Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv Sena: the party is continuing with the tough posture it adopte
Oct 30, 2014 01:13 AM
A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the failure of hectic lobbying by the United States a
Oct 29, 2014 01:14 AM
Boosting the nation’s defence preparedness, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared a set of much-delayed defence deals, worth Rs.78,000 crore. In line with the ‘Make in India’ mantra, the focus was on indigenisation in address
Oct 29, 2014 01:12 AM
The reaction of the Governors of New York and New Jersey to the Ebola threat reflects their lack of understanding of the nature of the disease, and utter disregard for the need to institute well-thought-out public health policies that are based on sound m
Oct 28, 2014 01:10 AM
In more ways than one, the re-election of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff for a second consecutive term in Sunday’s dramatic run-off represents a replay of the political script in Latin America. The narrative is one where the region’s
Oct 28, 2014 01:08 AM
The bold proposals that form the European Union’s (EU) new climate deal set the tone for the best bargain for a global agreement in Paris next year. The decision to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 is ambitious in comparison
Oct 27, 2014 01:00 AM
Kashmir is still recovering from the devastation of the recent floods; the State and Central governments are still involved in relief and rehabilitation operations. But extraordinary as these circumstances are in the Valley, deferring the Assembly electio
Oct 27, 2014 12:59 AM
The process of relief and rehabilitation in the devastated north coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh has just begun. The challenges seem huge. Even the extent of damage from cyclone ‘Hudhud,’ which
Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
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