Mission incomplete: Rajan's overhaul of RBI

RBI's Raghuram Rajan said that he wanted to hire talented external candidates and improve research quality at the central bank. The proposals would hardly seem out of place in any major institution on the planet. But at RBI, his ideas were seen by some as controversial.

Sensex set to post biggest weekly loss in over 6-1/2 years 2:35pm IST

MUMBAI India's stock markets were broadly unchanged on Friday as investors saw a four-day losing streak as overdone, but still headed for their biggest weekly fall since July 2009 after disappointing earnings and weak global markets hit sentiment.

REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold placards during a candlelight vigil to mark the first death anniversary of the Delhi gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files
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SC calls for uniform financial aid for rape victims

The Supreme Court has directed all the states to formulate a uniform policy to provide compensation to victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault, saying such aid was crucial for a survivor's rehabilitation. India's 29 states and seven union territories vary in how they provide support to sexual assault victims.  Full Article 

A saleswoman shows a gold earring to customers at a jewellery showroom in Mumbai, India, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files
Gold

As gold price soars, India, China show little love

As gold trades near its highest in a year on a wave of safe-haven buying, traditionally active buyers of physical gold in the major Asian markets have shown little interest so far.  Full Article 

A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

What's behind the global stock market selloff?

Global stocks are on their shakiest footing in years. Investors are fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold, driven by worries about the economy and the effectiveness of central banks' policies. Here are the issues weighing on the market now.  Full Article 

Pakistan army spokesman General Asim Bajwa speaks to the media regarding the Bacha Khan University attack in Peshawar, Pakistan January 23, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz/Files
Asia

Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda, other militants

Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern port city of Karachi, and foiled a planned attack that would have broken Daniel Pearl's killer out of jail, the military said.  Full Article 

A scientist displays Aedes aegypti mosquitoes inside the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) insect pest control laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Zika Outbreak

Three ways to combat Zika

The mosquito-borne virus has spread to more than 30 countries in the Americas. Some countries have turned to other methods to prevent the spread of Zika.  Full Article | Video: Pregnant Brazilians fear infection 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves after giving a news conference in Moscow, Russia, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cessation of Syria hostilities 'difficult': Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after an international meeting on the Syria crisis that peace talks should resume in Geneva as soon as possible, and all opposition groups should participate.  Full Article | Major powers agree to Syria plan 

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