India’s main opposition party stepped up pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign, with protests outside his home after he sought to end a political crisis by firing two ministers over graft allegations.
For generations, Indian farmer J. Ganesan’s family hired migrant labor to plant paddyfields in the heat of the country’s southern Tamil Nadu state. This year, Switzerland’s Syngenta AG will plant the crop for him.
The Indian Premier League, cricket’s richest sporting competition, said Sri Lankan players will not take part in matches in the southern state of Tamil Nadu amid anger over alleged war atrocities against Tamils in the island nation’s civil war.
Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd., facing two charges of environmental breach at its copper smelter, was fined 1 billion rupees ($18 million) in one case and must keep the plant shut pending clearance of the other.
Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd., the nation’s biggest copper producer, fell the most in more than a year in Mumbai trading after shutting its smelter on the orders of the Tamil Nadu state’s pollution control board.
Electricity demand from investors such as Ford Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Co. and Nokia OYJ may boost coal demand in India as Tamil Nadu, the biggest wind power generator in the country, adds new coal-fired units.