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The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank said on Tuesday it has signed a $500 million loan agreement with India to improve financial access for the country’s small-scale business enterprises in the…

India intensifies pull-out of nationals from Yemen, Saudi offers help

India intensifies pull-out of nationals from Yemen, Saudi offers help

India on Tuesday intensified efforts to pull out its around 4,000 nationals from Yemen, deploying aircraft and at least five ships, even as the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes against…

India’s foreign debt at December-end rose to $461.9 bn

India’s foreign debt at December-end rose to $461.9 bn

India’s external debt at the end of December 2014 stood at $461.9 billion — a 3.5 percent or $15.5 billion rise from what it was in end of…

Mumbai’s Cafe Samovar shuts after five decades

Mumbai’s Cafe Samovar shuts after five decades

Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally downed shutters on Tuesday after over five…

World Women’s Chess: Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis

World Women’s Chess: Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis

Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday kept her chances alive in the World Women’s Chess Championship, underway at Sochi in Russia, by winning the second tie-break game…

Reviving craftsmanship, empowering women in South Asia

Reviving craftsmanship, empowering women in South Asia

Women are generally not allowed to venture too far from their homes in Pakistan’s Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, leave alone even distantly thinking of employment. But Khalida Bibi’s quest…

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A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the…

Narayan Rane Congress candidate in Bandra East bypoll

Narayan Rane Congress candidate in Bandra East bypoll

Mumbai, March 22  Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane will contest…

‘Murder of democracy’ and then a shutdown in Kerala

‘Murder of democracy’ and then a shutdown in Kerala

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, March 14  While the rival fronts in the Kerala assembly have…

Salman Rushdie to join NYU journalism faculty

Salman Rushdie to join NYU journalism faculty

Washington, March 11  Indian author Salman Rushdie, who won the Booker Prize for his 1981 novel…

British lawmaker named new UN humanitarian aid chief

British lawmaker named new UN humanitarian aid chief

United Nations, March 10  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed British lawmaker Stephen O’Brien…

Our heads hang in shame over crime against women: Modi

Our heads hang in shame over crime against women: Modi

New Delhi, March 8  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said “our heads hang in…

Vinod Mehta was a fine journalist, says Modi

Vinod Mehta was a fine journalist, says Modi

New Delhi, March 8  Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Outlook founder editor Vinod Mehta, who…

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Entertainment

Will return to India to film ‘Kungfu Yoga': Jackie Chan

Will return to India to film ‘Kungfu Yoga': Jackie Chan

Asian cinematic icon Jackie Chan, whose latest actioner “Dragon Blade” hits Indian screens on Friday, says he may come down to the country to shoot his new film…

National Award incentive to do good work: Bobby Simhaa

National Award incentive to do good work: Bobby Simhaa

Actor Bobby Simhaa considers the best supporting actor National Award for his work in Tamil gangster drama “Jigarthanda” as an incentive to continue doing good work. “I’m overwhelmed.…

Shashi Kapoor chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke award

Shashi Kapoor chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke award

Just days after Shashi Kapoor turned 77, news emerged on Monday that Bollywood’s evergreen charmer will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award. Congratulations poured in for the actor,…

Nathalia Kaur out of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’

Nathalia Kaur out of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After testing her physical and mental strength for seven weeks, actress Nathalia Kaur has become the latest contestant to be eliminated from stunt-based…

Lifestyle

Tokyo district becomes first to recognise same-sex unions in Japan

Tokyo district becomes first to recognise same-sex unions in Japan

Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Tuesday approved the recognition of same-sex unions, making it the first in Japan to take a step…

Mumbai’s Cafe Samovar shuts after five decades

Mumbai’s Cafe Samovar shuts after five decades

Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally…

Sports

World Women’s Chess: Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis

World Women’s Chess: Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis

Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday kept her chances alive in the World Women’s Chess Championship, underway at Sochi in Russia, by winning the second tie-break…

Diaspora

Teenager shoots self after father bans Facebook chat

Teenager shoots self after father bans Facebook chat

A 14-year-old boy shot himself dead in Allahabad on Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…

Technology

The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank said on Tuesday it has signed a $500 million loan agreement with India to improve financial access for the country’s small-scale business enterprises in…

Health

Blanket ban on chewable tobacco in Delhi

Blanket ban on chewable tobacco in Delhi

A blanket ban on all forms of chewable tobacco came into effect in the national capital from Monday, with Health Minister Satyendra Jain asserting that the move…

International Business

The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement with India

The World Bank said on Tuesday it has signed a $500 million loan agreement with India to improve financial access for the country’s small-scale business enterprises in…

Living

Tokyo district becomes first to recognise same-sex unions in Japan

Tokyo district becomes first to recognise same-sex unions in Japan

Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Tuesday approved the recognition of same-sex unions, making it the first in Japan to take a step toward legal marriage equality. The ordinance…

Interview

Peter Greste to address the National Press Club of Australia | About the ABC

Peter Greste to address the National Press Club of Australia | About the ABC

Australian Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste will address the National Press Club of Australia on Thursday, March 26. It will broadcast LIVE at 12:30pm AEDT on ABC…

Blogs

A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

A mother’s dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the lens of virtual reality and a journey through Nepal are some of…