IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche
Dec 20, 2014 at 01:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month.&qu...
TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained
Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source:
David Cameron is meeting other EU leaders and industry bodies at CBI-hosted talks in Brussels hoping to inject fresh impetus into talks on a transatlantic trade deal. Supporters say it will boost economies - critics call it anti-democratic. What is t...
Maharashtra government working to help drought-hit farmers: Uddhav
Dec 18, 2014 at 15:29 | Source:
Nagpur: Even as Marathwada and Vidarbha regions continue to grapple with scarcity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray feels that the state government has taken definite steps to tackle the drought conditions and is reaching out to affected farmers in M...
Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble
Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source:
Russia is planning new measures aimed at stabilising its financial markets after the rouble's slump against the dollar. The country's central bank said that if necessary, it would provide additional capital to Russia's banks and financ...
Bans causing decline in gutka consumption: WHO study
Dec 17, 2014 at 02:15 | Source:
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) There are strong indications that state-level laws banning gutka are leading to a decrease in its consumption, with nearly 49 percent respondents admitting to having consumed less since the ban, according to a WHO study.Conducte...
Gutka consumption and availability in India reduced since ban: WHO
Dec 16, 2014 at 18:26 | Source:
The availability of gutka and its consumption has reduced since the banning of gutka by various states, the WHO said today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently had conducted a stud...
Australia's budget deficit to widen by A$10bn
Dec 15, 2014 at 12:42 | Source:
Australia's government has said it expects the nation's deficit to grow to $40.4bn Australian dollars ($33.2bn; £21.2bn) in the 12 months to June. Earlier in the year, the deficit for the period had been forecast to come in at A$29.8bn. Th...
Google Glass to enter space station next week
Dec 14, 2014 at 22:30 | Source:
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) The wearable eye device from Google is all set to enter the International Space Station (ISS) for a flatworm study next week.Part of the package to be sent to the ISS onboard the SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in ...
Fifa and Olympic leaders face new financial checks
Dec 14, 2014 at 16:52 | Source:
Swiss politicians have passed a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The move is part of a revision to a wider bill combating money laundering. T...
Pro-ISIS Twitter handler Biswas arrested: How police tracked him down
Dec 14, 2014 at 13:56 | Source:
Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based ITC executive who allegedly ran the pro-ISIS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness, has been arrested by the Bangalore police. Details of the case first emerged when Britain's Channel 4 ran an exclusive story on Mehdi...
Police arrest Bengaluru exec behind ISIS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness
Dec 14, 2014 at 08:00 | Source:
Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who was named by UK-based Channel 4 as the man behind terror group Islamic State's (IS) most influential Twitter handle, was today arrested from his flat and slapped with charges of "wagi...
UN adopts Modi's proposal of Yoga Day, Modi tweets elation
Dec 13, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) By acclamation the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Wednesday declared June 21 International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being."Prime Minister Narendra Mo...
BJP alleges Kashmir govt did not give compensation to 15 lakh PoK refugees
Dec 12, 2014 at 20:46 | Source:
Suchetgarh: Lambasting previous NC, PDP and Congress governments for their failure to grant compensation to over 15 lakh refugees from PoK in Jammu region, BJP on Friday said it is committed to address the problems of all categories of refugees in Ja...