Oct 28, 2014

SoftBank invests $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

SoftBank Corp. will invest $627 million in Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com to tap the growing online market there. The telecommunications company run by billionaire Masayoshi Son said Tuesday it will also lead an investment of $210 million in ANI Technologies Pvt., which runs the popular ...

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Oct 20, 2014

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has made big gains in two Indian state elections, results showed Sunday, in an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win 122 ...

India launches index to measure air quality

Oct 18, 2014

India launches index to measure air quality

The country’s top environment official unveiled a government program Friday that will eventually measure air quality across India, home to some of the most polluted cities in the world. Over the next five years, the government will begin measuring eight major pollutants that affect ...

Oct 17, 2014

India test-fires first home-made cruise missile

India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile Friday, marking another step in building up the country’s defense prowess. The “Nirbhay” (“Fearless”) missile blasted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state ...