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Referring to the February 1 order of the Maldivian Supreme Court, which overturned the convictions of political prisoners, including that of its exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed, and reinstated 12 MPs ousted for switching allegiance to the opposition, India said the order must be "implemented in ...
New Delhi - India's junior education minister, Satyapal Singh, recently declared that Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was "unscientific," on the grounds that "nobody, including our ancestors, have said or written that they ever saw an ape turning into a human being." It was a startling ...

Criminal Justice, the British drama that The Night Of is based on, originally aired on the BBC in 2008. The show will now transfer to Mumbai, where it will be remade as a ten-part series. Featuring a cast of "notable Bollywood talent both on and off screen", the show will aim to shine a light on modern India, ...
India's dependence on imported components for electric vehicles could make the country vulnerable to cyber-security breaches, according to the government's chief policy think-tank. India should manufacture the majority of the parts needed for its electric vehicle fleet as equipment shipped from overseas ...
Mumbai, India -- Some of India's biggest companies say they will invest more than $250 million in Canada, in everything from pulp mills to pharmaceuticals and the IT sector. Canadian companies, meanwhile, plan to invest $750 million in India. The news came after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent his ...

Mumbai, India -- Some of India's biggest companies say they will invest more than $250 million in Canada in the coming years in everything from pulp mills to pharmaceuticals and the IT sector. Canada, meanwhile, will invest $750 million in India. The news came after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent ...
It has reportedly agreed to sell its Southeast Asia business to local rival Grab in exchange for a stake in the business. Uber's chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said operating in developing markets was a drag on profitability. India is probably next on Uber's quit list -- it's losing out to its biggest rival Ola, and the two share a ...
Virgin Hyperloop One signed an agreement with the Indian state of Maharashtra to conduct a feasibility study and build a demonstration track that could lead to the construction of a hyperloop system between two of the state's major city centers: Mumbai and Pune.
BBC Worldwide has sold the format to mockumentary sitcom "The Office" to India, it announced Tuesday at its showcase event in Liverpool. The format was acquired for India by Aditya Birla Group's Applause Entertainment. Created in 2001 for the BBC by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, "The Office" ...
police in the western Indian city of Mumbai have arrested a man who allegedly murdered a woman he met on facebook after inviting her home. Haridas Nirgude, 25, had told police he killed her because she had refused to have sex with him, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Police said they ...
Donald Trump Jr. kicked off a tour of India on Tuesday with praise for the country's business climate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi while facing questions about potential conflicts of interest. After landing in New Delhi, President Trump's eldest son told local journalists that Modi's program of reforms ...
Balpreet Singh Boparai from the World Sikh Organisation - a non-profit outfit that claims to be working to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs - said the "snub reveals India's insecurity with Minority Rights". "The cold reception given to Prime Minister Trudeau has been noted in Canada," ...
The biggest news story in India over the last week has centred around a billionaire jeweller, Nirav Modi, who has allegedly defrauded one of India's largest banks of more than a billion dollars. Columnist Vivek Kaul explains why the case could be just a sign of a far deeper problem in India's banking system.
Without doubt, like every nation-state, India seeks its own advantage in international relationships, including within the South Asian region. But the repeated experience is that of New Delhi generating animosities, with attitudes and actions that go against its own interests. This forces one to ask from nearby ...
And in India, about 80% of farmers are smallholders - which is generally considered to mean they have two hectares or less of land. The main crops are wheat, maize, rice, millets, pulses, sugarcane and oil-seeds. Indian farmers must contend with a number of risks, including adverse weather, competition ...
New Delhi, February 19, 2018: HuffPost today announced the appointment of Aman Sethi as Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost India. Aman will be responsible for all editorial output on Huffpost India and oversee the India team of editors and contributors.

As India's salience in global matters grows -- amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) at India's Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest ...
Authorities in India's eastern state of Bihar have asked students not to wear shoes or socks to stop them from cheating during exams. Officials told the BBC that the measure was to stop students from sneaking notes with answers into the exam hall. The rule comes into effect on 21 February when roughly 1.8 million ...
India is preparing to build a military base in the Seychelles as part of the country's ongoing contest with China for influence in the Indian Ocean. Last month, India signed a 20 year pact with the Seychelles to build an airstrip and a jetty for its navy on Assumption Island. The Seychelles are of high strategic ...
Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of India's latest announcement is such a big deal, because it includes a pledge to build a working test track.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to India has not been the headline-grabbing love fest he must be accustomed to on his overseas trips. Despite plenty of photo opportunities, including at the Taj Mahal, Mr Trudeau and his family's tour has been largely ignored by senior members of ...
A joint statement described the Chabahar Port, which is being developed with funding from India, as a "golden gateway" that will help in reaching out to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asia. During the joint press conference, Rouhani spoke on the importance of rail links from Chabahar to Zahedan, ...
"That port then gives them not only a strategic access point into India's sphere of influence through which China can deploy its naval forces, but it also gives China an advantageous position to export its goods into India's economic sphere, so it's achieved a number of strategic aims in that regard," said Davis ...
Superstar batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of South Africa's T20I series with India, beginning Monday in Johannesburg. De Villiers has succumbed to a left knee injury, and was on Sunday withdrawn from the three-match series, though South Africa officials and medical staff are hopeful he will be ...
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated that India aspires to, and is moving towards, a $5 trillion economy over the next few years with ... He also said Maharashtra would become the first state in India to become a Trillion Dollar economy in the next few years, while addressing a ...
"The cylinder blast at the wedding ceremony at Beawar is nothing less than a nightmare," she said on twitter. Domestic gas cylinder explosions are common in India, where safety standards are relatively poor. Reports of fatal accidents from cylinder blasts are frequent but mass casualties are unusual. - AFP ...
It took about 58 years for India's GDP to grow to $1 trillion, but only eight years to reach $2 trillion (by 2016). At current growth rates, it will take about five years to reach $3 trillion, and only three years after that to add the next trillion. Becoming a $10-trillion economy is now within India's planning horizons.
The president, who enjoys widespread popularity in India, was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a bear hug in Washington last June, and the two leaders have frequently discussed greater military cooperation and ramping up trade. Mr. Trump has also taken a harder line toward Pakistan and ...
A long wait is finally over as Prime Minister of Canada @JustinTrudeau accompanied by Madame Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their three children arrive in India on a State Visit pic.twitter.com/rzyAa4r1gF. -- @VikasSwarup. Indian Minister of State for agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was the first to ...
As India's salience in global matters grows -- amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) at India's Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest ...
India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the two countries would also make efforts to improve energy ...
India's Zoomcar -- which operates an on-demand car rental service -- has raised a $40 million Series C round led by Mahindra & Mahindra, the 70-year-old Indian corporation that specializes in automotive. Ford and other existing investors also took part in the round, Zoomcar confirmed. CEO and ...
While a trip to India had been on my bucket list for years, it didn't seem imminent. But then, strewn on the mudroom floor where the mail makes its way daily through a rectangular slot, I came across the fall 2016 catalog for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Flipping through its pages, I stopped abruptly ...
police in India have arrested a woman who allegedly posed as a man and duped two women into marriage for dowry. Krishna Sen was arrested on Wednesday in the northern State of Uttarakhand for demanding dowry, which is illegal in India. police told the BBC that it was revealed during the interrogation ...
(CNN) India's top court may have finally ended a centuries-long, and at times bloody, dispute over the allocation of water from a river to states in South India. ... The state's quota was also raised to provide drinking water for its fast-growing capital, Bengaluru -- India's original tech hub, home to campuses of ...
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has this week been repaying the trip Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Tehran in 2016 with a visit to India. Rouhani's arrival in New Delhi represented a continuation of India's robust outreach to West Asia, and interestingly comes on the heels of the Modi government's ...
A major debate has unfolded around India's economic prospects. On the one hand, you have Prime Minister Modi declaring at the 2018 World Economic Forum that India's economy, already the fifth largest in the world, will double, to $5 trillion, by 2025. On the other hand, you have the media pointing out ...
Federal officials in India said they were investigating Modi in connection with $1.8 billion in fraudulent transactions from the country's second-largest state-run bank. The revelation shocked business and Entertainment titans who had come to see the diminutive, ferociously ambitious designer as a symbol of ...
He was so good at reading these images that Netanyahu told Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, that the boy represented the spirit of innovation and talent, and that Modi should build an industry around such individuals. Modi must have nodded in agreement - that was not part of the story. But it is likely ...
Next, the State Bank of India declared a quarterly loss, its first in 17 years. Finally, Punjab National Bank announced a $1.8-billion fraud, the net liability of which to the bank (and the banking system) is yet to be determined. Three of the largest PSBs with negative news haveadded fresh decibel levels to the ...
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has embarked on a three-day visit to India, during which he is expected to seek Indian investment for the development of the port of Chabahar and other infrastructure projects. Rohani arrived on February 15 in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, accompanied by a large ...
On Nov. 8, 2017, a department within India's finance ministry put out a notification that added a single row to a table in another government document. The hurt caused by that small change would be felt most deeply halfway around the world, in the fields and silos of Saskatchewan. The new row established ...
India has an army base nearby and moved soldiers into the flashpoint zone to halt the work, prompting Beijing to accuse it of trespassing on Chinese territory. The two nations finally pulled back their troops in mid-August, averting a full-blown crisis. Arunachal Pradesh is a strategically important border ...
A billionaire diamond dealer has been linked with a $1.8 billion fraud reported by one of India's biggest banks. A senior government official named Nirav Modi as a leading suspect at a news conference on Thursday after investigators raided properties belonging to the celebrity jeweler and seized assets ...
India's High Commissioner to Zambia Ngulkham Gangte said this in Lusaka today when he paid a courtesy call on Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya. Mr. Gangte said his government is willing to partner with the Zambian government in order to completely eradicate the vise. He said the Indian government ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Palestine underlines the delicate balance New Delhi has adopted in this long-standing and seemingly intractable conflict. India, which has been a champion of the Palestinian people's national aspirations, has built strong ties with Israel in recent years. Last year Mr.
Millions of small mom-and-pop stores--kiranas as they are locally called--will continue to thrive over the next decade or two, despite the growing popularity of e-commerce and modern trade, a retail industry veteran of believes. Arvind Mediratta would know. After all, the CEO of Metro Cash and Carry has ...
Over the last several years, India's taxi wars have been limited to two players, Uber and Ola, which together hold nearly 95% of the market. The firms have been at loggerheads since San Francisco-based Uber entered India in 2013, two years after Ola was founded. But developments over the last few ...
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- As the Maldives' autocratic president, Abdulla Yameen, cracks down on opposition to consolidate power ahead of another election, analysts and diplomats warn that the small nation's troubles could provoke a larger crisis that draws in China and India, which have long competed ...


 

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