The murder of a Muslim man over rumours he consumed beef has fuelled a fierce debate over India's rising intolerance towards religious minorities, with President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday calling for a tradition of tolerance to be defended.
NEW DELHI - India's power minister said on Wednesday the government would like states to raise electricity prices gradually as part of a rescue plan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged to fix the finances of the country's money-losing utilities.
Currencies, stocks and bonds appear to be at a turning point, according to the latest Reuters polls from around the world, with the size and nature of forecast changes suggesting worries are building about the health of the global economy. Full Article
Lushin Dubey returned to the stage after her performance. As the applause died down, she introduced the production crew of her play about Aruna Shanbaug, an Indian nurse who died this year. She had been assaulted and raped, and was in a coma for 42 years. Dubey fought back tears as she spoke. Full Article
The government has turned down the military's request to expand the acquisition of 36 fighter planes from Dassault Aviation SA to plug vital gaps, officials said, nudging it to accept an indigenous combat plane 32 years in the making. Full Article
Heights don't scare Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which came in handy when the actor was tasked with recreating Frenchman Philippe Petit's audacious 1974 high-wire walk between the roofs of New York's Twin Towers in the movie "The Walk." Full Article