India court upholds booze ban in Kerala tourism state

New Delhi  - An Indian court on Thursday upheld a ban on alcohol served in most bars in the southern tropical state of Kerala popular with tourists, in a major blow to hoteliers. The Kerala High Court backed the state government’s plans [...]

India dynasty flounders 30 years after Gandhi killing

New Delhi  - When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family’s status as India’s natural-born rulers. But [...]

India banks’ soured loans hit 3-year high: Moody’s

New Delhi – Soured loans in India’s banking system are at a three-year high, global credit rating agency Moody’s said Wednesday, as it warned that a muted economic recovery means the sector’s outlook could stay bleak. Worries [...]

India’s Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam’s defences

New Delhi  - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Tuesday to strengthen Vietnam’s military following talks between leaders of the two allies, in a move likely to rankle neighbouring nuclear-armed giant China. Modi said India [...]

India’s top court slams failure to form Delhi government

New Delhi – India’s top court lambasted top officials Tuesday for dragging their feet in forming a new government in the national capital more than eight months after the last administration resigned in chaos. New Delhi, a city [...]

India officials redfaced over video of child cleaners

Lucknow (India)  - Officials in one of India’s most populous states were left red-faced on Monday after a video emerged showing children cleaning up a medical college in preparation for a top politician’s visit. The video, broadcast [...]

Cyclone Nilofar due to slam into India, Pakistan

Ahmedabad (India)  - Indian officials were preparing Monday to evacuate residents and stockpile food as they braced for another “very severe cyclonic storm” due to slam into the country’s west coast and neighbouring Pakistan. Cyclone [...]

Family tortures, kills Indian woman for ‘witchcraft’

Raipur (India)  - A woman has been tortured and beaten to death by her in-laws in central India on suspicion of being a witch and practising black magic, police said Monday. Police in the central state of Chhattisgarh said relatives attacked [...]

India reveals names in quest for hidden foreign assets

New Delhi  - India’s government revealed Monday the names of three businessmen accused of illegally stashing funds in foreign bank accounts as it seeks to recover billions of untaxed dollars parked abroad. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata [...]

Delhi chokes on toxic smog after festival of lights

New Delhi  - Thick smoke hung over New Delhi this week as millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, but calls for a boycott highlighted growing concerns over air quality in one of the world’s most polluted cities. Pollution [...]

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