Articles by India
Ayurvedic Pills Linked To Lead Poisoning In Pregnant Women: Study
August 24 2012 7:40 AM EDT
Lead poisoning has been detected in several women who took Ayurvedic medicines during their pregnancy, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coal Scam Deadlock In Indian Parliament: Ruling Congress Resorts To Aggressive Retaliation
August 24 2012 7:08 AM EDT
Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance in India, has given a go ahead to the younger Congress brigade to step up the party's retaliatory tactics against the opposition's offensive over a recent report of possible government corruption in the sale of coal concessions to private firms.
Which Is Slower – A Snail Or The Indian Passport Offices?
August 24 2012 1:54 AM EDT
The Indian government has recently fixed a deadline of 30 days for issuing passports after the applications are filed, in an attempt to speed up the process amid rising complaints about the months-long waiting period for the document.
FDI Nod for Disney as Govt Approves $180 mln Proposal
August 24 2012 12:32 AM EDT
India approved a $180 million foreign direct investment plan by U.S. media group Walt Disney, part of a new push to clear a backlog of investment proposals as the finance ministry seeks to inject new life into the slowing economy.
Plus Ça Change: France Opens Jobs To Roma People After Destroying Their Encampments
August 23 2012 12:25 PM EDT
France will abandon some of its discriminatory policies against Roma immigrants and give them greater access to the French job market.
India May Shut Down Twitter In Wake Of Hate Messages Aimed At Migrant Workers
August 23 2012 9:46 AM EDT
Given India’s long and bloody history of communal and sectarian violence, such warnings were not taken lightly.
Strike Cripples Operations Of Public Sector Banks In India
August 23 2012 6:08 AM EDT
Public sector banks in India were closed for the second day Thursday as thousands of employees boycotted work and participated in the two-day strike called by the United Forum of Bank Employees Union.
Coal Scam Paralyzes Indian Parliament; Opposition Demands PM's Resignation
August 23 2012 5:32 AM EDT
India's parliament was paralyzed for the third consecutive day Thursday after the opposition demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over a recent report of possible corruption in the sale of coal concessions to private firms.
India’s Finance Minister Approves Proposal For 49% FDI In Insurance, Pension Sectors
August 23 2012 4:25 AM EDT
India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday approved a proposal to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) ceiling in insurance and pension sectors to 49 percent from the existing 26 percent to boost investor confidence.
Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Reportedly Casts Princess Aurora...And It’s Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
August 22 2012 9:52 AM EDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have another star in their house. It's reported that four-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has landed the role of Princess Aurora in the upcoming "Sleeping Beauty" retelling, "Maleficent."
India’s State Bank Employees Strike To Protest Government’s Planned Reforms
August 22 2012 9:35 AM EDT
About 70,000 bank branches – including The State Bank of India, the nation’s largest public sector bank – will be idle.
New US Work Visa Regulations To Hit Indian IT Companies Badly
August 22 2012 6:59 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is set to adapt a tougher visa regime that makes getting H-1B nonimmigrant visas harder for the U.S. companies. Once implemented, the DOL decision will hurt several companies that hire cheap and skilled workers from countries like India and China.
Bank Staff Begin 2-Day Strike Against Reforms
August 22 2012 1:14 AM EDT
Bank employees in India began a two-day strike on Wednesday to protest against proposed reforms that would ease mergers and allow more private capital, including foreign investment, in the banking sector.
Dell?s 2Q Misses Estimates; Projects Low Growth As Shares Plunge
August 21 2012 4:19 PM EDT
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), the No. 3 PC maker, reported second-quarter results that missed analyst?s estimates. Worse, the company said it expected third-quarter performance to fall below expectations.
India's Coalfield Scandal: Another Black Mark Against PM Singh?
August 21 2012 10:48 AM EDT
?Nothing short of the prime minister?s resignation will satisfy us,? said senior BJP official Yashwant Sinha.
India's Consumer Price Inflation Moderates To 9.86%
August 21 2012 6:10 AM EDT
India's retail inflation rate dropped marginally to 9.86 percent in July from 9.93 percent recorded in June, according to the data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.
Dell 2Q Earnings Preview: Now In Third Place, Where?s New Growth?
August 21 2012 5:54 AM EDT
Dell is scheduled to report second-quarter results Tuesday below last year?s. For the first time, the company founded by Chairman Michael S. Dell nearly 30 years ago in a dorm room will be ranked No. 3 in PC sales, having lost its No. 2 ranking last quarter to China?s Lenovo Group.
Maruti's Manesar Plant Reopened Amid Tight Security; Management Expects Protests, Lawsuits By Sacked Workers
August 21 2012 5:48 AM EDT
India's leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki Tuesday reopened its Manesar plant amid tight security, a month after it was shutdown following violence by a section of the workers.
Asian Stocks Rise As Stimulus Hopes Prevail
August 21 2012 12:42 AM EDT
Most of the Asian markets rose Tuesday as investors maintained hopes about monetary easing measures from policymakers around the world to tackle the weakening of the global economic growth.
Floating Golf Courses, Villas Part Of Maldives Plan To Rise Above Sea Levels
August 20 2012 3:19 PM EDT
What do you do when your country is sinking? If you?re the Maldivian government, you create a series of floating islands that include a hotel and convention center, private villas and an 18-hole golf course.