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Tollywood organising fund-raising event for Cyclone Hudhud relief

Nov 27, 2014 at 14:39 | Source: FirstPost

Hyderabad:The Telugu film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, is organising a mega fund-raising event on 30 November to contribute towards relief for Visakhapatnam region devastated by last month's cyclone Hudhud.Named 'Memu Saitam' (We too), the...

Services shuts down across Greece amid nationwide general strike

Nov 27, 2014 at 14:34 | Source: FirstPost

Athens, Greece: A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergenc...

China cuts rates to boost economy

Nov 22, 2014 at 08:07 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Beijing, Nov. 21 (Reuters): China has cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world’s second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century. Mirroring China̵...

As Japan heads for polls, PM Shinzo Abe's support at lowest ever

Nov 21, 2014 at 08:54 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo: Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is at its lowest since he took office and more than a third of voters think his economic policies have failed, a survey showed on Friday, the day he is set to dissolve parliament and call a snap e...

Bhopal gas victims wait for additional compensation

Nov 21, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Thursday expressed the hope that the additional monetary compensation promised them by the chemicals and fertilizers ministry would be disbursed on time.Five women survivors and their supp...

China manufacturing activity hits six month low

Nov 20, 2014 at 12:31 | Source: BBC

Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hit a six month low in November, a fresh survey has shown. The preliminary data from lending giant HSBC, called the purchasing manager's index (PMI), measures a number of variables includi...

After Snapdeal, it's Flipkart: Man gets empty box instead of pen drive, thrice

Nov 20, 2014 at 11:49 | Source: FirstPost

Bad experiences with e-commerce are not uncommon: your products are not delivered, sometimes they are lost and sometimes they are delivered to you, but not in one piece.Recently, Snapdeal delivered one man a soap and a brick instead of the smartphone...

Ebola: World Bank chief proposes global emergency epidemic fund

Nov 18, 2014 at 18:39 | Source: FirstPost

Berlin: World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim warned on Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could trigger famine, and called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics.Speaking to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Kim ...

Profile: Shinzo Abe

Nov 18, 2014 at 18:06 | Source: BBC

Shinzo Abe, 60, became Japan's prime minister in December 2012 after his Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) landslide election win. It was Mr Abe's second shot at the top job, after a brief term as prime minister in 2006-7. He was then J...

Japan descends into recession; PM Shinzo Abe all set to call snap polls

Nov 17, 2014 at 16:53 | Source: FirstPost

Japan's economy sank into recession in the third quarter, figures showed Monday, making it almost inevitable that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will delay a fresh sales tax rise and call a snap election to fend off party rivals.Abe's two-year premiership...

Kolkata: Cellphone thief thrashed, allegedly castrated by junior docs

Nov 17, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata: A man in his mid-20s, suspected to be a cellphone thief, was lynched and allegedly bobbitised by a group of students and junior doctors in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, police said on Sunday.Some junior doctors a...

Kolkata: Cellphone thief lynched, allegedly castrated by junior medics

Nov 17, 2014 at 07:35 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata: A man in his mid-20s, suspected to be a cellphone thief, was lynched and allegedly bobbitised by a group of students and junior doctors in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata, police said on Sunday.Some junior doctors a...

Defamation not an offence elsewhere, India reluctant to follow

Nov 17, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India is way behind other legal systems that have long junked defamation as a criminal offence, retaining it only as a civil offence involving exemplary costs.Most developed and even some developing democracies have turned th...

'Thief' lynched, allegedly bobbitised by junior medics in Bengal (Lead, superseding earlier story)

Nov 16, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A man in his mid-20s, suspected to be a cellphone thief, was lynched and allegedly bobbitised by a group of students and junior doctors in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital here.Some junior doctors and others have ...

India to have new surrogacy law soon

Nov 16, 2014 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Much in the news for all the wrong reasons, surrogacy in India will soon be a regulated sector with the government bringing in a law to govern all aspects of the process like compensation, age and consent of the surrogate mot...

Japan ruling party candidate loses Okinawa poll, setback for U.S. base move

Nov 16, 2014 at 21:45 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO (Reuters) - A candidate backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party was soundly defeated in a key local election on Sunday, a blow to plans to relocate a controversial U.S. air base on Okinawa island, home to the bulk of U.S. military...

Dramatic showdown at G20 as Putin yawns off Western baiting

Nov 16, 2014 at 15:38 | Source: FirstPost

Brisbane: A weary Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday shrugged off a new barrage of Western fire over Ukraine at a G20 summit where the world's most powerful leaders vowed to heat up the cooling global economy.Host Tony Abbott insisted that ev...

G20 statement on Ebola stops short of financial commitments

Nov 15, 2014 at 17:15 | Source: FirstPost

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - The Group of 20 world leaders on Saturday committed to mobilising resources to combat the Ebola epidemic that has killed some 5,000 people, but stopped short of agreeing to a global pandemic fund. The G20 issued a joint...

Ukraine's PM says main task is to build army to stop Russia

Nov 15, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's top priority is to build an army strong enough to stop Russian military aggression, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday, as he made recommendations for top positions in a new coalition government.The pr...

Islamic State tightens grip, says it will mint its own coins

Nov 14, 2014 at 20:57 | Source: FirstPost

Cairo: The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the terror organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency the Islamic dinar.A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying Islamic...

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