Articles by Shankar besta

  • Greece aid delay pushes dollar broadly higherGreece aid delay pushes dollar broadly higher

    June 20 2011 5:35 AM

    The dollar traded broadly higher against its major counterparts on Monday, as risk aversion intensified following the eurozone leaders' decision to delay emergency loans to Greece.

  • Japan pips China to make world’s fastest supercomputerJapan pips China to make world’s fastest supercomputer

    June 20 2011 4:25 AM

    A supercomputer made by Japan tops the latest ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, pushing China to the second place.

  • Selena Gomez to host MMVASelena Gomez to host MMVA

    June 19 2011 9:49 AM

    The 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, MMVA, on Sunday, the biggest music awards in Canada, will be co-hosted by Selena Gomez, the star of Wizards of Waverly Place and current girlfriend of the sensation of the soil, Justin Bieber. The other presenter Is Colin Farrell.

  • Juneteenth, the alternative Independence Day?

    June 19 2011 9:41 AM

    Juneteenth, or June 19 in lay terms, sees celebrations in the form of community events, gatherings and festivities to mark the commemoration of the end of slavery on June 19, 1865 in Texas. It is a sort of an alternative Independence Day as 39 states now formally observe Juneteenth as the end of slavery in America.

  • 'Bad Teacher' cast talks about school'Bad Teacher' cast talks about school

    June 19 2011 9:38 AM

    Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal and Justin Timberlake talked about hot teachers, being teased in school and films on teachers in an interview with YoungHollywood.com. The movie is set for release on June 24 in the US. Cameron Diaz’s role as a raunchy teacher is the talk of the town.

  • 'Barefoot Bandit' pleads guilty; movie on life story in the offing'Barefoot Bandit' pleads guilty; movie on life story in the offing

    June 19 2011 9:35 AM

    Colton Harris-Moore, the bare-foot bandit, thief and burglar whose notoriety will be soon seen on celluloid, has pleaded guilty to seven federal felonies and will serve up to six and a half years in prison.

  • Is China the next destination for Facebook?Is China the next destination for Facebook?

    June 19 2011 9:30 AM

    Social networking site Facebook lost a significant number of its users in the US in May, raising fears over the site’s user base reaching saturation levels in the country.

  • Why Euro Will Not CollapseWhy Euro Will Not Collapse

    June 19 2011 6:03 AM

    The ongoing sovereign crisis in the eurozone countries has renewed concerns over the fate of the euro, the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world.

  • Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees (PHOTOS)Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees (PHOTOS)

    June 18 2011 9:27 AM

    The Syrian refugees making makeshift homes in tents really rolled out the red carpet for Angelina Jolie when she decided to pay them a visit in Turkey.

  • Greece debt crisis likely to hit Italy, Belgium, warns Luxembourg PMGreece debt crisis likely to hit Italy, Belgium, warns Luxembourg PM

    June 18 2011 9:15 AM

    Jean-Claude Juncker, head of eurozone finance ministers, on Saturday cautioned that the debt crisis of Greece and other countries in the region could hit Italy and Belgium.

  • Photos of the Week June 12 - 18, 2011Photos of the Week June 12 - 18, 2011

    June 18 2011 6:30 AM

    Photos of the Week June 12 - 18, 2011

  • ComScore says Facebook gained 3.2 million visitors in MayComScore says Facebook gained 3.2 million visitors in May

    June 17 2011 6:40 AM

    A recent report from comScore showed that Facebook had reached its all-time high in audience size in the US in May, in contrast to other reports which said the social networking site lost a significant number of users in the month.

  • EUR/USD hits 4-day high, after US GDP, jobs data

    May 26 2011 11:43 AM

    The euro extended gains against the dollar on Thursday, after reports showed that US economy growth in first quarter left unrevised and jobless claims rose sharply last week.

  • Euro pares gains after Juncker remarks on Greece

    May 17 2011 10:13 AM

    The euro pared gains against its major counterparts on Tuesday, following remarks on debt restructuring of Greece by a senior European finance official.

  • Yen weakens to six-week low against dollar over BoJ warningYen weakens to six-week low against dollar over BoJ warning

    May 17 2011 8:32 AM

    The Japanese yen fell to a six-week low against the US dollar on Tuesday, after the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) governor said the country is in a “very severe state” due to the earthquake, triggering speculations over further monetary easing.

  • Afghan reconciliation plan needs more clarity: Kerry

    May 16 2011 1:56 AM

    The reconciliation plan mooted by the Afghanistan government and the Taliban needs more explanation and has to be further defined, U.S. Senator John Kerry has said.

  • Hamaoka power plant completes final shutdown

    May 14 2011 7:00 AM

    The Hamaoka nuclear plant, located in the southwest of Tokyo, finally shut down all its reactors for about two years on Saturday to avoid any further mishap in the future due to natural calamities, a report said.

  • Android attacks increase 400 percent: report

    May 14 2011 6:57 AM

    The number of malware that aim the Android mobile operating system has gone up by 400 per cent since summer of last year, according to a report by Juniper Networks.

  • Pakistan’s Parliament condemns U.S raid

    May 14 2011 6:44 AM

    Pakistani Parliament have urged a ban on Nato transit convoys in Afganistan by cutting off facilities used by them unless the US ends drone attacks.

  • George Mitchell no more the peace envoy

    May 14 2011 3:50 AM

    George Mitchell, the special emissary to the Middle East has decided to resign after two years of effort to achieve peace in the Middle East.