India's economic growth expectedly eased in the quarter through December, data showed on Monday, adding pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration to expedite stalled reforms in the upcoming parliament session.
The BSE Sensex fell more than 1 percent on Monday to post its biggest daily decline in 2-1/2 weeks as European shares were hit hard by persistent concerns about the pace of global economic growth.
India's top private hospitals, seizing on a shortage of critical-care doctors, are expanding into the remote management of intensive care units around the country and, starting this month, in Bangladesh too. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and Fortis will this year expand their network of electronic intensive care units, scaling up operations thanks to advances in communications technology. Read | Video
One of the main themes in Asia's oil products markets is the rise of Chinese fuel exports, so much so that the decline in shipments from India barely gets mentioned. India has been a fairly major player in Asia's market for refined products, but changing dynamics of the local fuel market mean selling fuel at home has become as profitable as shipping it out, writes Clyde Russell. Column
Nepal’s ethnic minority groups lifted a four-month-old blockade along a major trading point with India on Monday, saying it didn't want ordinary people to suffer anymore, but vowed to carry on with its campaign against the new constitution. Full Article
Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. Full Article | Pictures
India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. Full Article
An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year. Full Article