Modi accepts defeat on contentious land decree, will change law


NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will let an executive order making it easier for businesses to buy land lapse on Monday after failing to win support from opposition parties in a major blow to his economic reform agenda.

Swiss reject Indian request for help in arms case

ZURICH - Switzerland has rejected India's request for legal assistance in investigating two Swiss companies suspected of bribing Indian officials to win arms deals.

Business, Top News 4:19pm IST

RBI chief Rajan - We have not called an end to rate cuts: CNBC

WASHINGTON - India's central bank has not said it is done with interest rate cuts and will keep a close eye on incoming data, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday.

Top News, Business 29 Aug 2015

Lanka fight back after Ishant fires India

COLOMBO - Fast bowler Ishant Sharma's seventh five-wicket haul helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for 201 but the hosts fought back to take three quick wickets and leave the third and final test evenly poised on Sunday.

5:18pm IST

Gunmen attack small Pakistani airport, kill 2 engineers

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen stormed a remote airport in troubled southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Sunday, killing two engineers and destroying the facility's radar system, authorities said.

Top News, South Asia 4:46pm IST

Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.

Top News, World 7:53am IST

Serena, Djokovic in first-day action at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Top-seeded world number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic help launch the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday's opening day of the year's final grand slam.

10:33am IST

Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

BANGKOK - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment block.

World, Top News 4:57pm IST

Bolt lands sprint sweep, Farah the treble double

BEIJING - Usain Bolt needed a bit of help from his American rivals to win a third gold medal but Mo Farah secured a unique "treble double" all on his own on a dramatic penultimate night of the world athletics championships on Sunday.

12:21am IST

Farah burns up Bird's Nest for golden triple double

BEIJING - Britain's Mo Farah kicked on the final corner and stormed down the home straight to retain his 5,000 metres world title on Saturday, securing an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships.

12:15am IST