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2014 murdered Bollywood: Kick, Bang Bang!, Humshakals are the biggest culprits

Dec 18, 2014 at 18:23 | Source: FirstPost

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say 2014 has been a brutal year in Bollywood. If last year warmed the cockles of the industry's heart with a string of blockbusters, this year brought a reality check.Sure, there have been hits -- from Kick to Bang B...

Alibaba's Jack Ma to SoftBank's Son: Check out the biggest moneybags and billionaire losers of 2014

Dec 18, 2014 at 14:11 | Source: FirstPost

While Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma was the biggest financial winner of 2014, according to a new report from research firm Wealth-X, the individual who lost the most money this year is none other than Russian energy tycoon Leonid Mik...

The murder of Bollywood: Kick, Bang Bang! and Humshakals biggest criminals of 2014

Dec 18, 2014 at 12:52 | Source: FirstPost

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say 2014 has been a brutal year in Bollywood. If last year warmed the cockles of the industry's heart with a string of blockbusters, this year brought a reality check.Sure, there have been hits -- from Kick to Bang B...

Nigeria profile

Dec 17, 2014 at 21:37 | Source: BBC

After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But the government faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa's most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines. Political ...

Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: Here's how the west is shooting itself in the foot

Dec 17, 2014 at 20:42 | Source: FirstPost

For a long time now, it has been apparent that geopolitical power is shifting eastwards, from the US and Europe to Asia, especially China. Less understood is how the west is hastening its own decline as a result of its hubris-driven policy and an ina...

Rouble rubble, jihad and sliding oil: The west is shooting itself in the foot

Dec 17, 2014 at 19:28 | Source: FirstPost

For a long time now, it has been apparent that geopolitical power is shifting eastwards, from the US and Europe to Asia, especially China. Less understood is how the west is hastening its own decline as a result of its hubris-driven policy and an ina...

Rouble rubble, sliding oil and jihad: The west is shooting itself in the foot

Dec 17, 2014 at 18:18 | Source: FirstPost

For a long time now, it has been apparent that geopolitical power is shifting eastwards, from the US and Europe to Asia, especially China. Less understood is how the west is hastening its own decline as a result of its hubris-driven policy and an ina...

Global turmoil spooks stocks

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Dec. 16: The Sensex today plunged 538 points to 26781.44, marking its biggest single-day fall in 16 months and erasing Rs 2 trillion of investor wealth. Stocks tanked over worries about the global turmoil spurring heavy foreign selling, whic...

Hungarians rally against PM as discontent with government grows

Dec 17, 2014 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarians protested on Tuesday against tax hikes and perceptions of corruption, signalling rising discontent with Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.In the five years since he was elected prime minister, the c...

India 3rd on black money list; $440 bn flows out in 10 years

Dec 16, 2014 at 09:42 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012.As a resul...

Sydney siege: Eyewitness accounts

Dec 15, 2014 at 12:42 | Source: BBC

At least one gunman is holding several people hostage in the Lindt Cafe in central Sydney's Martin Place. Armed police have surrounded the cafe, located in the central business district. Several buildings have been evacuated. Others are now on l...

Voting starts for general elections in Japan

Dec 15, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo, Dec 14 (IANS) Voting for Japan's House of Representatives (the lower house) started at 7 a.m. Sunday in over 48,000 polling stations across the nation, with 1,191 candidates running for 475 seats in the powerful chamber.Prime Minister Shinzo A...

Viewpoint: Can China bring peace to Afghanistan?

Dec 14, 2014 at 03:37 | Source: BBC

China is emerging from the shadows to pledge to play a major role in peacemaking in Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the month, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. Beijing's efforts include an invitation for the T...

Thailand crown prince's wife resigns from royalty

Dec 13, 2014 at 03:42 | Source: BBC

The wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, Srirasmi, has resigned her royal position, the palace has announced. A statement said King Bhumibol Adulyadej had accepted Princess Srirasmi's written request. Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn ...

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Five reasons why you are a rockstar

Dec 12, 2014 at 17:21 | Source: FirstPost

Everyone's favourite Thalaivar turns 64 today. The big occasion is always a cause of great excitement for his fans, though this time around he's made it special by dishing out his latest flick Lingaato frenzied fans who turned up to witness their mat...

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Here are five reasons why you rock

Dec 12, 2014 at 15:44 | Source: FirstPost

Everyone's favourite Thalaivar turns 64 today. The big occasion is always a cause of great excitement for his fans, though this time around he's made it special by dishing out his latest flick Lingaato frenzied fans who turned up to witness their mat...

Ghar vapasi in Agra: The unlevel field in Christian, Muslim and Hindu conversion

Dec 12, 2014 at 07:33 | Source: FirstPost

By Rupa SubramanyaUnfortunately, a lot of the debate surrounding the reconversion (details of which are still in dispute) of 200 Muslims to Hinduism recently in Uttar Pradesh, under a ceremony called Ghar Vapasi (homecoming) has been framed rather na...

Nigerian ex-military ruler Buhari wins opposition presidential ticket

Dec 12, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

LAGOS (Reuters) - Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari will be the main opposition candidate in next year's Nigerian presidential ballot after triumphing in a primary election on Thursday.Buhari will face President Goodluck Jonathan in a February 2...

Subhash Ghai sets up Dilip Kumar scholarship

Dec 12, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) On the 92nd birthday of legendary actor Dilip Kumar Thursday, filmmaker Subhash Ghai has set up a 'Dilip Kumar Scholarship' at his Whistling Woods International Film School.As a mark of respect for the living legend, with who...

Nigerian ex-ruler Buhari wins opposition presidential ticket

Dec 11, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari will be the main opposition candidate in next year's presidential ballot after triumphing in a primary election, a televised count showed on Thursday.Buhari will face President Goodluck J...

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