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.

Sensex falls more than 1 percent on global risk-off trade 3:59pm IST

The BSE Sensex fell more than 1 percent on Monday to post its biggest daily decline in 2-1/2 weeks as European shares were hit hard by persistent concerns about the pace of global economic growth.

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 

A fireman holds a water supply nozzle while petroleum products are transported on a vessel from the Vadinar refinery, operated by Essar Oil Ltd., (EOL) on jetty off Essar ports in Gujarat June 6, 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 

Protesters stand near burning tyres as they gather to block the highway connecting Nepal and India, during a general strike called by Madhesi protesters demonstrating against the new constitution in Birgunj, Nepal November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/Files

Nepal's Madhesis call off blockade over charter

Nepal’s ethnic minority groups lifted a four-month-old blockade along a major trading point with India on Monday, saying it didn't want ordinary people to suffer anymore, but vowed to carry on with its campaign against the new constitution.  Full Article 

A 17-storey apartment building which collapsed after an earthquake is seen during sunset in Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Taiwan Earthquake

Taiwan quake death toll likely to cross 100

Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100.  Full Article | Pictures 

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Cricket

McCullum retires from ODIs with a win

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum ended his one-day international career with a series victory over Australia on Monday with his side sealing a 55-run win in the deciding third match at Seddon Park in Hamilton.  Full Article 

Leopard found inside school grounds in India
Animal Kingdom

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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