India’s infrastructure sliding off the rails

India’s government is set to announce its forthcoming budget. There is a lot of anticipation over changes to the funding of the country’s rail network, one of the busiest in the world.

EU calls for rules on ship guards after Italy-India spat

The European Union called on Tuesday for international rules on the use of armed guards aboard ships amid a diplomatic spat between Italy and India over two Italian marines jailed in the south Asian country.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton discussed the issue with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in Brussels after the two oil tanker guards allegedly killed two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates last month.