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US watchdog uncovers violence against pro-union workers at Indian factory

Shahi Exports, which makes clothes for top brands such as H&M and Benetton, accused by Worker Rights Consortium

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-19 10:00:43

John Nicholson: the sadistic British officer who was worshipped as a living god in India

It does not fall to many of us to be worshipped as a living god, but that was the fate of John Nicholson, a 19th century British army officer in the service of theEast India Company. Nicholson – the subject ofa new bookcovering his life and times – served for much of his career on the disputed and p

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-07-19 09:57:47

Doctropreneurs are beating the odds to provide better health care in India

At first glance, India seems an unlikely place to look for breakthrough innovations in health care delivery. After all, India’s performance on many health metrics has been abysmal. Per capita spending on health in 2014 was just $75. Physician density is less than one-third that of the United States

QUARTZ - 2018-07-19 08:09:49

India Seen Hoarding China Solar Cells Before Tariff Kicks In

India’s plan to cut imports of Chinese solar cells and modules by imposing a safeguard duty may have the opposite effect in the short run, according to ICBC International Research Ltd.Stockpiles could rise rapidly as Indian developers hoard more modules before the proposal to impose a 25 percent saf

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-19 06:34:00

Why Indian farmers must grow less rice and wheat

If Indian farmers replaced plots of water-guzzling rice and wheat with less thirsty crops, this moderate shift could cut down the country’s water consumption by a whopping one-third. Plus, crop-swapping would have the added benefit of boosting national nutrition, a newScience Advancesstudyfinds. As

QUARTZ - 2018-07-19 05:58:02

Meet the elite engineers leading a challenge to India's homosexuality ban

Akhilesh Godi, one of the petitioners challenging India's ban on homosexuality, poses for a picture inside his house in Bengaluru, India, July 18, 2018.Abhishek N. Chinnappa / Reuters

NBC NEWS - 2018-07-19 01:05:00

There was zero growth in India's job market in 2018

The number of formally employed Indians may have fallen marginally in financial year 2018. It declined by 0.1% from 406.7 million the previous year to 406.2 million, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, a think tank tracking business and economic data, reported on July 17. Even after accounting

QUARTZ - 2018-07-19 01:04:44

How WhatsApp helped turn a village into a mob

A 32-year-old Indian software engineer has become the latest victim in a spate of mob lynchings, allegedly spurred by child abduction rumours spreading over WhatsApp. BBC Telugu's Deepthi Bathini reports on how the attack unfolded."They kept hitting us, demanding to know how many children we had kid

BBC - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Modi’s Great Road Trip Hits a Debt Pothole

Anjani Trivedi is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies in Asia. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal.Read more opinionLISTEN TO ARTICLE5:00Thousands of people die on India’s notorious roads every year, and the number is rising. A multibillion-dollar plan to extend

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 23:00:14

Biggest Mobile-Phone Plant Masks Modi's ‘Make in India’ Struggle

Despite a sleek marketing campaign, the world isn’t quite ready to ‘Make in India.’Last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in celebrated the inauguration of whatSamsung Electronics Co. Ltd.called the world’slargestmobile phone factory. At the splashy event

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 22:30:00

Poor Man's Gold More Popular in India as Prices Decline

A recovery in industrial demand is helping boost silver imports by India, according to Chirag Sheth, an analyst at Metals Focus Ltd. The value of purchases has risen to $2.1 billion in the first half from $1.5 billion a year earlier as silver prices average 4 percent less. Sheth estimates import vol

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 22:00:00

India’s Dirty Secret Is an Oil Market Headache

David Fickling is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities, as well as industrial and consumer companies. He has been a reporter for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Guardian.Read more opinionFollow @davidfickling on TwitterLISTEN TO ARTICLE4:

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 21:00:19

World weatherwatch: Monsoon brings floods and landslides to India

A deadly landslide in a remote area of Manipur, north-east India, following heavy rains. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-07-18 20:30:24

Foreign Tech Workers Face Higher Hurdles in Visa Applications

For highly-skilled foreign workers applying for a new work visa or an extension, the stakes involved just got a whole lot higher.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently updated itsguidance, taking a much stricter approach to approving applications that are largely filed by those seeki

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 19:38:06

Ben Stokes to play in first India Test even though it finishes day before his court case

Ben Stokes will play in the first Test against India even though it could finish just 24 hours before the start of his court case. Stokes has been backed byJoe Root, the Test captain, to remain focused on cricket and not be distracted during the first Test. If the Test at Edgbaston lasts the full fi

TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-18 18:51:00

Police officer dangles from crane trying to locate those trapped in collapsed building

NEW DELHI – A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police said on Wednesday.

USA TODAY - 2018-07-18 17:28:00

Report: India may send second WhatsApp notice over violence

Facing a problem of mob violence rapidly spreading with the help of social media, India's government maysend a second noticeto WhatsApp (NASDAQ:FB), seemingly dissatisfied with an initial response to warnings to curb "explosive messages filled with rumors."

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-07-18 16:41:38

Inside the Growing Men's Rights Movement in India

In the early 2000s, India started to push toward gender equality with new laws aimed at protecting women from sexual assault and marital financial conflicts. But as protections for women grow stronger, some men in the country have started to mobilize, convinced women make false accusations and use t

VICE - 2018-07-18 16:26:07

Exclusive: U.S. offers India armed version of Guardian drone - sources

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior U.S. official and an industry source told Reuters.

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 15:42:29

Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police Say

People hold signs as they participate in a protest against the Kathua, Unnao, rape cases and other incidents of rape in India on April 15, 2018 in Mumbai, India. 600 A young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least 22 men repeatedly over a seven-month period at the apa

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-07-18 14:53:44