Eighteen village councils in Uttar Pradesh are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water scarcity in the area.
HONG KONG Indian companies are beginning to embrace green finance to fund environmentally friendly projects, as they heed calls from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost renewable energy in one of the world's worst polluting nations and tap rising investor demand.
“Rockstar”, “Highway” and now “Tamasha” show director Imtiaz Ali is not content with telling straightforward stories. “Tamasha” is not an easy film to slot. Ali is obviously trying to push his boundaries and it doesn’t always work, but when it does, the result is breathtaking. For that alone, the film is worth a watch, writes Shilpa Jamkhandikar. Full Article
The RBI is expected to hold the repo rate at 6.75 pct next week to stifle inflation, while data is seen showing economic growth accelerated to 7.3 pct in the September quarter, a Reuters poll showed. All 45 economists surveyed expected the RBI to stand pat at its policy review, while the range of forecasts for GDP growth for the latest quarter was between 6.9-7.6 pct, with the median at 7.3 pct. Full Article
Shootout in U.S.
Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. Read
Some of India's most indebted infrastructure and steel groups are considering so-called masala bonds to diversify their funding options as local banks tighten lending, investment banking sources with direct knowledge of the situation said. Full Article
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