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Blackstone picks up stake in Thomson Reuters; Financial & Risk Business department to be renamed as Refinitiv

Blackstone picks up stake in Thomson Reuters; Financial & Risk Business department to be renamed as Refinitiv

New York: Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business today shared a release that talks about the closing of a strategic partnership transaction between Thomson Reuters and private equity funds managed by Blackstone. Post this transaction, the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters...

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The "most dangerous country" poll should not make us defensive

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The debate on both traditional and social media this week has been focused on the poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which has ranked India as the world’s most dangerous country for women, ahead of Afghanistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Women’s rights activists and self-proclaimed patri...

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India world's most dangerous country for women: Survey

India world's most dangerous country for women: Survey

New Delhi: India is the world's most dangerous country followed by war-torn Afghanistan and Syria for women due to the high risk of sexual violence, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. Somalia and Saudi Arabia are ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the Thomson Reuters Fo...

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Billion dollar question: Why curbing smoking is important to India?

Billion dollar question: Why curbing smoking is important to India?

Image: Flickr/Ram ReddyIn January this year, the government asked for public opinion on tougher new laws to curb smoking: To raise the minimum smoking age to 21 from 18, and to ban the sale of single cigarettes, which account for 70% of nationwide cigarette sales.People responded enthusiastically; 4...

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The oddness of the Modi-Mamata bonhomie

The oddness of the Modi-Mamata bonhomie

Earlier when you thought of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee exchanging something, you could only think about barbs. Bonhomie was the last thing that came to your mind.On May 9, the venom-spitting leaders of BJP and TMC shared dais plastering a friendly smile on...

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Live: India needs formal war history: Arun Jaitley

Live: India needs formal war history: Arun Jaitley

2.05 pm:India needs formal war history: Arun JaitleyInformation and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said India must have a formal war history which every child should read. Speaking at the launch of the 'India - 2015 Reference Annual', which entered its 59th year of publication at Shast...

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Are Muslims getting Modi-fied in Bengal?

Are Muslims getting Modi-fied in Bengal?

Until recently a political non-entity in West Bengal, the BJP has emerged as the new challenger on the block that, some say, has the potential to knock out the Sardha-scam-scarred and Burdwan blast-tainted TMC government.So what is prompting this tectonic shift in Bengal politics? Ironically, the BJ...

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US lawmakers want Modi to address joint session of Congress

US lawmakers want Modi to address joint session of Congress

Denied entry to the USA in 2005, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be invited to address the joint session of the US Congress in September in Washington.According to a Reuters report, "California Republican Ed Royce, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to House S...

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Live: Notice to Kejriwal for allegations against Gadkari's firm

Live: Notice to Kejriwal for allegations against Gadkari's firm

4.07 pm:Digvijay targets Kejriwal over fundraising dinner Congress leader Digvijay Singh targeted Arvind Kejriwal for his fund-raising dinner in Bangalore questioning whether the AAP leader, who was charging Rs 20,000 per person for having a meal with them, can claim to represent the common man. H...

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Live: No question of alliance with Congress, says Nitish

Live:  No question of alliance with Congress, says Nitish

4.25 pm:No question of alliance with Congress: Nitish KumarBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said there is "no question" of an alliance between his party Janata Dal-United and the Congress, ending speculations in this regard."There is no question of an alliance between JD-U and the Congress,...

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