NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto.
NEW DELHI - Sher Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop.
The 28-year-old German co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought down the Airbus A320 with the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on Thursday. Full Article | Video
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that world soccer's governing body is taking the wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches. Full Article
Cinderella marriages are getting to be as rare as golden coaches. Economist Jeremy Greenwood has found that your chances of marrying outside your income bracket have been dropping since the 1950s because of something called assortive mating, which means that we are increasingly drawn to people in similar circumstances. Inequality has grown and mobility has stalled. Commentary
Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk. But designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Singh, who grew up in a family of doctors, said his show was a tribute to healthcare professionals. Full Article
Fashion Designers Go Online
Can designer wear be successful in a medium that attracts many of its users because of discounts? Vikas Purohit, head of fashion at Amazon India, tells India Insight that he foresees country’s top designers creating products especially suited to online retail to tackle price considerations. Interview