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Committed to cleaning Ganga: Modi government tells SC

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:53 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Narendra Modi government today told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its pre-poll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river.In a affidavit filed in the apex court, ...

Australia passes controversial mining tax into law

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

The Australian Senate has pushed through into law a 30% tax on iron ore and coal mining companies. The tax will raise A$10.6bn ($11.2bn, £7bn) over three years from major companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xtrata. Strong demand for raw ...

Forced to fish: Slavery on Thailand's trawlers

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

Thailand is the third largest exporter of seafood in the world, supplying supermarkets in Europe and America, but it's accused of crewing fishing boats with Burmese and Cambodian men who've been sold and forced to work as slaves. Military m...

Pakistan protests: Nawaz Sharif cornered

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

Pakistan's political crisis has become increasingly farcical in the past few days - but it remains deadly serious. The mess has been growing since Saturday. Several hundred protesters armed with sticks and stones have been fighting running battl...

Rampaging monkeys become election issue in India

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: BBC

The issue of rampaging monkeys may seem a curious priority for voters taking part in state elections on Thursday in India's eastern state of Bihar. The state is one of the poorest in the country and over the years has acquired a reputation for l...

Congress members to head five Parliamentary Standing Committees

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Congress has secured chairmanship of five Parliamentary Standing Committees after failing to get the Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. Its members M Veerappa Moily, Shashi Tharoor and P Bhattacharya will now head the importan...

PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit: 10 key takeaways

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden five-day visit to Japan saw the latter nation pledging financial support for building infrastructure in India. Sticking to his 'Make in India' slogan, Modi gave an open invitation to Japanese companies...

Over 300 stocks touch 52-week high as Sensex conquers 27,000 mark

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Helped by a smart rise in the Sensex that surpassed the 27,000-mark for the first time, more than 300 stocks hit their one-year high level on the BSE today. As many as 323 stocks touched 52-week high in an overall robust stock market where th...

PM Modi: India offers essential 3Ds to Japan - democracy, demography demand

Sep 02, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Inviting Japanese investors to 'Make in India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said, "There is no better place than India for Japanese investors. India is one of the most competitive markets in the world." Addressing Japan's Nikke...

HC asks Centre, Maha govt if they were medically screening passengers for Ebola

Sep 02, 2014 at 19:46 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: The Centre and Maharashtra Government today informed the Bombay High Court that they hadtaken adequate measures to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in the wake of a large number of Indians fleeing the West African countries to return home.Ho...

AAP slams Modi govt for failing to bring back black money

Sep 02, 2014 at 19:11 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: AAP today slammed the Narendra Modi government for failing to bring back black money and curb corruption even after completion of 100 days in office."100 days are up. Where is the black money? The government has only set up the cursor...

FBI begins probe into leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, other celebs

Sep 02, 2014 at 18:55 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles: The FBI said it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.The agency did not say Monday what...

Cong to head five parliamentary committees after failing to get LoP

Sep 02, 2014 at 18:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Congress has secured chairmanship of five Parliamentary Standing Committees after failing to get the Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. Its members M Veerappa Moily, Shashi Tharoor and P Bhattacharya will now head the importan...

Modi's expansionist remark: Chinese media warns against India-Japan united front

Sep 02, 2014 at 17:45 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing/Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Japan of an "expansionist" mindset of somecountries have riled the Chinese official media which said the Indian leader is more "intimate with Tokyo emotionally" but he himse...

Food inflation on the rise in Ebola-hit W Africa nations: UN

Sep 02, 2014 at 17:25 | Source: FirstPost

Daka, Senegal: Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a UN food agency warned Tuesday.An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, a...

The Big Debate: Why isn't India playing Umesh Yadav against England?

Sep 02, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: FirstPost

Umesh Yadav is the only genuine fast bowler in India's ODI squad but despite an injury to Mohit Sharma, India opted to give Dhawal Kulkarni his debut rather than let Umesh loose at an already shaky England. Firstpost sports editor Ashish Magotra and ...

Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja talks about dad Ilaiyaraja, converting to Islam

Sep 02, 2014 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

Yuvan Shankar Rajas name is synonymous with melodies, but that said, hes quite low-key for a top music director. With Michael Jackson as his idol and his father, the legendary composer Illaiyaraaja, as his inspiration, Raja has made a name for himsel...

EVMs not made in Gujarat, they are tamper proof, EC tells Panthers Party

Sep 02, 2014 at 16:11 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday rejected suggestions that Electronic Voting Machines being sent to Jammu and Kashmir for the coming Assembly polls were manufactured in Gujarat and have been manipulated.In a letter to J and K Panthers Pa...

Celebrity nude photos leak: It&#39;s time to change some important settings on <b>...</b>

Sep 02, 2014 at 15:40 | Source: IBNLive

New Delhi: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars took the Internet by storm. Word of the images began spreading early Sunday and multiple reports suggest that the photos had been obtained by hacking into iCloud accounts. Apple says it is&...

BJP-Shiv Sena drama ahoy: Amit Shah set to snub Uddhav Thackeray

Sep 02, 2014 at 15:17 | Source: FirstPost

In the past, it was customary for senior BJP leaders visiting Mumbai to pay a visit to Matoshree, home of Balasaheb Thackeray. As prime minister, Narendra Modi would hardly be expected to extend that gesture to the much younger and inexperienced Shiv...

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