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  • UN summit rallies global action on climate change Yesterday

    United Nations: Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change at a UN summit on Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of states on climate change and the first...
  • Ebola a challenge to global security: European Parliament 2 days ago

    Strasbourg: Members of the European Parliament have urged the international community to play a major role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which they said poses "a challenge to global security". In a joint resolution on Thursday, the lawmakers deplored the loss of life in the West African...
  • Tiger Global leads $60 million investment in India's Quikr 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian online classifieds portal Quikr has secured $60 million from backers led by US investor Tiger Global Management to boost product development and expand its mobile business, the company said on Wednesday. Indian online businesses, especially e-retailers, have been a favourite for global investors who are betting on the segment's...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care 1 week ago

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • India poised to take global leadership role under Modi: Rijiju September 12, 2014

    Washington: India is poised to take global leadership role under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. "India is poised to take a global leadership role under Prime Minister Modi," he said. Rijiju, who is here to attend a World Bank meeting on disaster...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study September 9, 2014

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • GPS installed in Berhampur police vans September 9, 2014

    Berhampur: In a bid to enhance efficiency of the police, a global positioning system (GPS) was installed in police control room (PCR) vans in this south Odisha town increasing their area of coverage. This has been done in view of the increasing vehicular traffic and reports of crime from residential...
  • Gujarat delegation visit Canada to attract investors September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Preparing to host Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2015, a delegation of the state recently visited Canada to explore investment opportunities and encourage partnership in education and skill development. The three-day visit of the Vibrant Gujarat delegation, led by Gujarat Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal, also focused on promoting...
  • Gold dips below Rs 28,000-level on weak global cues September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing its losing streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices dipped below the Rs 28,000-level by falling Rs 70 to hit over two-month low of Rs 27,950 per 10 grams in the national capital on Wednesday on sustained selling by stockists amid a weakening global trend. Silver also...
  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list September 3, 2014

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position -- the lowest among BRICS countries -- in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Geneva-based World Economic...
  • 'Come, Make in India', Modi tells global investors August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited the global business community to set up manufacturing facilities in India giving the slogan 'come, make in India'. In his maiden Independence day address, he exhorted the youth to become entrepreneurs and manufacture 'zero-defect' goods with a view to make the country...
  • 2 Indian-origin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal - known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • Watch: GMR-IGI Airport Awards 2014 August 10, 2014

    In its 3rd edition the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport in partnership with GMR awards to recognise the best business partners from the airport community. This year's theme was 'Together We Shine'....
  • US urges India to step up as regional power August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May. In a speech wrapping up two days of talks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also...
  • India's central bank governor warns of global market 'crash' August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan says global markets are at risk of a "crash" should investors start bailing out of risky assets created by the loose monetary policies of developed economies. The comments, carried in an interview with Central Banking Journal, reiterate Rajan's previous warnings that emerging markets were...
  • India ready to re-engage with WTO members in September August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India on Friday said it is committed to the global trade deal without compromising on its interest, and will re-engage with members when talks resume a month from now. "WTO will open...
  • UN sets up task force to reduce flight risks over war zones August 1, 2014

    United Nations: In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the...
  • Mysterious giant hole appears in northern Siberia July 18, 2014

    Moscow: Russian scientists say they believe a 60-metre wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Centre of the Arctic, told the AP Thursday that the crater was mostly likely the result...
  • Greater mobile access to women to boost global productivity July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving women greater access to mobile phones and services can push up global productivity by USD 29 billion annually from 2020 onwards, says a report by Vodafone Foundation. "The Vodafone Connected Women report 2014 has found that providing women with greater access to mobile phones and services could...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • Rainfall to increase in the next two days: MeT July 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Director of the Meteorological department Charan Singh on Saturday said that rainfall to likely increase in the next two days. "Some global and local factors are together responsible for the low rainfall activity," he said. ...
  • Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama June 27, 2014

    Washington: The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents...
  • Connaught Place eighth most expensive office place in world June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped one notch to become the world's eighth costliest office destination, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) was ranked sixteenth, and Nariman Point at thirty-second in the list of Top 50 Costliest Global Office Markets. Delhi's Connaught Place...
  • India ranks 15th in the Global Wealth list June 11, 2014

    New York: India had 175,000 millionaire households in 2013, ranking 15th in the world, according to a wealth report which said the total number of millionaire households in the world rose to 16.3 million last year. The Boston Consulting Group's 14th annual report on the global wealth-management industry 'Riding a...
  • Airbus case: CBI team to visit London next week June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A CBI team will visit London by next week to examine Airbus's Executive Vice-President Kiran Rao in connection with alleged irregularities in the over Rs 8,000-crore deal for supplying 43 aircraft to the erstwhile Indian Airlines in 2005. Highly-placed sources said on Tuesday some clarifications are needed from...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Cyber crime costs global economy $445 billion a year: Report June 9, 2014

    London: Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research published on Monday. The report from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said cyber...
  • Safe Schools move in Nigeria, attracts hefty funding June 5, 2014

    United Nations: The Safe Schools Initiative in Nigeria has attracted significant funding since the abduction of more than 200 school girls by a militant organisation, the UN announced. The Safe Schools Initiative has already gathered more than $23 million which will be used to ensure that schools, particularly in the north...
  • Infosys faces shortage of leadership, says former CFO Mohandas Pai May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India's second-largest software services firm Infosys, which has seen a spate of departures by top executives, is facing a "shortage of leadership," former chief financial officer TV Mohandas Pai said on Thursday. The company's "prolonged search" for a chief executive officer is creating "stress" among Infosys employees, said Pai,...
  • Flipkart raises $210 million fresh funding from four investors May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, raised $210 million in a fresh round of funding from a group of four investors led by internet-focused investment group DST Global, it said in a statement on Monday. Last week, Flipkart, which is popular for selling books and electronics online, acquired the country's biggest fashion...