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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 [...]

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Dies at 85

April 4, 2013, 8:28 am

Oscar winner dies: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s 85 years of life were spread across three continents. Known for her screenplay adaptions of great literary works (she won Academy [...]

Two Marines Caught in Indian–Italian Tug of War

April 3, 2013, 7:44 pm

A diplomatic tug of war between India and Italy has two Italian marines in the middle. Having accidentally killed two fishermen, mistaking them for pirates, the sailors face [...]

Drug Decision Puts Pharmaceuticals in a Quandary

April 3, 2013, 7:10 pm

India’s highest court ruled this week that Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG cannot patent its cancer drug Glivec, allowing drug-makers in India the freedom to continue [...]

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 [...]

India’s Agriculture on the Brink

March 31, 2013, 3:19 am

India has become an agricultural food exporter, but government policy may soon sabotage this.

Indian Holi Festival: Colors Celebrate Spring’s Arrival

March 29, 2013, 2:52 pm

Indians celebrated the spring festival of colors, Holi, on Wednesday across the country. People paint traditional bright, powder colors on each others’ faces, dance, and have [...]

Pepper Spray Now Cheaper in New Delhi

March 27, 2013, 9:05 pm

Attacks on women in India are becoming more frequent, leading the New Delhi government to take the tax off pepper spray in the city so low-income women can better afford the [...]


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