Powerful global pharmaceutical firms are leaning on the United States government to discourage India from allowing the production and sale of affordable generic drugs still on-patent, according to inside sources close to the matter.
Officials in a province in northern India have promised to destroy a Coca-Cola bottling plant that has for years infuriated citizens in the area who claim the facility extracts more than its fair share of groundwater.
A US diplomat and his wife who were expelled from India have caused a furor in the media after their racist comments went viral. Regularly mocking the Indian lifestyle, they once suggested vegetarians are responsible for a wave of violence and rapes.
Indian officials claim that a number of American teachers working at a US Embassy school have committed tax evasions and committed visa fraud, the latest development in a growing diplomatic row that began with the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
Two foreigners have been raped in India less than a week. The first was of a German charity worker, 18, who took an eastbound train last Friday. The second was a Danish woman raped in the capital’s tourist area on Tuesday by a large group of men.
Washington has put on hold an official visit to New Delhi, as India orders the closure of the US Embassy club. The world’s two most populous democracies with bilateral trade of $100 billion a year are witnessing an escalation of their worst row in years.
India has successfully delivered its first domestically-designed cryogenic rocket, joining only a handful of countries that possess the leading technology. The breakthrough caps more than two decades of attempts to master supercool fuels.
Thousands took to the streets in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata shocked by the death of a 16 year old girl who succumbed to her injuries after being brutally gang raped and set on fire in three separate attacks.