India world’s 7th wealthiest country, ahead of Australia, Canada: New World Wealth Report

India was ranked seventh among top 10 wealthiest countries in the world, according to a report by New World Wealth. The United States topped the chart. With a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion, India stood at No. 7 in the list, ahead of Canada ($4,700 billion), Australia ($4,500 billion) and Italy ($4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively.

India's first digital women awards presented

Punjab Khabar Bureau
CHANDIGARH: India’s first edition of Digital Women Awards presented by Axis Bank and powered by SheThePeople.TV
November 30, 2015: Grand launch of ‘Digital Women Awards’ – Pioneering effort to recognise women in the online and digital world, more than 30 women entrepreneurs recognised, more than 700 applications received. Winners include women ranging from E-Commerce, Content Creation, Leadership and Social Impact.

The warblers, Tiny songbird’s population is declining: researchers

A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study.

45% of illegal drugs confiscated in Switzerland comes from India: Report

Switzerland's drug regulator Swissmedic has said that 45 per cent of illegal medicines confiscated in that country originated from India. Over half the confiscated medicinal products were erectile stimulants, according to a statement issued by the regulator last week. 

US & Italy among top consumers of marijuana

Shrouded in anonymity, the questions people ask on the Internet can provide a candid snapshot of their concerns. Now, based on queries made on Yahoo! Answers over seven years, a new study has uncovered the drug-related problems on the minds of six different nations.

MASSACRE OF SIKHS: Justice Mathur for setting-up of SIT in cases were vital evidence has been ignored in anti-sikh roits of 1984

In a ray of hope for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the NDA government is likely to accept the recommendation of Justice (retd) GP Mathur panel to re-investigate many important cases relating to anti-Sikh violence that broke out after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 

PAK: Electronic or print media retains reporters in districts without paying any money

Most media persons — whether from print or electronic media — working in the small towns or remote areas of Pakistan are not officially on the payroll of the organisation they work for and are usually not paid for their services, senior journalists and media practitioners revealed on the first day of the Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism’s (PCEJ) annual meeting.

Survey: AAP has an edge over BJP In Delhi elections

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has an edge over the BJP in the Delhi assembly elections where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party seems to have forged a major support base among Muslims, SC\ST\OBC and lower income group voters, said the latest snap poll conducted by ABP News-Nielsen.

OXFAM report says over a billion live on less than $1.25 a day

Global wealth inequality has reached staggering proportions with 1 in 9 people not getting enough to eat and over a billion on less than $ 1.25 a day. According to a report by Oxfam released on the eve of the Global Economic Forum opening in Davos on January 21, if wealth concentration grows at the present rate, in two years 1 per cent of the global population will earn more than the remaining 99 per cent.

Media continuously under state surveillance

While most of the rest of the world was foreseeably outraged by the contents of Snowden's revelations, the then Indian Government's response to the matter was tepid at best, and the whole affair was shrugged off as a routine occurrence in international diplomacy. This stand was especially surprising since India, who has always boasted friendly ties with the US, was reportedly fifth in the overall list of countries spied on by the NSA programs. Why then was India rushing to the US' defense, with the then Minister for External Affairs going so far as to say that the US surveillance programs are "not actually snooping"?

Full text of Tokyo declaration between India and Japan

Meeting in Tokyo on 1 September 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to realize the full potential of India - Japan Strategic and Global Partnership for continuing progress and prosperity for their people and for advancing peace, stability and prosperity in Asia and the world. Elevating the relationship to a Special Strategic and Global Partnership, they called their meeting the dawn of a new era in India - Japan relations.

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