India

Nearly 200 more child workers freed as crackdown continues in south India

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 200 child workers, some as young as eight, were rescued from bangle factories in Hyderabad in southern India over the last week, as part of a crackdown that will continue until the end of the month, police said on Tuesday.<p>Most children rescued were aged …

Hyderabad

Monday blues: On day that Akhilesh emerges stronger, BJP confronts miffed leaders in UP

Amit Shah's high-handedness over candidate selection is said to have upset Gorakhpur strongman Yogi Adityanath and two key OBC leaders in the …

Uttar Pradesh

“Is This The Supreme Court Or A Joke Court,” SC Slams State Govts For Poor Response

"Is this the Supreme Court or a joke court," an incensed apex court bench said on Monday annoyed over the lack of response of several state …

Madhya Pradesh

Generous friend or reckless bully: Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter diplomacy is a dangerous tightrope walk

In a government thin on talent and high on bluster, Sushma Swaraj is a standout for keeping her head down.<p>India’s minister of external affairs operates with quiet efficiency, enforcing prime minister Narendra Modi’s expansive foreign policy. Although some doubt the extent of her role in determining …

Sushma Swaraj

Teenage Bollywood actor faces vicious social media abuse and no one knows why

She's sixteen, talented, newly famous. And unfortunately, facing vile abuse on social media.<p>Zaira Wasim, the young actor who dazzled audiences with her flawless debut in <i>Dangal</i> — India's highest-grossing film ever — posted an inexplicable "confession/apology" on Facebook last night.<p>And then, she …

Jammu and Kashmir

India's cash crisis makes it difficult to pay rent

NEW DELHI — Geeta Dutta, who runs a roadside tea shop in the suburb of Noida, faces a dilemma: Pay her rent and children's tuition by standing in long lines at the ATM — praying it doesn't run out of cash — or work at her stall.<p>It's a familiar choice in India these days, after the prime minister's …

Indian Politics

India’s ancient engineering marvel

This unique architectural idea was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage.<p>Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.<p>Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell …

Ancient History

Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla says he is not quitting

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |<p>BJP Punjab chief Vijay Sampla. (File Photo)<p>Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla Tuesday denied reports that he has offered …

Punjab

German passport strongest in the world, India ranks lower than Uganda: Report

Germany's passport has been ranked the highest in a global ranking of world's most powerful passport, whereas India ranks 78th in the list.<p>Germany scored the highest in the list with 157 visa-free destinations, while Singapore surpassed South Korea in the list to become the highest ranked Asian …

Sushma Swaraj

This country downloaded and used the most Android apps in 2016

With advent of smartphones and improving internet penetration come great affinity for downloading apps. Just take India for an example.<p>Indians are showing an increasingly growing interest in trying out different apps. And in 2016, they left everyone behind.<p>India surpassed the United States and …

Apps

Kharar rally: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal promises drug free Punjab

Taking on Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on drug related issue Arvind Kejriwal said, “about 40 lakh youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs and would need …

Arvind Kejriwal

Donald Trump says he will keep personal Twitter account

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There are those who accuse Donald Trump of being unpresidential.<p>This depth of this feeling is, to borrow one of his own words, unpresidented.<p>Yet Trump has shown that his morning Twitter missives can stir …

Indian Politics

Homeless in wintry northern India shiver in buses, portable cabins

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buses and portable cabins are doubling up as shelters for the homeless in northern India amidst a cold snap that has killed at least a dozen people, highlighting a critical lack of affordable housing, campaigners said on Tuesday.<p>There are nearly 1 million urban …

North India

Analysis: China’s Critical Western Theater Command

Despite continuing high-level meetings between China and India’s military, Beijing has not settled its border disputes with India, and continues aggressive military activity along the disputed border regions (China Military Online, Nov. 22, 2016). This is despite China’s resolution of most disputed …

World Politics

India loses 'fastest growing economy' tag to China post demonetization

<b>Highlights</b><p><b>⇒ After World Bank, IMF cuts India's growth forecast</b><p><b>⇒ Demonetization behind IMF's growth estimate cut</b><p><b>⇒ In 2017, 2018, Indian economy to</b> …

Economics

India teenagers die taking selfies with train

<b>Two teenagers have died while taking selfies on railway tracks in the Indian capital, Delhi.</b><p>A group of teenagers went to the railway tracks in the eastern part of the city on Saturday to take pictures in front of oncoming trains.<p>But two of them failed to move away in time and a train ran over them, …

World News

Indian girls win award for tricking traffickers and busting cross-border racket

DARJEELING, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Indian schoolgirls will be awarded national bravery awards next week for helping police bust a cross-border human trafficking racket, leading to the arrest of suspects in the cases of missing girls from both India and Nepal.<p>Shivani Gond, 17, and …

West Bengal

Maharashtra s Sugar Output Drops As Mills Close Early

India's top sugar producing state of Maharashtra has so far produced 27 per cent less sugar than a year ago as nearly a third of the total mills have …

Indian Economy

Government seeks up to $2.2 billion dividend from Hindustan Zinc - sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is seeking a dividend of up to $2.2 billion from partly state-owned Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), three people with knowledge of the matter said, as New Delhi targets a boom in the base metal to help shore up crumbling public finances.<p>The government, which owns 29.5 percent …

New Delhi

MG Ramachandran’s early years: a poor childhood, drama school, and the first big break

On MGR’s birth centenary, here is a flashback to the formative years of the Tamil screen icon and chief minister.<p><i>MG Ramachandran’s birth centenary</i> …

Tamil Nadu

Support pours in for teen Bollywood actress after she was trolled for meeting Kashmiri minister

Actress Zaira Wasim was slammed on Twitter after Jammu & Kashmir CM called her a 'role model' for the state.<p>Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and several …

Jammu and Kashmir

Patriots' Belichick says he doesn't care about 'SnapFace' and 'InstantChat'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Bill Belichick wore hoodies before Mark Zuckerberg had even heard of them.<p>Yet the New England Patriots coach has never shown a penchant for technology.<p>Last year, he said he'd had quite enough of Microsoft's …

Bill Belichick

One Indian State’s Grand Plan to Get 23 Million People Online

The trench running along the road linking Kodicherla and Penjarla in southern India is just 5 feet deep and about half as wide. Yet it carries the …

Telangana

4 Kids Died In A Horrible Accident While Onlookers Took Photos. Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Punjab

ICYMI: SpaceX redeems itself with a showstopper rocket launch

Wasting $50 Million on satellites and rockets is so 2016.<p>Today on In Case You Missed It: SpaceX is back in launching mode after the FAA grounded the company following an unfortunate explosion last September. The rocket company successfully launched satellites from its revamped Falcon9, then the …

Aerospace

Modi’s message to BJP members not to seek tickets for relatives cuts no ice

Barely a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP leaders at the party’s national executive meeting not to seek tickets for their relatives …

BJP

Samsung launches the Galaxy C9 Pro in India, preorders start from January 27

We had reported last week that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy C9 Pro in India on January 18, but the company has launched it a day earlier. …

Samsung

Jaitley says July 1 rollout of GST "more realistic"

India's new nationwide sales tax is now expected to be rolled out from July after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday managed to break a three-month long deadlock on who would administer the tax.<p>The long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) was earlier proposed to come into effect from April 1. …

Business (India)

'Not a bull fight, this is a fight with Delhi': This pro

The video protesting against the ban has been made by Chennai-based People’s Art and Literary Association.<p>The ubiquitous notes of the horn associated …

Tamil Nadu

Watch a hot hydraulic press destroy a Nokia 3310

If you've ever wondered what would happen if your Nokia 3310 phone was smashed by a red hot hydraulic press, now's your chance to find out.<p>In a new video from Hydraulic Press Channel posted on January 15, a 40-ton "travel press" made by MKH-press crushes an array of items, from a snowball to the …

Nokia