"Idea of India" debate rages after killing over beef

The murder of a Muslim man over rumours he consumed beef has fuelled a fierce debate over India's rising intolerance towards religious minorities, with President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday calling for a tradition of tolerance to be defended.

Coffee Day eyes $1 billion valuation with biggest Indian IPO in 3 yrs 5:12pm IST

MUMBAI - Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, which runs the nation's biggest coffee chain, said it is eyeing a valuation of as much as 67.5 billion rupees ($1.04 billion) based on the issue price of its initial public offering next week that will be the biggest in the local market in nearly three years.

"Polo" cars are seen at the Volkswagen's plant in Chakan, about 180 km south of Mumbai, February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Volkswagen India says investigating Polo cars

German carmaker Volkswagen AG's India unit is investigating the Polo hatchback cars it sells over "technical issues", a spokesman for the local unit told Reuters on Wednesday.  Full Article 

Professors Sara Snogerup Linse, Goran K. Hansson and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly, talk to the media at a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency
Nobel Prizes 2015

DNA scientists win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Three scientists from Sweden, U.S. and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.  Read 

South African batsmen Farhaan Behardien (L) and Jean-Paul Duminy (C) sit on the field after the match was disrupted due to water bottles thrown by spectators during the second Twenty20 cricket match against India in Cuttack, India, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

BCCI seeks report on Cuttack crowd trouble

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought a report from its state unit on the crowd trouble during Monday's Twenty20 match against South Africa which has prompted calls for a ban on the venue.  Full Article | Slideshow: India v South Africa 

Syrian-Americans protest Russian intervention in Syria outside a Russian consular office in Santa Monica, California, United States, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault

Russia and Syria carried out what appeared to be the first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents, targeting rebels in the west rather than Islamic State militants, a monitor said.  Full Article 

People look at devices at the Sony stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files

Sony: options open if no profit on smartphones

Sony Corp's chief executive flagged next year as a make-or-break year for its struggling smartphones, saying it could consider other options for the unit if it failed to turn profitable.  Full Article 

Reliving 'Aruna’s Story' – on stage

Reliving 'Aruna’s Story' – on stage

Lushin Dubey returned to the stage after her performance. As the applause died down, she introduced the production crew of her play about Aruna Shanbaug, an Indian nurse who died this year. She had been assaulted and raped, and was in a coma for 42 years. Dubey fought back tears as she spoke.  Full Article 

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