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India's eighth successive bilateral series win

December 18th 2017 3:30AM
India marched to their eighth successive bilateral ODI series victory by beating Sri Lanka 2-1. This winning streak began with a 3-0 victory against Zimbabwe last year and they have beaten New Zealand (twice), England, West Indies, Sri Lanka (twice) and Australia since then. Overall in ODI history, only ...

India's Muted Response to Trump's Jerusalem Move Stokes Arab Unease

December 18th 2017 2:03AM
Last week, envoys from Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait based in New Delhi met Indian junior foreign minister M.J. Akbar to brief the government about an Arab League meeting on Dec. 9 condemning the U.S. decision, a diplomatic and an Indian government source said.

Narendra Modi's BJP set to win Gujarat state election

December 18th 2017 12:54AM
"I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj. We don't want Aurangzeb rule here," the prime minister said at a rally in Valsad in Gujarat on December 4, in an apparent attempt to equate Gandhi with a medieval Muslim king during Mughal rule. The Mughals ruled most of India and Pakistan in the ...

Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

December 18th 2017 12:00AM
Twelve people have died in a fire that broke out inside a sweet shop in the western Indian city of Mumbai. All 12 had been rescued from the shop but died on the way to the hospital, officials said. The victims were reported to be workers who were employed at the shop and were also living there. The fire ...

Highest cotton producing state in india

December 17th 2017 10:55PM
The United States remains a major producer of cotton for the international market, ranking third behind China and India. Among all coffee producing states, Karnataka stands on top with a share of more than 70% The wool industry in India has had a long history of being one of the major sectors for the ...

India Ruling Party Pulls Ahead in Election in Modi State After Tight Race

December 17th 2017 10:25PM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, the vote ... The BJP won more than 100 seats in the 182-member state assembly, projections by India Today, CNN News18 and TimesNow showed.

How should India regulate the ticking time bomb called bitcoin?

December 17th 2017 10:18PM
Regulators in developing countries around the world have repeatedly expressed concern against the trade of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The gold rush, however, remains unabated, attracting many retail investors, and most Indian cryptocurrency exchanges are struggling to meet the demand.

Gujarat vote: BJP on course to hold India PM's home state

December 17th 2017 9:16PM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to retain power in his home state Gujarat but by a reduced margin. As votes are counted after the state elections, the BJP is leading in 101 of the 182 assembly seats, according to election authorities. The main ...

Gujarat: Counting of votes starts in India PM's home state

December 17th 2017 9:11PM
Counting of votes has begun in crucial elections in India's Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state. Gujarat is a stronghold state for Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has governed there for 22 years. A number of exit polls have suggested that the BJP is on course to win the ...

Modi is Mr India & all's well with the economy

December 17th 2017 9:00PM
Modi is Mr India & all's well with the economy ... That is the biggest takeaway from an all-India survey conducted by the Times of India along with regional media outfits spread across the country. ... ET NOW placed the findings of the survey before a panel on the India Development Debate on Friday.

India can grow at 8 pc for next 20 years: UN expert

December 17th 2017 6:56PM
WASHINGTON: India can achieve an eight per cent growth rate for the next two decades by promoting investment and improving the living conditions of its people, a senior UN economic official has said. Describing India's economic condition as largely positive and "favourable to growth", Sebastian ...

iPhone Prices in India Marginally Increased After Import Tax Hike

December 17th 2017 6:56PM
According to Counterpoint Research, Apple imports 88 percent of the phones its sells in India, so the company had no option but to increase prices after the government's decision to increase import duty on mobiles and other electronics. However, by itself, the move is unlikely to have a huge impact on ...

India's Adani cancels $2bn Australian coal mine contract

December 17th 2017 6:22PM
The cancellation of the contract with Downer, an Australian company, follows a decision last week by the Queensland state government to veto the award of an A$900m federal government loan to Adani. It is the latest in a series of financial challenges facing the Indian conglomerate's Carmichael coal ...

The China-India row that spells disaster for flood victims

December 17th 2017 6:00PM
"This river has displaced me five times already," Bimati Hajarika says, pointing at the Brahmaputra river in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. "My past four villages remain under those waters there," the 60-year-old adds. After being driven out of four different homes by the floods, she now lives in a ...

What's up, WhatsApp? Google's beating plastic in India: Gadfly

December 17th 2017 5:03PM
In India, the conversation about digital payments began in earnest after the government outlawed 86 percent of the currency in circulation. That shock, in November 2016, was a boon for wallet firms like Paytm, but also became the launch point for a newly built mobile payment interface connecting most ...

What's Up, WhatsApp? Google's Beating Plastic in India: Gadfly

December 17th 2017 4:52PM
Google CEO Sundar Pichai can count the early success of Tez, the online payment system he custom-built for India, as a promising start to a grueling fight. The first click in online shopping is shifting away from search engines like Alphabet Inc.'s Google to e-commerce behemoth Inc. But ...

Bollywood's numbing hold hampering India's progress

December 17th 2017 4:41PM
Indian Bollywood actress Rekha (centre) receives an award handed over by Bollywood music composer Anandji and actor Prateik Babbar (right) during the "Smita Patil Memorial Awards 2017" in Mumbai late on December 16, 2017. PHOTO | SUJIT JAISWAL | AFP ...

What drives Indian foreign policy? Today's imperatives of nationalism and humanism are the ...

December 17th 2017 2:50PM
Foreign policy is the international expression of a nation's most urgent aspirations. Aspiration is dynamic, evolving with a country's sense of itself and its place in the world. In the first half of the 20th century, Indians abandoned servitude, found a leader in Mahatma Gandhi who gave voice to this new spirit ...

India Still Hopeful of Arresting Islamic Scholar Despite Interpol's Rejection of its Request

December 17th 2017 2:03PM
Interpol has canceled the Red Corner Notice it issued on the request of the Indian government against controversial Islamic scholar Zakir Naik, citing insufficient evidence against Naik. But India's National Investigative Agency (NIA) said it will file a fresh request. Naik has been accused of hate speech, ...

India may not allow China's bid to delink Doklam from Special Representative mandate

December 17th 2017 12:22PM
New Delhi : India is not giving into Chinese attempts to delink the Doklam plateau from the special representative (SR) mechanism, insisting that the two sides discuss the area along with other boundary disputes at the SR talks this week in New Delhi. Doklam was the scene of a 75-day-long military face ...