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IKEA strives to keep prices low as it opens first store in India

Aug 08 2018

HYDERABAD IKEA will set some prices even lower in India than elsewhere when it opens its first store in the country on Thursday, as it woos cost-conscious shoppers unaccustomed to DIY furniture. | Video

Undeterred by taxes, IKEA puts together cheap India pricing

Aug 08 2018

HYDERABAD, Aug 8 IKEA will do things differently in India after it opens its first store in the nation on Thursday, as it deals with higher taxes on imported goods and looks to woo cost-conscious shoppers unaccustomed to the company's DIY furniture assembly style.

Fire rages through London's West Hampstead flat, dozens evacuated

Jul 26 2018

A huge fire broke out in a five-storey residential building in London's West Hampstead in the early hours of Thursday, forcing rescuers to evacuate dozens of people, and it took nearly four hours to douse the blaze, the London Fire Brigade said.

When a text can trigger a lynching: WhatsApp struggles with incendiary messages in India

Jun 25 2018

MUMBAI A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob of 50-60 villagers into savagely beating up two innocent men last week on suspicion that they were going to murder people and sell their body parts.

With assembly team and samosas, IKEA lays ground for India debut

Jun 12 2018

MUMBAI/STOCKHOLM IKEA is set to open its first store in India next month, and the world's biggest furniture retailer is localizing its offering - from the food menu to its "do-it-yourself" (DIY) assembly model - to ensure success in the country.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

May 31 2018

KOCHI/MUMBAI Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

May 31 2018

KOCHI/MUMBAI, May 31 Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

Graphic: The woes of India's state banking sector in four charts

May 30 2018

MUMBAI India's state-run banks posted a combined loss of 853.7 billion rupees ($12.65 billion) in the fiscal year ended this March, according to data compiled by Reuters, as their provisions for bad loans surged following stricter central bank rules.

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak

May 29 2018

DUBAI/MUMBAI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday.

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

May 28 2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease.

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