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

Corruption? Protection rackets more than crony capitalism

Aug 17, 2014 at 12:35 | Source: Economic Times

By SA Aiyar RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has lambasted crony capitalism. Other critics say economic liberalization has enriched only cronies through monopoly profits from political allocations of land, minerals and spectrum. Now big corruption is ram...

Modi govt will rise above party politics, cooperate with all states, says Rajnath Singh

Aug 16, 2014 at 18:16 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the BJP-led NDA government would rise aboveparty politics and cooperate with all states, including Uttar Pradesh, on development."We have assured UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that t...

Argentina defaults for second time

Aug 16, 2014 at 07:42 | Source: BBC

Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders ended in failure. So-called vulture fund investors were demanding a full pay-out of $1.3bn (£766m) on bonds they...

Chinese police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

Aug 15, 2014 at 18:22 | Source: BBC

Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetan protesters demonstrating against the detention of a village leader, two activist groups and overseas news reports say. The incident is said to have taken place on Tuesday in Sichuan p...

Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober before death

Aug 15, 2014 at 08:21 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles: Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said on Thursday.In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnos...

Apple bans two hazardous chemicals from assembly lines

Aug 14, 2014 at 23:57 | Source: BBC

Apple has banned two potentially hazardous chemicals from being used in the final assembly process at 22 of its iPhone and iPad production plants. Benzene, which is a carcinogen, and n-Hexane, which can cause nerve damage, will no longer be used in c...

PM Modi and economic nationalism: Where NRI economists got it wrong

Aug 14, 2014 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

Ahead of BJPs ascendance to power, there was a clear lobby, which included some US based economists, that thought that the Modi government will toe a right wing economic policy. Besides promoting Modis apparent business-friendly governance in Gujarat...

Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket business

Aug 14, 2014 at 18:37 | Source: BBC

Karl Albrecht, the co-founder of German discount supermarket chain Aldi along with brother Theo, has died. But how has Aldi become a household name, asks Chris Stokel-Walker. 1. Basic store layout Walking into an Aldi is a totally different experienc...

Vine's six-second-clip superstars turn fame into cash

Aug 14, 2014 at 17:17 | Source: BBC

Q. Who in their right mind would pay teenage boys known for fart jokes and sexist and homophobic slurs to advertise products in blink-and-you-miss-it internet videos? A. Pepsi, Coke and many other global brands eager to connect with young consumers. ...

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