Kolkata Fire: 40 Feared Dead

At least 40 people have died in a major fire at a private hospital at Dhakuria in Kolkata that broke out around 4 a.m. Friday. Dec 9, 2011

Empower the Entrepreneurs to Beat Slow Economic Growth: Sramana Mitra

The world may fear another economic slowdown with growth rates everywhere falling. However, Sramana Mitra, an Indian-born writer, strategy consultant and entrepreneur, is optimistic about fighting the crisis. She talks of her mission to create millions of entrepreneurs through her project "1M/1M" and the growth strategy that will best suit India. Here are excerpts from the interview: Dec 8, 2011

Sharad Pawar Hits Back at Anna Hazare

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Sharad Pawar, seems to have finally lost his temper, after anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's comments on an incident which saw the Minister slapped by a young man, in public. Dec 7, 2011

Indian PM Breathes Hope to Telecom Sector

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, seems to have breathed new hope into the country's struggling telecommunications sector, while speaking at the inauguration of India Telecom 2011 in New Delhi, on Wednesday. Dec 7, 2011

Sarpanch Who Slapped Woman Gets Bail

A sarpanch (village chief) from the Muktsar district of Punjab, who was arrested on Tuesday for slapping a woman, has been released on bail. Dec 7, 2011

FDI in Retail: All-Party Meeting to End Impasse

The Indian Parliament's winter session is likely to resume soon and the government will try to end an impasse caused by its decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. Dec 6, 2011

Facebook Recognizes Govt's Interest in Reducing Abusive Content

Even as Indian internet users are fuming over the government's proposal to screen the content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo, Facebook has said that it recognizes the government's interest to minimize the abusive content online. Dec 6, 2011

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao Blessed with Baby Boy

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, 46, and his wife, Kiran Rao, 38, are on cloud nine; they have been blessed with a baby boy. The celebrity couple made the announcement on Monday. Dec 5, 2011

Maoists Blow up Railway Lines in Jharkhand

Maoists Sunday started a two-day nationwide bandh (shutdown) against the killing of their military commander Kishenji. They blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand. Dec 4, 2011