Jan 12, 2015

Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible on Obama India visit

There could be progress on U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, U.S. officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between ...

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Jan 11, 2015

'Vibrant India': Modi's superlative act to charm investors

Global statesmen and business titans descended on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Sunday to pay homage to the man they count on to unleash “big bang” reforms and create one of the few bright spots in a troubled world economy. Big ...

Jan 11, 2015

Plans afoot to clean India's offices with cow urine

Cow urine may soon be used to clean the floors of India’s government offices in a country where bovines are sacred and their bodily waste considered therapeutic and even thirst-quenching. A charity working to care for and protect the cows that freely roam India’s ...

Jan 9, 2015

Indian official sacked for pulling 24-year sickie

An Indian public official has been sacked for taking leave 24 years ago and never returning to his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry said Thursday. Assistant executive engineer A.K Verma went on leave in 1990 after joining India’s ...

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

Jan 8, 2015

Modi passes 'Thatcher test' as coal union strike crumbles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced down the first major opposition to his economic agenda as coal unions called off a 2-day-old strike that threatened to paralyze the nation. The unions at the world’s biggest coal miner, Coal India Ltd., agreed to end the planned ...

Doorless Indian village sure thieves won't come knocking

Jan 6, 2015

Doorless Indian village sure thieves won't come knocking

Members of the Gade family proudly show off a stash of rupees kept in an unlocked tin barrel in their bedroom, despite their home not having a front door. In Shani Shingnapur village in western India, residents see little need for such security, thanks ...

Jan 4, 2015

New Delhi rapes increased by one-third in 2014

The number of rapes reported in New Delhi increased by nearly a third in the last year, police say, highlighting the alarming levels of sexual violence against women in the Indian capital. At an annual briefing with reporters, Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi ...