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Monthly News August 2015

‘Indrani’s drunk father would often whip...

‘Indrani’s drunk father would often whip her with his belt’

GUWAHATI: As a string of truths and lies about Indrani Mukerjea are unraveled in the media by the hour, not many know she had a traumatic childhood in a dysfunctional family and was often whipped by her drunken father. She even attempted to escape from her disturbed life, running away from home... read more »

Sanjay Kapoor steps down as chairman of ...

Sanjay Kapoor steps down as chairman of Micromax

New Delhi: Sanjay Kapoor has stepped down as chairman of Micromax, a little over a year after joining India’s second-largest handset vendor. “Sanjay Kapoor has decided to move on. Appropriate announcements will be made in due course. We would like to thank him for his contribution and... read more »

RBI likely to cut interest rates in Sept...

RBI likely to cut interest rates in September policy meet

There is a better than even chance that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will cut interest rates at its policy meeting on September 29 thanks to inflation striking a record low, according to a Reuters poll, marking a shift in expectations from earlier. The median from survey of 21 economists showed... read more »

Vodafone India to launch 4G services by ...

Vodafone India to launch 4G services by 2015 end

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India today said it will launch its fourth-generation (4G) mobile telephony services by 2015-end, an announcement that comes days after market leader Airtel rolled out its own. The rollout will match the upcoming 4G commercial launch by Reliance Jio. “Important data... read more »

Austria Now Says 71 Bodies Thought to Be of Migrants Were in Truck

VIENNA — The legions of desperate migrants fleeing war and mayhem in the Middle East and Africa have long known they were risking harm from unscrupulous smugglers and death at sea to... read more »

What is a Smart City? Find the full list of nominated smart cities here

The central government on Thursday announced 98 cities and towns for development as smart cities based on evaluation of financial and institutional capacities and past track record of... read more »

Kim Jong Un at it again: N Korea dismisses top officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials after a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported on Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them... read more »

Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in Libya sinking

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of... read more »

Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants found in abandoned truck nea...

Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe’s... read more »