World Bank invests $4.5 billion to arm cities against climate change

World Bank invests $4.5 billion to arm cities against climate change

Cash-short cities with big ambitions to protect themselves from climate change will be able to tap into $4.5 billion in loans and technical support from the World Bank, working with a global alliance of cities and local governments.

IMF says devaluation of Pakistani rupee helpful for economic growth
IMF says devaluation of Pakistani rupee helpful for economic growth

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday welcomed Pakistan's recent devaluation of its currency, calling it important for economic growth.

Global shares little changed after central bank meetings
Global shares little changed after central bank meetings

European shares closed down on Thursday after policy meetings from major central banks in Europe failed to provide momentum, while the Dow and the Nasdaq Composite were down as investors waited for more information on Republicans' tax overhaul. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.07 percent.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu: Paid news a menace in society
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu: Paid news a menace in society

Paid news has become a "menace", Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today, and asked newspapers to use their "power" wisely for the benefit of society.

Maharashtra municipal election results: BJP wins 6 out of 10 local bodies
Maharashtra municipal election results: BJP wins 6 out of 10 local bodies

Continuing with its political victory march in the state of Maharashtra, the BJP claimed to have won six out of ten municipal councils or Nagar Panchayats in the state of Maharashtra.

India expects Sri Lanka to keeps its security concerns in mind: MEA
India expects Sri Lanka to keeps its security concerns in mind: MEA

India expects Sri Lanka to be mindful of its "security concerns and sensitivities", the external affairs ministry said today while reacting to the Sri Lankan government handing over the Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease last week.

Open to look at any suggestion on OBOR if sensitivities taken into account: India
Open to look at any suggestion on OBOR if sensitivities taken into account: India

India was willing to look at any suggestion if its "sensitivities" are taken into account, the external affairs ministry said today while reacting to Russia's call asking New Delhi to find a way out to join China's mega One Belt One Road connectivity initiative.

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Israel relaxes visa norms for Indians
Israel relaxes visa norms for Indians

The relaxed visa rule involves less documentation for Indians who have availed visas of Schengen countries, US, Canada, Australia or Israel and have completed their travel to these countries

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more

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