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Business as usual at Asia’s largest prison

Asia’s largest prison, Delhi’s Tihar Jail is notorious for its overcrowding and tough criminals, but a new business endeavor may help inmates get a sense of self-worth. Taking its first step into online retailing, the Indian capital’s Tihar Jail is offering goods over the Internet made by inmates, including murderers and kidnappers, producing a wide variety of baked goods, furniture, ... Read More »

World Bank raises China growth outlook

BEIJING – China’s rapid growth is easing to a manageable pace and Beijing can do more to reconfigure its economy to promote domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade, the World Bank said Wednesday. Inflation that has risen steadily this year should level off and is unlikely to be a serious problem, the bank said in a quarterly China outlook. ... Read More »

BlackBerry Service to Continue in India

Research in Motion (RIM) and the Indian government seem to have reached a temporary agreement in their battle over the monitoring of RIM’s networks in the country. “Following the continuing discussion of RIM with the Government of India on the issue of providing access for lawful interception, RIM has set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BBM (BlackBerry ... Read More »

Obama’s India visit will have tangible results: US

Underscoring the “significance” that US puts on its “important economic relationship” with India, the White House hopes to have “some tangible results” from President Barack Obama’s visit to India. “Look, obviously, this is an important relationship,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Tuesday when asked how the President was preparing for his trip to India in early ... Read More »

Toronto cop butt of jokes worldwide, sues YouTube

Posting online comments or YouTube videos anonymously may soon be over if some recent cases are anything to go by. A Toronto cop, who was mocked after videos of his actions during the G-20 summit in Toronto in June were posted on YouTube, is suing Google for $1.2 million in damages and seeking the identity of user `theforcebewithme’ who posted ... Read More »

What makes Rajinikanth the Boss?

When Salman Khan did his turn as Chulbul Pandey in Dabanng, he was hailed as North India’s Rajinikanth… till the real star decided to stand up and be counted. And, how! His film Robot (Endhiran) released with an unheard of 2,000 prints worldwide at a Rs 160-crore budget and made Rs 950 million in the opening weekend. Remarks trade analyst Taran ... Read More »