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Japan firm launches India fund

Japan’s Nissay Asset Managem-ent, part of Nippon Life Insurance, is launching two India-focused funds that will invest in equity and debt markets, the fund manager stated on Monday.

Barack Obama faces criticism over foreign policy

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Ukraine slams Russia over direct aggression

Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open aggre

Lesotho Prime Minister seeks regional aid for peace

Thomas Thabane

Lesotho’s Prime Minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

West-backed PM renamed as Libya teeters on precipice

Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the US embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, on Sunday.	— AP

Libya’s House of Representatives reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate P

RBI amends Basel III guidelines for banks


Indian banks can now issue Tier 2 capital with a minimum maturity of 5 years

Sensex, Nifty rise to another record; pharma shares lead


Sensex rises up to 26,960.52 and Nifty shoots up to 8,062.25 on Tuesday

UN peacekeepers rescued from Golan Heights

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force convoy manoeuvre near the border of Syrian territory — AFP

Australia will drop military equipment and aid to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, militants

Israel to seize West Bank land

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray during a protest against any plans to make them undergo military service in Jerusalem. -AFP

Netanyahu seeks cuts to 2014 budget to finance Gaza war

Nifty surges past 8,000 to mark record high


The 50-share broader index marked a record high of 8,011.15

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.