India’s inflation rate flat, raising rate cut hopes

Mumbai  - India’s wholesale inflation fell to a five-and-a-half-year low driven by ongoing falls in fuel and food prices, data showed Monday, boosting expectations of an interest rate cut early next year. The Wholesale Price Index, India’s [...]

India’s secret gardener reveals 18-year labour of love

Chandigarh (India) – Deep inside his massive garden of handmade waterfalls and sculptures, Nek Chand recalls toiling away secretly in the dead of night for a staggering 18 years to create his wonderland in north India. Riding his bicycle [...]

Indian Kashmir’s tense city votes as Modi seeks power

Srinagar (India)  - Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar voted Sunday in continuing elections in the troubled Muslim-majority region, where the party of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making an unprecedented bid [...]

India court blocks Bayer generic drug appeal

New Delhi – An Indian court has rejected German drug giant Bayer’s bid to block a generic version of its blockbuster cancer treatment Nexavar by a local drugmaker, a move hailed by activists on Saturday. The judges rejected an appeal [...]

Indian police arrest ‘jihadi tweeter’

Bangalore (India)- Indian police on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old executive believed to be the handler of an influential Twitter account supporting the Islamic State group, officials said. Mehdi Masroor Biswas, employed with an Indian food [...]

Uber suspends operations in Delhi after alleged rape

New Delhi – Web-based taxi company Uber has complied with an order to stop operating in New Delhi after an Indian woman said she was raped by one of its drivers. The city government said Monday it was banning the popular but controversial [...]

India to decriminalise attempted suicide

New Delhi – India plans to decriminalise attempted suicide, raising hopes Thursday for the release of rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years. India’s junior home minister has said it would act [...]

India meet Pakistan in Champions Trophy semis

Bhubaneswar  - Arch-rivals India and Pakistan set up a potentially explosive semi-final clash in the Champions Trophy field hockey after recording identical 4-2 wins over fancied opponents on Thursday. Hosts India, the former masters of the [...]

Sanctions-hit Putin seals energy deals in India

New Delhi – Russia will build 10 more nuclear reactors in energy-starved India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday, after talks with President Vladimir Putin aimed at shoring up ties between the long-time allies. Putin is in New [...]

Christie’s celebrates modernists at 2nd India auction

Mumbai  - Christie’s hopes to consolidate its foothold in the Indian art market Thursday with only its second sale in the country, showcasing a range of work by homegrown modern artists. The London-based auction house is offering 80 [...]

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