India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Bangalore (India)  - India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines. Voters [...]

Bollywood urges voters to shun Modi’s party

Mumbai  - More than 50 Bollywood filmmakers, actors and writers on Wednesday urged Indians not to vote for the party of Hindu nationalist hardliner Narendra Modi in the ongoing general election. The group signed an appeal calling on Indians [...]

Surge in voter turnout in Indian polls

New Delhi  - Turnout in India’s multi-phase election is so far almost eight percentage points higher than last time, data showed Wednesday, reflecting enthusiasm for polls expected to bring the opposition Hindu nationalists to power. Polling [...]

India Supreme Court Recognizes Transgenders as Third Party

India’s Supreme Court has granted legal recognition to transgender people, recognizing them as a third gender deserving of equal rights. The landmark ruling Tuesday directs federal and state governments to include qualifying transgender [...]

Diageo doubles bid for India’s United Spirits, shares surge

London :  Diageo launched on Tuesday a new $1.9-billion offer to take control of Indian whisky maker United Spirits as the British drinks giant chases expansion in emerging markets. The doubled offer worth 1.4 billion euros comes after Diageo [...]

Modi’s double in demand in Indian election

Mumbai :  A Mumbai steel manufacturer is finding himself much in demand during India’s election season thanks to his uncanny resemblance to prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi. Sporting a grey-white beard, glasses and the politician’s [...]

India inflation accelerates, rate cut hopes dashed

New Delhi – India’s inflation accelerated in March to a three-month high, data showed Tuesday, dashing hopes of an interest rate cut to boost the struggling economy. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI), the closest watched cost-of-living [...]

India’s Infosys sees profit leap by 25%, beats forecasts

Bangalore (India) :  Indian outsourcing giant Infosys on Tuesday reported quarterly net profit rose by a surprise 25 percent, lifted by new European and US contracts, as it forecast an increase in annual revenues. The Nasdaq-listed firm announced [...]

Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll

New Delhi :  India’s Hindu nationalist opposition party and its allies are on course to win an overall parliamentary majority in the world’s biggest election currently underway, according to a new poll. The survey by the NDTV network [...]

Second book claims Indian PM weak, indecisive

New Delhi  – A second book published Monday accuses India’s premier of being weak and unable to stem corruption on his watch, further embarrassing the ruling Congress party in the midst of a bitter poll campaign. The new book has [...]

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