Activists from opposition Congress party shout slogans during a protest demanding resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal, India, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

Mystery deaths in Vyapam scam pressure Modi's party

The deaths of a number of witnesses in a massive fraud case surrounding cheating at college and government jobs has become the latest source of discomfort for the BJP, already on the defensive over influence trafficking allegations.  Full Article 

India to roll out $20 billion food welfare plan by December 07 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI - India will roll out its multi-billion dollar food welfare plan by December, the food minister said, allowing 67 percent of its 1.2 billion people access to cheap rice and wheat.

A Turkish Airlines passenger jet sits on the tarmac after it made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Tommy Wilkes
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Flight diverted to Delhi after "bomb threat"

A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and security sources said. Indian security forces said they were scouring the plane for signs of explosives. The flight will resume its journey to Istanbul if is given the all clear, the airline spokeswoman said.  Read 

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/Files

Another firm under fire for shoddy clinical trials

Another Indian clinical research organisation, Quest Life Sciences of Chennai, is in trouble over defective trials work, according to a warning issued by the World Health Organization. The action by the United Nations health agency follows an earlier scandal over drug testing at GVK Biosciences, which resulted in approvals for hundreds of generic drugs being withdrawn in Europe.  Full Article 

India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates reaching his century during the fourth one-day international cricket match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, England, September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files
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Fringe players sense opportunity in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe may not be the strongest of opponents but the importance of an away series against them is not lost on India's fringe players who are keen to make the most of the opportunity in absence of their seniors.  Full Article 

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini talks to journalists outside Palais Coburg, the venue for nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, July 7, 2015.REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks to continue past deadline

Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said.  Full Article | Video 

A boy pulls a bowl as he cries for food while his mother holding her other child waits in a queue to receive food near a makeshift shelter after the April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children

The Nepal government, aware that disruption caused by the quakes could worsen the country's already high rate of child malnutrition, is sending out teams of community nurses to give advice and food supplements to women and children in the affected areas.  Full Article 

A models presents a creation by Lena Hoschek at Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 in Berlin, Germany, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch.
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Berlin Fashion Week kicks off

Berlin Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with Austrian designer Lena Hoschek presenting a spring/summer 2016 collection inspired by an old patterned fabric she once found in Provence.  Full Article 

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Why Kiran Rao wants to focus on Indian cinema rather than international films at Mumbai festival

Kiran Rao is the new chairperson of the Mumbai film festival, which has been re-christened Jio MAMI. Rao spoke to Reuters about her plans for the festival, why she wants to focus on Indian cinema rather than international films, and what went wrong with her earlier pet project, Filmbay.  Full Article 

Una Galani

Ousted CEO shows risks of SoftBank startup splurge

Failure is an unpleasant fact for most startups. One in three new companies lose most of the capital that investors have put into them. Housing.com may benefit from CEO Rahul Yadav’s removal. But it will be harder for the company to succeed now that it has been forced to cut all ties to its founder. The fallout raises the question of how many of SoftBank’s similar investments will deliver a positive return.  Opinion 

Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

In 2015, majority of arrivals in Europe have so far come from four countries: Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and Somalia. These are all countries at war or with repressive dictatorships (Eritrea), so most of their citizens should be given refugee status in the EU, according to EU rules.  Commentary 

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