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Narendra Modi arrived in the holy city of Varanasi as supporters from BJP poured onto the streets

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Bharatiya Janata Party’s leader Narendra Modi, the man with the biggest chances of winning India’s elections, is to submit his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll. Narendra Modi arrived in the holy city of Varanasi as supporters from BJP poured onto the streets. Varanasi will be the scene of an epic battle between Narendra Modi and anti-corruption cam...

For centuries women in South Asia have been raised with the belief that a fairer complexion equates to beauty

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Indian women have been raised to believe that fairness is beauty, and this has given rise to a vast and ever-growing skin-whitening industry, which is now encouraging women to bleach far beyond their hands and face. The desire for lighter skin is nothing new in India. For centuries women in South Asia have been raised with the belief that a fairer complexion equates to beauty. That the industry s...

J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified alongside ousted IRS head Steven T. Miller

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...at Jim McDermott, a reliable liberal partisan, acknowledged that “the IRS stiff-armed us, basically, at best”, in past testimony, but defended the agency’s behavior. Tax “examiners took a shortcut”, in the face of a flood of new applications for tax-exempt status, he said, “which they deeply regret”. Still, he conceded that it was wrong to treat groups differently because of their political...

India is marking three years since its last reported polio case

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...17;s biggest public health successes, achieved through a massive and sustained immunization program. India’s health minister hailed it as a “monumental milestone”. In 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria remain on it. The list refers to countries in which the virus is circulating freely...

India Parker confessed police she threw her daughter's body out with the trash

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...d Saturday after reportedly confessed police she threw her daughter’s body out with the trash. India Parker, 35, is facing a charge of abuse of a corpse. India Parker is at the centre of an investigation into the disappearance of her daughter, Kaliyah, 10. The girl was reported missing Monday by the father of one of India Parker’s other children, Fox News reports. India Parker confess...

Saroo was only five years old when he got lost in 1986

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Saroo Brierley, an Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986, has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania – using satellite images from Google Earth. Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India’s trains. “It was late at night. We got off the train, and I was so tired that I just took a seat a...

It appears the Washington Post revised the story about Barack Obama’s trip to Africa with no note to the reader about the changes

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...inquiries. Instead, the story now reads that officials said the safari had been canceled in favor of a trip to Robben Island. “When The Post first asked White House officials about the safari last week, they said no final decision had been made,” the story reads. “A White House official said Thursday that the cancellation was not related to The Post’s inquiries.” Spokesman Josh Earnest told the ne...

Jason Elia told national media that he was dumped because his girlfriend couldn't handle the “stress” of having a partner with cancer

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...io in Houston that he was dumped because his girlfriend couldn’t handle the “stress” of having a partner with a chronic disease and when pushed for the ex-girlfriend’s identity, gave the Twitter handle of Sokhon Sen. The story was quickly picked up by outlets across the country including Fox News, the blog Deadspin and the Huffington Post. Jason Elia even launched a Twitter campaign to...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the story of a girl who disappears down a rabbit hole to a fantastic place full of bizarre adventures

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Alice in Wonderland fans have been marking the 150th anniversary of the fateful boat trip that saw the genesis of the children’s tale. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is, on one level at least, the story of a girl who disappears down a rabbit hole to a fantastic place full of bizarre adventures. Charles Dodgson, a mathematician at Christ Church, Oxford, first told his surreal story t...

Social network Myspace has announced its fourth major redesign as it seeks to regain relevance in the face of falling numbers

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...easurement firm comScore, the Myspace audience is 54 million. This is down from hundreds of millions at its peak in 2005. Social network Myspace has announced its fourth major redesign as it seeks to regain relevance in the face of falling numbers A message on the website announced the redesign: “We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, entirely from scratch.” “But we&...

The Supreme Court in India has said Italy's Ambassador Daniele Mancini does not have legal immunity

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The Supreme Court in India has said Italy’s Ambassador Daniele Mancini does not have legal immunity, in an escalating row over Rome’s refusal to return two marines charged with murdering two Indian fishermen. India’s Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said the court had “lost trust” in Ambassador Daniele Mancini. The court reiterated last week’s order for Daniele Manc...

India will impose a ban on the use of foreign cloud-based email services to send official communications, before the end of the year

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...the country’s own National Informatics Centre (NIC). The move follows the publication of leaks about US cyber-spying operations. According to documents given to the Guardian and subsequently reported by The Hindu newspaper in June, 6.3 billion pieces of information were collected from India’s computer and telephone networks over the course of a month by the US NSA, making it the fifth...

India says one of two soldiers killed in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistan troops in the disputed territory of Kashmir was beheaded

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India says one of two soldiers killed in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistan troops in the disputed territory of Kashmir was beheaded. Pakistan has rejected accusations that it killed any Indian soldiers or fired across the Line of Control (LoC) which divides Kashmir. India called the attack “barbaric” and summoned Pakistan’s top envoy in Delhi over the incident. Claimed...

India’s Election Commission has announced the country's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May

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India’s Election Commission has announced the country’s general election will take place in nine phases in April and May. Polling to elect a new Lok Sabha, or lower house, will be held from April 7 to May 12. Votes will be counted on May 16. With some 814 million eligible voters, India’s election will be the largest the world has seen. The ruling Congress party and the main opposition...

Indian opposition parties and trade unions are staging a day-long strike over plans to open the country's retail sector to global supermarket chains

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...Delhi-based trader, Deepak Sethi, said shopkeepers would lose business if foreign supermarkets were allowed into India. “Multinational companies will destroy the economic and social fabric of the country and will adversely impact traders, transporters, farmers and other sections of retail trade,” Praveen Khandelwal, the head of the group, was quoted as saying by AFP news agency. ̶...

More than seven hundreds people are gathering in Mumbai University campus for India's first Wikipedia conference

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McDonald's is bowing to local demand and is opening a meat-free restaurant in India

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...utlet after Subway, increasingly adapts its range to local demand. Both India’s Hindu majority and Muslims can eat the same meat-free dishes. Religiously observant Hindus see cows as sacred and avoid beef, while Muslims view pigs as unclean and avoid pork. McDonald's is bowing to local demand and is opening a meat-free restaurant in India According to the AFP news agency, McDonald’...

President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in India for the first visit there by a Pakistani head of state for seven years

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...first visit there by a Pakistani head of state for seven years Asif Ali Zardari was driven from the air base to the Indian prime minister’s residence amid tight security. The two men were to meet privately before sitting down for lunch. The focus of their talks is likely to be on issues that they can reach agreement on, such as trade. One Indian government source told Reuters news agency th...

Adidas has reported "commercial irregularities" at its Reebok unit in India that could cost the firm up to 125 million Euros

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...Reebok business in India, it highlighted that there has been a management overhaul. In the statement accompanying its first-quarter results, Adidas said: “Management assures its stakeholders that it has, and will continue to, vigorously pursue a course of action to protect the group’s interests, which has already resulted in the appointment of a new local leadership team in India at th...

An Indian commission set up to suggest reforms to country's rape laws after last month's Delhi gang rape of a student has called for faster trials

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...t is needed to enforce laws is the sensitivity on the part of those who implement it,” he told a news conference after submitting the report to the home ministry in Delhi. “The state’s role is not just punishing criminals but also to prevent crimes against women,” he said. An Indian commission set up to suggest reforms to country’s rape laws after last month’s...

Candlelit vigils have been held across India to mourn a student who has died after being gang-raped in Delhi

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..., where she had been taken for specialist treatment. The rape triggered violent public protests over attitudes towards women in India. Large areas of Delhi were sealed off and hundreds of armed police and riot troops deployed as news of the victim’s death spread. During Saturday, large crowds people gathered at sites where public gatherings were allowed. These included the city’s Janta...

Devyani Khobragade’s detention on charges of visa fraud and underpayment of her housekeeper sparked outrage in India

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India is checking the tax statuses of Americans working at schools in the country, after the arrest this month of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York. Devyani Khobragade – the deputy consul general of India in New York – was handcuffed and strip-searched while in custody. Her detention on charges of visa fraud and underpayment of her housekeeper sparked outrage in India. In...

Shah Rukh Khan’s detention by US authorities for 90 minutes at White Plains airport near New York has sparked outrage in India

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...s also come out in support of the actor. “All that the US immigration authorities need to know about Shah Rukh Khan, they can find it at the touch of a button,” musician Javed Akhtar said. Earlier, the Press Trust of India news agency reported that Shah Rukh Khan was stopped and questioned for more than two hours before being cleared by immigration officials on Thursday. He was freed a...

Air India has sacked 10 pilots after dozens of them called in sick amid a dispute over training for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes

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Air India has sacked 10 pilots after dozens of them called in sick amid a dispute over training for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes. Air India has derecognized the Indian Pilots’ Guild and its office is being sealed, a company spokesman said. Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh called the strike “illegal”. The pilots are protesting against the decision to train pilots from I...

India's Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Swiss drugmaker Novartis to patent an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec

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India’s Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Swiss drugmaker Novartis to patent an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec. Novartis had been denied a patent by Indian authorities on the grounds that Glivec new version was only slightly different from the old. There were concerns that a patent could threaten access to cheap generic versions of drugs in poorer countries. India’s Su...