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Why India’s Road Safety Campaigners Welcome Lower Penalties For Speeding, Drunk Driving

blogs.wsj.com — India's roads ministry has dialed back plans to toughen punishments for traffic offenses including causing the death of a child in an accident and driving while drunk. It's a u-turn you might expect road safety campaigners to denounce.

Delhi Requests Block on Uber, Ola Apps

wsj.com — Authorities in the Indian capital have asked the country's federal government to block ride-hailing apps used by Uber Technologies Inc. and its main Indian rival Ola, which they say are operating in violation of a ban on their businesses in Delhi. It was the latest salvo in a test-of-wills between Delhi's state Transport Department and the taxi aggregators.

Indian authorities say Uber must cease operations in Delhi

marketwatch.com — NEW DELHI-Indian authorities said Uber Technologies Inc. must cease operations in Delhi or its application for a radio-taxi license won't move forward, a senior Delhi transport official said. In a letter to Uber's Indian unit dated Tuesday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, a state transport official wrote that Uber was in "contravention" of a December order to stop running its app-based taxi-hailing service.

Indian Authorities Say Uber Must Cease Operations in Delhi

wsj.com — NEW DELHI-Indian authorities said Uber Technologies Inc. must cease operations in Delhi or its application for a radio-taxi license won't move forward, a senior Delhi transport official said. In a letter to Uber's Indian unit dated Tuesday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, a state transport official wrote that Uber was in "contravention" of a December order to stop running its app-based taxi-hailing service.

Section 66 Opponent Shreya Singhal: I’m Not Advocating Hate Speech

blogs.wsj.com — Shreya Singhal, who was among the first to ask India's courts to toss out a law criminalizing "grossly offensive" content online, said she thought hate speech and defamation should still be considered crimes. India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 66 (a) of the Information Technology Act, saying its ban on statements that could cause "annoyance, inconvenience" and "enmity, hatred or ill will" was unconstitutional.

What Section 66 of India’s Information Technology Act Actually Said

blogs.wsj.com — India's top court Tuesday struck down a law that criminalized sharing "grossly offensive" content online including posts on Facebook and Twitter. But what exactly was in Section 66 (a) of the Information Technology Act that made it unconstitutional?

Lee Kuan Yew’s Lessons for India

blogs.wsj.com — Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew who died Monday, dined with India's first premier Jawaharlal Nehru and knew his daughter, the country's first female leader, Indira Gandhi, well. In his book "From Third World to First," Mr. Lee documented his views of India's struggle during his numerous visits to the nation over four decades.

Stunning Google Street Views Let You Explore Everest Region

blogs.wsj.com — Google Street View has reached Everest. The tech titan on Thursday unveiled 360-degree panoramic images of the region around the world's highest mountain in collaboration with Apa Sherpa, who has reached the summit of Mount Everest more times than anyone else, with 21 successful ascents.

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Summoned to Appear Before Court in Coal-License Corruption Probe

wsj.com — NEW DELHI-Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned to appear before an Indian court in connection with a case involving alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal-mining licenses in 2005, while he was in charge of the country's coal ministry. Along with Mr. Singh, the court summoned the most senior coal-ministry bureaucrat from that time, P.C.

Solar-Powered Plane Prepares to Land in India

blogs.wsj.com — A solar-powered aircraft on a historic first attempt to fly around the world without using fossil fuel is expected to land in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on Tuesday. The Swiss-made aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak on Monday and is expected to touch down at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at 8.30 p.m.
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Mar 31, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: We've got runaway rhinos, cow mug shots, big backpacks and billion dollar startups today on IRT. Join us here on.wsj.com/1Hh3vWX

Mar 31, 2015

RT @WSJ: Will the next Alibaba come from India? Venture capitalists are betting it will on.wsj.com/1xuoWU4

Mar 30, 2015

Hi @bgurley I'd like to talk to you for a story I'm writing for the WSJ. Could you follow me so I can contact you by direct message please?

Mar 26, 2015

Anchor on India's main business channel wearing #IND shirt to interview chief of a leading biotech firm pic.twitter.com/FEdHX89tUX

Mar 25, 2015

RT @gparussini: Ludhiana is among India's best-banked districts, but informal finance still dominates on.wsj.com/1Crn66H via @WSJ

Mar 25, 2015

.@sachin_rt tells #IND not to try anything out of the box today against #AUS in a piece for TOI. pic.twitter.com/uviNdoq8iy

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