Dec

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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?

Nov

06

2013

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The Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty is Clearly On Its Last Legs

Guha feels none of the political parties of today follow the principles of Gandhi, even though they claim so.

Nov

02

2013

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White House Mole Fired for Snarky Remarks was Indian-American

It turns out that a White House mole fired recently for snarky anonymous tweets about top Obama administration officials and its policies was an Indian-American policy wonk.

Oct

29

2013

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The Curious Case of India and China

The two pillars of the dawning Asian century are still prisoners to their perceived insecurities and imagined magnificence.

Oct

28

2013

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British-Indian Millionaire Sues House of Lords

Raminder Singh Ranger has taken a legal route to know why his application to be a "people's peer" was rejected

Oct

28

2013

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India to Lay 14 Strategic Railway Lines Near China, Pakistan Border

The railway lines are besides 73 roads being constructed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Chin

Oct

24

2013

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India-Pakistan Hostility Kills Trade on Kashmir Border

It was not about providing a genuine opportunity to Kashmiris that could contribute to peace.

Oct

24

2013

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American Admits Sending Sensitive Military Blueprints to India

An American defence contractor has pleaded guilty to having illegally sent blueprints of military hardware to India, including parts used in nuclear submarines.

Oct

24

2013

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India and China Sign Border Deal

China and India signed an agreement on border defence co-operation after a stand-off along their disputed frontier in April fuelled fears of conflict between the Asian giants.

Oct

23

2013

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New India-China Agreement to Avoid Army Face-offs

India and China today signed a landmark agreement on border cooperation

Oct

22

2013

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prison Charkha to go Under the Hammer in UK

One of Mahatma Gandhi’s most prized possessions, the ‘charkha’ he used in Yerwada Jail, will go under the hammer at a prestigious British auction house with the minimum bid set at 60,000 pounds.

Oct

18

2013

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India: Arrests on American-Owned Ship

The police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition aboard the ship.

Oct

18

2013

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Tamil Nadu Police Arrest All 35 Crew Members of Detained US Ship

All the 35 members on board the US ship Seaman Guard Ohio, a floating armoury, were arrested by sleuths of Tamil Nadu's Q branch, a state intelligence wing

Oct

17

2013

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Aam Aadmi Party Breaking the Rules of Identity Politics

The party is taking a step further to upend politics as usual by ignoring the conventional wisdom on candidates’ religious affiliations.

Oct

17

2013

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UK Royals to Tour India

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will tour India before next month's Commonwealth leaders' meeting, Clarence House has announced.

Oct

14

2013

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US Ship With Armed Guards Detained at Tuticorin

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday intercepted and detained a vessel belonging to a US-based firm off the coast of Kanyakumari.

Oct

14

2013

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Pulling Aid Away, Shutdown Deepens Indians’ Distress

Like other largely impoverished Indian tribes that lean heavily on federal dollars, the Crow have been battered by the shutdown.

Oct

10

2013

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UN Owes India $80 mn, Highest Debt to Any Country

The United Nations owes $80 million to India, the most it has to pay any country for costs relating to peacekeeping operations

Oct

07

2013

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Mahatma Gandhi in Modern Advertising

Gandhigiri never really went away, at least not as far as the advertising business is concerned.

Oct

04

2013

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India Protests Against Approval of Telangana State

Protests have been held in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after the government approved the formation of the new state of Telangana on Thursday.

Oct

03

2013

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Indian Cabinet Withdraws Protection for Convicted MPs

The Indian government has withdrawn a controversial order which allows convicted MPs to run for elections while appeals are pending.

Oct

03

2013

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Indian Outsourcers See Business Booming as Obamacare Kicks In

As US President Barack Obama's new health insurance plan takes effect this month, Indian outsourcers handling customer care for insurers there are expecting a big boost in business.

Oct

01

2013

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Painting India Red: Why the Global Racism Map is Wrong

The so-called racism map is more egregious because it offers an alluring and misleading distillation of context-less data, painting entire nations as racist or liberal in one fell swoop.

Sep

30

2013

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Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Fodder Scam Case

The fodder scam, technically known as the animal husbandry department scam of Bihar, revolves around a series of fraudulent transactions in the department.

Sep

30

2013

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Terrorists in Kenya Mall Used New Tactic to Spare Some Muslims

What this shows is Al Qaeda's acknowledgment that the huge masses of Muslims they have killed is an enormous PR problem within the audience they are trying to reach

Sep

30

2013

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Dehati Aurat Controversy Threatens Indo-Pak Talks

A major controversy erupted over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif purportedly calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a "dehati aurat" (village woman) during a breakfast meet with two journalists in the US.

Sep

28

2013

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Snooping Fears: India’s Diplomatic Staff in UK Turns to Typewriters

In this age of NSA snooping, the personal computer is out and the ancient typewriter is back in.

Sep

28

2013

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Bravo Rahul Pappu Passed With Distinction

Rahul has provided enough hints of impatience with the erratic ways of the party earlier, but he has rarely spoken up against the government

Sep

28

2013

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Shock, Gloom Threaten to Spoil Manmohan’s US Trip

A stunned Manmohan Singh awoke to a blow to his domestic political authority at the start of a trip in which he intended to project statesmanship on the global stage.

Sep

26

2013

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Visit to Washington Ends Era in U.S.- India Relations

The construction of a substantial partnership between the two nations won’t be easy; there will probably be delays and cost overruns.

Sep

26

2013

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US: Indian-American Mayoral Candidate Faces Racial Slur

In an apparent act of racism, election sign boards of an Indian-American mayoral candidate and his running mates in New Jersey have been defaced with a swastika and words "Never In Edison".

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