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Plan for a New Indian Time Zone Shows How Strange Time Zones Are

A new push for a second Indian time zone illustrates the strange political nature of how the world counts its time

Jan

07

2014

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India’s New Law Could Cost the UK Millions

UK food and drink manufacturers could lose millions of pounds as exports to India languish at Mumbai docks after authorities blocked shipments following sudden regulatory changes.

Jan

06

2014

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After Fleeing Violence, Many Indian Muslims Refuse to Return Home

An estimated 15,000 Muslims remain in sprawling makeshift tent cities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, refusing to believe it is safe to return.

Jan

06

2014

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5 Things to Watch Out for in 2014

From politics to Bollywood, here’s what to watch out for in India this year.

Jan

06

2014

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AAP Unmoved By India Inc.’s Support

The Aam Aadmi Party is not letting recent electoral success in Delhi go to its head as it attracts a new breed of supporters: India’s corporate bigwigs.

Jan

06

2014

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Why is #oomf So Popular on Social Media?

There is an enigmatic hashtag - #oomf - that repeatedly trends on social network sites, and in particular Twitter.

Jan

06

2014

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Life on India-Pakistan Border

he de facto border between India and Pakistan, also known as the Line of Control (LoC), is one of the most militarised boundaries in the world

Jan

06

2014

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Why Corporate Honchos are jJining Aam Aadmi Party

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is now charming hotshot corporates into exchanging their business suits for the white Gandhi cap.

Jan

06

2014

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Taking Care of India’s Rich Biodiversity

For noted environmentalist Alka Tomar, the need to preserve the country’s biodiversity is of utmost importance.

Jan

06

2014

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Indian-Americans To Garner Support for BJP

Taking cue from Barack Obama's successful campaigning strategy, the overseas friends of BJP has decided to create an army of Indian-American volunteers to call their friends and relatives back home seeking their support for Narendra Modi in the next Lok Sabha polls.

Jan

05

2014

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A Cult Motorcycle from India Takes on the World

The Royal Enfield Bullet, often described as the oldest continuously produced motorcycle in the world, is a cult product for enthusiasts who love it for its vintage feel as much as for the thrum of its engine.

Jan

05

2014

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India Pulls Down Curtains on US Embassy Movie Screenings

This is yet another step by India in retaliation for the arrest and humiliation of its Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer.

Jan

05

2014

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Reviving the French Connection

Nearly 20 percent of all delegates participating in the event hail from the Francophone world - the French-speaking nations around the world which number over 55.

Jan

05

2014

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Rocket Carries India Into Select Space Club

India Sunday joined the select league of space-faring nations with indigenous cryogenic engine technology, successfully launching its rocket that put a communication satellite in orbit.

Jan

03

2014

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Bihar: The New Indian Consumer Economy

Bihar has seen a spurt in consumption, even in the rural areas, though the state continues to remain at the bottom of the heap when it comes to social indices such as sanitation and literacy.

Jan

03

2014

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India’s Fence of Shame

A wall separates much of India and Bangladesh, which share a border that spans more than two thousand five hundred miles.

Jan

03

2014

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What India Did With Its Smartphones in 2013

Emerging markets like India are at the forefront of the mobile video revolution

Jan

03

2014

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What India Did With Its Smartphones in 2013

Emerging markets like India are at the forefront of the mobile video revolution

Jan

03

2014

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India Gets Its Second Time Zone

After 66 years of being on the Indian Standard Time or IST, Assam has decided to follow garden time or a daylight-saving schedule British tea planters introduced more than 150 years ago.

Jan

03

2014

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India Eyeing Global Satellite Market

A successful GSLV-D5 launch could make India the 6th nation with cutting edge technology

Jan

03

2014

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Sholay Returns, After 38 Years

The epic friendship between Jai and Veeru, Basanti-Dhanno duo and the Indian cinema’s greatest villain Gabbar Singh will all come alive on the big screen in 3D format

Jan

03

2014

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Devyani Khobragade Scandal: Why India Still Won’t Back Down

Will Washington and New Delhi dig their heels further into the sand, or find, as it were, a diplomatic solution?

Jan

02

2014

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Why India's Brick Kiln Workers Live Like Slaves

Just outside of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, by country roads in a flat green landscape, smoke rises off huge furnaces.

Jan

02

2014

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New Clothes for Air India's Airhostesses

The ailing airline’s airhostesses could soon sport kurtis, churidars and trousers as the national carrier plans a more contemporary look for its cabin crew

Jan

02

2014

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Infosys Ex-board Member Balakrishnan Joins AAP

His move to dabble in politics comes three weeks after his sudden exit from India's second largest software services exporter, Infosys.

Jan

02

2014

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Gulf Beckons Desi Pilots With Mega Dollars

The New Year will see Indian airlines remaining a tense lot, trying to protect their prized pilots from being poached.

Jan

01

2014

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The Wolf of Wall Street Will Arrive in India Minus 6 Saucy Minutes

The film has been gathering steam on social media networking sites over its sensational story treatment

Jan

01

2014

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American-Style Start-Ups Take Root in India

Despite challenges, some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue the country’s untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them.

Jan

01

2014

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Tesco's $110m India Expansion Given Go-ahead

Tesco's plans for expansion into India have been approved by the country's government.

Jan

01

2014

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G1 Visa Will Prove US Keenness to End Row

The State Department spokesperson did not give a time-frame on when Devyani’s G-1 visa and identity card documents, which will formally give her full immunity, will be okayed - but said it was “under review”.

Jan

01

2014

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The End of the U.S.-India Honeymoon

With the so-called Khobragade affair stretching into its third week with little sign of resolution, it looks increasingly likely that the damage to U.S.-India ties will be long-term

Jan

01

2014

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VVIP Chopper Scam: India Cancels Deal With AgustaWestland

The 12-chopper deal was reportedly cancelled because of "violation of the pre-contract integrity pact," sources in the Defence Ministry have said.

Jan

01

2014

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15 PIOs in UK Queen’s Honours List

Fifteen Indian-origin men and women, including a prominent educationist Asha Khemka, have been named in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours List for the year 2014.

Dec

31

2013

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Connaught Place Returned to its Pristine Glory

Built in classical, Georgian style, it was the largest such in India at that time and even today is a premier hangout destination of the capital.

Dec

31

2013

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It All Happened in India's IT Industry in 2013

In 2013, India's information technology outsourcing industry was witness to several notable events.

Dec

31

2013

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Indians in US Missions Grossly Underpaid

Indian employees of the US Embassy and consulates in India are being grossly underpaid in comparison to their American counterparts working in these missions.

Dec

31

2013

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Rich Indians Warming up to Angel Investing

It's a relatively new concept in the high-tech industry, and at the end of the day, they are all angels.

Dec

31

2013

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Swirls Of Yearning

What takes people to shrines that grant what they seek? A look at wish-making.

Dec

31

2013

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The Two Best Indian Ads of 2013

Forget about selling and focus, simply, on story-telling. The selling will happen on its own.

Dec

31

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Case: US to Proceed With Her Prosecution

The US is reportedly proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intentions of withdrawing the case of visa fraud against her.

Dec

31

2013

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New Year Features Challenging Tests for Cricket's Elite

Leading cricketers will be focused on India and the world’s greatest rotisserie auction

Dec

31

2013

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Farooq Sheikh: A Natural Actor

Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday. The BBC Monitoring's Vikas Pandey looks back at the actor's celebrated career.

Dec

29

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Row: India Targets US Nationals

India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, after the arrest this month of an Indian diplomat in New York.

Dec

29

2013

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Inside the SpeakAsia Ponzi Scam: How 2.4 Million Indians Lost Their Savings

Bisht’s only hope is the recent arrest of alleged scheme kingpin Ram Sumiran Pal in India, following a multi-agency probe

Dec

27

2013

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How the MNC Ego blinded Kellogg’s, Coke and Unilever in India

The problem with blue-blooded multinational companies like Kellogg or Coke or even a HIndustan Unilelver, for that matter, is that they are often driven by policy evolved in headquarters – not in India

Dec

26

2013

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Unheralded, Indians in Africa Make Good Money

Indians are quietly making good money in Africa. Unlike the Indians in Britain and the US, they go quietly about it.

Dec

26

2013

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India Passes the Taper Test

Fed’s announcement to cut its bond-buying each month by $10 bn passed over India’s landscape with barely a rustle

Dec

26

2013

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India's Foreign Minister: Drop Charges Against Diplomat

The United States should drop charges against an Indian diplomat accused of fraud and making false statements on a visa application for her housekeeper.

Dec

26

2013

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Kashmiri Saffron

First cultivated in Greece, saffron has been grown in the Kashmir valley for hundreds of years.

Dec

26

2013

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Best Interest of the Child: When International Adoption is Right

International adoption cases often turn into a fiercely bitter custody battle, with each 'parent' accusing the other of the worst faith.

Dec

26

2013

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Gold Set for Biggest Fall in Over 30 Years

Analysts and traders expect global gold prices to drop further next year, but not to the same extent.

Dec

24

2013

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Vrindavan Widows Ring in Christmas

At the 100-year-old Meerasahabhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, hundreds of widows revelled in Christmas celebrations in the city known as the place where Lord Krishna frolicked in his childhood.

Dec

24

2013

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Minor Blemishes Apart, Gold Still Shines for Indians

Gold will always remain an asset class in India. It will never fetch any negative return. Temporarily, there can be some reverses but in the long term it cannot fade away

Dec

24

2013

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A Tribute to the Uncrowned Travancore King

If ever there was an uncrowned king who commanded more respect and reverence than any ruler was Sri Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma of Travancore, a princely state in British India, now part of the state of Kerala.

Dec

24

2013

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Why Gandhi Remains Globally Relevant

"I think it would be a good idea," said Indian independence hero Mohandas Gandhi famously when asked by a British journalist about what he thought about modern civilisation.

Dec

24

2013

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Hollywood Films That Wowed Indian Audiences

Hollywood's topography this year was rich with films that went beyond entertainment and provided a wholesome cinematic experience.

Dec

24

2013

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Wanted: More Indian Students in UK

The economic situation led to uncertainty and further influenced some students to re-consider their decision to study in the UK or anywhere else.

Dec

23

2013

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Having a Servant Is Not a Right

One segment of the Indian population routinely exploits another, and the country’s labor laws allow gross mistreatment of domestic workers.

Dec

23

2013

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Lost in Transition: Why Infosys Could Miss the Bus Despite Murthy’s Return

Shares of Infosys today fell 1 percent following the resignation of director V Balakrishnan who was rumoured to be a potential CEO candidate post his elevation to role of Chairman, Lodestone.

Dec

23

2013

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India's Poorest Regions Looking Up

A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there.

Dec

23

2013

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US Hits Back at Indian Anger Over Diplomat’s Arrest

: The US authorities have hit back at the hoopla created by the Indians over the arrest of one of their female diplomats and have released details which may be hard to rebut by the angry Indians.

Dec

23

2013

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Alumni to Ponder How to Make IIT-Delhi World’s Best

The alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will get together in their alma mater on December 29 in a first of-its-kind engagement to discuss how to improve its declining overall ranking and global position.

Dec

23

2013

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New Indian Envoy to US to Take Charge

S. Jaishankar, the new Indian Ambassador to the US, will arrive here tomorrow to take charge amid a raging diplomatic row

Dec

22

2013

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No Baby, no Cry

An increasing number of Indian women are choosing not to have children in a country where motherhood is revered, reports BBC Hindi's Divya Arya.

Dec

21

2013

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Why Indian Author Vikram Seth is Angry

The constitution protects the liberties and rights of Indian citizens. It is not for the judges to confer rights or take them away.

Dec

22

2013

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Devyani’s Little Irony: A Wish Come True

Diplomat had focused on victimisation of women in her work at mission in NYC.

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