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Japan, India hold security talks

Japan, India hold security talks

Indian PM Narendra Modi is to discuss economic and security ties with Japan's Shinzo Abe, on his first major foreign visit since winning May's election. The leaders are likely to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact and sign an agreement on rare earths. The trip is being seen as an attempt by the two...

Bangladeshi ‘tortured to death’ by BSF in Satkhira

Bangladeshi ‘tortured to death’ by BSF in Satkhira

A Bangladeshi cowboy was tortured to death allegedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Boikari frontier in Satkhira Sadar upazila early today. The victim is Ahad Ali, 40, son of Ujir Ali of Chhoygharia village in Sadar upazila, reports our Satkhira correspondent.   Ahad’s employer, who is a cattle trader, sent him to Indian...

India's growth hits two year high

India's growth hits two year high

India's economy grew by 5.7 percent in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate. The economy was helped by strong growth in electricity, gas and water supply, and financial services, the Ministry of Statistics said. The growth figure was higher than analysts had been expecting. India's new...

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Economic Nirvana

Economic <i>Nirvana</i>

WHEN the Board of Investment (BoI) invited me to a dialogue on the State of the Economy, it used a trump card of a huge sell-point we have acquired by virtue of a sizeable success through the recent maritime boundary delimitation along the Bay. It was an irresistible invitation for many in spite...

India's Modi to launch bank accounts for all

India's Modi to launch bank accounts for all

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor. Nearly 40 percent of Indians have little access to financial services and are often at the mercy of moneylenders who charge extortionate interest. Modi has told state and private...

Mozilla comes up with $33 smartphone in India

Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, has launched a new low-cost smartphone in India that will retail for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90). The phone is only for sale on India's online shopping site, Snapdeal. The Intex Cloud FX runs on Mozilla's Firefox operating system and as such it will be the first low-cost device running that system available in Asia. India's emerging market is regarded as the world's fastest growing for low-cost smartphones. Various emerging markets across Asia are seen...

Indian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

Indian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why. The man who found her in Sitapur district alerted...

Exports to India on the decline

Exports to India on the decline

Exports to India declined 19 percent year-on-year to $456.63 million in fiscal 2013-14 mainly due to a slowdown in shipment of garment items that enjoy duty-benefit in the neighbouring market. In fiscal 2012-13, exports to India were worth $563.97 million, according to Export Promotion Bureau. But exports were supposed to increase as the Indian government...

Shah Rukh Khan's security beefed up after underworld threat

Shah Rukh Khan's security beefed up after underworld threat

Police security at the residence of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been beefed up after three unidentified men fired three rounds outside the residence of film producer Karim Morani on Saturday, reports an Indian daily. A police source said that there was a threat to the actor and so they increased security outside...

36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman

36-year-old skeleton of dead baby found inside Indian woman

Doctors in India have removed a baby’s skeleton from inside its mother, nearly four decades after the unborn infant died. Kantabai Thakre became pregnant in 1978, aged 24, but doctors warned the ectopic pregnancy had little chance of success, reports UK-based daily The Independent. Terrified of an operation, the young mother fled home and sought treatment for the pain in a small clinic near the village where she lived. After a few months the pain subsided and Thakre was convinced she had been cured. However, last week the pains returned and Thakre, now 60, visited doctors in the central Indian city of Nagpur. Having found a lump on the lower right side of her...

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