Companies are struggling to recover from years of exuberance, and say that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan's caution in cutting rates despite historically low inflation is making it harder for them to get back on track. Full Article
HONG KONG - An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies.
Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organisations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos. Full Article
Dr. Ketan Desai is slated to head the WMA even as he faces conspiracy allegations in Indian courts. Desai has been facing allegations that he conspired to have the Medical Council recommend that a private medical college be allowed to add more students. Full Coverage
Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. But the death of the one-eyed Afghan commander may also scuttle the most promising peace talks in Afghanistan in a decade. As odd as it may seem to some Americans, Omar’s death could not come at a worse time. Commentary
Given the fragility of India’s economic recovery, we do not expect an abrupt rise in rates soon, but the probability of rate reduction also looks slim. A bigger concern has to do with the rise of the dollar, which has increased markedly against the rupee over the past year, partly also reflecting its weak external fundamentals. Full Article
The U.N. 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September. Full Article
The Dolomites are home to the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park in Italy and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August, 2009. Slideshow