India PM approves farmer crop insurance after suicides

New Delhi - India's government on Wednesday approved a $1.3 billion insurance scheme for farmers to protect against crop failures, saying it was intended...

India’s TCS profits rise 12 percent despite flood damage

Mumbai - India's biggest IT outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday reported stronger than expected quarterly earnings despite the impact of deadly...

India hits one billion mobile phone subscribers

New Delhi - India notched up its billionth mobile phone subscriber in October, the country's telecoms regulator said, underscoring the importance of its fast-growing...

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

Barmer (India) - The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India's solar revolution but the oil explorer that struck gold beneath...

China firm wins bid for New Delhi-Mumbai bullet-train study

Beijing - A consortium led by a state-owned Chinese firm has won a bid for a feasibility study into a high-speed rail link between...

US and India begin high-level commercial talks

Washington - Senior officials from the world's two biggest democracies, India and the United States, launched a high-level "strategic and commercial dialog" on Monday...

GE chief Jeff Immelt plans India manufacturing drive

New Delhi - GE chief executive Jeffrey Immelt said Monday he sees great opportunities in India as a manufacturing destination, lending high-profile support to...

India wholesale prices fall for ninth straight month

Mumbai - India's wholesale prices fell for the ninth straight month in July, government data showed Friday, fuelling pressure for a further cut in...

India’s economic reform agenda hits roadblocks

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious reform agenda has stalled with crucial bills stuck in India's parliament, which ended its latest...

Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5 bn in India

Mumbai - Apple iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has agreed to invest $5 billion on a new plant in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, a...

India’s Tata Motors profits slump on weak China sales

Mumbai - India's largest car maker Tata Motors reported a near 50 percent dive in quarterly profits on Friday due to a slump in...

Most Asia stocks slip, euro up against dollar

Asian markets mostly fell Wednesday, while the euro edged higher following upbeat eurozone inflation data as traders track Greece's debt reform talks before a...

India’s central bank cuts interest rates for third time this year

Mumbai - India's central bank on Tuesday cut interest rates for the third time this year and played down recent strong growth in Asia's...

India says it has bettered fiscal deficit target of 4.1%

New Delhi - India's finance ministry said in a statement Sunday that it had managed to better its fiscal and revenue deficit targets for...

Indian, Chinese firms sign deals worth US$22b

Indian and Chinese firms signed 21 agreements officials said were worth a total of more than US$22 billion in Shanghai on Saturday (May 16),...