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Global warming to dry up rivers, inundate cities


New Delhi: India’s summer monsoon will become highly unpredictable if the world’s average temperature rises by 2ºC in the next two-three decades, a scientific report commissioned by the World Bank sa

RBI keeps key rates unchanged


Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India kept key rated unchanged despite a dip in inflation.
Softening headline inflation alone was no longer be enough to spur the Bank to cut interest rates at a time when

Easing inflation fails to bolster RBI rate cut hopes


Mumbai: Softening headline inflation alone will no longer be enough to spur the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates at a time when it faces other pressing challenges such as a record low rupe

Sonia, PM in top 5 influential Asian's list


London: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi have been named among top 5 in the world's 100 most influential list of Asians topped by Ch

Asia stocks fall ahead of tight U.S. election

Asian stock markets fell Monday as uncertainty about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election reduced appetite for riskier investments.

The race between President Barack Obama and Republican cha

Asia, not North America, now has most millionaires


Weakening economies that roiled markets last year also took their toll on the world's rich, though faster-growing Asia for the first time had more millionaires than North America, according to a study

Sania Mirza welcomes boom in Asian women's tennis


Asian poster girl Sania Mirza says the women's game is in its best state ever in the region, with Chinese stars like Li Na leading the charge and a new generation waiting in the wings.

"I think we're

Asia's richest man anoints son to head business empire


Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing on Friday confirmed that his eldest son will eventually control his business empire, but the 83-year-old tycoon dismissed suggestions that he is about to retire.


China activist Chen Guangcheng says he is at Beijing airport


Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said on Saturday he was at Beijing's international airport and that he believed he would be flying to New York.

"I'm at the airport. I do not have a passport. I

Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue

A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.

The mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has alrea

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