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India author and activist Mahasweta Devi dies aged 90

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Influential Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi has died aged 90, in the eastern city of Kolkata, her family has said.
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Indian film

The Economist (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
The political undertone of the film coincides with real India-wide protests in the streets outside by Dalits (formerly called “untouchables”), revolting against centuries of repression from the upper castes.

A passage of hope on India's hospital train - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gondia, India - For 25 years, the Lifeline Express has been travelling through India to bring health services to millions of Indians who are in need of surgery, treatment and diagnostics but have no access to medical care.
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India 1, China 0

Bloomberg - ‎11 hours ago‎
India has achieved that feat in less than two years. Indus OS is now India's second-most popular smartphone platform with a 6.3 percent market share, behind Alphabet's Android.

Pearson Targets India to Profit from the Poor

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
In India, the mobile education market should expand dramatically if rural areas and urban slums receive reliable Internet service.
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Next Reserve Bank of India governor faces rough ride

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
That followed months of speculation over his future, fuelled by open tensions with the government over Mr Rajan's gradual pace of monetary easing, which was seen by critics as sacrificing India's growth prospects on the altar of inflationary caution.

For Babies in India, a 30-Foot Plunge for Good Luck

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some families in rural India - both Hindus and Muslims - are willing to let their babies be tossed off the roof of a shrine, to be caught in a stretched bedsheet about 30 feet below.

The Indian female wrestlers breaking taboos and making history

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
But three Olympian wrestlers all from the same area of Haryana -- widely considered India's most patriarchal state -- and two of them related?
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Fosun to pay $1.1bn for India drugmaker Gland

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Shanghai Fosun Pharma has agreed to pay $1.1bn for an 86 per cent stake in Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma, in the largest Indian corporate takeover by a Chinese company. The deal is the biggest acquisition by Hong Kong-listed Fosun since the ...
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India cow vigilantes held for beating up Muslim women over beef

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Four cow protection vigilantes have been arrested for beating up two Muslim women accused of carrying beef in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The two women were also arrested on suspicion of selling cow meat, which is banned in the state ...
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Eyeing China, India Pours Billions into New Shipping Facilities

Fortune - ‎10 hours ago‎
“The port can attract a large share of the container transshipment traffic destined for, or originating from, India which is now being diverted primarily through Colombo, Singapore and Dubai,” said an Adani Group executive who declined to be named.
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Pakistan, China, and Kashmir unrest: Three potent threats to India's stability

Firstpost - ‎8 hours ago‎
Three kinds of forces that are inimical to India's stability have gathered momentum since 2008. They are generally viewed independent of each other, but each is a potent threat to stability.
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India's push for UN Security Council reforms suffers setback

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
G4 groups+ of Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan, lamented that the UN had not been able to push forward and achieve success in implementing the long-pending reform of the 15-nation powerful Council.
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Narsingh can replace Rana after NADA nod: IOA

Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎
Rana has been nominated by Wrestling Federation of India for the 74kg freestyle quota place after Narsingh tested positive for a banned steroid.
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Wildlife workers rescue six baby rhinos from flooding in India

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Wildlife workers have rescued a group of rhino calves at risk of being washed away by flood waters that have swamped a national park in northeastern India. Monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Assam state and forced about 1.2 million people ...
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India needs transformational, not incremental change: PM to NITI-Aayog

Times of India - ‎4 hours ago‎
Modi also spoke of the need to improve the utilization of India's resources. "We need to make an exhaustive list of untapped natural resources, the potential of which we could fully exploit.
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Indian state steps up hunt for mythical glow-in-the dark plant

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
India's 5,000-year-old medicine system Ayurveda, which uses herbs to cure ailments, has been revived under Narendra Modi's government.
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India sends elite commandos to guard billionaire's wife; outrage ensues

Washington Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Imagine, if you will, the kind of outcry that would occur in the United States if the government sent a Secret Service detail to protect Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates.