MEGHALAYA, Aug 2: Indigenous women in northeastern India are calling on the Meghalaya state government to block a bill that would deny them rights, including the ability to inherit land if they marry outside their tribe.
July 7: Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games tackles all the big themes: crime, friendship, betrayal, love. Most of all, though, the 900-page book is a story about Mumbai. Sprawling yet focused, there is something cinematic in the writing.
In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.
MUMBAI, July 1: Eleven members of a family were found dead in India’s capital on Sunday, most of them hanging from the ceiling of their home, blindfolded and hands tied behind the back, in a part of the city that was the scene of a gang war just two weeks ago.
INDIA, May 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting protest from neighbour Pakistan that says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China later this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in ties between the two giant neighbors.
KATHMANDU, April 13: Vijay Jolly, a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party of India, has made an informal visit to the Chandragiri Cable Car Project, Chandragiri Hills Ltd said, issuing a statement on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai has asked Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to raise the issue of the illegally set up 'field office' in Biratnagar by the Indian side.
NEW DELHI, Jan 12: Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India on Friday said the administration of the highest court was not in order, warning that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.
NEW DELHI, Dec 16: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalists.
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.
JHAPA, Oct 17: After India implemented Goods and Service Tax (GST) from the first of July this year, illegal trade across the border was expected to be controlled and formal import-export was believed to become easier. But to the contrary, bilateral business between Nepal and India is facing more difficulties.
MUMBAI, Sept 7: A blaze in a building under construction in a suburb of the Indian city of Mumbai killed at least six people, most of them laborers, and injured nearly a dozen, fire and police officials said on Thursday.
COLOMBO, September 3: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remaining two matches of India’s limited overs series in Sri Lanka to fly home to tend to his sick mother, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said.
GALLE, July 30: All-rounder Hardik Pandya has the potential to become India's Ben Stokes and improve the balance of the side, captain Virat Kohli said after the 23-year-old's encouraging test debut in the win against Sri Lanka.
GALLE, July 29: Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared six wickets to help India to a thumping 304-run win against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first test on Saturday for a 1-0 lead in the series.
UNITED NATIONS, June 22: India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, June 8: India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius (less than 1 degree Fahrenheit), a new study shows.
HYDERABAD, April 13: Dozens of animators work into the night in India's southern city of Hyderabad, fueled by caffeine and huddled over computer screens in a darkened studio to put the finishing touches on India's biggest and most ambitious film.
Seeking to calm employees rattled by reports of a cash crunch, the founders of Indian online retailer Snapdeal have gone directly to them with a string of town hall meetings in past weeks, according to sources, promising profit and brushing off takeover talk.
KATHMANDU, March 3: India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returned home today. He had arrived here Thursday afternoon in connection to a two-day official visit at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
Kathmandu, March 2: India's Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley arrived here this afternoon in connection to a two-day official visit at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara.
CPN (Maoist Center) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been closely involved in inter-party negotiations surrounding the announcement of local elections on Monday. He also visited India last week and met a range of actors, including top Indian government officials. He reportedly informed them on the importance of timely local elections in Nepal.
Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit will charge for its services from April, ending an almost seven month spree of free calls and data that shook up India’s telecoms sector and helped the new arrival rack up more than 100 million users.
NEW DELHI, Dec 22: Leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi demanded an investigation into allegations that two Indian conglomerates paid millions of rupees as bribes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2013-14 when he was governing a western state.
KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI, Dec 15: India’s scrapping of high-value bank notes last month has dragged down economic growth in neighboring Nepal with trade, remittances and tourist numbers all down, BMI Research, a group company of the Fitch rating agency, said on Wednesday.
The life of the leader of Tamil Nadu hung in the balance on Monday after she went into cardiac arrest, drawing large crowds to the hospital where doctors were fighting to save the hugely popular former actress.