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Startup Village in India Shows Path for Indian Innovation

Youngsters interact with a mentor in in one of India’s first Startup Villages in Kochi, Kerala on Feb., 16, 2013. On July 10, the Indian government announced more funding for entrepreneurship in the country. (Courtesy: Startup Village)
Youngsters interact with a mentor in in one of India’s first Startup Villages in Kochi, Kerala on Feb., 16, 2013. On July 10, the Indian government announced more funding for entrepreneurship in the country. (Courtesy: Startup Village)

KOCHI, India—Jofin Joseph started a venture while in college in India, and got a taste of success. After proving to his family that he could...




  • Tincy Thomar, a nurse from Kerala along with her ailing mother at their home in Koratty, Kerala State, India, on July 7, 2014. Tincy returned along with 46 nurses after being freed by ISIS militants from Tikrit, Iraq. Tincy economically supports her family and is looking for jobs abroad as the jobs at home don’t pay adequate salaries. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Nurses Survive Iraq Insurgency

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  • An Indian street child lies on a puddle of water along a road in New Delhi on June 16, 2013. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indians Balk at $33 Million Statue in New Budget

    NEW DELHI— In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India’s new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees ($33 million)... Read more

  • This picture taken 23 May, 2007, shows an Indian pedestrians walking past a generator running outside a collonade of shops in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

    Build Smart From the Start: Making the Business Case for Energy-Saving Construction in India

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  • Family members of Indian nurses who had been stranded in territory held by Islamic militants in Iraq await their arrival at the airport in Kochi, India, Saturday, July 5, 2014. News reports say that more than 40 Indian nurses have returned home in Kochi in southern India, aboard a special flight. About 10,000 Indians work and live in Iraq, but only about 100 are in violent, insecure areas. (AP Photo)

    46 Indian Nurses Stranded in Iraq Return Home

    NEW DELHI— Dozens of Indian nurses stranded in territory held by Islamic extremists in Iraq returned home to southern India on Saturday aboard a special... Read more

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    China Considers Rail Link Through Disputed Indo-Pakistani Territory

    NEW DELHI—The Chinese regime has commissioned a preliminary research study for building a controversial international rail link. It would connect China’s Xinjiang region to Gwadar... Read more

  • A NGO worker interacts with a farmer teaching him how to use, LifeLine Agri, a mobile phone based application used to connect farmers to a group of knowledge workers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India has more than 800 million mobile phone subscriptions and the country is set to reap the benefits of information technology in farming. (Courtesy One World Foundation)

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third left, with his cabinet colleagues and officials arrives at the Indian Parliament House in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Modi on Wednesday attends his first Parliament session after leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory in the 2014 Indian general elections. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    India Complains About Alleged US Surveillance

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  • In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photograph, India’s National Disaster Response Force personnel stand around a man, left, they rescued from beneath the debris of a building that collapsed Saturday on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Rescuers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building on Tuesday, three days after it toppled and killed dozens of people in southern India, officials said. (AP Photo)

    Death Toll Rises to 42 in India Building Collapse

    NEW DELHI—Rescuers in India pulled another 13 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed building on Wednesday, bringing to 42 the death toll since the... Read more

  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India. (Sandeepachetan.com)

    10 Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should Be in India

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  • Indian rescuers gesture for an excavator to stop as they try to retrieve the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 28, 2014. A dilapidated building collapsed in the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 26 people as rescuers searched for others believed to be trapped. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    India Building Collapse Kills at Least 26, More Than 100 Trapped, 5 Arrested (+Video)

      NEW DELHI—Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed... Read more

  • Rescue workers clear debris at the site of a building collapse in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2014. A dilapidated building collapsed in the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least seven people as rescuers searched for others believed to be trapped. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    2 Buildings Collapse in India, at Least 12 Dead

    NEW DELHI—A dilapidated building and another under construction collapsed in India on Saturday, killing at least 12 people as rescuers searched for dozens of others... Read more

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    Indian Toilet-Cleaners Break Free From Centuries-Old Caste

    ALWAR, India—In a small city in India’s north, a community of illiterate women have broken free from the profession they were born into: cleaning rich... Read more

  • People gather around a passenger train that derailed near Chhapra town in Bihar, India, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, killing at least four people and injuring eight others, officials said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. (AP Photo)

    Two India Trains Derail, Sabotage Suspected

    PATNA, India—Two trains derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing at least four people, and authorities were investigating whether Maoist rebels were responsible, officials said... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York. In America, Bharara has been on the cover of Time magazine and has earned praise for his tough language toward corruption on Wall Street and Main Street and in the hallways of elected officeholders. But his prosecution of an Indian diplomat has drawn scorn in his birthplace, with one commentator even questioning if he took up the case “to serve his white masters.” Bharara has received such criticism for years for his prosecutions of South Asian- and Indian-born Wall Street traders.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Top NY Attorney Sees Humor in Criticism From India

    NEW YORK— U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has made the cover of Time magazine and won praise for tough talk about corruption on Wall Street. But... Read more

  • An Indian street child lies on a puddle of water along a road in New Delhi on June 16, 2013. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

    Disaster-Struck Indian Himalaya Region Braces for Monsoon Season

    NEW DELHI—In June last year, monsoon floodwaters in the Indian Himalayan region swept entire houses off their foundations, washing them downstream. NGOs said a lack... Read more

  • India Cracking Down on Foreign-funded Charities

    NEW DELHI— India is cracking down on foreign-funded charities after receiving an internal report alleging they are costing the country up to 3 percent of... Read more


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