- The upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, quite ironically, has become a stage to gauge the member nations' stand on certain international issues, though the world's largest single political coalition doesn't promise support to any major power bloc.
- There comes a time in the life cycle of most commodities when China, home to 1.3 billion people and counting, takes over as the world's biggest consumer. For gold, that moment is drawing near.
- Two of ancient India’s most important and grandest Sanskrit epics, The Mahabharata and The Ramayana, vividly describe giant, magnificent space vessels which took fantastic voyages to distant stars and planets.
- The demand for gold fell to its lowest level in two years in the second quarter of 2012, as the price rise along with the economic slowdown has deterred major consumers India and China from buying the yellow metal, the World Gold Council said on Thursday.
- Heavily armed suspected Islamist militants Thursday attacked one of Pakistan's largest air bases, resulting in an intense firefight for several hours that left seven gunmen and two security personnel dead.
- Expect a popular backlash if the government raises diesel prices to halt the subsidy drain on its finances - not only from the millions of poor who need cheap fuel but from increasing numbers of the well-off and businesses who don't.
India's Independence Day: Manmohan Singh Says Lack Of Political Consensus Is Reason For Stunted Economic GrowthIndia's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that the country was unable to create an environment for rapid economic growth due to lack of political consensus and promised to work hard to shield the country from the effects of global economic slowdown.
- India's leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki will restart production at its Manesar plant early next week, Reuters reported quoting the Nikkei business daily.
- A rights group has urged the Nepal government to revoke its recently imposed ban on women under the age of 30 working in the Persian Gulf nations and, instead, improve protective measures to ensure safer migration for domestic workers.
- India Wednesday celebrated its 66th Independence Day with gaiety and fervor. The celebrations were held in offices, colleges and schools across the country with cultural programs.
- Unless India's Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been hiding all the ground-breaking policy decisions for next year, the 2014 general elections aren't likely to go their way. However, a latest survey indicates that they won't go the other way either, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) likely to lose seats, raising the hopes for a third political front to come to power.
- India's cabinet minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died Tuesday at a hospital in Chennai, Indian media reported. He was suffering from malignant hepatoma, a type of liver cancer, which had led to multiple organ failure.
- India's wholesale price index (WPI) declined to 6.87 percent in July, contrary to analysts' expectations, triggering hopes for further rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India.
- As India gets ready to celebrate its 66th Independence Day August 15, it appears to be no time to rejoice with its economy faltering as a result of the global economic slowdown and weak governance.
- The posters added: “This land belongs to Allah and we will make sure that nothing against His will happens here.”
- India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Saturday announced a big oil discovery in the currently producing D1 oilfield off the West Coast that will boost the state-run firm's declining oil production.