[ad_1] The increase in wealth has been seen from stronger retail participation, larger investments into the Indian stock markets, and gold and property purchases. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Rising disposable incomes are set to power India’s consumption story, further boosting the country’s consumer sector that is fast becoming a key driver for economic growth. India, which has relied heavily on business-to-business services and manufacturing to fuel growth, is on track to become…"Goldman Sachs predicts 100 million Indians will earn $10,000 by 2027"
[ad_1] These are the main developments as the war enters if 693rd day. Here is the situation on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Fighting At least 17 people were injured, two of them seriously, after two Russian missiles struck a residential area in the centre of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-biggest city. Rescue teams were sifting through piles of rubble to establish whether more people had been hurt after what the city’s mayor described as two “powerful explosions”.…"Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 693 | Russia-Ukraine war News"
[ad_1] In conflict zones across the world, UN humanitarian workers work under extreme conditions, but it is hard to exaggerate the risks they are facing in Gaza, where hospitals, schools, and refugee camps are not immune to the threats of bombardment. Evacuation orders continue to be issued, pushing more people south in fear for their safety. Many roads are becoming impassable as more informal sites continue to spring up. In addition, the cold winter season,…"How is the UN helping civilians in Gaza? — Global Issues"
[ad_1] This week: Fetch Ain’t Happening Not to be all “cranky millennial with a grudge,” but I can’t get over that the marketing for the new Mean Girls movie musical sells it as, “This isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls.” Especially now that I’ve seen it and can say definitively: This is exactly your mother’s Mean Girls. (The marketing assumes that either your mother was a pre-teen mom or you are somehow the target audience for…"The New ‘Mean Girls’ Is So Pointless It’s Shocking"
[ad_1] Sumi Jaladas crawled out from a doorway on her hands and knees and kneeled in the dirt in front of her corrugated steel home to watch her neighbors in the small village of Jela Para. It had just stopped raining and many women and children were out playing and dancing along a muddy, brick walkway. Most of the men were away fishing in the nearby Bay of Bengal. Jaladas, 40, said she’s never been…"‘They forgot about me’: People with disabilities in Bangladesh face increased risk during natural disasters"
[ad_1] BEIRUT — Israel launched strikes into southern Lebanon on Monday against Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia, which said one of its senior commanders had been killed there, adding to concerns that Israel’s fight against Hamas in the Gaza Strip could erupt into a wider regional war. Hezbollah and Israel have shelled and fired rockets at each other frequently over the past three months, in some of the most intense fighting along the Lebanese border since…"Death of Hezbollah commander stokes fear of widening war"
[ad_1] Firefighters working in a burning building at a site following an attack in Dnipro, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 29 December 2023. Handout/Ukrainian Emergency Service/AFP Multiple causalities have been reported after a Russian missile attack in the Ukraine town of Pokrovsk. Among those recorded dead are at least 11 people, including five children. Pokrovsk has been a previous target in the ongoing war with Russia, with a deadly attack in August 2023 that…"Ukraine says Russian missile attack kills 11 in eastern town"
[ad_1] A new batch of unsealed documents pertaining to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of teenage girls was released Thursday, adding several hundred pages to a trove of information detailing how the financier leveraged connections to the rich, powerful and famous to recruit his victims and cover up his crimes. Issued on: 05/01/2024 – 03:25 4 min The 19 documents, or about 300 pages, were half as many as the over 40 released Wednesday. The documents…"New batch of documents related to Epstein’s sexual abuse case released"
[ad_1] When the couple were married in Our Lady’s Church, the Copenhagen Cathedral, in 2004, Mary’s father turned up wearing a Scottish kilt. He stressed her Scottish roots in his speech, claiming his own clan had once helped eject the Norse from the Hebrides, off the north-west coast of Scotland. Loading Mary, who was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania, made her affinity to the land of her parents and grandparents clear through her official…"Princess Mary, future queen of Denmark, claimed by British newspapers as Scottish"
[ad_1] The first major city to see 2024 was Auckland, in New Zealand, w where fireworks were let off from its tallest building, the Sky Tower ADVERTISEMENT People across Europe are welcoming 2024 against a backdrop of heightened security concerns. Ongoing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and tensions in parts of the world, have affected this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in a myriad of ways. Many cities in Europe were deploying extra security, and…"Europe celebrates New Year amid heightened security"