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Asaram Bapu: Controversial India guru convicted of teen devotee rape

A self-styled Indian guru has been found guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013. Authorities beefed up security in the state of Rajasthan fearing Asaram Bapu's followers could react violently to the verdict. The judge read out the verdict ...

25 Apr 2018 6:25 am
India’s rupee woe continues, analysts rush to cut forecasts

India’s widening current-account deficit is coming back to haunt the rupee, with analysts clamouring to lower forecasts on Asia’s second-worst performing currency. Standard Chartered Plc, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., TD Securities and ...

25 Apr 2018 6:24 am
Pakistan-India Match Date Confirmed For World Cup 2019

After outperforming India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy last year, the date for the crunch tie between Pakistan and India for the 2019 Cricket World Cup has been finalized. According to various sources, the arch rivals will face each other on ...

25 Apr 2018 6:23 am
To Outpace Google, Amazon Launches Video-Enabled Smart Speaker Echo Spot In India

Less than two months after announcing the commercial availability of Echo products – Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus in India, ecommerce giant Amazon has now brought video-enabled Echo Spot to the country. Shaped like an alarm clock, this smart device is ...

25 Apr 2018 6:21 am
India’s first differently-abled Bhangra Group promises to keep you on toes

Can you stop your feet from tapping when you hear the bhangra beats? Neither can we! Then how can physical limitations stop these men from continuing their passion for dance? India’s first Bhangra group with differently abled men are living by the example.

25 Apr 2018 6:17 am
SAIC Motor’s Roewe E RX5 electric SUV spied in India for the first time

The Roewe E RX5 electric SUV was spied for the first time in India recently, courtesy Mint. SAIC Motor’s MG brand is testing its sister brand Roewe’s EV in the country. The Roewe E RX5 has a range (NEDC) of 320 km. A source has told the business ...

25 Apr 2018 6:14 am
India, Mongolia to enhance bilateral trade, investments

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the two countries agreed to explore ways to identify new areas of cooperation. ULAANBAATAR: India and Mongolia today discussed economic cooperation in areas such as infrastructure development, energy, services ...

25 Apr 2018 6:11 am
India's depth of talent will be on display at China Open

BEIJING: Indian golf's depth of talent will once again be on display as eight players, including the country's latest sensation Shubhankar Sharma, tee off at the China Open on Thursday. Seven of the eight Indians in the field this week have won in the past ...

25 Apr 2018 6:10 am
The paradox of doing business in India: Attractive at macro, challenging at micro

The paradox reflects well in Vodafone's case whose 61 per cent subscribers are from Indian market but they contribute only 12.9 percent of its total global revenue of 47.6 billion euros. By Taponeel Mukherjee Author H. Jackson Brown Jr once remarked ...

25 Apr 2018 6:10 am
OnePlus 6 to Launch in India on May 17th; to go on Sale from May 21st

OnePlus, true to their marketing ways, has been teasing the details around the OnePlus 6 for a while now. After announcing that Amazon.in will continue to the exclusive online partner for the upcoming flagship, the company has announced the date of launch ...

25 Apr 2018 6:05 am
Suzuki GSX-S750 launched in India at Rs 7.45 lakh

The GSX-S750 is powered by a 749cc four-cylinder fuel-injection engine that produces 84kW @10,500rpm and 81Nm @9,000rpm. New Delhi: Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan on Wednesday ...

25 Apr 2018 6:03 am
India's TCS crosses US$100-b market value

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the first Indian company in a decade to breach the US$100-billion market value barrier after stocks in the IT giant soared on Monday. Shares in India's largest software exporter rose more than ...

25 Apr 2018 6:02 am
Russia says expects to sign deal with India on S-400 missiles sale: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday that it expected to sign a deal with India this year on the sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles, the Interfax news agency reported. It cited Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as ...

25 Apr 2018 6:02 am
iFFALCON: The Crown Jewel of TVs, now in India

Lately there’s been a lot of buzz in the smart TV space in India, and looks like that buzz is just going to get stronger. In what will sound like music to buyers’ ears, TCL – the world’s third largest TV brand – is set to launch a new smart TV ...

25 Apr 2018 5:59 am
Odisha's Paradip aims to become No. 1 port in India

State-owned Paradip Port Trust, which has been focusing on promoting competition and bringing down costs to users, is looking at 17 per cent growth in cargo handling -- touching 120 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19, according to a top official. Betting big ...

25 Apr 2018 5:55 am
Russia says expects to sign deal with India on S-400 missiles sale - Ifax

MOSCOW, April 25 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday that it expected to sign a deal with India this year on the sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles, the Interfax news agency reported. It cited Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical ...

25 Apr 2018 5:54 am
India Capital Growth Fund : Net Asset Value Daily Estimate

The Company announces its Net Asset Value per ordinary share as at 24 April 2018 was estimated to be 115.52 pence. This estimated daily NAV is provided by the Investment Manager of the Company and is, by its nature, based on incomplete and estimated data.

25 Apr 2018 5:53 am
OnePlus 6 coming to India on May 17

After the success of OnePlus 5T, the Chinese smartphone player on Wednesday announced that its next flagship OnePlus 6 will be launched in India on May 17. The new smartphone will be launched in Mumbai and the “OnePlus Community” will be the first to ...

25 Apr 2018 5:51 am
OnePlus 6 to be launched globally on May 16, India launch on May 17

The next flagship device from the maverick smartphone maker, the OnePlus 6, is set to be unveiled at an event in the UK. While it’s been the subject of many rumors, reports and much speculation, firm details on the OnePlus 6 have been elusive till now ...

25 Apr 2018 5:49 am
IIT alumni are storming into politics to fight for India’s oppressed castes

The Indian general election is a year away, but the country’s already in the grip of multiple state-level polls. Leading political formations are, as usual, busy with their promises and proclamations. Amidst this, a bunch of 50 engineering graduates ...

25 Apr 2018 5:45 am
Amazon Echo Spot launched in India for around $155

Amazon has launched its Echo Spot smart speaker in India. The device is now listed on Amazon India's website as in stock, and carries a price tag of INR 10,499, the equivalent of $155. As you can see in the screenshot above, this is the discounted price ...

25 Apr 2018 5:44 am
India's average GDP growth to rise to 7.8 pc in first half of this yr: Report

Indian economy is expected to witness a cyclical recovery driven by investments as well as consumption, and the average GDP growth is expected to rise to 7.8 per cent in the first half of this year, says a report. According to the Japanese financial ...

25 Apr 2018 5:41 am
OnePlus 6 to be announced on May 16 in London, first sale kicks off May 21 in India

There's been plenty of talk regarding the OnePlus 6 over the last few weeks, but soon all those rumors and speculation will be laid to rest with the phone's official unveiling. Today, OnePlus announced that it'll be showing off the phone on Wednesday, May ...

25 Apr 2018 5:39 am
OnePlus 6 has a date with India on May 17

The OnePlus 6 will be backed 6GB/8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Further, the latest smartphone will feature Dash Charge V2, which the brand claims will a day’s power within 20 minutes of charging. OnePlus has finally confirmed that it ...

25 Apr 2018 5:38 am
India considering permanent commission for women army officers

25 Apr 2018: India considering permanent commission for women army officers India is mulling over granting permanent commission (PC) to its women army officers on short service commission (SSC), the Centre recently told the Supreme Court. If executed, the ...

25 Apr 2018 5:38 am
When Modi meets China’s Xi in Wuhan, India starts from a position of weakness

So, India threw the Dalai Lama under the bus. Not my words, but those of a retired senior government official with years of experience of India’s China policy. He was commenting on a news report that appeared this week, which said that just before the ...

25 Apr 2018 5:37 am
India: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu found guilty of raping minor girl

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was found guilty in a 2013 rape case by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court, on Wednesday. He has been convicted for raping a minor girl in Manai village near Jodhpur on August 15, 2013.

25 Apr 2018 5:25 am
India's Indus, Bharti Infratel merging to become world No.2 for masts

BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel Ltd (BHRI.NS) agreed to combine operations in a deal that will create the world’s second-largest mobile masts company measured by numbers of towers. The combined company, which will ...

25 Apr 2018 5:19 am
India, Mongolia discuss trade, terrorism at Joint Committee

Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], Apr. 25 (ANI): Issues including bilateral trade, terrorism and joint refinery projects were discussed at the recently concluded Indo-Mongolia 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation on Wednesday as the two countries pledged to thwart ...

25 Apr 2018 5:13 am
A 33-year-old hotelier is taking the fight for gay rights to India’s supreme court

One of India’s top hoteliers has decided to take the fight for the decriminalisation of gay sex to India’s top court. Keshav Suri, executive director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, filed a petition with the supreme court on April 23 challenging ...

25 Apr 2018 4:44 am
Fintech Cos in India Are Turning Their Focus to Tier II and III Cities

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. The fintech boom has seen a drastic shift in the way we transact in India. With the move to digitization in the country, fintech companies too have spurted across India ...

25 Apr 2018 4:42 am
No Love for India's Rupee as Analysts Rush to Cut Forecasts

India’s widening current-account deficit is coming back to haunt the rupee, with analysts clamoring to lower forecasts on Asia’s second-worst performing currency. Standard Chartered Plc, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., TD Securities and ...

25 Apr 2018 4:29 am
No Love for India's Rupee as Analysts Rush to Lower Forecasts

India’s widening current-account deficit is coming back to haunt the rupee, with analysts clamoring to lower forecasts on Asia’s second-worst performing currency. Standard Chartered Plc, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. and TD Securities have ...

25 Apr 2018 4:29 am
India: Asaram Bapu rape case verdict expected today

Police are on alert in northern India for the end of a controversial trial involving a religious leader. Asaram Bapu denies raping the 16-year-old daughter of two of his followers. Some witnesses have been killed before they were due to testify against him ...

25 Apr 2018 4:16 am
An Indian could run the UK’s central bank. Why can’t a foreigner run India’s?

The United Kingdom has begun looking for a replacement for Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England (BoE). A former chief of the Bank of Canada, too, the Canadian national’s term ends in June 2019. So the Financial Times newspaper has suggested that ...

25 Apr 2018 3:40 am
GMS update on Shipbreaking in India in Week 16 - STEADY AS SHE GOES!

With Pakistan reopening for tankers once again, the Indian market may certainly (and temporarily) witness a reduced flow of wet units – at least until a majority of Pakistani Recyclers have filled their appetites off of the available tankers. Having ...

25 Apr 2018 3:22 am
Sungrow to build 3GW solar inverter factory in Bangalore, India

China-based PV inverter supplier Sungrow will establish a new factory in Bangalore, India, with an annual production capacity of 3GW in central and string inverters. The new facility will be launched in the second half of this year and will be the first ...

25 Apr 2018 3:21 am
These student-led startups are working on empowerment and inclusion in small-town India

ISDM students make a mark in the social sector with their startups, be it a livelihood venture for transgenders, an organisation transforming government schools, or an endeavor to empower senior citizens. L-R: Individuals impacted by Sathrangi and SPEEE ...

25 Apr 2018 3:21 am
Suitors for India's Fortis revise bids ahead of panel recommendation

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s Manipal Hospitals Enterprises Private Ltd raised its offer for rival Fortis Healthcare Ltd (FOHE.NS) for the second time in a month, now valuing Fortis’ hospital business about 4 percent more than it had earlier.

25 Apr 2018 3:18 am
Is the financial inclusion drive in India losing steam?

Bengaluru: Among the 10 largest emerging markets in the world, belonging to the G20 group, India today has the highest share of people with an account in a financial institution (or mobile money provider). That’s the good news from the 2017 global findex ...

25 Apr 2018 3:10 am
India's feature phone shipments doubled in Q1 2018, smartphone market stayed flat

In a somewhat surprising shift in the market, shipments (sold to retailers) of feature phones in India have doubled in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018) year-on-year while the smartphone market remained flat in the same period. Overall, the Indian mobile ...

25 Apr 2018 3:08 am
'Wolverine' Hugh Jackman thanks fans in India, posts special video message on Twitter

Los Angeles, Apr 25 (IBNS): Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has thanked his fans in India for supporting him during his journey as superhero Wolverine. A tribute video of his fans made by Star Movies as part of #OneLastTime campaign left Hugh touched and he ...

25 Apr 2018 3:02 am
India's Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers to merge

(Reuters) - India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd (BRTI.NS) approved the merger of Indus Towers Ltd with its mobile masts operator unit Bharti Infratel Ltd (BHRI.NS), creating the largest tower company outside China by number of towers, the carrier said on Wednesday.

25 Apr 2018 3:00 am
Airtel’s India ops post first loss in 15 years

Bharti Airtel’s India operations reported their first net loss in almost 15 years in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 and joined Idea Cellular and Vodafone India in the red, as Reliance Jio-led low tariffs and a cut in international termination rates (ITR ...

25 Apr 2018 2:56 am
Amazon launches the Echo Spot in India, discounts all Echo devices in the process

Amazon introduced the Echo family in India at the end of last year, and the company is now launching the Echo Spot in the country. The Echo Spot has an introductory price of ₹10,499 ($155), after which it will retail for ₹12,999 ($195). The device ...

25 Apr 2018 2:55 am
Cultural history project in India could pave the way for Hindu nationalism

India (MNN) — A subtle move by India’s government may be setting the stage for Hindu nationalism. An investigative report by Reuters last month discovered the Indian government has subtly appointed a committee to rewrite the history of India.

25 Apr 2018 2:52 am
Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash

June 16, 2019. Mark the date. Exactly two years after clashing in the Champions Trophy final, India and Pakistan will meet at Old Trafford in the marquee contest of the 2019 World Cup. England will clash with South Africa to unveil the most prestigious ...

25 Apr 2018 2:50 am
The Daily Fix: ‘Casting couch’ controversy shows India needs to create safe workspaces for women

On Tuesday, veteran Hindi-film choreographer Saroj Khan made a curious statement seeming to defend the practice of exchanging sexual favours in return for roles in movies. Euphemistically called the “casting couch”, multiple commentators have pointed ...

25 Apr 2018 2:41 am
Antigua seeks India's assistance in developing health, other sectors

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antiguan and Barbudan government Tuesday urged India to provide technical assistance to the Caribbean island particularly in the areas of health and the management of public finance. Investment and Trade Minister, Asot ...

25 Apr 2018 2:39 am
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visits Buddhist monastery ahead of sixth India-Mongolia meet

ULAANBAATAR: Swaraj on Wednesday met her counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar ahead of the 6th round of India-Mongolia Joint Consultative Committee meeting. Swaraj, who is the first Indian foreign minister to visit in Mongolia in 42 years, is on a two-day visit ...

25 Apr 2018 2:35 am