Malaysia 1MDB scandal: Investigators say about $4bn may be missing from fund

About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from a fund owned by the Malaysian state, a prosecutor says.
The 1MDB fund was set up in 2009 to pay for major new economic and social developments in Malaysia.
Last year, Swiss authorities opened an investigation into 1MDB after it amassed more than …


Rahul Gandhi joins protesters at Hyderabad varsity

About 20 students from Osmania University also join the protest, demanding the resignation of the vice-chancellor.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, along with former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Congress leader P.A. Sangma, on Saturday sat on fast with the agitating students of the…

Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito: health minister

Municipal agents spray anti Zika mosquitos chimical product at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: AFP)

Rio De Janerio: Brazil’s health minister says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects but…


Passport first, verification later for first-timers

Annexure-1 of the passport application form lays out the format of the affidavit declaring “no criminal record” of the applicant.

Liberalising the passport system, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday announced the government’s decision to do away with police v…


Five firsts at Republic Day 2016

French Military Band along with the contingent of the 35th Infantry Regiment seen marching during the 67th Republic Day Celebration at Rajpath in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo : R. V. Moorthy
The 67th Republic Day celebrations had many firsts. Here are they:
1 .For the first time in the history of…


Congress plea on Arunachal to go before Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to take up for hearing before a Constituton Bench a writ petiton filed by the Congress party challenging the constitutionality of the Union Cabinet recommendation and subsequent imposition of President’s Rule in the sensitive border State of Arunachal…


Rupee advances 10 paise against dollar in early trade

A higher opening in domestic stock markets also helped the rupee strengthen against the dollar
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated 10 paise to 67.53 against the dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange in early trade on January 25, on increased selling of the US currency by banks and exporters.