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India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:56

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday.

Asian stocks steady on robust US data, dollar holds gains

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:06

Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.

India risks loss of 8.7% of GDP by 2100 on climate change: ADB

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:23

A global failure to respond to climate changes could result in about 8.7 percent economic loss in India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2100, Asian Development Bank said on Tuesday.

Jithin Paul steals show in Federation Cup Sr Athletics

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 20:21

Jithin Paul of Jharkhand stole the limelight, beating 2010 Asiad gold medallist Joseph Abraham to second place in a close 400m hurdles race for men while earning a ticket for the Incheon Asian Games on day 2 of the 18th Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships here on Sunday.

Asian shares gain despite downbeat data

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 15:19

Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in European markets despite downcast eurozone growth data and statistics showing a larger-than-expected rise in US jobless claims.

Sensex rises for 4th straight day, reclaims 26K level

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:32

The 30-share index, which had gained 589.81 points in the past three sessions, rose further by 118.69 points, or 0.46 percent, to 26,037.64.

Asian shares rally as investors bank on endless stimulus

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:46

Asian shares pushed higher on Thursday after a flood of soft economic data led investors to wager on a ceaseless fountain of stimulus from major central banks, sending bond yields tumbling across the globe.

Sushil Kumar likely to skip World Championship, Asian Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 22:36

His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.

European stock markets fall at open

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 13:22

London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index inched down 0.04 percent to 6,630.28 points and Frankfurt`s DAX 30 dropped 0.15 percent to 9,166.92. 

Oil prices down on ebbing supply fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:51

Disruptions in supply to neighbouring Turkey and Jordan have hit Iraq hard as it is heavily dependent on oil revenues while spending more to battle the Islamic State.

Google, Asian telecoms to build $300 mn undersea cable to Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 08:31

To be named "FASTER," the cable network will have an initial capacity of 60 terabits per second and will connect Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Oregon and Seattle to Chikura and Shima in Japan.

Indian women win gold, men silver at Archery World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 14:41

Deepika Kumari-led women archers clinched the recurve team gold after routing Mexico 6-0 in the final as India returned with five medals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland Sunday.