Business Briefs: India Passes U.S. and China in Smartphone Market and Growth, Respectively

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India Passes U.S. to Become World's 2nd-largest Smartphone Market India has toppled the U.S. to become the second-largest market for the devices. Smartphone shipments to...

Facebook Board Member’s tweet creates online storm, Indians furious

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NEW YORK & NEW DELHI-- A tweet by Facebook board member Marc Andreessen implying that Facebook’s Free Basics is the same as colonialism created...

Spying case: Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta’s charges carry 14-year term

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By GarimaTyagi NEW DELHI-- Former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing on sensitive information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will be charged under the...

Leopard enters Bengaluru school, trapped after injuring five

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BENGALURU-- A male leopard was on Sunday tranquilized and trapped after it quietly entered a private school in the city and injured five people,...

How much did the World Hindi Conference cost?

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By Sidhartha Dutta NEW DELHI--The external affairs ministry spent more than Rs.7 crore (over $1 million) on the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal from...

Birds of 11 rare species found in Jharkhand

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RANCHI--Birds of 11 rare species thought to be extinct have been found during a survey of the water bodies in Jharkhand, a state forest...

A modelling agency and state of for transgenders in India

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By Nivedita NEW DELHI--Even as the LGBT community in India has been fighting a legal battle asking for Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code...

Bahadur Shah Zafar’s wish remains unfulfilled despite promises by Indian leaders

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By Vishal Gulati YANGON-- India's last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in this former capital of Myanmar 154 years ago. But his exile still...

50 percent Indians will be digitally literate in 3 years: Prasad

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NEW DELHI-- In the next three years, the government aims to take digital literacy to at least 50 percent from the current level of...

Invest Karnataka 2016 brought 100-plus ready-to-invest projects, 5,000 delegates

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BENGALURU-- Invest Karnataka 2016 is the first Global Investors Meet (GIM) with more than 100 ready-to-invest projects, said Karnataka's Large and Medium Industries Minister...
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