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  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries 29-03-2014 04:58 PM

    London: Lights will be switched off in homes, offices and famous landmarks at 8.30 p.m. Saturday for an hour to mark WWF's annual Earth Hour. Millions of people around the globe will participate in the celebration of the eighth edition of the Earth Hour to show their support for environmental...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes 28-03-2014 09:21 PM

    Tired of nearly three-hour train journey to Agra? Now you can look forward to reaching the city of the Taj Mahal in just 90 minutes as the railways is set to increase the speed of the Shatabdi Express. Train journey between Delhi and Agra will be cut short to 90...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked...
  • Tata India's most valuable brand; Apple on top globally 18-02-2014 09:34 PM

    London: Diversified conglomerate Tata group was on Tuesday declared India's most valuable brand with a value of $21.1 billion, while US-based technology giant Apple has retained its top position globally with about $105 billion. According to a list released on Tuesday of world's 500 most valued brand, Brand Finance Global...
  • Delhi: World leaders to gather for TERI summit on sustainable development 05-02-2014 10:15 AM

    World leaders will gather in Delhi for the Sustainable Development Summit that is being organised by global think tank TERI. More than ever before development has become key but in a sustainable manner and to form a blueprint, leaders from around the world are gathering at the Delhi Sustainable Development...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • Vedic Pandits go 'missing' in US 26-01-2014 05:00 PM

    In a shocking revelation, as many as 163 Indians, most of them brought to the US as teenagers from villages in northern India to be trained into Vedic Pandits by two institutions set up by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of transcendental meditation fame, appear to have gone missing over the last...
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards: 'Aashiqui 2' bags six awards 22-01-2014 10:16 AM

    Mumbai: 'Aashiqui 2' led the films category of the fourth Gionee Star Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards as it walked away with six awards here. Initiated by Wizcraft International to applaud the finest achievements in the music Industry, the ceremony hosted by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was held Monday...
  • ZTE aims to garner 10 pc share of the global smartphone market by 2017 19-01-2014 01:02 PM

    Hong Kong: Chinese handset maker ZTE aims to garner 10 per cent share of the global smartphone market within three years as it expands its portfolio of Grand and Nubia devices, introduces wearable technology products and sets up retail stores across the world. "Technology is changing fast and we want...
  • The Global Economy: Will the Craziness Stop in 2014? 17-01-2014 03:12 PM

    The year 2013 saw two anniversaries: The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy and the 5th anniversary of the global financial crisis (GFC) and the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Both events continue to cause controversy. Theories about the presidential killing are still debated. There are still...
  • Global economy to grow in 2014: World Bank 15-01-2014 12:53 PM

    The global economy is estimated to expand at 3.2 per cent this year from 2.4 per cent in 2013, with growth picking up in developing countries and high-income economies, the World Bank said. But growth prospects remain vulnerable to US tapering, the global lender said in its semi-annual Global Economic...
  • Actor Ranveer Singh to host fourth edition of GiMA 14-01-2014 12:08 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh will host the fourth edition of Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA), it was officially announced on Monday. "It is a huge honour to be invited back to host an awards ceremony of this calibre, celebrating Indian music. The last time around was thrilling, as I got...
  • Government okays CCTV, panic buttons in public vehicles 02-01-2014 11:09 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the first project under the Nirbhaya fund, approving the installation of panic buttons, CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in India. The approval was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting...
  • #GlobalDayOfRage live tweets: #NoGoingBack protests against Section 377 15-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Several LGBT advocacy groups and activists are protesting against the reinstation of criminality of homosexuality in India (Section 377 of the IPC) by the Supreme Court in India and in many cities across the world. "This Judgment has inspired anger across different sections of society around the world. While the...
  • Ex-IITian pledges $ 1 million for IIT Kharagpur 15-12-2013 08:14 AM

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and a IIT Kharagpur passout has pledged $ 1 million for setting up a Center for Petroleum Engineering at her alma mater. Ruma Acharya-Deysarkar worked for Getty Oil and Texaco and Baker Hughes in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston. She founded Grounded Technology and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal among '100 Global Thinkers of 2013' 11-12-2013 06:24 PM

    New York: Founder of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal is among Foreign Policy magazine's leading Global Thinkers of 2013, a list of 100 people who have made "measurable difference" and are "pushing the boundaries of the possible". Activists Urvashi Butalia and Kavita Krishnan have also made it to...
  • Bangalore: ATM attack survivor out of ICU, attacker still at large 29-11-2013 07:15 PM

    Bangalore: Ten days since the brutal attack on a woman bank manager at an ATM in Bangalore, the victim is finally well on the path to recovery. While doctors had initially feared Jyothi Uday could be paralysed on the right side of her body, her recovery from brain surgery has...
  • IIM-Ahmedabad among top 39 elite B-Schools in the world 27-11-2013 07:58 AM

    London: IIM Ahmedabad has found a place in top 39 elite Business Schools in the world named by MBA employers, according to QS Global Business School Report 2013, which also ranked Indian MBA graduates as the world's most academically distinguished. The report, published by webportal - www.TopMBA.com - highlights four...
  • Shining Schools of India: Genesis Global School and MRIS Gurgaon 23-11-2013 10:55 PM

    On this episode of 'Shining Schools of India', we take a look at the Genesis Global School, Noida and MRIS Gurgaon. ...
  • 'Frequent destructive storms as global warming intensifies' 12-10-2013 08:58 PM

    Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. "Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. Even a small increase in the ocean's warmth can turn tropical disturbances into hurricanes...
  • Shutdown could harm America's global stature: White House 07-10-2013 09:11 PM

    Washington: As the US government shutdown enters its second week, the White House on Monday warned that the looming prospect of an unprecedented debt default by the world's largest economy was a "terrible" scenario that would harm America's democracy and global stature. Top US officials said the political deadlock on...
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population 01-10-2013 07:22 PM

    The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group. The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries,...
  • Apple tops the list of best global brands, dislodges Coca-Cola 30-09-2013 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: Outstripping Coca-Cola, Apple has now become the most valuable brand of the world. In Interbrand's latest Best Global Brands report, Apple - for the first time - has made to the number 1 spot. With Apple claiming the top position this year, Google has jumped to number 2...
  • Tweets reveal readers' news preferences across the globe 26-09-2013 04:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Different countries have stronger preference towards different types of articles - Americans and Brits are drawn to opinion and world news, while Brazilians go for sports, a twitter analysis has found. Researchers used data collected from Twitter to study readers' news preferences across the globe and discovered that...
  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates yet again 23-09-2013 10:00 AM

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates again after shocking markets by increasing them in only his first meeting, signalling he is willing to risk prolonging what is already the lowest economic growth in years in order to quash persistent inflation. Raising the repo rate by...
  • Amitabh Bachchan presented with Global Diversity Award 12-09-2013 10:15 AM

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain's House of Commons here. Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to the 71-year-old actor describing him as 'a Bollywood...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to get Global Diversity Award 11-09-2013 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the Global Diversity Award by the British Parliament. "Tomorrow (Wednesday) there is more activity and honour coming my way, by meeting up with the Speaker of the Parliament and to be taken around to the most private and secure parts of the...
  • Narendra Modi rolls out poll blitz, to address Indian diaspora in US 05-09-2013 12:24 AM

    Apparently impervious to a storm created by suspended IPS officer DG Vanzara's explosive letter slamming him, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a blitz in which he would address a string of events including a video conference speech to Indian diaspora in the US this month. Modi, head...