Articles by W Rorrkychand Singh
People's Liberation Army China

China Boosts Defense Budget by 11.2 Percent

China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government said on Sunday, unveiling Beijing's first defense budget since President Barack Obama launched a pivot to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi

UP Exit Polls Reflect a Blow for Congress

Rahul Gandhi failed to deliver the election comeback he had promised for the Congress party in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, according to voter surveys released after the phased, month-long poll ended Saturday.
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday for treatment for a long-standing abdominal complaint, the government said.
Priyanka Gandhi

Khurshid Free to Express His Views: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's sister and party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on Monday expressed her opinion on the ongoing controversy between Salman Khurshid and the Election Commission of India (ECI) and said that the Union Law Minister was free to express his opinions.
State Bank of India

SBI Q3 Beats Forecast, but Bad Loans Rise

The State Bank of India (SBI), the country's biggest lender, reported an unexpected rise in bad loans for the third quarter, taking the shine off healthy growth in loan demand and interest income that helped it post a 15 percent rise in net profit.

Movie Review: 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu'

Through the first half, Shakun Batra's romantic comedy Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu follows an entirely predictable path - boy and girl meet, get drunk, get married and realise they don't want to stay married. Circumstances dictate they must spend time together while waiting for their marriage to get annulled. At the interval, one of them even has the I'm in love epiphany.

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Barclays

Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.