Asia Pacific Sep 19, 2019

Public transport drivers strike in Delhi over higher fines

Commuters in India's capital faced difficulties Thursday as much of the city's public transportation, including private buses, auto-rickshaws and some ride-hailing services, remained off the roads to protest a sharp increase in traffic fines under a new law. The government hopes the new Motor Vehicles ...

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Business Aug 24, 2019

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first-term Cabinet, died in a New Delhi hospital Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences announced Jaitley's death in a statement, but did ...

Seven passengers killed when express train derails in eastern India

World Feb 4, 2019

Seven passengers killed when express train derails in eastern India

Seven passengers were killed and several others injured when a Delhi-bound train derailed in India's eastern state of Bihar on Sunday, railways officials said. Eleven coaches of the Seemanchal Express left the rails near Sahadai Buzurg railway station, about 50 km (30 miles) from the ...