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No contradiction in being pro-biz, pro-poor: Jaitley

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 20:38

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday changed the cover photo on his Facebook profile and added a new slogan saying there is no contradiction between being "pro-business and pro-poor".

S&P evaluating Modi govt's policies for rating change

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 19:43

Global rating agency Standard & Poor's has said it evaluating policies of the Narndera Modi- led BJP government for a review of India's sovereign rating, now pegged at the lowest investment grade.

Bad sleep may increase suicide risk in older adults

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:17

Older adults who complain of poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, are at increased risk for suicide, says a study.

S&P representatives meet FinMin officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:08

The agency frequently updates its credit rating.

Govt downgrades rain forecast, rules out drought

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 18:30

This indicates that the country is expected to receive "deficient" rainfall,.

Marijuana use shrinks teenagers` brains: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:53

Frequent marijuana use among teenagers can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), psychologists warn.

Hospitals in India discriminate against poor: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:20

Hospitals in India discriminate against the poor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here Friday.

My govt`s first responsibility is towards poorest Indians: PM Modi told Kerry

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 11:13

In the backdrop of India rejecting a World Trade Organisation agreement on trade facilitation – a move that shocked the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the United States that his government`s first commitment is towards the poorest people of the country.

S&P downgrades SAIL credit rating, withdraws rating on request

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:50

Global rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Thursday lowered the long-term corporate credit rating of state-run SAIL to 'BB+' from 'BBB-' and then withdrew the rating on the company's request.

1% Chinese own one-third of national wealth: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:31

Chinese households on average had a net worth of 439,000 yuan (about USD 71,000) in 2012, up 17 percent from the 2010 level, said the study by Peking University on China's livelihood development.

2.2 bn people are `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:51

Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are "poor or near-poor," a UN flagship report said Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:45

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Wednesday.