Mar 06, 2013 03:48 EST
Asia's largest low-cost carrier AirAsia won approval from India's foreign investment panel to set up an airline in a joint venture with the giant Tata group, a government official said.
Mar 05, 2013 13:13 EST
A speeding passenger train on Tuesday killed a fully-grown male elephant as it tried to cross a railway track cutting through a dense forest area in eastern India.
Mar 01, 2013 18:26 EST
World number 109 Olga Puchkova of Russia battled back to beat top-seeded American star Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to reach the final of Brasil Cup.
Feb 27, 2013 07:35 EST
A fire swept through a six-storey building housing illegal shops in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata in the early hours of Wednesday, killing 19 workers sleeping in the building, local officials said.
Feb 27, 2013 00:58 EST
A fire swept through a six-storey building housing an illegal market in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday, killing 13 people who were unable to escape the inferno, local officials said.
Feb 21, 2013 12:33 EST
Asia's biggest low-cost carrier AirAsia said Thursday its new airline joint venture with India's giant tea-to-steel Tata conglomerate may start operations by year-end.
Feb 20, 2013 08:21 EST
Asia's largest low-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday announced plans to invest in an airline joint venture with India's giant Tata conglomerate and another party.
Feb 20, 2013 05:54 EST
Asia's largest low-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday announced plans to invest in an airline joint venture with India's giant Tata conglomerate and another investor.
Feb 07, 2013 07:07 EST
Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in eastern India because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said Thursday.
Feb 05, 2013 10:50 EST
An all-girl teenage rock band from Indian-administered Kashmir has decided to quit after the region's top Muslim cleric declared their music to be "un-Islamic", their manager said Tuesday.
Feb 05, 2013 02:22 EST
Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
Jan 31, 2013 12:12 EST
The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday defended its ban on a new film by veteran actor Kamal Haasan, which has renewed fears over freedom of artistic expression in the country.
Jan 30, 2013 12:03 EST
Acclaimed British author Salman Rushdie cancelled a film promotional event and veteran Indian actor Kamal Haasan threatened to go into exile Wednesday after Muslim groups protested their work.
Jan 15, 2013 13:12 EST
Indian football chiefs on Tuesday lifted the suspension on popular club Mohun Bagan for refusing to complete a domestic I-League game, but imposed a stiff fine instead.
Dec 29, 2012 20:57 EST
The body of a gang-rape victim arrived back in a grief-stricken India on Sunday, two weeks on from the savage assault which led to her death in a Singapore hospital and sickened the nation.
Dec 24, 2012 12:06 EST
Police bomb squad officers and sniffer dogs searched Bangalore stadium Monday as part of a massive security operation for the start of the first Pakistan cricket tour to India for five years.
Dec 13, 2012 10:42 EST
Pakistan starts a week-long training camp Friday for its landmark limited overs series against India with former captain Inzamam-ul Haq and a psychologist drafted in, an official said.
Dec 11, 2012 03:22 EST
Indian midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a fractured jaw after being hit by a stone hurled by a supporter during a game at the weekend, a report said.
Dec 10, 2012 14:12 EST
Pakistan on Monday dropped big-hitting allrounder Shahid Afridi from their squad for the three-match one-day international series against arch-rivals India starting this month.
Dec 09, 2012 19:02 EST
India's bitter colonial past hangs heavily over the government's renewed drive to open the inward-looking economy to foreign investment, even 65 years after independence, analysts say.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|"The City of Joy"|
|Mayor||Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya|
• 27,462 /km2 (71,126 /sq mi)
|Official languages||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|185 km2 (71 sq mi)|
• 9 m (30 ft)