UK lauds India`s efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth

The British government has appreciated India`s fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging".

Asthma inhalers may suppress growth in kids

A new study has revealed that inhalers that are used to give corticosteroid drugs to children with asthma may suppress their growth in the first year of treatment.

Asia presents huge developmental potential for Islamic finance

Asia presents huge developmental potential for Islamic finance and is likely to be the main driver of Islamic banking growth in the near future given the untapped potential in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia, according to a report.

Jaitley underlines need to lower cost of business to up growth

To revive the investment cycle and boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underlined the need to reduce the cost of doing business and improve the country`s business climate.

Arun Jaitley underlines need to contain inflation, boost growth

Attributing the present economic woes to a "decade of jobless growth", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underlined the need to contain price rise and hasten economic reforms to boost low-cost manufacturing.

Flood damage to Serbia, Bosnia around 3 bln euros: EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated Thursday that the damage from record floods in Serbia and Bosnia could cost some 3 billion euros ($4 billion).

Talk to premature babies to boost growth: Study

Premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk as early as possible, shows a new research.

Assembly Elections: Rajnath Singh hails contribution of migrants to Delhi`s growth

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Friday hailed the contribution of migrants towards the growth of New Delhi.

Assocham backs special category status demand by Bihar

Bihar needs special category status to sustain an impressive growth rate and also push inclusive growth of the country, industry body Assocham has said.

Agri growth more effective in poverty eradication: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that according to studies, growth in agriculture is twice effective in eradicating poverty as compared to other sectors.

Montek rules out approaching IMF over economic woes

Hit by a currency crisis and poor growth, India on Saturday ruled out approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance, saying the economic situation has not reached a point where outside help is warranted.

China`s GDP growth slows to 7.5 %, weakest in 15 years

China`s GDP growth slowed to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter amid concerns that the world`s second largest economy was headed for its weakest growth in 15 years with grim prospects of missing the official target.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Harvard to address contradictions in India`s growth story

Top business leaders, entertainment professionals and philanthropists will come together to address the contradictions in India`s growth story.

Indian film industry is mushrooming: Benjamin Gilani

Benjamin Gilani feels the Indian film industry is growing by leaps and bounds. He is especially glad to witness how the divide between commercial cinema and parallel cinema is gradually being wiped out.

`Indian govt raised prospect of strong growth with new reform`

With a new round of reforms like allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, the Indian govt has raised the prospect of a continued strong economic growth, a US official said.

Mexico`s new President vows robust growth

Mexico`s Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to strengthen the economy, fight crime and push for educational reform.

Loving family key to kids` healthy brain growth

Growth of a child`s brain is boosted by a loving family, which also helps in the kid`s mental abilities and intelligence.

Bacteria living on old growth trees sustain forest growth

A study has revealed that bacteria living on large, ancient trees are very important in helping forests grow, as they accumulate more moss which is useful for providing nitrogen.

Despite rapid growth, India lets its girls die

The room is large and airy, the stone floors clean and cool — a welcome respite from the afternoon sun. Until your eyes take in the horror that it holds. Ten severely malnourished children — nine of them girls.