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Himalayan obstacles – The Economist (blog)


Washington Post (blog)

Himalayan obstacles
The Economist (blog)
ODDLY, for a democratic country in the midst of an election, India this week held its sixth “strategic dialogue” with China. The talks in Beijing, between the two countries' most senior diplomats, at least show how keen their foreign ministries are
What 100 days of social media can tell us about India's electionWashington Post (blog)
India election: Voting starts on biggest polling dayBBC News
Investors cheer India election's reform potentialCNNMoney
Reuters -NDTV -Times of India
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:59 pm

China, India and other emerging economies to lead aviation market – Economic Times


Economic Times

China, India and other emerging economies to lead aviation market
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Propelled by rising wealth and changing consumer habits, China, India and other emerging economies like Russia and Brazil would lead the growth in the global aviation market over the next decade, a latest study has said. The study on travel …
INDIA IN THE EURASIAN CAULDRONDaily Sabah

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:09 pm

India’s Antigraft Fighter Takes on Opposition Leader In the Battle For Varanasi – TIME


India Today

India's Antigraft Fighter Takes on Opposition Leader In the Battle For Varanasi
TIME
Arvind Kejriwal Leaves For Varanasi To Take On Narendra Modi AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal leaves for Varanasi from New Delhi Railway Station. Kejriwal is up against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and is expected to stay in Varanasi until …
AAP streetfight in holy VaranasiIndia Today

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:50 am

Gold bars removed from Indian man’s stomach – BBC News


BBC News

Gold bars removed from Indian man's stomach
BBC News
Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said. The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating. He told his

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:53 am

Behind a Real-Estate Empire, Ties to India’s Gandhi Dynasty – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Behind a Real-Estate Empire, Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty
Wall Street Journal
KOLAYAT, India—A taciturn man in a black SUV started buying up tracts of arid agricultural land around this small town in the western Indian state of Rajasthan in 2009. He would sit in the parking lot outside the one-story concrete building that
India Election Digest: April 16New York Times (blog)
The Reluctant Prince of India's Political Dynasty and His AnticampaignBusinessweek

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2:31 am

US politicians say NY cop held in India is victim of diplomatic row – Washington Post


Washington Post

US politicians say NY cop held in India is victim of diplomatic row
Washington Post
NEW DELHI — A New York City police officer arrested last month at the New Delhi airport with bullets in his luggage may be forced to stay in India until this summer, after a judge delayed his case Thursday. Lawyers for Manny Encarnacion, 49, had hoped
Case for NYPD cop arrested in India for carrying bullets delayed until JulyNew York Daily News
NYPD cop detained in India gets fleeced: sourcesNew York Post
NYPD Officer Arrested On Weapons Charge Must Stay In India Until July Court CBS Local
Yahoo News
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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:57 pm

India to pay Russia for arms, ammo it sells to Afghanistan – Indian Express


Indian Express

India to pay Russia for arms, ammo it sells to Afghanistan
Indian Express
Ahead of NATO troops downsizing their presence in Afghanistan, India has firmed up a far-reaching deal with Russia to supply arms to the troubled country under which New Delhi will pay for the military equipment that will be sourced from Moscow. The
India to finance Russian arms supply to Afghan security forcesKhaama Press

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:56 pm

India’s Youth Challenge – New York Times


India's Youth Challenge
New York Times
Of the estimated 814 million citizens eligible to vote in India's general elections that began on April 7, some 150 million are first-time voters between the ages of 18 and 23. How they vote may well determine the results, scheduled to be announced May 16.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:40 am

Overcoming Voter Apathy In India’s IT Hub – TIME


New York Times

Overcoming Voter Apathy In India's IT Hub
TIME
INDIA-ELECTION-AAP Aam Admi Party (AAP) supporters and volunteers participate in a flash mob as part of an election camapaign to woo voters in Bangalore on April 13, 2014. MANJUNATH KIRAN—AFP/Getty Images …
Change in India shown in biggest-ever vote turnoutThe Australian

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:18 am

Political Novice in India Meets a Gritty Reality on the Campaign Trail – New York Times


Political Novice in India Meets a Gritty Reality on the Campaign Trail
New York Times
SITAPUR, India — She marched through her campaign office like a candidate from almost anywhere in the world, girding herself to address a scrum of reporters. But the reporters were not interested in an interview. Instead, they came to insist that she

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:30 am

India – Yahoo News Search Results

India passes halfway mark in election with BJP gaining strength

India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. Narendra Modi, the prime-ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been wooing voters with promises to rescue India from …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:29 pm

India struggles to cope with deadly Maoist rebel attacks during weekslong general election

RAJNANDGAON, India – Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. Among the 13 key states voting Thursday was Chhattisgarh, now the centre of a four-decade Maoist insurgency that has affected more than …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:39 pm

India struggles with rebel threats during election

RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:38 pm

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Bangalore (India) (AFP) – India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines. "It's a very important election, as it will decide the country’s future, the idea of India and its philosophy," billionaire first-time candidate Nandan Nilekani …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:59 am

India hosts biggest day of voting in election

India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:05 am

India cuts Iran oil imports nearly a fifth in 2013/14

* India's 2013/14 Iran imports at 222,000 bpd, down 16.5 pct -trade

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:25 am

India's top court recognizes third gender category

India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. The Supreme Court directed …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:44 pm

India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

India's highest court ruled Tuesday that a person can be legally recognised as gender-neutral, a landmark judgement that raises hopes of an end to discrimination against several million transgenders and eunuchs. The Supreme Court also said transgenders should be included in government welfare schemes offered to other minority groups in a bid to pull them out of the impoverished margins of Indian …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 11:36 am

India's WPI inflation at three-month high may limit central bank policy scope

India's wholesale price inflation hit a three-month high in March, snapping an easing trend that will give the central bank less scope to support the economy amid fresh signs of slowdown. The wholesale price index (WPI), long regarded as India's main inflation measure, rose a much faster-than-expected 5.70 percent last month from a year earlier, on higher food, fuel and manufacturing costs …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 7:51 am

India court recognises third gender

India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 7:32 am