Toyota to bring premium brand Lexus to India

/ Mar 27, 2017

Toyota to bring premium brand Lexus to India

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing its premium Lexus brand to India more than two decades after introducing the marque in China, an acknowledgment of the second-most populous country’s growing potential as a source of luxury demand.Lexus will offer two SUVs and a sedan as ...

India hunts hidden cash in corruption blitz

/ Mar 26, 2017

India hunts hidden cash in corruption blitz

Mansions owned by maids, gardeners and drivers until now have aroused little suspicion in India, where the wealthy have long hidden fortunes in the names of lowly paid staff to avoid paying tax.But as the government broadens its crackdown on corruption, a new law ...

Mar 16, 2017

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.The swift approval of projects that had languished for years ...

/ Mar 7, 2017

'Hormonal' women need protecting, Indian minister says

Female students need curfews to protect them from their own “hormonal outbursts,” India’s women’s minister has said, sparking ridicule on social media.Many Indian universities inflict curfews on women while allowing male students freedom to stay out at night, a policy that critics say is ...

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

Feb 25, 2017

Deaths from India air pollution rivaling China

India’s air now rivals China’s as the world’s deadliest, according to a new study amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results anytime soon.India’s notoriously poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million premature deaths every year, almost on a ...