Daily Archives: Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Guwahati features in top 15 online shopping destinations

Guwahati: Online shopping has become very popular in the North East with Guwahati featuring among the top 15 cities across the country, according to online fashion portal Myntra.com. “Youths from the region are extremely fashion conscious and tech savvy with online shopping giving them a platform to access the best international and Indian brands at affordable prices from anywhere,” Myntra.com co-founder Ashutosh Lawania told [Full Article...]

UPA romancing with poverty

By Nantoo Banerjee   Why make so much fuss about India’s poor and the government’s so-called poverty alleviation programmes? Under the Planning Commission definition, even rag pickers may not qualify to be identified as ‘poor.’ It isn’t easy to define poverty, leave alone attaching an income benchmark to it, in a highly complex and predominantly impoverished society such as India and the sundry nature [Full Article...]

Act on Syria only after full proof: India

St. Petersburg: In an implied rejection of US position on Syria, India says action on the West Asian country must not only be taken after conclusive proof from neutral inspectors on the use of chemicals weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime, but should be under the auspices of the UN. At a dinner late Wednesday hosted for G20 leaders by Russian President Vladimir Putin, [Full Article...]

Egypt govt dissolves Brotherhood

CAIRO: Egypt’s army-backed government has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organisation, the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Friday, pressing a crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Mursi’s movement. The decision applies to the NGO registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the group had no legal status and marks a legal challenge to Mursi’s movement as [Full Article...]