India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30282/all en Nepal launches census of Royal Bengal tiger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/nepal-launches-census-royal-bengal-tiger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of conservationists have begun a major survey of the number of endangered Royal Bengal tigers living in a vast forest region bordering Nepal and India, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>Wildlife experts are monitoring images from hundreds of cameras set up in protected areas of the Tarai Arc Landscape, a mainly forested area which stretches for some 950 kilometres (600 miles), in the four-month survey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/nepal-launches-census-royal-bengal-tiger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Geography of Uttarakhand India Nepal Tigers AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746388 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-India says budget cuts won't delay Rafale talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-airshow-india-says-budget-cuts-wont-delay-rafale-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Purchase being reviewed by cost committee-India Def Min</p> <p>* No deal expected during Hollande visit next week</p> <p>* India selected Dassault combat jet last January</p> <p>BANGALORE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - India pledged on Wednesday not to let defence cuts disrupt efforts to finalize a potential $10 billion purchase of French warplanes, but both sides played down expectations of a landmark deal in time for a visit by French President Francois Hollande next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-airshow-india-says-budget-cuts-wont-delay-rafale-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Business India Military aviation Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:01:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747560 at http://www.globalpost.com India growth to decline to 5.4 percent: IMF http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/india-growth-decline-54-percent-imf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's annual economic growth is expected to decline to 5.4 percent with a string of recent reforms not enough to offset a failure to invest in infrastructure, the IMF said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The finance ministry has previously forecast expansion of 5.7-5.9 percent in the 2012/13 financial year but the International Monetary Fund said in its annual report on India that a slowdown would be more pronounced than expected.</p> <p>"In 2011/12, India's growth rate was 6.5 percent. That figure is expected to drop to 5.4 percent in 2012/13," said the IMF.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/india-growth-decline-54-percent-imf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics India International development International Monetary Fund AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747620 at http://www.globalpost.com India's Rafale jet talks brighten after rough patch-officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/indias-rafale-jet-talks-brighten-after-rough-patch-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Talks hampered by pricing of technology transfer</p> <p>* Rafale likely to be discussed on Hollande's India visit on Thursday</p> <p>* France unsure about technical capacity of Indian aerospace company</p> <p>* Officials say deal could be finalised by July</p> <p>By Manoj Kumar and Nigam Prusty</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/indias-rafale-jet-talks-brighten-after-rough-patch-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation India Indian Air Force Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:48:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755259 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-India's Rafale jet talks brighten after rough patch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-indias-rafale-jet-talks-brighten-after-rough-patch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Talks hampered by pricing of technology transfer</p> <p>* Rafale talks "progressing well" - India PM</p> <p>* France unsure about technical capacity of Indian aerospace company</p> <p>* Officials say deal could be finalised by July</p> <p>By Manoj Kumar and Elizabeth Pineau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-1-indias-rafale-jet-talks-brighten-after-rough-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation India Indian Air Force War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755368 at http://www.globalpost.com Helicopter scandal risks clouding Cameron visit to India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/helicopter-scandal-risks-clouding-cameron-visit-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to India next week with an extensive trade delegation for a visit clouded by a corruption scandal over British-built helicopters.</p> <p>The trip to Delhi and the commercial capital Mumbai comes hot on the heels of a visit to India by French President Francois Hollande to drum up trade, underlining the growing importance of the Indian economy.</p> <p>Cameron said ahead of the visit that he wanted the relationship between Britain and India to be "one of the great partnerships of the 21st century".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/helicopter-scandal-risks-clouding-cameron-visit-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron David Cameron Economy of India India Politics of the United Kingdom AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757345 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Finmeccanica says acted 'correctly' on India chopper deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/urgent-finmeccanica-says-acted-correctly-india-chopper-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica insisted it had acted "correctly" in a deal to sell India 12 helicopters, amid investigations in Italy and India over alleged bribes paid for the contact.</p> <p>"Finmeccanica highlights that it has acted correctly throughout the 40 years it has operated in India, one of the most strategically important markets for the entire group," the company said.</p> <p>ahe/dt</p> Finmeccanica Finmeccanica India AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:01:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759993 at http://www.globalpost.com FDI in India slumps 19 pct in December http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fdi-india-slumps-19-pct-december <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India slid by 19 percent to $1.1 billion in December 2012, marking a blow to government efforts to draw vital funds to overhaul the country's shabby infrastructure.</p> <p>India has said it needs to attract around $1 trillion in investment over the the next five years to overhaul its dilapidated infrastructure from ports to airports and highways in order to boost flagging economic growth. </p> <p>In December 2011, the country drew $1.35 billion in foreign direct investment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/fdi-india-slumps-19-pct-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Foreign direct investment India International economics Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:16:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761162 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-StanChart in talks to buy Morgan Stanley's India unit-sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-stanchart-talks-buy-morgan-stanleys-india-unit-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sumeet Chatterjee</p> <p>MUMBAI, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc is in talks to buy Morgan Stanley's Indian private wealth management unit, which manages about $1 billion including loans, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday.</p> <p>A couple of Indian financial services companies have also shown interest in buying the wealth management business, and a formal bidding process is expected to start soon, one of the sources told Reuters. The source did not name the companies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-stanchart-talks-buy-morgan-stanleys-india-unit-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Financial economics India Investment Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768595 at http://www.globalpost.com India car sales slide 26%, biggest drop in 12 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/india-car-sales-slide-26-biggest-drop-12-years-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Car sales in India's once-booming passenger market plunged nearly 26 percent in February, the biggest dive in 12 years, industry figures showed Monday, as a sharply slowing economy discouraged buyers.</p> <p>Analysts said the slide was far worse than expected and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said car sales were headed for their first full-year fall in a decade after initially projecting growth of 10 to 12 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/india-car-sales-slide-26-biggest-drop-12-years-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of India India Land transport Transport AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779651 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy marines will not return to India-foreign ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/italy-marines-will-not-return-india-foreign-ministry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, March 11 (Reuters) - Two Italian marines charged in India with killing two fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will not return from a special home visit granted to allow them to vote in last month's general election, the Italian foreign ministry said on Monday.</p> <p>The ministry said that India had not responded to Italian requests to seek a diplomatic solution to the case and there was now a formal dispute between the two countries over the terms of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/italy-marines-will-not-return-india-foreign-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> India Marine Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779874 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Italy marines will not return to India over killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-italy-marines-will-not-return-india-over-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Marines were allowed home to vote in February election</p> <p>* Accused of shooting men after mistaking them for pirates</p> <p>* No response to requests for diplomatic solution - Italy (Adds comment from Indian government)</p> <p>ROME, March 11 (Reuters) - Two Italian marines charged in India with killing two fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will not return there from a home visit granted to allow them to vote in last month's election, the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-italy-marines-will-not-return-india-over-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Commonwealth of Nations Hospitality India Italy Law Marine Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:31:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779934 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy says India violating diplomatic immunity law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/italy-says-india-violating-diplomatic-immunity-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Monday that an Indian court's decision to bar the Italian ambassador from leaving the country violated diplomatic immunity law, but said it hoped to amicably resolve a dispute over the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines.</p> <p>India's Supreme Court last week ordered the envoy, Daniele Mancini, not to leave after Rome refused to send the marines back to India to face trial following a home visit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/italy-says-india-violating-diplomatic-immunity-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Diplomacy Diplomatic immunity Hospitality India International relations Law Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787229 at http://www.globalpost.com India a laggard in Internet revolution: Google chairman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-laggard-internet-revolution-google-chairman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google chairman Eric Schmidt has warned that India is lagging badly behind in harnessing the power of the Internet because of its failure to invest in high-speed telecom networks.</p> <p>"It is well behind in the web services model that the rest of the world is adopting," Schmidt told the CNBC-TV18 television channel late Wednesday during a trip to India.</p> <p>"It is crucial for India to invest and enable fast fibre Internet connectivity within the country, between the country and the other countries," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/india-laggard-internet-revolution-google-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Google India Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789535 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Italy says will send its marines back to India for trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-italy-says-will-send-its-marines-back-india-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy on Friday said it would send two marines on trial for murder in India back to the country, after earlier saying they would remain in Italy in a move that had unleashed a diplomatic furore.</p> <p>The two had been granted a special leave by an Indian court to return to Italy to vote in elections and will now go back to India before that leave expires on March 22, the government said in a statement.</p> <p>dt/ide/mfp</p> India Italy Marine AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:01:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790268 at http://www.globalpost.com