IOC chief’s visit fuels talk of Indian bid

New Delhi – IOC supremo Thomas Bach will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday amid growing expectations that one of the Olympics’ perennial underachievers may make its first bid to host the Games. Even if hosting [...]

India restricts US charity Ford Foundation’s funding

New Delhi  – India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organisations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said Friday. A home ministry [...]

India’s Infosys gives muted earnings, stock falls

Chennai (India)- Indian software giant Infosys Technologies saw its shares dip nearly seven percent Friday after it reported a single digit rise in yearly revenues and also missed quarterly profit estimates. The country’s second largest [...]

India’s Pachauri barred from travel for water summit

New Delhi – An Indian court Thursday barred Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned as head of the UN climate panel in February facing alleged sexual harassment charges, from travelling abroad for a water conference. The Delhi High Court denied [...]

India’s Modi urges unity after farmer suicide

New Delhi  – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all political parties Thursday to work together to help troubled farmers after one of them hanged himself at a protest over planned land reforms. News channels were dominated by [...]

Indian jewellers pull ‘racist’ ad with Bollywood star

New Delhi  – A top Indian jewellery company has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after activists slammed it as racist and for promoting child slavery. A national English newspaper [...]

Storm in eastern India kills 33

New Delhi – A powerful storm swept through India’s eastern Bihar state overnight leaving at least 33 people dead and destroying crops and properties, officials and a report said Wednesday. The storm lashed several districts across [...]

Indian farmer commits suicide at protest in capital

New Delhi  – A farmer hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in the centre of the Indian capital on Wednesday to rally against the government’s contentious reform of land purchasing laws. Television footage [...]

India plans more tiger reserves as big cat numbers jump

New Delhi  – India is planning more tiger reserves across the country, bolstered by a recent survey that shows the big cats’ numbers are growing, an official said Wednesday. Environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced in parliament [...]

India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

New Delhi  – India’s government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir. Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday [...]

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