MUMBAI, Dec 13: Urjit Patel's resignation as the Reserve Bank of India governor may have been abrupt, but he leaves a well-established process for monetary policymaking. Reforming financial governance and credit standards, on the other hand, remains a work in progress.
MUMBAI, Dec 12: Comedian Kapil Sharma is all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today. The pre-wedding festivities including the mehendi ceremony, a ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ and sangeet were held in Amritsar.
VANCOUVER, Dec 12: A Canadian court on Tuesday granted bail to a top executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the United States, a move that could help placate Chinese officials angered by her arrest.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12: Five people were killed and several others injured as a gunman opened fire during a mass at a Catholic cathedral in Campinas outside of Brazil’s most populated city, Sao Paulo. The perpetrator then turned the gun on himself.
BARCELONA, Dec 12: Tottenham Hotspur produced a bold and spirited performance, coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at Barcelona which saw them finish second in Champions League Group B and reach the last-16 at the expense of Inter Milan on Tuesday.
RIYADH, Dec 11: Amid a push by the Senate to vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen this week, a new report indicates that American tankers have been refueling Saudi coalition jets with gas paid for by US taxpayers because of “errors in accounting.”
PARIS, Dec 11: French President Emmanuel Macron announced late Monday that he will increase France's minimum wage by 100 euros - about $114 - a month and slash overtime and some pension taxes in an effort to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked the country for nearly a month and undermined the authority of his government.
WASHINGTON DC, Dec 11: Chinese courts have granted a preliminary injunction to US chip-maker Qualcomm which would effectively ban the majority of older iPhone models from sale in China, in a possible trade war counter attack.
YEMEN, Dec 10: Yemen's warring parties held the first direct talks in UN-led peace efforts in Sweden yesterday to iron out a prisoner swap, one of several confidence-building measures intended to help launch a political process to end nearly four years of conflict.
LONDON, Dec 9: Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time".
BEIJING, Dec 9: China has ratcheted up the pressure on Canada to release the detained executive of Huawei Technologies over the weekend by threatening “grave consequences” and accusing Canada of “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”, escalating the case into one of the worst diplomatic rows between Beijing and Ottawa.
AFGHANISTAN, Dec 8: An Afghan boy who shot to international fame for his devotion to the footballer Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for a second time amid the threat of militant attack - leaving behind his prized signed jersey and football.