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Bengaluru’s Tree Doctor : saving the “Garden City” one tree at a time

Urban conservationist Vijay Nishanth, a man who is determined to preserve what is left of the “Garden City”. Commonly referred to as the “<i>tree doctor</i> …

Bangalore

How much more longer?

Nearly five years ago, on February 9 2012, a 19-year-old, young teenage girl was returning home with her colleagues after work. All was well, except …

Teargas

I interviewed convicted rapists in New Delhi – and then found one of their young victims

A ten-year-old girl was recently denied an abortion by the Supreme Court of India. She was a victim of rape, which she alleges was perpetrated by her …

India

Agra: Mother of 4 offers to sell kidney to help pay daughters' school fee

A mother in Agra has offered to sell her kidney to anyone in need to fund her children's education. Her daughters have been expelled from school as …

EVM challenge: AAP will organise its own ‘hackathon’ on the same day as the Election Commission

Party leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said that it would be impossible to tamper the machines if contestants followed the poll body’s guidelines.<p>The Aam …

After growth slumps, Arun Jaitley looks to GST for lift | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s economy should get a lift from the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, putting a brave face on a slowdown in growth that followed a government crackdown on “black money”.<p>FILE PHOTO: India's Finance and Defence …

India

India's slowing growth blamed on 'big mistake' of demonetisation

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s policy of stopping issue of higher value banknotes has weakened economy, say experts<p>India has posted its slowest growth rate in two years, ceding its status as the world’s fastest-growing major economy to China, with economists blaming the downturn partly on last …

India

India rejects Apple's plan to import refurbished iPhones

As iPhone sales start to decline for the first time in 13 years, the company has been looking to emerging markets to make up the slack with first-time buyers. But Cupertino's plan to boost marketshare in India by importing and selling refurbished iPhones was just met with a firm rejection by the …

iPhone hacking is easy, claims Indian telecom minister

So far this year, vulnerabilities have been exploited to help unlock the older-generation iPhone 5s and 5c, both as part of murder investigations. However, the newer iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus remain secure devices no government has been able to break into.<p>Although that record may have been …

Telecoms

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods …

Hinduism

Asia’s Troubled Water

NEW DELHI – Asia’s water woes are worsening. Already the world’s driest continent in <i>per capita</i> terms, <b>Asia now faces a severe drought that has parched</b> …

Water

Kerala – a conflict of cultures?

Kerala has long been held up as an example of a model state. India’s most educated piece of paradise. But people who live there, in general, and …

India

'Death photographers' of India's holy city

<b>The ancient Indian city of Varanasi is known as the religious capital of Hinduism and its ghats - steps on the banks of the river Ganges - are considered sacred. On one such ghat, the BBC's Vikas Pandey meets some people who call themselves the 'death photographers'.</b><p>Varanasi has many ghats where …

India

India approaches Halkbank to handle oil payment to Iran - Fars | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - India has approached Turkey’s Halkbank to faciliate the payment of $6.5 billion to Iran, which it owes for crude oil imports, Iran’s Fars news agency quoted India’s ambassador to Tehran as saying on Saturday.<p>A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an oil …

Sanctions

Desi Version Of Startup India: New Scheme Aimed At Boosting Entrepreneurship In Rural India

Aimed at promoting entrepreneurship at rural level and providing momentum to Startup India campaign in India, government will soon launch a scheme- …

India

Prez rule in Uttarakhand: Governor’s report on sting op tilted scales

A sting operation on chief minister Harish Rawat sealed the fate of the Congress government in Uttarakhand before it could take Monday’s scheduled …

Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kangna Ranaut win at the 63rd National Awards

It is that time of the year when the best films across India will be given its most prestigious recognition in the form of the National Awards. And …

Tata Steel 'must hold its nerve' in Port Talbot talks

<b>Tata Steel must "hold its nerve" and back the Port Talbot plant in crunch talks over the site's future to be held in India, an MP has said.</b><p>Representatives of the Community union have flown out to Mumbai ahead of discussions with the board on Tuesday.<p>The south Wales site bore the brunt of 1,050 job …

United Kingdom

The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble

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India Proposes Making All Vehicles Electric By 2030

Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, says his country is working on a plan to make every car in the …

California Textbooks: ‘Editing out India is bizarre! We must fight back because this concerns all Indians, not just Hindus’

<b>New York:</b> Led by hundreds of high school students, teachers, parents of Indian kids in American schools and “outraged” grandpas and grandmas, more …

India

The 270,836 Women Missing From the Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Indian village bans single women from using mobile phones

File photo<p>Image: Shutterstock/Rehan Qureshi<p>File photo<p>Image: Shutterstock/Rehan Qureshi<p>A VILLAGE IN Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state …

India

Could a meteorite really have killed a bus driver in India?

There is nothing more certain in life than death – a cheerful thought for a dismal February. Even though we are aware of that inevitability, we don’t …

Meteorites

In Karanataka’s El Dorado, Former Miners Bite Dust

Kolar –<p>“The main drinking water pipeline and tank has been built because of the relentless efforts of our women’s collective. That is the reason why …

Water

Why Jats are on a warpath in Haryana?

<b>New Delhi:</b> Former Haryana Chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is sitting on a peace fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, wants Manohar Lal Khattar-led …

After 69 years of independence, Southern Assam gets direct train to New Delhi

People of southern Assam's multi-ethnic Barak valley bordering Bangladesh had a key role in the Independence movement of India. But it took 69 years …

India

Freedom 251 has a price of Rs 251: Here’s what we know

Freedom251.com started accepting bookings on February 18. The Noida-based company expects says it will finish all deliveries by June.<p>Written by | New …

India

Delhi – The Heart of India | Rupert Marlow

Delhi is an enormous city – probably why it is in its own state. The size of it is mind-boggling, with 16.3 million inhabitants (London has 8.1 …

India

Rajasthan to ease restrictions on cell phone towers around schools and hospitals

“We have also received communication from the Centre regarding this. It (the restriction) should be removed in the final policy document,” said Ashok …

India