India

  • HIV+ may get medical insurance soon
    NEW Delhi, February 2 (Agencies): India could soon see a national medical insurance policy for people living with HIV (PLHIV). In a meeting with insurance companies and the Insurance Regulatory Development Agen
  • Michelle wants to make another trip to India: Obama
    WASHINGTON, February 2 (PTI): Fascinated by her maiden trip to Mumbai and New Delhi last November, US First Lady Michelle Obama wants to make another trip to India; but this time along with her two daughters Sa
  • Black money: NDA leaders, Chief Ministers to declare assets
    New Delhi, February 1 (PTI): Pledging to set an example in the fight against black money, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Tuesday said it would direct its Chief Ministers and senior most leaders to
  • Serious challenges to internal security: PM
    Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram, left, speaks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a conference of chief ministers of Indian states on internal security, in New Delhi, February 1. Singh said Tuesday th
  • Anguished over blind race for power & pelf: Sonia Gandhi
    New Delhi, February 1 (PTI): In the backdrop of a series of scams hitting the government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed anguish over the race for power and pelf which after a certain limit t
  • Draft bill fixes sixteen years as age for consensual sex
    NEW Delhi, February 1 (PTI): Bringing sexual offences against children under legal purview for the first time, a draft bill on the issue fixes 16 years as the age of consent for sex and awarding harsh punishmen
  • Maverick Jairam Ramesh makes waves
    NEW DELHI, February 1 (Reuters): Feared by big business and distrusted by politicians, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh is the kind of person that normally ends up in the political cold for defy
  • India warns SL not to ‘repeat’ killings of fishermen, or else...
    New Delhi, February 1 (Agencies): Taking a serious note of the killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, India today told Colombo that use of force against them should not be repeated an
  • Motorola launches smartphone Defy @ Rs 18,990
    New Delhi, February 1 (PTI): Handset maker Motorola Mobility India today announced the launch of its Android—based 3G smartphone ‘Defy’ priced at Rs 18,990. “With all the features consum
  • Mercedes relaunches premium Maybach
    NEW Delhi, February 1 (Agencies): German carmaker Mercedes Benz reintroduced its hyper-luxury Maybach car in India on Tuesday, pitching it at the country’s growing number of super-rich. The car, which can
  • Budget session to start on Feb 21
    New Delhi, January 31 (PTI): The budget session of Parliament will begin on February 21 and the general budget will be presented to the Lok Sabha on February 28. The session will be in two parts — the fir
  • PC defends CVC’s appointment
    NEW Delhi, January 31 (PTI): The Selection Committee meeting to chose Central Vigilance Commissioner in September last year did discuss the issue of Palmolein case against P J Thomas, Home Minister P Chidambara
  • Radio collars on students standard procedure: US
    New Delhi, January 31 (Agencies): The US on Monday sought to justify the use of ankle monitors on students, duped by now closed Tri-Valley University, saying it was widespread across America as a standard proce
  • Posco gets approval for $12 billion Steel Complex in India after 6 years
    New Delhi, January 31 (Agencies): Posco, the world’s third-largest steelmaker, received approval for its $12 bn factory complex in India, paving the way for the nation’s single-biggest foreign inves
  • Tatkal ticket holders will now have to carry ID proof
    New Delhi, January 31 (Agencies): Passengers travelling on tatkal tickets must now carry their identity proof in original or face the prospect of being treated as ticket-less travellers and penalised. Dogged wi
  • Govt. cautious on onion prices
    New Delhi, January 30 (PTI): To prevent a repeat of last month situation when exorbitant onion prices troubled the common man, the government on Sunday said it is open to importing more of this vegetable to ens
  • Repeat customers outnumber Maruti Suzuki’s 1st-time buyers
    NEW Delhi, January 30 (PTI): The first time car buyers may have been driving the growth of Indian car market, but it is the repeat customers who are increasingly adding to the sales numbers, according to Maruti
  • Hilton Worldwide plans nineteen hotels in India
    MUMBAI, January 30 (PTI): To tap the growing hospitality business in India, the Hilton Worldwide is planning to develop 19 hotels in the next five years, of which six will begin operations in 2011, a top compan
  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates to visit India this year
    NEW Delhi, January 30 (PTI): Two of the world’s richest people Warren Buffett and software czar Bill Gates will visit India this year to seek support of wealthy Indians for philanthropic activities. Legen
  • Mahindra Genio, pick-up truck launched @Rs 4.99 L
    MUMBAI, January 28 (PTI): The Mahindra Group, which launched its 1.2 tonne pick-up--Genio--in the domestic market today, plans to launch a series of vehicles from the Genio platform this year, a senior company