Monthly Archives: February 2015


India under pressure to deliver on ‘Modinomics’ in budget

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveils its first full budget Saturday under intense pressure to bring about promised reforms to grow India’s economy after winning the biggest mandate in…

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Dozens of Australian women ‘supporting terrorism’

Up to 40 Australian women have either taken part in terrorism or supported terrorist groups, officials say. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that an increasing number of young women…

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Madonna falls off stage at Brits

Pop star Madonna has fallen off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards. The singer tumbled down a set of stairs and landed awkwardly, apparently after a…


Gayle cracks first World Cup 200

West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit the first double century in World Cup history in their Pool B victory over Zimbabwe at Canberra. The 35-year-old left-hander reached 200 off 138 balls, hitting…


Loan rescheduling rules relaxed for unrest-hit farmers

The central bank has relaxed the agriculture loan rescheduling policy as farmers are failing to repay loans because of the falling prices of their produce caused by the ongoing blockade…

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HSBC chief holds Swiss bank account

HSBC has confirmed that its chief executive Stuart Gulliver uses a Swiss bank account to hold his bonuses. The bank was responding to a report in the Guardian that Mr Gulliver has…

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HSBC bosses to answer MPs’ questions

The chairman and chief executive of HSBC will appear before a panel of MPs today to answer questions about a tax scandal at the banking giant. Chairman Douglas Flint and…

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India outrage after Hindu leader attacks Mother Teresa motive

There has been outrage in India over a Hindu leader’s comment that Mother Teresa’s charity work had one objective – to convert the poor to Christianity. Mohan Bhagwat is the…


Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill

US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Republican-led Congress sent the bill to the president on Tuesday….


US offers $3m for hacker’s arrest

The US has offered a $3m (£1.94m) reward for information on a Russian hacker, the highest the US authorities have ever offered in a cybercrime case. Evgeniy Bogachev was charged…