India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study
May 31, 2016 at 08:35 | Source:
Sydney: More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday.The details were revealed in the 2016 Global Slavery Index, a r...
GDP data today: India set to retain fastest growing economy tag
May 31, 2016 at 08:32 | Source:
India probably gathered momentum to hold its ranking as the world's fastest growing large economy in the quarter through March, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi more to celebrate after completing two years in office last week.Modi swept to power p...
Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep| Reuters
May 30, 2016 at 23:46 | Source:
OSLO A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hundreds of years, scientists said on Monday.The...
Oil prices edge higher in thin trade; OPEC eyed| Reuters
May 30, 2016 at 23:45 | Source:
Oil prices inched up toward $50 a barrel on Monday, although uncertainty ahead of an OPEC producer-group meeting later in the week was expected to cap gains.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on Thursday, although m...
Pained by recent attacks on African students: President Pranab Mukherjee
May 30, 2016 at 22:09 | Source:
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday expressed concern over a string of alleged attacks on Africans in the country, saying it would be most unfortunate if the people of India were to "dilute our long tradition of friendship with the p...
Dawood call logs: Hacker files plea in Bombay High Court for CBI probe
May 30, 2016 at 16:46 | Source:
Mumbai: A Gujarat-based person, who claims to have hacked the call records of Dawood Ibrahim, on Mondayfileda petition in Bombay High Court seeking protection for himselfand CBI probe against Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse foralleged calls betwee...
Hyderabad Angels invests Rs 15 crore in 12 start-ups in 2015-16
May 30, 2016 at 15:46 | Source:
Hyderabad Angels (HA),invested around Rs 15 crore in adozen start-ups in 2015-16."Currently, there are close to 100 investorsincluding investors from US, Japan and Singaporewith around 75 percent of them being active (at least in one or more inv...
Why Rajan matters to India? Its not for Chidambarams or Swamys to decide
May 30, 2016 at 13:36 | Source:
Congress-leader and former Finance Minister P Chidamabaram is wondering whether the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves Raghuram Rajan at the helm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).Im beginning t...