- Indian Government Minister Suggests Some Political Corruption Is Acceptable
August 10 2012 2:31 PM
Shivpal Yadav is a member of the Samajwadi Party, which swept into power in Uttar Pradesh in March with a pledge to stamp out corruption.
- Rajasthan Couple Arrested For Selling Newborn: Baby-Selling A Huge Racket In India
August 10 2012 12:45 PM
Police are also investigating six other people, including a government official, who may have been involved in this saga as middle-men in the transaction.
- Low US Crop Estimate Heightens Food Crisis Concerns
August 10 2012 11:45 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture slashed its corn-yield forecast for the year as the Food and Agriculture Organization warns of a potential repeat of the 2007-08 global food crisis.
- Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Review: Tiger In the Dining Room
August 10 2012 8:58 AM
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible embodies contradictions: British class and refinement contain the aggression and power of a tiger about to pounce. The Supersports Convertible strives to be perfect, and in most regards it is. Any review of a car of the Supersports Convertible's caliber has to focus on the details or limit itself to five short words: this is a great car.
- Sikh Massacre: The ‘Model Minority’ Argument
August 10 2012 8:55 AM
Would the expressions of grief be as widespread and deep if neo-Nazi Wade Michael Page had shot up a camp filled with illegal aliens from Mexico?
- Sikh Massacre: Punjab Chief Minister Visiting Wisconsin Accused Of Grave Human Rights Abuses
August 10 2012 7:48 AM
The suit against him alleges that "well over 10,000 cases of torture and extra-judicial killings” took place during Badal's 1997-2002 and 2007-2012 regimes.
- Janmashtami: Lord Krishna's Birth Anniversary Celebrated In India (Photos)
August 10 2012 7:03 AM
India celebrated "Janmashtami" on Friday marking the birth of Hindu god "Krishna" with fervor and joy across the country. Tiny tots dressed up as little Krishna and Radha, his consort, in colorful clothes and elaborate jewelry, participated with enthusiasm, adding color to the celebrations.
- Renault Bets On Africa With Continent's Largest Automotive Factory
August 10 2012 6:17 AM
The Renault-Nissan Alliance headed by superstar CEO Carlos Ghosn is hoping to beat the crowds in the nascent African automotive market with the largest assembly plant on the continent.
- Another Food Crisis Looms Driven By Soaring Grains And Sugar Prices, UN Agency Warns
August 10 2012 4:57 AM
A global hike in food prices last month due to unfavorable weather conditions, compounded by exporting nations placing restrictions and importing nations stockpiling due to concerns over the grain price rally, could lead to a food crisis along the lines of the one that happened in 2007-08, the U.N.'s food agency warned Thursday.
- Nepal Bans Young Women From Seeking Work In Middle East Over Exploitation Fears
August 09 2012 12:34 PM
In 2010, fifteen Nepali servants committed suicide in Lebanon due to gross abuses.
- Moody's Analytics Cuts India's 2012 Growth Forecast On Poor Monsoons, Policy Inaction
August 09 2012 4:26 AM
Moody's analytics cut India's growth forecast to 5.5 percent for this year, citing the policy inaction from the government and the Reserve Bank of India's decision to keep key rates unchanged, despite an economic slowdown.
- India's IIP Growth Declines 1.8 Percent In June
August 09 2012 3:35 AM
India's industrial output growth fell in June to 1.8 percent against the analysts' expectation of a 1 percent growth, as compared to the same period a year ago.
- McDonald’s Curly Fries And Other Fast Food Menu Items Unavailable In America [PHOTOS]
August 08 2012 12:30 PM
Many Americans were saddened and dismayed yesterday to read that McDonald's in Philippines offers curly French fries called "Twister Fries" at the fast food chain nicknamed "McDo." But that's not the only unique menu item in the world at fast food chains abroad. Whether or not these unique menu items will ever make it across seas to the U.S. is a mystery many fast food lovers wonder, but in the meantime, check out photos of menu items unavailable in America.
- Crash: India’s Roads Are The Deadliest In The World
August 08 2012 11:03 AM
These figures also do not include the hundreds of thousands --- perhaps millions – of Indians who are seriously injured by these frequent mishaps.
- Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report
August 08 2012 9:36 AM
September Chicago Wheat is trading 11 cents lower near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis Wheat are lower as well. Outside markets were slightly negative with European Stocks and the EURO trading lower overnight after 3 days of stronger trade. The results of a German 10 year bond auction will provide some direction for traders today. US Stocks are trading slightly lower this morning and the US Dollar is stronger, adding pressure to US commodities.
- Gold Eases With Stocks, Euro As Risk Appetite Wanes
August 08 2012 9:32 AM
Gold prices eased on Wednesday as the euro ran into profit-taking and stock markets dipped, with the previous day's burst of sharper risk appetite running out of steam after German economic data fell short of expectations.
- All Poor Families In India To Get Free Cellphones: Will The Scheme Be Successful?
August 08 2012 7:51 AM
In a move that can be apparently dubbed as a political soap to boost the sliding popularity of his Congress party in the 2014 general elections, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to launch a scheme to provide free mobile connection to six million poor families in the country.
- Standard Chartered Sparks Scrutiny of India Offshoring
August 08 2012 12:31 AM
Offshoring of back-office work to India, a trend among banks and accounting firms, came under new scrutiny with allegations that Standard Chartered Plc moved compliance oversight work dealing with Iranian banking transactions to India to avoid U.S. regulators.
- Despite Wayward Fishermen, Sri Lanka and China Remain Close As India Gets Nervous
August 07 2012 5:43 PM
Sri Lanka and China remain friendly, despite an incident involving some stray fishermen. India watches closely as its southern neighbor and its big rival to the north get ever closer.
- Wisconsin Temple Shootings Media Coverage Criticized For Lacking The Outrage Of Aurora Massacre
August 07 2012 5:24 PM
On Sunday, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) released a media advisory that offers guidelines for journalists reporting on the tragedy that left seven people dead at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.