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'Modi is taking a big risk'

'When he first came to office, my belief is that the PM's reading of the landscape was that, with a vanquished Congress and fragmented Opposition, he was looking at least at two terms in office.......

Why peace with Pakistan is difficult, if not impossible

  'For a long time Pakistan dreamt that India would break up and that it would be the predominant power in the region,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The Indian and Pakistani prime......

The worrying case of India's child brides and grooms

According to Census 2011, India had 5 mn child brides (women marrying under 18 years of age), against 380,000 in 2001 -- an increase of 4.56 mn in 10 years. Akshat Kaushal reports. The number of......

Full text: What Modi, Obama agreed on

This is the joint statement issued by the ministry of external affairs on the visit of US President Barack Obama to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama assessed the......

India announces 6 crore rupees for UN tsunami fund

A decade after a massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake smashed the coastline of around 14 nations; India on Friday announced a $1 million (around Rs 6 crore) contribution to a United Nations......

Asia-Pacific bubble may burst: UN report

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacifichas warned the region's governments to protect and prepare against sudden or unexpected market downturns rather than......

Budget unveils initiatives to boost growth, empower India

Image: Budget for growth and development. Photograph: Reuters     Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a 5 per cent reduction in corporate tax over next four years,......

30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India

About 30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India even as the Millennium Development Goal (MGD) programme will expire in December, a United Nations report has said. "Still nearly......

India's growth to reach 6.3 per cent in 2016: UN report

India will see a gradual growth acceleration with its GDP expected to reach 5.9 per cent this year and 6.3 per cent in 2016, the UN said on Monday while partly crediting the recovery to improved......

Indian economy likely to grow 6.4% in 2015: UN

The report, however, said that India experienced a negative contribution of investment to growth in the third quarter of 2014, which indicates the continuing pressing challenge of improving the......
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Malaysian protesters converge in capital to seek prime minister's ouster

Kuala Lumpur: Thousands of Malaysians gathered near Kuala Lumpur's historic Independence Square, demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak resign in the... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/xlJNhHO5LOPRgyCt4DX4nL/Malaysian-police-brace-for-rally-as-antiNajib-protesters-ga.html
Hoarders, cartels add to onion woes amid skyrocketing prices

India's onion trade is highly opaque and concentrated in a few hands, helping traders at Asia's biggest market in Maharashtra's Lasalgaon operate... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/spiralling-onion-prices-worsenened-by-hoarding-cartelisation/article1-1384140.aspx
Sensex, Nifty see relief rally; rupee gains 50 paise

Oil bounced back from heavy losses today but global oversupply and worries over the severity of the economic slowdown in China, the world's top... ...

http://www.indiavision.com/business/sensex-nifty-see-relief-rally-rupee-gains-50-paise/492222/
A video-based app alternative to static tourist guides

Starting today, we will profile the six Indian startups vying to secure a semi-finalist spot at The Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive conference in... ...

http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2015/08/24/a-video-based-app-alternative-to-static-tourist-guides-3/
Israel urges UN to investigate official for misconduct, accuses her of modern day anti-Semitism

"I am surprised that rejecting discrimination, and reiterating the principles of equality and justice in the U.N. Charter, can still be contested... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/middle-east-africa/israel-urges-un-to-investigate-official-for-misconduct-accuses-her-of-modern-day-anti-semitism/

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