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New Zealand hope seven's the charm as they head into World Cup semis again

Mar 22, 2015 at 12:51 | Source: FirstPost

New Zealand will hope it's a case of seventh time lucky when they face South Africa at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday, as all six of their previous World Cup semi-finals have ended in defeat.Below AFP Sport looks back at the Black Caps' litany of la...

Smart Water: Tech guarding our most precious resource

Mar 21, 2015 at 21:27 | Source: BBC

Ever since Archimedes invented his screw for drawing water uphill and the Romans built their famous aqueducts, mankind has tried to manipulate the earth's most precious resource through the use of technology. Many have dreamed about making the d...

Alan Rusbridger to step down as Guardian editor-in-chief

Mar 21, 2015 at 02:57 | Source: BBC

Alan Rusbridger is to step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in the role. Mr Rusbridger is leaving to take up the position of chair of the Scott Trust, which owns Guardian Media Group. He said he felt privi...

Pope accepts disgraced Cardinal O'Brien's resignation from public role

Mar 20, 2015 at 22:46 | Source: FirstPost

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis has removed the rights and privileges of the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, two years after he resigned admitting sexual misconduct with young priests decades ago.The Vatican said...

Misbah on Pakistan's batting failure, Wahab's class and Australia's weaknesses

Mar 20, 2015 at 17:41 | Source: FirstPost

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Doctors in Mumbai cure two patients suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis

Mar 20, 2015 at 16:58 | Source: FirstPost

In a major breakthrough in the field of medicine, doctors in Mumbai cured two completely drug resistant patients suffering from tuberculosis.The first case was ofa 30-year-old roadside tailor who had to take over 20 drugs on a daily basis because of ...

Did this letter to PM Modi result in SBI scrapping its Shariah fund?

Mar 20, 2015 at 14:44 | Source: FirstPost

The decision of State Bank of India (SBI) to put off the launch of a Shariah-compliant equity mutual fund has once again sparked debates on whether India should open doors to the concept of Islamic finance and facilitate a market for Shariah complian...

Did this letter to PM Modi result in SBI deferring its Shariah fund?

Mar 20, 2015 at 14:44 | Source: FirstPost

The decision of State Bank of India (SBI) to put off the launch of a Shariah-compliant equity mutual fund has once again sparked debates on whether India should open doors to the concept of Islamic finance and facilitate a market for Shariah complian...

Rishi Kapoor takes on Twitter trolls after being slammed for 'beef eating Hindu' comment

Mar 20, 2015 at 13:15 | Source: FirstPost

While many have criticised Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, no one has been slammed for opposing the ban as much as Rishi Kapoor. The actor waged a Twitter war after he tweeted out that he is a 'beef eating Hindu.'I am angr...

UN report accuses Islamic State of genocide after mass grave was found in Iraq

Mar 20, 2015 at 12:43 | Source: FirstPost

Baghdad: More than a dozen bodies were unearthed from a mass grave near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on Thursday, as a new UN report said Islamic State militants may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during their ra...

Dairy giant Amul now plans to market camel milk in India

Mar 19, 2015 at 20:56 | Source: FirstPost

It's good news for fitness freaks as dairy giant Amul now plans to process and market camel milk in India if they get a nod from the Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI).According to reports, they plan to carry out this project with...

SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh gets home ministry clearance

Mar 19, 2015 at 19:57 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: SpiceJet's new promotor Ajay Singh has got the mandatory security clearance from the Home Ministry.Civil Aviation Ministry has received the files relating to Singh's security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) yesterday, off...

Level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds limits prescribed by WHO

Mar 19, 2015 at 16:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha today.The air quality monitoring data for Delhi provided by Central Pollution Control Board indicates ...

Stop banking on LIC: S&P's note should show FM that he shouldn't rely on insurer to save public banks

Mar 19, 2015 at 16:21 | Source: FirstPost

It is no secret that LIC has been bailing out some of the public issues of state-run entities, including those of banks, whenever these issues have failed to attract the interest of non-government investors. But, if one goes through the caution note ...

Mirantis OpenStack now supports Juniper Networks' Contrail Networking

Mar 19, 2015 at 15:36 | Source: FirstPost

Mirantis, the OpenStack company, and Juniper Networks have expanded engineering partnership that provides customers with an open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale.Mirantis OpenStack will now support a...

Indian media: Sharad Yadav's 'sexist' remark

Mar 19, 2015 at 15:17 | Source: BBC

Papers say senior MP Sharad Yadav's remarks about the colour of women's skin are dangerously wrong at several levels . Mr Yadav on Wednesday said he was saddened by media reports attributing sexist comments to him, The Hindu reports. Last w...

Panasonic launches range of HD visual communication systems

Mar 19, 2015 at 15:16 | Source: FirstPost

As a part of Panasonic Indias efforts in continuing to focus on product differentiation combined with developing innovative technological solutions, the company introduced its third generation dynamic HDVC solutions- KX-VC1600 and KX-VC1300 along wit...

Chinese survey ranks Modi ahead of Xi in handling domestic, foreign affairs

Mar 19, 2015 at 14:56 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm.In China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted...

China media: Credit ratings

Mar 19, 2015 at 12:42 | Source: BBC

Papers want China to have a bigger say in the international credit ratings system to end the monopoly of Western agencies. Western rating agencies Standard Poor's (S P), Moody's, and Fitch Group are known as the Big Three. The ratings are g...

China media: Asian bank

Mar 19, 2015 at 07:22 | Source: BBC

Papers warmly welcome France, Germany and Italy's decision to join a China-led bank, while lashing out at the US for obstructing others' participation. The three European countries have agreed to join the UK in becoming members of the Asian...

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