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120 years of PNB: Born in Lahore, raised in India, undone by Nirav Modi

Like many from the post-Partition generation of the Indian subcontinent, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been a survivor. Seventy years after independence, the bank is just about afloat, weighed down by its bad loans and buoyed by a string of bailouts.<p>Born of India’s freedom struggle, PNB was …

India

Post-Budget, Narendra Modi government chalks out key targets for 2019, aims to capture hinterland votes - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> The NDA regime is preparing a blueprint to offer people universal access to social and economic services, which is expected to be pitched …

India

Come 2019, Who Will be India’s PM? The Answer May Not be Modi

<i>(Rajesh Jain is a technology entrepreneur who was involved in Narendra Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign. This article was first published on</i></i> …

India

U.S. took ‘hostile step’ by publishing list of Russians as part of sanctions, Putin says

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a “hostile step” when it published a list of Russian …

Russia

Asia’s newest love story: Modi and ASEAN are lost in each other’s eyes

Leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are chief guests at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi today (Jan. 26). Prime minister Narendra Modi hopes the warmth of his embrace will win him friends in a region dominated by China.<p>But even before this outreach, Modi has …

India

The final act of the Syrian bloodbath

The euphoric hopes of 2011’s Arab Spring soon collapsed into a long winter of blood and devastation. From the Middle East through much of North …

Botswana fires back over 'shithole' comment

The government of Botswana has fired back at President Donald Trump over his comments calling African nations and others “shithole” countries and is calling on other nations to condemn his remarks as well.<p>“The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump must use this descriptor and …

Donald Trump

North Korea Plans to Defeat the U.S. Army in a War. Here's How.

North Korea seems to believe that it can win using the same tactics that Chinese troops successfully employed in the Korean War.Normal military …

North Korea

1.5 Million Dead: This Is What Would Happen If America Nuked North Korea's Capitol

North Korea is the most difficult of targets for the U.S. intelligence community to unearth. Intelligence collection and analysis is an incredibly …

North Korea

“Where birds don’t lay eggs”: How media in Asia translated “shithole countries”

Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting yesterday (Jan. 11) with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office. According to several people at the briefing, Trump said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come …

China

How Myanmar fits into China’s global power ambitions

As the Myanmar government’s violent policy towards its Rohingya Muslims drew increasing international condemnation in 2016, the country’s sometime icon of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, declined to speak out for the persecuted minority. And in her attempts to protect Myanmar from renewed isolation, …

Geopolitics

Joe Root and Ben Stokes confirmed in 2018 Indian Premier League auction

By Declan Olley<p>Last Updated: 13/01/18 12:40pm<p>Joe Root and Ben Stokes are in the 2018 IPL auction<p>Joe Root and Ben Stokes are among 282 overseas …

Donald Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘s---hole’ countries in Oval Office meeting

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants …

North Korea

French firm Louis Vuitton may invest more than Rs 3,000 crore in Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

French luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, is likely to made a gigantic investment in Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda. According to the …

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

Has Rahul Gandhi Changed or Are We Seeing Him Differently?

Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly …

India

This fraudulent and sadistic Nazi doctor was executed in the same camp where he once worked

Sigmund Rascher’s grotesque career ended in fatal irony<p>Sigmund Rascher was working as an SS doctor in 1939 when he wrote to his boss, Heinrich …

Criminal Justice

This is How Grown-Ups Deal With Putin

There is a lot to criticize about Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain: Brexit is a horrible idea. Her cabinet is a snake pit of personal and political scandal. Her foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, seems unhinged.<p>But at least she knows how the leader of a democracy should respond to an …

I've Been Using the iPhone X for 2 Weeks. Here's What I Think So Far

After a flashy reveal in September, Apple earlier this month finally released its most forward-looking iPhone in years.<p>To Apple, the iPhone X is a …

The two Patels of Gujarat: Reshma Patel, Hardik's former aide, arrives on the battlefield as BJP's knight in shining armour - Firstpost

As Patidar leader Hardik Patel battles the sex-CD controversies which have raided the media, BJP's alternative to the young turk is emerging as new …

India

Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim s properties sold for 11 crores

Fugitive Dawood Ibrahim's three structures are now under the Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment umbrella<p>Fugitive Dawood Ibrahim's three structures are now …

Fine Art

Indian man declares himself the king of unclaimed land between Egypt and Sudan

"I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, declare myself as the king of Kingdom of Dixit," he said.<p>Suyash Dixit from Indore …

Why America Loses Every War It Starts

Most Americans rightly believe that the U.S. military is the best and most formidable in the world. If that is correct, why, since the end of World …

Geopolitics

A marriage leaves Hindu girl’s family stunned, Muslim boy’s family silent in Jodhpur

The court had also sent Payal/Aarifa to Nari Niketan for a week, and prohibited “either party” to meet her.<p>At the centre of a row over “forced …

India

Backlash Against Chinese Products Ramps Up in India

In Mohit Gogia’s stationery and gift store in Noida, near India’s capital, the only decorative lights for sale ahead of last month’s festival of …

China

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Psychology

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

7 things science says predict divorce

No one can say with 100% certainty that a couple is heading for disaster.<p>But social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who's <i>most likely</i> to wind up there. These couples share certain commonalities — in the way they fight and the way they describe their relationship, but also in their …

Social Sciences

Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is ‘hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it’<p>Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from the election of Donald …