Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gold firm on weaker dollar ahead of ECB meeting | Reuters

Gold edged up slightly on Thursday, with the U.S. dollar weaker as markets waited for clues on the future of the European Central Bank's asset purchase programme later...

Sachin Tendulkar’s dual-pitch suggestion will devalue First-Class cricket, says MCC

Mumbai: The radical suggestion of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to use two pitches in Ranji Trophy matches to enable Indian players get used to differing playing surfaces has...

Demonetisation: BJP says Congress, TMC stalling Parliament on manufactured anger

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) of stalling parliament on "manufactured anger" over the demonetisation and asserted that people have stood like...

Donald Trump named Time’s Person of the Year for 2016

New York: Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics,...

The real Jayalalithaa lay somewhere between an ‘Amma’ and an authoritarian

Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,Unhousel'd, disappointed, unanel'd;No reckoning made, but sent to my account;With all my imperfections on my head,         ...

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in Sirte | Reuters

By Hani Amara| SIRTE, LibyaSIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near...

China urges U.S. to block transit by Taiwan president | Reuters

By Ben Blanchard and Bill Barreto| BEIJING/GUATEMALA CITYBEIJING/GUATEMALA CITY China called on U.S. officials on Tuesday not to let Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pass through the United...

Syrian troops enter Aleppo’s Old City, poised for war’s biggest victory | Reuters

By John Davison and Stephanie Nebehay| BEIRUT/GENEVABEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, looking closer...

U.S. lawmaker – Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking | Reuters

By Patricia Zengerle| WASHINGTONWASHINGTON The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures (6758.T) may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought...

Jayalalithaa’s welfare schemes won AIADMK elections, but how successful have they been?

Late All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and six-time Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was credited with a number of welfare schemes that not only won...

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Pakistan’s poor farmers face uphill battle with climate extremes

BAKRANI: Since his father died in 2011, Moeez Assadullah has been looking after his family's farm alone. The 21-year-old tends the 3 hectares (7...