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Policies to address food supply constraints crucial to India's economic recovery

Aug 28, 2014 at 12:46 | Source: Economic Times

By Atsi Sheth India is poised for GDP growth acceleration based on anticipated policy changes, robust investor sentiment and favourable demographics. On the other hand, persistent inflation could cut short an otherwise promising economic recovery by ...

PM Narendra Modi's 100 days: Resolve will be NDA government's biggest challenge

Aug 28, 2014 at 12:46 | Source: Economic Times

By Pawan Munjal Barely a 100 days have passed since the new leadership took charge and it is already time for a performance appraisal. It is almost like what we in industry go through each quarter when all stakeholders evaluate our performance! In th...

Multilingual Mr Modi: PM tweets in Japanese to Twitter India's amusement

Aug 28, 2014 at 12:00 | Source: FirstPost

He has spoken a few lines in Bengali, Marathi, Bhojpuri and other languages during election rallies across the country, winning raucous applause each time. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw no reason not to win over the Japanese with the same ploy...

SRK is the first Indian ambassador for Interpol's 'Turn Back Crime' campaign

Aug 28, 2014 at 11:55 | Source: FirstPost

Lyon (France): Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's "Turn Back Crime" campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.Shah Rukh, said...

Shah Rukh Khan becomes 1st Indian ambassador for Interpol

Aug 28, 2014 at 09:13 | Source: FirstPost

Lyon (France): Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's "Turn Back Crime" campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.Shah Rukh, said...

After initial euphoria over Modi stocks market shifts focus to fundamentally sound companies

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:27 | Source: Economic Times

India's stock markets have been on a tear ever since the BJP announced Narendra Modi's candidature for the post of prime minister late last year. The trend continued after his victory in May with a large majority on a mandate for growth-oriented refo...

Narendra Modi expected to revive Saarc s largest economy after decade of economic, political muddle

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:27 | Source: Economic Times

By Ram Charan Mr Modi has not only the capability to lead an Indian Renaissance but also to catalyse new economic strength throughout South Asia and create a bloc that could even grow, in the long run, to include the Middle East. Great leaders always...

Government creating infrastructure to facilitate air travel in smaller cities

Aug 28, 2014 at 08:27 | Source: Economic Times

The civil aviation ministry's focus, with Ashok Gajapathi Pusapati Raju at the helm, has been on improving air connectivity in the country and his ministry has cleared six proposals allowing them to launch airlines after getting the requisite approva...

Shah Rukh Khan becomes 1st Indian ambassador for Interpol ambassador

Aug 28, 2014 at 07:31 | Source: FirstPost

Lyon (France): Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's "Turn Back Crime" campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.Shah Rukh, said...

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

Aug 28, 2014 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers re...

Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's "fox hunt"

Aug 28, 2014 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. A few days later Yang changed her name and flew to New York.China filed an arrest warra...

Oasis, GVK in land deal

Aug 28, 2014 at 03:07 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Aug. 27: Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) — a subsidiary of GVK Power Infrastructure — today leased 1.16 million square feet to Oasis Realty for commercial development. The transaction was finalised at around Rs 106 cr...

South Africa's Archbishop Tutu urges Dutch pension fund to divest from Israeli banks

Aug 27, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday urged Dutch pension fund ABP, the world's third largest, to "strike a powerful, non-violent blow for peace in the Middle East" by divesting from three Israeli banks.A...

Profile: Christine Lagarde

Aug 27, 2014 at 19:07 | Source: BBC

Christine Lagarde took over as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in July 2011, after another French politician, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned following his arrest on charges of attempted rape in New York. But just a month ...

China media: US security talks

Aug 27, 2014 at 19:07 | Source: BBC

Papers and experts hope that China-US security talks this week will help prevent unexpected military conflicts between the two countries. Chinese and US military officials are holding talks on a code of conduct at the Pentagon, reports say. The meeti...

PM Modi will inaugurate 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Anandiben Patel

Aug 27, 2014 at 16:41 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, an event he conceptualised as the chief minister to attract global investors to the state.The Prime Minister's Office "has kindly c...

Shivraj Chouhan rejects suggestions that BJP has sidelined senior leaders

Aug 27, 2014 at 16:27 | Source: FirstPost

Bangalore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today rejected suggestions that the BJPhas sidelined its founder leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi by dropping them from the Parliamentary Board and said th...

Must develop cycling tracks across the nation, says Health Minister Vardhan

Aug 27, 2014 at 16:25 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In a bid to encourage physical activity, the Health Ministry wants to develop cycling tracks across the country as it embarks on a campaign to promote cycling for a healthy lifestyle.Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that he will...

Stop intimidating us, rights groups tell Lankan govt

Aug 27, 2014 at 16:17 | Source: FirstPost

Colombo: Six global human rights groups have jointly asked the Sri Lankan government, President and member states of the Human Rights Council to stop intimidating them and ensure that nobody faced retaliation for cooperating withthe United Nations.Ci...

Who is afraid of BJP's 'love jihad'? The Congress party

Aug 27, 2014 at 14:34 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Hindutva is now trying to enter drawing rooms, bedrooms and the boudoir, playing on peoples emotions. If, in the 1980s and 1990s, it invoked the past and invaded the puja room by invoking religiosity and peoples sentiments over the Ram Jan...

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