Moving beyond brownfield assets for infrastructure investors

Taponeel Mukherjee IANS Given the size of the Indian economy and expectations of future growth, infrastructure remains a crucial area of focus for both financial and strategic investors alike. As capital flow gradually picks up in the sector over the last five years and operational assets are bought out, the obvious question is: What next […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 29

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 29 Reuters 1945 – The terms of surrender of the German armies in Italy were signed; Venice and Mestre were captured by the Allies; in Berlin, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun, but also made his will naming Admiral Karl Doenitz as his successor. […]

Today in History: April 28

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on April 28: 1923 – First-ever Wembley FA Cup Final. 1936 – King Faud I of Egypt died and was succeeded by his son, Farouk I. 1945 – The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was executed by partisans near Lake Como, one day after being caught. […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 25

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 25 Reuters 1915 – Australian and New Zealand troops stormed ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey, in World War One as part of a British-led Allied force. Some 7,000 Australians and 2,000 New Zealanders were killed during the eight-month battle against Turkish forces. 1945 – […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 24

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 24 Reuters 1916 – The Easter Rising, an insurrection aimed at setting up an Irish Republic, began in Dublin. 1926 – Russo-German Treaty signed. 1939 – Robert Menzies became Australian prime minister, succeeding Joseph Lyons who died earlier in the month. 1975 – […]

Who are Sri Lanka’s Christians?

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross Nearly 300 people were killed in several coordinated bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter. Several Christian communities spread across the island nation were targeted in the attack: Suicide bombers detonated one set of bombs at churches in the cities of Colombo and Negombo […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 23

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 23 Reuters 1928 – Life and death of playwright William Shakespeare celebrated. 1941 – King George of the Hellenes and the Greek government fled the Greek mainland as German forces advanced in World War Two; the Greek army surrendered. 1998 – James Earl […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 22

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 22 Reuters 1915 – The second battle of Ypres started when German troops released clouds of deadly chlorine gas on British troops. It was the first major gas attack of World War One. 1969 – The British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston arrived at Falmouth […]

India needs a strong leader, strong nation

Jayanta Ghosal IANS I am a human being – Homo sapiens. But does that mean I am poor, brutish, nasty and small? That is what Thomas Hobbes had thought. Machiavelli’s prince had also said that if you want to control people, the masses, the electorate – then you’ve to keep a whip in your hand […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 18

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 18 Reuters 1906 – An earthquake struck San Francisco. The quake and resulting fires devastated the city, leaving over 200,000 people homeless and some 1,000 dead. 1955 – Albert Einstein, German-born scientist and mathematician, died. He formulated the theory of relativity and won […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 17

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 17 Reuters 1957 – Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrived back in Athens after a 13-month exile in the Seychelles. 1961 – U.S.-backed exiles attempted to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The attempt failed after a three-day battle in which 100 were […]

TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 16

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 16 Reuters 1912 – Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to gain a pilot’s licence, became the first female to fly a plane across the Channel from England to France. 1941 – In World War Two, German troops entered Sarajevo in Yugoslavia and […]

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