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India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing this week to six ...

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as reports emerged of angry survivors protesting over the slow pace of relief.

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp said Friday it was scrapping merger plans with Indian steel giant Tata and would slash 6,000 jobs worldwide in a structural shakeup.

India's Odisha struggles with aid, services a week after cyclone

India's Odisha struggles with aid, services a week after cyclone

Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power and others were struggling to access food, water and medicines a week after a powerful cyclone hit India's eastern state of Odisha ...

India's Reliance Industries buys global toy retailer Hamleys

India's Reliance Industries buys global toy retailer Hamleys

India's Reliance Industries has acquired British toy retailer Hamleys, the energy-to-telecoms conglomerate said on Thursday.

Taiwan to improve ties with India, official says, despite Chinese disfavour

Taiwan to improve ties with India, official says, despite Chinese disfavour

Taiwan will strengthen ties with India's new government, including more official visits, a top official of the self-ruled island said on Wednesday, despite China's continuing efforts to isolate what it considers to be a wayward province.

Jet Airways pilots' union asks India's top court to direct lender to release funds

Jet Airways pilots' union asks India's top court to direct lender to release funds

Jet Airways' pilots' union has appealed to India's top court to direct State Bank Of India (SBI) to release interim funding to try to revive the grounded airline, according to a court filing made on Tuesday ...

Protests erupt in India after top judge cleared of sexual harassment

Protests erupt in India after top judge cleared of sexual harassment

Dozens of protesters gathered outside India's Supreme Court on Tuesday, a day after a panel of judges dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against the chief justice, carrying placards demanding a new and impartial investigation.

India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's northern heartland voted on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless

Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday.

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

Suspected separatist militants shot dead a local leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in disputed Kashmir ahead of the latest round of India's marathon election, police said Sunday.