From the Editor's Desk If it seems like terrorist attacks are happening more and more often, it's because they are. Last year marked the biggest annual rise in deaths caused by terrorism, with more than 32,000 people killed in attacks around the world. The Institute for Economics and Peace has compiled its annual Global Terrorism Index and looked at the figures from 2000 to the end of 2014. It found terrorism is rising dramatically and private citizens are increasingly the targets. But only a tiny fraction of terrorist attacks occur in Western nations, and of those, only one in five is perpetrated by Islamic extremists. Not surprisingly, where deaths caused by terrorism are increasing (Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria), there's a corresponding increase in people seeking asylum. About 70 per cent of registered refugees come from the 20 deadliest countries for terrorist attacks.
The Modi Government's Panama Siesta The lame, languid and lackadaisical manner in which the Modi Sarkar has responded to the global Panama Papers money-laundering scandal is a manifestation of its dubious intentions. Of course, in characteristic style, there is a lot of media spin given to cosmetic gestures -- it's like putting a lipstick on a pig.
Is India the Next China? India may be the worlds fastest growing economy, but its still not large enough to pull up global growth the way China could over the past decade when the dragon was growing at double digit rates.
Malaysia shuts down first sharia-compliant airlines Rayani Air Kuala Lumpur, June 13: Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said Monday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching aviation regulations. The carrier launched only in December with Muslim flight crew wearing the hijab while non-Muslim members were forbidden from wearing revealing clothing. In-flight meals were completely halal …
Now shop with Ola Money on Ebay, YepMe and AskmeBazaar Ola Money, the digital payment solution from Ola – a mobile app for transportation, has announced that its partnership with leading online marketplaces eBay, YepMe and AskmeBazaar will allow customers to pay with one touch from their Ola Money wallet.
MobiKwik partners with Central Mall to build India's first chain of cashless malls Zee Media Bureau New Delhi: MobiKwik, the online payment company joined hands with the leading lifestyle brand Central Mall to present India its first chain of cashless malls. Under this grand collaboration 32 Central Malls in 20 cities go cashless from today and will accept only MobiKwik for payments. Presently in India MobiKwik hold the highest reach in offline cashless payments and has over 30 millions users with 100000 retailers.
Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26B : How will the efforts align? By Mahesh Murthy When I first heard about this merger, it was surprising, but on giving it a little thought, it made a significant bit of sense. Sense at second thought Microsoft is, to start with, quite an also-ran player in the internet consumer stakes – one which has basically turned out to be a …
Uber slashes UberGO tariff in Delhi-NCR to match arch rival Ola's fare San Francisco-based cab aggregator Uber has slashed the tariff of its low-cost offering UberGO in Delhi-NCR region, indulging in yet another act of tariff war with its home-grown rival Ola, in a move that will intensify competition further. The new tariff matches Ola’s fare under its low-cost off