Border firing kills 9 on India-Pakistan war anniversary

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations.

Sensex posts biggest weekly drop in nearly three months 3:54pm IST

REUTERS - India’s stock markets rose on Friday on the back of upbeat U.S. economic data, but posted their biggest weekly decline in nearly three months, bruised by a global selloff earlier this week.

A man speaks on his mobile phone as he walks past logos of Vodafone painted on a roadside wall in Kolkata May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

Vodafone India to launch 4G by year end

Vodafone India said on Friday it would launch fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone services in the country by the end of the year, joining rival Bharti Airtel in offering faster data services. Vodafone India acquired additional 4G (LTE) spectrum in five circles in the country, in the February 2014 auctions.  Full Article 

Syrian migrants react as they are arrested by Hungarian policemen after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hundreds die as migrants head for Europe

Libya on Friday recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe while Austria said 71 refugees including a baby girl had been found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck.  Read | Libya recovers 82 bodies 

Ground workers pull the covers to cover the ground as the match was stopped due to rain, on the first day of third and final test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

India 50-2 in rain-shortened day in Colombo

India lost two quick wickets to reach 50-2 before rain washed out the rest of the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday.  Full Article 

Handout still from "Phantom".

Movie Review: 'Phantom' is run-of-the-mill

Kabir Khan and co-writer Parveez Shaikh fail to come up with any unexpected twists and turns in “Phantom”. Despite their attempts to create suspense, they end up depicting chaos. What also doesn’t help the film’s cause is that Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif don't impress in the acting department.  Full Article | Interview: Katrina Kaif 

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Turmoil? Some Fed officials still for rate hike

Recent market turmoil should not delay the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates at least once, given that the global equities selloff and China's economic slowdown have had little effect on the U.S. economy, a top Fed official said on Friday.  Full Article 

The dome of the U.S. Capitol rises over the Pentagon and other federal buildings in Washington during sunrise, October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

Pentagon to develop wearable technology

The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet.  Full Article 

A protester demonstrates against the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons by Russia, while standing outside the New York Stock Exchange November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Transgender workers face stigma at work

Transgenders in U.S. have double the jobless rate of the population. But advocates say hiring is only one step in an uphill battle against the discrimination, stigma and lack of legal protection that hamper their joining the workforce and gaining positions of influence.  Full Article 

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