Crackdown on Indian madrassas exposes rift

Muslims say government is pursuing fundamentalist Hindu agenda

Cricket mogul tests Modi government’s image

Political scandal begins to linger near to a previously ‘holier-than-thou’ BJP

Indian workers work on a production line at an alcohol bottling plant in the village of Majitar, near Rangpo,some 50kms south of Gangtok on March 24, 2008
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India departs from monk-like tradition

Colonial past led to preference for molasses-based alcohol

Human rights group hits out at World Bank

Opponents of projects intimidated by governments, claims report

India infrastructure: Built on debt

Modi’s plans to improve roads, ports and railways look set to be hampered by debt-ridden companies

India’s big yoga day lacks karma

In its spiritual home, practice is sparking more rows than dollars

Corporate theatrics of a reclusive tycoon

The industrial conglomerate with a history of lively gatherings, writes James Crabtree

Noodle recall prompts India toxin debate

Nestlé lead scandal a wake-up call on food-chain contamination

Noodle row has India in twist over safety

Some argue we have no right to complain as everything is tainted, says Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Nestlé hit by storm in a cup of noodles

Quick action needed to limit fallout from India safety ban on Maggi

India and Bangladesh settle border dispute

Modi and Hasina exchange scores of scattered enclaves

India cuts rates for third time this year

RBI hints easing cycle now on pause as monsoon season approaches

Art of yoga stretches beyond wellbeing

Practice can be highly political, linked more to majority Hindus

Tepid factory data add to Asian gloom

Manufacturing weakness across the region raises questions over global demand

Analysts sceptical over India 7.5% growth

Experts say figures are out of sync with other indicators

India heat deaths blamed on climate change

Scientists warn that a hotter future will take toll

A development bank made in China

AIIB may even exceed standards of existing development lenders

Tata Motors hit by Chinese slowdown

Mumbai-based group scraps dividend as domestic unit swings to a net loss

India seeks to tap private gold hoards

Plan to make banks accept metal as a deposit

Jayalalithaa returns to head Tamil Nadu

Indian politician back as chief minister after beating graft charges