Kashmir police arrest suspect in murder of top prison official | Police News

Hemant Kumar Lohia’s domestic worker is the main accused in the killing, which has also been claimed by a rebel group. Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have arrested the main suspect in the killing of the region’s top prison official. The body of Hemant Kumar Lohia, 57, was found on Monday night under suspicious … Read more

Tractor trolley carrying Hindu devotees crashes, killing dozens | News

The trailer was carrying about 40 people, mostly women and children, in the city of Kanpur in Utter Pradesh province. A farm tractor trolley carrying Hindu pilgrims has overturned and fallen into a pond in Ghatampur in northern India’s Kanpur city, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said on Sunday. Superintendent … Read more

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Ukraine annexation, China abstains | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia has used its veto at the UN Security Council to scuttle a draft resolution that sought to condemn its annexations of Ukrainian territory. But even Moscow’s close friends China an India chose to abstain rather than vote against the resolution that condemned the Kremlin’s latest actions in Ukraine. US Ambassador to the UN Linda … Read more

India’s central bank hikes interest rates to tame inflation | Business and Economy News

The fourth straight increase is part of the central bank’s effort to tame stubbornly high inflation. The Reserve Bank of India raises its benchmark repo rate by 50 basis points on Friday, the fourth straight increase, policymakers extend their battle to tame stubbornly high inflation and analysts say further tightening is on the cards. The … Read more

Indian rape ruling says rape includes marital rape and extends abortion rights to 24 weeks

CNN — Marital rape was defined as rape in a landmark decision by India’s Supreme Court on Thursday. The country’s top court also stated that all women, regardless of their marital status, have the right to an abortion up until 24 weeks, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported. The statements were made … Read more

India’s startup market has tremendous potential

India’s startup market is worth betting on, though it’s still “a few years” behind China’s, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin said. During a panel discussion at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore this week, Saverin said his investment company B Capital is deploying “a lot of dollars” into India and is thinking about the long-term … Read more

India’s military ties with Russia will endure for decades: Analyst

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization leaders’ summit in Samarkand on Sept. 16, 2022. “Today’s era is not an era of war, and I have spoken to you on the phone about this,” Modi said to Putin in a televised meeting. Alexandr Demyanchuk … Read more

Pakistan swears in Ishaq Dar as finance minister | India News

ISLAMABAD: Seasoned politician and chartered accountant Ishaq Give took the oath as Pakistan’s new finance minister on Wednesday, the prime minister’s office said, as the country fights an economic crisis exacerbated by devastating floods. It is Dar’s fourth stint as finance minister, and he will have to deal with a balance of payment crisis, foreign … Read more

Gautam Adani: Asia’s richest man sees growing isolation for China

New Delhi CNN Business — Indian billionaire Gautam Adani says that China “will feel increasingly isolated” and the “foremost champion of globalization” would find it hard to bounce back from a period of economic weakness. Speaking at a conference in Singapore on Tuesday, Adani said “increasing nationalism, supply chain risk mitigation, and technology restrictions,” as … Read more

US defends arms sales to Pakistan following criticism from India | Conflict News

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has defended US military sales to Pakistan amid criticism from India, which says it is the target of a $450m F-16 fighter jet deal between Washington and Islamabad. During a news conference in the United States capital on Tuesday, Blinken said that the military package approved earlier this month … Read more