India pursuing ‘neighbourhood first’ policy with vigour: Jaishankar

Pokhara (Nepal), March 16 : India is pursuing with “renewed vigour” its “neighbourhood first” policy, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Wednesday. “As far as India is concerned, we are pursuing with renewed vigour our ‘neighbourhood first’ policy which also translates into priority for our Saarc initiatives,” Jaishankar said while addressing the 42nd meeting of […]

Can mindfulness meditation provide drug-free pain relief?

New York, March 16 : Mindfulness meditation may provide an alternative to usual drug-based pain relieving pills, especially to those suffering from chronic pain, suggests new research. Mindfulness meditation, an essential element of Buddhist practice, involves sitting comfortably, focusing on your breathing, and bringing your attention to the present moment. It is especially useful for […]

China to avoid massive layoffs: Premier Li

Beijing, March 16 : China will balance reform and development and avoid massive layoffs while cutting overcapacity, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday. China is determined to press ahead with its agenda, and reform and development are not in conflict, as pursuing structural reforms can further release market vitality and drive economic growth, Xinhua quoted […]

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Saarc meeting in Nepal

New Delhi, March 16 : India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday left for Saarc foreign ministerial level meeting scheduled for Thursday in Nepal’s Pokhara city. “Leaving for Nepal. EAM @sushmaswaraj departs for the 37th SAARC foreign ministerial-level meeting in Pokhara,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said in a tweet. Swaraj is also […]

Instagram to show posts according to user’s interest

New York, March 16 : Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram is testing a new feature for more personalised feed that would show posts according to the user’s interest. The reorganised feed relies on an algorithm to sort images and videos based on what users are likely to be most interested in, resembling the feature of its […]

Analysts cut Singapore growth forecast in 2016: Survey

Singapore, March 16 : With the manufacturing sector, together with the finance and insurance sector, expected to contract further, analysts have lowered forecast for Singapore’s economy growth this year from 2.2 percent to 1.9 percent, according to Wednesday’s quarterly survey by the MAS. According to the Monetary Authority of Singapore survey, which polled 24 analysts […]