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Critically ill 10-year-old boy gets to be Jaipur Police Commissioner for a day

May 01, 2015 at 08:33 | Source: FirstPost

Jaipur: Ten-year-old Girish Sharma wanted tobe police commissioner and his dream came true today when hewas made Jaipur Police Commissioner for a day."A social organisation - Make-a-wish foundation - told us about the boy, who suffers a serious ...

US keeps India and China on Intellectual Property Rights watch list

May 01, 2015 at 08:24 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The United States on Thursday kept China and India on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy.In its annual Special 301 Report, the Commerce Department's US ...

Modi govt slams US panel report on minorities, says it's based on 'limited understanding of India'

May 01, 2015 at 07:43 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: India on Thursday strongly reacted to a report by a US Congress-established panel claiming that minorities in the country have been subjected to "violent attacks" and "forced conversions" after the Modi government assum...

Rahul Gandhi is pulling a Kejriwal on PM Modi: It is time for a strategic retreat on Land Bill

May 01, 2015 at 07:15 | Source: FirstPost

From all appearances, the odds are even that neither the GST Bill nor the Land Acquisition Bill will clear the opposition roadblock in the current session of parliament. The Congress party, rejuvenated by the return of its prodigal son, is in no mood...

Minorities facing violent attacks, forced conversions under Modi govt: US panel

May 01, 2015 at 07:11 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Religious minorities in India have been subjected to "violent attacks, forced conversions" and 'Ghar Wapsi' campaigns by groups like RSS after the Modi government assumed power in 2014, a US Congress-established panel has said.I...

Exclusive - Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement: panel| Reuters

May 01, 2015 at 03:46 | Source: FirstPost

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters.The existence of such a...

Gold falls 2 percent after better-than-forecast U.S. jobs data| Reuters

May 01, 2015 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold fell 2 percent on Thursday after better-than-forecast U.S. jobs data encouraged investors to sell the traditional safe-haven market, reviving expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates soon.Data on Th...

Minorities facing violent attacks, forced conversions since Modi sarkar: US panel

Apr 30, 2015 at 22:09 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Religious minorities in India have been subjected to "violent attacks, forced conversions" and 'Ghar Wapsi' campaigns by groups like RSS after the Modi government assumed power in 2014, a US Congress-established panel has said.I...

It's a fight between two top fighters, not good vs evil: Mayweather on Pacquiao bout

Apr 30, 2015 at 16:37 | Source: FirstPost

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao appeared more focussed on conserving energy and downplaying animosity than stirring the pot for their upcoming mega-fight as the two boxers eased their way through a low-key media conference on Wednesday.Back i...

All states to get at least one smart city: 10 things to know about PM Modi's pet project

Apr 30, 2015 at 16:25 | Source: FirstPost

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared Prime Minister Narendra Modis pet projects 100 smart cities spread across the country and a new urban renewal mission named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, replacing the existing one named after Jawaharlal Nehru, ...

Rahul is pulling a Kejriwal on Modi; it's time for a strategic retreat on Land Bill

Apr 30, 2015 at 16:21 | Source: FirstPost

From all appearances, the odds are even that neither the GST Bill nor the Land Acquisition Bill will clear the opposition roadblock in the current session of parliament. The Congress party, rejuvenated by the return of its prodigal son, is in no mood...

1.2 crore vacant homes This one number tells us all that is wrong with Indian real estate

Apr 30, 2015 at 15:18 | Source: FirstPost

Anshuman Magazine, chairman and managing director of CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd., in a recent article writes that around 1.2 crore completed houses are lying vacant across urban India. This one number tells us all that is wrong with Indian real estate....

This fight is between two top fighters, it's not good vs evil: Mayweather on Pacquiao bout

Apr 30, 2015 at 13:33 | Source: FirstPost

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao appeared more focussed on conserving energy and downplaying animosity than stirring the pot for their upcoming mega-fight as the two boxers eased their way through a low-key media conference on Wednesday.Back i...

KYC, money laundering norms violation: RBI slaps Rs 1.5 cr penalty each on 3 public banks

Apr 30, 2015 at 07:53 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai - The Reserve Bank of India today imposed Rs 1.5 crore penalty each on three banks -- Dena Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Bank of Maharashtra -- for violation ofKnow Your Customer/Anti Money Laundering norms.In aggregate three banks have ...

Beijing support emboldens critics among China's businessmen| Reuters

Apr 30, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - Private entrepreneurs in China are voicing unprecedented criticism of government, encouraged by policies and rhetoric from Beijing emphasising support for the most productive sectors of the economy.In the past two weeks, Premier L...

Coke executive pay approved, but by lower-than-average margin| Reuters

Apr 30, 2015 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) shareholders on Wednesday approved the beverage maker's pay for top executives by a lower-than-average margin in the face of concerns by large proxy advisers.Coke said preliminary results from its annua...

Mugabe says neighbours should stop flow of migrants to South Africa| Reuters

Apr 30, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

HARARE (Reuters) - Other African nations should stop their citizens from migrating to South Africa to prevent violence against foreigners, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday A wave of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has claimed s...

Kalavati, Dalit dinners, and now 'jai kisan': There's nothing new about populist Rahul 2.0

Apr 29, 2015 at 15:20 | Source: FirstPost

Two speeches in the Parliament, one brief intervention, a trek to Kedarnath, a visit to a Delhi hospital where Gajendra Singh died after hanging himself at an AAP rally and a trip to Punjab in the cattle class of a train.By Rahul Gandhis career strik...

Kalavati, Dalit dinners, and now 'jai kisan': There's nothing new about the populist Rahul

Apr 29, 2015 at 14:34 | Source: FirstPost

Two speeches in the Parliament, one brief intervention, a trek to Kedarnath, a visit to a Delhi hospital where Gajendra Singh died after hanging himself at an AAP rally and a trip to Punjab in the cattle class of a train.By Rahul Gandhis career strik...

Fake law degree row: Tomar denies charges as Opposition demands his ouster

Apr 29, 2015 at 08:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Tuesday faced demands for his ouster amid a row over allegedly "fabricating" his law degree, but he rejected the charge of any wrongdoing and refused to step down.He said the controversy...

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