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India rejects Novartis cancer drug patent

Apr 1, 2013
The Supreme Court in India has rejected an attempt by the Swiss drug maker Novartis to patent an update to a cancer treatment.
Posted In: India, health care, pharmaceuticals, cancer

Indians go for gold despite government hiking import taxes

Mar 20, 2013
India is the world's largest gold importer. The government hiked import taxes on gold to control the outward flow of cash, but for weddings, the lure of the yellow metal is not fading.
Posted In: India, weddings, gold

India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

Mar 1, 2013
India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

Global Corruption Quiz: Which countries are best and worst?

Feb 25, 2013
When it comes to public sector corruption, which of the BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- ranks the best and the worst?
Posted In: corruption, Russia, China, India

India joins the space race

Feb 25, 2013
India launched seven satellites into space. It's just the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
Posted In: India, space, space exploration, satellite radio

In India, gun control is tight -- but the black market thrives

Feb 18, 2013
India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: India, guns

How fracking affects a bean grown in India

Dec 6, 2012
Guar gum, made from beans grown mostly in India, is key to fracking. Its price has gone on a wild ride, sending oilfield companies scrambling.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, India

Adorable goods orders: Tracking the dog economy

Nov 13, 2012
The Euromonitor International tracks the percentage change in the number of dogs in a given country in the past five years and correlates that to the rate of economic development.
Posted In: dogs, India

Bernanke, Geithner visit India to boost economic ties

Oct 9, 2012
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting India today to encourage the Indian market to open up to U.S. firms.
Posted In: India, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Starbucks to arrive in India next month

Sep 28, 2012
What's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.
Posted In: India, starbucks, coffee

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