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Jaitley is right, bank NPAs are unacceptably high and so an RBI rate cut won't help much

Aug 21, 2015 at 18:05 | Source: FirstPost

The clamour for another rate cut from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has strengthened with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stepping up pressure on governor Raghuram Rajan to cut rates, citing falling inflation. But will a quarter percentage point rate...

Internet of Things: A promising prescription for improving healthcare in India

Aug 21, 2015 at 17:14 | Source: FirstPost

By Rajiv KapurHow do you care for the physical needs of more than 2,000 patients? In India, where there are roughly 48 doctors for every 100,000 people, its a very real concern. Many of our nations healthcare providers have been ill-equipped to diagn...

Time India follows the Assam example? Gauhati HC bans 140 'unsafe' small cars

Aug 21, 2015 at 12:49 | Source: FirstPost

It's been a matter of concern for some time now but even as the government and industry bodies waffle over improving safety in passenger cars, Assam has effectively become the first state in the country to ban the sale of small cars that don't meet g...

Cisco, Dell, Seagate and others launch Kinetic Open Storage Project

Aug 21, 2015 at 12:39 | Source: FirstPost

The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaborative project -- called the Kinetic Open Storage Project. The project aims to promote open source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies.The Kinetic Open Storage Project has got b...

Burned by oil, some U.S. fund managers still bet on rebound| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Mutual fund managers who believed the slump in oil prices would be short-lived have been taking it on the chin, but some are not giving up, betting that the market will bounce back and they will have the last laugh.The FPA Capital Fund, the ...

IAEA says report Iran to inspect own military site is misrepresentation| Reuters

Aug 20, 2015 at 23:16 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief on Thursday rejected as "a misrepresentation" suggestions Iran would inspect its own Parchin military site on the agency's behalf, an issue that could help make or break Tehran's nuclear deal with big ...

Exclusive: Fiat Punto Evo Abarth first drive review

Aug 20, 2015 at 19:31 | Source: FirstPost

Im in hush hush mode, somehow Ive managed to find a spot behind the wheel of the forthcoming Fiat Punto Evo Abarth. And now I find myself mashing the throttle to the floor on the back straight of the BIC. On my tail is a mint Abarth 595 Competizione....

VXL Instruments launches Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS-based desktops

Aug 20, 2015 at 16:21 | Source: FirstPost

VXL Instruments has introduced its new desktop devices featuring latest Windows Embedded 10 IoT Enterprise operating system. VXL's Windows 10 IoT Cloud Clients offers compatibility with desktop virtualisation solutions including the latest Windows Se...

When should an NRI file tax return in India?

Aug 20, 2015 at 12:41 | Source: FirstPost

Youve packed your bags and left India to settle abroad. But, you earn an income from the assets you still own back home or have deposits lying in bank accounts. If you are an NRI, you may be unsure about filing a tax return in India. As a thumb rule,...

Why processed milk is safe for you

Aug 20, 2015 at 11:45 | Source: FirstPost

Did you know that India tops the chart in milk production, globally? With its75 million farmer families now producing more milk than all countries under European Union combined, India produces a whopping 144 million tonnes of milk yearly! India is al...

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers' underappreciated career comes to a quiet end

Aug 20, 2015 at 10:57 | Source: FirstPost

Deep down, Chris Rogers was unsure if hed ever get another crack at representing Australia. Skepticism creeped into his psyche. He was well aware of the harsh reality of international cricket. Nearly a decade into his professional career, after consi...

FTII student arrests a masterstroke: They turn the spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan

Aug 20, 2015 at 10:27 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

FTII arrests a masterstroke: They turn spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan

Aug 19, 2015 at 22:11 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

FTII arrests are a masterstroke: They turn the spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan

Aug 19, 2015 at 20:19 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

FTII arrests a masterstroke: They turn the spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan

Aug 19, 2015 at 19:34 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

Public sector banks fund infusion plan insufficient to tackle shortfall: S&P

Aug 19, 2015 at 17:43 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Standard & Poor's today said the government's plan to infuse capital into public sector banks is a "breather", but is unlikely to "fully resolve" their looming credit shortfall."The Central government's planned...

Give up your climate policy: CEA Arvind Subramanian's advice is no good for India

Aug 19, 2015 at 17:26 | Source: FirstPost

When Arvind Subramanian was chosen as the the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Narendra Modi government last October, what startled informed critics in India was how a man who had advised the US government to be tough with India in his previous Av...

FTII arrests are a masterstroke: They turn spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan

Aug 19, 2015 at 16:50 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

Turning spotlight away from Gajendra Chauhan: Why the FTII arrests were a masterstroke

Aug 19, 2015 at 14:54 | Source: FirstPost

If you've been having palpitations ever since you heard of the police landing up at Punes Film and Television Institute of India and arresting five students in the dead of the night, take heart. It could have been much worse. The Chinese government m...

No OROP, no retreat: Army veterans vow they won't back down until Modi sarkar relents

Aug 19, 2015 at 12:22 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Upset over the Prime Minister not announcing a date for the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme, two war veterans who were on a relay hunger strike for the past 64 days are now on an indefinite fast unto death and say they wo...

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