• Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

    November 19, 2017

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    (AFP) – A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros. The India ink and watercolour image, which went under the hammer for 505,000 euros ($595,000), shows the intrepid pair in the company of a butler in a royal […]

  • Game on: in Indian online adventure, players decide fate of trafficked child

    (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The mission is to save a teenage girl’s life. The weapons are informed choices and taking a stand, while at the end the player is asked to take a pledge to help children in real life. In “(UN)TRAFFICKED”, a new Indian online game, the aim is to prevent a 13-year-old girl […]

  • Moody’s gives Modi a boost by raising India’s sovereign bond rating

    November 17, 2017

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    MUMBAI/BENGALURU: Moody’s Investors Service upgraded its ratings on India’s sovereign bonds for the first time in nearly 14 years on Friday, saying continued progress on economic and institutional reform will boost the country’s growth potential. The agency said it was lifting India’s rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed its rating outlook to stable from […]

  • Tennis: Goffin shocks Federer, faces Dimitrov in ATP Finals decider

    November 19, 2017

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    LONDON (AFP) – David Goffin shocked overwhelming favourite Roger Federer on Saturday in the last four of the ATP Finals and will face Grigor Dimitrov for the title in the season finale. Belgium’s Goffin had never previously beaten the Swiss 19-time Grand Slam champion in six attempts and was in deep trouble after losing the […]