Tag: India

Controversial Indian preacher not on Interpol red notice says Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says in reply to questions on the extradition request for the preacher by the Indian government. Malaysia faced internal and external pressure to deport the controversial figure who has been roaming the country freely, preaching and holding debates...

GIC In talks to invest S$1 billion in Indian infrastructure

Singapore— GIC, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, is reportedly planning to invest approximately S$1 billion in Indian infrastructure, specifically for buying operating toll and annuity road assets, in order to strengthen its presence in India. A source who asked to remain anonymous said to online...

One million signatures campaign to fight against Zakir Naik extradition

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid, president of the Malaysian Islamic Organisation of Consultative Council (Mapim), wants to get one million signatures to lobby for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to remain in Malaysia. The petition targets Muslims in Malaysia where Zakir has a large following and it...

US cuts off India preferential trade access

The United States will end preferential trade treatment for India from Wednesday, US President Donald Trump has announced, in a fresh economic headwind for New Delhi alongside slowing growth and record unemployment. India has been the single biggest beneficiary of the decades-old US Generalized System...

Shocking Study: 40 percent Indian MPs face criminal charges including rape, murder

by Jalees ANDRABI More than 40 percent of lawmakers in India's new parliament face criminal charges -- some as serious as murder and rape -- and the list is growing, an electoral reform group said Saturday. One member of parliament for the opposition Congress party is...

Modi favourite as India’s incredible election begins

by Simon STURDEE India's gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicks off on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term from the South Asian behemoth's 900 million voters. Opinion polls put Modi, 68, as the favourite but he faces a tough challenge from...

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich-poor divide

Pictures by Sajjad Hussein and Chandan Khanna. Video by Archana Thiyagarajan by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places...

India shoots down satellite 300 km in space, PM Modi says the country now a space power

New Delhi—India has just joined an elite club with only four participants. Aside from Russia, China, and the United States, India is the only country with the capability to shoot down a satellite in low Earth orbit using a missile. This was announced by Prime...

Malaysian carrying live human embryos detained at Indian airport

Mumbai—A Malaysian national has been detained at the Mumbai International Airport after it was discovered that he was carrying live human embryos inside a canister. Authorities found the canister to be suspicious-looking. The man said that he was transporting the embryo to a fertility...

Man sues parents for giving birth to him without his consent

A man from Mumbai, India sued his parents for bringing him into the world. Raphael Samuel, 27 years old, said people should not give birth to babies without the latter’s consent. Samuel is a self-described anti-natalist, who are people who advocate that it is morally...