Indian police arrest ‘godman’ after violent stand-off

Barwala (India) – Police on Wednesday arrested a guru after a violent stand-off with thousands of followers at his sprawling ashram in northern India, where the bodies of four women and a child have been found. Supporters of self-styled [...]

India Ranbaxy shares dive as sues FDA over drug row

New Delhi  - Shares of India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories slumped over five percent Wednesday after it announced it had sued the US Food and Drug Administration for revoking approvals for its generic versions of two top-selling drugs. The [...]

India police uncover bodies after storming guru’s ashram

Barwala (India)  - Police discovered five bodies on Wednesday after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India and another of the man’s followers died in hospital, an officer said. Director general of police SN Vashisht said [...]

India’s Modi in Fiji to meet Pacific leaders

Suva (Fiji) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by cheering crowds clamouring for selfies when he visited Fiji on Wednesday to hold talks with Pacific island leaders about increasing his country’s engagement in the [...]

Sterilisation deaths spotlight India drug safety record

New Delhi – The deaths of 13 Indian women allegedly given tainted antibiotics after undergoing sterilisation surgery have raised fresh questions about India’s giant drug industry, already under international scrutiny over its troubled [...]

India needs to step up reforms to spur growth: OECD

New Delhi  - India’s economy is coming out of its worst slowdown in a quarter-century, but needs major structural reforms if it is to return to pre-2011 growth levels, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) [...]

New modern metro threatens India’s historic Pink City

Jaipur (India) – As she expertly leads tourists past honking cars and rickshaws to a majestic dusty-pink palace, Sunita Sharma voices fears for the northeastern Indian city’s historic landmarks as a new transport link looms large. Authorities [...]

India quarantines man from Liberia recovering from Ebola

New Delhi  - India has quarantined a man who was cured in Liberia of Ebola but showed traces of the disease in his semen samples after arriving in the country, the health ministry said late Tuesday. The 26-year-old Indian national showed a [...]

India’s ‘untouchable’ toilet cleaners forge new lives

Nekpur (India) – For nearly four decades, Kela Devi worked for a pittance emptying her high-caste neighbours’ toilets with her bare hands in the small Indian village where she lives. But in the last two years she has turned her [...]

India, Australia vow closer security and trade ties

Sydney  - India and Australia vowed closer defence and security ties while stressing the importance of economic cooperation a day after Canberra sealed a huge trade pact with fellow Asian superpower China. India’s charismatic leader [...]

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