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It's been a busy week for geopolitical meetings. While Western leaders convened in Washington and Korean leaders got together in the demilitarized zone, India's Narendra Modi headed to the Wuhan province in China to talk with President Xi Jinping for a two-day informal summit beginning Friday.
Yet sexual abuse in India remains widespread despite tightening of rape laws in 2013. According to the National Crimes Records Bureau, in 2016 the rape of minor girls increased by 82% compared with the previous year. Chillingly, across all rape cases, 95% of rapists were not strangers but family, friends ...

As ATMs run dry in India, the Narendra Modi government and the payments industry have learnt an important lesson: cash isn't going anywhere. While the government shifted the goalpost several times following November 2016's shock demonetisation, one of its key objectives was to increase digital ...
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins today said India can play an important role in developing technologies around areas like healthcare and education that can be ... Speaking to PTI, Robbins said the company's India R&D unit -- which has over 6,000 engineers -- is working on the "next wave" of solutions that are ...
Refugees in India's western state of Maharashtra have been granted land ownership rights 70 years after fleeing what is now Pakistan, when the ... About 3 million refugees from the Sindh and Punjab provinces in Pakistan are believed to have fled to India, as carnage between Hindus and Muslims sparked ...
India's religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim "Raja" Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in a Punjab village, a thought nagged at him. There he was, a Muslim, ...

NEW DELHI — Thirteen children were killed after their school bus was hit by a train in northern India on Thursday. The accident's cause may have been infuriatingly simple: The bus driver was wearing earphones. The authorities said the driver had not seen or heard the enormous train barreling toward him, ...
At one time, it was widely believed that India's young population was a fantastic asset and would reap a handsome demographic dividend. Now, it is commonly acknowledged that India's future is more uncertain and questions are being asked about the kind of economic contribution its young population ...
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's top diplomat till three months ago, has a new job. On April 23, the $145 billion Tata group, comprising over 100 companies that produce everything from steel to software, announced that Jaishankar would take over as its president for global corporate affairs. “In his new ...
The road into food retail business in India is no longer smooth for Amazon, as the government has directed the e-commerce giant not to share any equipment, machinery or warehouses from its current marketplace business for the planned venture, reported The Economic Times. In July last year, the ...
For more than a month, Rajeshwari, a 42-year-old temple elephant in India, lay desultorily on a patch of sand, her forelimb and femur broken and her body ravaged by sores. An animal lover went to the court, seeking to put her down. The court said the pachyderm could be "euthanised" after the vets examined her.
The prospect of the Adelaide Test continuing its budding day-night tradition would appear to have grown with India reportedly giving the green light to a pink-ball debut ahead of their Test tour of Australia. Virat Kohli's side are set to resume their rivalry with Australia for a four-Test series this summer but the ...
India has reportedly stopped working with Russia on the long-troubled Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft program, or FGFA, a shared effort that was supposed to produce an improved variant of the equally vexing Su-57 stealth fighter. Though hardly surprising, with years of reports that the Indian government ...
"When I played hockey as a young man, I broke many Indian hearts," Ahmed told the news channel Sports Tak, which published the video on YouTube. He then directly appealed to India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, asking her to grant him a visa as soon as possible. Ahmed is considered a hockey legend in Pakistan.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau data from 2016, in 94.6% of cases, the perpetrator is known to the victim – usually a brother, father or someone from the family's social circle. Reporting rape in India's patriarchal family structure is often fraught with victim shaming and further alienation.
India's complicated relationship with virtual currencies and firms dealing with them has now reached the courts. On April 22, the Delhi high court issued a notice to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after a petition challenged the banking regulator's April 06 order barring lenders from doing business with ...
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly withdrawn from one of the most ambitious and controversial joint Indo-Russian defense programs to date: the co-development and production of the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), also known in India as the Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF).

Reliance Industries, the conglomerate owned by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, achieved a market capitalization of $100 billion back in 2007, according to FactSet data, but has since slipped back a bit. Reliance is now worth about $89 billion. TCS is part of the Tata Group, another of India's big ...
India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said the two countries had agreed to re-open the Nathu La Pass, a key route for Indian pilgrims to reach Mount Kailash, a holy mountain for Buddhists and Hindus. She also said Beijing and New Delhi will resume sharing data on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers, ...
As the tech hub has flourished, Gurgaon has seen an explosion in residential real estate. "Ten years ago, most people used to live in Delhi but work in Gurgaon. Now it's different," says Goyal. "We don't see a strong reason to look for any other city in India." Akbar's company has built a 30-acre (around 12 ...
Having surpassed the US to become the second largest smartphone market after China, India is now the latest battleground for some of the top mobile brands. According to Canalys, even Samsung lost its top position there to Xiaomi as of Q4 2017, followed by Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo. Meanwhile, ASUS is ...
Washington/New Delhi: India retained the top position as recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending about USD 69 billion back home last year, the ... Remittances to India picked up sharply by 9.9 per cent, reversing the previous year's dip, but were still short of USD 70.4 billion received in 2014.
Engineers are quietly giving up on IT as a career choice. The once sought-after sector is losing a chunk to the brick and mortar automobile industry. Queries and CVs from engineers, a lot of them with IT experience, are on the rise for auto companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland and Maruti ...
WASHINGTON: The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
... the child brides of Shravasti, Khandelwal sees signs of young girls forced into marriage across the country, even in the metropolis of New Delhi. She plans to turn her camera's lens on these communities to show how the practice may be illegal and declining, but in India it's still flourishing on the sidelines.
If you are like me, you probably get numerous emails and Facebook messages from people in India wanting you to use their services for your image editing. While these individuals may give outsourcing to India a bad reputation, I'm here to show you what it's really like at the reputable post-production ...
India has started investigations into alleged dumping of a chemical, used mainly in the paint industry, from China, European Union, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand following a complaint from a domestic industry. Atul Ltd has filed an application before the commerce ministry's Directorate General of ...
India is in discussions with South Korea, a global leader in telecom technologies, for jointly setting up 5G test laboratories. "The telecom ministry is in discussion with South Korea to collaborate in the field of telecommunications including setting up of 5G test laboratories," an official source told PTI.
A Hindu priest from a temple in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad made headlines for carrying a Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) man on his shoulders into the temple's inner sanctum. It has been seen as a dramatic move because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples as they are ...
Stories of sexual violence are common in India's morning papers. If anything, the nationwide upheaval of December 2012, following a murderous sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in Delhi, led to more such stories making the front page than ever before. More rapes are now reported ...
India's financial inclusion efforts have won recognition from the World Bank as their data indicate that 55 per cent of new bank accounts opened are from India, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said today. "WorldBank Global Findex Report recognises India's Financial Inclusion efforts. Of the 51.4 ...
This is when the nation's brightest minds sit the examinations that will determine whether they secure entrance to one of India's prestigious Institutes of Technology (IITs), medical institutes, or business schools. They dream of becoming engineers, dentists, or doctors. But with only 23 IITs in one of the most ...
India's youngest billionaire broke all the rules in 2010 when he started the digital payment company, Paytm. Fast forward to today, and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, 39, is the owner and chief executive of India's second-most valuable internet firm. Paytm, which is backed by Alibaba, is now worth some $10bn.
The UK has apologised after the Indian flag in London's Parliament Square was torn down amid protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday outside Downing Street where Mr Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May. The protests seem to have ...
E-commerce giant Amazon is going all out to get Indians to access the Internet—and its own website. The Seattle-headquartered company has launched 'Internet', a data-light mobile web browser for Android phones that promises to be “extra small,” allowing for ample storage space on phones. The app ...
NEW DELHI — For the second time in 18 months, India has a shortage of cash. And like last time, economists say, it's primarily the government's fault. Empty A.T.M.s and bank restrictions on withdrawals have been reported in eight states this week, and some bank managers said the cash crunch has been ...
On April 11, Buyukkokten introduced his “hello” app in India, once a massive market for Orkut, which shut four years ago after losing out to Facebook. Launched in Brazil last year, hello focuses on making new connections rather than sharing one's thoughts with known people, like on Facebook.
In 2014 Mr Modi told a gathering of doctors and medical staff at a Mumbai hospital that cosmetic surgery existed in ancient India. More recently, in September, junior education minister Satyapal Singh raised a few eyebrows when he claimed that the airplane was first mentioned in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana.
India has sought consultations with the US under the WTO's safeguard agreement against American authorities' decision to impose import duties on certain steel and aluminium products. The consultations however don't fall under the World Trade Organisation's (WTO's) dispute settlement system. The US ...
It would be wrong however to see these cases as simply part of the violence against women which has been endemic in India. In Kathua, in Jammu and Kashmir state, an eight-year-old Muslim girl was abducted, drugged and brutally gang-raped and murdered in a Hindu temple by a group of men.
The Himalayan country has long depended on its southern neighbour India for trade and fuel. But the growing number of Chinese projects in Nepal – including an international airport in Pokhara, two special economic zones, road and rail projects, and hydropower facilities – is causing unease in New Delhi ...
An Indian journalist and cartoonist who has received online threats over a cartoon that refers to recent incidents of rape says she will not back down. Swati Vadlamudi's cartoon depicts a conversation between Hindu god Ram and his wife, Sita, to criticise right-wing support for the alleged rapists. In the cartoon, Sita tells Ram ...
India is once again ramping up its printing of new banknotes, as the country attempts to try to tackle its latest cash crunch. Less than 18 months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ban on high-denomination banknotes, India's government was forced into damage limitation mode on Tuesday ...
Facebook is introducing third-party fact-checking in India, with a pilot program first starting in the state of Karnataka. Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the ...
Want to know what was special about Gold Coast? It was India's best Commonwealth Games, and there are a few good reasons why. Of India's 66 medals, there are as many as 26 golds. More than their silvers, more than their bronzes. It is not a proportion that Indians are used to in the multi-discipline ...
The Indian government reported last week that the trade deficit with the rest of the world nearly doubled in the financial year ended 31 March. The US Treasury Department said a few hours later that it would be adding India to the list of countries that it considers as potential currency manipulators. All this ...
In India, there is a tug of war between micro and macroeconomic factors. If the macro keeps deteriorating and the micro keeps looking up, it will result in an insipid market with a downward bias. That will be a difficult market to play, said Swanand Kelkar, managing director, Morgan Stanley Investment ...
India and Sweden are set to sign a security agreement when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Stockholm next week, people familiar with the ... Last year, Saab had assured it will ensure "full" technology transfer of its Gripen-E fighter jet to India if the company gets the contract to supply a fleet of the ...
India surged ahead to become the world's fastest-growing major economy in the last quarter of calendar year 2017. But the South Asian giant can do even better, potentially even hitting double-digit growth rates, according to one business leader. This argument rests on the background of "an already robust ...
Global technology major Thales expects the total strength of its India operations and related ecosystem to double to 3,000 people in next 2-3 years as it bets big on the country. The French multinational company is involved in various sectors, including aerospace, transport, defence and security markets.


 

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