Aug 25, 2016

Monsanto withdraws new GM cotton seed in dispute with India

Monsanto has pulled an application seeking Indian approval for its next generation of genetically modified, pest-resistant cotton seeds, it said Thursday, sharply escalating an ongoing row with the Indian government. The U.S. agribusiness giant said it withdrew plans to introduce the seeds in July ...

Aug 24, 2016

Monsoon floods kill at least 175 in India since June

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday. Drowning, ...

Aug 23, 2016

Doctors in India remove 40 knives from man's stomach

Doctors in northern India say they’ve surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months. The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital in Punjab state after undergoing surgery Friday in which doctors removed ...

India names new Bank of India governor

Aug 21, 2016

India names new Bank of India governor

The Indian government on Saturday named insider Urjit Patel as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India, to replace popular central banker Raghuram Rajan when his term ends in September. “Dr. Urjit R Patel new Governor of RBI,” Frank Noronha, principal spokesperson ...

Dubai plane crash survivor gets lucky again, wins $1 million

Aug 11, 2016

Dubai plane crash survivor gets lucky again, wins $1 million

After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crashed during a landing attempt in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky. Then came the call telling him he had won $1 million. “I said, ‘Don’t joke!'” the 62-year-old ...

Aug 1, 2016

India rounds up 15 in gang rape of woman, daughter

Police in northern India said Sunday that they have detained 15 suspects after a woman and her 14-year-old daughter were gang-raped off a busy highway, the latest incident of sexual violence to shock the country. The attack took place Friday night near the town ...