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NDA in overdrive to salvage budget session

New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has called an all-party meeting on Monday to make one last bid to try and salvage the budget …

India

The coin toss that decided the game.

Tax Credit Cuts U-Turn From George Osborne Just Weeks After Lords Forced Him To Retreat On £4.4bn Plan

George Osborne has caved in to huge pressure and announced a full-scale U-turn on his planned cuts to tax credits for millions of Britain’s working …

Laos holiday guide: plan the perfect two-week trip

Laos has so much to offer it can’t be ‘done’ in a fortnight, so focus on one region or cherry-pick from our list of its top sights, treks, homestays, tours and even the Most Secret Place on Earth<p>Laos readers’ tips and the best places to stay in Vientiane and Luang Prabang plus more itineraries in …

How Liverpool's Attack Could Line Up with Roberto Firmino in It

Liverpool's interest in Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino was confirmed earlier this week by <i>the Liverpool Echo</i>'s James Pearce, and now reports in Brazil claim the Reds are favourites to sign the 23-year-old.<p>According to Brazilian publication <i>Globo Esporte</i> (via <i>the Express</i>), Liverpool will beat …

Soccer

Facebook will recognize you in photos where your face is not showing

Facebook’s facial recognition blows me away every single time I see it at work. Some of us love it, as it makes it an easy task to tag all your friends and get on with your life. On the other hand, some people hate that Facebook knows so much about them. Well, get your tin foil hats ready, guys, …

Social Media

Marketing expert Philip Kotler turns gaze to capitalism's flaws

Critics of capitalism are not in short supply. Most are well-intentioned, but many are badly informed and make their arguments so poorly that capitalism can ignore them.<p>But when the critic is Philip Kotler, capitalism needs to sit up and take notice.<p>Kotler, a professor at Northwestern University's …

Economics

Attack could cost Sony half a billion dollars: experts

The cancellation of "The Interview," which President Barack Obama called a "mistake," has significantly escalated the potential losses of last month's hack, Hemanshu Nigam of the SSP Blue cybersecurity consultancy told AFP.<p>In all, he said, the crisis would lead to "a loss of income of $500 million."<p>…

Kaspersky Lab

How 3 Open-Heart Surgeries Inspired A 24-Year-Old Founder To Build An App That Now Has 2 Million Users

"Blue babies" like Jacobson have holes in their hearts that prevent blood from flowing properly — the medical term for this disorder is methemoglobinemia. The poor circulation results in blue lips.<p>In Jacobson's case, his pulmonary valve needed to be replaced. So surgeons cut into his heart and gave …

Apps

Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East

A proposed Energy East pipeline would send oil-sands crude across Canada to terminals on the Atlantic coast.<p>The oil-sands industry in Alberta has a problem: It's capable of producing more oil than it can get to market. It has tried building new pipelines south into the United States—the famous …

Oil & Gas Industry