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Maldives parliament is the most corrupt institution in the country, a survey by anti-corruption organisation Transparency International has shown.
Even as the Uttarakhand floods bring to the fore the debate over strength of dams, there are over 4,500 such structures in the country which are operating without an “emergency …
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 16:43

Bangladesh’s loss India’s gain!

Indian textile sector hopes to benefit as global pressure grows on Bangladesh’s garment industries in the wake of two major industrial disasters that claimed over 1200 lives.
The Indian Embassy in the US is among the list of 38 diplomatic missions which were being spied upon by American intelligence agencies, as per the latest top secret US …
A Pakistani energy expert Dr Gulfaraz Ahmed, has termed Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project, a ˈlifeline for Pakistanˈs economy and its future, a media report said.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:21

Assam’s disappeared, India’s shame

Several people have asked me why I chose to write a novel set against the backdrop of the Assamese insurgency. The truth is that I had to deal with the …
In April 2013, Sri Lanka's expenditure on imports increased while earnings from exports declined on a year-on-year basis widening the trade deficit by 19.2 percent, the Central Bank said in …
India churns out tens of thousands of graduates each year but less than half of them are "employable" or possess the basic skills necessary for any industry role, says a …
The Labour Department of Sri Lanka says that a majority of the child laborers are below the age of 14 and also most of them are girls.
Poorest of poor in India survive on barely Rs. 17 per day in villages and Rs. 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National …
The incidence of minors getting raped in the country has been on the rise since the past six years. While 5,045 such cases were reported in 2007, in 2012 the …
Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:50

Indian economy is in a crisis: Study

The Indian economy is in a crisis with growth slowing down, fiscal and current account deficits running high amid persistent inflation, says a study by an economic think tank.
British media reports say that India is among the top five countries in the world monitored by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Leader of a major Islamic Party in Pakistan has said that Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace) is a great leader of present era and spiritual guide for …
Religious Pakistani leader on Tuesday said that founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (R.A.) was a multidimensional personality who challenged the hegemony of the imperialist forces.
On expected lines for the Indian government, though disappointing for India Inc., the country’s GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate slid to 4.8 per cent in the fourth quarter (January-March) …
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on Wednesday, scaled down India’s growth estimate to 5.3 per cent for 2013 from 5.9 per cent, and cautioned that structural bottlenecks …
Iran and India are set to increase the volume of their trade balance to $16 billion despite the illegal US-led western sanctions against Tehran, media reports said.
Despite multiple apparel industry accidents in Bangladesh it is unlikely that Sri Lanka, a neighboring competitor, will see an increase in its revenues from retailers preferring to switch to better …
With rising cancer cases in the country, the oncology market in India is growing at 20 per cent annually and is expected to touch rs 3,831 crore by 2017, according …