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Yearly News 2015

You are what you wear: Modi changes clot...

You are what you wear: Modi changes clothes four times in a day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statecraft gets as much space in print, and on smart devices, as his image-craft. But then, you expect nothing less from the man who one-upped the FLOTUS in fashion terms when she came visiting India in January this year. Michelle Obama had just the right colours... read more »

Will Alibaba crash impact Indian e-comme...

Will Alibaba crash impact Indian e-commerce valuation?

NEW DELHI: When Alibaba listed on NYSE a year ago, it created history with the highest share sale value, making the Chinese e-commerce giant valued at around $230 billion. A year on, the company might create history again but this time, for the wrong reasons. Its scrip has nosedived close to 40%... read more »

Nine dead, over 30 injured in attack at ...

Nine dead, over 30 injured in attack at Afghan volleyball match

Kabul: At least nine people were killed and 33 wounded Sunday in a bomb attack at a sports match in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, on the same day that Islamic State fighters launched coordinated attacks on the country`s police forces.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the... read more »

Thousands flee as `super typhoon` Dujuan...

Thousands flee as `super typhoon` Dujuan nears Taiwan

Taipei: Evacuations were stepped up in Taiwan Monday as `super typhoon` Dujuan swirled towards the island, gathering strength on its approach to the east coast.Torrential rains and high winds are forecast across Taiwan from Monday afternoon, with landfall predicted around 11:00 pm (1500... read more »

Sri Lanka Rejects International War Crimes Probe

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Tuesday rejected a UN call for international involvement in an investigation into alleged war crimes. Ranil Wickremesinghe said talks were... read more »

US woman held in China for spying

BEIJING: Even as Xi Jinping left on his first visit to the United States as president, Chinese foreign ministry confirmed that an American woman was being held on suspicion of spying. The... read more »

No peace until foreign troops leave Afghanistan: Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

The Taliban’s new leader told Afghanistan’s government today it must cancel a security deal with the United States and expel all foreign troops if it wants peace. Mullah Mansour made... read more »

Can the UN protect the planet and humanity?

When world leaders met in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa in July there was great enthusiasm for developing practical sustainable development goals (SDGs) that would eliminate income equality,... read more »

On US visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to reassure on tr...

Chinese President Xi Jinping, facing a skeptical audience on the first day of a week-long U.S. visit, sought to reassure business and government officials on Tuesday over a long list of irritants,... read more »