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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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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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Devyani’s Little Irony: A Wish Come True

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

Dec

21

2013

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US to Press Ahead With Diplomat Case

The US will not drop charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the state department has said after her arrest last week led to a huge diplomatic row

Dec

20

2013

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AAP Readies to Form Delhi’s Next Government

After initially refusing to form the government, the Aam Aadmi Party has now reportedly decided to go ahead and form the next state government

Dec

20

2013

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Indian UN Peacekeepers Killed in S Sudan Attack

Three Indian peacekeepers have died in an attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan's Jonglei state, India's UN envoy Asoke Mukerji has said.

Dec

19

2013

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Kerry Regrets India Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Row

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called a top Indian official to express his regret over the treatment of an Indian diplomat arrested in New York on suspicion of visa fraud.

Dec

19

2013

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India Trims Perks for US Embassy Staff Over Diplomatic Row

India took retaliatory measures against the United States on Wednesday in a row over an Indian diplomat who complained of being stripped and forced to undergo “cavity searches” while in U.S. detention.

Dec

19

2013

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How an Alleged Cavity Search is Threatening India-US Relations

An Indian diplomat said U.S. authorities subjected her to a strip search and cavity search when she was arrested on visa charges in New York City, sparking outrage in India.

Dec

18

2013

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U.S. Seeks to Defuse Spat with India

Seeking to defuse a growing dispute, the State Department on Tuesday promised an internal investigation into the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-india-defuse-spat-diplomat-20131217,0,6800800.story#ixzz2npigULiC

Dec

18

2013

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India Accuses US of Immigration Fraud

India has accused the American government of facilitating immigration fraud by the woman who worked for the diplomat and whose complaint led to the latter's arrest.

Dec

18

2013

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Indian Lower House Passes Anti-corruption Bill

The lower house of India's parliament has approved a new anti-corruption bill under which an independent ombudsman will have powers to prosecute politicians and civil servants.

Dec

18

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Transferred to India's Permanent Mission at UN

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested in the US, has been transferred to the permanent mission at United Nations, which entitles her to full diplomatic immunity.

Dec

17

2013

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Tit for Tat: India Hits Back at US Over Devyani's Mistreatment

The host of strong measures from India came barely hours after Gandhi and Shinde refused to meet the US Congressional delegation, comprising Republican and Democrat members

Dec

17

2013

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Singapore to Deport 52 Indians After Little India Riot

The riots sparked intense discussion over Singapore's policy on foreign labour, which now makes up a fifth of a population of nearly 5.4 million.

Dec

13

2013

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India Government Mulls Legalising Gay Sex

The Indian government is considering decriminalising homosexuality, a day after the country's top court upheld a law which criminalised gay sex.

Dec

13

2013

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India Uses Green Card for Pakistani MFN Status

Disregarding reservations of a majority of Pakistanis, the United States has pressurised Pakistan to accord India the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status.

Dec

13

2013

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Gandhi and Mandela

Gandhi branded with the racist insult of “coolie lawyer” in South Africa; Mandela thrown into the same Johannesburg prison as Gandhi before him.

Dec

13

2013

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Indian Diplomat Arrested in US for Visa Fraud

High-ranking Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested and handcuffed in public in New York

Dec

12

2013

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The Truth of India’s Position at Bali

The national food security law is in trouble from an unlikely source

Dec

12

2013

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US Voices Concern at India Gay Sex Ban

The United States has voiced concern about a ruling by India's Supreme Court which reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex which could see same-sex lovers imprisoned.

Dec

11

2013

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End of Pure Bloodline for Mysore Dynasty

Wodeyar's nephews, Kantaraju and Varchas, are two probables to succeed the Maharaja.

Dec

11

2013

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NRIs Happy They Played Role in AAP Victory

There are many NRIs who came to India to volunteer, and then there were hundreds abroad who helped the movement and the party in several ways

Dec

10

2013

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Indian Media: Analysing Modi Wave

Media in India are analysing Narendra Modi's impact on the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) impressive performance in key state elections.

Dec

09

2013

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US Gears up for Life after UPA Eclipse

It is increasingly evident that Washington, which had already soured on the UPA government over stalled reforms, is ready to say goodbye to New Delhi's ruling dispensation.

Dec

09

2013

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India Wakes up to Risk of Hotmail, Gmail

The $11 mn Indian project aims to bring some 5 mn public employees onto the govt’s email domain powered by the NIC as early as mid-December

Dec

09

2013

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Indian Stock Markets Hit Record High on B.J.P. Victories

The Indian stock markets hit record highs on Monday after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, perceived as a more business-friendly party by investors, performed well in four state elections.

Dec

09

2013

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Why the Aam Aadmi Party’s Victory in Delhi Elections Is a Big Deal for India

It may not have won the largest number of seats in Delhi’s state assembly, but the Aam Aadmi, or Common Man, Party notched up some major successes in the capital.

Dec

09

2013

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Aam Aadmi Party Impact: Age of a Real Third Alternative is Here

Whether it burns brighter or fizzles out, the age of a real third alternative is here.

Dec

09

2013

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India's BJP Set to Form Government in Key States

India's main opposition BJP is set to form a government in three key states after winning an absolute majority in assembly elections.

Dec

08

2013

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How Nelson Mandela Was More Different Than Similar to Mahatma Gandhi

The South African freedom struggle was different from India’s, and the paths Mandela and Gandhi took were also different

Dec

07

2013

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Historic WTO Deal on India's Terms, Food Security Stand Prevails

In a major victory for India, the World Trade Organisation or WTO on late Friday night agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action

Dec

07

2013

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Probe Ordered Into Shutdown at India's Antarctica Station

An inquiry has been ordered by the government into the shutdown of Isro activities at Indian Research Station in Antarctica allegedly due to lack of fuel at the remote site and clashes between the team leader and her subordinates.

Dec

03

2013

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How This Indian Bank Made Windfall Gains From Iran Oil Sanctions

An obscure Indian bank has been an unlikely beneficiary of Western sanctions against Iran, handling billions of dollars from frozen oil payments that boosted its interest margins, but is now having to prepare itself for life after the windfall.

Dec

03

2013

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India Waits as Delhi Votes in Historic Poll

It's easily the most interesting election that Delhi has ever seen: hotly contested, evenly matched and unpredictable.

Dec

03

2013

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: The Fight Continues

The survivors are demanding that the 1989 verdict, in which India agreed to a $470 million settlement, be reopened

Nov

29

2013

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Why is India's Anti-corruption Party Creating Waves

An upstart political party led by a leading anti-corruption crusader is creating waves in India by posing a threat to the country's mainstream parties, the Congress and the BJP.

Nov

25

2013

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Relief for India as US Clinches Deal to Stop a Nuclear Iran

The United States plus five world powers reached a landmark deal with Iran to curtail the Persian country's purported march towards nuclear weapons.

Nov

23

2013

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India Plans Great Wall on Border Between Jammu and Pakistan

India has drawn inspiration from the wall coming up on the West Bank and the Berlin Wall that symbolised Cold War

Nov

22

2013

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India Is Courting China's Rivals, Too

Japan isn’t the only regional rival looking to capitalize on distrust of China in Asia.

Nov

22

2013

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Subhash Chandra Bose: Secret Files on Independence Hero

India has 20 secret files relating to the 1945 disappearance of independence leader Subhash Chandra Bose, officials say.

Nov

19

2013

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Why Are Nigerians Leaving India's Goa State?

Anti-Nigerian sentiment has been high in the Indian state of Goa since 31 October when a group of Nigerians took part in a protest after one of their countrymen was murdered.

Nov

19

2013

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Pak TV Channels Fined For Showing Indian Content

Pakistani producers and actors have come out in support of the decision to restrict Indian content on Pakistani Channels

Nov

18

2013

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Socialist Kshama Sawant Elected To Seattle City Council

Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.

Nov

15

2013

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Sacked Open Journalist Says He’ll Go to Court

The political editor of one of India’s leading English-language weekly magazines, says he will take legal action over his sacking after he was allegedly offered thousands of dollars to leave the company quietly.

Nov

15

2013

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Indian Activist Poised to be First Ever Elected Socialist in US

Sawant, who fought to have her Socialist Alternative ticket registered by authorities, could become the first recognized socialist to win office.

Nov

11

2013

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Story Behind a Stapled Chinese Visa

Indian immigration officials have responded by refusing to let Indian holders of stapled visas board their flights to China.

Nov

11

2013

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India PM to Boycott Sri Lanka Commonwealth Summit

Indian PM Manmohan Singh will boycott this week's Commonwealth summit in Colombo, officials say, amid a row over Sri Lanka's human rights record.

Nov

11

2013

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She Pleats to Conquer: Samantha Cameron’s Sari Triumph

British First Lady Samantha Cameron does what our homegrown beauties do not.

Nov

06

2013

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The Battle Over the Legacy of India's Iron Man

Is a scramble to appropriate the legacy of one of India's greatest icons a clever political gambit or a sorry commentary on its lack of great leaders?

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