Dec

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Israel Warns of New Year Terror Threat in India

Israel has issued a warning of imminent "terrorist attacks" on tourists in India, advising its citizens to avoid public places during the New Year celebrations.

Dec

30

2016

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Apple Plans to Make iPhones in Bengaluru

Top sources in the company confirmed to TOI that Apple is "very serious" about beginning assembly operations —and thereafter full manufacture — in India by the end of next year. "

Dec

30

2016

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From Tata-Mistry to Ola-Uber, The Business Wars of 2016

The power struggle between Tata Sons and its ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry also spilt onto the virtual world.

Dec

30

2016

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2016: Not a Good Year For The Liberal

In many parts of the world, the individual is being made to adhere to the will of the collective

Dec

30

2016

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Sasikala: The New Mother of Tamil Nadu Politics

From a homemaker to becoming a trusted friend of the most powerful woman in Tamil Nadu politics, it has been a long and dramatic journey for Sasikala.

Dec

30

2016

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Saudi Sheikh Savior Paid $350K to Save Indian Man’s Life

Awad bin Qureih al-Yami paid Indian worker’s Shibor Lumbardi’s blood money in exchange of an execution order after he was convicted in a murder case.

Dec

30

2016

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India's Flawed Generic Drug Trials Business

Serial testing of some volunteers is raising new questions about the level of oversight of India's generic drug trials industry

Dec

30

2016

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Tech Stories That Rocked India in 2016

In the tech world, 2016 wasn’t a year of massive checks and volatile claims. It was a year of shutdowns, scale-backs, reorganizations, and much-needed perspective.

Dec

30

2016

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Sikh Campaigners Seek Release of UK Files on Golden Temple Assault

Indian government’s attempt to clear militants from Sikh religion’s holiest site in 1984 resulted in hundreds being killed

Dec

29

2016

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Why Many Young Indians And Americans Have Authoritarian Leanings

The rise of authoritarianism among young people points to the big questions facing liberal democracy in the 21st century.

Dec

29

2016

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Storm Over Honorary Olympic Role

A senior Indian politician charged with corruption has turned down an honorary Olympic role amid a storm of protests.

Dec

29

2016

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India Bans Foreign Funds of 20,000 Charities

India’s government has banned some 20,000 charities from accepting overseas funds because they failed to comply with the rules, a home ministry official said Tuesday.

Dec

28

2016

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What’s Wrong With Democracy

This dispute over democracy is as old as democracy itself.

Dec

28

2016

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In Search of the True Bengali

Food, dialect and folk traditions highlight the distinctive identities of ‘Epar Bangla’ and ‘Opar Bangla’—Bengal on this side, Bengal on the other

Dec

28

2016

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Everything That Mattered To India This Year

While some say it has been a rough ride, many agree that we should be happy that we made it through another year.

Dec

28

2016

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Sikh Doctor in US Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

A Sikh doctor in the US has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.

Dec

28

2016

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Golden Temple Visit a Dream Come True For Foreigner Sikhs

It was a dream come true for a group of 45 baptized Sikh foreign nationals who landed at Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday to pay obeisance at the revered Sikh shrine Golden Temple.

Dec

28

2016

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EAEU to Start Free Trade Zone Talks With India

The presidents of four countries have approved the proposal that it is necessary to launch negotiating process (on creation of free trade zone - TASS) with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.

Dec

28

2016

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The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests

Throughout the past few decades, India and Russia have maintained extraordinarily close relations.

Dec

28

2016

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83 IPOs Hit Indian Market, Raised $3.8 bn in 2016

India's IPO market recorded strong performance in 2016 with 83 IPOs raising $3.8 billion this year, and the activity looks set to remain strong driven by a combination of high investor confidence and regulatory reforms.

Dec

27

2016

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How Food Inspires Names of India's Parsis

It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously - very seriously.

Dec

27

2016

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How Mormons Find Love in India

Situated over 22 acres, the complex resembles a gated community that wouldn't be out of place in Florida.

Dec

27

2016

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India is Spending $530 Million to Build The World's Tallest Statue

India might have 99 problems but securing funds to build the world's largest statues is not one of them.

Dec

27

2016

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Narendra Modi Under Fire For Huge $530 Million Statue

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a massive memorial of a medieval warrior king that’s expected to cost billions of rupees and has come under criticism from environmental activists and others.

Dec

27

2016

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Brexit Year Will Define Britain And Ties With India

2016 will go down in history as the year that marked a milestone in how Britain sees itself and the world. sees it.

Dec

27

2016

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The $1.4B Indian Chat App Challenging WhatsApp In India

Hike was founded in 2012, and has successfully raised $175 million in a fresh round of funding.

Dec

27

2016

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Obama Signs Defense Bill Enhancing Security Corporation With India

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2017 – the annual defense policy bill into law - which enhances security cooperation with India.

Dec

23

2016

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Accenture Results Portend Gloom for Indian IT sector

Accenture’s revenue for the quarter to November rose 7% year-on-year in constant currency terms, and missed the Street’s estimates by about one percentage point.

Dec

23

2016

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Indian-origin Ex-portfolio Manager Charged in US Bribery Scam

: An Indian-origin former portfolio manager at one of the largest pension funds in the US is among three people charged in a bribery scam

Dec

23

2016

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What NRI Community Thinks of Demonetisation

Commending the demonetisation move by the NDA government, a group of Indian-Americans have said that this would not only help eliminate corruption and fight terrorism, but also fast track digitisation of economy.

Dec

23

2016

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The Man Behind India's $74m Wedding

In November, as millions of Indians were grappling with a cashflow crisis, a lavish wedding in the southern city of Bangalore sparked outrage.

Dec

23

2016

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Twitter Debates Kareena And Saif's Choice of Baby Name

What could possibly go wrong when a top Bollywood couple name their newborn baby boy after a 14th Century conqueror?

Dec

23

2016

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Expats in UAE Seek Solution to Indian Currency Woes

The expats say they want the Indian government to make arrangements here in the UAE to exchange the invalid notes.

Dec

23

2016

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Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report From Envoy Over NRI Couple’s Kid

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday sought a report from the Indian envoy in Norway over the separation of a five-year-old child from his NRI parents.

Dec

23

2016

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Reviving Mahatma Gandhi's Legacy in Malaysia

In the 1950s, the small, sleepy town of Sungai Petani in Kedah district of Malaysia, with its sizeable population of workers of Indian origin had come together to set up a memorial for Gandhi within few years of his death in 1948.

Dec

23

2016

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Intense Focus on India at World Stage

The contribution of the Indian diaspora across the world has also helped India attract attention

Dec

22

2016

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India’s Note Ban Among Top Google Financial Searches

Apart from the Modi government’s shock note ban decision, Donald Trump’s impact on trade and inflation were among top financial searches on Google for 2016

Dec

22

2016

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Indian-origin Doctor Organises Stem Cell Donor Registration Drive

Dr Jain sees a challenge for transplanters across the world to establish a full match for their patients of South Asian origin.

Dec

22

2016

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US Team Finds World War Two Remains in India

A US team visiting India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has recovered what it says are possible remains of US soldiers who died in a plane crash during World War Two.

Dec

22

2016

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NRI Parents Protest as Norway Takes Custody of Child

The Norwegian embassy in Delhi, when contacted, said they were ascertaining the facts from the authorities in Oslo.

Dec

21

2016

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US Help in Development of India's Smart Cities to go on Under Trump

The new administration under President-elect Donald Trump will continue to engage with India on development of smart cities.

Dec

21

2016

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The Man Leading PM Modi's NRI Outreach

Forging better relations with the diaspora is part of PM Modi's plan to lure foreign investment and entrepreneurs to India.

Dec

21

2016

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California Youth Receives Young Sikh Hero Award

A young Sikh-American, Balmeet Singh, who dared a hatemonger was awarded with the 'Young Sikh Hero' award in the US.

Dec

21

2016

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Bollywood's Kareena Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan Have a Baby Boy

The baby has been named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Kapoor and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan announced in a statement.

Dec

21

2016

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The NRI in Kerala's Migrant Debate

Despite the halo of ‘sacrifice’ and toil surrounding them, NRKs have enjoyed Gulf governmental support and documentation that ‘other state’ workers can never dream of in Kerala.

Dec

21

2016

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From India's Rise To Macau's Rebound

The moment of truth for Indian gaming is coming. The key to unlocking the Indian market remains finding the right product and setting for players

Dec

21

2016

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Madhu Valli From Virginia Crowned Miss India USA

Madhu Valli, an emerging hip hop artist, has been crowned Miss India USA 2016.

Dec

21

2016

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India-UK After Brexit

Hope for strategic partnership overshadowed by tight visa norms

Dec

21

2016

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India Overtakes UK to Become World’s Fifth Biggest Economy

India is estimated to grow at six to eight per cent per year compared to UK's expected growth of one to two per cent until 2020.

Dec

20

2016

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Indian Metro Is Cooler Than Any Other Metro In The World

One of the biggest modes of transport in the country, the metro is also one of the fastest. Little wonder then that every day, millions of people use it to reach their destinations.

Dec

20

2016

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Dubai Is The Hottest Property Market For Indian Investors

The Indian property market might be sluggish at this moment, but real estate developers in the United Arab Emirates feel that will not deter investors from investing in Dubai's real estate markets.

Dec

20

2016

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Indian-origin Tycoon to Rescue UK's Last Aluminium Smelter

Indian-origin metal tycoon Sanjeev Gupta on Monday said he will invest a whopping 120 million pounds in Britain's last aluminium smelter as part of a deal to rescue the site and safeguard hundreds of jobs.

Dec

20

2016

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Mohanlalganj Best Place to be a Woman Politician in India

Mohanlalganj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has elected more women to represent them in parliamentary elections than any other constituency in the history of independent India.

Dec

20

2016

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Demonetization to Impact Students Coming to Study in The U.S.

A recent change in the Government of India policy can negatively affect the growth of Indian students going abroad.

Dec

20

2016

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Mauritius Top Source of FDI in India

Mauritius accounted for 20.8 per cent of FDI in India followed by the US, the UK, Singapore and Japan up till March 2016

Dec

20

2016

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Inside the Fabulous Lives of the Rich Kids of India

Instagram never runs out of rich kids. They come from all parts of the globe, partying and sipping martinis in private yachts.

Dec

20

2016

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More Indians Taking Cruise Holidays This Year-end

Cruising may be a fledgling industry in India, but Indians are beginning to enjoy the view from the upper deck.

Dec

19

2016

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The Most Powerful Indians at The Silicon Valley

There are many Indians, right now, who are leading the Silicon Valley? They've pushed boundaries, created amazing products, and have risen to positions of incredible power.

Dec

19

2016

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The Best Breakfasts Across India

There’s no better way of getting a taste of a city than by trying the places local eat at and the local breakfasts.

Dec

19

2016

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Pakistan Ends Ban on Bollywood Films

Major cinemas in Pakistan have agreed to end a ban on Indian films imposed when relations between the two countries deteriorated in September.

Dec

19

2016

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Note Ban Breaks Backbone of Trafficking Industry

Demonetisation has brought the trafficking of women and girls for sex work—a Rs20 trillion industry—to a grinding halt, studies and rescue workers said.

Dec

19

2016

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Leader Seeks Intervention in Issues Faced by Kerala's Expatriates

Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly sought the state government's immediate intervention in addressing issues faced by Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs), returning in large numbers after their losing jobs.

Dec

19

2016

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Abandoned Wives' Search For NRI Grooms

It's not only Punjab, but Himachal too is getting affected with problem of runaway NRI grooms leaving behind their brides to fend for themselves.

Dec

18

2016

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India’s Ancient Christmas Tradition

Christianity came to India centuries before it entered the Americas or Western Europe and as such, Christmas deserves to be seen as an ancient festival of India and Indian-American Christians.

Dec

18

2016

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NRI Surgeon Receives Prestigious UK Professorship Award

A renowned Indian-origin orthopaedic surgeon has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship and Medal for 2017 by UK's Royal College of Surgeons for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.

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