As India gears up for the gigantic task of cleaning up the Ganges river, the Netherlands, which has vast experience in river rejuvenation, has suggested that finding alternate ways for waste disposal is key to stop pollution in the holy river.
Whether former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa can leave jail could be decided today, when the Karnataka High Court will hear her request for bail. Ms Jayalalithaa has been in a Bangalore prison since Saturday, after being found guilty of corruption.
Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in the country.
India will not join the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq, a Ministry of External Affairs official said today in answer to a question after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama held talks in Washington today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the White House for his meeting with President Barack Obama in a black SUV which drove up to the West Wing entrance. US and Indian flags flew from the fenders of the vehicle.
A top Pentagon official said on Tuesday that he had "high expectations" for a joint US-Indian effort to deepen defence ties, but it could take a while to reach agreement on specific weapons to develop or produce together.