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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

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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.

Sep

29

2016

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$200,000 Can Get You a Home in Mars

Arrange $200,000 and entrepreneur and founder of US spacecraft firm SpaceX Elon Musk will take you there.

Sep

29

2016

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Google Pushes Into India With Free Wi-fi

Google is to roll out a comprehensive public wi-fi platform in India, as part of its bid to get more people using its services.

Sep

29

2016

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What Divorce And Separation Tell us About Modern India

More people are separated than divorced in India because of stigma associated with divorce, and the time taken in resolving disputes in the slow-moving Indian courts.

Sep

29

2016

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Some NRI Men Abandon Wives in India: UK Report

Some British Indian men are among a broader South Asian group in the UK who are guilty of mistreating and abandoning their wives in their countries of origin.

Sep

27

2016

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South Asia's Disposable Women

A new report has called for the practice of some British Asian men mistreating women and leaving them soon after getting married in South Asia, to be treated as a form of domestic violence.

Sep

27

2016

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Indian Footballer Aditi Makes Stellar Comeback in UK

Last year, the 24-year-old Chauhan became the first Indian female footballer to play for a professional club in the United Kingdom.

Sep

26

2016

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I Eat For Instagram

How social media has changed the way we consume, see, present and shop for food.

Sep

26

2016

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Why India's Commercial Space Programme is Thriving

India's ability to launch multiple satellites in a single mission has also put it on firm footing in the global market.

Sep

26

2016

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India to Ratify Paris Climate Deal in October

India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, will ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact next month

Sep

25

2016

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Brand USA Targets 2.8 Million Indian Tourists by 2021

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, is attempting to drive enough Indian visits to meet its stated goal of 2.8 million tourists by 2021.

Sep

24

2016

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No Exception On Helmet Rules For Sikh Workers In Canada

Three Sikh truck drivers have been ordered to wear hard hats at work by a Canadian court which ruled that no exception can be made for them as the men lost a 10-year-long legal battle against religious discrimination.

Sep

24

2016

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Wild Gazing in Africa And India

The difference between an African and Indian jungle safari tells you how the two countries look at wildlife.

Sep

23

2016

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The 10 Richest Men In India

Forbes magazine has published its much-awaited annual list of the top hundred richest individuals in India.

Sep

23

2016

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2 Indian-American Scientists Bag Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Two Indian-American scientists are among 23 scientists who have won this year's prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for showing exceptional creativity in their respective fields.

Sep

23

2016

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America is Not The Greatest Country on Earth. It's No. 28

Every study ranking nations by health or living standards invariably offers Scandinavian social democracies a chance to show their quiet dominance.

Sep

23

2016

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Inside The Murky World of Indian Gymnastics

Dipa Karmakar’s stellar show at the Olympics owed nothing to the sport’s governing body, which has done everything in its power to nip any development in the bud.

Sep

22

2016

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Indian Cuisines Are a Huge Hit in Russia

From Tandoori chicken to Mutton Barra, Paneer Malai kofta to Sarso da saag, Indian restaurants in Russia are a huge hit among Russians and foreigners.

Sep

22

2016

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31 Indian institutes in Times World University Rankings

In a boost to the government's drive to make the country's higher education institutions world class, a record 31 Indian institutes have found a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

Sep

22

2016

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NRIs Fuelling Luxury Housing in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, which has traditionally been a cost-conscious property market, dominated by the mass and mid-segment housing, has suddenly witnessed a flurry of launches in the luxury segment.

Sep

22

2016

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The Majesty And Mystery of India's Sacred Banyan Trees

The fig tree has shaped humanity in profound and mysterious ways—and none is as awesome to behold as the banyan.

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