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Irish voters back gay marriage

Irish senator Katherine Zappone (right) and partner Ann Louise Gilligan celebrate (Photo: AP)

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Satur

David Cameron voices confidence over EU reform deal

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during a group photo at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. — AP

Copying Alibaba, e-tailers in India woo small sellers to register growth

A Snapdeal.com worker scans the barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi.

Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers, emulating a strategy used by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to expand into the towns a

Copying Alibaba, e-tailers in India woo small sellers to register growth

A Snapdeal.com worker scans the barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi.

Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers, emulating a strategy used by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to expand into the towns a

Connected cars could cause data traffic jams

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Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked f

India is prepared for volatility, says Raghuram Rajan

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Less vulnerable as RBI has built up its currency reserve

Centre tweaks discount to push ongc stake sale

India plans to reform rules governing the level of discounts upstream state oil firms including ONGC offer to retailers, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday, a move that could expedite t

China, India may hold biggest stake in AIIB

China is likely to hold a 25-30 per cent stake in the new Asian Infrastru-cture Investment Bank (AIIB) while India will be the second-biggest shareholder, delegates said on Friday after a three-day me

Lack of weddings dips gold demand

Gold buying was slow this week in Asia even as global benchmark prices dropped from a three-month high, with the Chinese hooked on surging equities while demand in India stayed weak and was unlikely t

ISIS claims Saudi Arabia Shia mosque attack

A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers during Friday prayers in a packed Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race