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Tamils can only live with dignity under Modi's rule, says Amit Shah

Dec 21, 2014 at 09:26 | Source: FirstPost

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's long rule is needed to save the dignity and self-respect of the people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils elsewhere, BJP president Amit Shah said on Saturday.Addressing a public rally at Maraimalai Nagar near Chennai, Sh...

Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?

Dec 19, 2014 at 01:16 | Source: BBC

The UK is set to unveil its robotics strategy on Tuesday, revealing a plan drawn up by the Technology Strategy Board that aims to spur the country on towards capturing a significant slice of what is predicted to become a multi-trillion pound industry...

Two skill development programmes for assured placements: Centre

Dec 18, 2014 at 16:32 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Government is running two skill development programmes for rural unemployed youth under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) with assured jobs, including placements abroad, Lok Sabha was informed today.Rural Development Minister B...

Wage growth picks up as UK unemployment falls

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

Wage growth in the UK is picking up, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate. In the August-to-October period, average earnings excluding bonuses were up 1.6% from a year earlier. Including bonuses, earnings rose by 1.4%. It is...

Katju calls for re-evaluation of higher education in India

Dec 15, 2014 at 18:30 | Source: FirstPost

Aligarh: Former Press Council of India Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju on Monday bemoaned about the abysmally low quality of research work carried out by most Indian universities and about rampant "plagiarism", which, he said, is ra...

The Millenaire mall: coping in low-growth France

Dec 14, 2014 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

AUBERVILLIERS, France (Reuters) - In the middle of 2008, construction began on France's biggest mall project in a decade. Weeks later the U.S. credit and housing crisis slammed into Europe, and "Le Millenaire"'s promoters braced for a big h...

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi in fight against job barriers

Dec 12, 2014 at 17:06 | Source: BBC

It is quite unusual for an entire country to be able to quote the exact number of a particular subsection of its employment laws. But the future of Italy's economy and perhaps its government comes down to a debate over Article 18 of the 1970 Emp...

Asian shares lower on oil price slump

Dec 11, 2014 at 10:41 | Source: BBC

Asian shares fell again on Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears. Crude oil prices fell as much as 5% overnight on weak US demand and Saudi Arabia reaffirming that it has no plans to curb output. Added to that, a key ga...

Fewer liquor shops could curb partner abuse

Dec 10, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New York, Dec 10 (IANS) A new research suggests that laws limiting what is called "alcohol outlet density" could offer one way to address violence within intimate relationships.The "alcohol outlet density" is calculated as the num...

Asian shares down on China and Japan data

Dec 10, 2014 at 09:27 | Source: BBC

Asian shares traded lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth. A Japanese survey showed manufacturers grew less optimistic in October to December and expected conditions to worsen further. Meanwhile,...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires deputy, seven ministers

Dec 09, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his deputy, Joice Mujuru, and seven government ministers, his cabinet secretary said on Tuesday, in the latest twist in a power struggle over the choice of his successor.The move took pl...

Shrien Dewani trial: Hiring a hitman in South Africa

Dec 08, 2014 at 19:12 | Source: BBC

The apparent ease with which contract killings can be set up in South Africa was highlighted during the trial of Shrien Dewani, who has been cleared of arranging the murder of his new bride Anni on honeymoon in Cape Town. Mr Dewani was earlier cleare...

Majority of Germans want Merkel to run for fourth term - poll

Dec 07, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

BERLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Germans want Angela Merkel to run for a fourth term as Chancellor and nearly three in four believe she would like to remain in office beyond 2017, when her current term ends, a new poll shows.Last year some leading Ge...

With Congress in limbo, will Janata Parivar re-union spell the end for the Gandhis?

Dec 07, 2014 at 09:55 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Dealing with the phenomenon called Narendra Modi has proved tough enough for the Congress; now it has to contend with socialist leaders who have now decided to regroup as one political outfit. While the party is still busy getting feedback...

Leaders with naked family ambitions have come under Janata fold: BJP

Dec 05, 2014 at 21:49 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Attacking the parties re-uniting under the umbrella of 'Janata Parivar', BJP today said "naked family ambitions" have forced these leaders to come together and take shelter under Ram Manohar Lohia's ideology.The BJP also took a d...

US adds 321,000 jobs in November

Dec 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source: BBC

The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate stayed at 5.8%, official Labor Department figures show. The number of jobs created is above forecasts of around 225,000 new posts. The figures are a significant gauge of the h...

Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words

Dec 05, 2014 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to, the free online ...

RJD calls Modi 'world's biggest conman', launches halla bol against PM

Dec 04, 2014 at 15:32 | Source: FirstPost

Patna:Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "world's biggest conman" who was duping people with false promises, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursdaylaunched a 'halla bol' movement against him."You will not find a bigger conman tha...

Agenda of new front to be decided on 4 Dec, says Sharad Yadav

Dec 02, 2014 at 18:26 | Source: FirstPost

Meerut:JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has said the agenda of a new front to counter the BJP-led government will be prepared in its upcoming meeting in the national capital on 4 December.The meeting, scheduled to be held at Samajwadi Party supremo Mulay...

Parliament Live: Sadhvi apologises for communal remark, Oppn says resign

Dec 02, 2014 at 11:55 | Source: FirstPost

11.49 am: Minister Sadhvi apologises for communal remark, Oppn demands resignationNewly appointed Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan apologised for her communal remark in Lok Sabha but Opposition MPs demanded her resignation from the Narendra Modi govern...

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