN report said on Thursday. China toppled the US in 2014 as the world's largest recipient of FDI...
  • Girls outperform boys in education globally: Study January 22, 2015

    London: Girls outperform boys in educational achievement levels in 70 per cent of the countries including in those where women liberties are severely restricted, a new large-scale study has said, suggesting that gender equality is not enough to close the achievement gaps in global education. According to the study conducted...
  • e Lounge unwind: Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher on their latest movie 'Baby' January 22, 2015

    Bollywood's action star Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher talk about their forthcoming film "Baby". Based on the subject of global terrorism, the film discusses these issues openly to spread awareness. ...
  • Chinese daily scoff at reports of India's GDP overtaking China January 21, 2015

    Beijing: Peeved over IMF's forecast that India's growth rate would surpass that of China by 2016, a state-run daily on Wednesday said that having overshadowed by the Communist giant for long, India is seeking evidence to show that "it is not inferior to China". "It's different in India. Long overshadowed...
  • Europe deflation biggest risk to global economy in 2015: Nobel Laureate for Economics January 21, 2015

    Nobel Laureate for Economics Edmund Phelps speaks out on Global Financial Crisis saying that Europe's deflation is the biggest risk to the global economy in 2015. ...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • Oil prices dip to 6-year low: Is this the right time for a cut in interest rates? January 14, 2015

    Oil tumbled 5 per cent to near six-year lows before recovering ground on Tuesday, and Brent briefly traded at par to US crude for the first time in three months as some traders moved to take advantage of ample storage space in the United States. ...
  • US brands Pakistani Taliban head behind massacre as global terrorist January 14, 2015

    The United States on Tuesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah a "global terrorist," making it a crime to engage in transactions with the man behind the December 16 attack in which 130 children at a Peshawar school were killed. The State Department said in a statement the formal designation also...
  • World Bank cuts global economic outlook despite oil price drop January 14, 2015

    Washington: The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices. The global development lender predicted the global economy would grow 3 percent...
  • Oil near six-year low; Brent trades at par to US crude oil January 14, 2015

    New York: Oil tumbled 5 per cent to near six-year lows before recovering ground on Tuesday, and Brent briefly traded at par to US crude for the first time in three months as some traders moved to take advantage of ample storage space in the United States. Traders were searching to...
  • West Bengal attracted Rs 83,000 crore investment in our regime: TMC January 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's government is hosting over 500 Indian and global business leaders as part of the two-day West Bengal Global Business summit that begins on Wednesday. Ahead of the summit, West Bengal Finance Minster Amit Mitra has claimed that the state has already attracted Rs 83,000 crore...
  • Delhi will have country's first smart city: Venkaiah Naidu January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi will be developed into a "global city" and the country's first 'smart city' will be set up to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. "We want to make Delhi a truly global...