India: Political Pulse & Road to Reforms

India test-fires missile amid perceived threats from China, Pakistan

NEW DELHI India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defence ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighbouring Pakistan and China.

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Kashmir

5:15pm IST

SRINAGAR An avalanche at a Himalayan ski resort in Kashmir killed a Swedish skier on Thursday, officials said.


Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

3:07pm IST

NEW DELHI/TOKYO Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'.


Sensex hits record closing high; lenders gain

3:49pm IST

Indian shares posted a record closing high on Thursday as a rally in global markets boosted sentiment, while banking stocks led gains on hopes that the government would raise the foreign investment ceiling in lenders.


Cricket: Kohli named ICC Cricketer of the Year

5:25pm IST

MUMBAI India captain Virat Kohli had something to cheer on Thursday when he was named ICC World Cricketer of the Year, a day after suffering his first test series defeat as skipper in South Africa. | Video