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Andhra Pradesh engineering student in Texas identified in Islamic State video, says report

An engineering student from Andhra Pradesh who was studying in Texas, USA, has been identified in the video released by terror outfit Islamic State …

Why Congress' 'Brahmin strategy' in UP won't work: The Aakar Patel column

What should the Congress strategy be in Uttar Pradesh? It is India's largest state (with 21 crore people, it would be the fifth largest nation in the …

India

Tata group to launch e-commerce venture CLiQ on 27 May

<b>Mumbai</b>: Tata Unistore, a Tata Industries incubated business venture, on Tuesday announced the launch of its e-commerce platform, Tata CLiQ.<p>It will …

22 Ways to Promote Your E-Book

Marketers often pour their efforts, resources, and budgets into developing an e-book only to move on once the landing page is live. Your e-book could …

Marketing

RBI to get rates panel in policy shift | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill that sets up a panel to decide interest rates, bringing the Reserve Bank of India’s policymaking process in line with that of its major global counterparts.<p>A view of the Indian parliament building is seen in New Delhi July 21, 2008. …

India

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

Modi’s address to US Congress an opportunity to boost ties: US lawmakers

If he accepts the invitation, Modi would be the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress and the first in more than …

India

India to Dominate Working-Age Population Growth in Asia Pacific

<b>United Nations:</b> India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia Pacific by 2050, becoming home to over a billion …

Nitin Gadkari, a man who can't stop dreaming of an Indian wonderland: A Firstpost exclusive

It requires amazing gift of the gab or the consummate skills of a conjurer to sell Nitin Gadkari’s idea of India to someone. The Union Transport …

India

VVIP chopper row: No bilateral meeting between PM Modi & Italian PM Renzi at UNGA - MEA

There was no bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Modi and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi on the margins of the UNGA in New York last year, …

India

Congress gives notice for Rajya Sabha debate, resolution on Uttarakhand

Upping the ante on the Uttarakhand political crisis, Congress leaders have given notices to discuss the matter in Rajya Sabha suspending the question …

India

India’s potential growth rate below 7%: RBI paper

<b>Mumbai:</b> What is the potential growth rate of the Indian economy? The question, the answer to which is key to policy decisions such as how far …

Raghuram Rajan, Sania Mirza, Priyanka Chopra, Sundar Pichai among 100 most influential people: Time

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Flipkart Binny Bansal and …

HIV, diabetes, cancer drug prices may dip by up to 50%

In the coming months, prices of many medicines may go down by up to 50%.<p>The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has started its review …

Pharma

Obama heads to London on mission to persuade UK voters to stay in EU | Reuters

LONDON U.S. President Barack Obama flies to London on Thursday with a mission: to persuade wavering British voters not to ditch membership of the …

United Kingdom

World's oldest monarch Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 with beacons and gun salutes

<b>London:</b> Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday with beacons and gun salutes heralding the birthday of the world's oldest monarch, who still …

Queen Elizabeth II

India, China for ‘mutually acceptable’ solution to border dispute

The decision was taken during the annual 19th round of boundary talks here between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart …

China

Delhi govt cracks down on Ola, Uber; to ban surge pricing permanently

Raising cab fares during high demand will be banned permanently in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday, describing as “daylight …

India

Chandigarh Set to Ban Short Skirts in Discotheques

If you are planning to walk into a disco in Chandigarh wearing a short skirt, think again. The Chandigarh administration has made provisions to ban …

Provident fund: Protests force govt to ease rules it tightened

In February, the ministry had issued a notification restricting 100 per cent withdrawal of provident fund by members after unemployment of more than …

India

A New Online Course Teaches Buddhist Meditation for Free

<i>By Sonia Jones</i><p>In this video, Sonia Jones, Sonima's founder, sits down with David Germano, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies and the director of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, to discuss the school's newest online course on Buddhist meditation in the modern …

After Panama Papers, govt may not pick Big B as face of Incredible India

The Panama Papers scandal appears to have weakened Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s chances of becoming the face of Incredible India, the …

Heat wave deaths rise; Odisha shuts schools

There is no sign of a let-up in the heat wave as temperature soared to 45.0°C on Tuesday in Odisha and Jharkhand. In Odisha, where 45 deaths due to …

India

Afghan official: 5 civilians killed in airstrike on Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least five civilians and 35 insurgents have been killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province.<p>Nematullah Temori, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kunduz, said Tuesday that 55 civilians were wounded in the attack a …