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Rural spending outpaces urban consumption

Rural spending outpaced urban consumption in the two years up to 2011-12, the first time in nearly 25 years, according to a study by Crisil Research. This, according to Crisil, was fuelled by a strong […]

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Indian drug companies break into world’s fastest growing list

In yet another instance of India Inc occupying a larger seat in the global league tables,three out of the top 10 fastest-growing generic companies globally are now from India. Besides being an indication of the […]

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As I SEE IT: Don’t be Limited by NAM Anyhow

If the US/West, despite their attachment to alliance-based politics, actively explore partnerships with India on issues of shared interest, India, despite its antipathy for military alliances and its “nonaligned” predilections, should have no difficulty in […]

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Guest Comments: Modi’s claim shattered Ex-minister convicted in worst riot case

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been describing the large-scale killings of members of the principal minority community in 2002 under the very nose of his government as a “spontaneous reaction” of a people whose […]

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UK Wikileaks’ Julian Assange ‘threat’ over, says Ecuador

LONDON (TIP): Britain has given up its threat to enter Ecuador’s London embassy to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador’s president has said, says an August 26 BBC report. Rafael Correa told reporters “we consider […]

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Iran’s connection to India’s Sikhs

By Maya Mirchandani Tehran (TIP): It could simply be lore now, but if the story Jugal Kishore, the principal of Tehran’s new Kendriya Vidyalaya told us is true, Iran‘s province of Zahedan was named for […]

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Supreme Court asks Sahara Group to refund Rs 17,400 crore to investors

New Delhi (TIP): The Supreme Court on Aug 31 ordered the Sahara conglomerate to refund Rs. 17,400 crore it had raised from millions of small investors, reaffirming an order from market regulator Securities and Exchange […]

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Paul Ryan Republican speech ‘contained errors’

AMPA, FL (TIP): Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan has come under fire for alleged inaccuracies during his convention debut in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Ryan attacked the president for making cuts to the Medicare healthcare program, […]

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5 Reasons why Indian Americans (Heart) Obama

Interests, values, and history all suggest that the natural political home for Indian-Americans is the GOP,” declares Sadanand Dhume in a bold essay on theAmerican Enterprise website. The resident fellow at the conservative think tank […]

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Urban India votes for Narendra Modi as PM

NEW DELHI (TIP): While BJP and allies tussle over Narendra Modi‘s candidature for the prime minister’s post and the party itself maintains a studied silence, a majority of urban Indians think the Gujarat CM should […]

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MNS threatens Asha Bhosale show ‘Sur-Kshetra’, but singer to go ahead

MUMBAI (TIP): The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has threatened to disrupt Sur-Kshetra, a music show in which eight vocalists from Pakistan and an equal number of Indian singers are scheduled to participate. The MNS’s film wing, […]

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Now, joint commissioner of police shunted over August 11 riots

MUMBAI (TIP): A week after the unceremonious exit of police chief Arup Patnaik in the aftermath of the August 11 riots, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday switched positions of joint commissioner (law and order) […]

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Delhi court issues summons against Raj Thackeray

New Delhi (TIP): A Delhi court August 30 issued summons to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for humiliating people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by calling Chhath Puja a “drama.” Additional Chief Metropolitan […]

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IAF choppers collide mid-air, 9 dead

IN the first ever mid-air helicopter collision involving the Indian Air Force (IAF), nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed when two MI-17 choppers crashed into each other minutes after taking off from the […]

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Expedite 26/11 justice: PM to Zardari

India told Pakistan August 30 that expeditiously concluding the trial of the 26/11 Mumbai attack’s perpetrators would be the biggest sub-continental confidence building measure (CBM). Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed this message to Pakistani […]

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President Pranab Mukherjee will address ‘Global Indian Business Meet 2012’

President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to address business leaders and members of the Indian Diaspora at a global meet here next month that will focus on building sustainable growth models for India and issues impacting […]

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SC Confirms Death For Kasab

India‘s Supreme Court on August 29 upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Amir Kasab, rejecting a plea by the lone surviving terrorist of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to commute the capital punishment.Observing that the primary […]

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Sri Chinmoy’s 81st Birth Anniversary Commemorated with World’s largest Tennis Racket

Ashrita Furman, holder of the most Guinness records and a team of 20 disciples of Sri Chinmoy constructed the world’s largest (Sri Chinmoy birthday) Tennis Racket within ten days. Furman dedicated the racket to Sri […]

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Super Hi-Vision 8K TV standard approved by UN

A new high resolution television format has been approved by the UN’s communication standards setting agency. Broadcasts in 8K will offer a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels – roughly the equivalent of a 32 […]

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Message of Peace and Harmony Marks Eid Celebration at Indian Consulate

Prominent members of the Indian American community gathered at the Consulate General of India office in New York City to greet each other on the occasion of Eid, which is celebrated all over the world […]

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Jagdish Sewhani, President, AIPAC Meets with Congressman Ted Poe

Jagdish Sewhani, President of The American India Public Affairs Committee met with Congressman Ted Poe at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and thanked him for his realistic and robust efforts in reducing the financial aid […]

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Hindu Community of New York shares the grief of Sikh community

Members and Supporters of Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF) led by Narain Kataria, Arish Sahani;\; and Malayali Hindu Mandalam (MAHIMA), led by Raju Nanoo went to Richmond Hill Gurudwara, Queens, New York and offered their […]

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Petrol may cost more by Rs 3

The stage is set for another round of petrol price hike with the Indian basket of crude oil increasing by over $10 to $113 per barrel since the prices were revised last on July 24. […]

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Pujara steps into Dravid’s shoes

Cheteshwar Pujara’s maiden Test hundred carried India to a comfortable 307 for 5 at the end of the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on […]

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Raise the protein bar

Vegetarians, are your feeling weak? You may be suffering from protein deficiency because pulses are just not enough. Here’s what you must eat. Dry brittle hair, peeling skin and lack of sleep are common problems, […]