Pilot error likely caused fatal Air India Express crash – report

MUMBAI – Pilot error and a failure to follow safety guidelines probably caused the Air India Express crash that killed 21 people last year, the country’s worst aviation accident in a decade, investigators said in a report on Saturday. The Boeing 737, repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the table-top runway and crashed while landing at Calicut International Airport in the southern state of Kerala in heavy rain on Aug.…

"Pilot error likely caused fatal Air India Express crash – report"

Indian farmers stage protest outside Delhi against farm laws

NEW DELHI -Thousands of Indian farmers gathered at a grain market outside New Delhi on Tuesday in protest against new agricultural laws they say threaten their livelihoods, condemning “brutal” actions by police during similar demonstrations last week. “A large number of farmers are attending the meeting to ask the government to punish those responsible for using force against unarmed and elderly farmers,” said Balbir Singh Rajewal, a senior farmers’ leader. The grain market where farmers…

"Indian farmers stage protest outside Delhi against farm laws"

Sugar rally could help India to export 6 million tonnes without subsidy

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – India could export 6 million tonnes of sugar in the new season starting in October even without government subsidies, with global prices making overseas sales more lucrative after rising to their highest in 4-1/2 years, industry officials said on Wednesday. New Delhi is expected to withdraw sugar export subsidies from the new season as a sharp rise in prices makes it easier for Indian mills to sell on the world market, the…

"Sugar rally could help India to export 6 million tonnes without subsidy"

Exclusive: India starts selling oil from strategic reserves after policy shift

NEW DELHI – India has begun selling oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to state-run refiners as it implements a new policy to commercialise its federal storage by leasing out space, three sources familiar with the matter said. reported last month that India had changed its policy to allow the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL), which manages the federal oil inventories, to lease 30% of its overall 37 million barrels capacity to Indian…

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Exclusive-Ex-director seeks to stall $2 billion Paytm IPO, company calls it harassment

NEW DELHI – Paytm’s $2.2 billion IPO is facing an unusual hurdle – a 71-year-old former director has urged India’s markets regulator to stall the offering, alleging he is a co-founder who invested $27,500 two decades ago but never got shares. In legal documents seen by , Paytm says the claim by Ashok Kumar Saxena and allegations of fraud in a police complaint in New Delhi are mischievous attempts to harass the firm. The dispute…

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Indian state launches assault on drugs as U.N. warns of Bangladesh-like crisis

GUWAHATI, India – A northeastern Indian state that has for years been a big transit point for illicit drugs originating in neighbouring Myanmar has launched a massive crackdown on the trade, seizing record amounts and arresting nearly 2,000 people since May. Assam, four of whose neighbouring states have open and rugged borders with Myanmar, connects the northeast to the rest of India. It has received praise for the drug clampdown from ruling and opposition politicians…

"Indian state launches assault on drugs as U.N. warns of Bangladesh-like crisis"

India’s space agency suffers setback in satellite mission after technical anomaly

BENGALURU – India’s space agency suffered a setback while trying to put an earth observation satellite into orbit, due to a technical anomaly minutes after the rocket carrying the satellite was launched in the early hours on Thursday. “Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn’t be accomplished as intended,” the Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement .…

"India’s space agency suffers setback in satellite mission after technical anomaly"

Two dead, dozens trapped after landslide in India’s Himalayas – officials

NEW DELHI – Two people have died and at least 12 were injured after a landslide in the mountainous Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday saw boulders tumbling onto a highway, hitting several vehicles, Indian officials said. At least 25 people are still trapped, Abid Hussain Sadiq, a government official in the Kinnaur district where the incident happened, told . “We are in the middle of rescue operations,” he said. “We expect the rescue…

"Two dead, dozens trapped after landslide in India’s Himalayas – officials"

Invoking ‘Quit India’, minister welcomes Amazon, Flipkart ruling

NEW DELHI – India’s commerce minister welcomed on Tuesday a Supreme Court decision that Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart should face investigations into alleged anti-competitive behaviour, saying their trading practices would be looked into. Piyush Goyal’s comments are the latest sign of New Delhi’s discontent with the two U.S. e-commerce giants, which have for years faced allegations of bypassing Indian laws to run their businesses and hurting smaller retailers. On Monday, the Supreme Court pulled up…

"Invoking ‘Quit India’, minister welcomes Amazon, Flipkart ruling"

India top court upholds antitrust probe of Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart

NEW DELHI -India’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that antitrust investigations into business practices of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart must continue, in a setback for the two e-commerce giants who had urged the court to put them on hold. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered the investigation against the companies last year for allegedly promoting select sellers on their e-commerce platforms and using business practices that stifle competition. The companies deny any wrongdoing…

"India top court upholds antitrust probe of Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart"