Bangalore: Turned on by India's IT city

Bangalore may be a hub of hi-tech business, but there's also plenty to distract the inquisitive traveller, says Chris Leadbeater

Hussey: Australia are over India defeat

Mike Hussey is adamant that Australia are over the disappointment of their one-wicket defeat to India in Mohali in the first Test on Tuesday.

'Independent' expert shortlisted for book award

Hamish McRae, the chief economic commentator for The Independent, was named yesterday as a contender on the long list for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, for his book What Works. The awards is presented for the book which provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.

Leading article: Cameron must clear the air with our ally

The visit by the President of Pakistan to Britain, which starts tomorrow, will inevitably be overshadowed by the fallout generated by David Cameron's unexpectedly frank remarks about the ambivalent relationship of certain forces in Pakistan towards the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Cameron & Co woo India as demand for retail goods rockets

We've always enjoyed Indian imports, but the sub-continent's own market is now soaring – and the PM hopes it will rescue our economy

Cameron angers Pakistan with terror comments

David Cameron angered Pakistan today after warning that it should not be allowed "to promote the export of terror" in the world.

David Cameron turns on charm for 'jobs mission' in India

David Cameron mounted a charm offensive on India today, allowing it access to British nuclear expertise for the first time and sharply criticising Pakistan's record on terrorism.

Cabinet debated immigration cap says Cable

Vince Cable admitted today there was a "debate" in the Cabinet about the Government's plans for a cap on immigration.

Britain 'will have to earn' trade deals with India

Britain will have to earn job-creating trade deals with India rather than relying on historic links and "sentiment," David Cameron will say today.

Corruption and security alerts engulf India in escalating crisis

Players voice their World Cup concerns after IPL explosions while Modi denies betting accusations

IPL moves semi-finals after bombs go off in Bangalore

The Indian Premier League has switched the venue for the competition's semi-finals to Mumbai in response to Saturday's explosions outside the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, in which eight people were injured.

India police say bomb caused explosion in stadium

An explosion outside a cricket stadium in the southern Indian city of Bangalore today was caused by a bomb, a senior police officer said.

Matt Gatward: ITV 4's IPL would be bigger hit still with dash of Sky 3D

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The guru, the sex tape and an unholy row

Spiritual leader claims he's victim of a conspiracy after saucy video triggers outrage

Morgan confirms his growing reputation by signing IPL deal

Eoin Morgan's growing status was confirmed yesterday when Royal Challengers Bangalore paid £134,000 for his talents at the Indian Premier League auction.

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