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  • Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350

    Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350
    The death toll from nearly one week of heavy monsoon rains in India and Pakistan has surpassed 350, officials said Monday, as elite Indian troops joined an urgent rescue effort to reach residents marooned on rooftops and stranded in submerged homes. The...
  • Mumbai Mantra To Continue Without Sundance

    HONG KONG - Mumbai Mantra, the Indian-themed screenwriting program, is to go solo, following the expiry of its relationship with the Sundance Institute. The event is backed by Mahindra, the multinational Indian industrial conglomerate whose interests...
  • PASSINGS: Zohra Sehgal

    Zohra Sehgal, 102, a revered Indian actress and dancer who charmed audiences with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, died Thursday in New Delhi, her family said. She had been hospitalized with pneumonia and died of heart failure. Sehgal appeared in...
  • 'BRICS' nations to form development bank to rival World Bank, IMF

    The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
  • India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job

    India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job
    Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
  • India: Tour explores country's Jewish history, culture

    India: Tour explores country's Jewish history, culture
    A pastel pink synagogue, a Jewish Indian Shabbat dinner and visits to ancient Jewish cemeteries are among the highlights of Burkat Global’s 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour in early 2015. The 14-day excursion begins in Mumbai, where participants...
  • India-Canada Co-Production Treaty Takes Effect

    HONG KONG - A bilateral co-production treaty between India and Canada has come into effect. The pact allows films made using the treaty to be considered as local content in both jurisdictions. A signing ceremony will be held on Wednesday (July 9) in...
  • 'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths

     'Siddharth' exposes India's tragic, dark truths
    Hope is an open wound in "Siddharth," the story of a man's search for his missing son. Taking his inspiration from the firsthand account of a father who was already a year into such a search, writer-director Richie Mehta has made a film of subdued but...
  • Indian Budget Gives Modest Boost to Digital Economy

    HONG KONG - A couple of new TV channels and a move to expand the Internet into rural areas were among a package of media-related measures unveiled on Thursday by India's finance minister in the first budget of the new BJP government headed by Narendra...
  • Zohra Sehgal, Centurian Bollywood Actress, Dies

    Zohra Sehgal, a veteran Bollywood character actress, who was featured in such English-language films as "Bend It Like Beckham," "The Mystic Masseur" and "Mistress of Spices" as well as Hindi hits like "Hum dil de chuke sanam," "Kal ho naa ho" and...
  • Tibet: Taming the west

    Tibet: Taming the west
    When it opened eight years ago, the railway from Golmud to Lhasa was one of the most ambitious rail ventures ever attempted. At a cost of $4 billion, tracks were built across 550km (340 miles) of permafrost, reaching an altitude of 5,000 metres (16,400...