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George Clooney donate USD 1 million to combat hate groups

George Clooney donate USD 1 million to combat hate groups

Hollywood star George Clooney and wife Amal have donated USD 1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to increase the organisation's capacity to combat hate groups.

Albert Einstein's letter may fetch over USD 15,000 at auction

Albert Einstein's letter may fetch over USD 15,000 at auction

A letter written by renowned German physicist Albert Einstein in 1919, concerning the arrangement of divorce to his wife and the education of his children, is expected to fetch over USD 15,000 at an auction.

FPIs pour $2.4 bn in July; total inflow reaches $25 billion this year

FPIs pour $2.4 bn in July; total inflow reaches $25 billion this year

The latest inflow follows net infusion of Rs 1.6 lakh crore in the previous five months (February-June) on several factors. In January, they had pulled out over Rs 3,496 crore.

Indian parents spend around $19,000 on child's education: Study

Indian parents spend around $19,000 on child's education: Study

Parents in India spend an average USD 18,909 (about Rs 12.22 lakh) towards their child's education from primary school up to undergraduate level, much lower than the global average of USD 44,221, according to a study.

Pentagon asked to identify larger role for India in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has been asked by a key Senate panel to identify ways so that India can play a larger role in providing increased and coordinated defence- related support to war-torn Afghanistan.

Forex reserves touch record high at $372.73 billion

Forex reserves touch record high at $372.73 billion

The foreign exchange reserves rose by USD 1.594 billion to touch a life-time high of Rs 372.73 billion in the week to April 28, supported by increase in the foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said.

'Pakistan not done enough to get Haqqani network certification'

'Pakistan not done enough to get Haqqani network certification'

Pakistan may not get the remaining USD 350 million of the USD 900 million coalition support fund from the US as it has not done enough against the dangerous Haqqani terror network to get the required certification from the Defence Secretary, officials said.

Thai junta secures $58m for more Chinese tanks

Thailand's government on Tuesday agreed to buy 10 tanks from China for USD 58 million in the latest defence spending by a junta with a taste for Chinese hardware.

India pledges support to Nepal for holding local polls

India on Tuesday pledged support to Nepal for holding the contentious local elections, a day after China promised USD 1 million to the Himalayan nation for the May 14 polls.

US preparing charges against North Korea over Bangladesh heist: Report

The United States is reportedly building a case implicating North Korean government of orchestrating an USD 81 million cyber heist from the Bangladesh central bank`s account at the New York Federal Reserve, according to media reports.

Pakistan on equipment buy spree to fight militancy

Pakistan has expedited efforts to acquire military equipment and weapons to combat militancy as a fresh bout of terror attacks have killed over 100 people.

We are an ally who stood by India in darkest hours: Russia

We are an ally who stood by India in darkest hours: Russia

With deals over USD 12 billion in kitty this month, including leasing of a second nuclear submarine, Russia hopes to bag more projects as it termed itself as not just a business partner but an "ally" who stood by India in its "darkest hours".

Hafiz Saeed warns of more violence in Kashmir

 Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), today warned that violence in Indian-ruled Kashmir will escalate.

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

The Obama administration will provide another USD 439 million in humanitarian aid to refugees in Syria.

Forex reserves touch a life-time high of $363.8 billion

Foreign exchange reserves hit a life-time high of USD 363.8 billion after it rose USD 592.1 million in the week ended June 17, the Reserve Bank said on Friday.

Rupee gains 17 paise to end at 3-month high Vs USD

Rupee gains 17 paise to end at 3-month high Vs USD

Extending its gains for fourth trading day, the rupee on Wednesday surged by 17 paise to close at three-month high of 66.37 per dollar on sustained selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid firm stock markets.

India Inc's M&A deal value dips 32 percent at USD 1.83 bn in Feb

Corporate India announced merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth USD 1.83 billion through 37 transactions in February, registering a decline of over 32 percent in value terms over the year-ago period, a report says.

Google donates USD 1M to help fight Zika virus spread

The virus is mainly spread through mosquito bites and has been potentially linked to birth defects.

Economic pain in US heartland as likely Fed hike nears

America`s heartland, the vast area in the middle of the country that produces much of the nation`s food and energy and is home to many of its traditional manufacturers, is sending warning signals that all is not well with the economy.

Chinese yuan weakens to four-year low

Chinese yuan weakens to four-year low

 The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi (yuan) weakened on Monday for the sixth consecutive day to its lowest level against the USD since July 2011.