India fireworks factory blast kills eight

New Delhi  - An explosion at a firecracker factory in southern India killed at least eight people on Monday, a day before the start of a major festival, reports said. Fireworks are a major feature of celebrations during the five-day Hindu [...]

India boss gives workers lavish gifts ahead of Diwali festival

Ahmedabad (India)  - A generous boss in western India has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and thousands of dollars worth of diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty. The diamond merchant from the city of Surat presented [...]

India frees diesel prices, easing state grip on economy

Top south Indian politician freed on bail

New Delhi  - A powerful south Indian film-star turned-politician, jailed last month for corruption, was freed on bail Saturday and drew a jubilant reception from supporters. Hundreds of loyal fans lined up to cheer 66-year-old Jayalalithaa [...]

Indian property giant DLF appeals trading ban

New Delhi – India’s biggest property developer DLF, barred for three years from raising money on financial markets over allegations it sought to defraud investors, said on Saturday it was appealing the ruling. DLF said it had filed [...]

India top court grants popular jailed politician bail

New Delhi – India’s top court granted bail Friday to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption, a ruling that sparked jubilation in her home state. Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 66, an ex-film [...]

India signs up with FIFA’s anti-corruption watchdog

New Delhi  - India’s football chiefs have inked a deal with FIFA to ensure the Indian Super League and other domestic competitions are corruption free, the world governing body said. Early Warning System (EWS), a FIFA subsidiary, and [...]

India’s Modi unveils reforms to boost manufacturing

New Delhi – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a string of labour reforms, seeking to fulfil a pledge to boost the country’s manufacturing sector. Modi, whose right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power [...]

India’s top court summons police over missing children

New Delhi  - India’s top court on Thursday summoned the police chiefs of two states to justify their record on tracking down missing children, acting on a petition from new Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s child rights [...]

Low-caste Indian boy burnt to death over straying goat

Patna (India) – A low-caste teenage boy was burnt to death in eastern India for letting his goat stray into paddy fields belonging to a high-caste farmer, police said Thursday. Police arrested the farmer thought responsible for the attack [...]

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