Risk rally on as European shares rise for fourth straight session

By Alistair Smout LONDON, Jul 12 : European shares rose on Tuesday, led by cyclical sectors responding to some improvement in economic sentiment as the S&P 500 hit a record high on Wall Street and better earnings helped auto makers. The STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.5 percent, tracking U.S. shares higher after the S&P 500 […]

Modi chairs high-level meet on Kashmir, appeals for peace

New Delhi, July 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and assured every possible assistance to the state government in maintaining law and order in the wake of the violent clashes. Modi took stock of the situation in the state at a high-level meeting in Delhi and […]

Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications

Sydney, July 12 : Boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls, a new research has revealed. The study, published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’, is based on research conducted upon more than 574,000 births over a 30-year period (1981-2011), to confirm the presence of differences in birth […]

Integration of schemes will increase farmers’ income: Meghwal

New Delhi, July 12 : Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday said interplay and integration of various banking and insurance schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, will increase farmers’ income. “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana is a revolutionary scheme… (but) all states have not implemented it yet. National Food […]

Extra security measures taken at Bangladesh airports

Dhaka, July 12 : The Bangladeshi government has been taking extra security measures at all domestic and international airports as part of its efforts to thwart any untoward terrorist incident. Bangladeshi Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday said the extra security measures have been taken in the wake of the two […]

International experts to study health effects of wood smoke

Wellington, July 12 : Pollution experts from around the world will gather in New Zealand later this month to study ways to improve public health in areas affected by wood smoke. Leading researchers in atmospheric wood smoke and its impact on health from the US, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Australia and New Zealand would launch the […]