Shootings in India tarnish Vedanta’s reputation

Shootings in India tarnish Vedanta’s reputation

AFTER 99 peaceful days of protests, the 100th brought carnage. On May 22nd in Tuticorin, a coastal town near the southern tip of India, police indiscriminately fired live rounds into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators who were opposing the planned expansion of a copper-smelting facility. Thirteen people died and scores more were injured. The […]

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old alive on Friday in the state of Jharkhand. She was killed after her parents complained to village elders that she had been raped, according to […]

How can India clean up when all of its waste has an afterlife?

How can India clean up when all of its waste has an afterlife?

Families defend their inherited rights to jobs picking over rubbishReuters/Ahmad Masood By Fred Pearce “WHY is India so filthy?” asks a new book called Waste of a Nation. It wasn’t always – in the old days of rural India, almost everything was biodegradable. Animals and the weather soon dealt with it. Now garbage is everywhere: […]

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

For the first time since they emerged as different countries in 1947, India and Pakistan are set to take part in joint military drills. This will happen as part of the Peace Mission exercises to be held in Russia in September, along with a number of other partner countries under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). […]

Former Sikh terrorist sorry for Justin Trudeau embarrassment in India

Former Sikh terrorist sorry for Justin Trudeau embarrassment in India

Ottawa: A former Sikh militant apologised for causing embarrassment to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his trip to India. Jaspal Atwal, who was part of a movement that supported an independent Sikh nation in the 1980s and went to prison for the attempted murder of a visiting Indian minister in 1986, was invited to […]

India should really be 'wooden-headed' about pecuniary assosiation: Subbarao

India should really be 'wooden-headed' about pecuniary assosiation: Subbarao

SINGAPORE : Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Duvvuri Subbarao today said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s decision to relax on fiscal consolidation to give himself more room to spend is a questionable, and by far the most disappointing decision of the budget. He cautioned that every time finance ministers hit the “pause” button on […]

China embarrasses Pakistan at CPEC expo with huge poster showing Kashmir as part of India

China embarrasses Pakistan at CPEC expo with huge poster showing Kashmir as part of India

(Reporting by Pankaj Choudhary) GWADAR, PAKISTAN: Pakistan’s Planning and Development Ministry was left red-faced when the official poster of the much-hyped ‘Gwadar Expo 2018’ released by China portrayed Kashmir as part of India.  The two-day Gwadar Expo was inaugurated on Monday by Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The exhibition, jointly arranged by Gwadar Port […]

US to provide USD 500,000 to NGO to promote religious freedom in India

US to provide USD 500,000 to NGO to promote religious freedom in India

Washington: The US has announced a grant of nearly USD 500,000 for a non-governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence and discrimination” in India. The US State Department also announced a similar grant for Sri Lanka. The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and […]

India police parents catch 'daughter's rapists'

India police parents catch 'daughter's rapists'

The parents of a teenage girl in India have caught their daughter’s alleged rapists after police refused to register their complaint. The parents, who are police officials, said that one officer accused their daughter of “making up a filmy story”. A gang rape case was registered only after the parents personally caught two suspects and […]