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11 October, 2014 5:10 AM Jihadists Seize Kurdish Headquarters in Syria's Kobane, Massacre Feared

Suruc, Turkey: Islamic State jihadists have captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, with a UN envoy warning thousands would likely be massacred if it falls to them. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the jihadists closing off the last escape route for civilians still in the area, prompting 8

9 October, 2014 11:54 PM Aircel case: ED set to attach Dayanidhi Maran's assets worth Rs 742 crore

NEW DELHI: Probing money laundering charges in the Aircel-Maxis case, Enforcement Directorate will soon attach properties worth over Rs 742 crore belonging to former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his family members and associates. "The attachment of properties related to proceeds of crime allegedly received by Maran brothers and associates will be done shortly 7

9 October, 2014 6:35 PM Centre Hands Over Probe to NIA, Say Sources

New Delhi/Kolkata: The Centre on Thursday decided to hand over the probe into the bomb blast in Burdwan in West Bengal to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a decision which sources in the Trinamool Congress government said was taken suo motu. The decision to hand over the case to the NIA was taken by the Centre in view of international ramifications 11

9 October, 2014 8:57 AM Shaktimaan's villan appointed as the brand ambassador of UP electricity board

Carrying on its tradition of darkness and more darkness, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has signed Shaktimaan's villian Tamraj Kilvish as its brand ambassador. The organization will also use his trademark quote "Andhera Kaayam Rahe" as its official slogan. An official from UPPCL said the decision was taken over a candle light dinner 15

9 October, 2014 5:03 AM China, EU Reportedly Close to Deal on Telecom Trade Dispute

The EU's trade chief is ready to drop an investigation into what Brussels says are illegal subsidies to Chinese makers of equipment for mobile telecom networks if China makes concessions. Imports of such equipment into the EU are worth an annual 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and bring Chinese companies into competition with European firms including 5

7 October, 2014 3:11 AM BNP asks other banks for help as dollar clearing ban nears

The French bank made the requests to JP Morgan Chase and Co , Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi in July and August, according to sources who asked not to be named because talks are confidential. Four sources with banks and trading houses in Europe and the United States said JP Morgan decided against accepting the request but other sources said talks 7

6 October, 2014 4:06 PM The Challenges of Covering PM Narendra Modi in US

A sigh laced with longing was audible when one of the senior journalists covering PM Narendra Modi's US visit spoke to me in New York. "I am missing Manmohan Singh or a Vajpayee," she said. Here we were, covering a coveted assignment - Prime Minister Modi's first visit to the true land of opportunities of all kind. The tour, toasted at the high tables 13

6 October, 2014 4:02 PM Narendra Modi and his men are like Afzal Khan’s army, Uddhav Thackeray says

OSMANABAD (Maharashtra): In the worst-ever attack yet on former ally BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday likened the ongoing poll campaign in Maharashtra by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet to an assault by Bijapur general Afzal Khan's army on Shivaji's dominion in the 17th century. "What are they up to? First Modi comes to campaign 13

6 October, 2014 9:31 AM Corporate Deals Set to Return to Pre-crisis Levels: Survey

London: After a year that's been awash with multi-billion dollar deals, the number and value of mergers and acquisitions looks set to return to pre-crisis levels over the coming 12 months, consulting firm EY said Monday. In its biannual Global Capital confidence barometer, EY said global M&A is on course to return to 2006 levels in the next year thanks 7

2 October, 2014 2:08 PM Bank Credit Growth Remains Sluggish at 9.7%

Mumbai: Credit growth of commercial banks continued to remain weak with a growth of just 9.7 per cent at Rs 61,46,526 crore for the fortnight to September 19, according to the RBI data. Bank credit was Rs 56,02,021 crore in the corresponding period last year. This was for the second consecutive fortnight that the credit growth came at sub-10 per cent. Bankers 12