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A victory for US schoolchildren through a faulty understanding of yoga

Apr 19, 2015 at 18:46 | Source: FirstPost

By Sheetal ShahThe district court ruling on the yoga program in public schools in Encinitas, CA has reignited the debate over the Hindu roots of yoga. The majority of headlines have erroneously proclaimed that the court ruled yoga is not religious.In...

Joseph Blatter backs Jeffrey Webb as potential FIFA president

Apr 19, 2015 at 14:44 | Source: FirstPost

Nassau (The Bahamas): Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Joseph Blatter has suggested that Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) boss Jeffrey Webb has the potential to bec...

'People come to watch me. They are coming with a risk,' says Sehwag

Apr 19, 2015 at 13:55 | Source: FirstPost

Since the last few years, only the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a platform for Virender Sehwag to show the world glimpses of his glorious past. It is also the platform where we are often reminded of the reasons he was dropped from Team India....

Kisaan rally Live: Modi will snatch land to pay back his debts to industrialists, says Rahul

Apr 19, 2015 at 12:47 | Source: FirstPost

12.50 pm: Sonia Gandhi follows Rahul's speech up with fiery critique of ModiSonia Gandhi in a fiery, aggressive speech against Prime Minister Modi, reiterated pretty much all the points that Rahul made, but did so with much for force and passion. Fro...

Need to generate green technologies on war footing, says Jaitley

Apr 19, 2015 at 11:32 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Asserting that India is preparedto play its part in combating the danger posed by climatechange, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the globalcommunity needs to develop greener technologies "on a warfooting"."India is pr...

Live: With Rahul set for a comeback, #KisaanVirodhiNarendraModi trends on Twitter

Apr 19, 2015 at 11:24 | Source: FirstPost

11.41 am: Rahul Gandhi leaves home, to meet Sonia Gandhi before reaching venueThe volume on ground at Ramlila Maidan and that in TV newsrooms are in the process of reaching a shrill peak, as the country waits for Rahul Gandhi to make his comeback spe...

Russia to invest $2 bn into building energy pipeline in Pakistan: Is India ready for the challenge?

Apr 19, 2015 at 10:31 | Source: FirstPost

In the fast-changing geopolitics in its neighbourhood, India needs to watch Russia from the Pakistani prism and Pakistan from the Russian prism.This should sum up the state of affairs in the newly emerging India-Pakistan-Russia triangle where the Uni...

Back to the roots? CPM to lead people's movements to bounce back

Apr 19, 2015 at 10:20 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday has pledged to oppose the Modi governments anti-people, anti-farmer economic policies and mobilize the masses in a big way through mass struggles.It has been decided that the Left would st...

China says to accelerate reforms to support yuan in IMF currency basket| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 08:45 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beijing will accelerate reforms to the country's currency as part of a push for the yuan's inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's currency basket, China's central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Saturday.In a state...

IMF nations point to exchange rate, geopolitical risks| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015 at 08:24 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven pro...

Jibes and tall claims: PM Modi's three-nation tour showed weakness not strength

Apr 18, 2015 at 17:49 | Source: FirstPost

It is most unfortunate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen to break convention by severely criticizing previous governments on foreign soil. In global diplomacy this is not done. You will never hear US President Obama attacking his predecess...

Anand misses golden chance to beat Carlsen, settles for draw

Apr 18, 2015 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, on Saturday.Capitalising on an ...

An era ends with Syed Akbaruddin no longer MEA's voice, but Vikas Swarup will be no push-over

Apr 18, 2015 at 14:49 | Source: FirstPost

An era just ended in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with Syed Akbaruddin demitting the high-profile office of Joint Secretary XP (External Publicity) and spokesperson.Akbaruddin, who passed the baton to Vikas Swarup on 18 April, takes over as...

For St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu, it's time to take his own advice to Hindu Right

Apr 18, 2015 at 12:40 | Source: FirstPost

St Stephens College principal Valson Thampu is best advised to take his own advice, or rather criticism. A man who recently warned against the arrogance and overreach of the Hindu Right appears now to have fallen prey to these very same vices.Thampu ...

India's export crash in March is not a one-off; there are no quick-fixes for this

Apr 18, 2015 at 12:27 | Source: FirstPost

The precipitate drop in exports during March 2015 by 21 percent is a confirmation of three things: First, the February revival in factory output, as indicated by the 5 percent rise in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), is unlikely to be repeat...

56 days of vanvaas to Sonia waiting with aarti: Twitter reacts to Rahul's return

Apr 16, 2015 at 13:15 | Source: FirstPost

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday returned home from his 56-day unexplained sabbatical which had raised questions over his leadership of the party that is struggling to find its feet after a string of electoral defeats.The 44-year-old ...

Cure found? New US study links immune system to Alzheimers disease

Apr 16, 2015 at 12:43 | Source: FirstPost

The immune system may play a part in Alzheimers disease, US researchers have discovered, in a breakthrough which could lead to the development of new treatments for the most common form of dementia.A Duke University study published in the Journal of ...

Modi's coal turnaround can ease India's chronic power crisis

Apr 16, 2015 at 12:23 | Source: FirstPost

Fewer power cuts are likely in India this summer after a surge in output at Coal India helped generators amass record stocks, a turnaround for Narendra Modi who had to battle a power crisis within months of becoming prime minister last May.Fast-track...

Allies' win at bypolls and looming Bihar polls threaten PM Modi's solo run

Apr 16, 2015 at 12:10 | Source: FirstPost

The results of the recent bypolls in Punjab and Maharashtra, and the arithmetic-based "unity" of the Janata parivar (the LMN - Lemon - alliance of Lalu Prasad, Mulayam Singh and Nitish Kumar, with assorted hangers on like INLD and JDS) will...

Modi pitches skill India to 10,000 Indo-Canadians who thronged PM's 'rockstar' show

Apr 16, 2015 at 12:10 | Source: FirstPost

Toronto:Just as the organizers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum here on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Shiamak Da...

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