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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

After the initial ballyhoo, Narendra Modi doesn’t know what to do with this ‘Clean India’ thing which has become an albatross around his neck. By Rakesh Raman More often than not, Bollywood movies are made for the intellectually challenged Indian hoi polloi. And, in particular, actresses have hardly any role in these movies. But those [...]

Pakistan Urged to Address Human Rights Issues

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Pakistan Urged to Address Human Rights Issues

Close on the heels of United Nations’ (UN) advice to Pakistan to protect the human rights in the country, leading human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Obama administration should press Pakistan’s government to address both new and longstanding human rights problems. In this regard, HRW has written a letter to US Secretary of [...]

Recycled Plastic Bottles Used to Make Nike Kit for Indian Cricket Team

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Recycled Plastic Bottles Used to Make Nike Kit for Indian Cricket Team

Team India and Nike today unveiled the new One Day International kit that the Indian Cricket team will sport starting January 18th in Australia. According to Nike, the new lightweight team kit combines high performance innovation with sustainability: each kit (jersey and bottoms) is made out of an average of 33 recycled plastic bottles. Nike, [...]

China Bans Muslim Women Dress Burqa to Curb Terrorism

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China Bans Muslim Women Dress Burqa to Curb Terrorism

By Rakesh Raman As Muslim community at large is getting increasingly alienated world over because of the Islamic terrorism, China is among the many countries that have shown their opposition to the Muslim traditions. In a distinct crackdown on Muslims, China has banned the wearing of burqa, a traditional Islamic garment that covers women’s faces. [...]

Hyundai “Living the Royal Life” in India

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Hyundai “Living the Royal Life” in India

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd., announced Monday the launch of a coffee table book “Living the Royal Life” authored by Bob Rupani, an automotive journalist and author. Santa Fe, the driving partner of Bob Rupani, for this book covered the journey to capture the lifestyles of several Indian royal and noble families. The [...]

Australia Business Week Begins in India

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Australia Business Week Begins in India

A group of business leaders from Australia are participating in a week-long series of events designed to enhance trade, education, investment and tourism ties with India. Australia Business Week in India (ABWI) begins Monday, January 12, and around 450 business leaders will visit India’s major cities to meet their Indian counterparts through a series of [...]

Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

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Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

Six Left parties in India – the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML)-Liberation, AIFB, SUCI(C) and RSP – have planned to protest against the U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit in India on the country’s Republic Day, January 26. In a joint statement, these parties have said that the Narendra Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces [...]

Smart City Planned at ‘Bhendi Bazaar’ in Mumbai

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Smart City Planned at ‘Bhendi Bazaar’ in Mumbai

On the eve of the first Urs Mubarak (death anniversary) of the 52nd Dai Al-Mutlaq Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) said Friday it has planned Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project. The Trust says that Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has applauded the Dawoodi Bohra Community’s keenness to establish the first smart city [...]

Delhiites to Have the Option to Choose Electricity Retailer: Narendra Modi

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Delhiites to Have the Option to Choose Electricity Retailer: Narendra Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to bring competition in the power business so consumers will be able to choose their electricity service provider (ESP). By Rakesh Raman Stepping up its campaign for the forthcoming Assembly election in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized a pre-poll election rally in the city today. India’s Prime [...]

How Aam Aadmi Party Makes Money to Play Politics

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How Aam Aadmi Party Makes Money to Play Politics

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – a political group in India – is now collecting money for its political activities through a new fund-raising campaign: #IFundHonestParty Challenge. Launched by AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, January 2, the party said Monday it has received good response from supporters and has also attracted new donors to the [...]

Cricket: Team India for Tri-Series and World Cup Announced

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Cricket: Team India for Tri-Series and World Cup Announced

According to BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), the All-India Senior Selection Committee met in Mumbai today and selected the Indian team for the Tri-series between India, Australia and England to be played in Australia. The Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be played in Australia / New Zealand [...]

BJP Discovers the Man Who Invented Aircraft. Strangely, He Is a Hindu

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BJP Discovers the Man Who Invented Aircraft. Strangely, He Is a Hindu

The Indian Science Congress, which is supposed to be a science event, was almost hijacked and crowded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is recklessly determined to promote Hinduism by linking science with Hindu mythology. By Rakesh Raman Science fraternity in India would have gone into a sudden state of shock when it [...]