Clock ticking on India’s bad bank debts under bankruptcy law

Clock ticking on India’s bad bank debts under bankruptcy law

India’s central bank plans to use insolvency laws against more corporate defaulters to speed up resolution of the country’s bad loans that have swelled to $180bn.

Germany’s shrinking steel industry collides with key state vote

Germany’s shrinking steel industry collides with key state vote

The threat of Thyssenkrupp shedding thousands of steel jobs in Germany’s most populous state is turning into a campaign issue less than two weeks before the biggest electoral test heading into the national vote in September.

Violations reported

Violations reported

In January, Al Rayyan Municipality conducted 740 regular food health inspection tours, in addition to three sudden inspections, where 104 violations reports were issued with 88 being reconciled after paying the fines.

Sasikala stakes claim to form government

Sasikala stakes claim to form government

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary V K Sasikala yesterday staked her claim to form the government in Tamil Nadu during her meeting with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, the party said.

QIA, BRF buy Turkey’s top poultry producer

QIA, BRF buy Turkey’s top poultry producer

BRF SA and the Qatar Investment Authority formed a joint venture to buy Turkey’s biggest poultry producer for $470mn in a bid to expand in halal food markets, sending shares of Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii to a 12-year high.

Suspected IS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial

Suspected IS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial

An alleged Islamic State jihadist accused of scoping out potential targets for an attack in Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag building, went on trial in Germany on Wednesday.

Spurs fete five-time champion Duncan, Wizards top Clippers

Spurs fete five-time champion Duncan, Wizards top Clippers

The scoreline in San Antonio read 113-100 on Sunday, but the number that really mattered to the Spurs was 21.

Qatar Charity, ICSS sign partnership to strengthen sport values

Qatar Charity, ICSS sign partnership to strengthen sport values

Qatar Charity has announced the signing of a co-operation agreement with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), under the framework of its Save a Dream initiative, to help strengthen and enhance the role of sport in empowering young people and encouraging social development and cohesion

Janet Jackson confirms she's pregnant at 50

Janet Jackson confirms she's pregnant at 50

Pop superstar Janet Jackson has confirmed that she is pregnant with her first child at age 50 -- and has the baby bump to prove it.

Violence escalates in South African student protest

Violence escalates in South African student protest

Protesters at South Africa's Wits University attacked police vehicles with rocks and overturned another on Tuesday, as violence in nationwide demonstrations over high tuition fees escalated.

Trainee pilot dies in army jet crash

Trainee pilot dies in army jet crash

A Vietnamese trainee pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed into a rice field, an official said yesterday, the third deadly military plane accident since June.

Son of drug lord "El Chapo" could be among Mexico kidnapped

Son of drug lord "El Chapo" could be among Mexico kidnapped

A son of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman could be among a group of people kidnapped from a restaurant in the Pacific Mexican tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.