14 Sep 2016
Washington: The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record $ 38 billion package of US military aid and the new 10-year pact is expected to be signed as early as Wednesday, sources close to the matter told Reuters.
09 Jan 2015
United Nations: Underling the need for greater attention to the nexus of extremism and organised crime, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the global community to cooperate more in addressing the conditions that give rise to such poison.
01 Jan 2014
United Nations: A new wave of displacement was triggered by insecurity in Central African Republic (CAR) during the past weeks, as the crisis in the impoverished country remains severe, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.
25 Apr 2015
New Delhi: Alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities, United Spirits' new owner Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as Chairman and Director of the Indian liquor firm, a demand he outrightly rejected.
17 Sep 2014
Singapore/New Delhi: India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uber-rich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday, though the number of billionaires in the country has decreased over last year (in 2013 there were 103 billionaires) India still enjoys a decent 6th position (same as last year) in the top 10 league.
22 Feb 2016
New Delhi: With the emergence of 'economic liberalisation' post-World War-2, many new economic-centres had emerged. Unlike the pre-World War-2 era, when USA, USSR and Europe were major economic hubs, the economic scenario has changed as Asian countries like China, Japan and India have marked unprecedented growth.
24 Feb 2015
United Nations: India has called for an urgent action to reform the UN Security Council this year, arguing the most-powerful body of the United Nations itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists.
14 Dec 2013
United Nations: More than 40 countries have pledged USD 404.6 million to a United Nations fund that provides immediate money to respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world, from conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic to earthquakes and typhoons.
09 Sep 2016
Kolkata: Former West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra was on Friday granted bail by a court, over 21 months after his arrest in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
21 Sep 2016
United Nations: In a bid to hit Pakistan where it hurts most, US President Barack Obama, on Tuesday asked nations engaged in 'proxy wars' to end them, without naming it.