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India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable rockets. Now, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), wants to take this idea a step further and create the first rocket that has two reusable stages. According to a report from Times of India, ISRO is going


India Court Stops Measles & Rubella Vaccinations

The New Delhi High Court stopped the implementation of the ‘Measles and Rubella Vaccine Immunization Campaign’ by the Delhi government on January 15, 2019. Justice Vibhu Bakhru’s court order said that ‘measles vaccination cannot be administered “forcibly” and without the consent of parents,’ reporte


Modi’s quick-fix for angel tax isn’t helping Indian startups much

The Narendra Modi government may have finally extended some relief to India’s startup community, simmering with anger and tension over the imposition of angel tax. But the move will hardly protect companies from tax harassment.


FY20 GDP pegged at 7.5%, says India Ratings

India Ratings and Research expects India’s economy to grow 7.5% in 2019-20 and be more evenly balanced across sectors as well as demand-side growth drivers. Post demonetisation and implementation of the goods and services tax, the agency said it had expected FY19 to be a year of quick recovery.


Family feuds that have rocked India’s leading business houses

According to the ‘Credit Suisse Family 1000 in 2018’ report, India ranks third globally when it comes to family-owned business, with 111 companies with a total market capitalisation of USD 839 billion. The report had also found that family-owned companies have consistently outperformed their peers,


Indian villagers hurl firebombs at elephant and calf ‘for damaging their crops’

A mob of people in an Indian village have brutally attacked an elephant and her calf, hurling firebombs at the pair after they wandered onto farmland. Photographs show the two elephants crossing a road fleeing a group of men who are launching flaming missiles at them.


The Indian village where child sexual exploitation is the norm

Many families in India still mourn the birth of a girl. But when Leena was born, people celebrated. Sagar Gram, her village in central India, is unique that way. Girls outnumber boys. When a woman marries, it is the groom’s family that pays the dowry. Women are Sagar Gram’s breadwinners. When they a


Lame Duck or Populist? Here's How India's Interim Budget Works

(Bloomberg) -- As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government prepares to present its last spending plan on Feb. 1 before India’s general election, the main question on people’s minds is: will it be a lame duck budget or a populist one?


Flipkart India gets Rs 1,431 cr in fresh capital from parent entity

Bengaluru: Flipkart India, the wholesale arm of the Walmart-owned ecommerce marketplace in India, has received Rs 1,431 crore in fresh capital from its Singapore-based parent entity Flipkart Private Limited. The fund infusion comes days after the Indian government made clarifications to the FDI poli


UBS Says Investors Won’t Make Money on India Stocks in 2019

(Bloomberg) -- Last year’s top performing Asian stock market in local currency terms won’t move the needle for investors in 2019, UBS Securities India Pvt. says. In fact, the benchmark may drop around 9 percent from current levels, according to the brokerage.


Bengaluru is the world’s fastest-changing city

India’s Silicon Valley is the world’s most dynamic city. Bengaluru has topped a ranking of 131 world cities based on their ability to change, innovate, and adjust to constantly evolving circumstances. Hyderabad, which topped last year, is at the second place this time.


Divers find India mine worker body

Indian navy divers have found the body of a worker who was trapped with 14 others inside a flooded coal mine in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. The men had entered the illegal pit, known as a "rat hole", on 13 December, and were trapped when floodwater from a nearby river poured in.


Teenage girl murdered, mutilated, by family for eloping with boyfriend, Indian police say

A teenage girl from India was murdered and mutilated by her family after running off with her boyfriend, authorities say. The acid-burned and butchered body of the 16-year-old, referred to as "Anjana" on social media, was found Sunday in Gaya, a city in Bihar, India’s third most populated state.


'A three-generation project': riverside development divides Indian city

As the sun dips below the horizon, young lovers make themselves more comfortable on benches overlooking the Sabarmati river. Walkers stroll along the concrete promenades, and mothers enjoy a moment of respite under newly planted saplings while their children play in the adjoining gardens.


India’s Struggling Jet Airways Flags Bailout Options

(Bloomberg) -- Jet Airways India Ltd. is working with lenders to revamp its debt as the struggling carrier tries to shore up its financials after recording losses in nine of the past eleven years in a market known for ultra-low fares.


‘Shiraz,’ a Silent Spectacle of India, Returns

Imperialism for the masses, the movie culture of the 1920s, purveyed romantic fantasies of an imaginary East. Theaters were designed to evoke the Alhambra. Rudolph Valentino rose to stardom as the Sheik; Douglas Fairbanks cavorted as the Thief of Bagdad. A Photoplay writer declared Scheherazade was


Netflix, local rival Hotstar to censor content in India - sources

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Vivo India partners Cashify to allow exchange of old smartphones

Vivo has come up with an exchange program in India ‘Vivo Xchange’ as part of which the company will allow people to exchange their old phones and upgrade to a new Vivo smartphone on Vivo’s in-house e-store.


Amazon is on a hiring spree in India, even as new restrictions on foreign sellers loom

Amazon currently has 660 open positions in Bengaluru, which is the second most worldwide after Seattle, and Hyderabad has the eighth most with over 450 job openings, according to its career site.


Indian soldiers being 'honey trapped' by fake social media accounts from Pakistan

New Delhi (CNN)An Indian soldier has been "honey trapped" into giving sensitive information to a fake Pakistani Facebook account, highlighting the widespread "catfishing" problem facing India's military.