Dec 13, 2014

Indian police arrest 'Islamic State jihadi tweeter'

Indian police on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old believed to be the handler of an influential Twitter account supporting the Islamic State militant group, officials said. Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who works for an Indian food conglomerate in the southern city of Bangalore, is alleged to ...

Dec 11, 2014

Diamond deals to add sparkle to India-Russian ties

India’s gemstone industry is urging Russia to step up trade, by dealing directly with the global hub of cutting and polishing rather than involving middlemen elsewhere. During a visit to New Delhi on Wednesday and Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Indian ...

Dec 10, 2014

Two prisoners killed, 13 escape in Indian chilli powder jailbreak

Two prisoners were killed, three were injured and 13 escaped in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand on Tuesday after they threw chilli powder in the faces of police bringing them back to jail from a court appearance. Police said the two prisoners under trial, ...

New Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape by driver

Dec 8, 2014

New Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape by driver

The Indian capital on Monday banned taxi-booking service Uber after a woman was allegedly raped by one of its drivers. Transport official Satish Mathur made the announcement as the 32-year-old suspect appeared in a New Delhi court. Police say they expect the court to ...

Dec 4, 2014

Army kills six rebels near Indian Kashmir border

The army has killed six rebels in Indian Kashmir during a two-day gun battle that was believed to be an attempt by militants to disrupt elections in the region, a spokesman said Wednesday. An Indian soldier was also killed in the fighting, which started ...

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

Dec 4, 2014

India woos neighbors as China makes inroads

India pledged a slew of regional investments at a South Asian summit last week, seeking to counter China’s growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said South Asia’s largest economy would ...