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Swiss police raid HSBC's Geneva office

Feb 18, 2015 at 21:36 | Source: BBC

Swiss prosecutors have searched offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering. They said they were investigating HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) and persons unknown for suspected aggravated money laundering . Th...

Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes

Feb 18, 2015 at 21:36 | Source: BBC

A leading member of Bangladesh's main Islamist party has been sentenced to death for crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Abdus Subhan, 79, is the ninth leader from the Jamaat-e-Islami party to be convicted by a wa...

Remark on Modi suit: It reflects falling standards of Congress politics, says BJP

Feb 18, 2015 at 20:36 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress for taking potshots at Narendra Modi over putting his suit on theblock, BJP on Wednesday said it reflects the falling standards of Congress' politics and attacked its leader Rahul Gandhi for his "clouded i...

PM Modi's suit fetches Rs 1.1 crore for Ganga: But will charity wash away the vanity?

Feb 18, 2015 at 20:15 | Source: FirstPost

The Ganga, it is said, wipes away all sins.Certainly Narendra Modi must be hoping so as his bandhgala goes up for auction to raise funds for a cleaner Ganga. Mr Modi has had fashion faux pas before. Not everyone can carry off that hornbill hat from A...

Oil Ministry moves proposal to pool gas price for fertiliser plants

Feb 18, 2015 at 18:49 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: After power, the Oil Ministry has moved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertilizer plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable.Fertilizer plants consume about 42.25 milli...

Modi suit fetches Rs 1.1 crore for Ganga: But will charity wash away the vanity?

Feb 18, 2015 at 18:20 | Source: FirstPost

The Ganga, it is said, wipes away all sins.Certainly Narendra Modi must be hoping so as his bandhgala goes up for auction to raise funds for a cleaner Ganga. Mr Modi has had fashion faux pas before. Not everyone can carry off that hornbill hat from A...

Modi and his amazing pinstriped dreamcoat. Now cleaning the Ganga as well

Feb 18, 2015 at 17:48 | Source: FirstPost

The Ganga, it is said, wipes away all sins.Certainly Narendra Modi must be hoping so as his bandhgala goes up for auction to raise funds for a cleaner Ganga. Mr Modi has had fashion faux pas before. Not everyone can carry off that hornbill hat from A...

PM Modi and his amazing pinstriped dreamcoat. Now cleaning the Ganga as well

Feb 18, 2015 at 16:27 | Source: FirstPost

The Ganga, it is said, wipes away all sins.Certainly Narendra Modi must be hoping so as his bandhgala goes up for auction to raise funds for a cleaner Ganga. Mr Modi has had fashion faux pas before. Not everyone can carry off that hornbill hat from A...

Snapdeal is going all out to beat rival Flipkart: First stop, high fashion site Exclusively.in

Feb 18, 2015 at 16:00 | Source: FirstPost

If you thought Flipkart's end of year targets were challenging, get a load of Snapdeal!Flipkart may beplanning to double its gross merchandise value to $8 billion by December, but Snapdeal is looking to beat India's largest e-tailer as it is targetin...

Deaths rise to 624 in India: All you need to know about the deadly Swine flu virus

Feb 18, 2015 at 15:46 | Source: FirstPost

In February 2015 alone over 300 people have died from swine flue across the country against a pan-India figure 218 swine flu deaths in 2014. "This year, swine flu deaths have more than doubled compared to the previous year taking the toll to 624...

Oscar special: Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is a bad copy of The Hurt Locker

Feb 18, 2015 at 13:20 | Source: FirstPost

In 2008, we saw a movie where an American soldier stationed in Iraq, during the invasion, goes through a severe psychological changeover. Hes so into the war and hes so good at warfare that he finds it difficult to go back to his life back home. Soci...

Swine flu deaths rise to 624 in India: All you need to know about the deadly virus

Feb 18, 2015 at 12:49 | Source: FirstPost

In February 2015 alone over 300 people have died from swine flue across the country against a pan-India figure 218 swine flu deaths in 2014. "This year, swine flu deaths have more than doubled compared to the previous year taking the toll to 624...

US pays Philippines over USS Guardian reef damage

Feb 18, 2015 at 12:26 | Source: BBC

The US has paid 87m pesos ($1.97m: £1.28m) to the Philippines in compensation for damage caused to a protected reef. The Philippine foreign ministry said the money, the full amount requested, was paid in January and would be used to restore and prot...

Newcastle Nestle factory finds drug tablet in sweets

Feb 18, 2015 at 12:26 | Source: BBC

A batch of sweets has been contaminated with a prescription drug at a Nestle factory in Newcastle. Nestle said it had discovered a standard prescription tablet, commonly prescribed to both adults and children in one of its products last week at its F...

Swine flu deaths in India rise up to 624: All you need to know about the deadly virus

Feb 18, 2015 at 11:37 | Source: FirstPost

In February 2015 alone over 300 people have died from swine flue across the country against a pan-India figure 218 swine flu deaths in 2014. "This year, swine flu deaths have more than doubled compared to the previous year taking the toll to 624...

Exclusive: SBI set to take possession of Mallyas Kingfisher House in Mumbai

Feb 18, 2015 at 09:58 | Source: FirstPost

State Bank of India (SBI), the countrys largest lender by assets, is set to take possession of Kingfisher House, one of the prime real estate properties of the group, intensifying its battle against Vijay Mallyas Kingfisher Airlines to recover its lo...

US welcomes civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India, Sri Lanka

Feb 18, 2015 at 08:41 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international standards and practices."We welcome regional cooperat...

Swine flu deaths in India double to 624: All you need to know about the virus

Feb 18, 2015 at 08:30 | Source: FirstPost

In February 2015 alone over 300 people have died from swine flue across the country against a pan-India figure 218 swine flu deaths in 2014. "This year, swine flu deaths have more than doubled compared to the previous year taking the toll to 624...

100 die of Swine flu in just 3 days but there's no reason to panic: Here's why

Feb 17, 2015 at 21:13 | Source: FirstPost

While the total number of swine flu deaths had stood at 485 till February 12, the latest official data released on Monday said 100 more people succumbed to the H1N1 virus in the three days till February 15, taking the toll to 585. Altogether, 8,423 p...

Sachin Tendulkar's warning to India: South Africa are far, far superior to Pakistan

Feb 17, 2015 at 19:35 | Source: FirstPost

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has issued a warning to triumphant India about their upcoming World Cup match against South Africa, saying the Proteas were "far, far superior" to arch-rivals Pakistan.Batting superstar Tendulkar helped India w...

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