21 Feb 2014
New York: With changing diets, alcohol consumption, smoking and less physical activity, the developing countries are now facing the burden of chronic illnesses.This disturbing trend - along with high rates of infectious disease - is something poor countries cannot afford in the long run, say researchers.
03 Mar 2014
New Delhi: The government has extended export duty benefits to certain labour intensive sectors including textiles and leather, a move that will help boost shipments to markets like US and European Union nations.
01 Feb 2014
Nairobi: An estimated 740,000 people are displaced inside South Sudan with the largest increase in Unity State, a UN humanitarian agency said on Friday.
03 Mar 2014
Washington: Amidst raging tension, the group of seven rich economies (G-7) has committed itself to Ukraine's economic assistance and revival as long as Kiev agreed to pursue economic reforms sought by the IMF.
06 Mar 2014
Bettiah: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made his prime ministerial ambitions known, saying he is more qualified and experienced than those ‘roaming around’ for the top job.
27 Feb 2014
Washington: The International Monetary Fund has come out in support of the fight against income inequality, with IMF economists saying income redistribution efforts can strengthen economic growth.
05 Mar 2014
Patna: Politicians in Bihar on Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the Lok Sabha polls by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state.
01 Oct 2013
United Nations: The world is ageing so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study issued on Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
18 Jan 2014
Washington: In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether.
05 Mar 2014
New Delhi: Concerned over rising non- performing assets, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday asked public sector banks to focus on recovery of bad loans, which happen to be high among large corporate accounts.