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Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program for all of its 1.2 Billion Residents

Recently, India has launched a nationwide program involving the allocation of a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every single one of its 1.2 billion residents. Each of the numbers will be tied to the biometric data of the recipient using thre...

The killers who came in from the forest: Two wild elephants invade Indian city and gore security guard to death in three-hour rampage

At least one man was killed amid widespread panic when two wild elephants went on a three-hour rampage across a city in southern India.


Indian yoga guru slams 'murdered democracy'

Ammu Kannampilly Yahoo! News 08.06.2011
Indian yoga guru slams 'murdered democracy'

At the spartan headquarters from where he controls a global empire, India's television yoga guru issues a warning to the government which he has seriously unnerved with his anti-graft campaign.

Police break up Indian yoga guru's hunger strike

A television star and yoga guru leading tens of thousands of people protesting Indian corruption said he would resume a hunger strike Monday in a northern Hindu pilgrimage city after police ousted him from the capital.


India protests U.S. frisking of top diplomats

India's foreign ministry has protested to Washington after reports two of New Delhi's diplomats were frisked at U.S. airports, describing the searches as serious breaches of protocol.

Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip

India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president.


Indian mum 'tries to flush newborn down plane toilet'

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby in the lavatory of an international passenger plane and tried to dispose of it down the toilet, media reports in New Delhi said on Thursday.

Lovesick Indian Student Pours Pesticide into School Water Tank

A lovesick 16-year-old boy poured pesticide into a school water tank in India Tuesday -- hoping to kill those responsible for humiliating him, The Times of India reported.


Fear of the Devil holding up census in India

The fear of the 'Beast' or the Devil in the Christian-dominated state of Mizoram has caused almost 1,000 families to refuse to enroll their names in the National Population Register (NPR) taken up along with the Census 2011 here from May 15.

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Jason Burke The Guardian 31.05.2010
Hundreds die in Indian heatwave

Record temperatures in northern India have claimed hundreds of lives in what is believed to be the hottest summer in the country since records began in the late 1800s.


India paves way to ink dual tax avoidance pact with HK

In order to facilitate information flow from jurisdictions such as Hong Kong for purposes of tracking cases of money laundering and tax evasion, the government on Thursday notified Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, as specified ...

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Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stood out amongst the bevy of international beauties at the opening of this year's Cannes Film Festival in her off shoulder white Roberto Cavalli gown.


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MUMBAI, India — In a scene reminiscent of the gritty landscape from the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” municipal workers on Thursday demolished the home of one of the young children who starred in the rags-to-riches tale.

India Inflation Slows to 20-Year Low; Rate Cut Likely

Kartik Goyal Bloomberg.com 16.04.2009
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India’s inflation slowed to a 20- year low in the first week of April, giving the central bank room to cut interest rates further next week.


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Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has reported a 29% rise in fourth quarter profits but warns it will see its first fall in annual revenues in 2009/10.

Language of politics deteriorates in Bihar

Abhay Singh Time of India 10.04.2009
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The way language of politics has swiftly deteriorated in Bihar after BJP candidate Varun Gandhi's outburst in Pilibhit, bringing into momentum and spin-off former CM and leader of Opposition Rabri Devi's diatribe against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and...


Media a sycophant of Sonia: Modi

Express Buzz 10.04.2009
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that the media was functioning as a sycophant of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Arun Jaitley, during his day long visit to Patna on Thursday said it was the UPA that made party leader Varun Gandhi an electoral issue by arresting him under the National Security Act on fal...


No truck with Cong or BJP: Naveen

Rajaram Satapathy Time of India 10.04.2009
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BJD boss Naveen Patnaik created a record of sorts for himself on Wednesday when he called a formal press conference and addressed the media, first time in nine years in office.

Left won't go with Congress any more'

Time of India 10.04.2009
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A veteran of many political battles, Forward Bloc state secretary Asok Ghosh knows the importance of keeping the Left flock together. Especially before the polls. The 84-year-old one of the seniormost Left leaders spoke about the Bloc's relations...



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