Articles by W Rorrkychand Singh

Quake Rocks North India, No Casualties Reported

A moderate earthquake felt across north India rocked buildings and sent office workers running into the streets in New Delhi at lunchtime on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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.

New HRT is a Step up, Says Karthikeyan

HRT hope to run their new Formula One car for the first time on Monday after failing to make the final pre-season test in Spain this weekend, Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan said on Saturday.

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.

'Paan Singh Tomar' Review: Slow and Steady

The story of an athlete who gives up running and ends up becoming a dacoit on the run from the law may sound improbable. Why would a successful sportsman pick up a gun and kill people?

Global Politics Loom Over Oscar Foreign Film Event

Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar gathered Saturday for an annual symposium to discuss their films, but a cloud of global politics loomed over the event in which Iranian and Israeli filmmakers both took part.

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.

BSE Sensex Falls for Second Day

The BSE Sensex fell for a second consecutive day on Thursday as investors took profits on expiry of monthly derivatives amid concerns about high oil prices.

Sensex Drops; Bharti, Kingfisher Down; SBI up

The BSE Sensex was headed for a second day of decline on Thursday as investors booked profits from recent rallies as concerns mounted over the state of the global economy, including rising oil prices.

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.

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.

Fed-up SBI ‘to Name and Shame’ Defaulters

The State Bank of India, the country's biggest lender, will name and shame "wilful" defaulters and put their pictures in newspapers to get them to pay up, the Economic Times has reported.

Sensex Falls After Six-Session Rally

The BSE Sensex snapped a six-session rally early on Monday as some investors booked profits after the main index rose more than 11 percent this month.

India Won’t Cut Iranian Oil Import, Says Mukherjee

India, the world's fourth-largest oil consumer, will not take steps to cut petroleum imports from Iran despite U.S. and European sanctions against Tehran, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday during a visit to Chicago.

Rbi Warns on Persistent Inflation Risks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the growth outlook and business climate have weakened but warned of upward risks to inflation, a day before it is widely expected to keep policy interest rates on hold.

BSE Sensex Inches Higher; RIL, Metals Fall

The BSE Sensex rose for a third straight session, inching up 0.08 percent on Monday, helped by financials while a decline in Reliance Industries (RELI.NS), which reported its first quarterly profit fall in two years, capped the index gains.

Dhoni Suspended for Fourth Test

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has been suspended for the fourth and final Test against Australia, because of slow over rate, the International Cricket Council said on Sunday.

Australia Crush India to Seal Series Triumph

A rampant Australia blitzed India's tail to crush the hapless tourists by an innings and 37 runs with more than two days to spare in the third test and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series on Sunday.

Earnings to Pit Signs of U.S. Strength Against Signs of Eurozone Weakness

Stock investors will return to a tug of war between signs of domestic strength and overseas concerns next week as a batch of critical earnings reports look to add credence to the idea the economy is improving, while credit rating downgrades in Europe will keep that region's difficulties in view.

Hussey Happy to Help Delay Tendulkar's Defining Moment

Sachin Tendulkar's incredible record at Sydney Cricket Ground makes Mike Hussey nervous but the Australian batsman and his team mates will do everything to prolong the Indian great's agonising wait for his 100th international century.