Black Friday

Showing of 41 - 60 from 70 results
Black Friday - Total results - 70
'Kuch Ishq Kiya Kuch Kaam Kiya': Piyush Mishra's new book of poems unveiled
Entertainment

'Kuch Ishq Kiya Kuch Kaam Kiya': Piyush Mishra's new book of poems unveiled

Actor Piyush Mishra, who wears many hats including that of a writer, has come out with his new book "<em>Kuch Ishq Kiya Kuch Kaam Kiya",</em> an anthology of poems on love, work and restiveness written over a period of 20 years.

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey
News & Analysis

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault.

Excerpt from Black Friday: Before and after the arrest of Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict
Life

Excerpt from Black Friday: Before and after the arrest of Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict

The Supreme Court rejected Yakub Memon’s plea against the death penalty and he is now scheduled to be hanged on 30 July.

Cyber Monday sales start slow as early discounts hurt
News & Analysis

Cyber Monday sales start slow as early discounts hurt

U.S. online sales grew a smaller than expected 8 percent on Cyber Monday after web promotions before and during the Thanksgiving weekend robbed business from what has traditionally been the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping.

US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage
World

US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage

Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the United States kicked off a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage. The largest job actions were expected in New York and Washington, organisers said.

Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?
Business

Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?

Shopping at Walmart stores across the United States reached a fever pitch at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day, when employees across the United States ripped the plastic off doorbuster displays of heavily discounted merchandise.

Early start hurts Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday hits record
News & Analysis

Early start hurts Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday hits record

US retailers rolled out holiday promotions earlier in November this year, denting sales growth over the Thanksgiving weekend...

Obama and daughters go big on books on Small Business Saturday
World

Obama and daughters go big on books on Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, went on what has become an annual book shopping spree on Saturday, stopping at a bookstore to promote an event called Small Business Saturday. The First Family, in casual dress, stopped traffic in Politics and Prose, a tiny locally-owned store in Northwest Washington

White House to showcase HealthCare.gov fixes at crucial juncture
World

White House to showcase HealthCare.gov fixes at crucial juncture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two months after Obamacare's disastrous launch, senior administration officials on Sunday will seek to showcase the repairs to the government's troubled website meant to sign up millions of people who need subsidized health insurance.

U.S. calls on North Korea to release war veteran
World

U.S. calls on North Korea to release war veteran

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang has accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago. Merrill E.

Qaeda-linked group says takes foothold in West Bank, members killed
World

Qaeda-linked group says takes foothold in West Bank, members killed

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-linked group said three militants killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces last week were its members, and that their presence there showed that the Islamist network had taken root in the occupied Palestinian territory. Al Qaeda has struggled to build up significant support in the West Bank, analysts say, and the Palestinian Authority that administers the area last week denied an Israeli report the men were linked to the organisation.

Karzai accuses U.S. of cutting Afghan military supplies in security row
World

Karzai accuses U.S. of cutting Afghan military supplies in security row

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his national security council have accused the United States of cutting military supplies, including fuel, to put pressure on the country to sign a security pact, a statement from Karzai's palace said on Sunday.

North Yemen fighting kills more than 120
World

North Yemen fighting kills more than 120

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighting between Shi'ite Houthi rebels and Sunni Salafis in northern Yemen has killed more than 120 and a government official in charge of enforcing a ceasefire accused the Houthis of breaking the truce, a newspaper said on Sunday. The latest round of fighting between the Houthis and Salafis has added to the challenges facing U.S

Ukrainians stage mass rally against Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe
World

Ukrainians stage mass rally against Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago. On a day of huge emotion, which also marked the anniversary of Ukraine's 1991 referendum on independence from the Soviet Union, opposition leaders denounced Yanukovich for walking away from a pact offered by the European Union and swinging trade policy back towards Russia. "They stole the dream," heavyweight boxer-turned-opposition politician Vitaly Klitschko told the crowds on Independence Square.

New York train derailment kills four, injures 63
World

New York train derailment kills four, injures 63

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York train derailed on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63, including 11 critically, when all seven cars of a Metro-North train ran off the tracks on a curved section of the line, officials said.

Thai protesters step up action, PM forced to leave building
World

Thai protesters step up action, PM forced to leave building

BANGKOK (Reuters) - About 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a state broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. But after a day of skirmishes between protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs against riot police firing back with teargas, the demonstrators failed to breach heavily barricaded Government House, office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Syrian helicopters drop "barrel bombs" on rebel town, killing 20
World

Syrian helicopters drop &quot;barrel bombs&quot; on rebel town, killing 20

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian army helicopters bombarded the northern rebel-held town of Al-Bab for a second day on Sunday, killing 20 people including four women when they dropped improvised barrel bombs on a market district, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise because many people were severely wounded in the raid, which came a day after 26 people were killed in a similar attack on the same town by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Syria-fuelled violence kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli
World

Syria-fuelled violence kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Four people were killed by sniper fire the north Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, security sources said, raising to 10 the death toll in two days of violence fuelled by sectarian tensions over Syria's civil war.

Dow ends at record high, led by Wal-Mart shares; Nasdaq loses grip
Economy

Dow ends at record high, led by Wal-Mart shares; Nasdaq loses grip

The Dow industrials eked out a slim gain on Monday to end at another record high, after the Nasdaq topped 4,000 for the first time in 13 years and then slipped to close below that level.<br /><br />

Slain Pistorius girlfriend spoke out against gender violence
World

Slain Pistorius girlfriend spoke out against gender violence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The day before her Paralympics star boyfriend Oscar Pistorius shot her dead, Reeva Steenkamp publicly proclaimed her support for a campaign against the violence that kills thousands of women in South Africa each year. On her Twitter page on February 13, Steenkamp posted her support for a "Black Friday" campaign urging South Africans to wear black in honour of thousands of women raped and killed in the country, often by their partners