Category Archives: India

India | Senior journalist shot in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist, activist and anti-establishment voice, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on September 5 by attackers who fired seven times at close range. Police suspect hired killers and her family believes the murder has been captured on one of the CCTVs closest to the porch where Ms Lankesh collapsed.
One of the killers is seen in what looks like a helmet and black clothes, a police source said.
Union Home Ministry has sought a report from Karnataka government on killing of the journalist.

India | U.S. pressing India to avoid capping medical device prices, allow withdrawals

The United States is pressing India not to extend price caps on medical devices and wants New Delhi to allow firms to withdraw products from the market if they do not wish to sell at government determined rates, a U.S. trade official told Reuters.

BRICS Xiamen summit doomed by centrifugal economics

by Patrick Bond

The Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa summit in Xiamen from September 3-5 is already inscribed with high tension thanks to Sino-Indian border conflicts. But regardless of a welcome new peace deal, centrifugal forces within the fast-whirling world economy threaten to divide the BRICS. South Africa, which plays host to the BRICS in 2018, is already a victim of these trends – even as President Jacob Zuma continues to use the bloc as a primary crutch in his so-called “anti-imperialist” (talk-left walk-right) political survival kit.

BRICS Esteblish Local Currency Bond Markets

BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, adopted a joint declaration on a number of issues, including terrorism, Mosul’s liberation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, corruption and weapons in outer space during their meetings in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen.

India | India: midnight’s children reach bitter adulthood

by Supriyo Chatterjee

It is said that for everything that holds true for India, the opposite is equally true. Seventy years into independence, India has returned to the big league of nations, where it was before becoming a British colony. But its achievements cannot conceal the shocking degradation of human life in the country over the past seven decades.