India budget faces civil service pay blow

Setback for Modi’s plans to cut deficit and boost infrastructure

RBI hit as 17,000 staff take ‘mass leave’

India central bank workers strike over reforms and pensions

Promises disappear after India elections

Populous eastern state of Bihar has changed, but far more needs to be done, writes Henny Sender

One-way traffic: children hold cloths over their faces as pollution covers New Delhi

Pollution in India: Gasping for air

Citizens turn to the courts amid claims the government is failing to clean up New Delhi’s toxic atmosphere

21st October 2015, Noida, India. Mr Vijay Shekhar Sharma (born 1978), founder and CEO of Paytm in an office at the company HQ in Noida, Delhi, India on the 21st October 2015 Paytm is an acronym for "Pay Through Mobile". It's an Indian e-commerce shopping website launched in 2010, owned by One97 Communications which initially focused on Mobile and DTH Recharging. The company is headquartered in Noida, India. It gradually provided recharging and bill payment of various portals including electricity bills, gas bills, as well as telephone bills. Paytm entered India's e-commerce market in 2014, providing facilities and products similar to businesses such as Flipkart,, Snapdeal. In 2015, it added booking bus travel. Today,it is India's most popular online destination for prepaid mobile and DTH recharges and shopping, and its Android and iOS apps have been ranked among the most popular apps. In three years since the founding, the company created a user base of 25 million wallet users and 10 million app downloads. PHOTOGRAPH BY AND COPYRIGHT OF SIMON DE TREY-WHITE + 91 98103 99809 email: photographer in delhi
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Vijay Sharma, Paytm: an Alibaba for India

Indian founder building own version of the Chinese online empire

Infosys forecasts tough third quarter

Indian IT outsourcer blames seasonal trough for narrower margins

Trade does not follow flag, prime minister

Cameron’s export sales drive to India betrays old-fashioned thinking

UK and India fight imprisonment by past

Attempt to forge new trading relationship during Modi visit

Cameron eyes trade deals from Modi visit

PM sees Indian leader’s trip as ‘historic opportunity’

Illustration by Ingram Pinn
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India makes noodles out of Modi’s message

Nestlé did not do very much wrong, and certainly not enough to deserve an abrupt fall in sales

Visa dispute looms over Modi’s UK visit

Business raises pressure over strict rules for overseas students

Modi under pressure after grandees revolt

Ruling party veterans publicly chide Indian PM for amassing power

Empires taken to excess

The East India companies’ demise is a lesson for today’s multinationals

Welcome to India’s steel citadel

Jamshedpur has all the virtues of a company town but, like many others, its growth is bringing new challenges

India cricket board sacks ICC chairman

Removal of Narayanaswami Srinivasan is the latest attempt to repair the sport’s reputation

Modi’s Ganges clean-up runs into the sand

Despite a pledge to revive the river, it remains filthy

India’s BJP defeated in Bihar poll

Result creates fresh political obstacles for PM Narendra Modi

Nepal crisis fuels black market for petrol

Prices soar as tankers stay blocked at Indian border

Apple turns attentions to India

Tech group ramps up operations in country with great untapped growth

UK boosts India ties ahead of Modi visit

Reports suggest financial sector agreements are in the pipeline

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