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Low fare carrier SpiceJet has said it crossed Jet Airways in market share … – Economic Times


Economic Times

Low fare carrier SpiceJet has said it crossed Jet Airways in market share
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Low fare carrier SpiceJet has said it crossed Jet Airways in market share figures to become India's number 2 carrier–a historical first–in July. In a release, the carrier said it controlled 20.9% of the market in July compared to 19% a month

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:40 pm

Government mulls Digital India programme to connect all villages – Economic Times


Economic Times

Government mulls Digital India programme to connect all villages
Economic Times
Digital India envisages connecting 2.5 lakh villages by broadband and phones, reduce import of telecom imports to zero, wi-fi in 2.5 lakh schools, all universities, public wi-fi hotspots for citizens and creating 1.7 crore direct and 8.5 crore indirect
India in numbers: Why Modi said 'Make in India' on August 15Indian Express
Balanced growth can take India to the pinnacle: ModiTimes of India
Jharkhand can become India's most developed state, says Prime Minister Daily News & Analysis
India Today -Niticentral
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:32 pm

India could face 4-0 loss in Australia – McGrath – ESPNcricinfo.com


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India could face 4-0 loss in Australia – McGrath
ESPNcricinfo.com
@xtrafalgarx says that India won against Oz only because we dropped the non-performers and prepared pitches that were 'worse'. Perhaps he could define 'worse' for us. We could also say that Oz prepared worst pitches when we toured there last time.
India put Ravi Shastri in charge as MS Dhoni's captaincy faces criticismThe Guardian
India tour of Australia 2014-15: 5 ways India can avoid another overseas Cricket Country
Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemmaReuters India
Gocricket.com -Telegraph.co.uk -NDTVSports.com
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:30 pm

Hanged India girls’ ‘rape’ in doubt – BBC News


BBC News

Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
BBC News
A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India has concluded they were not sexually assaulted. The girls were found hanged from a tree in Uttar Pradesh state in May

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:48 pm

With drones, Amazon’s Indian customers could soon be getting deliveries in 30 … – Quartz


Quartz

With drones, Amazon's Indian customers could soon be getting deliveries in 30
Quartz
Amazon might first test its much awaited drone-powered delivery in India before anywhere else, thanks to the absence of modern laws on unmanned aerial objects. The Economic Times reported, citing unnamed sources, that the online retailer will be trying …
Amazon Might Start Testing Its Delivery Drones In India, Since It Can't In The USBusiness Insider
India to be launch pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones Economic Times
Amazon may be flying to India to test drone deliveriesFortune
New York Post -The Diplomat -SiliconBeat
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:00 pm

High-speed internet to be ‘core utility’ as Digital India gets Cabinet nod – Business Standard


High-speed internet to be 'core utility' as Digital India gets Cabinet nod
Business Standard
Digital India would provide “high-speed internet as a core utility” down to the Gram Panchayat level and a “cradle-to-grave digital identity — unique, lifelong, online and authenticable”, said an official statement, adding the unique IDs would
Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India projectIBNLive
Cabinet approves Digital India ProjectZee News
CMC, Sterlite Tech up 5% on Modi's Digital India programmeMoneycontrol.com
Yahoo India News -Deccan Chronicle
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:45 am

India’s Solar Power Plans Stalled – Wall Street Journal


India's Solar Power Plans Stalled
Wall Street Journal
India's plans for setting up the world's largest solar power station has been hit by political wrangling over whether it can use the proposed land that is home to migratory birds and meant for salt production. The project, forecast to cost $4 billion

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:39 am

An Experiment With Socialism Finally Ends – New York Times


New York Times

An Experiment With Socialism Finally Ends
New York Times
NEW DELHI — The Planning Commission of India is like those old men who are no longer harmful but are reviled because they once were. In their glory years, their ideas and deeds, couched in exalted convictions, destroyed lives. The commission, in its
India's Modi seeks ideas to replace Soviet-style planningReuters

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:52 am

Why India has a touchy relationship with English – BBC News


BBC News

Why India has a touchy relationship with English
BBC News
Recent street protests over a test aspiring bureaucrats must take shines a light on India's touchy relationship with English, writes Atish Patel. Later this week, a rigorous annual process to select 1,000-odd people to join the upper echelons of India

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:32 am

India Cancels Planned Talks With Pakistan – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

India Cancels Planned Talks With Pakistan
Wall Street Journal
Activists of Hindu Sena, a lesser-known right wing Hindu group, protest outside the Pakistan High Commission against the Pakistani high commissioner's meeting with Kashmiri separatists in New Delhi, India, Aug.18, 2014. India called off talks with
India Cancels Talks After Pakistani Envoy Meets With SeparatistsNew York Times
India cancels talks with PakistanBBC News
India Calls off Talks With PakistanABC News
Washington Post (blog) -Indian Express -Economic Times
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 12:29 am

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India to Unveil Warship to Deter Chinese Submarines Near Coast

India will unveil its first home- built anti-submarine warship tomorrow in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:50 pm

India blocks release of Indira Gandhi assassination film

India's government on Thursday blocked the release of a controversial film on the assassination of former Indian premier Indira Gandhi after calls grew for it to be banned for glorifying her killers. "Kaum De Heere," or "Diamonds Of The Community", which was scheduled for release on Friday, tells the story of Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards who shot the premier dead in 1984 apparently in revenge for a …

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:39 pm

India troops patrol Assam state as violence flares

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Army troops enforced a curfew in border districts of India's remote northeastern Assam state Thursday after 12 people were killed and 10,000 were displaced in a flare-up of interstate violence.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:20 pm

Gold Refiner Predicts Curbs by India May Be Permanent

India buys almost all its gold from overseas and the country increased the import tax three times last year. Close India buys almost all its gold from overseas and the country increased the import tax…

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:41 am

Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi's 'buy India' pledge

Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories. India, the world's largest arms importer, will spend $250 billion in the next decade on kit, analysts estimate, to upgrade its Soviet-era military and narrow the gap …

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:37 am

Pakistan stun arch rivals India, level series

Pakistan pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over India Wednesday, with a late goal from Saddam Hussain ensuring them a share of the spoils in the first football series between the arch rivals for almost a decade. Pakistan's captain Kaleemullah put his side ahead in the 38th minute and a scrambled shot by Hussain in the 89th minute silenced the 5,000 Indian spectators at the Bangalore Football Stadium …

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:53 pm

India Seen Passing China as World’s Top Cotton Producer

India may topple China as the world’s largest cotton grower next year as farmers plant the the biggest area ever, boosting production to near-record levels, according to the Cotton Association of India.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:47 am

Cricket – Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemma

Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his test captaincy role – if he has the desire to continue – due to a sheer lack of

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:41 am

India markets go from fragile to fabulous

Watching the meteoric rise of India's stock markets so far this year, one can be forgiven for forgetting that just a year ago, the asset class was a poster child of emerging market bashing.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:25 am

India calls off Pakistan talks after envoy meets Kashmir separatists

India reacted angrily to a decision by a Pakistani diplomat to meet separatists from Indian-administered Kashmir, which has long been a sore point between the two countries. Two of India and Pakistan's three wars since independence have been fought over Kashmir. Indian media portrayed the consultation with Kashmiri leaders as Pakistan's disregard for India's reasonable wishes, even though such …

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 1:11 pm