Gulf Times - India
Qatar in new initiative to tap markets worth $2.1tn

Qatar in new initiative to tap markets worth $2.1tn

Qatar has embarked on a New Emerging Belt Initiative (NEBI) – a new economic corridor focusing Kuwait, Oman, India, Pakistan and Turkey with a combined economy of more than $2.1tn, as part of strategy to forge new alliances and connect businesses, while Iraq is expected to be included in the future.

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew ...

'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election.

More than 100 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol in India

More than 100 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol in India

More than 100 people died in two Indian states after drinking bootleg alcohol, police and media said on Monday, in the worst such case in years.

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Murder of Indian politician sets stage for election bloodshed

Several thousand activists paraded through a West Bengal town Sunday with the body of a politician whose killing opened a campaign of violence ahead of India's general election.

Elephant tramples to death two Qatar residents in India

Elephant tramples to death two Qatar residents in India

Two Qatar residents, both of them Indian expatriates, have died while on vacation in their home country in a tragic incident on Friday.

Tainted liquor death toll rises to 57 in India; crackdown launched

Tainted liquor death toll rises to 57 in India; crackdown launched

The death toll from a batch of illegally brewed alcohol in northern India doubled on Saturday, as authorities launched a crackdown, and police and officials were suspended.

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Indian Hindu temple board reverses opposition to entry of women

Indian Hindu temple board reverses opposition to entry of women

The board of an ancient Hindu hill temple in southern India said on Wednesday it now favoured allowing female worshippers of menstruating age to enter, reversing its previous support for a centuries-old ban.

Indian police rescue 180 Nepalis in major anti-trafficking operation

Indian police rescue 180 Nepalis in major anti-trafficking operation

Indian police have rescued more than 180 Nepali men and women in a major operation near the border with Myanmar after activists raised suspicions they were being trafficked into forced labour.

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta ...

India win 5th ODI against New Zealand, take series 4-1

India win 5th ODI against New Zealand, take series 4-1

Ambati Rayudu struck a sparkling 90 in tough conditions to help India overcome the loss of four early wickets and beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the final one-day international in Wellington ...