* Prime Minister Modi calls for massive water conservation
NEW DELHI In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India's rich and poor.
NEW DELHI India raised import tariffs on nearly 75 items including gold and automobile parts in its budget on Friday and increased taxes on the rich to help pay for recapitalizing banks and supporting small business in a bid to revive sagging growth.
NEW DELHI India's government forecast on Thursday that economic growth could get back up to 7% percent this year, but cautioned it will face challenges keeping its fiscal deficit in check.
* Govt report says credit growth, consumption to push up
NEW DELHI, July 2 Malaysian palm oil futures
fell on Tuesday, weighed down by expectations of higher output
and sluggish exports from the world's top producers of the
NEW DELHI Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country's weather office said on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday.
HARIDWAR, India Hundreds of Hindu monks gathered under the banner of a group linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Thursday urged the government to help build a temple on a disputed religious site in the Indian town of Ayodhya.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI We didn't see it coming. The tsunami of support that propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a second five-year term was a surprise to many of us reporting on the mammoth Indian general election.