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Bihar man marries 22-year-old gangrape survivor

May 26th, 2013 No comments

Patna: A friend of a woman who was gang-raped by three men in Bihar has married the victim, police said Saturday. Four days after the 22-year-old woman was gang-raped and her friend beaten up by three men in the state’s Banka district, the victim’s friend married her at a temple late Friday.

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75k Indians register to leave Saudi Arabia under Nitaqat law

May 25th, 2013 No comments

Jeddah: Terming the ‘Nitaqat’ law as an ”opportunity” for those who are stuck in Saudi Arabia for years, India today said that contrary to perceptions, the number of Indians coming to the Gulf Kingdom has increased ”significantly” in the last few months.

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‘Sonia Gandhi, Indra Nooyi among 10 most powerful women globally’

May 23rd, 2013 No comments

New York: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and India-origin Pepsi Co chief Indra Nooyi figure among the top 10 in the global list of most powerful women, in the league of leaders like Angela Merkel, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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IPL spot-fixing: What’s Sakshi Dhoni got to do with it?

May 22nd, 2013 No comments

vindoo-sakshiThe joke making the rounds of Twitter might actually be true in the case of Vindoo Dara Singh. Given the extremely patchy record he has in the Hindi film industry – a handful of bit roles and a Big Boss win, prized only to wannabe/failed actors – calling him IPL spot-fixing’s first ‘Bollywood’ link is actually doing him a great favour. Except for this one time, no one has ever bothered to call Vindoo a Bollywood star before.

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Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined Rs 60,000 at Mumbai airport

May 4th, 2013 No comments

Actor Ranbir Kapoor was detained and fined by the Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) at Mumbai’s International airport on Saturday morning. As per a Zee News report, the actor had not declared duty-free items that he was carrying with him. The actor was intercepted when he was passing through a passage, which is strictly allowed to be used only by officials and airport staff,” Sameer Wankhede, Customs Deputy Commissioner told PTI.

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Govt will help Indians affected by new Saudi law: Khurshid

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

New Delhi: Government today said it is constantly monitoring the situation in Saudi Arabia following the Kingdom’s proposed implementation of the “Nitaqat” (naturalisation) law in its employment sector and help Indian workers there who could be affected by it.

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Here it comes: An apology from Modi for Gujarat riots

April 1st, 2013 No comments

Theres a twist in the political tale as Modi appears to yield ground – and advocates the framing of a ‘national apology policy’.
Source: FirstPost – India

Delhi Bus Gang Rape Victim Cremated

December 31st, 2012 1 comment

The cremation of the young physiotherapy gang-rape victim was a low-key affair, with the government taking control and ensuring little public participation. Security in the area was beefed up as the woman’s mortal remains were consigned to the flames at Dwarka crematorium within hours of the arrival of the body from Singapore early this morning.

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Mohammed Ajmal Kasab hanged to death

November 21st, 2012 No comments

The sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks was executed Wednesday, nearly four years after 166 people were killed in a three-day rampage through India’s financial capital, an official announced.

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NRIs can carry more gold soon: Minister

November 20th, 2012 No comments

Travellers to India continue to strip themselves of gold ornaments as the country’s government is yet to announce any new amendment on customs duty.

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Indian diamond fetches record price at Geneva auction

November 18th, 2012 No comments

GENEVA: (AFP) -The flawless ‘Archduke Joseph” diamond, from India’s famous Golconda mines, broke several world records when it was sold at auction in Geneva late Tuesday for $21.47 million (16.9 million euros).

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Pakistani kills Indian doctor in UAE after patient’s death

November 4th, 2012 No comments

A Pakistani man armed with a big knife stormed a private hospital in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, grabbed an Indian urologist and slaughtered him like a sheep inside his clinic after the death of his relative at the hospital.

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Playboy club all set to open in Goa, to focus on glamour

November 4th, 2012 No comments

Mumbai: India is set to get its first Playboy club next month, with demurely dressed bunnies and a focus on glamour instead of sex. The club’s promoters are striving to recast the Playboy brand so that it won’t spark a backlash in a country that has only slowly come to terms with deep kisses on the big screen.

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Kuwait Airways asked to pay Rs 25 lakh to Rajasthan emporium

October 6th, 2012 No comments

New Delhi: Kuwait Airways has been ordered by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to Rajasthan Art Emporium for delaying the delivery of its consignments of handicrafts to the US 16 years ago.

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Spotlight: Surya Murali’s ‘My World in Three Dimensions’

September 27th, 2012 No comments

I started design as a hobby. Since the time I was a kid I have been scratching every impressionable surface with designs, doodles, drawings, sketches and so on. And surprisingly, most people encouraged me.

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Chinese minister’s gift baffles IAF pilots

September 6th, 2012 No comments

NEW DELHI: Visiting Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie had an unusual “token of appreciation” for the two IAF pilots who ferried him and his entourage in a plush Embraer Legacy jet from Mumbai to New Delhi on Monday — Rs 50,000 each in cash.

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Indian pop singer’s ‘topless’ pic creates controversy

July 4th, 2012 No comments

Melbourne: Topless pictures of an Indian- origin singer, who is Gold Coast city’s pick to promote tourism in India, has left a section of the Indian community uneasy with some speaking against such moves to sell tourism to a largely conservative India.

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India’s mega-wealthy: Meet the 15 richest people in India

June 26th, 2012 No comments

In the past few years a new word has appeared in India to describe the new mega-rich — “Bollygarchs”. These Indian business-owners have become a new, distinct class of the international elite. But can they keep hold of their wealth?

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Reselling the India story: road shows kick off in the Gulf

June 11th, 2012 No comments

Dubai/New Delhi — Road shows highlighting India’s growth potential to attract sovereign funds and other investors kicks off in five Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.

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Clashes as married woman elopes with her teenaged nephew

May 22nd, 2012 1 comment

BHOPAL: A series of violent clashes were triggered off between two families in a village in Morena district after a 35-year-old married woman reportedly eloped with a 19-year-old youth on Saturday morning.

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New Enfield Bullet roars back with record profits

April 24th, 2012 No comments

The engine is much quieter now, the bikes more trendy, but last fiscal year, 119-year-old Royal Enfield made a noise louder than its quintessential Bullet has ever made. The firm, which was in the red at the turn of the century, posted its highest sales growth ever in a year at over 44% to notch up sales of 78,546 units.

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Man chops off friend’s private parts to avenge sister’s rape

April 12th, 2012 No comments

MUMBAI: A 38-year-old man meted out retribution in the most macabre form to his friend on Tuesday night. He killed his friend by chopping off his private parts after his sister alleged that she had been raped by him. He then surrendered before the Pant Nagar police in Ghatkopar (East).

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No income tax cuts for Indians working in Saudi Arabia

April 3rd, 2012 No comments

HYDERABAD: Bringing relief to thousands of Indians working in Saudi Arabia, the Shoura (consultative) Council of the Arab nation has rejected a proposal to levy income tax on Indian and other foreign workers in the country.

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Wife holds down husband as lover chokes him to death

March 28th, 2012 No comments

Unhappy in her marriage, a 25-year-old housewife decided to end her husband’s life with the help of her lover and his friend. Sangita Chandrakant Varak, a resident of Chembur, watched her husband Chandrakant die as her lover strangled Chandrakant’s throat by stepping on it.

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Cricket fever grips India-Pakistan ahead of Asia Cup clash

March 18th, 2012 No comments

KARACHI: With less than 24 hours remaining for Asia Cup’s marquee match between Pakistan and India, entrepreneurs are gearing up to cash in on the huge interest surrounding the match.

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