India, concerned at being sidelined from the U.S.-led TPP is stepping up efforts to reach agreement with an alternative trade bloc centred around China, and hopes to reach a deal this year.
NEW DELHI Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state's top official has declared.
The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defence official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway. India and the United States have ramped up military ties in recent years, holding naval exercises in the Indian Ocean that last year involved the Japanese navy. Full Article
A new bill being drafted in India aims to curb the steep rise in human trafficking by unifying several existing laws, raising the penalties for offenders and providing for victims' rehabilitation, government officials said on Wednesday. Full Article
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's odds at winning the White House improved significantly after his decisive victory in Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, online betting site Ladbrokes PLC said. Read | Christie assesses future of White House bid
Zika Virus Outbreak
Scientists in Asia are racing to put together detection kits for the Zika virus, with China on Thursday confirming its first case, but the researchers are challenged by the lack of a crucial element - a live sample of the virus. Full Article
Twitter Inc made a dramatic product change on Wednesday, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customizing them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order. Full Article | Result