China says sanctions won't help Ukraine crisis
Mar 08, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
BEIJING (Reuters) - Sanctions are not the best way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, after Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis in the region.China and Russia, both ...
Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
Mar 07, 2014 at 23:45 | Source:
MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in U...
Middle East drought a threat to global food prices
Mar 07, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.Varying degrees of drought are hitting al...
US media sees Indian polls as 'insanely huge' to 'most significant'
Mar 07, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The US media looks at India's upcoming general elections as an "insanely huge and complex exercise" to "one of the most significant elections in decades" that will put "more power in the hands and t...
Spurs aim to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 24 years
Mar 07, 2014 at 22:11 | Source:
Tottenham Hotspur will take the shackles off against Chelsea on Saturday when they try to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 24 years, coach Tim Sherwood said on Friday.In almost two and a half decades since Spurs striker Gary Lineker heade...
Future Prospects Look Dim
Mar 07, 2014 at 22:07 | Source:
Scams and uncertainties have spoiled the party in the commodity futures market , and the worst sufferer is the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX). The exchange's turnover has plummeted by 69 per cent since April 2013. Although it is still the biggest pl...
Crimean escalation is about oil and geopolitics
Mar 07, 2014 at 22:07 | Source:
I have been watching this Crimean escalation with great interest since last week, and it appears that this is more about oil and geopolitics than it is about civil liberties and the demand by the Ukrainian opposition for political change. It was int...
US diplomats not to be given extra privileges, hints India
Mar 07, 2014 at 20:51 | Source:
NEW DELHI: In a clear indication that US diplomats will not be given any extra privileges, India today said diplomatic immunity will be granted strictly on reciprocal basis even as the special airport access to the American Ambassador here has not be...
SRK to attend Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiiyaan's audio launch
Mar 07, 2014 at 19:27 | Source:
Chennai: Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan will grace the audio launch of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil period-dramaKochadaiiyaan here Sunday."Shah Rukh Khan has agreed to attend the audio launch on Sunday. When Soundarya Ashwin Rajinikanth calle...
Sensex in sniffing distance of 22,000 one month before polls
Mar 07, 2014 at 19:12 | Source:
MUMBAI: Indian markets wrapped up the week in style today with the Sensex zooming to a new closing high of 21,919.79 and the Nifty galloping to yet another record close of 6,526.65 as FIIs continued to repose faith in an economy that is showing sign...
Ishrat Jahan case: No pressure to name Amit Shah, says Ranjit Sinha
Mar 07, 2014 at 17:11 | Source:
New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha today said there was no pressure on him to implicate former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and the agency has filed the charge sheet on the basis of evidence which could wi...
Indian markets lead EM stocks higher; Ukraine fears ease
Mar 07, 2014 at 17:01 | Source:
LONDON: Indian shares rallied to record highs on Friday on hopes of a market-friendly outcome to upcoming elections, leading broader emerging equities to six-week highs ahead of key US jobs data. Investors are awaiting the US payrolls numbers that c...
Marijuana linked with reduced anxiety: Research study
Mar 07, 2014 at 16:28 | Source:
Cannabinoid receptors throughwhich marijuana exerts its effects can help in regulatinganxiety, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, haveclaimed.An international group led by Vanderbilt Universityresearchers found cannabinoid receptors in a ke...
Asia Cup: Injury-hit Pakistan take on consistent Lankans in final
Mar 07, 2014 at 15:55 | Source:
Mirpur: Defending champions Pakistan will have to contend with minor injury issues to key players Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul as they take on a consistent Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here tomorrow.Afridi, who has played a...
August: Osage County: Families are sad even with a singing Cumberbatch
Mar 07, 2014 at 15:05 | Source:
Let's get the important detail out first. Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, if you've ever wondered about his singing voice, wonder no more. Cumberbatch croons a song in August: Osage County. It won't soothe the ache left by the disappearance of Sherlock...
After one 'interrogation', why is Rahul meeting the press off-record?
Mar 07, 2014 at 13:47 | Source:
Those of us who watched the Rahul Gandhi interview conducted by Arnab Goswami know what it was: long, sustained, some questions repeated in the hope the interviewee would return to the question from unrelated issues. His PR team obviously thought it ...
Rupee hits highest level in nearly 3-months: further upside seen limited
Mar 07, 2014 at 13:06 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Indian rupee has surged to its highest level in the last 3 months, scaling above 61 dollar mark in trade on Friday, recording its third consecutive days of gains. The rupee strengthened above 61 to the dollar to a near three-month high on ...
AAP supporters in UP disappointed with Kejriwal's politics of dharna
Mar 07, 2014 at 12:30 | Source:
Lucknow: Throughout January this year, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ran a membership drive across Uttar Pradesh as part of its nationwide movement to enroll 1 crore members. In Lucknow itself, roadside stalls were put up across the city which attracted ...
Ukraine: US-Russia staring match continues, neither side blinks
Mar 07, 2014 at 11:35 | Source:
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said Russia and the United States still stood far apart over Ukraine, but the two countries should not sacrifice relations over a disagreement on an individual, albeit very important, international problem.In a statem...