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As Indian election looms, mystics are split over outcome

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 22, 2019

As Indian election looms, mystics are split over outcome

Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and then looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win India's general election this summer, she proclaims. Clairvoyant Larra Shah also predicts a victory for Modi owing to his "extremely ...

U.K. police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

World Mar 21, 2019

U.K. police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was arrested in London on Tuesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud. Modi, 48, was detained in central London and remained ...

Toyota eyes supplying hybrids to Suzuki in broader tie-up

Business / Corporate Mar 20, 2019

Toyota eyes supplying hybrids to Suzuki in broader tie-up

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering offering Suzuki Motor Corp. a hybrid system for global sales and enhancing a joint car development project for India, according to an expanded tie-up deal unveiled Wednesday. Under the agreement, Suzuki can sell hybrids developed by Toyota, namely the RAV4 ...

Business Mar 14, 2019

U.S. and India commit to building six nuclear power plants

The United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six U.S. nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement. The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington. The United States ...

India returns key envoy to Pakistan amid easing tensions

Asia Pacific Mar 10, 2019

India returns key envoy to Pakistan amid easing tensions

India said Saturday that it was returning a key diplomat to Pakistan's capital amid an easing of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, but also demanded that its archrival take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory. India's high commissioner to Pakistan was set to ...

Asia Pacific Mar 9, 2019

U.S. military official says diplomatic 'quad' meetings will continue

An American military official says that the U.S., Australia, India and Japan continue to have regular diplomatic meetings to "coordinate our respective visions of and efforts in the Indo-Pacific region." Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Dave Eastburn made the comments late Friday in Washington to clarify ...