India

U.S. set to approve India's purchase of drones before Modi visit

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to approve India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the …

New Delhi

Inaugural Summit: The Four Issues That Will Dominate Modi And Trump's First Meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Washington this weekend to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time. Officials on both sides are lowering expectations ahead of the visit, billing the summit as an opportunity for the two leaders to get to know one another, …

Narendra Modi

As Modi prepares for Trump meeting, U.S. expected to OK India drone purchase

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalize ties in his first …

New Delhi

Trump and Modi to Seek Personal Rapport, Talk Defense Deals - Bloomberg

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week on a trip to Washington that might allow the two leaders to build …

Narendra Modi

India’s raucous democracy is becoming more subdued

Falling in lineIndia’s raucous democracy is becoming more subdued<p>Narendra Modi’s government is extremely sensitive to criticism<p>print-edition …

Aam Aadmi Party

What do young Indians think of Donald Trump?

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday.<p>His visit comes at a time of immense uncertainty and unpredictability in Indian-US relations.<p>Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order, signed in April, overhauled …

Donald Trump

‘If you don’t like my govt, don’t take pension or use roads built by us’: Andhra CM to voters

It’s my way or the highway for people in Andhra Pradesh if they don’t like chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s rule.<p>He asked people on Thursday not …

Andhra Pradesh

Sedition Law Continues to Be Blatantly Misused by Authorities in India

Madhya Pradesh police using the sedition law to book 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the Champion’s Trophy final indicates …

Madhya Pradesh

Arvind Panagariya sees action on privatising Air India in 6 months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The government is expected to take some action on privatising state-owned airline Air India in next six months, a top government policy adviser told television channel CNBC-TV18 on Thursday.<p>The comment from Arvind Panagariya, deputy head of policy think-tank Niti Aayog, comes …

Business (India)

Modi's India The World's 4th Fastest Growing Economy

Prime Minister Modi’s currency experimentation has not stopped India’s vibrant economy, which is the world’s 4th fastest growing economy in the world thus far in 2017.<p>That’s according to the World Bank’s latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. For 2017, India’s economy is expected to advance …

Indian Economy

10 Haunted Places in India That You Must Visit If You Are in the Mood for Some Chills

India is a beautiful country with an amazing culture and heritage. We have stories dating back centuries, and some are super spooky. Just like …

West Bengal

India to take corrective steps to ensure telecoms growth - statement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's telecoms minister said on Thursday that the government would take corrective steps to ensure growth in the sector, the world's second-biggest by number of users, amid worries about financial stress.<p>Carriers in India's telecoms sector have been hurt by a price war …

New Delhi

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlights in History:<p>On June 23, 1967, …

Indian History

How India’s Controversial Biometric ID System Can Help Women

The World Bank estimates that one in six people around the globe are unable to prove their identity — a burden that disproportionately affects women …

Indian Women's Issues

Government conducting study to check feasibility of separate time zones for North East

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is conducting a study to assess the feasibility of having different time zones in the …

Arunachal Pradesh

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to meet Tillerson ahead of Modi-Trump meet

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is set to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Washington for a …

Narendra Modi

Gorkhas spilled blood for India, my son spilled his for our land: SB Sashankar

In Goke village located in Pulbazar tehsil, a one-and-a-half hour drive from Darjeeling, SB Sashankar is fighting back tears as he recalls the events …

West Bengal

Is Running A Yoga Center Profitable In India?

The yoga ‘market’ in India is hovering at an inflection point. With United Nations recognizing 21 June as Yoga day, the ancient practice has come in …

Yoga

Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, but India dismisses farce

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce.<p>Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav …

World News

If Trump And Modi Talk Climate

<i>This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express.</i><p>As is now well known, President Donald Trump has fulfilled his promise to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. This “Trexit” had all the hallmarks of a scorched earth strategy. Trump bashed not only the agreement, …

Climate

Is it better for India to have bigger but fewer banks?

There are reports that India will be going in for another round of consolidation in public sector banking.<p>There are reports that India will be going …

Indian Economy

This Company Is Cashing In On India's E-Commerce Boom

On the Internet, nothing travels faster than a tip on how to score a bargain.<p>With online sales growing in India, and price-sensitive Indian consumers looking at ways to shave costs, Internet merchants are offering discounts to anyone willing to punch in a secret coupon code and sign up as a member …

Business (UK)

India’s prime minister is not as much of a reformer as he seems

The economy under ModiIndia’s prime minister is not as much of a reformer as he seems<p>But he is more of a nationalist firebrand<p>print-edition iconPrint …

World News

Afghanistan, Ireland get Test status

Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC, meaning they have become cricket's 11th and 12th Test-playing nations

Delhi

Strongmen and Fragile Democracies

IN HIS INTRODUCTION to <i>Nations and Nationalism Since 1780</i> (1990), Eric Hobsbawm argued that nations are “dual phenomena, constructed essentially from …

Government banks devise three-tier plan for bad loan resolution

NPA accounts under Rs1,000 crore to be sold to ARCs, those up to Rs5,000 crore to be resolved through RBI schemes, rest to be tried at NCLT

Business (India)

Loan Waivers Have Become A Fashion, Says Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway …

Uttar Pradesh

Facebook is testing a new Profile Picture Guard in India

Facebook, for better or for worse, remains one of the primary ways people communicate with each other online. So it should come as no surprise that …

Facebook

‘King of Good Times’ Gives Diageo a Hangover

World’s largest liquor company and Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya are entangled in a legal quagmire<p>MUMBAI—India’s liquor market was for years a thorn in the side of Diageo PLC, the world’s largest spirits maker. Then it met the “King of Good Times.”<p>Vijay Mallya, a billionaire fond of mullet haircuts, …

Alcohol

5 Ways a Solo Trip through India will Change your Life

June 22, 2017<p>My Sojourn into Self-Discovery – A solo trip through India<p>by: Carrie Mann<p>My two-month solo trip through India began in the Mumbai …

North India