When India pulled all 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes from circulation in 2016 it caused a catastrophic cash shortage. Eventually though enough new banknotes made it into circulation - among them the quirky 1-rupee bill.
Ikea's first Indian outlet has opened in the southern city of Hyderabad. The Swedish company — famous for its self-assembly products — said it planned to add over 20 additional stores in the next seven years.
Swedish furniture behemoth Ikea is taking longer than expected to open its first store in India, after the firm recently postponed its grand opening in Hyderabad. Analysts say it faces a long journey in a tough market.
Campaigners have recorded over 100 deaths in the past four years in India's textile hub in the state of Tamil Nadu. They say retailers are shirking responsibility by not asking their suppliers the really tough questions.
Indian authorities have arrested a nun and an employee at a home run by Mother Teresa's charity after they allegedly sold a baby. Investigators say they are looking into several more complaints of child trafficking.
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