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  • Yahoo plans to take on Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana with Index April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: It seems like Yahoo is all geared up to rekindle its popularity among consumers with a range of new products this year. The California-based company recently announced that it was working on a messaging app and now, it has unveiled its plans about a digital assistant. During the company's...
  • Cases of respiratory problems increasing in Chennai due to rising pollution levels April 15, 2015

    Chennai's air pollution levels appear to be moderate compared to cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru but health experts say that the number of people with respiratory problems has increased over the years. The Air Quality Index launched by Prime Minister shows that the sulphur dioxide levels in some parts...
  • NGT bans 10-year-old diesel vehicles: Is this the only way to lower Delhi's pollution levels? April 8, 2015

    Two days after the launch of the Air Quality Index, the National Green Tribunal has banned all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old in Delhi. ...
  • National Green Tribunal bans all diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Delhi April 8, 2015

    Two days after the launch of the Air Quality Index, the National Green Tribunal has banned all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old in Delhi. ...
  • PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday. Speaking at the event, he claimed that India's contribution to the pollution level in the world is one of the lowest. "We have given a perception to rest of the...
  • Modi to launch India's first national air quality index today but no action planned on use of data yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the government's fight against air pollution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday take the crucial step of launching the first national air quality index. The index will inform the public about the level of pollution in the air on a daily basis in real-time. The Air...
  • Our worst performance in World Cup, says Angelo Mathews March 18, 2015

    Sydney: Describing their loss to South Africa in the quarter-final as their worst performance in the World Cup, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Wednesday thanked old war horses Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara for their contribution to cricket. The islanders were bowled out for a paltry total of 133, which...
  • World Cup: We were very motivated for the contest, says De Villiers March 18, 2015

    Sydney: On a high after winning their cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Sri Lanka, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers said his team was "very motivated" as they looked to break loose from the tag of "chokers". "I didn't have to say much. We were very motivated for this game....
  • World Cup: South Africa rout Sri Lanka to break knockout jinx and reach semis March 18, 2015

    It was here, at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1992, that South Africa's World Cup hard luck story began. It was in the fitness of things that their World Cup knockout jinx ended at the same venue. An absurd rain rule had been responsible for South Africa being bundled out of...
  • One catch could have changed our World Cup: Mohammad Tauqir March 15, 2015

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir was able to reflect with some pride on a World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday without a win but he felt one dropped catch could have changed the complexion of their tournament. Tauqir's side lost to West Indies by six wickets at McLean Park...
  • World Cup: West Indies stay alive for quarters after hammering UAE March 15, 2015

    "If we can wrap it up as quickly as possible, that's a plus for us. I can't play the weather. If it comes, it comes. If it doesn't, we just need to do what's required of us." With the threatening Cyclone Pam looming large over Match 41 of the 2015 World...
  • India's wholesale prices fall 0.39 per cent in January February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: India's wholesale prices declined an annual 0.39 per cent in January, their second fall in three months, on the back of a sharp correction in oil prices, government data showed on Monday. The data compared with a 0.4 per cent year-on-year gain forecast by economists in a Reuters poll...
  • Indian rupee rises to over 2-month high, up 16 paise Vs US dollar at 61.71 January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday jumped by 16 paise to end at over two-month high of 61.71 against the greenback on good inflows in local markets and sustained dollar sales by exporters, extending its winning trend to third straight day. A weak dollar overseas also boosted the sentiment in favour of...
  • Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world: report December 10, 2014

    Washington: Pakistan is placed eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world which is led by Iraq, according to a US-based intelligence think tank. Afghanistan, the only other South Asian country in the list, is placed fourth in the Country Threat Index (CTI) compiled by IntelCenter, a...
  • India's position in the Corruption Perception Index improves, climbs up to 85 against 94 last year December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for India, the country has improved on its ranking in the Corruption Perception Index. In the data for the year 2014, India stands at 85th position out of 175 countries as compared to its ranking of 94 in 2013 out of 177 countries. There...
  • 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...
  • Sensex rises 109 points; Bank Nifty up 2.5 per cent, CNX IT slips 4 per cent October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex rose 109.19 points or 0.42 per cent to close at 26108.53 and the Nifty climbed 32.40 points or 0.42 per cent to 7780.60. About 1336 shares have advanced, 1501 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. Good buying was observed in capital goods, banking, healthcare and fast moving...
  • Housing demand to pick up in 6-8 months: Report October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Housing sales have remained lower than expected so far during the current festival season mainly due to high interest rates and the demand is likely to pick up only in the next 6-8 months, according to a report by Knight Frank and Ficci. Property consultant Knight Frank and...
  • Inflation drops to 5-year low of 2.38 per cent in September October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing decline in food prices, including vegetables, pulled down the September wholesale price inflation to a five year low of 2.38 per cent. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 3.74 per cent in August and 7.05 per cent in September 2013. ...
  • Choppy Sensex, Nifty close lower; DLF tanks 28 per cent, BHEL up 4 per cent October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks closed marginally lower amid consolidation on Tuesday ahead of two state elections (Maharashtra and Haryana) on Wednesday. The Sensex fell 34.74 points to close at 26349.33 and the Nifty declined 20.25 points to 7864. About 1301 shares have advanced, 1622 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged. ...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Inflation at 5 month low of 5.19 per cent in July August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein rich items. It was at 5.43 per cent last month and 5.84 per cent in July 2013. Inflation in the overall food articles...
  • Hiring activity up 20 per cent in July 2014 over July 2013: Survey August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a growth in hiring activity with the Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of July 2014 at 1649 indicating a 20 per cent growth in hiring when compared to July 2013. Monthly comparison also shows a growth of 5 per cent in hiring activity...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bimonthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • India slips to seventh spot on FDI confidence index June 3, 2014

    Washington: India has slipped to its lowest position in over a decade in the foreign direct investment confidence index, which has been topped by the United States for the second year in a row, a study has showed. The survey of 300 global executives by global consulting firm A T Kearney...
  • April WPI inflation at twomonth low of 5.2 per cent May 15, 2014

    India's wholesale pricesbased inflation in April slowed to a twomonth low of 5.2 per cent, helped by a moderation in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Thursday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI) compared with a 5.73 per cent yearonyear jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Industrial production remains negative, dips 0.5 pc in March May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing no signs of recovery, factory production remained in negative territory for the second month in a row, contracting 0.5 per cent in March due to declining output in manufacturing, especially capital goods. Output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) remained almost flat in 201314 and...
  • March WPI inflation hits three-month high of 5.70 per cent April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's wholesale prices-based inflation accelerated to a three-month high of 5.70 per cent in March, driven up by increases in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI)compared with a 5.30 per cent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow...