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Government open to stringent steps to check Syndicate Bank like cases

Aug 10, 2014 at 17:31 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said government is open to putting in place stringent steps to check repeat of criminal cases like the alleged Syndicate Bank bribery scandal. "I think banks already know what they are to do. If some str...

Sushil, Yogeshwar pick Asian Games over Wrestling World Championships

Aug 09, 2014 at 16:40 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games.Sushil and Yoge...

U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq "genocide"

Aug 09, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and cr...

FACTBOX - Resource companies' responses to Ebola threat

Aug 09, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - The World Health Organisation has called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four countries, an "extraordinary event" that poses an international health risk.The agency said that, while all s...

Markets nervous as Obama authorises Iraq air strikes

Aug 08, 2014 at 20:42 | Source: BBC

Stock markets have been rattled, while the prices of oil and gold have risen, as worries grow about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine. Markets were hit by news that US President Barack Obama had authorised air strikes against Islamic milita...

UPSC row: Are the exams equipped to choose the perfect bureaucrat at all?

Aug 08, 2014 at 12:26 | Source: FirstPost

For the moment, forget the quantitative and analytical components of the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), ignore the raging controversy over whether or not its papers are biased in favour of students who have passed out from English-medium schools...

Ebola: WHO to constitute expert panel to discuss experimental treatment

Aug 08, 2014 at 08:55 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: The World Health Organisation said on Thursday it will convene a panel of experts in medical ethics next week to explore the use of experimental treatment of Ebola in West Africa."Currently there is no registered medicine or vacc...

How Ebola is draining resources from poor, war hit W. African nations

Aug 08, 2014 at 07:22 | Source: FirstPost

Monrovia/Dakar: Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague.Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economi...

Delhi-NCR likely to generate 95,000 MT e-wastes by 2017: ASSOCHAM

Aug 07, 2014 at 17:22 | Source: Assocham

US acquires lion s share in dumping e-waste in India: Study Delhi-NCR is emerging as the world s dumping yard for e-waste and likely to generate to an extent of 95,000 metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2017 from the current level 55,000 metric tonnes ...

Silly mistakes cost me gold at Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu

Aug 07, 2014 at 16:26 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad: Utterly disappointed for missing out on a gold medal in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, female shuttler PV Sindhu has now set her eyes on the upcoming World Championships and Asian Games to make up for the disappointment in Glas...

How Ebola is draining resources from war, poverty hit W. African nations

Aug 07, 2014 at 16:15 | Source: FirstPost

Monrovia/Dakar: Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague.Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economi...

Pistorius to return to court to hear final arguments in murder trial today

Aug 07, 2014 at 08:39 | Source: FirstPost

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is due back in the dock on Thursday for the final phase of his dramatic murder trial before the judge hands down a verdict.The court will witness the ultimate showdown between defence lawyer Barry Roux and senio...

Michael Phelps' comeback bid sinks: Fails to qualify in 100m freestyle

Aug 07, 2014 at 08:34 | Source: FirstPost

Michael Phelps failed in his first bid to qualify for his first international meet since the London Games, finishing seventh Wednesday in the 100m freestyle at the US Swimming Championships.Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishin...

India reached inflection point, economy may recover in 2015: Nomura

Aug 07, 2014 at 02:07 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Japanese brokerage house, Nomura today said India has reached an "inflection point" and the economy is likely to recover in 2015. "From a medium-term perspective, India, to us, seems to be at an inflection point. "As a house, we were quite co...

Indian media: Analysing the Games

Aug 05, 2014 at 18:22 | Source: BBC

Media are analysing India's participation in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow that ended on Sunday, with some blaming the country's sports officials for what they see as a lacklustre performance . Indian athletes went home with 64 medals, ...

Rolls-Royce: Two arrested in fraud probe

Aug 05, 2014 at 18:22 | Source: BBC

Two men have been arrested in London as part of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into Rolls-Royce's activities in Asia. The SFO said a number of search warrants had also been issued across the city. The office said at the end o...

We are good at CWG, Asian level but not yet world class: Yogeshwar Dutt

Aug 05, 2014 at 15:53 | Source: FirstPost

11-0; 10-0; 10-0; 10-0.Four bouts; not a single point conceded; all stopped due to the technical superiority rule.The Commonwealth Games wasn't a walk in the park for the 31-year-old Yogeshwar Dutt but he almost made it seem that way. He was quick, h...

6 Olympic medals greater than 64 CWG medals: How India should prepare for Rio 2016

Aug 05, 2014 at 13:33 | Source: FirstPost

Congratulations to all of India's medal winners of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It really is fantastic that in a country that (mostly) does not support its athletes, you managed to travel abroad and achieve something. As sports fans in a nation that ...

Dandong: North Korea's most surprising border

Aug 05, 2014 at 11:42 | Source: BBC

North Korea is one of the world's most hermit-like countries, so it's rare to get a chance to meet people who live there. But the Chinese border town of Dandong is different. There are North Korean businessmen, waitresses and drivers. Some ...

Dipika Pallikal-Dinesh Karthik indulge in social media PDA

Aug 04, 2014 at 21:51 | Source: FirstPost

All of us have those annoying friends who love a little PDA on social networking sites. You can now add two well-known Indian athletes to that group. Take a look at squash champion Dipika Pallikal's Twitter profile. Pallikal recently made India proud...

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