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Police fire on Myanmar protesters, 1 dead, 20 hurt - reports

Dec 23, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police fired on protesters near a mine at the centre of a long-running land dispute on Monday, killing one person and wounding 20 others, media reports said, as the China-linked company announced plans to expand the project...

Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

Dec 22, 2014 at 11:44 | Source: FirstPost

Panaji: The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said in Panaji."Marine debris like plastic, glass, metal, rubber abandoned fishing nets and other gear often get entan...

Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

Dec 20, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Poet and critic Adil Jussawall's "Trying to Say Goodbye" is among eight books of poetry conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014, it was announced here Friday.Apart from this, five novels, three books of...

Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Dec 19, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai/Pune, Dec 19 (IANS) Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography.The Pune-based 76-year-old scientist's autobiography "Chaar Nagrantale Majhe Vishwa" was unanimous...

Peru's melting glaciers a deadly threat as temperatures rise

Dec 12, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

CARHUAZ, Peru (Reuters) - High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes. Scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off i...

Pakistan carves out trench along Afghanistan border, enrages Kabul

Dec 04, 2014 at 14:22 | Source: FirstPost

Kandahar: In the dusty badlands along its disputed border with Afghanistan, Pakistan is carving out a massive trench to keep out separatists, smugglers and militants in an attempt to bring order to a lawless, tribal region.But like the Berlin Wall or...

Punjab's traditional craft inscribed on Unesco list

Dec 03, 2014 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making from Punjab has been inscribed on Unesco's 2014 Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, an official statement said Tuesday.This utensil maki...

Where whisky and whiskey are worlds apart (Feature)

Dec 03, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

Louisville (Kentucky), Dec 2 (IANS) There is a world of difference between what India, the world's largest whisky drinking nation, cheers with and what connoisseurs call the American 'whiskey' spelt with an 'e', for starters.What Indians drink, parti...

Rouble suffers biggest one-day fall since 1998 as oil slides

Dec 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

The rouble suffered its biggest one-day decline since 1998 as oil prices continued to fall on Monday, escalating fears about the Russian economy. The currency slid almost 9% against the dollar before rallying after suspected central bank intervention...

Rouble falls as oil price hits five-year low

Dec 01, 2014 at 18:52 | Source: BBC

Oil prices fell to a five-year low on Monday, sending the rouble tumbling, while fears over slowing manufacturing activity in Europe and China undermined global confidence. The Russian currency slid more than 6% against the dollar to a new record low...

Chile focus on trade tie

Nov 27, 2014 at 00:52 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Calcutta, Nov. 25: Chile has pitched for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India to boost trade. Chile’s ambassador to India Andr�s Barb� today said negotiations for such a deal could begin next year. Meanwhile, th...

Burger King's India challenge: Finding out spicy, crunchy, juicy whoppers that hit the right spots

Nov 25, 2014 at 18:03 | Source: FirstPost

When I first visited Burger King in July this year, its office in Mumbai's Lower Parel business district was a beehive of activity. Employees were busy scouting for locations, negotiating with suppliers, conducting blind tastings and fine-tuning the ...

Hong Kong Shares Lead Asia Higher After China Rate Cut

Nov 24, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Asian stocks climbed, with a gauge of shares outside of Japan rising the most in two weeks after China unexpectedly cut interest rates, joining Europe and Japan in bolstering economic stimulus amid a global slowdown. Copper futures rose with&nbsp...

Asia Stocks Jump With Copper on China Rate Cut; Won Gains

Nov 24, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: Business Week

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, speaks at the European Banking Congress at the Alte Oper concert hall in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2014. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg. Asian stocks climbed, with a gauge of shares&a...

US Senators question banks over commodities trading

Nov 21, 2014 at 03:02 | Source: BBC

Executives of three US banks are being grilled by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities. A two-year report found that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase bought up large ...

Ancient treasure trove found in Laos

Nov 20, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

Vientiane, Nov 20 (IANS) Artefacts that shed light on a period some 2,500 years ago have been unearthed when people were searching for unexploded ordnance remaining from past wars at a mine site in southern Laos, media reported Thursday.A bronze drum...

Climate change not behind collapse of European Bronze Age: Study

Nov 19, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists who studied a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age have said climate change, commonly assumed to be responsible, could not have been the culprit.Researchers from several universities in ...

Sesa Sterlite Gains 3% on Expansion Buzz

Nov 18, 2014 at 11:59 | Source: NDTV Profit

Shares in Vedanta Group's Sesa Sterlite gained over 3 per cent to a day high of Rs 245.85 on Tuesday on reports that the company is planning to expand its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) with an investment of Rs 2,500 crore. Un...

Timeline: Reforms in Myanmar

Nov 13, 2014 at 22:32 | Source: BBC

A process of reform has been under way in Myanmar (also known as Burma) since November 2010, when military rule was replaced by a new military-backed civilian government. Here is a timeline of key developments. 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi was released from...

Hindustan Copper Q2 Net Decline by 72% to Rs 17 Crore

Nov 13, 2014 at 22:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: State-owned Hindustan Copper on Thursday reported a 72.2 per cent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 17.21 crore for the quarter ended September 30 on the back of lower income from operations. The company's net profit in the&am...

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