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Gujarat, Maharashtra & Karnataka command highest share in investments attracted by India�s hotels & tourism industry: Study

Aug 19, 2014 at 18:42 | Source: Assocham

Gujarat Govt. should hold tourism fests abroad to attract foreign tourists in large nos. Gujarat followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka are leading states attracting significant investments in India s hotels and tourism industry together accounting f...

PM Modi lays foundation for Kaithal-Rajasthan highway

Aug 19, 2014 at 16:32 | Source: FirstPost

Kaithal (Har): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of 166 km Kaithal-Rajasthan border section of the National Highway-152/65 here.The Rs 1,393-crore road project starts from Kaithal and ends at Haryana/Rajasthan Border, and w...

Shakti Mills re-visited: Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

Aug 19, 2014 at 15:33 | Source: FirstPost

That hashtag was my colleague.With that attention-grabbing headline, Sonia Khan writes for GRISTmedia what could be the definitive insider account of the intern who was gang-raped inside Shakti Mills. Definitive because the survivor has not written a...

Japan to restart exports of rice grown in nuclear struck Fukushima

Aug 19, 2014 at 13:32 | Source: FirstPost

Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said Tuesday.The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associat...

Chinese troops entered deep into Ladakh, army chief denies incursion

Aug 19, 2014 at 11:59 | Source: FirstPost

Leh/New Delhi: Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents last year that had led to a tense three-week standoff. Official sources said today a patrol ...

Ferguson shooting: UN chief calls for restraint as protests spiral

Aug 19, 2014 at 11:30 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly.According to Ban's spokespers...

Ferguson killing: UN chief calls for restraint as protests intensify

Aug 19, 2014 at 10:19 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly.According to Ban's spokespers...

Cairn holds out hope

Aug 19, 2014 at 05:52 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 18: Cairn India’s prolific Rajasthan block holds significant natural gas reserves, estimated at 1-3 trillion cubic feet (tcf), over half of which can be produced, the company said today. The company has so far made 36 discoveri...

Steeplechaser Lalita Babbar set for Asian Games with gold

Aug 18, 2014 at 20:36 | Source: FirstPost

Lalita Babbar of Maharashtra kept enough strength for a late burst as she pipped 2010 Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh to second spot and virtually sealed a place in the Indian team for next month's Asiad on the third and penultimate day of the...

ISL unveils 49 player list for international draft

Aug 18, 2014 at 18:52 | Source: FirstPost

The Indian Super League on Monday announced the complete list of 49 international players who will to go into the next week's 'central player draft pool', to be held in Mumbai.The comprehensive list boasts of experienced footballers and young promisi...

More found, two missing after Indonesia tourist boat sinks

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: BBC

Two foreign tourists are still missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Saturday. Twenty foreign tourists, an Indonesian guide and four crew were on board when the boat foundered near Sangeang Api, a volcanic island off Sumbawa...

China media: Yasukuni shrine

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: BBC

Media criticise Japanese politicians' visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. The shrine commemorates Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals. The Global Tim...

Indian media: Damages caused by floods

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: BBC

Rain-triggered floods have killed dozens of people and displaced thousands in several parts of northern India, papers report. Incessant rains have caused rivers to overflow in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh states. At least 28...

REITs explained: Why they hold promise of a regular, inflation-adjusted income

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: Economic Times

By: Dhirendra Kumar After being discussed for a few years, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are finally getting off the ground. In this year's Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced measures to make these tax-efficient for investors. Wi...

Varun Gandhi on how India can introduce universal healthcare coverage

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: Economic Times

Healthcare in India is a story of insufficient resources and poor outcomes. Investment is well below WHO guidelines in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Bed density is low (less than 1.5 beds per 1000 persons as compared to WHO guideline of 3...

Tourist boat sinks off Indonesian coast; 13 rescued, 2 missing

Aug 18, 2014 at 12:56 | Source: FirstPost

Jakarta, Indonesia: Rescuers on Monday safely recovered 13 more people from a tourist boat that sank after hitting a reef in central Indonesia, but were searching for a Dutch man and an Italian woman who were still missing, officials said.The boat sa...

Pak envoy's invite to Kashmiri separatists during talks draws flak

Aug 18, 2014 at 08:44 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit's invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders for meetings before the foreign secretary-level talks sparked off controversy on Sunday with the Congress objecting to it and attacking the government for "double ...

Post tax hike on cigarettes, tougher anti-tobacco law in the offing

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modiled NDA government has virtually declared war on tobacco. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban on sale of tobacco products, the Centre is now planning to introduce tougher provisions under la...

S P evaluating Narendra Modi government's policies for rating change

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:17 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Global rating agency Standard & Poor's has said it evaluating policies of the Narndera Modi- led BJP government for a review of India's sovereign rating, now pegged at the lowest investment grade. "...we are evaluating the new government'...

Online retailers Myntra Jabong to rope in foreign designers

Aug 18, 2014 at 03:05 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Online fashion retailers Myntra.com and Jabong. com are increasingly working with international designers to create global standard private brands of fashion apparels and accessories. Myntra.com has tied up with Italian designer Vanni Lenc...

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