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  • India: Leopard Attacks Man as it Runs Through Village Shanty Houses in Escape …
    India: Leopard Attacks Man as it Runs Through Village Shanty Houses in Escape … 7 hours ago

    A wild leopard that strayed into a village and holed up inside a shed in western India attacked a man as it tried to escape from encircling mob. A video footage of the incident that has gone viral on the web shows the fierce animal coming out of the shed's roof as a wildlife activist, Bandu Dhotre, tries to remove tiles from the roof to make room for shooting a tranquiliser dart. The leopard first attacked Dhotre, putting its claws on to his back, then jumped from the rooftop and ran through the village houses. When it came onto the roof, it targeted me and even though I ran to safety, the animal was perhaps faster," Dhotre, who has rescued over 50 wild animals trapped in human settlements, told India Today. More »

  • India's Modi slams anti-Muslim remarks, ally remains defiant
    India's Modi slams anti-Muslim remarks, ally remains defiant 21 hours ago

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi sought to calm fears for religious minorities under his rule on Tuesday, saying he would represent all Indians if they voted for him or not in the current general election. Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and favourite to become India's next leader, is running on a platform of reviving an economy going through its worst slowdown since the 1980s. But half-way through a five-week campaign to win over the country's 815 million voters, some members of the BJP and its hardline affiliates are facing accusations of trying to whip up a partisan Hindu-oriented agenda. Their statements have re-ignited concerns among religious minorities about a government led by the BJP, which rivals say has a deep-seated bias against India's 150 million Muslims. More »

  • India's Modi condemns anti-Muslim remarks; colleague remains defiant
    India's Modi condemns anti-Muslim remarks; colleague remains defiant 23 hours ago

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to calm fears about the future of religious minorities under his rule, saying his government would represent all Indians whether they voted for him or not in an ongoing general election. Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and favourite to become India's next leader, is running on a platform of reviving an economy going through its worst slowdown since the 1980s. But half way through a five-week campaign to win over the country's 815 million voters, some members of the BJP and its hardline affiliates are facing accusations of trying to whip up a partisan agenda. Their statements have re-ignited concerns among religious minorities about a BJP government, which rivals say has a deep-seated bias against India's 150 million Muslims. More »

  • Malaysian Airlines MH192 Emergency Landing Sparks Sabotage Theory
    Malaysian Airlines MH192 Emergency Landing Sparks Sabotage Theory 23 hours ago

    Police are investigating whether a Malaysia Airlines jet was sabotaged after it was forced to make an emergency landing. Flight MH192 was scheduled to fly to Bangalore, India, but the flight crew were ordered to turn back to Kuala Lumpur because a tyre had burst during take-off. Inspector general of police Khalid Abu Baker confirmed detectives were treating it as sabotage. Malaysia's acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein went to the airport to see for himself. More »

  • India's Modi condemns anti-Muslim remarks; colleagues remain defiant
    India's Modi condemns anti-Muslim remarks; colleagues remain defiant Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi on Tuesday distanced himself from colleagues on the Hindu far right, saying they must focus on development issues in the election campaign, rather than rail against minority Muslims and liberals. Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is running on a platform to revive an economy going through the worst slowdown since 1980s. But half-way through a five-week campaign to win over the country's 815 million voters, some members of the BJP and its hardline affiliates are facing accusations of trying to whip up a partisan agenda. "Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development & good governance," Modi, the biggest campaigner for the party, said in a Twitter post. More »

  • EU approves $13.6 billion Suntory, Beam deal
    EU approves $13.6 billion Suntory, Beam deal Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The European Commission has approved Suntory Holdings' $13.6 billion (8.07 billion pounds) purchase of U.S. peer Beam Inc , making the Japanese company the world's third-largest spirits producer. The deal brings together Beam's brands including Jim Beam bourbon with Suntory's Japanese whiskies and its Bowmore Scotch whisky. Suntory , which generates more than 90 percent of its business in Japan, is seeking overseas growth to offset the shrinking domestic market as the population ages. The deal will boost Suntory's share of the U.S. market to 11 percent from less than 1 percent and give it access to a stronger distribution network in key emerging markets like India, Russia and Brazil. More »

  • Toyota India workers back at work, end five-week standoff
    Toyota India workers back at work, end five-week standoff Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Toyota Kirloskar Motor employees gather near the site on the outskirts of Bangalore on March 20, 2014 after the company halted production at its two factories amid a labour dispute More »

  • British Woman Michele Calmon Deported From Sri Lanka for 'Disrespectful' …
    British Woman Michele Calmon Deported From Sri Lanka for 'Disrespectful' … Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A British woman has been arrested in Sri Lanka for having a tattooed Buddha on her arm, and will be deported because it shows disrespect towards the religion. Michele Calmon, 37, was detained at the Katunayaka international airport in the capital city of Colombo, shortly after she arrived from India. The Sri Lankan Police said in a statement that she was presented before a magistrate who ordered her immediate extradition, according to AFP. The court saw the tattoo of Buddha sitting on a lotus flower on her hand, and deemed it against the tradition of Buddhism. More »

  • Militants kill three before voting in India's Kashmir Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Militants killed three men in India's restive Kashmir region on Monday, police said, in attacks that appeared intended to intimidate locals who are due to vote in a general election this week. The execution-style attacks targeted two village council heads in the Anantnag district in the broad Kashmir valley to the south of Srinagar. The police and army launched a combined operation to find the militants blamed for the attacks, the most serious in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority province, of this election season. "Two village headmen are among three persons killed ahead of polls in South Kashmir's Anantnag constituency tonight," Deputy Superintendent of Police Pervaiz Ahmad told Reuters. More »

  • India's top court lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa
    India's top court lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Members of the media wait outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on December 11, 2013 More »

  • Consumer firms adapt to win over emerging markets' middle classes
    Consumer firms adapt to win over emerging markets' middle classes Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - From chocolate and dumplings to toothpaste, consumer goods companies are adapting to new spending habits as incomes rise in emerging markets while protecting profits in places where they can be volatile. "If I want to successfully conquer India ... I can't do that with a plant in Hamburg," said Stefan Heidenreich, head of Beiersdorf , whose products range from Nivea to the high-end La Prairie creams. "It sounds relatively simple, yet we were for years and years in a very centralised mode." Nivea plans to open a factory in India in 2015, to make creams in smaller, cheaper packs, products with different scents and whitening creams, which are popular in Asia. Currency volatility and changes such as a curbs on gift-giving in China to crack down on corruption or a drop in economic growth in Brazil can suddenly squeeze earnings. More »

  • Galaxy S5 with 2K Display and Various Galaxy Devices Listed for Testing
    Galaxy S5 with 2K Display and Various Galaxy Devices Listed for Testing Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A bunch of Samsung's unannounced devices, which are recently imported to India for testing purposes, has been caught at Zauba. More »

  • Leopard Bites Terrified Man On Bottom
    Leopard Bites Terrified Man On Bottom Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A leopard hid in the roof of a house in western India before launching an attack on petrified residents. More »

  • India: Leopard Kills Girl, Body Recovered in Nearby Wildlife Sanctuary
    India: Leopard Kills Girl, Body Recovered in Nearby Wildlife Sanctuary Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    An eight-year-old girl has been mauled to death by a leopard at her house on the outskirts of a wildlife sanctuary in northern India, the Press Trust of India reported. Such animal attacks are common in villages and tribal belts in and around wildlife sanctuaries across India. Earlier, three people were injured in a leopard attack in eastern India. People living in isolated regions of the country near animal sanctuaries and national parks are most vulnerable to such attacks. More »

  • India's TCS, Mitsubishi to create new Japan IT services firm
    India's TCS, Mitsubishi to create new Japan IT services firm Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    CEO of Indian software firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Natarajan Chandrasekaran speaks during a news conference to announce the formation of a new entity with Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan in Mumbai ... More »

  • India's TCS and Japan's Mitsubishi to Create Software Services Firm
    India's TCS and Japan's Mitsubishi to Create Software Services Firm Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    India's largest IT services exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Japan's Mitsubishi have agreed to set up a Japanese software services company. Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Nippon TCS Solution Center and IT Frontier Corporation - a wholly owned unit of Mitsubishi - will merge to form a single entity, the two companies said. More »

  • HTC One (M8) India Price And Release Date Confirmed, Play Edition Coming So …
    HTC One (M8) India Price And Release Date Confirmed, Play Edition Coming So … Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    HTC has now put an official price tag on its much awaited One (M8) flagship smartphone in Indian markets. New reports now claim that Google Play Editions of HTC One (M8) might go global, and reach markets as far as India.  This means that consumers in India will get a chance to grab the HTC One M8 minus the Sense UI that HTC packs into its Android smartphones.  More »

  • IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils: Where to Watch Live, Preview …
    IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils: Where to Watch Live, Preview … Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Daredevils in the only Indian Premier League(IPL) game scheduled for Monday. Chennai Super Kings will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat in their opening game when they lost by six wickets to a resurgent Kings XI Punjab. Mahendra Dhoni's side put on a mammoth 205 run on the board, which was chased down by Punjab with seven balls to spare. Their batting department has been up and running with the likes of Brendan McCullum and Dwayne Smith taking the ball to the dryers. More »

  • Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tyre burst on takeoff
    Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tyre burst on takeoff Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday because one of the tyres on its main landing gear burst during takeoff, the airline said. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said tyre debris was noticed on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 16 minutes after the plane had taken off for Bangalore. Last month, a Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board disappeared soon after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. More »

  • Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Technical Fault
    Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Technical Fault Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after its landing gear malfunctioned.Heading for Bangalore in India with 166 passengers on board,  Flight MH192 took off from Kuala Lumpur as scheduled, but reported a mechanical failure soon after. More »

  • Malaysia Airlines Jet In Landing Gear Scare
    Malaysia Airlines Jet In Landing Gear Scare Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines plane has landed safely after being forced to turn around due to a technical problem. The aircraft, which was heading for Bangalore in India, returned to Kuala Lumpur after its right-hand landing gear malfunctioned as it took off from the Malaysian capital. It left Kuala Lumpur at 10.09pm local time (3.09pm UK time) and had been due to arrive in Bangalore at 11.35pm (7.05pm UK time). A company statement said: "Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 that made an air turn back towards KLIA has landed safely at 1:56am." More »

  • Malaysia Airlines plane returns safely after landing gear scare
    Malaysia Airlines plane returns safely after landing gear scare Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday after being forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore because of problems with its landing gear, the airline said. Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in a tweet: 'All landed safely - going there now!!" Malaysia Airlines had said earlier that the Boeing 737-800, carrying 159 passengers and seven crew, had suffered a malfunction of its right-hand landing gear upon takeoff, and would be forced to attempt an emergency landing. The website www.flightradar24.com, which displays live air traffic, showed Flight MH192 repeatedly circling Kuala Lumpur airport before the eventual landing. Last month a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in unexplained circumstances with 239 people on board, and the search for its presumed wreckage is still continuing in the Indian Ocean. More »