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Five Indian soldiers, five militants killed in Kashmir fighting, police say

SRINAGAR, India Five Indian soldiers and five suspected militants were killed in a gun battle near the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior police official said.

WTO members say U.S. actions threaten trade body's credibility

NEW DELHI Nearly 50 countries expressed concern on Tuesday about the "serious threat" to the World Trade Organisation posed by unilateral trade actions, a pointed reference to U.S. import tariffs that have caused a global outcry.

20 Mar 2018

PNB bank woes spur Goldman to downgrade India's economic growth forecasts

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Investment bank Goldman Sachs downgraded its forecasts for India's economy on Tuesday in the wake of a more than $2 billion (1.43 billion pounds) fraud at Punjab National Bank , warning it could spark tighter regulation of the banking sector that would constrain credit growth.

20 Mar 2018

Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data.

20 Mar 2018

WTO chief says U.S. wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns

NEW DELHI The United States has raised concerns about the functioning of the World Trade Organisation and asked for reforms, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said on Monday, as global trade tensions increased.

19 Mar 2018

Five Indians killed in cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops

SRINAGAR/MUZZAFARABAD Five members of an Indian family were killed and two injured by shelling from Pakistani troops on Sunday along the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan, according to army and police officials.

19 Mar 2018

Indian party quits PM Modi's coalition in blow ahead of election

NEW DELHI An Indian political party that governs a southern state quit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition on Friday blaming it for a lack of financial support, officials said, in a blow to the coalition ahead of national elections next year.

16 Mar 2018

India says row over subsidies not the beginning of trade war with the U.S

NEW DELHI India does not consider the stand-off with the United States at the World Trade Organisation over export subsidies to be the beginning of a trade war, Indian trade secretary Rita Teaotia told reporters on Thursday.

15 Mar 2018

India eyeing Boeing's Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE Boeing Co , considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air force to consider the twin-engine planes.

15 Mar 2018

India central bank chief calls for more powers over state lenders in wake of fraud

MUMBAI India's central bank chief said on Wednesday that it had "very limited authority" over state-run banks and called for reforms to give the regulator more powers to police such lenders in the wake of a $2 billion fraud.

14 Mar 2018

Three die in French shooting and hostage-taking, attacker killed

TREBES, France Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming "Allahu Akbar". | Video