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Gold bounces off 7-week low as Yellen flags flexibility

Feb 25, 2015 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold edged higher on Wednesday after dropping to a seven-week low the session before, with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicating flexibility in raising U.S. interest rates.Yellen said on Tuesday that while the Fed is pre...

BHP Billiton profits slump by almost a third

Feb 24, 2015 at 07:32 | Source: BBC

Profits at mining giant BHP Billiton have been hit by the falling price of iron ore, coal, copper and other commodities. Underlying profit for the half-year to 31 December fell by 31% to $5.35bn (£3.46bn), but that was better than industry analysts ...

Gold rebounds from 7-week low after U.S. data

Feb 23, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold bounced back from an earlier seven-week low on Monday as the dollar pared gains after a bigger-than-expected fall in U.S. data raised doubts about whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates this summer.Data on Mond...

Oscars: Demure icy gowns and tuxedos with a pop of colour rule 2015's red carpet style

Feb 23, 2015 at 12:31 | Source: FirstPost

Hollywood's A-list actresses oozed old-school elegance in white and glittering silver on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, even as rain tumbled down on Tinseltown's top fashion parade.Beyond the icy color palette, another trend for the ladies was lots of...

Julie Andrews to Twitter: Lady Gaga wows everyone in Oscar tribute to 'The Sound of Music'

Feb 23, 2015 at 11:29 | Source: FirstPost

The Academy Awards hailed the 50th anniversary of its all-time greatest musical Sunday, recruiting Lady Gaga to gracefully sing a medley of memorable tunes from The Sound of Music.Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the cinematic tale of ...

Vedanta Resources plans to rename Sesa Sterlite as Vedanta Ltd

Feb 20, 2015 at 18:55 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aimed at leveraging the "Vedanta" brand, metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources plans to rechristen its subsidiary Sesa Sterlite Ltd as Vedanta Ltd."In order to have a better alignment with the brand Vedanta as par...

Disheartened to see many cases of swine flu: Kajol

Feb 20, 2015 at 11:44 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: The upward spiral of swine flu cases in the country has left actress Kajol "disheartened". She says inculcating the basic habit of hand washing can prevent the spread of the disease."Disheartened to see many cases of #swineflu....

Obama rejects as 'ugly lie' notion that West at war with Islam

Feb 20, 2015 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.Obama said there was a compli...

Obama rejects as 'ugly lie' notion that West is at war with Islam

Feb 20, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.Obama said there was a compli...

Remark on Modi suit: It reflects falling standards of Congress politics, says BJP

Feb 18, 2015 at 20:36 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress for taking potshots at Narendra Modi over putting his suit on theblock, BJP on Wednesday said it reflects the falling standards of Congress' politics and attacked its leader Rahul Gandhi for his "clouded i...

Demand heats up for Modi's 'ten lakh suit' in Surat: Industrialist makes Rs 1 crore bid

Feb 18, 2015 at 12:38 | Source: FirstPost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed bandhgala suit, which stirred up quite a controversy during President Barack Obama's visit, went up for auction in Surat on Wednesday and is by all accounts a roaring success, with the latest bid f...

Narendra Modi: India PM '1m-rupee name suit' auction begins

Feb 18, 2015 at 12:26 | Source: BBC

A controversial suit worn by Indian PM Narendra Modi and decorated with his own name is being auctioned in his home state of Gujarat. Mr Modi wore the navy blue pinstripe suit at his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Delhi last month. But he ...

India targetting ten-plus medals at Rio Olympics, says sports minister

Feb 17, 2015 at 21:36 | Source: FirstPost

India is aiming at ten-plus medals at the Rio Olympics next year, union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said here Tuesday.The country came up with its best show in the Olympic Games at London in 2012 grabbing six medals - two silver and four bronz...

Gold gains for third session on weak dollar, Greek debt worries

Feb 16, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold rose for a third straight session on Monday, as the dollar weakened before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on how to proceed with Greece's bailout programme. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,232.40 an ounce by 1244 GM...

Entire society wants RSS, has expectations from it, says chief Mohan Bhagwat

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

Kanpur:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday saidhis organisation would strive to "unite" the Hindu society andthat it must "expand" to meet the expectations of people.Bhagwat also said that RSS moves ahead on the basis of its"ow...

1993 Mumbai blasts: Dawood gang member Shyam Kishor held in Goa

Feb 15, 2015 at 16:37 | Source: FirstPost

Panaji: Goa Police have arrested a Dawood Ibrahim gang member who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and involved in 18 other major crimes, including the JJ hospital shootout.Shyam Kishor Garikapatti, originally from Pune and associa...

Gold edges up on dollar but heads for third weekly drop

Feb 14, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold inched up on Friday as the dollar softened, but was heading for a third week of losses on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and hopes of a deal between Greece and its creditors.Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,224.50 ...

Five years since 'My Name Is Khan': SRK, KJo nostalgic

Feb 13, 2015 at 10:46 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: My Name Is Khan, a movie about an autistic man's journey to meet the US President to give one message -- My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist -- Thursday clocked five years. This made its lead actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Joha...

Washington refuses to comment on Delhi polls: It's India's internal matter, says US

Feb 11, 2015 at 16:47 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Declining to comment on the AAP's stunning victory in Delhi Assembly elections, the US has said that its relationship with India is growing especially after the recent visit of President Barack Obama."That (Delhi election) is an inter...

National Games Roundup: Dutee smashes meet record in heats, Services remain on top

Feb 10, 2015 at 21:34 | Source: FirstPost

Controversial teensprinter Dutee Chand set the track ablaze in the qualifiersitself with a new meet record even as Services Sports ControlBoard tightened its grip around the overall title bymaintaining the top position in the 35th National Games here...

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