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New Delhi moves to pool oil firm resources

Strapped by ever increasing energy shortages, New Delhi is seeking to work out a strategy to take on Chinese companies in winning oil and gas stakes around the world, even as the two emerging economies slug i... Read More...
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Outsourcing Firms Face Wall Street Blues

NEW DELHI: The global crisis in the banking, financial services and insurance sector, which accounts for more than 40 percent of India's international backshop operations and supplies more than 3 percent of Philippines gross domestic product, is ... Read More...
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Ashes to Ashes

India has joined the battle against smoking by banning it's citizens from lighting up in public. And to emphasize the seriousness of the ban, it chose October 2 to bring the it into f... Read More...
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A Fresh Look

The bombing of four Indian cities in as many months, including the capital New Delhi,has forced India to take a new look at its counter-terror strategies. Claiming responsibility for these attacks... Read More...
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A Dangerous Cash Crop

For the poverty-stricken peoples of the districts of Nadia and Murshidabad in India’s West Bengal, illicit money-spinning crops of marijuana and opium poppies are seen as a much-needed financial lifeline. But this is no mere local problem, with t... Read More...
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Bollywood’s New Act

  Forget the saris, cleavage, item numbers, superstars, love triangles and glamour, Bollywood is undergoing something of a renaissance. For as long as anyone can remember, this has been the... Read More...
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Push to legalize homosexuality in India

India, operating under colonial-era laws criminalizing homosexuality, appears to be finally joining the debate over allowing privacy in relationships, and with gays campaigning to decriminalize the... Read More...
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Nuke Deal to Benefit India Business

The lifting of the ban on nuclear trade with India by the 45-nation Nuclear Supplier’s Group last week appears likely to open business opportunities worth as much as US$100 billon for companies around the world and within India itself –... Read More...
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An Environmental Mistake in India

If ever there was a lesson in the unintended effects of damming rivers, the Farakka Barrage is probably it.  A 4.5-kilometer irrigation dam constructed on a tributary of the River Ganges in 1974-75, ... Read More...