The man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked with launching a China-style infrastructure boom calls himself a "bulldozer" and promises to add two percentage points to India's economic growth in two years.
NEW DELHI - India has waived retrospective imposition of a minimum alternative tax (MAT) affecting foreign funds, the Finance Minister said on Tuesday, a move that could resolve a dispute that had shaken investor confidence.
A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The filing did not disclose any details on how the case was settled, and representatives for Uber and the woman declined to comment. Full Article
It's a desperate search for higher ground in West Bengal. Large parts of this eastern state are flooded with relentless rains swelling river systems to unprecedented levels. When the Teesta River burst its banks, more than a hundred village communities were inundated. Rescue crews are overwhelmed. But they're doing what they can, Rob Muir reports. Video
King of clubS
One of the most impressive weapons to appear during the dinosaur arms race of the Cretaceous Period was the big bony tail club wielded by some members of a group of tank-like plant-eaters. A new study provides a step-by-step account of the evolution of this distinctive feature possessed by the heavily armored dinosaur Ankylosaurus and its cousins, a bludgeon that may have given even the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex reason to worry. Full Article