India jails staff for 'embezzling' 17 US cents

2015-11-26 17:23

An Indian court has sentenced two medical workers to a year in prison for embezzling 17 US cents in public funds more than 25 years ago.

New Delhi says 20 Indians held hostage in Mali hotel siege

2015-11-20 16:18

Twenty Indian nationals are among the hostages being held at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako, an Indian foreign ministry spokesperson says.

Indian Railways' effort to hire disabled staff backfires

2015-11-20 12:15

An attempt by Indian Railways to recruit disabled staff backfired badly this week when candidates had to make their way up a building with no lifts or ramps, a report says.

Indian airlines fined for fuel surcharge cartel

2015-11-17 19:30

India's competition regulator has fined three domestic airlines for colluding to fix fuel surcharges for cargo transport.

Delhi street sweepers to fly to Japan for lessons

2015-11-15 22:34

Street sweepers from New Delhi will embark on an official trip to Japan and South Korea to learn more about their trade, sparking consternation among bureaucrats who usually undertake overseas tours.

Paris attacks evoke dark memories for India's Mumbai

2015-11-14 11:18

For residents of the bustling Indian city of Mumbai, the horrific attacks in Paris carry sombre echoes of a bloody series of killings in their own city seven years ago.

Delhi pollution doesn't stop Diwali fireworks

2015-11-12 19:08

Alarm over the Indian capital's pollution has not stopped a fireworks boom during the 'festival of lights'.

India's PM Modi faces revolt within party

2015-11-11 14:50

India’s prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a revolt within his Hindu nationalist party, with senior leaders questioning his leadership style after the party’s debacle in recent elections in eastern Bihar state.

India's Modi eases FDI curbs to regain momentum

2015-11-10 16:00

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has eased restrictions on foreign direct investment in a bid to revitalise economic reform momentum and halt a stock selloff.

India plans to link 37 rivers to avoid flood issues

2015-11-09 10:03

The Indian government is pushing ahead with plans to link 37 of its rivers in a $168m engineering scheme it says will solve the perennial problem of floods in some areas and droughts in others.


In & Out: Yo momma’s pitch is full of cracks

2015-11-22 15:30

Stuart Longbottom looks at "smack talk" in the world of international cricket.

India revokes James Bond's licence to kiss

2015-11-20 16:00

No kissing please. India's film censor authorities ordered kissing scenes to be cut in the latest Bond movie.

Health crisis as 774 million Indians wait for a toilet

2015-11-19 21:41

If all the people waiting to have a toilet in their homes in India are to form a queue, the line would have 774 million people and stretch to the moon, non-profit group WaterAid says.

Don't move on from the BRICS just yet

2015-11-17 10:25

Goldman Sachs' decision to merge its BRIC fund into a broader emerging-markets fund does not signal that the grouping of the economies has outlived its usefulness.

Flooding in southern India kills dozens

2015-11-14 17:57

Days of torrential rain bring widespread disruption to Tamil Nadu state.

India's Modi meets Queen ahead of speech

2015-11-13 20:59

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held talks with Queen Elizabeth in London before attending a Wembley Stadium festival.

Tiger clubbed to death by villagers in India

2015-11-12 10:53

A mob of villagers in northern India beat to death a tiger after it strayed into a poultry farm and mauled two men, police say.

Tigers left out to dry as river dammed

2015-11-10 19:02

A tiger reserve and tribal village are threatened by a plan to dam and divert an Indian river as part of a mammoth hydro-engineering scheme.

India isn't just another BRIC in the wall

2015-11-09 14:26

Not all emerging markets are the same. Could India’s policies steer growth and help insulate the country against potential global market shocks? Sukumar Rajah, MD and CIO of Franklin Local Asset Management, Asian Equity, gives his insights.

Security tightened sharply in Kashmir ahead of Modi's visit

2015-11-06 22:26

Security tightened sharply in Kashmir to prevent anti-India protests during Modi's visit

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