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Turkey's Erdogan positions himself for more powerful presidential role

Jul 02, 2014 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan declared his candidacy on Tuesday for a more powerful presidency which rivals fear may entrench authoritarian rule and supporters, especially conservative Muslims, see as the crowning prize in his drive to reshape NA...

Delhi's public transport - a hurdle for the disabled (Feature)

Jul 01, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Varun Mahato, a 24-year-old visually impaired, boards a bus to his Noida office every day. His journey is a "struggle" because he often travels standing as the seats reserved for those with disability remain occupie...

Subramanium's case not taken forward as he withdrew candidature, says govt

Jul 01, 2014 at 22:18 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: After Chief Justice RM Lodha expressed displeasure, government tonight said the case ofGopal Subramanium for appointment as a Supreme Court judge was not taken forward as the noted lawyer himself "withdrew" his candidature while ...

Govt. in process to set up National Youth Advisory Council to advise on youth related issues: Youth Affairs & Sports Minister

Jul 01, 2014 at 19:07 | Source: Assocham

Sports Ministry asks IOA to submit comprehensive proposal for Asian Games bid The Government is in the process of setting up a National Youth Advisory Council represented by young leaders from various sectors along with other stakeholders, to advise...

Only this reform can clear India's fiscal mess. Will Jaitley's budget take it up?

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:40 | Source: FirstPost

Been there, done that. It happens always in Indian politics. The new government that assumes power blames its predecessor for all the ills - weak government finances and sick economy.The tactics has been in use for so long that now people have lost t...

Only this reform can clear India's fiscal mess. Will FM's budget take it up?

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:40 | Source: FirstPost

Been there, done that. It happens always in Indian politics. The new government that assumes power blames its predecessor for all the ills - weak government finances and sick economy.The tactics has been in use for so long that now people have lost t...

In defence of Angrezi: Modi speaks the language of Macaulayputras

Jul 01, 2014 at 16:16 | Source: FirstPost

Now that PM Narendra Modi has made an unexpected speech in the language of the Macaulayputras at a moment of national pride when PSLV blasted off from Sriharikota, its clear that the government is alive to the political dangers of speaking Hindi beyo...

Japan to lift seven-decade-old ban preventing military from fighting abroad

Jul 01, 2014 at 12:23 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo: Japan's cabinet is expected on Tuesday to end a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a major shift away from post-war pacifism and a political victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has pursued the change...

Tribunal spikes Reliance plea

Jul 01, 2014 at 12:12 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, June 30: The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) today dismissed Reliance Industries’ appeal against Sebi for rejecting its consent application in a seven-year old insider trading case. “We have no option but to dismiss the appea...

Poor quality of education hampering economic development of South Asia: World Bank

Jul 01, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Poor quality of education is hampering economic development of South Asian Nations including India, a World Bank report said. "Poor quality of education in South Asia, as reflected in low learning levels, traps many of its young people in...

Best companies to work for 2014: Key Findings

Jul 01, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: Economic Times

Independent research affirms that organisations that are great workplaces are more successful financially and outperform standard market indices by a factor of 3 to 4. Certain funds that invest only in organisations where employees are really happy a...

Best companies to work for 2014: Methodology used to pick the winners

Jul 01, 2014 at 08:12 | Source: Economic Times

For over 25 years and in over 50 countries, Great Place To Work Institute has been conducting studies to understand and identify the best workplaces. The study conducted in India is based on the same model and methodology that is followed in carrying...

Japan poised to ease constitution's limits on military in landmark shift

Jul 01, 2014 at 06:26 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet is expected on Tuesday to end a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a major shift away from post-war pacifism and a political victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has pursued...

BNP Paribas to pay $9bn to settle sanctions violations

Jul 01, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

France's largest bank BNP Paribas has agreed to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations. As part of the deal, the bank will plead guilty to two criminal charges of breaking US sanctions aga...

Are Europe's banks being prosecuted - or persecuted?

Jul 01, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: BBC

Even BNP Paribas cannot shrug off a $9bn (£5.1bn) fine. The bank is the fourth biggest by assets in the world and has been found guilty of violating US economic sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba. It had repeatedly protested that it did not viol...

Mass Hong Kong protest looms as democracy push gathers steam

Jul 01, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong is bracing for its largest protest in more than a decade after nearly 800,000 voted for full democracy in an unofficial referendum, a move likely to stoke anti-China sentiment in the former British colony.The annual Ju...

Alcohol, police lapses at fault in Singapore's Little India riot - inquiry

Jul 01, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A fatal bus accident and alcohol, not foreign workers' living conditions, were to blame for Singapore's first major riot in 40 years, according to the report of an inquiry into the incident released on Monday. Some 400 migrant w...

Why banning junk food in schools isn't a bad idea

Jun 30, 2014 at 17:55 | Source: FirstPost

What's in the US today, is in India tomorrow. And no, we are not talking about iPhones orGame of Thrones. We're talking about how children in both countries might soon be facing the same lunchtime nightmare in schools. Soon after the US Department of...

US banking justice - Ben Lawsky style

Jun 30, 2014 at 17:32 | Source: BBC

Another day, another major fine for a European bank. Today, probably at the close of markets in America, BNP Paribas will become the latest bank to join the ignominious list of financial institutions hauled into the dock by US regulators for miscondu...

Iraq: 10-year old is ISIL's newest recruit, his childhood first casualty

Jun 30, 2014 at 12:55 | Source: FirstPost

Within days of theISIL onslaught in Iraq, photographs of militants ridingarmed vehicles on the streets of Mosul emerged, as swathes of territory fell into their hands. But amid the heartbreak of violence is the story of Iraq's forgotten children, man...

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