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India's new labour rules would put kids at greater risk of exploitation: Nobel laureate

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
India has seen a big decrease in the number of full-time child workers over the past decade, but a Nobel Prize-winning rescuer of working kids says loopholes in new legislation could actually make exploitation easier.

India's Water Crisis

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some 330 million people - about one quarter of India's population - are reeling from a drought that has turned vast areas of the subcontinent into a dust bowl, withering crops and forcing farmers from their lands.
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India will accept marine's return if UN tribunal conditions are met

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
The conditions for Girone's return include an undertaking by Italy that he will come back to India if the tribunal concludes India has the jurisdiction to try him and his colleague Massimiliano Latorre, facing charges of killing two Indian fishermen ...
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Zimbabwe to host India for three ODIs and three T20s

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
Zimbabwe are set to host India for three ODIs and three T20s in June at the Harare Sports Club. The six matches will be played over 12 days, starting with the first ODI on June 11 and the last T20 on June 22.
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UN court order on Marine favours India: Centre

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
"We see the tribunal's order not just as a recognition of India's consistent positions and key arguments but also as an affirmation of the authority of the Supreme Court of India," Jaitley said, speaking on behalf of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj who ...
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Apple's Plan to Expand In India Has Been Shot Down

Fortune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Apple had high hopes of selling pre-owned iPhones in India. But those hopes might have been dashed. The tech giant's application to sell refurbished iPhones in India has been rejected, an unidentified telecommunications ministry official told Bloomberg ...
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Spooked By Beijing, India Embraces Closer US Ties

NDTV - ‎15 hours ago‎
Indian military officials and policymakers, for decades obsessed with Pakistan, are now growing increasingly worried by what they see as threatening moves by China.

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

BBC News - ‎22 hours ago‎
When an Indian university student leader charged with sedition chanted slogans about "freedom", it struck a chord in the country - literally.
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India in shock after brutal rape and murder of female 'Untouchable'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
The horrific rape and murder of an “untouchable” woman in Kerala has provoked furious debate over the lack of protection afforded to India's lower caste females. The victim, a 30-year-old law student referred to by local media only as “Jisha”, was ...
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India's Himalayan forest fires reach 113-year-old heritage train track

Mashable - ‎7 hours ago‎
The forest fires raging in India's Himalayas came dangerously close to the historic Kalka-Shimla railway, a UNESCO World Heritage attraction in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
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GST, land reforms key to India's economic growth: IMF

Economic Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
"India's growth outlook is favourable, with GDP growth projected to strengthen to 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal year, even in the absence of major structural reforms," said Ranil Manohara Salgado, Chief of Regional Studies Division, Asia and ...
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India junks US report on religious freedom

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
"In 2015, religious tolerance deteriorated and religious freedom violations increased in India. Minority communities, especially Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs, experienced numerous incidents of intimidation, harassment, and violence, largely at the ...
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India's Flamboyant 'King of Good Times' Vijay Mallya Resigns From Parliament Over Debt

TIME - ‎16 hours ago‎
Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, accused of absconding to the U.K. while owing over $1 billion to a group of Indian banks, resigned from his position as a member of the India's Parliament on Monday. According to the Indian Express, Mallya said in ...

India Crafts Naval Technology Plan

DefenseNews.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI - The Indian Navy has finalized a plan to acquire 100 cutting-edge technologies in the next 15 years to build its war-fighting capabilities, but how realistic that will be is a million-dollar question.
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Indian teen accidentally kills himself in selfie tragedy

CBS News - ‎9 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI -- A teenager in India has died after accidentally shooting himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded handgun held to his head, police said Tuesday.
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Air India no longer loss-making: Government

Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎
"By cutting its operational expenses by almost 11 per cent, Air India has turned from a Rs.2,636 crore loss making unit in 2014-15 to a Rs.8 crore operational profit unit in 2015-16," Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said while replying to ...
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Pathankot attack probe: Parliamentary Panel asks why India sought Pakistan help

The Indian Express - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pathankot attack probe: Parliamentary Panel asks why India sought Pakistan help. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Pakistan had visited India for five days in March to collect evidence on terrorists who carried out the January 2 attack on Pathankot ...

Rising yen to hurt margins of India listed Japanese companies like Maruti Suzuki, Ricoh and Hitachi

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
MUMBAI: Japanese companies listed on Indian exchanges such as Maruti Suzuki, Ricoh, Honda Siel Power, Hitachi Home Appliances, Sharp India and Lumax Industries are seen heading for challenging times on Dalal Street, especially after the Japanese ...
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Why you shouldn't be worried about India's bad loans: State bank

CNBC - ‎14 hours ago‎
The State Bank of India has moved to quash mounting concerns over India's banking sector after a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asset quality review uncovered mounting debts in the sector. Asked whether a banking crisis was unfolding in India, Arundhati ...
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