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India's electric vehicles push likely to benefit Chinese car makers


NEW DELHI India's ambitious plan to push electric vehicles at the expense of other technologies could benefit Chinese car makers seeking to enter the market, but is worrying established automakers in the country who have so far focussed on making hybrid models.

India says it attacked Pakistan army posts in divided Kashmir

NEW DELHI India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion.

23 May 2017

Special Report - As Modi and his Hindu base rise, so too does a yoga tycoon

HARIDWAR, India Narendra Modi leaned to whisper in the ear of the man sitting cross-legged and barefoot next to him, the one clad in saffron robes with a long beard and squinty gaze. It was late in the afternoon of March 23, 2014 in New Delhi and the start of national elections was a fortnight away.

23 May 2017

India offers tax concessions to Apple to expand production - official

NEW DELHI India has offered to allow Apple Inc to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said on Tuesday.

23 May 2017

India could invest in Aramco IPO to strengthen ties

VIENNA India said on Monday its state refiners could become cornerstone investors in Saudi Aramco when it floats its shares next year, as New Delhi seeks to strengthen ties with the world's largest oil producer.

22 May 2017

India announces policy for strategic partnerships in defence

MUMBAI India on Saturday finalised a policy that would allow local private companies to work with foreign players to make high-tech defence equipment, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bid to cut reliance on imports.

20 May 2017

India's new sales tax leaves service providers worried

NEW DELHI India on Friday unveiled four rate bands under a new sales tax for services such as telecoms, insurance and restaurants, a move experts said could complicate compliance and leave businesses at the mercy of an intrusive tax bureaucracy.

19 May 2017

Bridge collapses in western Indian state, several feared dead

NEW DELHI A metal footbridge over the Zuari river in the western Indian state of Goa collapsed late on Thursday evening, killing several people who had gathered on the bridge after an alleged suicide attempt, local police said.

18 May 2017

India finalises tax rates for goods and services

NEW DELHI India on Thursday finalised tax rates that will apply to different goods and services under a new sales tax which New Delhi aims to roll out from July 1.

18 May 2017

Foreign suppliers urged to step up as India backs own nuclear design

NEW DELHI India's plan to build 10 of its own nuclear reactors does not signal a pivot away from foreign suppliers, but to succeed their projects must be financially sound and based on proven technology, a top official told Reuters.

18 May 2017

May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the "propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online".