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India’s Economy Faces Car Crash, Pain Moves To Villages

THE narrow lanes in Aliyar and Kasan villages in Manesar, an automotive manufacturing hub on New Delhi's southern outskirts, would usually be packed on...

India’s Electric Car Revolution Faces Bumps

PARITOSH MITRA, who drives a motorised rickshaw in Delhi, knows what he wants next and has saved Rs 100,000 ($1,390) to get it: an...

‘Water Women’ Quench Thirst Of Central India’s Parched Villages

HER face veiled, Kiran Aherwal shoveled gravel into a broad platter, placed it on her head, then stepped off to help construct a new...

Water Pollution Can Reduce Economic Growth: World Bank

HEAVILY polluted water is reducing economic growth by up to a third in some countries, a World Bank report said Tuesday (20), calling for...

Seven Indian Land Laws That Give Special Rights To People, Places

INDIA has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir state in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest...

Stop Burning Fields In India To Reduce Smog And Boost Profits: Scientists

EVERY YEAR, a choking smog descends on northwest India as the region's farmers burn their fields following the rice harvest - a phenomenon that...

Freedom, Money, Babies: Indian Women Rescued From Slavery Count Their Losses

FIVE months into her pregnancy, Soniya was still carrying heavy sacks up steps at the rice mill in south India where she was forced...

World Food Prices Ease For Second Month Running In July

WORLD food prices eased for a second month running in July after five consecutive monthly gains, pushed down by falls in the prices of...

India’s First ‘Garbage Cafe’ To Offer Meals For Plastic

HUNGRY, but don't have cash? No problem, bring plastic waste and get a free meal, said the mayor of an Indian city where the...

New Global Moon Race Could Define Humanity’s Future: Peter Apps

FIFTY years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on. It is one...