Modi breaks silence, calls for peace after beef violence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for religious harmony on Thursday, breaking a week-long silence after the mob killing of a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow sparked fears that Hindu zealots were targeting minorities.

Volkswagen to recall 389 Polo cars in India to fix handbrake issue 08 Oct 2015

NEW DELHI - German carmaker Volkswagen AG's India unit said on Thursday it would recall 389 Polo hatchback cars sold in the country for inspection and precautionary repair of the handbrake.

A man speaks on his mobile phone as he walks past logos of Vodafone painted on a roadside wall in Kolkata May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files
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Court rules in favour of Vodafone in tax case

The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone in one of a series of tax cases involving the British telecoms company in India. The court backed Vodafone's efforts to oppose a move by tax authorities to add 85 billion rupees to the taxable income of a unit, Vodafone India Services Pvt Ltd, which provided call centre services to some group companies.  Full Article 

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) speaks with UEFA President Michel Platini at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, in this May 29, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/Files

Soccer rocked by suspension of Blatter, Platini

World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal.  Full Article | Newsmaker - Blatter 

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, in this photo illustration, May 2, 2013. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files

Facebook "Like" button set to get more emotive

The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of "Reactions", which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger and sadness.  Full Article 

An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool/Files

U.S. mulls sailing near South China Sea islands

U.S. is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese claims over the area, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday.  Full Article 

Christopher Stokes (R), general director of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and Guilhem Molinie, the group's country director for Afghanistan, attend a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Aid group MSF to review work in Afghanistan

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will review its operations in Afghanistan following last weekend's deadly U.S. air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz, its officials said.  Full Article | Video 

Veteran Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj (L) and Australian tennis star Pat Cash tour Bangalore on November 8, 2000. REUTERS/FIles

New league will help find singles talent: Amritraj

The franchise-based Champions Tennis League, which will begin its second season next month, will help end India's search for quality singles players, its promoter Vijay Amritraj said.  Full Article 

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