NEW DELHI - India urged the United States to withdraw a visa fraud case against one of its diplomats in New York on Thursday, suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry's expression of regret over her treatment in custody was not enough.
BHOPAL, India - Five months before general elections are due, there is already an air of victory around Narendra Modi as he strides from one jam-packed rally to the next. And yet, a regional leader from his Hindu nationalist fold is quietly emerging as an alternative to lead the country.
MUMBAI - It took months of arm-twisting and assurances from New Delhi to persuade British retailer Tesco Plc to take the plunge and become the first foreign player to set up a chain of supermarkets in India.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin is to pardon one of his best known opponents, oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, after a decade in jail in what may be a gesture to critics of his human rights record before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics.
LONDON - Elections in all the "fragile five" emerging economies next year, along with the thorny topics of Syria and Iran, will make life tricky for investors trying to steer through political risks in developing markets after a hairy 2013.
JOHANNESBURG - A spectacular top-order batting collapse left South Africa floundering on 213 for six on the second day of the first test against India on Thursday.
PARIS - France's defence minister played down another sales failure for the Dassault-made Rafale fighter jet in Brazil, saying he was confident there would soon be better news from tenders in India and Gulf Arab countries.
REUTERS - Vodafone Group Plc has received a final tax demand of about $604 million from Indian authorities, adding to its tax disputes in the country since it bought Hutchison Whampoa's mobile business there in 2007.
NEW DELHI - India on Thursday allowed Reliance Industries to charge higher prices for gas from April after the company offered financial guarantees to the government to settle any claims against it over a shortfall in its gas output.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - India is better prepared than it was months ago to deal with the Federal Reserve's reduction of its monetary stimulus, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday, as the rupee fell only slightly in the wake of the once much-feared decision.
Kamaldeep Sethi used to be a corporate trainer with a flair for drawing on office walls. Then a colleague talked him into learning the art of tattoos. Though exact numbers are hard to come by, tattoo art is a flourishing business in cities like New Delhi, which is estimated to have between 60 and 100 tattoo studios and more than 300 home-based artists.