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India will succeed as long it is not ‘splintered’ on religious lines: Obama

India will succeed as long it is not ‘splintered’ on religious lines: Obama

Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, U.S President Barack Obama said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not “splintered” on religious lines. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi, Obama also said that […]

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers’ data to U.S

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers’ data to U.S

WikiLeaks has lashed out at internet giant Google for handing over its staffers’ emails and digital data to the U.S authorities without swiftly informing the whistle-blowing site, terming it “an attack on journalism and journalists especially those working on security issues”. Baltazar Garzon, Director of WikiLeaks’ co-founder Julian Assange’s defence team, referred the handing over […]

I don’t trust politics of United States: Fidel Castro

I don’t trust politics of United States: Fidel Castro

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has ended his silence over the 17 December declaration that Cuba and the United States would move to restore full diplomatic relations, writing that though he does not trust politics of United States, differences between the nations should be resolved through cooperation. He made the comments in a statement sent […]

RBI eases norms for restructuring of ECBs

RBI eases norms for restructuring of ECBs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has simplified norms for restructuring or rescheduling of external commercial borrowings (ECB). The central bank said it has delegated more powers to banks to deal with cases related to change in draw-down and repayment schedules. “Banks may also allow the cases requiring transfer of the ECB from one company […]

Obama announces USD 4 billion investments, loans to India

Obama announces USD 4 billion investments, loans to India

U.S President Barack Obama announced investments and loans worth USD 4 billion by American agencies as part of measures to bolster trade with India. “Over the next two years our Export-Import Bank will commit up to USD 1 billion in financing made in America exports to India, and our U.S Trade and Development Agency will […]

Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe

Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe. Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas was named runner-up, along with Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha. Paulina Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the crown with “pride and excitement” as she heard the news that fans in Colombia […]

Amjad Ali Khan’s plan to start music school gets momentum

Amjad Ali Khan’s plan to start music school gets momentum

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s wish to start an international school of music in Kerala got the momentum with Kerala government identifying the land for the mega project. Addressing a press conference along with Amjad Ali Khan, State Minister for Culture K.C Joseph said government had zeroed in on the land to be made available […]

Vodafone appoints Sunil Sood as CEO for its India operations

Vodafone appoints Sunil Sood as CEO for its India operations

Vodafone has appointed Sunil Sood as the CEO for its India operations to replace Martin Pieters who has been its chief executive since 2009. Pieters, the longest serving CEO of a telecom firm in the country, will step down from April 1 and will be succeeded by Sood, presently COO of the company. Pieters took […]

National school athletic meet: Kerala emerges champions

National school athletic meet: Kerala emerges champions

Kerala emerged champions for a record 18th straight year as it won the overall championship at the 60th national school athletic meet concluded in Ranchi on Friday. Kerala emerged champions with 212 points bagging 36 gold medals, 28 silver medals and 24 bronze medals. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu got the second place and third place […]

Telangana to get its first National Games

Telangana to get its first National Games

Newly-formed Telangana is all set to make its presence felt in the 35th National Games beginning here on January 31 with the IOA stating that qualifying teams of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should take part separately in the event. National Games Organising Committee (NGOC) sources here said the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been considering […]

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