NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court said on Friday that opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul, will have to face trial in a case involving the alleged misuse of party funds, but exempted them from appearing in court.
NEW DELHI India's retail inflation unexpectedly edged up to a 17-month high in January, while industrial production contracted at a faster-than-expected pace in December, underscoring imbalances lurking in Asia's third-largest economy.
India's stock markets inched higher on Friday but posted their biggest weekly falls since July 2009 as disappointing corporate earnings and weak global markets hit sentiment.
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police are expected to charge renowned climate scientist Rajendra K. Pachauri with crimes related to sexual harassment within the next two weeks after a year-long investigation into the case, a Delhi court heard.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts by the Indian government to boost manufacturing and encourage startups may put vulnerable workers at greater risk, activists say, amid pressure from investors to smooth the path of doing business.
ISLAMABAD Different officials in Pakistan's government have taken seemingly contradictory stands on Islamic State's influence in the country, after a rare warning by an intelligence chief that the Middle East-based militant group posed a domestic threat.
NEW DELHI India is asking the country's big steelmakers to consider converting local medium-quality coal into premium coking coal to slash an annual import bill of more than $4 billion for buying that grade from countries such as Australia and South Africa.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Some steelmakers have raised their prices after a recent government measure to rein in cheap imports, but a surge in value is unlikely as the country's production capacity is rising faster than its domestic demand growth.
ZURICH Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile soccer official to be sidelined from the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial" damage to soccer's governing body.
PHOENIX Two people were shot at a high school in Glendale, Arizona, a police officer said on Friday, and a media report said one person had died.
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