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China's central bank has emerged as a key player in the nation's stock market rescue

After falling to the lowest level seen since November 2014 in February, the nation's benchmark stock index — the Shanghai Composite — has rallied more than 14%, helping to recover most of the ground lost earlier in the year.<p>Though any number of factors could be cited to explain the recent …

A record number of people in Japan are dying from overwork

Labor demand, with 1.28 jobs per applicant, is the highest since 1991, which should help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe draw more people into the workforce to counter the effect of a shrinking population, but lax enforcement of labor laws means some businesses are simply squeezing more out of employees, …

When mobsters meet hackers — the new, improved bank heist

The unprecedented heist of $81 million from the U.S. account of Bangladesh's central bank is the latest among increasingly large thefts by criminals who have leveraged the speed and anonymity of hacking to revolutionize burgling banks.<p>Hundreds of millions of dollars, and perhaps much more, have …

In Brussels, Modi asks world leaders to unite in fight against terror | india

People who believe in humanity should unite in the fight against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday night, asserting that …

India

Britain will find it very difficult to negotiate its Brexit terms within two years

According to former Cabinet Secretary Lord O'Donnell, who served under three successive Prime Ministers between 2005 and 2011, negotiating an exit from the 28 nation bloc will be extremely hard.<p>"I'm in that camp that doesn't think we can do it in two years," said Lord O'Donnell to BBC Radio 4's …

10 most important things in advertising

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Yahoo wants bidders to submit offers to buy the company in the next two weeks.</b> The deadline for anyone interested in making an offer to buy Yahoo's core business is set for April</b> …

Pak's 'Spy Confession' Of Arrested Indian Rejected Firmly By Delhi

<b>New Delhi:</b> The "video confession" of a former naval officer arrested on charges of espionage in Pakistan has been rejected by the government for …

India

A longtime VC at Sequoia is out of the firm following an explosive lawsuit

Goguen, a partner at Sequoia for nearly 20 years, allegedly signed a contract agreeing to pay Amber Laurel Baptiste $40 million to drop a prospective lawsuit against him, but only paid $10 million of that sum, according to a filing in San Mateo County Superior Court earlier this week (and first …

China says it's a mistake to put 'blind faith' in UN sanctions against North Korea

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch last month triggering a U.N. Security Council resolution and tough new sanctions.<p>"The final settlement of the Korean peninsula issue needs comprehensive action and the right medicine for the illness," Foreign …

How the sedition drama has rejuvenated campus politics at JNU

The current protests could be the making of a new political generation.<p>When Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar walks …

India

The women who refuse to do India's dirtiest job

Ranikumari Khokar is campaigning to end a caste-based practice that condemns women to cleaning human waste by hand<p>“Every morning I would take a broom and tin plate to the homes of the upper caste <i>thakurs</i> to pick up their faeces. I would collect the waste in a cane basket and later throw it in a …

India

Dunkin' Donuts is fighting back against Starbucks and McDonald's

Amid falling sales and increased competition, the donut and coffee chain is revamping its counter and drive-thru menus at its 8,400 U.S. restaurants to emphasize its signature coffee and "all day breakfast" options. Dunkin' is also dropping combo meals.<p>On Feb. 4, Dunkin' reported its domestic …

RBS lost a colossal £2 billion and this massive set of legal issues is threatening to wreck the bank

And in the group's 2015 results statement, the bank didn't sugarcoat the fallout.<p>RBS is embroiled in a number of investigations and is potentially subject to government actions. The bank also warned about the adverse impact the EU referendum will have if Britons vote for a Brexit on June 23.<p>The …

How to save Indian democracy from the extremism of both Left and Right

Whatever be its flaws, the Indian Constitution is the best consensual statute upon which to base a defence of democracy.<p>The ongoing agitation was …

India

JNU row: Behind ABVP’s confidence, govt and growth

Over 9 lakh new members added to 22 lakh in 2014, first seat won in JNU union since Atal govt, victories in several state universities; leaders say …

That 6-week standoff in Oregon will probably cost the government millions of dollars

The total outlay may not be known for weeks or months, but the remote location of the occupation, at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern part of the state, combined with the complexity of the law enforcement response, suggest a costly operation, said Brian Levin, a criminal justice …

Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali is in a four-front battle with India’s consumer goods giants

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Last week, Patanjali Ayurved, a company promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, took a big bite of the share held by American multinational, Colgate-Palmolive, in the Indian toothpaste market. Patanjali’s share of the toothpaste pie stood at 4.5% and is poised to grow into …

India

Syria’s once booming textile industry is hanging on by a thread

Beirut (AFP) - At a stall in a Beirut exhibition hall, Syrian businesswoman Reem Abu Dahab displays her workshop's lacy pink and white nightgowns, hoping to attract increasingly elusive buyers.<p>Syria's textile industry was once one of the country's economic bright spots, with its products coveted …

PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu Kashmir on the brink of collapse

<b>New Delhi:</b> The alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the brink of collapse after the latter put …

India

United Launches World's Longest 787 Route, But How Will It Fare If Oil Rebounds?

United Airlines will launch nonstop flights from its San Francisco hub to Singapore in June, replacing its connecting service to the city-state via Tokyo. At 16hr 20min, the route will be both the longest scheduled 787 service in the world and the longest scheduled flight operated by any US carrier.<p>…

China's state-run media has picked a big fight with famed investor George Soros

George Soros. Picture: Getty Images<p>George Soros is the very definition of evil personified, according to China's state-run media.<p>In a blistering attack, Chinese media outlets have singled out the famed hedge fund manager for some incredibly harsh criticism of late, essentially blaming him for …

In Muzaffarnagar, rape videos herald death, judgement and communal incitement

Instead of the intersection of technology and sexual violence, and the need to investigate it, the detail that has gripped the tinderbox region is …

India

India, France ink $15 billion in business deals

<b>New Delhi:</b> India and France on Monday deepened their strategic partnership, concluding deals worth an estimated $15 billion over two days.<p>In …

While 2015 was the hottest year on record, Indian cities have been getting warmer by the year

The average temperature in the country has risen by 2.2°C over the last 200 years, according to a study.<p>With 2015 now the hottest year since records …

Global Warming

India's caste system: ‘They are trying to erase dalit history. This is a martyrdom, a sacrifice’

The suicide of a student prompted grief among relatives and friends … and anger that India’s caste system still wrecks lives<p>Rohith Chakravarti Vemula never lost his poetic flair, even when writing his suicide note. “Never was a man treated as a mind, a glorious thing made up of stardust,” he wrote. …

Oil can reach $20 this year because 'the Saudis are willing to play the long game'

But according to IHS Insight's chief economist, Dr. Nariman Behravesh<i>,</i> who oversees a team of more than 400 economists, worse is yet to come.<p>"Is it feasible for oil to reach $20 per barrel in 2016? Yes it is," Behravesh said in an interview with Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in …

The oil crash is killing the NHL

The NHL's revenue depends on the Canadian dollar, which in turn is on the downward slide thanks to the plummeting oil prices. As NHL revenues decline, player salaries go down, and roster cuts go up.<p>From a profit standpoint, Canadian teams will be hardest hit, and the worst is yet to come if …

One commodity is defying the global rout, and it's all about the future of energy

A Renovo Coupe production prototype vehicle in Las Vegas. The USD 529,000, zero-emission electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Ethan Miller/Getty Images<p>While the big miners and energy producers are seeing their revenues shrink as prices for iron ore and oil keep falling, there is one …

Dadri, the town at the heart of India’s dilemma

<b>New Delhi:</b> The twin forces helping forge India’s future can be found at a dusty fork in the road on the old Highway 91, just east of New …