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Hindus And Jews Gain Ground in New US Congress

For the first time in American history, the Congress has 3 Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna.

Jan

06

2017

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India, Singapore Revise Tax Treaty

India and Singapore have signed a protocol to limit abuse of their double taxation avoidance agreement.

Jan

06

2017

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US First Lady Selects Indian-American Girl For Education Campaign

US First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America.

Jan

05

2017

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Five Indian-Americans Take Oath as Members of Congress

A record five Indian-Americans took oath as members of the US Congress, scripting history for the minority ethnic community that comprises just one per cent of America's population.

Jan

05

2017

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Donald Trump Appoints Indian-American to key White House Position

Raj Shah has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director.

Jan

05

2017

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India's Double First in Climate Battle

Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Jan

04

2017

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Vegetables From Kerala Get an NOC to Europe

the EU has lifted the ban imposed on the export of taro, bitter gourd, snake gourd and eggplant from the country.

Jan

04

2017

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Indian Women in UK Protest Abuse of Women Migrants

Indian Ladies in UK protested overnight to bring attention to exploited and abused first generation migrant Indian women in UK.

Jan

04

2017

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Hundreds of Sikh NRIs Volunteer at Patna Event

Hundreds of Non-Resident Indians from the Sikh community have trooped to Patna for celebrations in connection with the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh.

Jan

04

2017

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Times Now Calls For NRI of Year Awards Registration

The awards are open to any NRI, OCI or a PIO who has stayed in USA, Canada, UK, UAE, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand and Singapore for a stipulated amount of time and has made a mark in his/her respective field.

Jan

04

2017

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Facebook Sleuths Bring Home India’s Stolen Idols

Art theft is big business all over India. But the richest pickings are in Venkatraman’s home state of Tamil Nadu, where centuries-old religious artefacts with huge potential sale values in the West lie largely unprotected in out-of-the-way rural temples.

Jan

04

2017

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Most IIT-Bombay Graduates Prefer Living in India Over Abroad

If you thought students joined top institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to land jobs overseas, the trend seems to have taken a complete turn over the years.

Jan

03

2017

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Highest Paying Jobs in India in 2017

You would be amazed to know that there are people around you earning a fat pay check every month.

Jan

03

2017

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The Stinging Slap To Indian Cricket

ndia's second most important man just got sacked by the Supreme Court.

Jan

03

2017

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Economic Reforms to be Highlighted at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

Latest wave of economic reforms including overhaul of indirect taxes through proposed GST will be projected significantly by the government at the three-day Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) beginning Saturday at Bengaluru to woo overseas Indian investors and make them part of India's growth story.

Jan

03

2017

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India’s Revised Tax Treaties Give Mauritius Edge Over Singapore

The tax rate on interest payments made by Indian entities is 7.5% under the Mauritius treaty, while it is 15% under the recently negotiated India-Singapore treaty

Jan

03

2017

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Trump is Going to be Best USA President For India

Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) India Ambassador and Trump supporter Manasvi Mamgai has said that Trump is going to be the best USA President for India.

Jan

03

2017

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India Mourns Victims of Turkey Massacre

Victims of the slaughter included a young Indian fashion designer and a Bollywood director.

Jan

03

2017

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Best Countries to Live And Work in

Singapore retains top slot; Switzerland ranks high in terms of salary, India slips in ranking, reveals survey

Jan

03

2017

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Indians Largest Expatriate Community in Saudi Arabia

Indians constitute the largest expatriate community—around 40 lakh— in Saudi Arabia, said Indian ambassador Javed Ahmed.He was addressing community leaders and volunteers here.

Jan

02

2017

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The Political Rift in Bollywood

Is Bollywood’s once-famed Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb heading for oblivion? We’ll have to wait and watch.

Jan

02

2017

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Priyanka Chopra to Present at Golden Globes 2017

Priyanka Chopra is one of the presenters at the upcoming 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jan

02

2017

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Foxconn to Set up Manufacturing Unit For Apple in Ahmedabad

Apple’s largest contract manufacturer Foxconn is all set to open its first manufacturing store in India. The store will be in Ahmedabad

Jan

02

2017

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Zero Mitron References in PM Narendra Modi's Speech

India's teetotaler Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost fueled a booze binge on New Year's eve in the nation's cities.

Jan

02

2017

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Do Gods Lie

Perhaps the best known lie in the Indian epics is the one that Yudhishthira tells during the war in the Mahabharata in order to fell his teacher, Dronacharya.

Jan

02

2017

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Arnab Goswami on The War on Big Media & Why he Has to Shout

Since having left Times Now, Arnab Goswami has announced that he will be returning soon with a new media venture called ‘Republic’.

Jan

02

2017

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Indian-Origin Appointed to Top Military Post in Kyrgyzstan

An Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur has been appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan, a rare military position occupied by an Indian in the Central Asian country.

Jan

02

2017

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NRIs Can Exchange Old Notes Till June 30

The Reserve Bank of India has allowed non-resident Indians to exchange scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes till June 30.

Jan

02

2017

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India-Singapore Tax Treaty Amended

With the amendments, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday, investors based in Singapore will no longer benefit from tax exemptions on capital gains taxes.

Jan

01

2017

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Bollywood in 2016: A Year of Ferment

It was a tempestuous year for the Hindi film industry, marked by bans, closures, foreign invasions and the odd Cinderella story.

Jan

01

2017

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The year India Said Yes to Female Fighter Pilots

Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh entered a world that was thus far reserved only for men

Jan

01

2017

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Demonetised Notes Could Fetch A Fortune In The Future: Currency Collector

The collector will never make a loss, said the 36-year-old numismatist who is fond of rare notes and has been collecting them from last 15 years.

Jan

01

2017

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Patanjali Biggest Disruptive Force In FMCG Space

Patanjali Ayurved, the FMCG venture promoted by yoga guru Ramdev, was the biggest disruptive force in India's fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market.

Jan

01

2017

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US Eases Tests For Green Cards

Indian entrepreneurs and qualified individuals will now have a fairer chance of obtaining an NIW, which in turn will speed up the process of obtaining a green card.

Jan

01

2017

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China Blocks India’s Move to Declare Masood Azhar a Terrorist

Beijing’s stand on Azhar has been an acute stress point on India-China relations this year.

Jan

01

2017

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Knighthood for Indian-origin DNA Expert at Cambridge

Shankar Balasubramanian, the Chennai-born professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Cambridge, is to be conferred a knighthood along with other British honours for Indian-origin individuals.

Jan

01

2017

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Not Much Interest From NRIs Voters in Punjab Elections

The Punjabi diaspora has shown little interest to vote in the Assembly elections. As per the Punjab Election Commission, only 275 NRIs registered as voters.

Dec

31

2016

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Apple Seeks Lower Taxes For Making IPhones in India

Apple wrote to the industry ministry last month seeking lower import and manufacturing duties

Dec

31

2016

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This is The Age of Kohli

It is his vision that shows Team India the way now. Why the Indian captain is more like Xavi than Messi

Dec

31

2016

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India Opens First School For Transgender Pupils

A residential school for transgender people has been opened in the Indian city of Kochi, to help adults who dropped out of school finish their education.

Dec

31

2016

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NY Police Department To Allow Sikhs To Wear Turbans, Grow Beards

The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh (seek) officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons.

Dec

31

2016

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Expat Levy to Hit Private Indian Schools in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi government's proposal to introduce an 'expat levy' from 2017 will badly hit the private international schools, run by Indians in the country.

Dec

31

2016

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US Offers Big-ticket Military Tie-ups With India

The US has now proposed joint development and production of futuristic military helicopters as well as infantry combat vehicles in the first such big-ticket programmes under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative

Dec

31

2016

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Apple Inc. Prepares to Move iPhone Assembly From China to India

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) took a long time to fully recognize India as a viable country to manufacture its gadgets.

Dec

31

2016

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India, Singapore Amend Tax Treaty

India and Singapore amended a decade-old double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA) that will allow the tax department to impose capital gains (tax) on investments routed through the island nation and plug a possible misuse of benefits.

Dec

31

2016

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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.

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