CHENNAI, India The party of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful politician who died on Monday, appointed a loyalist to lead Tamil Nadu and keep her supporters together as thousands of them grieved in the streets.
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NEW DELHI India, the world's third-biggest energy consumer, is striving to grow its natural gas use and shift away from oil and coal for power and industry, but its lack of gas import infrastructure is stymieing faster adoption of the cleaner-burning fuel.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About a quarter of homeowners in India, and nearly one in five rural landowners, fear losing their property, in most cases because they do not have documents to prove ownership, according to a new poll.
MUMBAI/LONDON The Reserve Bank of India is widely expected to cut interest rates on Wednesday as the economy reels from an unexpected clampdown on cash, but foreign investors will be looking for some assurance that new Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel has firm control over monetary policy.
SYDNEY Adani Enterprises' $16 billion Carmichael mine in Australia's Queensland state is "back on track", with early construction work due to start in June or July next year, Adani Australia chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj said on Tuesday.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender women in India face persistent bias that denies them education and jobs despite India having progressive laws for transgender people, according to a leading activist.
India's cricket board (BCCI) has not made a decision on the fate of the final test match against England next week, but is monitoring the situation in Chennai following the death of the politician Jayalalithaa Jayaraman on Monday.
ISLAMABAD Pakistan plans to rename a university centre for physicist Abdus Salam, its first Nobel laureate, after more than 30 years of all but disowning his achievements, as a member of a minority sect barred from identifying itself as Muslim.