India govt asks Toyota, union to restore factory operations

Bangalore (India)- An Indian state government has ordered Japan’s Toyota and its union to restore operations at its two Indian factories after a protracted pay dispute halted work, the company said. The demand comes after unionised employees [...]

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

New Delhi  - Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, [...]

India lifts campaign ban on scandal-hit Modi aide

New Delhi  – Authorities have lifted a campaigning ban imposed on a key aide to India’s likely next prime minister Narendra Modi after he allegedly told Hindu community leaders to seek “revenge” in the country’s [...]

India gets new navy chief after deadly submarine fire

New Delhi  - India appointed a new navy chief on Thursday, nearly two months after his predecessor was forced to quit over a submarine accident that killed two sailors off the Mumbai coast. The government installed Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, [...]

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 [...]

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