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India is Celebrating Everything And Doing it Differently

Festivals are transcending borders and traditions, triggering surge in spending on brand new segments like packaged food and beverages, grooming and travel.

Oct

25

2016

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Mumbai Shrine Allows Entry to Women

The trust that runs Mumbai's Haji Ali mosque told the Supreme Court it will rescind a ban on women entering the shrine as ordered by the high court.

Oct

25

2016

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Air India Sets Record for Longest Flight in the World

Sliding into the number one spot with a flight distance of 9,389 miles is Air India's non-stop flight from Delhi, India to San Francisco.

Oct

25

2016

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Fears Over India's Fledgling 24-hour News Media's March to War

‘Unsustainable’ pressure to fill the news cycle, especially in a time of tension with Pakistan, is causing stations ‘to hype and dramatise’ says media analyst

Oct

24

2016

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Stamp of Honour For Diwali in US

The US Postal Services has released a postage stamp on Diwali, the first state-sponsored recognition of the "joyous annual Hindu festival".

Oct

24

2016

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Exhibition Showcasing History of Indians Launched in Singapore

The exhibition, "Once Upon a Time in Little India", details the lives of early South Asian migrants, who came to call precinct their home.

Oct

23

2016

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Yoga Guru Ramdev, Face Of Patanjali Group, Says Was Denied US Visa

Speaking at the Global Investor Summit in Indore, Ramdev recounted how he was first denied a visa and later offered a visa.

Oct

23

2016

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Team USA Was The Overwhelmed Newcomer At The Kabaddi World Cup

The Kabaddi World Cup has hoped to introduce the sport to a worldwide audience.

Oct

21

2016

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India's Land of Fun

GOA is India’s land of fun, with pristine beaches that run along the Arabian Sea and a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and architectures.

Oct

20

2016

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Karva Chauth: Why It's Time For Indian Women to Leave Archaic And Patriarchal Custom Behind

The apparent history of this "auspicious" day is associated with the tale of queen Veervati and her penance to keep her husband alive.

Oct

20

2016

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India's Dying Christian Communities

Some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.

Oct

20

2016

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Indian Women Take Off The Veil

A group of women in the northern Indian state of Haryana are campaigning to stop wearing the veil.

Oct

19

2016

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US Couples Seek Return of Embryos

In April 2015, the Indian Council of Medical Research had given its no-objection certificate to the couple to import their frozen embryos from the USA. Accordingly, these were sent to India.

Oct

18

2016

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Priyanka Chopra Sorry for Conde Nast Cover Insulting Refugees

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after being criticised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover.

Oct

18

2016

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Singapore Celebrates Diwali With This Beautiful Themed Train

This year, Singapore's famous Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) launched its first Diwali-themed train, decked with vibrant Indian motifs.

Oct

17

2016

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Regulate, Don’t Ban Surrogacy, UK Couples Urge India

Several India-origin couples protested on Saturday against the November 2015 ban in India on surrogacy, complaining they were unable to get their embryos back from clinics in Gujarat and elsewhere.

Oct

17

2016

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Foreign Countries That Let You Drive With An Indian License

When we travel abroad, we usually use public transport to commute. But what if you could drive through the spectacular views of a foreign land with your Indian driver's licence.

Oct

15

2016

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Punjab's Rented Luxury Car Business Becomes a Casualty of India-Pakistan Tensions

There are no takers for high-end luxury cars, which are hired as status symbols to bring brides home from weddings, as the flow of non-resident Indians to Punjab is drying up this season.

Oct

14

2016

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In India, a Degree From The US is Highly Valued

As per a recent report, the number of Indian students in the USA has increased by more than 28 per cent in the past one year to reach a new high of nearly two lakh.

Oct

14

2016

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Surrogacy Rules Wipe Out UK Couple's Family Dreams

The impact of the proposed Commercial Surrogacy ban by the Indian government is being felt on the ground even before the Parliament has passed the bill.

Oct

11

2016

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Theme Pandals Or Quirky Art Installations

In Kolkata, pujas are an annual upsurge and celebration of quirky art. This year, the city seems to have outdone itself when it comes to creativity.

Oct

11

2016

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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized In India

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world with an estimated 125 million people consuming it in some form or the other every year.

Oct

11

2016

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Fake Doctors

Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care.

Oct

11

2016

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Outrage After Girl Dies From 68-day Fast

Indian police are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a religious fast for 68 days.

Oct

11

2016

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A Goodwill Expedition From Malaysia to India

The objective of this adventurous journey was to promote goodwill and deepen the age old friendship between India and Malaysia.

Oct

11

2016

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India Donates ZAR 2 Million to Mandela Foundation

The donation was a continuation of the support that India had always shown to the people of South Africa since it started the anti-apartheid struggle globally soon after its own independence in 1947.

Oct

10

2016

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How India Deals With The Scourge of Terrorist Pigeons

Tensions between India and Pakistan are quite high at the moment, and many such messages are being exchanged.

Oct

10

2016

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Sons of Soil or Traitors

A fierce controversy has broken out in recent years about who truly is an indigenous Indian.

Oct

09

2016

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Bollywood Actor Forced Out of Hindu Play

Far-right nationalists have forced Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cancel his performance in a Hindu festival "because he is a Muslim".

Oct

09

2016

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Pierce Brosnan is Causing a Spit Storm in India

Although the product Brosnan is endorsing is neither a pan masala or gutka, the reactions have ranged from anger to disappointment.

Oct

09

2016

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First International arbitration Centre Comes up in Mumbai

The setting up of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) — which can resolve disputes between different companies or individuals — can be a step towards establishing the city as an international financial centre.

Oct

07

2016

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Unhappy Call Centre Staff Exposes India's Biggest Tele Fraud

It could be the tip of the iceberg and the amount could multiply as our probe progresses and there is a possibility that people in the UK and Australia too could have been conned.

Oct

07

2016

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Sweet Cravings

The purity of a plain ‘barfi’, the incredible varieties of a ‘laddu’, the sugary swirls of a ‘jalebi’ evoke a deep passion.

Oct

07

2016

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Why India is Better Than China or the U.S. for Expats

Expats gave India higher marks in cost of raising children, ease of intergrating with the locals.

Oct

07

2016

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Police in India Detain 750 Over US Call Centre Scam

Police in the western Indian city of Thane have arrested more than 750 people suspected of defrauding US citizens from a fake call centre.

Oct

07

2016

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Taj Mahal Dome to Get Mud-pack Therapy

The dome of the Taj Mahal will get a mud-pack therapy for the first time ever, in a bid to get rid of the yellowness from its white marble.

Oct

06

2016

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Young Lovers Get a Break in India

Dating in India can be tough. Many of the country's young people live with large and often disapproving families in small houses with little privacy.

Oct

05

2016

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Why Are Millions of Indians Marching in Silence

For the past six weeks, millions of people have been marching silently across Maharashtra, a state as populous as Mexico.

Oct

05

2016

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Indian Doctors Flown In To Meet UK Staff Shortages

Doctors from India are being flown in Britain to meet staff shortages in the UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS).

Oct

04

2016

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The Rise of India’s Neo Middle Class

The story of millions of Indians whose lives have improved from a generation ago—in areas like income and education—and who continue to aspire for a better standard of living

Oct

04

2016

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What Does Goddess Durga Feast on at Bonedi Barir Pujo

Underneath contemporary trappings and irrational excesses, Durga Puja has more intimate connotations, best understood, perhaps, at a ‘Bonedi Barir Pujo’

Oct

04

2016

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Transforming Lives in India's Manufacturing Hubs

The Make in India scheme aims to make the country a global manufacturing hub

Oct

04

2016

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No Concession For Foreigners, NRI Senior Citizens

Foreign nationals and Non-Resident Indian senior citizens will no longer be able to avail the railway ticket concessions as the Railways have modified the rules.

Oct

04

2016

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India Reclaim No. 1 Test Spot

The 178-run victory not only handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 series lead, but also allowed them to climb back to the top of the ICC Test rankings chart

Oct

04

2016

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NHS Trust Chiefs Fly to India to Find Doctors For British Hospital

THE UK’s health crisis was exposed today as an NHS trust had to jet abroad to find staff.

Oct

04

2016

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Indian-origin Man in World’s Longest Marriage Dies at 110

Katari, who will turn 104 on November 1, said it was blessing to have been married and lived for long. She said now that he had gone, she will pray for his peaceful rest.

Oct

03

2016

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India Beats US in Expats Survey

India bagged an overall rank of 26, followed by Ireland, Malaysia, Qatar and the United States. China ranks 34.

Oct

03

2016

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From South Africa to Israel, Roads And Statues Honour The Mahatma

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s name occupies a pride of place in any list of leaders who have left behind a mark.

Sep

30

2016

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India is Opening up to The Idea of Well-connected Literary Agents

In India, literary agents are just about beginning to come into their own. For a long time, one couldn’t have imagined making a living out of being an agent here because of the money involved

Sep

30

2016

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Soil From The Land Of Prostitutes is Used To Make Idols of Durga Maa

Every year when Durga Puja approaches, a certain Kumortuli in Kolkata is thrown into frenzy.

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