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Former PM Manmohan Singh says Modi govt failing to boost economic investment

MUMBAI India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh criticised his successor Narendra Modi's government in a rare interview, saying it has failed to capitalise on lower commodity prices to propel growth and is inconsistent in its policy towards neighbouring Pakistan.

Russia casts doubt on Syria ceasefire deal as army gains ground

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province.

Top News, World, Syria 13 Feb 2016

India's retail inflation hits 17-month high, industrial output falls again

NEW DELHI India's retail inflation unexpectedly edged up to a 17-month high in January, while industrial production contracted at a faster-than-expected pace in December, underscoring imbalances lurking in Asia's third-largest economy.

Top News, Business 13 Feb 2016

Bank of Baroda posts Q3 loss as bad loans surge

MUMBAI Bank of Baroda swung to a quarterly loss and joined its state-run peers in posting sharply higher bad loan provisions, as part of a central bank drive to clean up sour debts in the banking industry.

Top News, Business 13 Feb 2016

Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

GENEVA A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.

Top News, World 13 Feb 2016