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Strike by India’s public sector over wages, economic reforms

Public sector services were disrupted across India with millions of workers protesting on Friday (Sept 2) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans for greater...

Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

After 51 days, curfew was on Monday (August 29) lifted from northern Indian state Kashmir, except for few police areas, but normal life continued...

Roche drops India patent for breast-cancer drug

  SWISS pharmaceutical giant Roche says it is abandoning a patent for top-selling breast cancer drug Herceptin in the Indian market, paving the way for...

Indian-origin mathematician Akshay Venkatesh awarded Fields medal, the Nobel for math

Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, is one of four winners of mathematics' prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for math. The...

Pakistani PM woos coalition partner with price rise reversal

PAKISTANI Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will attempt to woo back a vital coalition partner in a bid to save his fragile government today...

Perfumer’s death: Autopsy reveals she died of strangulation

The post-mortem conducted on renowned perfume specialist Monica Ghurde, whose body was found two days back, brought to the fore that she was strangulated to death,...

BJP Starts Preparations For Gujarat Local Bodies Polls

After winning the sixth term in recently-concluded Gujarat assembly polls, the BJP has now set its eyes on local and panchayat bodies which are...

Kashmir girl band quits after fatwa

AN ALL-GIRL teenage rock band from Indian-administered Kashmir has decided to split after the region’s top Muslim cleric declared their music to be “un-Islamic”,...

Government To Cap Visitors To Taj Mahal At 40,000 Per Day

The Archaeological Survey of India is likely to restrict the number of tourists visiting the Taj Mahal to 40,000 daily, and put a three-hour...

IMF forecasts Indian growth to shrink below 5 per cent

INDIA’S economic growth rate will shrink to below five per cent this year as the government struggles to restore investor confidence, the International Monetary...