India's Tata Motors said on Wednesday it had bought British luxury icons Jaguar and Land Rover from struggling United States carmaker Ford for $2,3-billion as it expands its global reach. The all-cash deal is part of Tata's efforts to grow outside Asia, but analysts have questioned how the Indian firm will absorb the two high-end marques into its operations.
Striking Indian airport workers broke windows and scuffled with security staff as they stayed off the job for a second day on Thursday to protest privatisation plans, officials said. Most flights took off, although passengers were greeted by the smell of garbage and clogged toilets at main airports across the nation.
Fisheries inspector Muntasir Rah beams proudly as he struggles to hold steady a net full of thrashing trout at a hatchery in insurgency-racked Indian Kashmir. And when peace finally returns to the revolt-hit Himalayan region, he hopes anglers from around the world will take the bait and come back to fish for what he calls his "brown beauties".