May

02

2013

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Can India Ever Shed its Soft State Image

The Chinese intrusion into Depsang Bulge in East Ladakh, approximately 19 km inside our perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on April 15, has brought back Indian diplomatic and defence establishment's worst fears out in the open.

May

01

2013

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India, China Third Flag Meet Fails but Hope Floats

A third flag meeting between Indian and Chinese commanders in eastern Ladakh did not yield any immediate result, but diplomatic and defence sources said efforts were moving in the right direction to resolve the issue.

May

01

2013

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US Religious Panel for Continuing Visa Ban on Narendra Modi

A Congress-established independent panel on religious freedom has called on the US to maintain a visa ban on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi

May

01

2013

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Ministries Split on Case Against Italian Marines

There seems to be a difference of opinion within the government regarding the Italian marines' probe.

Apr

30

2013

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Unanswered Questions on China’s Ladakh Incursion

Questions, questions, questions and more questions; but no answers! That is the state of affairs about the ongoing Sino-Indian standoff in Ladakh.

Apr

30

2013

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President Pranab Mukherjee Hits Out at MNCs For Their Intent to Dodge Tax

Their basic objective is to locate a unit in countries where the rates of tax are the lowest. Many are not physically located in a country but operate with an objective to evade and avoid tax in the tax havens

Apr

30

2013

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Akhilesh Has Come Back a Winner From US

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's plans to promote 'branding Uttar Pradesh' in US may not have succeeded but a section of political analysts feel that he has come back as a 'winner'.

Apr

29

2013

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If You Choose to Go to US, Don’t Complain About Its Security

Going to US is voluntary choice. So why this hullabaloo if a sovereign government has its own rules of security

Apr

26

2013

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German, French Turf War in Indian Schools

I definitely see it as a turf war as language now is a main instrument of trade and the European Union sees establishing a market here as a way out of its current crisis.

Apr

25

2013

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India Puts Eye in Sky Even as China Denies Provocation

Military sources said India is flying UAVs over Ladakh where it claims China has crossed the Line of Actual Control.

Apr

25

2013

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Passage to Bihar

A series of high profile politicians from foreign countries make a pilgrimage to Bihar in search of their roots.

Apr

24

2013

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When Bollywood Saved the Day in Parliament

Don’t diagnose problems when you haven’t taken any steps to improve the condition of women

Apr

23

2013

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US Immigration Bill Could Slow Indian Outsourcers

The industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market.

Apr

23

2013

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India Asks China to Withdraw Troops Near Disputed Border

Chinese ambassador to New Delhi summoned over the incident, meetings between local commanders under way

Apr

23

2013

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Two Held Over India Bangalore Blast

Police in India say they have arrested two people in connection with last week's explosion near the office of a political party in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Apr

18

2013

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1.2 Million Indian Soldiers who Died for Britain Get Their Due

UK has decided to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the 1.2 million men from the Indian Army who fought for Britain in the First World War

Apr

15

2013

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India Backs Nitaqat: Removal of Illegals to Help Genuine Workers

India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the new Saudi labor policy would affect only illegal immigrants and not genuine workers employed in the Kingdom.

Apr

10

2013

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Illegal Immigrant: Is it Time We Dropped the I-word?

In India we don’t bother much about the political niceties of words like “illegal immigrant”.

Apr

11

2013

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World Abolishing Death Penalty, But Executions on Rise in India

Fewer countries are carrying out executions than a decade ago, but India along with nations like Gambia, Pakistan and Japan bucked the trend to resume handing out death penalties.

Apr

11

2013

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Indian-American Legal Eagles Headed for US Apex Court

A massive milestone is coming up for the Indian-American community: the country's best-educated, highest-earning ethnic group could be boasting of a supreme court Justice from its distinguished ranks b

Apr

09

2013

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India Unhappy at U.S. Clean Chit to Navymen

India has indicated it is dissatisfied with the United States Navy’s clean chit to its sailors who, in July last fired on a fishing boat off the coast of Dubai

Apr

09

2013

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Five Indian Peacekeepers Killed in South Sudan

Five Indian peacekeepers escorting a United Nations convoy in South Sudan have been killed in an ambush by rebels

Apr

09

2013

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From NaMo to Obama: A Politician’s Guide to Sexism

Barack Obama has apologised for calling Kamala Harris “ by far the best-looking Attorney General in the country”.

Apr

08

2013

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Rajiv Gandhi Middleman for Swedish Jets in 1970s: Wikileaks

A sensational claim to that extent has been made in a new round of WikiLeaks expose of US diplomatic cables relating to “the Henry Kissinger era”, published in India in collaboration with The Hindu.

Apr

05

2013

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Italian Marines Charged with Murder

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a murder case against two Italian Marines for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast last year.

Apr

05

2013

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Nuclear Race on the Subcontinent

An Aesopian nuclear competition is under way between Pakistan and India.

Apr

05

2013

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Green Groups Urge U.S. to Back off Indian Solar Trade Case

U.S. environmental groups are pressing President Barack Obama's administration to back off a World Trade Organization case against India they say threatens the ability of the world's second most populous country to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Apr

05

2013

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Narendra Modi Welcome to Apply For US Visa

The US has reiterated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to apply for a visa to America and that his application would be judged on its own merits.

Apr

04

2013

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Government in a Spot Over Italian Marines Case

he government on Wednesday seemed to be struggling over how to deal with the Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen.

Apr

03

2013

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NIAPPI Funded US Delegation's India Visit

Amid a row over financing of an American delegation's visit to meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a US lawmaker Wednesday claimed it was sponsored by "an educational foundation".

Apr

02

2013

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Place That Transformed Gandhi into Mahatma

It was in Phoenix Settlement where Gandhi first used his so-called weapons - satyagraha, sarvodaya and ahimsa - which loosely translate into insistence on truth, universal uplift and non-violence.

Apr

01

2013

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What a Promotion for Modi Today Means For Him

Modi’s elevation has also triggered stirrings of discomfort within the BJP, particularly from other regional leaders and Chief Ministers who appear to believe that their claims to national leadership within the party are being steamrolled by the Modi juggernaut.

Mar

31

2013

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Nelson Mandela Once Fell For an Indian

South Africa might have had an Indian-origin First Lady if Amina Cachalia had agreed to a proposal of marriage from the country’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela.

Mar

30

2013

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N Korea Says it is Entering State of War With South Korea

North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea in a continuing escalation of angry rhetoric directed at Seoul and Washington.

Mar

29

2013

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US Delegation Paid Up to $16,000 for Bharat Yatra Plus Modi Darshan

As per the invitation, the trip was "limited to (an) elite group of American business persons" who would be guests of the Gujarat government on March 28 and attend a dinner hosted by Modi.

Mar

29

2013

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Is India Gay Marriage- Ready

When the day for that argument for same-sex marriage finally comes in India, we can say that our marriage laws are already “same-sex marriage-ready.”

Mar

29

2013

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McDonald’s is Narendra Modi’s US Visa

The Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention argues, broadly, that two countries that McDonald’s does business in, do not go to war.

Mar

29

2013

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How India Broke the UK Extradition Jinx

Extradition is a very important tool in tackling international crime and hopefully, this judgment will usher in a new hope for India and ensure we get a large number of fugitives hiding in different parts of the world.

Mar

28

2013

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India as a Soup of States

What the champions of a states-centred foreign policy have in mind today is not very different from the ghosts that were exorcised in 1947.

Mar

26

2013

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India Readies Hi-tech Naval Base to Keep Eye on China

The strategic base, with an eye firmly on China, will eventually even have underground pens or bunkers to protect nuclear submarines both from spy satellites and enemy air attacks.

Mar

26

2013

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Shiv Sena Opposes Move to Pardon Sanjay Dutt

The Shiv Sena today opposed the move to pardon Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt stating that it would send a wrong message to the society.

Mar

25

2013

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Socialism on Four Wheels: Romancing The Iconic Ambassador

The Ambassador car is a throbbing 2000-cc symbol of the distance that the Indian economy has travelled since it opened up in 1991.

Mar

24

2013

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US Congressmen Urge FBI to Add Hate Crimes against Sikhs, Hindus

We also believe that doing so will encourage affected community members to report hate crimes to law enforcement officials and strengthen relationships between communities.

Mar

24

2013

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Bihar Shows That in India Nothing Succeeds Like Unsuccess

Political leaders vie with each other to lead their constituencies forward by claiming backward status.

Mar

24

2013

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No Hidden Deal With Italy, Asserts India

here is no hidden deal behind Italy’s decision to send back its two marines and it is a result of the Indian government’s pro-active diplomatic initiatives

Mar

22

2013

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Why Italy Has Yielded to Send Back Marines to India

It also represents a loss of face for the Italian government to be seen publicly to be yielding ground to India on a matter on which it had taken a grandstanding position.

Mar

20

2013

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India's Politicians Going Social to Woo Voters

To connect with India's growing internet users, the Finance Minister P Chidambaram recently went online to take questions from young students, analysts and even farmers, about his budget.

Mar

20

2013

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Allegations of War Crimes in Sri Lanka Shake Indian Government

The Congress Party faced a new crisis after a southern political party threatened to withdraw from the governing coalition if India did not join an international push to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka.

Mar

18

2013

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India in Blacklist Dilemma over AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a division of Italian defence group Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI), faces allegations in Italy and India that it paid bribes to win a $750 million deal

Mar

18

2013

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Delhi Gurdwaras to Hail Indira Gandhi 's Killers as Martyrs?

The SGPC is already observing these occasions. And if we are directed by the jathedar of the Akal Takht, we, too, will definitely hold these anniversaries.

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