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Facebook creates new organisational structure for India  Economic Times

Social media giant Facebook has created a new organisational structure for its India unit in which the functional heads will report to the country managing ...

Economic Times
Lower interest rates would be a 'policy mistake' for India's central bank, economist says  CNBC

Lowering interest rates in India could lead to higher expectations of inflation and an increased risk of actual inflation, meaning it would be a "policy mistake" for ...

CNBC
Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India after deportations  Channel NewsAsia

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim families have left India for Bangladesh since seven Rohingya men were deported to their home country ...

Channel NewsAsia
Eggs controversy in Chhattisgarh schools illustrates how education policy fails India  Times of India

Reintroduction of eggs in the mid-day meal scheme for children in government schools by the Chhattisgarh government has triggered a controversy which ...

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

Amazon could face a tighter market in India, as new government restrictions are set to kick in next month, but the company remains undeterred in its India ...

CNBC
Salaries in India to increase by 10% in 2019: Report  Economic Times

Salaries in India are expected to increase by 10% in 2019 as compared 9% last year, as per a Korn Ferry forecast.

Economic Times
Meghalaya miners: Drone locates one body in flooded Indian mine  BBC News

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 ...

BBC News
Indian sisters pretend to be boys to keep barbershop afloat  The Guardian

Teenagers used disguise to maintain customers after their father became ill.

The Guardian
Philip Kotler's maiden Modi tweet follows his maiden award!  India Today

India Today's deep dive into Philip Kotler's Twitter handle reveals the 87-year-old professor at the Illinois-based Northwestern University's Kellogg School of ...

India Today
As it seeks to grow in India, Netflix will censor itself to avoid a crackdown on offensive content  Business Insider

Netflix announced eight new Indian original movies last year and is going forward with "Sacred Games" season two as it aims to grow in Asia.

Business Insider
‘Shiraz,’ a Silent Spectacle of India, Returns  The New York Times

This alt version of the back story of the Taj Mahal features real footage of Rajasthan that is more luxuriant than anything Hollywood could have created in 1929.

The New York Times
Bill Gates Congratulates India For Ayushman Bharat Scheme  NDTV News

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has congratulated the Indian government for the successful completion of the first 100 days of the healthcare scheme Ayushman ...

NDTV News
Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — High in the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the tiniest states in India. But it is about to embark on an experiment of global interest. Sikkim's ruling ...

The Washington Post
India's GDP may grow at 7.5%, but capex still a worry: Ind-Ra  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India's growth is likely to stay the course and may come in slightly higher in 2019-20 than 2018-19, says India Ratings and Research. The financial ...

Economic Times
India's Budget history lies buried in Kolkata  Economic Times

In 1860, James Wilson created India's first Budget. He now lies buried in Kolkata's Mullickbazar Cemetery.

Economic Times
India women: First female climbs sacred mountain  BBC News

A woman has climbed a mountain in India, where only men were allowed until now for religious reasons. Dhanya Sanal's ascent to the summit of ...

BBC News
India: Changing style of play is a long-term process  Goal.com

Changing coaches at the senior level is not going to turn India into Spain, work needs to be done at the grassroot level...

Goal.com
Why Etihad might bail out India's Jet Airways  CNN

Etihad Airways might be about to double down on a risky investment in India.

CNN
Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown  Aljazeera.com

Activists ask India to protect Rohingya as Hindu nationalists call for them to be deportated en masse.

Aljazeera.com
2018 was India's sixth warmest year since 1901, IMD says  Quartz

The average temperature in India was “significantly above normal” in 2018, says its weather department. The annual mean surface air temperature last year, ...

Quartz
Lame duck or populist? Here's how India's interim budget works  Economic Times

by Vrishti Beniwal As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government prepares to present its last spending plan on Feb. 1 before India's general election, the main ...

Economic Times
Rakesh Asthana moved out of CBI, sent to aviation security agency  India Today

Controversial Central Bureau of Investigation officer Rakesh Asthana has been moved out of the agency in a sudden move. Asthana has been transferred to the ...

India Today
England women to travel to India for ODI and T20 series  BBC Sport

England women will travel to India for three ODIs and three T20 internationals in February and March.

BBC Sport
India’s Ola is adding a monthly billing option for its ride-hailing customers  TechCrunch

Ola, the ride-hailing *service* battling Uber in India, is introducing credit services to its users as it moves closer to a major new funding round. Today the company ...

TechCrunch
The World's Largest Peaceful Gathering Starts Today in India. Here's What to Know  TIME

Millions of Hindus in India will embark on a mass pilgrimage known as the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest single gathering of humanity.

TIME
Isro to launch exclusive satellite to help MHA secure borders  Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will soon launch exclusive satellite that will help home ministry manage borders more ...

Times of India
India vs Australia | India Look to End Successful Tour on a High in Melbourne  News18

Australia seek their first series win in two years, while India will want to win a successful tour on a high.

News18
Lord Ram was first north Indian to enter Maharashtra- Poonam Mahajan  Times Now

Mumbai: Lord Ramachandra was the first north Indian to enter Maharashtra, said BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, reiterating that the relations between Maharashtra ...

Times Now
India Wants Access to Encrypted WhatsApp Messages  The Wall Street Journal

Facebook's WhatsApp is facing pressure in India to let authorities trace and read the encrypted messages of its more than 200 million Indian users in a new ...

The Wall Street Journal
Singapore becomes new tourism hotspot, records 14% growth in Indian travelers  Moneycontrol.com

Indians have been holidaying in Singapore like never before. 2017 has been a record year with 1.27 million Indians travelling to the Asian nation.

Moneycontrol.com
2019 Toyota Camry Price Expectation In India  Car and Bike

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid is all set to be launched in India on January 18. While we already know a fair bit about the car, we will have to ...

Car and Bike
Samurai sunrise: Japanese bank MUFG is the new go-to financier for who's who of India Inc  Economic Times

Japan's MUFG Bank ( formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) has great expectations of India. UPL chief executive Jai Shroff experienced this after Japan's ...

Economic Times
To counter China's military buildup, India orders moving of strategic ITBP command to Leh  Times of India

India News: Amid growing concerns over the Chinese military buildup along the eastern flank of the country, the government has ordered moving a strategic ...

Times of India
Aprilia SR Max 300 Spotted In India  NDTVAuto.com

The funky looking Aprilia SR Max 300 scooter has been spotted in India, in Goa to be precise. And no, it wasn't being tested there or something.

NDTVAuto.com
Indian tourist arrivals into Israel on a double-digit growth  Times of India

India Business News: MUMBAI: Israel recorded a 21% growth in Indian tourist arrivals with around 70800 travellers visiting the country from January to ...

Times of India
Isro launches UNNATI to train foreign personnel  Times of India

India News: Isro will train personnel from foreign countries that the space agency works with. First batch has 30 participants from 17 different countries. The pr.

Times of India
Supreme Court paves way for opening of dance bars in Mumbai  Times of India

India News: The top court said that there cannot be total prohibition on dance bars by imposing unreasonable conditions as no licence has been granted by ...

Times of India
Germany-based non-profit develops AI app to tackle malnutrition in India  The News Minute

Germany-based non-profit Welthungerhilfe has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone app, powered by Microsoft Azure, to tackle malnutrition in ...

The News Minute
Edelweiss raises $1.3 billion to acquire India assets  Livemint

Edelweiss Financial Services already manages stressed loans of more than Rs 54000 crore.

Livemint
A river ride to Rishikesh: India's new adventure capital  The Guardian

Rishikesh shot to fame when the Beatles arrived, in search of enlightenment. Half a century on, the area is attracting a different kind of seeker – those after rapids ...

The Guardian
Car Market in India Continues to Move in the Slow Lane, Target Says  BloombergQuint

The dim outlook for India's automobile sector is likely to continue well into 2019 as unsold vehicles swelled, while new car registrations saw a decline in the ...

BloombergQuint
vivo launches Xchange trade-in program in India - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Chinese phonemaker vivo is launching a new trade-in program in India. It lets you exchange your old phone for credit towards a new vivo phone directly...

GSMArena.com
'Compulsive contrarians': Arun Jaitley slams critics of NDA government  Times of India

India News: The finance minister, in a Facebook blog, gave a point-by-point rebuttal of opposition's criticism of the various schemes and policies initiated by th.

Times of India
Congress leader says Amit Shah has contracted suar ki beemari, makes us cringe  India Today

A Congress leader has mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, Amit Shah, contracting the swine flu virus. BK Hariprasad, a Rajya Sabha MP from ...

India Today
The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms  Al Jazeera English

In Ranikhet, a northern mountain village, women knit in a group, talk taboos and strive towards financial independence.

Al Jazeera English
Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law'  BBC News

One of the two Indian women who defied a historic ban to enter a Hindu temple is recovering in hospital after her mother-in-law allegedly attacked her. Kanaka ...

BBC News
Modi has failed to reform India’s economy. Populist tricks are all he has left.  The Washington Post

With a tough reelection battle looming, Modi goes on an old-fashioned populist spending binge.

The Washington Post
Amazon Echo Input now available in India - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Amazon has launched the Echo Input in India. It is priced at INR 2999 ($42). The Echo Input is the cheapest of the Echo range. It is essentially the...

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You cannot calculate Dhoni's value: Gavaskar  Times of India

Cricket News: 'Please leave the gentleman alone,' former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said of MS Dhoni, insisting that the veteran's value to the team cannot be ...

Times of India
India's Latin-rite bishops create 2 new commissions  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) that brings together the Latin bishops of the country's 132 dioceses, concluded its plenary ...

Vatican News
Adar Poonawalla gets India's first Airbus ACH145 helicopter  Moneycontrol.com

The Cyrus Poonawalla Group, named after the family patriarch and Adar's father, also owns a Gulfstream G550 jet aircraft.

Moneycontrol.com
India proposes new Emigration Bill; will it affect UAE expats?  Khaleej Times

The government has proposed to introduce a new Emigration Bill to replace the existing Emigration Act 1983 in view of a paradigm shift in the nature, pattern, ...

Khaleej Times
How this Toronto tattoo artist changes lives in India  CBC.ca

Amber Gotzmeister never imagined her work as a tattoo artist would result in young men and women in India being allowed to get married. The co-owner of The ...

CBC.ca
Amul Sends Legal Notice To Google India Over "Misuse Of Platform"  NDTV News

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF), which owns dairy brand Amul, has sent a legal notice to Google India on fraudulent practices ...

NDTV News
New Zealand bring back heavyweights for ODI series against India  Times of India

Cricket News: New Zealand have assembled their strongest possible line up for the one-day series against India starting next week in what will be their toughest ...

Times of India
BJP’s Operation Lotus withers as rebel Karnataka MLAs back out  Times of India

India News: BJP had corralled its MLAs in a hotel near Gurugram for the last few days besides shifting four Congress MLAs to Mumbai and other places.

Times of India
India beat Australia by six wickets in second one-day international – as it happened  The Guardian

Australia in Sydney, India in Adelaide. This was the result that we expected to see in the first match: a target under 300 on a good batting pitch against the best ...

The Guardian
Opinion | India’s education sector needs a quantum shift  Livemint

Indian children have a huge learning deficit, and governments and civil society need to focus on higher spending on education, political willingness and ...

Livemint
Pope appoints new bishop in Tuticorin, India  Vatican News

The Holy Father on Jan. 17 appointed Father Stephen Antony Pillai as the new Bishop of Tuticorin, who takes over from retired Bishop Yvon Ambroise.

Vatican News
Is affirmative action in India becoming a gimmick?  BBC News

India's affirmative action programme is one of most comprehensive in the world. It is built into the country's 68-year-old constitution, and reserves seats in ...

BBC News
India vs Australia 3rd ODI: India eye perfect finish to historic Australia tour  Times of India

Cricket News: Buoyant and self-assured in equal measure, India would be eyeing a maiden bilateral ODI series triumph on Australian soil after the ...

Times of India
India’s ecommerce crackdown upends big foreign players  Financial Times

Walmart and Amazon braced for impact of new rules designed to aid smaller retailers.

Financial Times
India Curbs Power of Amazon and Walmart to Sell Products Online  The New York Times

The Indian government dealt a surprise blow on Wednesday to the e-commerce ambitions of Amazon and Walmart, effectively barring the American companies ...

The New York Times
RBI vs bitcoin: India's supreme court to hear crypto case today  Quartz

The courtroom battle between India's cryptocurrency exchanges and the central bank is set for its next hearing today—but nobody expects an end to the ...

Quartz
OPINION | The Ethical Solitude of Cricket in India  News18

Why is it that we hold the game of cricket, its administrators and cricketers to higher legal and ethical standards than just about anything and anyone else in the ...

News18
French government denies ordering Rafale at 50% of India's rate  Times of India

India News: Yet another controversy over the 7.8 billion euro (Rs 59000 crore) deal for 36 Rafale fighters erupted on Tuesday, with some reports claiming ...

Times of India
The men who stay awake so India's rich can sleep  BBC News

Private security guards in India have become de-facto protectors across urban neighbourhoods.

BBC News
India’s railroads had 63,000 job openings. 19 million people applied.  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — Anil Gujjar arrived in India's capital from a small village in the northwestern state of Rajasthan carrying nothing except a backpack and hopes of ...

The Washington Post
The "Rat Eaters" of Bihar: India's poorest people? - Unwanted guests  Economic Times

Before going to sleep, you ought to make sure no food is left forgotten somewhere on the floor or table. Otherwise, you may end up with some familiar and ...

Economic Times
The dynamics of India’s rice export boom  BusinessLine

India has been the world's top rice exporter since the beginning of this decade. But this boom has benefited only merchant capitalists, not consumers and ...

BusinessLine
Is India Becoming a Hindu Pakistan?  Bloomberg

A new law favoring non-Muslim immigrants threatens the country's core identity as a land for all faiths.

Bloomberg
Trump nominates 3 Indian-Americans to key administration post  Times of India

US & Canada News News: Rita Baranwal has been nominated for the post of assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy), Aditya Bamzai for a member of the ...

Times of India
FIS India revenue crosses $100 million  Economic Times

Fintech solutions player FIS India has recorded over $100 million in revenue and the firm is targeting to grow its topline faster than GDP growth of over 7 per cent ...

Economic Times
Family feuds that have rocked India’s leading business houses  Yahoo News

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 ...

Yahoo News
China alerts citizens against Indian spiritual courses, ‘cults’  Hindustan Times

China has warned its citizens to stay alert about spiritual courses offered by Indian religious schools, warning that some of them are mired in “sexual assault” ...

Hindustan Times
King Kohli's 39th ODI ton leads India to victory  The Sydney Morning Herald

The series heads to Melbourne at 1-1 after India claim the second one-day international.

The Sydney Morning Herald
The Galaxy M is Samsung’s answer to losing India’s top spot to Xiaomi  The Verge

Samsung's new mid-range Galaxy M series will be launching in India on January 28th, the company has announced on Amazon India. The lineup is expected to ...

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

ISRO – India's space agency is aiming to develop world's first two-stage reusable rocket before SpaceX to set a historical precedent.

The Next Web
How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India  BBC News

New research using ancient DNA is rewriting prehistory in India - and shows that its civilisation is the result of multiple ancient migrations, writes Tony Joseph.

BBC News
ISL 2018-19: India's Sandesh Jhingan on his way out of Kerala Blasters?  Sportskeeda

Sportskeeda has learnt that Indian national team centre-back Sandesh Jhingan might be on his way out of Kerala Blasters. The 25-year-old is currently linked ...

Sportskeeda
India scientists dismiss Einstein theories  BBC News

Scientists in India have hit out at speakers at a major conference for making irrational claims, including that ancient Hindus invented stem cell research.

BBC News
India's economy had a wild year. Will 2019 be better?  CNN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads into a re-election battle early next year facing more questions than answers over his handling of the Indian economy.

CNN
India: teenage girl murdered and mutilated by family for eloping, say police  The Guardian

Police in eastern India say a teenager who was found dead this week with her body dismembered and mutilated was murdered by her family in a so-called ...

The Guardian
CBI: India's top court reinstates police agency chief  BBC News

India's top court has reinstated a federal investigation agency chief who was suspended after he and his deputy both accused each other of corruption.

BBC News
India: world's biggest election has suddenly become competitive  The Guardian

PM Narenda Modi weakened after Rahul Gandhi's Congress ends 2018 with string of regional victories.

The Guardian
The struggle for India’s soul  The Economist

STOCK UP ON namkeens. The compellingly munchable snacks are what Indians will be craving in 2019, with their ringside seats for what promises to be one of ...

The Economist
They Entered a Forbidden Hindu Temple in the Name of Women’s Rights in India. Now They’re in Hiding  TIME

Bindu and Kanakadurga are now in hiding, finding themselves on the front line of a battle over women's rights raging in Kerala.

TIME
Social media giants plan push-back on India's new regulations: Sources  Economic Times

The rules would compel platforms such as Facebook , its messaging *service* WhatsApp and Twitter to remove unlawful *content*, such as anything that affected ...

Economic Times
How India’s early cloud veteran Suresh Sambandam scripted a turnaround with KiSSFLOW  YourStory.com

Tough times never last. Tough people do. Chennai-based serial entrepreneur Suresh Sambandam's journey - from being a 19-year-old entrepreneur to a ...

YourStory.com
Angles and Dangles: Arihant and the Dilemma of India's Undersea Nuclear Weapons  War on the Rocks

Editor's Note: This is the 24th installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack.

War on the Rocks
India's Modi Facing Tough 2019 Election Year  Voice of America

Several months ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was considered unbeatable and his Bharatiya Janata Party a sure frontrunner in general elections ...

Voice of America
Ancient lovers found in Indian burial site mystify and intrigue archaeologists  CNN

Between 4500 and 2500 BC, the bodies of a couple, believed to be married, were placed carefully side by side in an ancient burial site of the Harappans, one of ...

CNN
Behind India's construction boom: 'We risk our lives to build your homes'  BBC News

India's construction boom is fuelled by workers who risk injury and death for a meagre wage.

BBC News
Pushing agenda: Bollywood cashes in on India's election year  Aljazeera.com

A host of political films being produced ahead of the crucial general election, some of which smack of propaganda.

Aljazeera.com
India's CBI chief fired 48 hours after being reinstated by court  Aljazeera.com

A panel led by PM Modi sacks Alok Verma - a step critics say will undermine the autonomy of investigating agency.

Aljazeera.com
India's Modi is entering an election year looking weaker than ever  CNN

New Delhi (CNN) Ahead of India's general election next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing an unexpected image problem: he's starting to look weak.

CNN
Rookie quick’s 4-for sinks India as Aussies secure ODI series lead  Fox Sports

Australia's 2019 and build up to the World Cup has started in perfect fashion following a 34-run win against India in the first ODI.

Fox Sports
India's sick left out in the cold as New Delhi's top hospital struggles to cope  The Guardian

Huge demand has left patients awaiting treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Science living on the street for months at a time.

The Guardian
India's GDP to overtake US's by 2030, says Standard Chartered  Quartz

Today's emerging markets will make up most of the 10 biggest economies in a decade.

Quartz
Millions Of Women In India Fan Out For 385 Miles To Champion Gender Equality : Goats and Soda  NPR

Their cause is gender equality. For many of them, the motivation to take part was highly personal.

NPR
 

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India (IAST: Bhārat), also known as the Republic of India (IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second-most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.The Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE. In the following millennium, the oldest scriptures associated with Hinduism began to be composed. Social stratification, based on caste, emerged in the first millennium BCE, and Buddhism and Jainism arose. Early political consolidations took place under the Maurya and Gupta empires; later peninsular Middle Kingdoms influenced cultures as far as Southeast Asia. In the medieval era, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived, and Sikhism emerged, all adding to the region's diverse culture. Much of the north fell to the Delhi Sultanate; the south was united under the Vijayanagara Empire. The economy expanded in the 17th century in the Mughal Empire. In the mid-18th century, the subcontinent came under British East India Company rule, and in the mid-19th under British crown rule. A nationalist movement emerged in the late 19th century, which later, under Mahatma Gandhi, was noted for nonviolent resistance and led to India's independence in 1947.In 2017, the Indian economy was the world's sixth largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare. A nuclear weapons state and regional power, it has the second largest standing army in the world and ranks fifth in military expenditure among nations. India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. A pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society, it is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.