Feb 24, 2017

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented,” sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country. In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told ...

Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

Feb 22, 2017

Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published on Tuesday. The researchers, who spent five years exploring the lush Western Ghats mountains, said the ...

Japanese power utilities join investors in India's energy sector

Feb 21, 2017

Japanese power utilities join investors in India's energy sector

A joint venture between two major Japanese electric power companies is looking to explore more business opportunities in India’s energy market with a particular focus on renewable energy, joining a growing list of investors betting big on the country’s clean energy sector. “We have ...

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

Feb 16, 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space program. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation ...

Feb 9, 2017

Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman's skull

It is the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too real. The 42-year-old ...

Feb 8, 2017

India to remove cash withdrawal limits

Limits on cash withdrawals will be removed entirely from March 13, India’s central bank said Wednesday, as it left interest rates on hold for the second time since a ban on high-value rupee notes. The Reserve Bank of India capped cash withdrawals after Prime ...

JETRO to push Japan-India business collaboration in Africa

Feb 5, 2017

JETRO to push Japan-India business collaboration in Africa

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The Japan External Trade Organization plans to promote partnerships between Japanese and Indian companies looking to expand their presence in Africa by leveraging their mutual expertise, JETRO officials said. The move is aimed at reducing market risks by combining the experience and knowledge of ...