"Idea of India" debate rages after killing over beef

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.

India wants states to raise power prices gradually as part of rescue plan 07 Oct 2015

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.

"Polo" cars are seen at the Volkswagen's plant in Chakan, about 180 km south of Mumbai, February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Volkswagen India says investigating Polo cars

German carmaker Volkswagen AG's India unit is investigating the Polo hatchback cars it sells over "technical issues", a spokesman for the local unit told Reuters on Wednesday.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama listens as German President Joachim Gauck speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama apologizes to MSF for hospital air strike

Medecins Sans Frontieres on Wednesday demanded an independent international commission to investigate the deadly U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and President Barack Obama apologized to the medical charity.  Full Article 

Professors Sara Snogerup Linse, Goran K. Hansson and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly, talk to the media at a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency
Nobel Prizes 2015

DNA scientists win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Three scientists from Sweden, U.S. and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.  Read 

Foam figure of bulls and bears are seen in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Markets may be near turning point: Reuters Poll

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 

India players sit on the field after the match was disrupted due to water bottles thrown by spectators during the second Twenty20 cricket match against South Africa in Cuttack, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

BCCI seeks report on Cuttack crowd trouble

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought a report from its state unit on the crowd trouble during Monday's Twenty20 match against South Africa.  Read | Slideshow: India v South Africa 

People look at devices at the Sony stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files

Sony: options open if no profit on smartphones

Sony Corp's chief executive flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying it could consider other options for the unit if it failed to turn profitable.  Full Article 

Reliving 'Aruna’s Story' – on stage

Reliving 'Aruna’s Story' – on stage

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 

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