India sees higher growth in FY16 despite slow Q3

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.

India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Internet 2:32am IST

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India introduced 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.

A North Korean long-range rocket is launched into the air at the Sohae rocket launch site, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo

U.S., South Korea, Japan to discuss N. Korea

The top U.S. military officer is due to discuss North Korea's latest satellite launch with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts this week, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen military ties among the three countries, U.S. defense officials said.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks during his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Obama seeks funds to fight Zika

President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said.  Full Article 

Doctors remotely monitor live footages of patients inside an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) at Fortis hospital in New Delhi, India, January 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Healthcare

Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar

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 

Workers walk inside the complex of the Vadinar refinery, operated by Essar Oil Ltd., (EOL) in Gujarat June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
Commodities

India's fading oil product exports vs China boom

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 

General view of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Reuters Investigates

WHO’s critical challenge: healing itself

For years the WHO has talked about streamlining its complex structure, governance and financing to make it more efficient. Critics say the organisation needs deep reforms to allow it to show clear leadership in promoting health and to respond decisively to disease emergencies that may span many countries. But progress has been painfully slow.  Full Report 

Leopard found inside school grounds in India
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Leopard found inside school grounds in India

Closed circuit television footage captured a leopard on the grounds of a school in Karnataka. At least four people were injured before the leopard was tranquilized and safely removed.  Watch video 

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