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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 ...
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. South Korea

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... student

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 ...
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 ...
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.
Talking about the government's mega plan to make India a global hub of military manufacturing, de Bausset said, "It is not going to happen with things that you do not do better than the others. It is only going to happen when you do it better than the others. Put the money where you ought to put it."
BEIJING: India today said it would not take sides in the ongoing trade spat between the US and China as it concluded the key Strategic Economic Dialogue with Beijing during which ... In his address at the SED yesterday, Kumar made a strong pitch for China to allow India's exports of soybean and sugar.
With 12.48 million tonne (MT) production, Tata Steel India has recorded highest ever output for the fiscal 2017-18, mainly on the back of robust performance at Kalinganagar plant, according to a company official. This represents nearly 7 per cent higher output compared to 11.68 MT the company had ...
The world's longest cave in sandstone was recently discovered in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya. Soutik Biswas joined a group of speleologists for a glimpse of this unique cave. "If you get lost inside, you may never be able to find your way out," warns Brian D Kharpran amiably, jabbing his finger ...
Eight men have been arrested over the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kashmir. The arrests came as protests against sexual assaults sweep across northern India. Separately, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an Indian legislator and member of the BJP ruling party has also been ...
"Punish the guilty" was a rallying cry on Sunday in New Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and other cities, according to India's NDTV. "Small little girls are being raped every day and the way this time it has happened, that people actually came and supported these rapists, this is (new) heights ...
Leading steel maker Tata Steel today posted 4 per cent fall in production in India at 3.07 million tonnes (MT) for the quarter ended on March 31, 2018. It had produced 3.20 MT steel in the year-ago quarter, according to a company statement. Sales in India also fell 6.23 per cent to 3.01 MT during the ...
India has taken the first major step towards setting up offshore wind power farms. The government-owned research and development agency, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has sought expressions of interest (EoI, pdf) from wind power companies to set up an offshore wind farm with a capacity of ...
India has successfully launched a new navigation satellite, even as the country continues hunting for another satellite that it lost contact with earlier this month. A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota for the ...
India's women's minister on Friday called for the death penalty for child rapists as nationwide outrage mounted over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. Demonstrations were held in New Delhi and other cities as horrific details emerged of the murder of the Muslim girl, who was ...
MUMBAI, India — On March 6, about 40,000 subsistence farmers and landless peasants, many from impoverished indigenous tribes, marched to Mumbai from Nashik, a city 112 miles northeast of India's commercial capital. The sea of humanity flooding the highway to Mumbai captured national attention ...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos -- currently the world's richest man -- has made his intentions clear, saying in 2016 that he saw "huge potential" in India. The company has rapidly expanded its Indian business, introducing its Prime video and music services as well as its annual Prime Day blockbuster sale.
The man at the centre of the prime minister's trouble-plagued trip to India says he wants to testify before a parliamentary committee — just as MPs prepare to hear from Trudeau's own national security adviser about what went wrong on the visit. During Trudeau's official trip to India in February, Jaspal Atwal ...
A storm has damaged two minarets located at different entry gates of the iconic Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra. Officials told the BBC that winds blowing at 130kmh (80mph) caused the 12ft (4m) pillars to collapse. The four longer minarets that surround the main structure remain intact. The 17th ...
When police in northern India went to court to lodge a charge sheet on Monday, they were confronted by dozens of lawyers determined to keep them out. The lawyers were Hindus. The charges, which police managed to lodge only after calling backup, implicated eight men in the rape and murder of a ...
Wealth inequality continues to grow, according to the 2018 edition of the World Inequality Report. In the past three decades, 28% of the aggregate increase in real incomes in North America and western Europe was captured by the top 1% of earners. The bottom half saw less than 10% of this increase.
When India found itself at the 103rd position in the recent World Economic Forum ranking of 130 nations on the preparedness of talent, it was just another indication of the skills challenge. In just five years, the government's skill gap analysis report estimates that an extra 40 crore workers need to be skilled, ...
Certainly, the sector has been moving in fits and starts in what's becoming the world's fifth-largest economy. Despite a bearish outlook on cryptocurrencies from regulators, progressive Indian states and companies are charging ahead in exploring the applications of blockchain technology. Now, there are ...
CHENNAI, India — Over the past decade, India has been the world's largest importer of aircraft, ships and other military gear, most of it from Russia. It is a dependence that the Indian government is eager to shed — and the United States wants to help. In fits and starts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ...
Following a massive national outcry over alleged administrative and police cover-up, a lawmaker from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be investigated for alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. Police have filed a case against Kuldeep Singh Sengar that include ...
Anti-colonial efforts abroad, particularly in India, inspired Martin Luther King Jr. “While the Montgomery bus boycott was going on,” he wrote in 1959, “India's Gandhi was the guiding light of our technique of nonviolent social change.” The reverend had come to know of Gandhi's principles and writings ...
Countless satellites are orbiting the Earth at this very moment. Some of them are working fine, some are long dead, and others are somewhere in between. India's GSAT 6A falls into that last category, which is incredibly unfortunate when you consider that it was only just launched a week ago. The Indian ...
Amazon.com may make a rival offer to buy Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, which is in tie-up talks with Walmart, local media reported, as the two U.S. retail giants jostle for dominance in India's booming online industry. Amazon held early exploratory talks to buy control of Indian rival Flipkart but a deal with ...
According to statistics released by adult site Pornhub, India has been its fourth largest source of traffic in recent years, behind the US, UK and Canada. In 2015, the Indian government blocked free access to hundreds of porn sites and claimed it was a move to prevent children from accessing them. But two ...
India's crude steel production was up 4.4 per cent and stood at 93.11 million tonnes (mt) for the period April 2017 to February 2018, compared with April 2016 to February 2017, which has helped India to overtake Japan and becomes the second largest producer of crude steel in the world, the federation ...
Ethereum topped bitcoin as the most searched-for cryptocurrency in India over the past five months, commanding a 34.4% share of currency searches overall versus bitcoin's 29.9%, free internet provider Jana found in its latest Mobile Majority report. The next most searched-for currency was BuyUCoin ...


 

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