Gadkari promises to add 2 percentage points to growth

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.

Sensex, Nifty record lowest close in over a year 4:02pm IST

REUTERS - Indian stocks ended nearly 1 percent lower on Wednesday, recording their lowest close in over a year on global risk aversion stoked by weak manufacturing data from China, the United States and Europe.

Rupee notes of different denominations are seen in this picture illustration taken in Mumbai April 30, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

India beats timely retreat from fiscal tyranny

India is holding out an olive branch to jittery global investors. Scrapping a flawed plan to tax foreign fund managers’ past profit marks a welcome truce in the battle over retrospective fiscal demands. But to keep its promise to end “tax terrorism,” the government also has to end disputes with Vodafone and Cairn Energy, writes Reuters Breakingviews columnist Andy Mukherjee.   Full Article 

A woman walks past the debris of a collapsed house as she leaves a temple, months after two deadly earthquakes in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/Files

Quake-hit Nepal fails to spend donor money

Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.  Full Article 

Soccer fans carry a giant replica of the official ball for 2014 FIFA World Cup, made of fiber, in Kolkata June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files
Soccer

Stand up to TV firms: Indian coach tells bosses

India soccer coach Stephen Constantine has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation.  Full Article 

An employee works inside the office of U.S. online cab-hailing company Uber, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files
Uber Woes

Delhi rape victim ends U.S. lawsuit against Uber

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 

Migrants from Syria are accompanied by a Swiss police officer upon their arrival at the railway station in the north-eastern Swiss town of Buchs September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Europe's Refugee Crisis

Fleeing IS killings, a family reaches Bavaria

Maha & her husband Khalil decided to attempt the treacherous trek to Europe with 2 small children back in June, when Islamic State (IS) fighters entered Kobani & began butchering people with knives.  Read 

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves the ball to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in their first round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. Open

Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

Roger Federer glided into the second round at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.  Full Article 

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