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Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials


KABUL - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said. | Video

SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI - A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart appears to have salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid.

Business, World 4:54pm IST

Ten dead in Kashmir's worst militant attack in more than a year

SRINAGAR, India - Gunmen wearing army uniforms on Thursday attacked an Indian army base near the border with Pakistan, leaving ten people dead in the worst militant violence in in more than a year.

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Jaitley likely to meet Rajan on Monday to urge rate cut

NEW DELHI - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to meet the head of the Reserve Bank of India in New Delhi on Monday to urge the central bank to cut interest rates at a policy meeting the following day, two senior finance ministry officials said.

Business, Economy 4:38pm IST

A sport left heartbroken by death of Hughes

SYDNEY - The cricket world was in mourning on Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit in the head by a ball.

4:49pm IST

Online grocers come up trumps in India's e-commerce boom

MUMBAI - Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like and turn in profits while supermarkets are struggling.

Tech, Business 2:44am IST

GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut

MUMBAI - Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms.

Business, Economy 2:58pm IST

Reaction to the death of Phillip Hughes

SYDNEY - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match.

1:06pm IST

Hughes death casts doubts on first India test

MELBOURNE - The shocking death of batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday has cast doubts on whether the first test between Australia and India will go ahead in Brisbane next week.

3:46pm IST

Phillip Hughes' death hard to digest for India's survivor

MUMBAI - More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet.

3:06pm IST

Photo Gallery – Bengali household name Jamini Roy’s paintings

In the 1960s, historian Geeti Sen visited Indian artist Jamini Roy’s workshop in what was then Calcutta to buy a painting for her father. Although she eventually picked up a Gopal Ghose, what struck her most about Roy was his accessibility.

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