India defers approval of Paytm's investment in its payments arm

India defers approval of Paytm's investment in its payments arm

India's Lok Sabha election 2024: What you need to know

Elections to the 543 contested seats in the lower house of parliament, called the Lok Sabha

India's Lok Sabha election 2024: What are the key issues?

India's economy is expected to have grown by about 8% in the last fiscal year

India's Lok Sabha election 2024: What are electronic voting machines?

It is a thick, rectangular device used to electronically record votes cast in elections

India's Modi warns of 'black money' in political funding after old system scrapped by court

Corporate funding of political parties is a sensitive matter in India and

At least four people drown as boat capsizes in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Most of the passengers were children, and rescuers were searching for many others missing passengers

WHO warns of falsified cough syrup ingredients seized in Pakistan

DRAP sent suspect drums of propylene glycol for testing

India forecasts above average monsoon rains after dry 2023

The monsoon is expected to total 106% of the long-term average this year

India court extends detention of opposition leader Kejriwal until April 23, Live Law says

Kejriwal is a fierce critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and rejects the charges against him

Electricity distribution companies are involved in overbilling: Naqvi

Says crackdown in progress against power theft, tariffs are too high

India's BJP election manifesto lacks plans for structural economic reforms: Citi

Says the document is more tilted towards continuity than change

India's Modi says BJP poll manifesto focuses on creating jobs

India begins voting on April 19 in general elections that will be held in seven stages until June 1

Imminent heatwaves: India asks companies to fire-up power plants to meet rising electricity demand

The South Asian nation registered an 8pc rise in consumption in the last financial year

India inflation eases to five-month low thanks to drop in fuel prices

US interest rate cut delay may affect RBI decision

Educated and unemployed: India's angry young voters

India readies for general elections that begin April 19

Indian troops martyr Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

The youth was martyred during the so-called cordon and search operation in Pulwama district.

Modi eyes a third win in India election. Who is he and how did he come to power?

His Hindu nationalist agenda has polarised the country

India election: Congress's Gandhis, trailing Modi, battle for political survival

Virtually all opinion polls suggest Modi's nationalist BJP will return to power for a rare 3rd term

Drained' Zampa withdrew from IPL to put family and body first

Zampa had been due to join Rajasthan Royals

India's blue-chips set to open higher; US inflation in focus

India’s GIFT Nifty was trading at 22,825.

Jadeja reaches IPL milestone in Chennai's win over Kolkata

He has taken 156 wickets and made 2,776 runs in the IPL

India's Sensex powers past 75,000, NSE market capitalisation tops $4.81tr

Tata Motors gained 1pc, leading auto stocks 0.3pc higher

US monitoring India's involvement in killings of Pakistani citizens

He said US encourages both sides to avoid escalation and find a resolution through dialogue.

Muslims face dwindling representation in Modi's India

Secular parties avoid selecting Muslim candidates because they fear they would not appeal to Hindus

Political merchandise sales pick up - weeks before India election

It is a low-margin, high-volume business, where the price of a party badge can start from 1 rupee

Hit hard by extreme weather, some Indian farmers say expanding natural farming is the answer

Experts calling for using these methods across India amid climate change and decreasing profits

India's top court puts order banning Islamic schools on hold

The court was responding to a challenge to the March 22 order of the Allahabad High Court

India must keep e-scooter subsidies to boost adoption

India must keep e-scooter subsidies to boost adoption

Minister warns India of befitting response in event of misadventure against Pakistan

Asif says Pakistan had freed Abhinandan as an act of charity toward its arch-rival

Pakistan slams Indian minister's remarks, says resolute to safeguard sovereignty

Foreign Office spokesperson says peace desire must not be misconstrued as weakness

Bollywood plays its part in India election season dominated by Modi

‘The Kerala Story’ is among a string of films released since last year which appealed to BJP base

Pakistan wants international response to Indian network of extraterritorial killings

Pakistan wants global response to Indian network of extrajudicial, extraterritorial killings

Indian government ordered 'assassinations in Pakistan', reports UK publication

Indian government ordered ‘assassinations in Pakistan’, says UK publication

India EV sales to rise 66% this year

India EV sales to rise 66% this year

India's rate panel holds key rate steady on robust growth, above target inflation

The Reserve Bank of India kept the main lending rate unchanged at 6.5%, in line with expectations

Exclusive: Modi sets ambitious India economic goals for probable third term

Modi has “guaranteed” making the economy the third largest in the world from fifth now if he wins

Online hate sows Muslim fears as India votes

India has a long and grim history of sectarian clashes between majority Hindus and minority Muslims

Majority of recent CO2 emissions linked to just 57 producers, says report

Aramco, Gazprom and Coal India are the top three emitters

Chemical factory blast claimed four lives in India

Chemical factory blast claimed four lives in India

Blackstone to invest $2 bln a year in India

Blackstone to invest $2 bln a year in India

Ghost in the machine: Deepfake tools warp India election

Political parties are harnessing powerful artificial intelligence tools to make deepfakes

India wheat procurement: Govt asks traders to avoid buying new crop for shoring up state stocks

Rising wheat prices forced the government to sell record quantities to boost local supplies

South Asia jobs creation lags population growth: World Bank

The region created an average of 10m jobs a year, working-age population grew by 19m

India braces for heatwaves with impact seen on inflation, election

The South Asian nation is the world's second largest wheat producer.

India puts on hold proposed hike in road toll charges as elections approach

India will hold a general election in seven phases from April 19 to early June

India's Modi questions rival Congress about island ceded to Sri Lanka

A 1976 agreement barred Indian fishermen from waters around the 285-acre island in the Palk Strait

India hydropower output records steepest fall in nearly four decades

Reduction seven times faster than global rate as the entire world experienced El Nino effects

India's opposition Congress gets breather from $420 mln tax payment until after elections

The party has called the action as politically motivated and an attempt to financially cripple it

Indian Oil, Panasonic Energy enter pact to make lithium cells

Indian Oil, Panasonic Energy enter pact to make lithium cells

India rescuing citizens forced into cyber fraud schemes in Cambodia

India rescuing citizens forced into cyber fraud schemes in Cambodia

India opposition unites over pre-election arrest, blames PM Modi

"Narendra Modi is trying match-fixing in this election," Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi said

India rescuing citizens forced into cyber fraud schemes in Cambodia

More than 5,000 Indians are trapped in Cambodia

India youth unemployment much higher among graduates: ILO

Jobless rate in their case stands at 29.1pc. It is 3.4pc if they cannot read or write

Willey exits IPL citing personal reasons, Henry joins Lucknow

He quit international cricket after the 50-overs World Cup in India last year

Pakistan expresses dismay over absence of Indian diplomats from Iftar dinner

Pakistan expresses dismay over absence of Indian diplomats from Iftar dinner

India's Congress bemoans 'tax terrorism' after second tax notice

India's Congress bemoans 'tax terrorism' after second tax notice

Sania Mirza likely to contest India's Lok Sabha elections

Former Indian cricket captain Azharuddin proposed her name

India sizzles in global equity capital markets amid Asia deals drought

Total ECM deals rose 139pc, making it the most active in Asia Pacific where activity was down 46.8pc

'Hats off to those who fast and work': Bharti Singh about Ramazan

She talks magic of the holy month and fasting

India to spend $3.7 bln to fence Myanmar border, source says

India has said it would fence border and end visa-free movement policy for security of its citizens

Hussey hails Ravindra for making fast start to IPL career

The 24-year-old has hit the ground running in his debut IPL season

Workforce shortage: Croatia latest addition to destination list for Asian migrants

Mass emigration and a shrinking population has created tens of thousands of vacant positions

Christians in India fearful as election looms

Christians were attacked in 2008 when mobs rampaged through parts of India's eastern state of Odisha

Consumer stocks rise 18pc in India but are laggards

Wealth concentrated in the richest 1% is at its highest in six decades

India's central bank likely to hold rates steady until at least July

Inflation, which is still close to the upper band of the central bank's 2%-6% target

Salman, Munawar and more light up politician Baba Siddique's Iftar party

Baba Siddique’s Iftar parties considered one of the high-profile events of Mumbai

Sana Khan makes rare media appearance at Iftar bash

Sana has generally avoided paparazzi and media appearances since her departure from showbiz

Siraj says trade with India unacceptable, condemns FM Dar's statement

Siraj says trade with India unacceptable, condemns FM Dar’s statement

Naveen Jindal leaves Congress Party to join BJP before India election

Opposition Congress Party's members are joining Modi's BJP which is tipped to win a third term

Delhi's Pant overcomes jitters to make comeback in IPL after car crash

Pant was involved in a near-fatal crash in December 2022

Indian activist's hunger strike for Ladakh autonomy draws thousands of supporters

Wangchuk's campaign seeks to highlight the damage to Ladakh's fragile ecology

India brings back 35 Somali pirates as part of operations near Red Sea

India captured them from cargo ship Ruen last week, 3 months after it was hijacked off Somali coast

YouTuber Arun Srikanth fasts in solidarity with Palestine's kids

Arun Mashettey has been treating his fans and followers with glimpses of his Iftar

Indian court effectively bans madrasas in big state before election

The move can further distance many Muslims from PM Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist govt

India extends ban on onion exports indefinitely ahead of general election

Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates rely on imports from India

Bengaluru's Karthik shrugs off Chennai defeat, backs batsmen to fire

Bengaluru boasts two of the world's most consistent players in Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis

Corporate India in spotlight after political donor list release

Corporate India in spotlight after political donor list release

Top Indian opposition leaders accused of financial crimes

Prime Minister Modi denies any political interference

Chennai keen to help Ruturaj ease into captaincy, says coach Fleming

The five-times champions begin their 2024 campaign against RCB

India opposition members detained after arrest of Delhi leader Kejriwal

All the main leaders of his decade-old party are in jail in connection with the liquor case

Delhi chief minister Kejriwal arrested in liquor graft case

The arrest means the main leaders of the AAP are in jail following arrests of two of his deputies

Purple fingers and indelible ink are the hallmarks of India's elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely expected to win another term in power

New Delhi's top elected official arrested in liquor bribery case

New Delhi’s top elected official arrested in liquor bribery case

India's opposition struggles to battle Modi juggernaut

Modi's popularity remains stratospheric a decade after he first swept to power

Pakistan did not invade Afghanistan but acted against terrorist hideouts: FO

Pakistan condemns Israel for its war crimes and India for violating human rights

India 'screwed up': How the US lobbied New Delhi to reverse laptop rules

India's laptop and personal computer market is estimated to be worth $8 billion annually

India's richest 1pc has highest concentration of wealth in decades, study shows

By 2023-end, India's richest citizens owned 40.1% of the country's wealth, the highest since 1961

JSW Group-MG Motor venture aims to sell 1m EVs in India by 2030

Electric models made up about 2% of total car sales in India in 2023

India's Modi shows confidence about elections; asks ministries for 5-year goals

Opinion polls predict an easy win for him and his Bharatiya Janata Party

Pakistan happier than India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan

Finland is world's happiest country for seventh year: study

India stares at summer water crisis as reservoir levels slide

In the southern state of Karnataka, home to Bengaluru, the main reservoir was down to 16% capacity

Mumbai skipper Pandya fit to bowl in IPL, Kohli back in action for Bangalore

Pandya has been out of action since last October after suffering an ankle injury

Police seize 74-tola stolen gold from Indian actor

She stole 150-tola gold from her friend’s house

India joins US, France, Britain with missile that fires multiple N-warheads

India joins US, France, Britain with missile that fires multiple N-warheads

India's 'lottery king' emerges as top political donor in opaque system

India's 'lottery king' emerges as top political donor in opaque system

Sidhu Moose Wala's parents welcome baby boy

Sidhu Moose Wala's parents welcome baby boy

India's 'lottery king' emerges as top political donor, Modi biggest recipient

Martin has splurged on politicians, handing out expensive gifts as his business empire grew

Modi says he's confident of win in India elections

Modi says he's confident of win in India elections

India to begin voting on April 19 in world's largest election

Nearly 970 million people are registered to vote at over one million polling stations

Sania Mirza, son Izhaan Mirza observe Ramazan with traditional zeal

She is now a single parent after parting ways with Shoaib Malik

India market regulator defers full launch of same day settlement

The plan has met resistance from offshore investors

Indian navy intercepts Somali pirates on cargo ship Ruen

The pirates opened fire on the navy ship in international waters

India antitrust body to probe Google's in-app billing amid dispute with startups

Indian startups have been at odds with Google for months over the fee it charges for in-app payments

India antitrust body orders probe into Google's billing dispute

India antitrust body orders probe into Google's billing dispute

India's Election Commission to announce dates for general elections on March 16

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, along with newly elected commissioners will announce date

Vedanta, Airtel, Essel among top funders of Indian political parties in last 5 years, data shows

The information was made public by the Election Commission of India

Pakistan condemns India's discriminatory citizenship act

FO highlights escalating wave of Hindutva under BJP government led by Modi

Obscure trust links India's top businesses with Modi's election war chest

Obscure trust links India's top businesses with Modi's election war chest

48 HOURS: Sunrise to sunset in Mumbai with Suresh Muthuswami of TCS

Here is how Muthuswami spends 48 hours in India's bustling financial hub

Improvement in ties with India cannot be unilateral: Maleeha Lodhi

Says India should also improve its working relationship with Pakistan

India big businesses feed Modi's election war chest via an obscure trust

Eight of the country's top groups donated at least $50 million in total between 2019 and 2023

Protest in India against contentious citizenship law

Protests broke out in the eastern state of Assam and the southern state of Tamil Nadu

Elevated food prices keep India inflation high

Cereal prices rose 7.60pc higher year-on-year in Feb compared to 7.83pc in the previous month

India-made fighter jet Tejas crashes for first time; pilot ejected safely

Tuesday's crash breaks the jet's safety record since its first test flight more than two decades ago

Salman Khan announces new film, calls it 'special collaboration'

He took to X and notified his followers about the development

India implements citizenship law opposed by Muslims before election

India grants nationality to non-Muslims who fled from Muslim-majority countries before Dec. 31, 2014

Serum Institute of India looks beyond COVID with new vaccines for malaria, dengue

It invested $2 billion during the peak of the global health crisis to boost production.

India says non-EU trade group commits to $100bn investment in a 15-year deal

European Free Trade Association comprises Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

India's spin maestro Ashwin re-invents himself to stay relevant

Ashwin finished the series as its leading wicket-taker against England

Ashwin dents England top order, India sense big win

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wrecked England's top order

Climate change: Bengaluru water shortage is worsening and hurting businesses

Companies like Microsoft have opted to water recycling for washroom use

Modi cuts LPG price, announces $15bn spending splurge

Modi has made high growth, infrastructure development his key poll plank in his last two tenures

India's Congress vows 'first job' for all graduates if voted into power

India's Congress vows 'first job' for all graduates if voted into power

India announces $1.2 bln investment in AI projects

India announces $1.2 bln investment in AI projects

Yadav, Ashwin help India bundle England out for 218

England collapsed from 175-3 after Zak Crawley's 79 and survived just 57.4 overs

India 'drone sisters' steer farming and social change

The scheme aims to help modernise Indian farming by reducing labour costs

Modi felicitates Shehbaz Sharif on assuming PM role second time

Shehbaz earlier served in the highest office from April 2022 to August 2023

Climate change: India wheat crop ravaged by rain, as Feb likely to be warmest on record

Unseasonably warm weather cut output in 2022 and 2023, poor harvest now to force wheat import

Indian startups ask antitrust body to order Google to restore apps after 'brazen' move

Indian startups ask antitrust body to order Google to restore apps after 'brazen' move

Indian train drivers in crash that killed 14 were watching cricket

The fatal collision in Andhra Pradesh in October took place as India played England in World Cup

Moody's raises India 2024 GDP forecast sharply

Sees improved investment outlook amid rising capacity utilisation, credit growth, business sentiment

India asks tech firms to seek approval before releasing 'unreliable' AI tools

India has been tightening regulations for social media companies

India's Serum boosts supply of cheaper cervical cancer shots ahead of mass drive

It expects the vaccine to be substantially, probably eight times, cheaper" when supplied to govt

Indian police detain three accused of raping Brazilian-Spanish tourist

The couple said they had camped out because they could not find hotels nearby

Indian farmers to march on New Delhi in call for higher crop prices

The protests under the “Delhi Chalo March” began in early February

India to build new naval base on Lakshadweep archipelago to boost security

India to build new naval base on Lakshadweep archipelago to boost security

Google's removal of apps from Play Store in India 'cannot be permitted'

Google's removal of apps from Play Store in India 'cannot be permitted'

Threat to regional peace as Indian terrorist arrested on Afghan soil

Hailing from India’s Kerala state, Islam entered Afghanistan via Tajikistan

Blast at cafe in India's Bengaluru injures 8

Blast at cafe in India's Bengaluru injures 8

Bill Gates enjoys Indian tea at stall

Bill Gates visits an Indian vendor to enjoy tea

India farmer protest fuels opposition hopes of denting Modi's appeal

Real rural wages grew 1pc in 2023 after contracting nearly 3pc in the previous two years

India, South Africa block investment deal at WTO talks

India, South Africa block investment deal at WTO talks

Cognizant asks India employees to work from office thrice a week, internal memo shows

Cognizant asks India employees to work from office thrice a week, internal memo shows

With handouts, piped water and cooking gas, India's Modi woos women voters

India has produced a female prime minister and two female presidents

India announces four-member crew for 'Gaganyaan' space mission

Gaganyaan, or "sky craft" will cost about 90.23 billion rupees

Say cheese: Indian state to inspect global fast-food chains for finding real cheese

Scrutiny of McDonald's sparks wider crackdown which include Burger King, Pizza Hut, Domino's

Food may have less influence in India CPI calculation amid spending trend shift

Indian farmers are already protesting and demanding higher prices

Court sentences 23 over contaminated Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths

Families of the 68 dead children to get $80,000 each as compensation

Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma steps down from board of payments bank

Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma steps down from board of payments bank

Anti-Muslim hate speech soars in India, research group says

India Hate Lab documented 668 hate speech incidents targeting Muslims in 2023, 255 in first 6 months

Young protesters determined to secure India agrarian reforms from Modi govt

One of them says their resolve to bring about the change helps face police every day

India consumer spending: More focus on discretionary items than food

Large parts of the population living in rural areas face stagnant incomes and high inflation

India's Assam scraps colonial-era Muslim marriage law

Assam repealed Assam Muslim Marriages and Divorces Registration Act, 1935, effective from Feb. 24

Indian propaganda of Jaish al-Adl commander's killing in Pakistan debunked

Indian propaganda of Jaish al-Adl commander's killing in Pakistan debunked

India interest rate impeding growth goals, says committee member

Says the MPC's inflation projections of 4.5pc for 2024-25 do not warrant a repo rate of 6.5pc

Israel's military exports to top buyer India unaffected by Gaza war

Israel's military exports to top buyer India unaffected by Gaza war

Protesting Indian farmers burn effigies of Modi and other ministers

Protesting Indian farmers burn effigies of Modi and other ministers

Uber explores metro, bus bookings in partnership with India's ONDC

Uber explores metro, bus bookings in partnership with India's ONDC

X takes down accounts that media say are linked to India farmers protests

X takes down accounts that media say are linked to India farmers protests

India's Vodafone Idea to consider fund raising

India's Vodafone Idea to consider fund raising

Water shortage in India's Silicon Valley: Bengaluru is a template for urban ruin, says activist

The city has lost 79pc of water bodies and 88pc of green cover over four decades

India rooftop solar gets a $9bn boost from Modi govt, especially for its remote areas

Home to 1.4bn people, the South Asian country is witnessing a fast rising hunger for energy

India's Bumrah rested for fourth test v England, Rahul misses out again

Mohammed Siraj will lead the Indian pace attack in the absence of Bumrah

India Nifty hits record high for third straight session, boosted by metal stocks

Domestic investors have so added $2.3bn to the market in February

Police use force to stop Indian farmers 'Delhi Chalo' march

Similar protests two years ago forced Modi government to repeal a set of farm laws

India to oppose extended e-commerce tariff ban at WTO meet

India to oppose extended e-commerce tariff ban at WTO meet

India's AI market seen touching $17 bln by 2027

India’s AI market seen touching $17 bln by 2027

Cutting carbon emissions: India seeks $26bn of private nuclear power investments

New Delhi hopes to build 11,000 MW of generation capacity from the source by 2040

Indian Hindu group goes to court over lioness named after Hindu deity

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) wants the court to order the name to be changed

Indian farmers reject support price contract offered by govt

Farm analysts say New Delhi has completely sidestepped the demands

Air India, Tata Advanced Systems to invest $277 mln in Karnataka

Air India, Tata Advanced Systems to invest $277 mln in Karnataka

India's Motilal Oswal says operations unaffected by cyber incident

India's Motilal Oswal says operations unaffected by cyber incident

India's projects in Maldives gain pace, despite strained security ties

New Delhi has spent nearly 7.71 billion rupees in Maldives during this fiscal year

Indian farmers get govt offer that promises about support prices on corn, cotton, pulses

The farmer unions said they would decide on the proposal within a day or two

Siraj takes four as India bowl England out for 319, lead by 126

Ben Duckett hit 153 and skipper Ben Stokes made 41 in his 100th Test

India's Ashwin withdraws from England test due to family emergency

Ashwin claimed his 500th test wicket on Friday

One man's misfortune is another man's opportunity -- Red Sea crisis hurts Indian small exporters

Shipping a container to Britain now costs around $4,000 against the previous total of $600

India's Congress party says $25 million frozen by tax department

India's Congress party says $25 million frozen by tax department

Two dead, scores injured after police open fire in India's Manipur state

Close to 200 people have died since fierce fighting broke out last May

Indian farmers to postpone protest march to Delhi as talks with govt continue

The protests erupted a few months before India is due to hold national elections

Forgive those cruel to you: What Sania Mirza feels after divorce

Sabr is when tears come rushing down your eyes

India ministers, farmer unions to hold talks aimed at ending protests

Earlier talks failed to secure a commitment to provide support prices and forced farmers to march

India top court scraps opaque election funding system, calls it 'unconstitutional'

The decision is seen as a setback for PM Modi's BJP, the largest beneficiary of system since 2017

Protesting farmers clash with security forces on drive to New Delhi, TV reports

Farmers began marching towards Delhi after talks between their unions and the government failed

Why are Indian farmers protesting again? Demands for government explained

Modi wants to avoid confrontation with farmers who enjoy sizeable influence in countryside

Indian IT ministry fears losing out to China, Vietnam in smartphone exports race

Government documents flag China, Vietnam have far lower tariffs

India police teargas Indian farmers demanding higher crop prices

Main opposition Congress party said the government had failed the farmers

Indian farmers to march to New Delhi after failed talks with ministers

Their leader says the government has not been able to make a strong decision on anything

India inflation eases to three-month low but rate cuts aren't expected yet

Food inflation rose 8.30pc in January, compared with a 9.53pc rise in December