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Monthly News April 2014

SKorean President Apologizes for Ferry R...

SKorean President Apologizes for Ferry Response

South Korea’s president apologized Tuesday for the government’s inept initial response to a deadly ferry sinking as divers fought strong currents in their search for nearly 100 passengers still missing nearly two weeks after the accident. The government also raised the death toll for... read more »

At least 12 killed as tornadoes rip thro...

At least 12 killed as tornadoes rip through Arkansas, Oklahoma

Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 17 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma and wiping out entire neighborhoods, authorities said as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors. Winds ripped houses off their foundations and flipped cars on top of... read more »

North Korea conducts live-fire drills

North Korea conducts live-fire drills

SEOUL, S: North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday near the countries’ disputed western sea boundary, South Korean military officials said, in a possible indication of rising frustration in Pyongyang as it unsuccessfully pushes for outside aid. Both Koreas regularly... read more »

Controlling inflation remains RBI priority: Raghuram Rajan
Rajan to remain RBI boss in Modi govt, s...

Rajan to remain RBI boss in Modi govt, says Goyal

The BJP has dismissed speculation that it would be looking to replace RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, known for his hawkish stance on inflation control, should the party form the next government. “Just because he’s been appointed by someone else doesn’t mean we have an agenda to remove him,”... read more »

Akram sees KKR in final four in IPL-7

Encouraged by the presence of many “team players”, Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram has expressed confidence that his side will make it to the final four in the IPL as... read more »

Hockey India congratulates Poonam Rani and Chanchan Devi for completing 100 international ...

Hockey India on Monday congratulated Poonam Rani and Chanchan Devi (right) for earning 100 international caps for India. While Poonam Rani completed her 100th international match during... read more »

Wal-Mart names Krish Iyer as India unit head

Wal-Mart paid $334 million to end India partnership

MUMBAI: Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid about $234 million in debt related to the purchase of a stake in its Indian joint venture with Bharti Enterprises, which the US retailer ended in October... read more »

Apologize or face defamation, Trinamool Congress to Narendra Modi

KOLKATA: A day after slamming Narendra Modi as “Butcher of Gujarat”, the Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded that the Gujarat chief minister should apologize publicly or face... read more »

Tornadoes strike central, southern US, killing 12

MAYFLOWER, Arkansas: A tornado system ripped through the central US and left at least 12 dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season, officials said. Matt DeCample, a spokesman for... read more »