Sensex falls for second day; ITC, metals hit
Jan 15, 2015 at 00:45 | Source:
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex fell for a second straight session on Wednesday, led by declines in ITC Ltd(ITC.NS) after the government proposed to amend anti-smoking laws, including banning the sale of loose cigarettes.Sentiment was also hit as m...
Tobacco majors fall after govt plans to ban loose cigarette sales
Jan 14, 2015 at 15:31 | Source:
Mumbai: Shares of tobacco companies -- ITC and Godfrey Philips India -- fell sharply by as much as 4 percent intra-day after the government proposed to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes...
EU-US TTIP trade talks hit investor protection snag
Jan 14, 2015 at 01:22 | Source:
EU-US talks aimed at clinching a comprehensive free trade deal have run up against huge scepticism in Europe, the European Commission says. The Commission has published the results of a public consultation on investor protection - one of the most con...
Charlie Hebdo: Recalling a day at the magazine
Jan 09, 2015 at 11:11 | Source:
Indian cartoonist Vishwajyoti Ghosh, who was friends with some of the Charlie Hebdo staff killed in Wednesday's attack, remembers a memorable day with courageous artists at the offices of the French satirical magazine. A big round table, a gener...
Justice at risk as Pakistan rushes convicts to the gallows
Jan 06, 2015 at 04:52 | Source:
Pakistan's government has been at pains in the last week to show that it can tackle militancy. After a daylong meeting with the country's main political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said military courts would be set up for the speed...
Strategic shift: Nine takeaways from Modi's healthcare policy
Jan 02, 2015 at 19:35 | Source:
There is one reform that is creeping up on us in the form of National Healthcare Policy 2015. The government has for the first time made a real effort to define the healthcare needs of the country. The policy will warm the hearts of several people wh...
Breach and the economics of demerit goods
Dec 30, 2014 at 12:53 | Source:
A recent report by the security technology firm Symantec laid out the rate card for online hacked and stolen goods- from a few pennies for a compromised account ID and password, to several thousands of dollars for tools and for-hire guns to perform c...
Vape, photobomb, heart emoji and more: Here are the top words of 2014
Dec 29, 2014 at 11:29 | Source:
New Delhi: Terms like 'vape', 'culture', 'photobomb', 'overshare' and 'heart emoji' were significant throughout the past 12 months and have been named top words of 2014 by various dictionaries and language monitoring groups.While Oxford Dictionaries ...
Crackdown on smoking in Goa music festivals sought
Dec 27, 2014 at 00:18 | Source:
Panaji, Dec 26 (IANS) An anti-tobacco vigilante organisation has asked Goa Police to launch a crackdown on smoking at the two mega Electronic Dance Music (EDM) events to be held later this week.In a request to the North Goa Superintendent of Police P...
Insight: Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police
Dec 24, 2014 at 00:45 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life. Garner, a 43-year-o...
The casualties of Russia's decline
Dec 19, 2014 at 21:06 | Source:
In the 21st Century, no economy is an island, entire of itself. But as Russia looks likely to enter a deep recession - fuelled by plummeting oil prices and the plunging rouble - the West has remained sanguine about the potential impact on global fina...