India sees higher 2015-16 growth even after economy loses steam in Dec quarter


NEW DELHI India's economic growth expectedly eased in the quarter through December, data showed on Monday, adding pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration to expedite stalled reforms in the upcoming parliament session.

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India introduces net neutrality rules barring Facebook's free Internet 6:49pm IST

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses.

Sensex falls more than 1 percent on global risk-off trade 3:59pm IST

The BSE Sensex fell more than 1 percent on Monday to post its biggest daily decline in 2-1/2 weeks as European shares were hit hard by persistent concerns about the pace of global economic growth.

India's steel imports fall for third month in Jan as import tax trims buys 3:40pm IST

NEW DELHI India's steel imports fell for the third straight month in January, provisional government data showed, as a tax on some steel products last year cut cheap overseas purchases that have been pressuring the sector.

Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in Tamil Nadu 7:04pm IST

CHENNAI Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years.

Battling doctor shortage, Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar 12:16pm IST

NEW DELHI A doctor at a hospital in India's capital, New Delhi, was recently tracking a wall of monitors displaying the vital signs of intensive care patients admitted hundreds of miles away when red-and-yellow alerts rang out. | Video

Zomato breaks even at home, in key markets abroad 1:00pm IST

MUMBAI Indian restaurant search and food delivery service Zomato, one of only a handful of Indian start-ups to succeed abroad, said on Monday it had broken even in key markets including India and is on track to make a profit as early as June next year.

McCullum heads into ODI retirement with New Zealand win 3:08pm IST

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum ended his one-day international career with a series victory over Australia on Monday with his side sealing a 55-run win in the deciding third match at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

More rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100 5:26pm IST

TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. | Video

Nepal's Madhesis call off blockade over charter 6:37pm IST

KATHMANDU Nepal’s ethnic minority groups lifted a four-month-old blockade along a major trading point with India on Monday, saying it didn't want ordinary people to suffer anymore, but vowed to carry on with its campaign against the new constitution.