India's captain MS Dhoni lights up the bails as he flips them off the stumps after India defeated the West Indies by four wickets at the Cricket World Cup in Perth, March 6, 2015.   REUTERS/David Gray

Dhoni, bowlers shine as India make it to quarter-final

Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a calm unbeaten 45 to guide India to a four-wicket victory over West Indies on Friday which sent the holders into the World Cup quarter-finals.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Samsung Electronics says in talks with Indian states on new factory 12:20pm IST

SEOUL - South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that it was in talks with Indian state administrations about building a third manufacturing plant in the country.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: A protestor shouts slogans during a candle light vigil to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files
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Mob breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in Nagaland, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order. The mob attacked the prison late on Thursday. The man, a 35-year-old Muslim businessman accused of raping a woman, was dragged out and hauled naked through the streets and beaten to death.  Article 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan listens to a question during a news conference, after the bi-monthly monetary policy review, in Mumbai, Febraury 3, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files
India Economy

Who will take crucial decisions?

Having agreed this week to formally adopt inflation targeting as a guiding star for monetary policy, India's government and central bank remain at odds over how crucial decisions are made. Both sides support the setting up of a Monetary Policy Committee, as first officially proposed in 2014. But, say officials with knowledge of the various proposals, the two sides disagree over everything else.  Full Article 

British filmmaker Leslee Udwin poses for a picture after addressing a news conference in New Delhi March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
"India's Daughter" Controversy

Stupid to think film promotes rapists - Udwin

British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, whose documentary on the Delhi gang rape of 2012 created a controversy, tells India Insight the argument that airing the convict’s interview would amount to giving him a platform to promote his views was “stupid” and “uneducated”.  Read 

Labourers rest as a boy playfully shovels coal at a yard in Ahmedabad November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Clyde Russell's Column

India coal output will not gain to heroic forecasts

It's easy to dismiss the Indian government's assertion that the country will be able to more than double coal production in the next five years. But that doesn't answer the question of how close they will get. India will produce 1.5 billion tonnes of coal by the end of this decade, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told the Coaltrans India conference this week in New Delhi.  Column 

Police control the site after a knife attack outside the Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangdong province, March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Knife attack wounds 9 at Chinese train station

Knife-wielding attackers slashed and stabbed people at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, wounding at least nine before police shot dead one of the suspected assailants and arrested another.  Full Article 

An Apple Watch is seen during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files

Apple lets firms fine-tune Watch apps - report

Apple Inc has allowed some companies to test their apps on its yet-to-be-launched Apple Watch and adjust the tools to the watch's design, Bloomberg reported.  Full Article 

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Fans pose with Fifty Shades of Grey paraphernalia at the film's UK premiere in London, February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Fifty Shades of Grey’s future gets greyer

Indian audiences might not be able to watch the erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey”, even though its producer, Universal Pictures, cut all nudity and several sexually explicit scenes in the film before submitting it to the country’s censor board for review. An examining committee of the censor board objected to some of the language in the film after the studio made the voluntary cuts.  Full Article 

Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Franchise Man swoops in to save Bollywood

At least two studios are focusing on franchises, writing scripts and developing stories that will span at least three films. This is a new concept for Bollywood. In the past, the industry used the term “franchise” loosely. Typically, producers inched their way toward sequels, greenlighting them only once the first film proved successful. Subsequent movies in series didn’t even necessarily share anything.  Read 

Sankalp Phartiyal

Budget lacks wow, but good enough: Jim O’Neill

Jim O’Neill, who coined the term BRICs to highlight emerging economic powerhouses Brazil, Russia, India and China, said India’s budget lacked a “wow” factor but was good enough to push the country on a path of 8 percent growth or more “for a long time”. In an interview, O’Neill gave his views on India’s budget, the BRICS nations, and the government’s decision to adopt inflation targeting.  Full Article | Video 

Barbara F. Walter

Why do European Muslim girls look to Islamic State for marriage material?

The reasons, according to analysts, are roughly the same reasons as for men. Some are alienated from European society. Others are angry at the inequality they see and experience. Still others are looking for adventure or have a romantic idea of wanting to help the Sunni community in the Middle East.  Commentary 

Lynn Stuart Parramore

Four reasons to raise women’s pay that should make men happy

Equal pay for women doing the same work as men should be a no brainer because it’s a matter of fairness. But this isn’t just about sisters getting what they deserve or even a convenient political talking point. Equal pay helps everyone, and ever more Americans are voicing their concern about continued disparities.  Commentary