India raises defence budget modestly

2015-03-01 13:42

I allocated a modest 7.9% increase in defence spending for the fiscal year, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military's long wish list.

Court clears 6 of killing Britons in India riots

2015-02-27 16:26

A court in India has cleared six men of murdering four people including three British nationals during 2002 religious riots in the prime minister's home state of Gujarat.

India aims for $137bn railway investment

2015-02-26 17:30

India's government unveiled plans on to invest $137bn in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure.

UN climate head resigns amid sex claims

2015-02-24 21:27

The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him.

Climate experts meet despite chief's sex scandal

2015-02-23 13:18

Climate scientists are going on with a scheduled meeting in Kenya despite the absence of the United Nations' top climate change official who faces sexual harassment allegations.

Indian river, protected by a curse, faces modern world

2015-02-22 21:05

For centuries, it was a curse that saved the river. But if bad news saved the river, good news now threatens to destroy it. The modern world may be the most dangerous curse of all.

Gang raped in India - Nigerian woman

2015-02-20 22:16

Police in Delhi have arrested four men in connection with the alleged gang rape of a Nigerian woman in a moving car, the latest in a series of sex attacks in the Indian capital.

India central bank clamps down on 'lazy banking'

2015-02-20 11:07

The Reserve Bank of India is getting tougher on the country's banks in an attempt to ensure they push interest rate cuts through the financial system.

India pressured to explain who blew up Pakistani boat

2015-02-18 19:27

The Indiam government is under pressure to explain what caused a Pakistani fishing boat to explode, killing four people on board in mysterious circumstances.

India PM slams religious violence after church attacks

2015-02-17 12:41

Indian PM Narendra Modi pledged firm action against the perpetrators of religious attacks and warned against efforts to incite hatred against minorities after a series of attacks on churches.


No big bang Indian budget

2015-03-01 13:37

Indian announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work.

Former UN climate panel chief barred from leaving India

2015-02-26 19:43

A court has barred the former chairperson of the UN climate panel from leaving India, where he faces charges of sexually harassing a woman at his New Delhi energy institute.

Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu fears

2015-02-25 19:58

An Indian city has banned big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide.

US, India concerned over ex-Maldives president's arrest

2015-02-24 11:10

The US and India have voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.

Modi bets on GM crops for India

2015-02-23 11:00

Allowing GM crops is critical to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity, as urbanisation is devouring arable land.

Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution

2015-02-22 17:15

Allowing GM crops is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of boosting dismal farm productivity in India, where urbanisation is devouring arable land.

India insists: Obama's tree is not dead

2015-02-20 14:35

Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.

Monkey set to inherit fortune from childless couple

2015-02-19 19:40

A childless couple in India has decided to bequeath their entire property - house, land and bank deposits - to their pet monkey, news reports say.

Angry Indian bride marries guest after groom has seizure

2015-02-18 15:58

Two wedding guests were briefly detained in northern India for assault, police say, after the bride reportedly rejected her groom who had a seizure in favour of another guest.

Baby falls through train toilet, survives

2015-02-17 12:41

A baby delivered inside the lavatory of an Indian train slipped through the toilet bowl to fall on the rail tracks but survived, news reports say.

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