Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday to discuss his government, in a move that highlighted the organisation's influence but drew criticism from the opposition.
MUMBAI - Indian drugmaker Cipla Ltd is set to buy two U.S. generics businesses in cash deals worth $550 million, it said on Friday, following rivals with a push to enhance its presence in the world's largest generics market.
A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary. Story | Video: Drowned Syrian children buried in Kobani
A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticised by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The move is the latest setback for India's drugs industry, a vital source of cheap generic medicines to countries worldwide which has been tarnished by a series of quality problems. Full Article
India is considering extending maternity leave to 24 weeks from 12 weeks, a government official said, adding that it would encourage more women to breastfeed and help reduce high rates of child malnutrition in the country. A government official said an expectant mother needs one month of rest before birth, and seven months after, to adequately nurse her child. Full Article
Anees Bazmee’s 2007 “Welcome” was one of those ‘guilty pleasure’ films, salvaged in great part by a talented cast and some clever dialogue. Eight years later, Bazmee tries to recreate the same formula. “Welcome Back” is sporadically funny, one that ebbs and flows; but it just about passes the ‘guilty pleasure’ test thanks to Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar. Full Article | Bollywood
Johnny Depp says he did not have to dig deep to tap into his evil side for his portrayal of the Irish-American gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in the film "Black Mass", screened out of competition on Friday at the Venice Film Festival. Story | Video: Johnny Depp hysteria in Venice
India's tax officials, long the scourge of foreign investors, are under government pressure to avoid aggressive claims against overseas funds and companies, as the country seeks to repair an image dented by high-profile tax battles. Full Article
Insomniacs, light sleepers and others who blink bleary eyes every morning could be the next target of technology companies looking to come up with ideas to improve any given aspect of consumers' lives. Story
Though cricket is a team sport, often batsmen are “seen” to walk away with the limelight in a team’s victory. In the recent series against Sri Lanka, it was India's bowlers who earned their stripes with distinction. Full Article