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.

India gives relief to foreign investors on MAT issue 01 Sep 2015

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.

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/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 

Passengers wrapped in thermal foil blankets given out by emergency services after their Eurostar train was stranded at Calais Station, after intruders were seen near the Eurotunnel, in Calais, France September 2, 2015. REUTERS/John Pullman
Europe's Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded

Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours on five Eurostar high-speed trains after reports that migrants were blocking the tracks leading to the tunnel and were attempting to climb aboard.  Full Article 

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 

Screengrab: Monsoon rains devastate east India
Monsoon

Monsoon rains devastate east India

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 

A combination photo of Google's new (top) and old logos. REUTERS/Google/Handout

Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time

Google Inc unveiled a redesign of its iconic logo on Tuesday, the fifth such modification since the search engine giant started in 1998, the company said in a blog post.  Full Article 

India's captain Virat Kohli (top R) celebrates with his teammates after they won their final test cricket match and the series against Sri Lanka in Colombo, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Cricket

India clinch series despite Mathews heroics

Home captain Angelo Mathews' batting heroics went in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final test to win the three-match series 2-1 on Tuesday.  Full Article | Third test scorecard 

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