Indians go on shopping frenzy ahead of radical unified sales tax

Jul 1, 2017

Indians go on shopping frenzy ahead of radical unified sales tax

At a crowded New Delhi market plastered with posters announcing massive sales, shoppers were vacuuming up household gadgets and high-end electronics in the last days before India's new sales tax takes effect. The single, nationwide tax starting Saturday replaces a complicated mix of state and ...

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger U.S.-India ties

/ Jun 27, 2017

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger U.S.-India ties

Hugging outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Trump declared he was "true friend" of India and ...

Jun 22, 2017

Population of world to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: U.N.

The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a U.N. report said Wednesday. Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in ...

Jun 7, 2017

Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world

China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments, a new Pentagon report concludes, predicting that Pakistan may be another potential location. The ...

Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

Jun 6, 2017

Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

Arundhati Roy's eagerly awaited second novel goes on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut "The God of Small Things" propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India. Roy became the first Indian ...

Panasonic India cashing in on telecom green energy push

/ Jun 5, 2017

Panasonic India cashing in on telecom green energy push

With India's telecom sector investing heavily in green-energy solutions, Panasonic's local unit has cashed in on the growing demand, generating over $100 million in sales in the last three years supplying lithium-ion battery-based solutions. The telecommunications sector has become the major growth driver for Panasonic's ...