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Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data. The purchases came as Modi faced c

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 08:17:52

India confirms killing of 39 workers kidnapped by IS

Indian has confirmed the deaths of 39 construction workers kidnapped by Islamic State militants (IS) in Iraq. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said the DNA of 38 workers matched with bodies found in a mass grave. Since the kidnapping in Mosul in 2014, the Indian government had always maintained that

BBC - 2018-03-20 07:49:53

39 Indians killed by Islamic State in Iraq's Mosul: List of names of 27 deceased identified so far

On Tuesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha that 39 Indians who had gone missing in 2014, had been killed by the Islamic State. She noted that their bodies had been spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were then exhumed from mass graves and their identities c

FIRSTPOST - 2018-03-20 07:34:24

India says it has confirmed 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014 are dead

March 20, 2018 / 6:02 AM / a few seconds ago NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday that 39 Indians, who were believed to have been kidnapped by militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bodies were found. FILE PHOTO: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj listens to a repo

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 06:02:12

Maharashtra Assembly works till midnight on Monday; Congress says BJP-Shiv Sena forced overtime to protect BMC candidate

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly witnessed unprecedented ruckus as the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena stretched the working of the House till midnight with opposition parties alleging that it was in order to clear a bill that would save a Sena candidate for the BMC bypolls from disqualification. At 10 pm,

FIRSTPOST - 2018-03-20 02:31:29

India's Big Dollar Buyer May Step Back as Capital Inflows Plunge

Traders counting on the Reserve Bank of India to keep buying dollars may have to think again. The central bank bought $36 billion of foreign exchange in the 12 months to January, seeking to stem the rupee's appreciation. That's likely to change given India's widening current-account deficit and slow

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-20 02:24:55

A breakaway sect of 11 million Shiva worshippers is now an official religion in India

The government of the southern Indian state of Karnataka dropped a socio-political bombshell on March 19. It recognised the Lingayats, an over 11 million-strong community of lord Shiva worshippers, as constituting a religion distinct from Hinduism. The state cabinet, headed by the Congress party chi

QUARTZ - 2018-03-19 22:24:35

How Dotcom Survivors Built a $950 Million Startup in India

Bigbasket is the nation's largest e-grocer and recently raised $300 million in a round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Tech startups are typically founded by young entrepreneurs with more passion than experience. This is as true in India as it is in Silicon Valley. Then there's Bigbasket, w

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-19 22:00:12

Giving India a voice

When it comes to sonic panacea, there are few disciplines more likely to calm the nerves and lift the soul than Indian music. Pushkar Lele has been charming audiences all over the world for nearly three decades, and will display his practiced vocal dexterity here this week, when he plays two concer

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-19 21:22:00

It's Carnage Out There

India's telecom industry is in turmoil, and depending on whom you ask, one man deserves all the credit or all the blame. It's been 18 months since Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, entered with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. The 4G wireless network is basically a $31 billion bet on data. Ambani made v

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-19 21:00:27

India named as most vulnerable country to climate change: HSBC report

LONDON (Reuters) - India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday. The bank assessed 67 developed, emerging and frontier markets on vulnerability to the physical impacts of climate change, sensitivity t

AOL CORP - 2018-03-19 18:42:14

Congress demands time-bound probe into SSC paper leak scam, sacking of Union minister Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday demanded a time-bound probe into the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak scam and the sacking of Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, under whose ministry the SSC functions. Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP of spreading

FIRSTPOST - 2018-03-19 16:53:41

Karnataka: Clashes break out between members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities in Kalaburagi

Clashes broke out between members of the Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities in Karnataka's Kalaburagi city on Monday, hours after the Siddaramaiah government announced it will recommend that the Lingayats be classified as a separate religion. Soon after members of the Lingayat community reached th

SCROLL.IN - 2018-03-19 15:48:30

Life without toilets: the photographer tackling a global taboo

One of the biggest issues at the intersection of sanitation, poverty and global health, open defecation has also long been one of the hardest to represent visually. For photographer Andrea Bruce, however, the challenge meant she did not have to think too long before agreeing to the year-long project

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-19 11:48:43

'You have a sick attitude': An open letter from Jyoti Singh Pandey's mother to ex-Karnataka DGP

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Delhi rape victim, responds to HT Sangliyana's advice that women should submit to their attackers to protect their lives. When you commented on my physique, you did not think twice about the inappropriateness of it - in fact, you thought nothing of further associa

SCROLL.IN - 2018-03-19 11:02:00

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.99%

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.99% Investing.com - India stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate, Metals and Technology sectors led shares lower. At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.99% to hit a new 3-months low, while the BSE Sensex

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-19 10:46:30

Karnataka accepts panel's recommendation to recognise Lingayat community as a separate religion

The Karnataka government on Monday accepted the recommendation of the Nagamohan Das committee that the Lingayat community be recognised as a separate religion. The Siddaramaiah-led government will now write to the Centre with the recommendation, India Today reported. The Karnataka State Minorities C

SCROLL.IN - 2018-03-19 10:01:20

The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

When completed, the Pavagada solar park in southern India is expected to generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity, making it the world's largest solar station. (Karnataka Solar Power Development Corp.) Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a clo

LA TIMES - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

WTO chief says U.S. wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States has raised concerns about the functioning of the World Trade Organisation and asked for reforms, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday, as global trade tensions increased. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO),

REUTERS - 2018-03-19 15:22:22

Tripura facing 'financial burden' of Rs 11,355 crores due to previous govt, says deputy CM Jishnu Debbarma

Agartala: The BJP-IPFT government is facing a "huge financial burden" due to the previous dispensation's "failure" in proper planning, Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma has said. File image of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb with Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma. Facebook@BJ

FIRSTPOST - 2018-03-19 09:47:19