India's economy expanded 7.3 percent in the third quarter of the financial year, official data showed Monday, suggesting it remains on track as the world's fastest-growing major economy. The robust data will provide a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, coming as India's rightwing leader nears two years in power amid mounting calls to enact promised reforms. India's statistics ministry on Monday also forecast the economy would grow 7.6 percent over the full year 2015-16.
Twenty-four migrants, including 11 children, drowned in the Aegean Sea on Monday as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Dogan news agency said. The agency initially said at least 35 migrants had died in two separate accidents off western Turkey, but later reported that there was a single incident with 24 deaths. The migrants died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western province of Balikesir in an apparent bid to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan said.