Exit polls signal big victory for India's Modi

May 13, 2014

Exit polls signal big victory for India's Modi

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi called for unity in India as exit polls signaled his opposition bloc would win a majority in national elections, boosting his chances of taking power after pledging to revive Asia’s third-largest economy. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies will ...

May 13, 2014

Lessons to be learned from Modi's popularity

by Jason Burke

One reason that 63-year-old Narendra Modi, the likely winner in India's parliamentary election, inspires fear in Delhi is that he did not go to the best Indian schools, eats simple food and is otherwise unlike many members of the political and bureaucratic elite.

New frog species discovered

May 10, 2014

New frog species discovered

Scientists have discovered 14 new species of so-called dancing frogs in the jungle mountains of southern India — just in time, they fear, to watch them fade away. Indian biologists say they found the tiny acrobatic amphibians, which earned their name with the unusual ...

India admits New Delhi as polluted as Beijing

May 9, 2014

India admits New Delhi as polluted as Beijing

India’s state air monitoring center has admitted that pollution in New Delhi is comparable with Beijing, but it also disputed a WHO finding that the Indian capital has the dirtiest atmosphere in the world. A study of 1,600 cities across 91 countries released Wednesday ...

Apr 12, 2014

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said Friday. In a major report, published in The Lancet Oncology, more than 40 specialists warn that Asia’s big two emerging giants ...

India hopeful seeks 'Thatcherite' revolution

Apr 7, 2014

India hopeful seeks 'Thatcherite' revolution

When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day. Modi, favorite to form India’s ...