Feb

07

2013

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India vs. China vs. Egypt

Which one will thrive the most in the 21st century? The race is on.

Feb

07

2013

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US Takes India to WTO Over Solar Cell Imports

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India's national solar policy saying it "discriminates" against US products.

Jan

25

2013

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How and Where India Celebrated its First Republic Day

The historic Rajpath has become synonymous with the January 26 parade, but it was an amphitheatre named after a former Viceroy that was witness to the celebrations marking the birth of the Republic 63 years ago.

Jan

25

2013

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India Wants Mumbai Attacker Back

India has said it will continue to press for extradition of David Coleman Headley, a US man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his key role in plotting the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008.

Jan

24

2013

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India Warns Kashmiris to Prepare for Nuclear War

Indian officials are advising residents of strife-torn Kashmir to prepare for a possible nuclear war by building bombproof basements and stockpiling food and water, adding to tensions between India and Pakistan

Jan

22

2013

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Indian Americans Ring in Obama Inauguration, Signal Big Plans

It was yet another desi stamp on the American firmament — the first ever presidential inaugural ball organised by Indian Americans to welcome Barack Obama’s second coming and loudly register the community’s presence.

Jan

21

2013

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Manmohanomics is Dead: PM has Forgotten his Economics

Manmohan Singh the politician appears to have got the better of Manmohan Singh the economist at the Congress Chintan Shivir

Jan

21

2013

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Rahul Gandhi Calls for Change

India's ruling Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been promoted to the party's number two position, has said he would work to transform the country by "decentralising" power.

Jan

21

2013

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Barack Obama's Big Plans for India

The US has made a "bet" on India and would perhaps shape the context in which India would take its decisions.

Jan

20

2013

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Why India Remains a Functioning Anarchy Even Now

Almost half a century back, John Kenneth Galbraith, the US ambassador to India and a renowned economist, had called India a “functioning anarchy”, where the implication was that the country did well despite the government not doing much.

Jan

20

2013

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Indian Americans Having a Ball for Obama Inauguration

President Barack Obama may not be there, but Indian-Americans are nevertheless going to have a ball Saturday night to mark the second-term inauguration of the man the community voted overwhelmingly for.

Jan

20

2013

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Congress Sends 2014 Signal by Elevating Rahul to No 2

The Congress party anointed Rahul Gandhi as its vice-president on Saturday, bringing the fifth-generation member of India's most famous family firmly into the political line of fire.

Jan

20

2013

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Forgotten Victims of Kashmir of the Seas

The killings of Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir have once again captured the world's attention but the victims of a lesser-known border dispute between the two nations are largely forgotten.

Jan

17

2013

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Why India Can’t Go to War With Pakistan

Indian political leadership’s upping of ante on Tuesday vis a vis Pakistan is not unlike the famous single-liner of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark: “Words, words, words.”

Jan

17

2013

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Indo-Pak Liberal Visa Agreement Put on Hold

Two phases of the much-hyped Indo-Pak liberal visa agreement which have not been operationalised yet, have been put on hold,

Jan

16

2013

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India’s Troubled Borders

These troubled borders have divided communities, united disparate groups, and forever spelt trouble for all the countries in the region.

Jan

16

2013

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Incidents Stir India-Pakistan Tension

Nine days after a fatal cross-border incident involving Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ties between the two neighbors cannot be “business as usual”

Jan

15

2013

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Angry India Sends a Tough Message to Pakistan

The Army Chief also asked his troops and commanders along the LoC to be “aggressive and offensive” against the adversary and hit back in case they are fired upon

Jan

14

2013

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Modi Basks in Rock Star Reception at Vibrant Gujarat

Tycoons and diplomats lavished praise on Narendra Modi, seeming eager to mark their presence in front of the man many in business feel should lead India despite a controversial past that makes him one of the country's most divisive politicians.

Jan

10

2013

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India’s Political and Spiritual Worthies on Women

They pontificate. We listen. In revulsion. As if the Delhi rape case wasn’t horrifying enough, we now have these pearls of wisdom from our politicians and god-men.

Jan

10

2013

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India Moves to Cool Kashmir Row

India has rebuked Pakistan over the alleged killing of two soldiers in the disputed territory of Kashmir but has warned against escalation of the dispute in the flashpoint region.

Jan

09

2013

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Gandhi Memorabilia Brought to Mumbai from London

Social activist Anna Hazare and former army chief Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh along with former minister Kamal Morarka Tuesday received 29 items belonging to Mahatma Gandhi that Morarka bought at an auction in London.

Jan

09

2013

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Killing of Indian Jawans Highly Provocative

India will "convey its protest" to Pakistan over the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops.

Jan

05

2013

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Ami Bera, Tulsi Gabbard Create History in US Congress

Ami Bera, an Indian-American physician from California and Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu ever elected to the US House of Representatives, created history as they were sworn in as members of the 113th Congress.

Jan

03

2013

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The Best Quotes From 2012

a collection of some howlers, some quotes to learn from and some that are downright ridiculous.

Jan

02

2013

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Supreme Court Rules Against Narendra Modi

The Supreme Court today rejected Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's contention that the Lokayukta or ombudsman of his state was inappropriately selected and must therefore be removed.

Dec

31

2012

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The Rise of India’s Neo Middle Class

Narendra Modi’s victory is yet another confirmation of the growing importance of the middle class in Indian politics

Dec

29

2012

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Delhi on Alert After Rape Death

Police in India have sealed off much of the capital, Delhi, and issued an appeal for calm after the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city.

Dec

28

2012

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Painted Women Comment Gets Abhijit Mukherjee Trending on Twitter

President Pranab Mukherjee‘s son and MP Abhijit Mukherjee’s controversial statement drew him considerable flak on social media.

Dec

27

2012

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Why Congress Needs to Educate the President’s Son

We should thank President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee and the Congress for gifting us a politician like Abhijeet Mukherjee because he held a mirror up to us, the men of India, when it came to our values on women.

Dec

26

2012

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Something is Rotten in the State of Delhi

For the second time in two years, India has witnessed an upsurge of spontaneous public protest.

Dec

24

2012

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India PM Appeals for Delhi Calm After Rape Protests

Indian PM Manmohan Singh has appealed for calm in the capital, Delhi, following violent protests over the gang rape of a woman.

Dec

22

2012

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Delhi’s Belly. West side story

An exhibition pieces together Shadi Khampur’s history, and its tryst with Partition, Emergency and the 1984 riots

Dec

22

2012

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Gujarat Remains an Important State for Investment: US

United States said it would continue to engage with the Indian state across a broad range of issues including trade, investment, university linkages and people-to-people exchanges.

Dec

22

2012

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WikiLeaks to Release More Documents

WikiLeaks planned to release over one million new secret documents that would affect every country in the world.

Dec

22

2012

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Resounding Victory Nudges Polarizing Figure Closer to a Larger Race

Narendra Modi inched closer on Thursday to becoming the leading political challenger to India’s dominant Gandhi family by winning a resounding re-election as chief minister.

Dec

20

2012

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India Disappointed at US Immunity for Pakistan's ISI

The Indian government has long asserted that Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency was behind the Islamist attacks which left 166 people dead -- an accusation denied by Islamabad.

Dec

20

2012

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What Saves India — and Holds It Back

With its profusion of parties, the country's political scene is a caldron of narrowly defined interests and agendas. This messy democracy keeps grievances from boiling over into violence, but it has its limits.

Dec

19

2012

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Welcome to Rocket Town. Here Raining Rockets is a Way of Life

When a rocket is launched, a siren sounds to give residents 15 seconds to take shelter

Dec

17

2012

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EU Parl Passes Resolution Against India Caste Discrimination

The European Parliament in Strasbourg passed a strongly worded resolution recently against caste discrimination in India, noting that inhuman practices like manual scavenging continue, despite laws banning the practice.

Dec

16

2012

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What’s Wrong with Indian Democracy? The Indian Media

Media has become powerful on insignificant things, like the rights of Indian parents in Europe. But it has no clout in matters that actually matter to Indians - things to do with high policy and specific initiatives.

Dec

10

2012

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Narendra Modi: Political Machismo or Marketing Myth?

“It is difficult to imagine Gujarat without him. Every person has to recognise Gujarat today. May be it is propaganda, or the wonderful festivals that he has created.”

Dec

10

2012

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Understanding Media Hostility

Today, however, for all their vastly different agendas, approaches and life circumstances, Julian Assange and Arvind Kejriwal are united by other common strands: they have both becomes targets of political vendetta; and, somewhat paradoxically, they have both become victims of a creeping ‘expose fatigue’.

Dec

10

2012

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Congress Party Craters in Gujarat

“I’ve always been a Congress loyalist, but we have to face the reality – we have little hope to regain power in Gujarat,”

Dec

06

2012

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Indian Officials Accused of Kashmir Rights Abuses

More than 500 members of India's armed forces are accused of human rights abuses in a damning report on conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Dec

06

2012

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In Gujarat’s Gir Forest, India’s Most Privileged Voter

Nestled in the heart of Gir forest, home to the rare Asiatic lion, in Gujarat (where the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party rules), is a hamlet called Banej.

Dec

05

2012

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Will Bobby Jindal Make a White House Run in 2016?

Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal may well be making a bid for the White House in 2016, a leading US news site suggested citing a meeting with a wealthy Republican fund raiser.

Dec

05

2012

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Modi Visa Ban: US Lawmakers Back Gujarat Riot Victims

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers joined family members of the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots, including the widow of a former Indian parliamentarian, to seek a US visa ban for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Dec

05

2012

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IOA Suspension: How Dirty Politicking Shamed India

Sports became the unfortunate loser in this battle for power, the fight to control the country's top sports body, the Indian Olympic Association.

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