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No cash for bailout, says spicejet’s parent

The parent company behind SpiceJet Ltd said on Wednesday it could not afford to spend what could be hundreds of millions of dollars to rescue the beleaguered low-cost airline, raising questions over i

England gets first woman bishop

Libby Lane

The Church of England appointed its first ever female bishop on Wednesday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

RBI fines ICICI, Bank of Baroda over fake customers


ICICI Bank was fined 5 million rupees; Bank of Baroda was fined 2.5 million rupees

U.S. investigators link North Korea to Sony hacking: sources


One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored"

BSE Sensex rises on tax reform hopes, global rally


The 30-share Sensex rose 1.02 per cent while the Nifty gained 0.93 per cent

LG plans to launch quantum dot TVs


South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc will launch a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015, beefing up its line-up while it strives to cut costs that make its prized light-emitting diode (OLED) sets too

Taliban offensive near Afghan border

Taliban fighters killed at least five Afghan soldiers in a three-day offensive in a region near Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday, as fighting heats up on both sides of the border during the withdra

Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market


From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and c

Porn stars ordered to wear condoms

A regional US federal appeals court ruled on Monday that pornographic movie actors in Los Angeles must wear condoms during sex scenes, upholding a lower court decision that was challenged by the adult

Jeb Bush will ‘explore’ bid to run for President

Jeb Bush

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will “actively explore” a run for the presidency in 2016, he announced on Tuesday, making him one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible can

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte

Good governance seems to be all about seeking coherence through confusion.