The roar of the crowd was deafening on April 9, as 30,000 Indians cheered on their teams at one of Kolkata's most hotly anticipated sporting events -- except this crowd was not supporting record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar or marveling at Harbhajan Singh's fast spin bowl.
India racked up a massive first-innings lead of 347 runs over South Africa on the third day of the second cricket Test in Kolkata as V.V.S. Laxman and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed centuries.
Operations against Maoist rebels were to continue Friday during a week in which Maoist rebels killed more than 10 Indian government supporters and took over eastern Indian villages, a government official said.
A little-known group called Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's near-simultaneous bomb attacks that killed 63 people in the northwest Indian city of Jaipur. It also warned of more attacks in the country.
India is fast becoming known as a nation of outstanding entrepreneurs like IT tycoon N. R. Narayana Murthy. Now, according to new survey of Indian business schools, many others are keen to follow this example.
Suresh Prasad sells groceries from a 12-by eight-foot store opposite a new Reliance Fresh supermarket in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. His specialties are 10-cent pastry puffs and cakes. With the supermarket drawing new customers to the area, his sales have doubled.