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Guatemala's ex-president says Mexican drug boss tried to bribe him| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015 at 03:46 | Source: FirstPost

GUATEMALA CITY Fighting graft accusations, Guatemala's former President Otto Perez said on Friday he could have made "10 or 15 times" the money he is accused of stealing if he had taken bribes offered by powerful Mexican drug lord Joaquin &...

Saudi king meets with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Saudi King Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.The visit is th...

Gold falls towards 2nd weekly loss after U.S. payrolls data| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Gold prices fell towards a second weekly loss on Friday after U.S. payrolls data failed to allay uncertainty over the prospect of a near-term interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Data from the Labor Department on Friday showed that non...

All is well: Sangh Parivar gives thumbs up to Modi sarkar as three-day BJP-RSS meet ends

Sep 04, 2015 at 21:58 | Source: FirstPost

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) on Friday made it clear in as many words that it was neither controlling the Modi-government through any 'remote control' nor was it issuing any diktats to thePrime Minister.Referring to earlier allegations of th...

Lalu, Sharad meet Mulayam to save Bihar alliance, SP keeps mum

Sep 04, 2015 at 20:38 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Taken aback by the surprise exit of Samajwadi Party from Bihar's anti-BJP coalition, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad onFridaymet Mulayam Singh Yadav to salvage the alliance but failed to get any assurance from the SP...

In a first, President 'Mukherjee Sir' takes Political History class at Raisina Hill on Teachers' Day eve

Sep 04, 2015 at 19:41 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:It was an unique experience for 60 students at Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Delhiwhen the first citizen of the country,'Mukherjee Sir'on Fridaytook a class on Political History, first ever by any President, spanning across inci...

Never questioned Sania's Khel Ratna but want cuesports to be recognised: Pankaj Advani

Sep 04, 2015 at 17:46 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Hurt at being misquoted about his stance on the National Sports Awards, billiards champion Pankaj Advani said on Friday that he never took a jibe at any sportsperson and his critical remarks on Sania Mirza getting the Khel Ratna were noth...

Philosophy, ideas and a glimpse of Bal Narendra: Takeaways from the PM's Teachers' Day event

Sep 04, 2015 at 16:40 | Source: FirstPost

In 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students on Teachers' Day, his message was drowned in the controversy about it being compulsory for children to watch the event.This year, thankfully, there was no such frenzy about PM Modi's...

US Open: A mid-match interview? It's time to moderate the influence of television

Sep 04, 2015 at 16:35 | Source: FirstPost

By Anand DatlaThe relationship between sport and television is often comparable to an inconvenient marriage. While the relationship has given sport a new set of wings, it has often also threatened to consume it with its overbearing demands.On 1st Sep...

US Open: The legacy of Mardy Fish begins in retirement

Sep 04, 2015 at 15:37 | Source: FirstPost

It was a hot Wednesday morning at the Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York. Unseeded American home favourite Mardy Fish was facing the 18th-seed Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in a marathon five-setter. Fish was serving for the match in th...

Intel invests $50 mn in quantum computing research

Sep 04, 2015 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

Intel Corporation announced a 10-year collaborative relationship with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. To achieve this goal, Intel will invest US...

What we learnt from PM Narendra Modi's paathshaala on Teachers' Day

Sep 04, 2015 at 14:59 | Source: FirstPost

In 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students on Teachers' Day, his message was drowned in the controversy about it being compulsory for children to watch the event.This year, thankfully, there was no such frenzy about PM Modi's...

HereWhat we learnt from PM Narendra Modi's paathshaala on Teachers' Day

Sep 04, 2015 at 14:59 | Source: FirstPost

In 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students on Teachers' Day, his message was drowned in the controversy about it being compulsory for children to watch the event.This year, thankfully, there was no such frenzy about PM Modi's...

Going to office as a 10-year-old was not a chore, says Muthoot Finance MD George Muthoot

Sep 04, 2015 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

Arrested foreigner unlikely to be Bangkok shrine bomber: Thai police

Sep 04, 2015 at 14:38 | Source: FirstPost

Bangkok: A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yell0w-shirted man who planted the bomb at a Bangkok shrine nearly three weeks ago, police said Friday.The definitive ruling out of the suspect identified as Miera...

What we learnt from PM Modi's paathshaala on Teachers' Day

Sep 04, 2015 at 13:59 | Source: FirstPost

In 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with students on Teachers' Day, his message was drowned in the controversy about it being compulsory for children to watch the event.This year, thankfully, there was no such frenzy about PM Modi's...

It's not quite happening at the WACA: Cricket's love affair with the fastest pitch is almost over

Sep 04, 2015 at 12:40 | Source: FirstPost

Its not you, its meJust like a B grade romantic comedy, the WACA and major international cricket officially broke up yesterday, despite one of the lead characters not really accepting the outcome.International cricket had wanted the relationship to w...

Everybody loves Raymond, but everybody doesn't love 'Sumit Sambhal Lega'

Sep 04, 2015 at 12:29 | Source: FirstPost

For the past few nights, Ive been watching a programme on Star Plus called Sumit Sambhal Lega, which is the official, Indian adaptation of the American series, Everybody Loves Raymond. Breaking Indian film, music and TVs norm, Star Plus decided to no...

Game of Thrones showrunners wife jokes that Jon Snows death almost ended their marriage

Sep 04, 2015 at 11:37 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles:The death of Jon Snow may have affected the lives of many Game of Thrones fans and it could be worse for Amanda Peet who is married to the showrunner, David Benioff.The 43-year-old actress admitted that she's a big fan of Kit Harington's ...

It's all about the Parivar: Why RSS-Modi govt meet is more than just an 'exchange of notes'

Sep 04, 2015 at 10:45 | Source: FirstPost

Officially the three-day meet between the Modi governmentand Sangh Parivar is for the exchange of notes. With all top ministers, leading functionaries of the ruling BJP and of all constituents of their ideological fountainhead, RSS present under one ...

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