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Ford Ad Controversy: Company Issues Apology, Executive Resigns

April 5, 2013, 1:10 pm

Ford ad controversy: Over the past few weeks, Ford ads showing women tied up in the back of a Ford Figo generated controversy. It forced an ad executive to resign, while some [...]

Reminiscent Tales of Indian Lotus Flower

April 5, 2013, 1:04 pm

The Indian national flower, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), profoundly inspires the country’s ancient and modern culture, art, and literary richness.

New Anti-Rape Law Enforced in India

April 5, 2013, 2:43 am

President Pranab Mukerjee approved India’s new anti-rape bill on Tuesday, which provides for life term and death sentences for offenders, besides strict punishment for [...]

Lollipop Hoax: Man Who Chewed Lollipop Sculptures Likely Marketing Ploy

April 4, 2013, 8:51 pm

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Pakistani Youth Disenchanted With Democracy

April 3, 2013, 12:19 pm

Pakistani elections: A large portion of Pakistani youth have more faith in Islamic law or military rule than in democracy, shows a survey released only weeks before historic [...]

UN Approves Arms Trade Treaty, India Abstains

April 3, 2013, 11:55 am

India abstained from the first global arms trade treaty (ATT) at United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, protesting that the draft is more like a tool in the hands of [...]

India’s Digital Switch-Over Begins

April 2, 2013, 11:44 pm

Millions of television sets without set-top boxes went blank in India as the digitization deadline expired on Monday. The objective of the digitization is to bring [...]

Russian Troops to Afghanistan? Russia May Set Up Maintenance Bases

April 1, 2013, 5:54 pm

Russian troops to Afghanistan? More than 20 years after Russia formally pulled out of Afghanistan after the Soviet Union occupied the country throughout the 1980s, there is [...]

Afghan Villagers Flee Their Homes, Blame US Drones

March 28, 2013, 12:22 pm

Afghan villagers are being affected by Predator drones, or benghai (“buzzing of flies” in Pashto).

Bollywood Star Prison: Sanjay Dutt Says He’ll Serve Term

March 28, 2013, 11:08 am

Bollywood star prison sentence: Sanjay Dutt, a star of numerous Bollywood films, will serve a prison term for a weapons conviction in 1993.


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