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Pakistani fans want ICC to ban international cricket in India after Guwahati incident

Pakistani fans want ICC to ban international cricket in India after Guwahati incident

Except for Zimbabwe, which played a low-key limited-overs' series in 2015, no international team had visited Pakistan after the Sri Lankan team was attacked by militants in 2009 at Lahore.

Oct 13, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
When Smriti Irani clicked 'the Karan Johar selfie'!

When Smriti Irani clicked 'the Karan Johar selfie'!

It's not always that you find Smriti Irani's selfie with filmmaker Karan Johar. So, when you do, it calls for a special mention. Recently, the actor-turned-politician met KJo and shared an amazing picture of the two on her Instagram account.

Oct 06, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Film industry isn't on upward swing at the moment: Karan Johar

Film industry isn't on upward swing at the moment: Karan Johar

On the work front, KJo`s Dharma Productions is producing Alia`s Bhatt`s upcoming film `Raazi,` alongside Vicky Kaushal.

Oct 06, 2017, 10:07 AM IST
Rail ecosystem can create 10 lakh jobs in a year: Piyush Goyal

Rail ecosystem can create 10 lakh jobs in a year: Piyush Goyal

Monetising the real estate assets as well as fast tracking some of the existing investment plans would generate a lot of employment opportunities in the railways and the ecosystem around it, he said.

Oct 05, 2017, 15:01 PM IST
India improving on competitiveness index, but large ailments remain

India improving on competitiveness index, but large ailments remain

In a major hopeful boost to the dwindling India growth story, the report stated that among the emerging markets that were seen to have great potential in the early 2000s, Brazil and Turkey have lost much of what they had gained before 2013, while China, India and Indonesia continue to grow strong.

 

Oct 03, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
India is 40th most competitive economy globally: World Economic Forum

India is 40th most competitive economy globally: World Economic Forum

On the list of 137 economies, Switzerland is followed by the US and Singapore in second and third places, respectively.

Sep 27, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
India ranks 40th in Global Competitiveness Index, 3rd among BRICS nations

India ranks 40th in Global Competitiveness Index, 3rd among BRICS nations

India has been placed at 40th spot in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
India ranks 103 on global human capital index; among lowest in employment gender gap

India ranks 103 on global human capital index; among lowest in employment gender gap

India also ranks "among the lowest in the world" when it comes to the employment gender gap, but has fared well when it comes to development of skills needed for the future with a rank of 65 out of total 130 countries surveyed.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Corruption biggest worry, can't trust robots: Millennials

"Corruption, inequality and lack of career and economic opportunities are seen as the most pressing national issues by millennials around the globe," it stated.

Aug 28, 2017, 20:14 PM IST

India jumps 12 spots in WEF's global travel & tourism ranking

India has jumped 12 places to 40th rank globally in travel and tourism competitiveness list by World Economic Forum.

Apr 06, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Five Indians in WEF's 2017 young global leaders list

Five Indians in WEF's 2017 young global leaders list

Five Indians, including Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Shruti Shibulal of The Tamara Hospitality, have made it to the World Economic Forum's 100 Young Global Leaders list.

Mar 17, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
Enough funds for road building, orders worth Rs. five lakh crore signed, says Nitin Gadkari

Enough funds for road building, orders worth Rs. five lakh crore signed, says Nitin Gadkari

With the National Highway Authority of India having received a mandate from the Budget to raise Rs. 70,000 crore through infrastructure bonds and easy availability of low cost overseas loans for the AAA rated NHAI, the government`s road and highway building programme has enough cash to build the crucial infrastructure, Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

Feb 12, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
Malnourished whale found beached in Norway had consumed 30 plastic bags; euthanized

Malnourished whale found beached in Norway had consumed 30 plastic bags; euthanized

 The whale was found with 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.

Feb 05, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

BRICS countries' NDB to double lending every year; staff count to increase: Kamath

BRICS countries' National Development Bank expects its lending to double every year over the next 2-3 years and is looking at leveraging its USD 10 billion capital in first 6-7 years, NDB President K V Kamath has said.

 

Jan 23, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
India a 'bright star', 'inward focus' on globalisation as WEF Annual Meet ends

India a 'bright star', 'inward focus' on globalisation as WEF Annual Meet ends

Amid rising uncertainties on political as well as economic fronts in different parts of the world, India continued to be seen as "bright star" even as clamour picked up momentum for speedier reforms and decision-making process to catch up with neighbouring China.

Jan 20, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

WEF 2017: World economy improving, but be wary of 'black swans'

As the annual talkfest of the rich and powerful from across the world reached its last day here, top economic leaders felt the global economy is improving though mostly on internal factors even as they warned of new 'black swan' events post elections in various countries.

Jan 20, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
India a bright star in 'sober' global outlook: Uday Kotak

India a bright star in 'sober' global outlook: Uday Kotak

As uncertainty grips the global economic outlook, ace banker Uday Kotak today said India has an opportunity to be a "bright star" in such a "sober" scenario and the medium term prospects for the country's economy looks good as long as it can focus on right things.

Jan 20, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
WEF 2017: Global leaders, economists turn to 'sweet spot' India, China to power economic growth

WEF 2017: Global leaders, economists turn to 'sweet spot' India, China to power economic growth

As leaders and economists debated the future of globalisation at WEF, the emerging narrative shifted to growth booster from Asia for the global economy amid darkening prospects for trade worldwide.

Jan 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Modi government owed demonetisation to nation: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Modi government "owed" demonetisation to the nation and it had to do it to eradicate black money menace and to bring hoarded cash back into the banking system, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

Jan 19, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Peace will return only after resolution of Kashmir issue: Raheel Sharif

Describing Kashmir as the unfinished agenda of Partition, Pakistan`s ex-Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said normalcy will return to the region only after the long-standing dispute is resolved.

Jan 19, 2017, 18:37 PM IST