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  • Girls outperform boys in education globally: Study 6 days ago

    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' 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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)...
  • 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...