India is the seventh-largest country and the second-most populous in the world. Following market-based reforms it has become a "newly industrialised country."
The newly formed Republic of India was one of first nations to end the State of War with Germany after World War II and did not claim war reparations from Germany although 24,000 soldiers serving in the British Indian Army died in the campaign to fight Nazi Germany. India maintained diplomatic relations with both West Germany and East Germany and supported their reunification in 1990.
Among those arrested were two Punjab National Bank employees believed to be at the center of the fraud — India's biggest-ever bank scam. The third suspect is an official from celebrity jewelry designer Nirav Modi's firm.
India's fight for justice centers around young Muslim men languishing in jail on terror charges that insufficient evidence often make impossible to prove. Until 2012, Mohammad Aamir Khan was one of them. Having been arrested and wrongly convicted in 1998, he spent 14 years behind bars. Since his release, he's been fighting for the freedom of others who struggle to defend themselves.
Not many topics galvanize public opinion in Bengaluru as much as worsening traffic and growing pollution. The city's largest water body often draws the spotlight whenever environmental issues emerge in public platforms.