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  • 'Come, Make in India', Modi tells global investors 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic of 36,000 pictures May 23, 2014

    New York: NASA unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said. NASA asked people on April 22, Earth Day, to upload pictures tagged with #GlobalSelfie...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth - Survey...
  • Mallika Sherawat to inaugurate CII Pavilion at Cannes May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, who has been a regular at the Cannes International Film festival since the past few years, will inaugurate the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Pavilion during the gala later this month. She is excited about being invited to inaugurate the event. "Feeling honoured to be invited to...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...
  • Watch: The Global Education for the Future April 27, 2014

    'The Global Education for the Future' highlights the importance of global education and the carriers in store for students in the days ahead. ...
  • Global Education for the Future: Globalisation opens various opportunities for students March 30, 2014

    Globalisation has opened up various opportunities for higher education. Experts, however, stressed that institutions need to be empowered to fulfil that goal. "Institutions need to be empowered to fulfil that goal of providing global education," said Professor C Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University. ...
  • Earth Hour: A voluntary blackout tonight for environmental issues by over 7,000 cities in 154 countries March 29, 2014

    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 issues...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes March 28, 2014

    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 minutes...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian March 2, 2014

    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 41st...