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US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala

US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:41

India on Friday said that the US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue.

WHO, Health Ministry working on `preparedness plan` on Ebola

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:21

World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Health Ministry to formulate a "preparedness plan" to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Violence against Iraqis worst seen this century: UN

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 09:17

The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said Thursday, citing information from the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF).

World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

World Economic Forum elects four new foundation board members

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:39

The Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum Thursday said it has elected four new members -- MIT's Susan Hockfield, Alcoa's Klaus Kleinfeld, Jack Ma of Alibaba Group and Jim Hagemann Snabe, who is board member in a host of German firms.

Weak monsoon may hit gold demand in rural India, says WGC

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 16:29

Gold demand in rural India is expected to be lower this year with weak monsoon affecting household savings, according to the World Gold Council (WGC).

Violence erupts in Liberia`s Ebola-hit slum

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:37

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia`s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

India committed to boosting ties with Arab world: Sushma

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:43

Emphasizing the government`s "unflinching commitment" to expand ties with the Arab world, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said there was no change in India`s policy of "extending strong support to the Palestinian cause, while maintaining good relations with Israel".

Indian shooters aim for World Championship, glory at Asian Games

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 00:13

After winning a host of medals in the Commonwealth Games, the Indian shooters are now aiming to bring laurels to the country in the upcoming World Shooting Championship in Granada and Asian Games in Incheon.

Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:10

China`s economy is slowing. The euro zone`s is a flat line. Japan`s sank in the second quarter. Britain has wage deflation. The US economy is ticking over at best.

WTO: India seeks Africa's support, says a genuine fight for poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:06

India Wednesday said its tough stand at WTO is a "genuine fight" to provide food security to poor in the developing countries, while seeking Africa's support in the on the food security issue.

`Kaaka Muttai` won`t be cinematically emotional: Manikandan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:49

Actor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", about the lives two young brothers in a slum will not be cinematically emotional, says its director Manikandan, adding that it will be very realistic in its portrayal of the story.

Delhi ranked 111th in global liveability study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:32

Delhi has been ranked a dismal 111th out of 140 world cities in a latest global liveability study, pointing to the lack of urban planning across India's polluted and chaotic cities.