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Narendra Modi: Is India's PM avoiding the media?

Jul 25, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: BBC

Is India's new PM Narendra Modi avoiding the media? Two months after leading his party to a historic victory in May's general election, Mr Modi has preferred social media over India's thriving mainstream press - hundreds of newspapers ...

Gaza Live: Israel shells UN school killing 15; death toll rises to 800

Jul 25, 2014 at 09:00 | Source: FirstPost

8:56 am: Astronaut tweets photo of strikes in Gaza as seen from spaceGerman astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is presently working in the International Space Station tweeted a photo of Israel, Gaza and the surrounding region from space, showing strikes ...

Gaza crisis: Modi govt must be lauded for voting against Israel

Jul 24, 2014 at 22:29 | Source: FirstPost

It is strange to see many prominent pro-BJP journalists and commentators criticising the Narendra Modi government for having taken a strong stand against Israel by voting in support of a UN resolution to launch a probe into the Israeli offensive on G...

What impact will the MH17 disaster have on Russia?

Jul 24, 2014 at 21:36 | Source: BBC

Russia's economy is struggling. It grew just 1.3% last year, shrank 0.5% between January and March, and didn't grow at all between April and June. And that was before the threat of deeper sanctions following the loss of a Malaysia Airlines ...

Gaza Live: Gaza burns as Kerry attempts to broker truce

Jul 24, 2014 at 16:02 | Source: FirstPost

3:09 pm: UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says not possible for Palestinians to hide from strikesUN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expressed deep concern Thursday about the mounting civilian casualties in Gaza, warning that it was "almost imp...

Foreign policy hawks howl in protest over India's pro-Gaza UNHRC vote

Jul 24, 2014 at 15:08 | Source: FirstPost

In a major shift from its earlier stance, India voted in favour of the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. But the move has made right leaning pundits unhappy, particularly since it contra...

India's pro-Gaza UNHRC vote leaves foreign policy hawks howling in protest

Jul 24, 2014 at 12:11 | Source: FirstPost

In a major shift from its earlier stance, India voted in favour of the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. But the move has made right leaning pundits unhappy, particularly since it contra...

No improvement: India still at number 135 on Human Development Index

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:59 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In a sign that shows India has a lot of catching up to do, the country's ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) remained unchanged at 135 in 2013, reflecting little improvement in the living standard of its people, says a United Nati...

Gaza Live: Israel swears in new president as war escalates

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:22 | Source: FirstPost

10:00 pm: Israel swears in new president amid Gaza warIsrael's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.Rivlin'...

Gaza Live: One child killed every hour in last two days, says UN report

Jul 24, 2014 at 10:00 | Source: FirstPost

10:00 am: US lifts ban on flights to IsraelThe Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.The agency made its decision late Wednes...

Gaza Live: US pushes for truce as battle rages between Palestinians, Israelis

Jul 24, 2014 at 08:17 | Source: FirstPost

7:00 am: Family of 6, including 2 children kiiled in Israeli air raidsA family of six, including two young children, was killed Thursday in an Israeli air strike in the south of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian emergency services said."Six members of...

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

Jul 24, 2014 at 07:23 | Source: FirstPost

Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza.India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted res...

National shame: Why is India still abandoning her daughters?

Jul 24, 2014 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

Among the BRICS countries which recently met in Brazil, India stood out for the worst socio-economic indicators. From literacy to life expectancy, India was at the bottom of the table while claiming to be an emerging economy of the world.On Tuesday, ...

World Bank loan pledge

Jul 24, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 23: World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed lending plans, which could see the global banker providing $15-18 billion in soft loans to India over the next three years. India has made it clea...

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

Jul 24, 2014 at 03:53 | Source: IBNLive

Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-dr...

World Bank Chief Welcomes New BRICS Development Bank

Jul 24, 2014 at 02:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: The World Bank welcomed a $100-billion development bank founded by the BRICS nations and is ready to provide it with technical assistance, its president said on Wednesday after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BRICS&nbs...

Will MH17 air crash damage Russia's Putin?

Jul 23, 2014 at 17:37 | Source: BBC

Right up until the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on 17 July, President Vladimir Putin's handling of the Ukraine crisis was seen in Russia as fairly successful, both strategically and tactically. Russia was obviously supporting the ...

Gaza Live: Israel, Hamas' may have committed war crimes, says UN rights chief

Jul 23, 2014 at 16:03 | Source: FirstPost

4:03 pm: Foreign worker killed in mortar strike fired from GazaA foreign worker in southern Israel died after being hit by a mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip, police said on Wednesday."There was a foreign worker killed by a mortar," p...

Why has the Modi govt avoided taking a stand on Gaza?

Jul 23, 2014 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

In the last twoweeks, the Gaza conflict has escalated from a search operation to find three Israeli teens kidnapped from West Bank to a full blown invasion by Israel, which has claimed 600 lives so far.Even as Israel continues to mount its punishing ...

Gaza Live: Israel, Hamas' actions may be war crimes, says UN rights chief

Jul 23, 2014 at 14:32 | Source: FirstPost

2:33 pm: Kerry defies FAA ban, flies to Tel Aviv to broker truceIsrael's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while also condemning indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian mili...

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