Angry Nepalis wait for help as death toll from earthquake passes 4,000

Framed photographs and a clock are seen hanging inside a damaged house after Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people.  Full Article | Pictures 

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/FIles

Wockhardt to recall some drugs made in India

Generic drugmaker Wockhardt said on Tuesday it would recall some drugs manufactured at its two plants in India before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned those sites due to quality concerns.  Full Article 

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

China iPhone sales boost Apple; shares up

Apple beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the U.S. for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch.  Read | Video 

A woman labourer carrying cement is silhouetted against the setting sun at the site of a commercial complex on the outskirts of Jammu November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

Modern day slavery going unpunished in India

A shortage of specialised legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labour in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.  Full Article 

Templeton Asset Management's Mark Mobius speaks during a conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Templeton fund ends reign in Asia

Templeton Asian Growth fund, managed by star stock picker Mark Mobius, ended its six-year reign as the biggest equity fund in Asia ex-Japan after suffering a second straight quarter of investor withdrawals and underperforming its benchmark.  Full Article 

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) looks at a stock quotation board as he works at the bourse at TSE in Tokyo March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

Asian shares edge off seven-year highs

Asian stocks pulled back from a seven-year peak scaled on Tuesday as sentiment gave way to caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy two-day meeting scheduled to start later in the session. The dollar clawed back some of its losses against the euro which rose overnight on optimism for progress in debt-laden Greece's ongoing negotiations with creditors.  Full Article 

Activists hold a candlelight vigil for Philippine death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
Asia

Drug row convicts await execution in Indonesia

Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesian maximum security prison on Tuesday awaiting execution by firing squad, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve.  Full Article 

Latest Headlines

News, Views and Expert Opinion with Ankush Arora

    Data Dive

    How ‘find and replace’ for human DNA works

    How ‘find and replace’ for human DNA works

    Editing DNA using the CRISPR/Cas9 technique works similarly to the “find and replace” function in a word-processing program. First CRISPR — short for ”clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” — searches for a unique string within the DNA sequence. Once found, the Cas9 enzyme cuts the DNA at the prescribed location, and replaces it with healthy DNA.  Article 

    Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (C) joins local supporters in a ‘selfie’ photograph whilst campaigning in Norton Sub Hamdon near Yeovil, south west England, April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

    Will UK leave the EU? Election may help decide, but it won’t be simple

    The chance of Britain quitting the European Union will depend on the outcome of next month’s general election. But judging the risk is complex given the probable involvement of the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats in supporting a government led by either Labour or the Conservatives.  Full Article 

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps during a photo session with participants in the 7th National Conference of Sportspersons in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 27, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA/Files

    Building the perfect leader: North Korean propaganda’s secret sauce

    Recent rumors about North Korean textbooks exhorting a young Kim Jong Un’s prowess as a driver and sailor have sparked a renewed cycle of blogs and articles musing on just how weird North Korea is. Why is their propaganda so odd, we ask. Do they believe it all?   Commentary 

    Internet cafe in Hong Kong

    China’s crackdown on cyber security: A guide for the perplexed

    China is cracking down on cyber security. Demanding new banking regulations and draft counter-terrorism legislation could make it harder for foreign companies to compete in the People’s Republic. But even though domestic players should benefit, they are far from happy. Breakingviews attempts to crack the code.  Full Article 

    Una Galani

    Daiichi Sankyo scrubs out Indian M&A nightmare

    Daiichi Sankyo has emerged from a long spell of infirmity in India with its financial faculties just about intact. The Japanese group’s 2008 purchase of a stake in Ranbaxy was once a fable about overseas expansion gone wrong. By knowing when to quit, and riding on India’s market exuberance, Daiichi has got itself to a position of being able to exit without shouldering big losses.  Full Article 

    FOLLOW US