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India sells 10% stake in biggest coal producer

2015-01-30 18:00

The Indian government has sold a 10% stake in state-run Coal India in the biggest offering ever on the domestic equity market.

Police arrest Indian editor over Charlie Hebdo

2015-01-29 14:57

Police have arrested editor of a Mumbai newspaper for reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed from satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

India to sell 10% Coal India stake

2015-01-28 18:00

India will sell up to 10% of state-controlled Coal India in a deal that could raise close to $4bn as part of a government push to sell off assets.

Obama warns India over religious divisions

2015-01-27 15:38

President Obama has warned India it would not succeed if it splintered along religious lines, sounding a note of caution after two days of mostly upbeat talks with the country's Hindu leader.

Indian president slams nation's failures

2015-01-26 13:07

President Pranab Mukherjee gave a stern assessment of India 65 years after it declared itself a republic, criticising parliamentary dysfunction and the overuse of decrees.

Obama announces nuclear 'breakthrough' on India trip

2015-01-25 16:30

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade.

Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to warm start

2015-01-25 09:49

Signalling his determination to take relations with the US to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug the US president.

Obama heads to India to breathe ‘filthy ‘air

2015-01-23 12:58

When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.

Kashmir shutdown over Charlie Hebdo's cartoon

2015-01-23 11:33

Businesses and shops have closed in Kashmir due to a strike called by separatists and religious parties protesting the publication of a caricature of Muhammad in the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo.

Bomb blast kills 2 in eastern India

2015-01-23 10:42

A crude bomb has exploded outside a courtroom in eastern India, killing two people and wounding ten, reports say, just days before Republic Day ceremonies.

India's tiger population jumps

2015-01-20 17:39

India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, has reported a jump in the animal's numbers.

Visiting Indian minister focuses on SA businesses

2015-01-19 17:27

India's Union Minister for micro, small and medium enterprises is visiting SA, leading a delegation representing the micro, small and medium industries.

Indian man arrested for trying to bury daughter alive

2015-01-17 16:30

Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly trying to bury alive his 9-year-old daughter in the northeastern state of Tripura, police say.

India rhino poachers shot dead

2015-01-14 19:00

Three rhinoceros poachers have been shot dead by forest guards in an Indian nature reserve.

Delhi court charges Uber driver in rape case

2015-01-13 17:28

A New Delhi court has charged an Uber cab driver with the rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation of a 25-year-old woman who hired the taxi service for a ride home.

India bans burning cow dung near Taj Mahal

2015-01-13 14:11

India has banned the burning of cow dung near the Taj Mahal amid fears the famed white-marbled mausoleum was turning yellow from air pollution, an official says.

Bad bootleg liquor kills 28 in India

2015-01-13 12:46

A bad batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 28 people and sent 160 others to hospitals in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

$4bn India solar factory planned, demand climbs

2015-01-12 15:24

SunEdison is planning a $4bn factory in India to supply the country’s booming market for clean power.

India online property bubble blooms

2015-01-12 12:16

Driven by expectations that years of property market slowdown may come to an end soon, investment in online property portals has jumped five-fold to $193m in 2014.

Wawrinka makes it 3 in Chennai

2015-01-11 17:00

Stan Wawrinka's preparations for the Australian Open seems to be on track as he cruises to the Chennai Open win.

Modi promises stable taxes

2015-01-11 13:15

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to pursue predictable policies and ensure stable taxes in a bid to attract global investors.

Indian politician: Paris massacre justified

2015-01-09 14:05

Indian police are investigating a regional political leader who reportedly claimed the massacre at France's satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was justified, calling for the Islamist attackers to be rewarded.

Govt fires employee who skipped work for 24yrs

2015-01-08 20:14

An Indian government engineer has finally been fired after last appearing for work in December 1990.

Indian official sacked for pulling 24-year sickie

2015-01-08 17:23

An Indian public official has been sacked for talking leave 24 years and never returning t his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry says.

 

Indian 'rape victim' sues Uber in the US

2015-01-30 09:36

A woman who alleges an Uber driver raped her in the Indian capital is suing the online taxi service in a US court, accusing it of failing to provide passenger safety.

India fires top foreign office official

2015-01-29 11:40

The Indian government has fired its top foreign ministry official, replacing her with its current ambassador to the US.

Swine flu kills over 100 across India

2015-01-28 17:39

Swine flu has caused more than 100 deaths and infected hundreds more people in India this year, officials say.

No chance of beating climate change without India - Obama

2015-01-27 14:00

President Barack Obama has warned that the world doesn’t "stand a chance against climate change" unless developing countries such as India reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Obama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India

2015-01-25 10:05

President Barack Obama has opened a three-day visit to India aimed at turning his personal chemistry with PM Minister Narendra Modi into progress on the climate change, defence and economics.

Uber emails alleged rape victim promoting Delhi return

2015-01-25 08:19

Uber sent an email promoting its return in New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, her lawyer has revealed.

Uber to resume operations in Delhi

2015-01-23 11:33

Uber has applied for a radio taxi licence and hopes to restart operations in New Delhi, where it was banned after allegations that one of its drivers raped a female passenger.

India cleans up for Obama Taj Mahal trip

2015-01-23 11:15

India's Taj Mahal and its surrounding area will be cleaned ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Indian PM: Stop killing unborn girls

2015-01-22 19:08

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implored his country to stop killing unborn girls, warning that its growing gender imbalance would have serious consequences.

Air India to cut costs by $226.6m

2015-01-19 18:30

State-owned carrier Air India is attempting to cut annual costs by $226.6m after the government ordered the loss-making airline to improve its finances.

3 burn to death in Hindu-Muslim clash

2015-01-19 15:43

At least three Muslim villagers have been burned to death after their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in eastern India.

Delhi rape victim to sue Uber in US

2015-01-16 22:30

A 27-year-old woman allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver in December plans to sue the smartphone-based taxi service for negligence in US courts.

India makes surprise early rate cut

2015-01-15 13:15

The Reserve Bank of India has surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut in interest rates and signalled it could do more.

102 bodies found in the Ganges

2015-01-14 14:32

Authorities are investigating how 102 bodies, many of them of children, ended up in an offshoot of the Ganges River in northern India.

US, Pakistan to intensify fight against terror

2015-01-13 14:45

The US and Pakistan have vowed to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability.

Dozens go blind after surgery with suspected infected tools

2015-01-13 13:18

Fifteen people, mostly elderly women, have lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts.

14 dead, dozens ill from alcohol poisoning in India

2015-01-12 22:21

At least 14 people have died and dozens of others were seriously ill after consuming toxic liquor in northern India, officials say.

Australia to export uranium to India - Rio Tinto

2015-01-12 14:36

Rio Tinto expects to start exporting Australian uranium to India as soon as safeguards are in place to restrict its use to power generation.

Media moguls eye Indian businessman

2015-01-12 11:32

Indian businessman Navin Bhartia's internet habits are making him a dream customer for billionaire foreign media moguls like Rupert Murdoch.

India on brink of quantum leap, says Modi

2015-01-11 15:30

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to address key concerns of foreign investors, saying Asia's third-largest economy, has big plans.

India's deficit targets in jeopardy

2015-01-09 15:45

A weak recovery from India's longest growth slowdown in decades is pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advisers to consider loosening fiscal deficit targets.

India says coal reforms to continue

2015-01-09 08:45

India says it will stick to its plans to open up the coal industry to private firms and sell a stake in the state-run company.

India police probe ‘godman’ for castrating followers

2015-01-08 18:30

Indian police said they are investigating a popular self-styled godman for allegedly encouraging 400 followers to undergo castrations at his ashram so they could get closer to god.

Indian academics at odds over ancient 'pioneer' claims

2015-01-08 10:04

Indian academics are furiously debating a series of sensational claims, including that ancient Hindu sages were the pioneers of aviation and algebra, amid warnings the claims could undermine the country's burgeoning scientific reputation.

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