02 Feb 2016
New York: Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today.
01 Apr 2016
Melbourne: India today said it will follow predictable policies and address various investor issues including taxation, while inviting Future Fund, Australia's Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), and others to invest in the country.
28 Dec 2015
United Nations: The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Saturday voiced his hope that he can bring representatives of the Syrian government and opposition together to launch the intra-Syria peace talks in Geneva on January 25.
28 Feb 2016
New Delhi: The Economic Survey raised serious questions about large foreign direct investment (FDI) from smaller nations, especially Singapore and Mauritius.
24 Dec 2015
United Nations: The United Nations announced it has appointed a new peacekeeping chief in Mali, amid criticism of the country's peace process.
26 Feb 2016
New Delhi/London: In a sweetheart deal, flamboyant businessman Vijay Mallya yesterday quit as Chairman of United Spirits after its new majority owner Diageo agreed to pay Rs 515 crore and absolve him of all liabilities over alleged financial lapses at the company founded by his family.
07 Apr 2016
Islamabad: Pakistan today said it is ready to discuss arms control and restraint measures with India to avoid unnecessary arms race in the region, days after US President Barack Obama asked both nations to reduce their nuclear arsenal.
21 Dec 2015
Bern: Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a broad framework for ending their war at talks in Switzerland but they first have to agree a permanent ceasefire, after a week-long truce was widely violated, the United Nations said yesterday.
19 Dec 2015
United Nations: UN Security Council members approved a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play.
06 Apr 2016
Washington: Richard Olson, Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has embarked on a two-day visit to India to hold talks with top officials on a range of key issues, including India's role in promoting stability and prosperity in the region.