An employee counts Indian rupee currency notes inside a private money exchange office in New Delhi July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Rupee gains ahead of Federal Reserve's meeting

The rupee recovered from a one-month low hit in the previous session on bargain-hunting, but sentiment was broadly cautious a day before the outcome of Federal Reserve's meeting.  Full Article 

India to decide on diesel deregulation after state polls - oil ministry source 1:31pm IST

NEW DELHI - India will decide on whether to end government control of diesel pricing after elections in two states next month, an oil ministry source said.

World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward holds a report during a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations in Geneva September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Ebola Outbreak

Ebola crisis "unparalleled", over 2,400 killed

The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday. The virus has killed 2,461 people, half of the 4,985 infected by the virus.  Full Article 

A labourer works inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Jammu January 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files
Mining

India offers market to glut-hit iron ore

An oversupplied global iron ore market may find some relief from an unlikely source as former No.3 exporter India turns into a big importer due to a cutback in domestic production. The country may ship in up to 45 million tonnes over the next three years as home-grown iron ore output falls short of domestic steel production needs, an executive at an influential industry group said.   Full Article 

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), briefs the media on the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files
Environment

Give public a role in cleaning Ganga: Pachauri

India’s holiest river is due for a clean-up, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking personal responsibility for restoring the Ganga and ridding the 2,500 km long river of industrial effluents and untreated sewage. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), spoke to Reuters on the Ganga project, the need for transparency and how the public could help.  Full Article 

Afghanistan's presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (L) and Ashraf Ghani smile after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compund in Kabul, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files
Afghanistan

Rivals said close to power sharing deal

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.  Full Article 

Members of the Bhiwani Boxing Club practice at the club in Bhiwani in Haryana September 9, 2010.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Relief for Indian boxers ahead of the Games

Amateur boxing's governing body has given recognition to a newly-elected federation in India, paving the way for fighters to compete under their national flag at the Asian Games.  Full Article 

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INDIA-CHINA TIES

C. Uday Bhaskar

China’s WMD cooperation with Pakistan looms over Xi-Modi talks

Over the last few decades, there is a strongly held view in New Delhi that while espousing peaceful relations, Beijing has assiduously sought to ‘contain’ India by entering into a deep and covert strategic relationship with Pakistan. Thus, it was encouraging to note that on eve of Xi’s visit to India, a Beijing official tried to assuage Indian anxieties.  Read 

Davis Cup

Anupam Pratihary

Indian tennis players “lack killer instinct”: Bogdan Obradovic

Riding on the back of two magnificent comeback matches, Yuki Bhambri had everything going for him in the final rubber of the India-Serbia World Group play-off tie. Yuki had the “momentum” going into the match against Filip Krajinovic, but he didn’t bring two ingredients to the court: tenacity and killer instinct. India paid dearly.  Full Article 

Why vote yes? Scotland’s voice is drowned out in the United Kingdom.

Why vote yes? Scotland’s voice is drowned out in the United Kingdom.

There are obvious economic gains to be had from independence. Domestic oil reserves combined with well-developed service and manufacturing industries would help make the country one of the wealthiest in the world. But the gains in democracy are just as alluring as the economic ones.  Commentary 

Rape myths hide crimes. Just ask these children.

Rape myths hide crimes. Just ask these children.

"Hidden in Plain Sight" is an aptly titled new study by the United Nations International Children’s Fund. It shows that one in 10 girls and young women interviewed reported being sexually abused before age 20. “These are uncomfortable facts,” one UNICEF official said of the report, the largest study on global child abuse to date. “No government or parent will want to see them.”  Commentary 

Human Rights

A child, whose parents say they belong to the Rohingya community from Myanmar, looks out from a makeshift shelter in a camp in New Delhi September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

Myanmar passed a citizenship law in 1982 which excluded the Rohingya, denying them the identity cards required for everything from schooling and marriage to finding a job and getting a birth or death certificate. Hundreds died in communal violence between Buddhists and Rohingya in 2012, worsening their plight.  Full Article | Video 

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