Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Sep 6, 2014

Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, which has been crippled by power shortages and blackouts. The two prime ministers hailed the deal as “a concrete symbol” ...

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Sep 5, 2014

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Promising to “storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder,” al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent. The announcement by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri brought few signs of increased ...

Sep 4, 2014

Al-Qaida announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and “raise the flag of jihad” across the subcontinent. In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a long-standing ...

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

Sep 4, 2014

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because ...

Sep 3, 2014

Japan and India's China challenge

Japan and India may find themselves talking at cross purposes if Tokyo is seeking closer ties with New Delhi as a means to counterbalance China's growing influence and assertiveness in the region.

Sep 3, 2014

'Robin Hood' monkey showers Indian town with cash

A monkey sparked a dash for cash in a northern Indian town when he showered banknotes from a rooftop, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday. Passersby in the hill town of Shimla spotted the monkey with a bundle of notes on Sunday after it broke ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi goes to Japan chasing a foolish crush

by Pankaj Mishra

It is hard not to suspect naivete in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to model India's economy on Japan's postwar achievements. After all, Japan owes much of that economic miracle to America's willingness to open its own markets to Japanese manufacturers while turning ...

Sep 2, 2014

Modi touts India as vast market for Japanese firms

by Masaaki Kameda

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tuesday on Japanese companies to tap into Indian markets, stressing the South Asian nation has three important elements when it comes to business: democracy, human resources and vast demand. Speaking in front of more than 1,500 people ...

Sep 1, 2014

Ryohin Keikaku to enter Indian retail market

Ryohin Keikaku Co., operator of the Muji brand household goods chain, will set up a joint venture in India in fiscal 2015 to enter that market of 1.2 billion consumers, a source said Monday. The Tokyo-based company plans to open the first outlet in ...