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Lo and Behold! A barbie wearing a hijab be like Hijarbie and its cute

Feb 07, 2016 at 14:10 | Source: FirstPost

London: A Nigerian woman, who wanted to see Barbie dressed the way she did, has given the popular doll arguably its most surprising makeover yet - all covered up and wearing a 'hijab'. The 'Hijarbie', created by 24-year-old Haneefah Adam, will be ini...

I'm attracted to India for its diversity and the warmth of its people, says chef David Rocco

Feb 07, 2016 at 13:11 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Having visited India five times in the last three years for a total of 26 weeks, Italian-Canadian chef David Rocco feels that the country is his "second home". He says it's interesting how the cultural influences of the country s...

Covert missile test: North Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats

Feb 07, 2016 at 11:12 | Source: FirstPost

Seoul (South Korea): North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, violating UN resolutions and doubling down against an international community already struggling to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.Pyongyang insists its space pr...

Seen as covert missile test, North Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats

Feb 07, 2016 at 09:11 | Source: FirstPost

Seoul (South Korea): North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, violating UN resolutions and doubling down against an international community already struggling to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.Pyongyang insists its space pr...

Pranab's Fleet Review: India wants larger strategic role in surrounding waters, but it will take some doing

Feb 07, 2016 at 08:59 | Source: FirstPost

By Seema GuhaThe International Fleet Review which is now on in Visakhapatnam can well be termed the Indian Navys coming-out party. The first one held in 2001 in Mumbai was on a much smaller scale. But this edition is bigger and better, perhaps reflec...

It is racist. Why is everyone reluctant to brand attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru so?

Feb 07, 2016 at 08:26 | Source: FirstPost

The Karnataka government was accused of utter incompetence and insensitivity in the handling of the affair of the attack on the Tanzanian girl. But events on Friday seemed to swiftly turn things around.In what can only be seen as a volte-face, Tanzan...

Hyderabad Polls: Time for TRS to respect popular mandate and work towards participative governance

Feb 06, 2016 at 19:37 | Source: FirstPost

By Suresh GhattamaneniIts been a fantastic Friday for Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the ruling party in Telangana. The streets of Hyderabad reverberated with fire crackers, drum beats and dances of visibly elated supporters. TRS has royally debute...

Why is everyone so reluctant to brand the attack on the Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru as racist?

Feb 06, 2016 at 16:10 | Source: FirstPost

The Karnataka government was accused of utter incompetence and insensitivity in the handling of the affair of the attack on the Tanzanian girl. But events on Friday seemed to swiftly turn things around.In what can only be seen as a volte-face, Tanzan...

Fleet Review: India seeks larger strategic role in surrounding waters, but it will take some doing

Feb 06, 2016 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

By Seema GuhaThe International Fleet Review which is now on in Visakhapatnam can well be termed the Indian Navys coming-out party. The first one held in 2001 in Mumbai was on a much smaller scale. But this edition is bigger and better, perhaps reflec...

In global crackdown on Islamic State activity, Twitter shuts down 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

Feb 06, 2016 at 12:53 | Source: FirstPost

Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are repo...

It's business, not personal: Why Snapdeal's non-renewal of Aamir Khan's contract as brand ambassador makes sense

Feb 06, 2016 at 10:59 | Source: FirstPost

Last year, Snapdealhad distanced itself from actor Aamir Khan after his statement on intolerance, and has now decided not to renew the contract with the Bollywood actor, reports said. According to The Economic Times, the year-long endorsement ends la...

Hyderabad Polls: TRS should use its victory to work towards participative governance

Feb 06, 2016 at 10:26 | Source: FirstPost

By Suresh GhattamaneniIts been a fantastic Friday for Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the ruling party in Telangana. The streets of Hyderabad reverberated with fire crackers, drum beats and dances of visibly elated supporters. TRS has royally debute...

Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 06:16 | Source: FirstPost

RIO DE JANEIRO Zika has been found in the saliva and urine of two patients in Brazil and while it is not known if such body fluids could transmit the virus, the discovery could make pregnant revellers wary of kissing strangers during the country's of...

U.S. labor market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm.Non-far...

China's teapots eat into crude glut, but build Asian fuel surplus| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Newly licensed Chinese oil importers are taking advantage of low crude prices and healthy domestic product margins, snapping up hundreds of thousands of barrels a day of a global surplus but also adding to China's swelling fuel expo...

Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 04:16 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge.Bahraini amb...

Condom makers step up to help with Zika effort | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 03:31 | Source: FirstPost

Condom makers including Ansell Ltd (ANN.AX) are offering to help Zika-affected countries after the first case of the virus being sexually transmitted added to growing concerns over the spread of the disease.The virus, which is spreading quickly acros...

Sweden's IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

JAKARTA Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle with a local company that claimed the trademark, court documents released earlier this week showed. The court decision could make fore...

Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

RIO DE JANEIRO Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local c...

Mahindra & Mahindra starts talks for Pininfarina-designed car| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NOIDA/MUMBAI Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has begun talks with its new Italian design house, Pininfarina SpA, to build a premium car for its home market, to counter a surge in competition in its mainstay sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment.The country...

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