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India can stand out with reforms, planningJaitley

India can stand out with reforms, planning: Jaitley

DAVOS: India can stand out in the gloomy global economic situation with headwinds from China and the US if it continues with “reforms and responsible economic planning”, Finance Minister Arun… Read more »

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India must increase women participation in labour force: ILO

GENEVA: India needs to increase women’s participation in labour markets, build on its experience of its flagship employment scheme and provide social housing for the working poor to tackle unemployment,… Read more »

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

LONDON: Metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources has cut down its Bonds repurchase offer to USD 227.40 million out of its outstanding USD 1.13 billion convertible Bonds due in July… Read more »

Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

BEIJING: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it… Read more »

Indian-origin cancer researcher knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Indian-origin cancer researcher knighted by Queen Elizabeth

LONDON: A top Indian-origin cancer research expert has been conferred Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for being “hugely influential” in his work on prevention and treatment of cancer, according to… Read more »

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks prosecution

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks: prosecution

BRUSSELS: Belgian prosecutors said today they have arrested a 10th suspect over the attacks in Paris last month and charged him with terror offences. The Belgian national, identified only as… Read more »

UN adopts resolution on Syrian peace process

UN adopts resolution on Syrian peace process

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a peace process in Syria to end the five-year-long war through talks between the government and the opposition, but… Read more »

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WTO talks enter 5th day; hectic parleys on to end impasse

NAIROBI: The WTO talks entered the fifth day on Saturday even though hectic parlays are on to bridge differences between developed and emerging economies on the issues on Doha Round,… Read more »

Indo-Japan N-deal to boost India's renewable energy plansIEA

Indo-Japan N-deal to boost India’s renewable energy plans: IEA

SINGAPORE: India’s recent agreement with Japan on developing environmentally-friendly nuclear energy for civilian use is the right step and will boost the country’s renewable energy plans, the IEA said here… Read more »

After 6 yrs on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

After 6 yrs on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

JOHANNESBURG: NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, who had topped South Africa’s richest list of 100 businessmen for six consecutive years, has been left out this year due to plummeting share… Read more »

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue of intolerance and human rights in India with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his visit here last month, the UK… Read more »

All-night Taliban raid on Afghan airport kills at least eight

All-night Taliban raid on Afghan airport kills at least eight

KANDAHAR: At least eight people were killed after Taliban militants stormed an airport complex in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city, triggering an all-night gun battle that coincides with a regional conference today… Read more »

Third bomber at Paris's Bataclan music hall identified police

Third bomber at Paris’s Bataclan music hall identified: police

PARIS: A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks at Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources said… Read more »

UN climate talks race to complete climate-saving draft

UN climate talks race to complete climate-saving draft

LE BOURGET, France: India and US are working in a “constructive way” for a climate deal that is comfortable to both, a top American official has said, as negotiators from… Read more »

Rescuing people is best Navy Day for us Arakkonam Base staff

Rescuing people is best Navy Day for us: Arakkonam Base staff

ARAKKONAM NAVAL BASE, TN: Pride was writ large on the faces of naval staff at Arakkonam Base, the strategic defense asset that is playing a stellar and critical role in… Read more »

US working 'collaboratively' with India on climate change

US working ‘collaboratively’ with India on climate change

PARIS: With the climate change conference in Paris entering its fifth day, the US today said it has a strong history of working “collaboratively” with India and both nations are working… Read more »

Hindujas get lifetime achievement award in Dubai

Hindujas get lifetime achievement award in Dubai

DUBAI: The Hinduja Brothers have been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award here for their influential leadership in business sector. Gopichand P Hinduja, Co-Chairman Hinduja Group of Companies, the… Read more »

''India must work for meaningful climate deal at Paris''

‘India must work for meaningful climate deal at Paris’

WASHINGTON: A pro-environment Sikh-American group today said that India should commit itself to reducing carbon emissions and work towards a meaningful agreement at the UN climate summit in Paris. “While… Read more »

Indian origin Singaporean charged over corruption

Indian origin Singaporean charged with corruption

SINGAPORE: A 55-year-old Indian-origin Singaporean woman who was employed by the US Navy as a lead contract specialist in Singapore has been charged today with corruption and money-laundering offences involving… Read more »

Pistorius convicted of murder on appeal

Pistorius convicted of murder on appeal

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder today by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which threw out his earlier conviction on a lesser charge for shooting dead… Read more »