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Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit follower...

Xavier's, Fergusson among 19 colleges to get "heritage" status

Jul 06, 2015 at 17:34 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: With an aim of conserving collegecampuses which are more than 100 years old,the UniversityGrants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19institutions across the country and has approved financialassistance for their i...

Monsoon falters in key month for farmers| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses.Weather forecasters said the monsoon, cr...

Royal Underwear: Queen Victoria's intimate apparel expected to score big in auction

Jul 01, 2015 at 19:43 | Source: FirstPost

London: A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton underwear worn by her during the last 10 years of her life are to be sold at an auction in the UK and the 125-year-oldapparel is expected to fetch several thousand pounds.The pants, embroidered with the royal...

Eastern India gets an agri institute after 70 years: Will it quicken Green Revolution there?

Jul 01, 2015 at 15:58 | Source: FirstPost

On Sunday, 28 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Goria Karma in Jharkhand (although the event was held 30 km away on the Bihar border, perhaps to swing some votes in th...

Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived| Reuters

Jun 26, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts inparts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. But weather forecasters are not convinced, warning of severe dryness in the autumn months....

Online sale of Yoga mats, books and DVDs rising fast, says Flipkart

Jun 22, 2015 at 14:51 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru: Beating wellness industry estimates of 20-25 percent, the demand for Yoga mats on its platform has grown exponentially over 80 percent in the last one year, e-retailer Flipkart said today.The e-retailer conducted a survey among its 45 mill...

NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths | Reuters

Jun 20, 2015 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

DALLAS A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has come under fire for suggesting that a South Carolina lawmaker and pastor slain with eight members of his congregation bears some of the blame for his opposition to permitting concealed handgu...

Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every year

Jun 20, 2015 at 08:30 | Source: FirstPost

There hardly is a world city a title which Mumbai aspires to that can come to a halt the way Mumbai does, almost every year during the monsoon. That it gives the city financial and business capital - a bad name is another thing; just like the Shiv...

Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every single year

Jun 19, 2015 at 22:50 | Source: FirstPost

There hardly is a world city a title which Mumbai aspires to that can come to a halt the way Mumbai does, almost every year during the monsoon. That it gives the city financial and business capital - a bad name is another thing; just like the Shiv...

AAP is out with a new ad and BJP, Najeeb Jung should be very scared

Jun 18, 2015 at 18:55 | Source: FirstPost

It's not easy to be the Aam Aadmi Party. Much like the heroine in a saas bahu soap, the party is perennially fighting and occasionally sobbing. When the party's own people are not leaving it, its ministers are being pulled up for furnishing fake grad...

AAP's out with a new ad and BJP, Najeeb Jung should be very scared

Jun 18, 2015 at 14:37 | Source: FirstPost

It's not easy to be the Aam Aadmi Party. Much like the heroine in a saas bahu soap, the party is perennially fighting and occasionally sobbing. When the party's own people are not leaving it, its ministers are being pulled up for furnishing fake grad...

I had to drop out of engineering as all hands were needed: Joseph Thayyil of Johns Umbrellas

Jun 15, 2015 at 10:30 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

I had to drop out of engineering as all hands were needed, says Joseph Thayyil of Johns Umbrellas

Jun 12, 2015 at 15:47 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

I had to drop out of engineering as all hands were needed, says Joseph Thayil of Johns Umbrellas

Jun 12, 2015 at 15:47 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

India needs a 'ministry of inventions' to push for new ideas, says Maneka Gandhi

Jun 11, 2015 at 16:25 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Stressing on the need to adopt ecologically sustainable and pragmatic solutions, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday said there is a need to create a 'ministry of invention' at the government level to encourag...

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

Jun 05, 2015 at 22:47 | Source: FirstPost

Geneva: The US posed a salvo of questions to India on its domestic support programmes, including its cotton policies, minimum support price, public stockholding for food security purposes and landholding pooling by Indian farmers, in a meeting at the...

Monsoon arrives in Kerala, rains to reach TN, coastal Andhra and northeast in 48 hours: IMD

Jun 05, 2015 at 14:52 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Annual monsoon rains have arrived at Kerala coast in southern India on Friday, five days later than expected, officials at the weather office said."Southwest Monsoon has set in over Kerala, today, 5 June, 2015 as against the normal da...

From MSP to NREGA: 3 contentious firefighting tools in case of deficient rains

Jun 04, 2015 at 07:28 | Source: FirstPost

It was interesting that the RBI Governor did state in his press conference after the announcement of the credit policy that the relationship between monsoons, farm output and inflation was not very clear as in the past it has defied economic rational...

Rough waters ahead for Modi sarkar as met predicts second consecutive drought

Jun 03, 2015 at 13:00 | Source: FirstPost

On Tuesday, Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan utteredthe one line most Prime Ministers of India dread most: "I have to say this with a heavy heart that as per ourrevised forecast, India will receive 88 per cent of rainfallof the L...

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