Indian court sends former Finance Minister Chidambaram into custody

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – An Indian court on Thursday ordered a former finance minister to remain in custody for a four-day interrogation, in a case arising from government approval. of…

First LGBTI job held in India after gay ban lifted

BENGALURU (Reuters) – An LGBTI job fair, in India, attracted more than 250 people on Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber. FILE PHOTO: A participant in a rainbow flag during a…

A fire at an air show organized by the government in India destroys hundreds of cars

Firefighters extinguish burning cars following the fire that broke out on a parking lot during the Aero India show at the Yelahanka air force checkpoint in Bengaluru, India. India, February…

Sri Lankan PM and 44 former MPs resign from party led by president before election

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers have left the party led by President Maithripala Sirisena, separating from the president just two weeks after…

The United States and other countries denounce the dissolution of the Sri Lankan parliament as undemocratic

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, exacerbating an already major political crisis, has sparked criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain.…

While Delhi smog strikes "severely" the level, the city chief under fire after reports that he is abroad

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Pollution in the Indian capital inflicted serious damage to air quality on Saturday. The head of the New Delhi government has been targeted by reports that…

The BJP, in power in India, develops a statue plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is launching a passionate appeal to his "big" statue of the Hindu god Ram, who promises a "big" statue…

How Apple loses its grip on India

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Software engineer Samee Alam was ready to take the plunge and buy an iPhone at this week's Diwali Festival sales, but at the last minute he opted…

The Indian government is preparing to heat the governor of the central bank

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Indian government intends to continue to demand that the country's central bank eases loan regulations and re-deposits excess reserves, even if this could…