New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

Jan 2, 2016

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

The Indian capital on Friday kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks. New Delhi is testing a formula where private cars will be allowed on the roads only ...

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Nov 8, 2015

Modi's ruling BJP concedes defeat in crucial Bihar election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party conceded defeat Sunday in a crucial election in one of India’s most populous states. By midday, India’s election commission website showed that a self-proclaimed “grand alliance” of parties opposed to Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won ...

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Aug 19, 2015

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbors, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India’s standing. In his first 15 months in office, the right-wing premier has traveled to ...

Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Jul 8, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Turkish Airlines plane to divert to New Delhi

Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word “bomb” was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents. The airline said Tuesday that a crew member discovered ...

Mar 25, 2015

India warns Uber, Ola over resuming taxi services

Authorities in New Delhi asked Uber Technologies Inc. and its Indian rival, Ola, on Tuesday to cease operations, saying that otherwise their applications for radio-taxi licences would not be processed, letters seen by Reuters show. India ordered a halt in December to operations of ...