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  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns 21 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Ahmedabad airport gears up for Vibrant Gujarat meet next week January 2, 2015

    The Ahmedabad airport is gearing up for a massive air traffic during the forthcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit events. ...
  • Third-quarter US economic growth strongest in 11 years December 24, 2014

    Washington: The US economy grew at a 5 per cent clip in the third quarter, its quickest pace in 11 years and the strongest sign yet that growth has decisively shifted into higher gear. Some of the strength appears to have been sustained, with other data on Tuesday showing consumer spending...
  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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)...