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22 October, 2018 1:44 PM Indian banks' profitability weaker than BRICS peers, to improve next fiscal: Moody's

Moody's Investors Service said the profitability of Indian banks is "distinctively weak" compared to those in BRICS nations, but it will improve from next fiscal as asset quality stabilises. On capitalisation, Moody's said it is the "weakest" for Indian banks with a tangible common equity ratio of 8.7 percent at the end of 2017. "System wide asset quality 39

20 October, 2018 11:35 AM Kidnapped Indian-Origin Tanzanian Billionaire Mohammed Dewji freed

Mr Dewji's disappearance made international headlines, with his family offering a reward of one billion Tanzanian shillings for information leading to his rescue. Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said. Mr Dewji 53

20 October, 2018 7:22 AM Surfer Escapes Shark Attack At Australian Beach By Throwing A Punch

Paramedics treated the man for wounds to his upper right arm before he was taken to a nearby hospital. A surfer who got bitten by a shark at an Australian nudist beach managed to make his break for freedom after punching the creature until it let him go, he said Saturday. Paul Kenny was riding the waves off Samurai Beach, a naturist spot 200 kilometres 47

20 October, 2018 6:19 AM African Billionaire Abducted In Tanzania Returns Home Safely

An official said Mohammed Dewji had bruises on his hands and feet from being tied up by his kidnappers. Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday. Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate 48

19 October, 2018 3:57 PM ICC Test Rankings: Australia Slump To Fifth Spot After Test Series Loss Against Pakistan

Australia had started the second Test behind India and South Africa in the ICC Test Rankings. The win against Australia helped Pakistan reduce the point gap and close in on Sri Lanka (97 points), who are placed sixth. Currently, India sit atop of the Test rankings with 116 rating points followed by South Africa with 106 points. England are in the third 47

18 October, 2018 9:54 PM Deaths Of Gir Lions Spark Political Row In Gujarat

In a letter written to Vijay Rupani on the issue, Paresh Dhanani sought action against those responsible for not devising a proactive action plan to deal with Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), believed to be the main reason for the deaths. Alleging that the Gujarat government's lax attitude led to the death of 23 lions in Gir forest, Leader of Opposition 73

18 October, 2018 1:49 PM Not aware of any meeting between Sushma Swaraj, MJ Akbar on allegations against him: MEA

MJ Akbar attended official meetings on October 15 and 16 as the junior external affairs minister after returning from a trip abroad, the ministry said, in first comments on the issue. At a press conference, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, replying to a question, said he was not aware of any specific meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj 49

16 October, 2018 2:44 PM Madagascar Reach Africa Cup Of Nations For First Time

Madagascar are the first country apart from hosts Cameroon to secure a place at the biennial African football showcase, with the 2019 edition set for June 15 to July 13. They qualified despite having to play a preliminary tie, won 4-2 on aggregate against Sao Tome e Principe, and being seeded fourth behind Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and Sudan 35

15 October, 2018 2:15 PM MJ Akbar's statement disappointing, ready to fight defamation complaint: Priya Ramani

Journalist Priya Ramani asserted that she was ready to fight the defamation complaint filed in court against her by Union minister M J Akbar and expressed disappointment over his statement, saying it paid no heed to the "trauma and fear of the survivors". She also said Akbar was seeking to "silence" the survivors through "intimidation and harassment" 53

15 October, 2018 10:03 AM Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant Move Up In ICC Test Rankings

With 465 points, 18-year-old Shaw jumped 13 places to No. 60, and Pant moved up 23 spots to No. 62 on the list. While Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut in the first Test at Rajkot, Pant entertained audiences with attacking middle-order batting in both the Test matches. However, Shaw and Pant aren't the only Indians to have climbed 46