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US Giant Black & Veatch Bidding for Power Projects in India

Analysts expect investment activity and India’s infrastructure build-out to pick up steam after general elections in May this ye

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Indian Authorities Threaten to Demolish Coke Plant

Authorities in northern India said y they would demolish an "illegal" Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests over accusations it is extracting too much groundwater.

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Ganesha Hot Pants Go Off Shelves in US

Following protests by Hindus for showing disrespect to lord Ganesha, Amazon.com has removed bell bottoms, waist pants, hot pants that had images of the diety on legs, crochets and hips

Jan

23

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Hero Hockey India League

Will the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League, starting Saturday, throw up more players to watch out for?

Jan

23

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Annual Worst Passwords Revealed

Software firm SplashData has released the 2013 edition of its annual "Worst Passwords" list, and for the first time, "password" has been displaced from the top spot.

Jan

23

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Declare All Gold Ornaments With You at IGI Airport

The customs department has made it mandatory for all flyers arriving in Delhi from international destinations to fill a detailed declaration form.

Jan

23

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China Gorges on Indian Buffalo Via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to India in this sector.

Jan

23

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Indian Motorcycles Roar Into India

Indian Motorcycles is only the latest in a string of high-end motorcycle companies setting up shop.

Jan

23

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Katrina, Ranbir Love in Trouble, Rumours of Hrithik Affair Loom

Rumours coming out from the 'Bang Bang' sets suggest that Hrithik and Katrina are more than just friends.

Jan

23

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AAP vs Congress: Next Face-off Over CWG, Jal Board Scams

On AAP's part, it will set at rest all the talk about AAP being soft on Congress now that it had come to office with its unconditional support.

Jan

23

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Indian-American Dean of Prestigious Harvard College

Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the prestigious Harvard College, becoming the latest addition to a long list of Indian-origin academicians assuming leadership roles at renowned global universities.

Jan

22

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After Jains, Many Hindu Sects Will Seek To Be Minorities

India now has six national minorities - Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists, and now Jains.

Jan

22

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Tehelka Sex Assault Case: Why Tarun Tejpal Isn’t Getting Bail

Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague and under the new expanded definition of Section 376, Tejpal’s actions are defined as rape.

Jan

22

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Indian Diplomats in US Face Lifestyle Choices

Indian diplomats in the United States are in a fix. Either they begin paying their domestic helps as per US laws or adapt to a new lifestyle -

Jan

22

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India's Arvind Kejriwal's Anarchic Politics

More than 60 years ago, BR Ambedkar, Dalit icon and one of India's greatest thinkers, spoke eloquently about the futility of the "grammar of anarchy".

Jan

22

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Investigation Ordered Into Death of Shashi Tharoor's Wife

The Delhi Police has been ordered to determine whether the death of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor was accidental, a suicide, or murder.

Jan

22

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Indian American Bailout Boss Running For California Governor

Indian American Neel Kashkari on Tuesday finally confirmed rumours swirling about for months and announced he was running for the Republican ticket for governor of California.

Jan

22

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Emergency-hit Bangkok Off Indian Itinerary

Political unrest in Thailand has forced Indian tourists to either cancel trips to the south east Asian country or drop Bangkok from their itinerary

Jan

21

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Why are India's Tigers Killing Humans

In a country which is home to the world's largest population of tigers, few things swing public opinion more sharply than a "man-eater" does.

Jan

21

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Kejriwal Shuts Down the City: Foreign Media

This city's most vocal protest leader once again shut down the heart of downtown,

Jan

21

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The Desperate Search for Indianness

For the Union of India’s diversity to thrive, one does not need a ‘unity-in-diversity’ producing system but a diversity preserving system.

Jan

21

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South African Indians in Bank Fraud Case

Four Indian-origin persons, former employees of one of South Africa's leading banking groups who are accused of being the kingpins in a scheme which defrauded the institution of millions of rands.

Jan

21

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Delhi’s Leader Holds Protest Over Police

This city’s most vocal protest leader once again shut down the heart of downtown, snarling traffic for tens of thousands while he and his supporters shouted slogans denouncing police corruption.

Jan

21

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Wal-Mart Sets Up New Company in India

Global retail giant Wal-Mart has registered a new company in India as it prepares to enter the country’s lucrative multi-brand retail market with a new partner.

Jan

21

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The Wife of Shashi Tharoor Died of Drug Overdose

The wife of a prominent Indian politician, who accused her husband of cheating, died of a drug overdose, according to local media reports.

Jan

21

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World’s Smelliest Man: Iranian Defeats Indian

Haji, who drinks five litres of water daily from a rusty oil can, feels that cleanliness would make him sick

Jan

21

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Welcome to Powai Valley, India's New Start-up Hub

What is brewing in Powai Valley, a moniker given by VCs, is unlike Bangalore and the NCR, largely because most of the start-ups in Powai are in the consumer space whether it's internet or mobile

Jan

21

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Indian American Student Found Dead in Philadelphia

An Indian American student, who found his parents shot to death in their family home in Syosset, a hamlet in New York's Nassau County seven years ago has been found dead in Philadelphia.

Jan

21

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World’s Largest Solar Energy Plant to Take Root in India

This new energy system is part of Prime Minister Mammohan Singh’s plan to make “the sun occupy center-stage.

Jan

21

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More Than Meets the Chai

I am reminded of the B-H-C model from my economics. At this juice shop, B is for Bungalow — the multinationals in India — H is for Haveli — the indigenous companies in India — and C is for the Chawl system.

Jan

20

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Death and Bawdiness From the Parsi Tongue

Parsis don’t have the reverence for the dead that other Indians do and their irreverence is extreme, as shown by numerous Parsi sayings

Jan

20

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US Producer Buys Rights to Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Trilogy

Author Amish Tripathi, who created waves in Indian publishing with a $1 million book contract, has cracked it even bigger this time with an American producer purchasing the rights to “The Immortals Of Meluha.”

Jan

20

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India's Growing Fitness Craze

In India, fitness is becoming a serious business and the growing popularity of marathon is testament to that.

Jan

20

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India Could Soon be the Boss of World Cricket

If this proposal gets accepted, it will strengthen BCCI's grip on world cricket and add to their financial growth.

Jan

20

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Indian-origin Man Shakes Up US TV Industry

When the case of American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo comes before the Supreme Court in April, it will feature two American archetypes in a battle that could upend the television industry.

Jan

20

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Google Eating Into Wikipedia Page Views

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia used by millions around the world, lost nearly 10 per cent of its page-views last year.

Jan

17

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School in India Ensnared in U.S. Diplomatic Spat

A handout for new teachers at this city’s exclusive American Embassy School offers some unusual guidance to female teachers whose husbands will also be teaching at the school.

Jan

17

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Golden Temple SAS Claims Overlooked in India

Claims that Britain's Special Air Service regiment may have its fingerprints on the bloody storming of the Sikh Golden Temple 30 years ago have been getting a lot more attention back in the UK than here in India.

Jan

17

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Indian Actress Suchitra Sen Dies

Veteran actress Suchitra Sen, known as the Greta Garbo of India, has died in the eastern city of Calcutta.

Jan

17

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Angry Wife Outs Indian Minister’s Affair on Twitter

India’s top-tweeting minister scrambled to save his career Thursday after his wife exposed his alleged adultery on Twitter and revived a cricket scandal that led him to resign from cabinet in 2010.

Jan

17

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Obama Nominates Indian-American to Key Post

US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American businesswoman Shamina Singh to a key administration post.

Jan

17

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US Embassy School Under Scanner for Visa, Tax Violations

The elite American Embassy school here is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff.

Jan

17

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Honeymoon Threatens to be Brief for Anti-graft Party AAP

From a rally that nearly ended in a stampede, to a rebellious lawmaker and a minister openly duelling police over drug gangs, the honeymoon could be short-lived

Jan

15

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Indian Sikhs Demand probe into British claims in Operation Bluestar

Outraged Sikh organisations and leadersdemanded a thorough probe into reports that the British government colluded with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi over Operation Blue Star.

Jan

15

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In India, Americans Get a 10 Yrs Business Visa

India's policy to grant visas to foreign citizens wishing to establish an industrial or business venture in the country is skewed in favour of the United States,

Jan

15

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Why the Arvind Kejriwal Effect is Growing

In his first two weeks in office, the new broom sweeping through Indian politics seems to be proving the old rule that if everyone's attacking you, you must be doing something right.

Jan

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US Returns Stolen Artifacts to India In Wake of Nannygate

The sculpture and two others – a 600-pounder called “Vishnu and Parvati” and a depiction of a Buddhist “Bodhisattva” or enlightened being – were swiped from the Gadgach Temple in Rajasthan, India, in 2009.

Jan

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India-America Relations on Edge

India, its passions fanned by election-year politics, pushed back hard at what many Indians said was American arrogance.

Jan

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Indian Nannygate Diplomat Files to Have Charges Tossed

Despite ordering her to leave America, the feds have said the indictment against Khobragade remains pending, and that she could face arrest if she tries to re-enter the country.

Jan

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Remains of Another Ancient University Unearthed in Bihar

Remains of "Tiladhak" ancient university are spread in a big area and will take more time for full excavation -- just like Nalanda where the excavation took years.

Jan

14

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A Chance to Shine on Wimbledon’s Grass

Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman is in Mumbai scouting for young Indian players to take on the best in the UK

Jan

14

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UK Probe Into India Golden Temple Attack Role

British PM David Cameron has ordered a probe into claims by an MP that Margaret Thatcher's government assisted India in the controversial raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar 1984.

Jan

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Ranbaxy Says F.D.A. Lists Possible Violations at Plant

Ranbaxy said it was assessing the document and would work to resolve the regulator’s concerns as soon as possible.

Jan

14

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After Khobragade: Can U.S.-India Relations Recover

Diplomatic dispute over arrested Indian official is the worst moment in India-U.S. relations since India's 1998 nuclear tests

Jan

14

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The Growing Power of India

The potential of the Indian wine market is such that international wine judges and foreign investors are starting to take note.

Jan

13

2014

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Bark to the Future

A veterinarian couple finds foreign homes for Indian street dogs

Jan

13

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The Real Naked Fakir

The little-known shrine of a Sufi ascetic and poet whose life was a revolt against traditions

Jan

13

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WHO Set to Declare India as Polio Free Nation

The World Health Organisation is set to officially declare India a polio free nation as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years.

Jan

13

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Cost of Cool in India? An iPhone

What ought to make Apple executives uneasy is that competition is building in the premium segment.

Jan

13

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Dream of Gold Leads to Government Excavation in India

A dig for treasure begins after a man dreams of a huge amount of gold hidden under a fort in the north of India.

Jan

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Indian-Origin Girl Takes On UK Varsity Gender Segregation

Bhatt, a 19-year-old first-year history student, believes that the UUK guidance is a threat to women of all backgrounds.

Jan

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Expelled US Official a Bleeding Heart or an Ugly American

In their three years in India, Wayne May and his wife Alicia Muller May revealed conflicting impulses and contradictory outlook towards the people and country they served in.

Jan

12

2014

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Love in the Time of Nehru

Recovered from a trash bag, the intimate letters between an Indian diplomat and his wife reveal the life and times of the elite of Nehru’s India

Jan

12

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Indian Tribe Protects Land From Mining Giant

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.

Jan

12

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Laughter Yoga

Can having a good laugh or even making a complete fool of yourself with colleagues really help you at work?

Jan

12

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Delhi Says No Stand-off With US

India's Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has sought to downplay the row with Washington over an Indian diplomat who was arrested in the US.

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