Articles by India
Indian Cartoonist's Arrest On Sedition Charges Sparks Widespread Criticism
September 11 2012 6:51 AM EDT
The arrest of freelance cartoonist and free-speech activist Aseem Trivedi on charges that his cartoons were derogatory to the Indian constitution has sparked widespread furor in India.
India Hiring Outlook Weakest in Over 3 Years: Manpower
September 11 2012 3:49 AM EDT
Most U.S. employers are unwilling to add workers because of uncertainty around November's elections, the Federal budget, and the effect of Europe's slowdown, according to a quarterly hiring survey by ManpowerGroup. The pace of hiring is expected to slow in large emerging economies including China and India.
GoDaddy Sites Down, May Be Victim Of Anonymous Cyberattack
September 10 2012 5:03 PM EDT
Customer sites operated by private GoDaddy.com reported major computer problems Monday due to an apparent cyberattck by Anonymous. Last winter, Intyernet activists attacked GoDaddy.com for its support of the Stop Online Privacy Act.
Where Gay Travelers Are Venturing In 2013
September 10 2012 12:04 PM EDT
New York City tops the list for global LGBT travelers in 2013, but the United States as a whole falls behind another country as most popular destination.
Pakistani Hindus In India Demand Asylum Citing Persecution
September 10 2012 11:17 AM EDT
Pakistani Hindus arriving in India are demanding refugee status, citing a pattern of persecution and discrimination in Muslim-dominated Pakistan.
Infosys To Acquire Swiss Firm Lodestone For $350 Million
September 10 2012 2:11 AM EDT
Infosys Technologies Monday said that it would buy Swiss technology consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for 330 million Swiss francs ($350 million) which is expected to help India's second biggest software exporter to improve services to its clients.
Low R&D Spend Threatens Auto Part Makers' Ambitions
September 09 2012 6:55 AM EDT
From Daimler trucks in Germany to tractors in Brazil, Rohit Saboo's Indian automotive parts are making their way into vehicles all over the world. But as he scales up exports to compensate for slowing growth at home, a lack of spending on innovation is undermining his sales pitch.
Pakistan, India Agree to Ease Visa Restrictions
September 09 2012 2:19 AM EDT
Pakistan and India will ease tough visa restrictions, an important step forward in improving relations between the nuclear armed neighbours, their foreign ministers said Saturday.
Asian Stocks Week Ahead: Investors To Focus On FOMC Decision, China Data
September 08 2012 11:20 PM EDT
Asian stock markets ended with gains last week after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced plan to reduce borrowing costs of struggling euro zone countries’ and news that Chinese regulators had approved another batch of infrastructure projects, which should stabilize and restore growth in the world's second largest economy. Market participants’ are likely to focus on Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) interest rate decision on September 13th.
Andaman's Jarawa Tribe Population Rising; Human Safaris Continuing Despite Ban
September 08 2012 5:41 AM EDT
Amid the recent controversies relating to the exploitation of the endangered Jarawa tribes in the Andaman Islands of India, there is something to cheer about as the government has said that the population of the tribe has increased to 407.
Coke, GE Step In As Ex-Pariah Myanmar Opens To Foreign Investment
September 07 2012 12:45 PM EDT
After breaking from decades of military rule, Myanmar's parliament ratified legislation promoting foreign investment on Friday, opening the southeast Asian country to investment from companies like MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA), the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE).
The Middle-Class And The Death Of Culture
September 07 2012 11:10 AM EDT
Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle-class does not care about such things.
Judge’s Incendiary Remarks On Women Highlights India’s Domestic Violence Crisis
September 07 2012 10:59 AM EDT
Activists have filed a formal complaint with the state’s chief justice and also introduced an online campaign to condemn the judge and remove him from the bench.
Chinese Defense Minister's Cash Gift To Indian Pilots Causes A Stir
September 07 2012 6:58 AM EDT
China's Defense Minister General Liang Guanglie caused a stir, perhaps inadvertently, while on a visit to India by handing a cash gift of Rs. 100,000 ($1,800) to two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots who flew him from Mumbai to New Delhi Monday, media reports said Thursday.
Washington Post Calls Indian PM 'Silent' And 'Tragic,' Govt Reacts Sharply
September 07 2012 4:42 AM EDT
The Indian government's response to a report on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh published Wednesday by the Washington Post has had the local media heatedly debating the validity of the article and India's sensitive reaction to foreign publications finding fault with its leaders.
Air India Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
September 07 2012 1:43 AM EDT
Air India took delivery of its first Boeing 787 commercial widebody airplane on Thursday at Boeing Co's final assembly plant after a months-long dispute between airline and manufacturer over compensation for a four-year production delay.
General Motors Banking On Chinese Designed Chevy Sail To Push Indian Unit Out of Doldrums
September 06 2012 12:18 PM EDT
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is hoping its Chinese designed Chevrolet Sail can push its struggling Indian unit out of a sales doldrums.
India "Gutka" Chewing Tobacco Habit A Tough Nut To Crack
September 06 2012 10:05 AM EDT
Last week, Punjab became the tenth of 28 states to ban the sale of gutka after the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India reclassified it as a foodstuff, prohibiting the use of tobacco and nicotine as "ingredients in any food product".
Indian Judge Says It Is 'OK' To Beat Wife, Gets Flak For His Sexist Remark
September 06 2012 7:26 AM EDT
A high court judge in India has come under attack after he said that it was okay for a man to beat his wife as long as he took good care of her.
Sivakasi: Who To Blame For The Frequent Fire Accidents In India’s Largest Fireworks Industry Hub?
September 06 2012 6:04 AM EDT
Fire mishaps in India's biggest fireworks manufacturing hub of Sivakasi have been too frequent that the callous government approach in enforcing safety standards seems more shocking than the accidents themselves.