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Pakistan "completely rejects" Indian claim of cross-border strikes

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation.

India cracks down on illegal mica mines after expose reveals child deaths

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in India have raided mica mines, arrested traders and begun steps to regulate the underground industry, local officials said, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose revealed a cover-up of child deaths in illegal mica mining.

SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

ISLAMABAD A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

New RBI chief and panel face close call on rates

MUMBAI A month into the job, India's new central bank governor will on Monday and Tuesday chair his maiden policy review, which for the first time will see a committee set interest rates, though views are divided on whether there will be any change this time round.

At United Nations, Pakistan flags rising tension with India

UNITED NATIONS Pakistan's U.N. envoy asked the president of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to informally brief the body on the country's escalating tension with neighbouring India and said she will discuss it with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday.

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