India approves OROP to equalise veterans' pensions

India approved a long-awaited programme to equalise pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

At least four die as violence flares in eastern Turkey 9:19pm IST

ANKARA - Clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in eastern Turkey killed at least four people on Saturday in the latest flare up of violence since the collapse in July of a two-year-old ceasefire.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (2nd R) greets Bank Negara Malaysia's Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz as they are flanked by European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici (R), Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey (L) and Reserve Bank of Australia's Governor Glenn Robert Stevens (2nd L) when they gather for a group photo of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Ankara, Turkey, September 5, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
G20 Summit

G20 leaders: cheap cash not enough for growth

World financial leaders agreed on Saturday that over reliance on cheap cash from loose central bank monetary policy will not lead to balanced economic growth.  Full Article 

A police officer lifts up a young girl to prevent her from being crushed as migrants line-up to board trains at the railway station in Nickelsdorf, Austria September 5, 2015. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
Migrants Crisis

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants

Austria and Germany opened their borders to thousands of migrants, bussed to the Hungarian border by a government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers.  Full Article | Hungarians loathe and help refugees 

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs, speaks during a news conference in Kabul July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/Files

Pakistan, Afghanistan to stop blame game: Aziz

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to end a blame game over a spate of attacks, Pakistan’s foreign policy chief said. Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's PM, visited the Afghan capital Kabul for an economic conference and also held meetings with the president, foreign minister and national security adviser.   Full Article 

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes a corner on his way to getting pole position for the Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza September 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Hamilton storms to 11th pole in 12 races

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton saw off a strong Ferrari challenge at the Italian team's home Grand Prix to seal his seventh pole position in a row and 11th in 12 races on Saturday.  Full Article 

Pregnant models pose for a picture in the dressing room during a fashion show by maternity-wear maker 9months in New Delhi October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

India considers extending maternity leave

India is considering extending maternity leave to 24 weeks from 12 weeks, a government official said, adding that it would encourage more women to breastfeed and help reduce high rates of child malnutrition in the country.   Full Article 

Handout photo from the film "Welcome Back"
Movie Review

'Welcome Back' is sporadically funny

Anees Bazmee’s 2007 “Welcome” was one of those ‘guilty pleasure’ films, salvaged in great part by a talented cast and some clever dialogue. Eight years later, Bazmee tries to recreate the same formula. “Welcome Back” is sporadically funny, one that ebbs and flows; but it just about passes the ‘guilty pleasure’ test thanks to Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar.  Full Article | Bollywood 

Sep 4, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Fabio Fognini of Italy (R) shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain (L) on day five of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Fognini won 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
U.S. Open

Rafa Nadal falls in third-round to Fognini

Rafa Nadal ended a sub-par grand slam season on a heartbreaking note when he fell 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 at the U.S. Open to an inspired Fabio Fognini at Flushing Meadows.  Full Article 

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin appeals for an unsuccessful wicket for Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews (not pictured) during the final day of their third and final test cricket match in Colombo, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

When India’s bowlers earned their stripes

Though cricket is a team sport, often batsmen are “seen” to walk away with the limelight in a team’s victory. In the recent series against Sri Lanka, it was India's bowlers who earned their stripes with distinction.  Full Article