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Special Report: Battling for India's soul, state by state


KOLKATA - An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert. 

New recruits to Hindu cause hear anti-Muslim message

KOLKATA - As a teenager, Uttam Shaha says he used to watch scornfully from his bedroom window as men in brown shorts performed martial exercises in a car park below. Like many Indians then, he viewed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a fringe group.

World, South Asia 4:20pm IST

Witches and thrones: Indian animators cash in on special effects boom

MUMBAI - They call themselves Hollywood's best-kept secret: India's animators, long-time partners for the likes of Walt Disney Co , are reaping the rewards of surging demand for visual effects and gaining the confidence to venture out on their own.

Tech, Business, 2:35am IST

Sensex edges lower; IT firms extend losses

MUMBAI - India's stock markets edged lower on Tuesday, posting a second consecutive losing session as software stocks remained under pressure a day after Infosys Ltd trimmed its U.S. dollar revenue growth guidance.

Business, 3:55pm IST

Flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine by Russian-built missile, report concludes

GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands - Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board said on Tuesday in its final report on the July 2014 crash that killed all 298 aboard.

World, 5:03pm IST

Rising food prices push Sept CPI up to 4.4 pct

NEW DELHI - A rise in some food prices lifted Indian retail inflation in September after it had hit a record low in the previous month, but inflation is expected to remain low thanks to falling global commodity prices.

Business, Economy 12 Oct 2015

Palestinian "Day of Rage" attacks kill three - Israeli police

JERUSALEM - Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups.

World, 3:41pm IST

Exclusive: Turkish, Indian women tend to stay silent on unequal treatment – survey

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Turkey and India face some of the greatest workplace inequities among the G20 nations but are least likely to speak out, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

World 8:09am IST

FIFA and UEFA were kept in dark about Platini's Blatter deal - Johansson

ZURICH - Former UEFA president Lennart Johansson says that the European football body was never told about the payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) from Sepp Blatter to current UEFA boss Michel Platini.

5:07pm IST

No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk - report

REUTERS - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles.

8:31am IST

Reliving ‘Aruna’s Story’ – on stage

Lushin Dubey returned to the stage after her performance. After the applause, she introduced the production crew of a play about an Indian nurse who died after being assaulted and raped, then in a coma for 42 years. She fought back tears.