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Sushmita Banerjee was daring, outspoken: ‘Escape From Taliban’ director

Kolkata, Sep 6 -- Expressing shock over the killing of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan, filmmaker Ujjwal Chatterjee Friday remembered Banerjee as a "daring" and "outspoken" woman.

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09/06/13
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Is Anna Hazare really ready to back Modi?

Washington -- A reported remark by Indian social activist Anna Hazare has led to speculation whether the apolitical leader is ready to endorse Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi if he leaves the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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09/05/13
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Departure of GOP’s Indian American Rohit Kumar could imperil debt-limit talks

Washington -- The departure of a key "indispensable" Indian-American aide to a Republican Senate leader may imperil talks to limit the national debt and avoid a possible government shut down next month, according to a media report.

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08/10/13
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Indian education: Creating zombies focused on passing exams

By Anil K. Rajvanshi
 
Kavita Burumle (not her real name) spent two years in coaching classes in Kota, Rajasthan, preparing for medical competitive examinations. She comes from a small rural town in Maharashtra and hence stayed in a hostel in Kota.
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08/08/13
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Biden visit: Can India live up to US expectations?

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US Vice President Joseph Biden's recent visit to India (July 22-25) may not have led to any major breakthrough, but provided a valuable opportunity to renew the high-level political contact between the two countries at a time when there is some concern in India that the Obama administration is not paying adequate attention to the bilateral relationship.

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07/30/13
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A ‘Spring Thunder’ that keeps shaking the Indian state

Candle light march at Gateway of India, Mumbai in memory of the those who lost their lives in Chattisgarh in Naxalite attack on May 27
Candle light march at Gateway of India, Mumbai in memory of the those who lost their lives in Chattisgarh in Naxalite attack on May 27
By M.R. Narayan Swamy

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06/18/13
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Has Agra lost the battle to pollution?

Agra, June 4 -- Even after 20 years of judicial activism, major policy pronouncements and projects worth millions of rupees, this Taj city remains pock-marked with mounds of garbage. Air and water pollution threaten the health of people and the world famous monuments that is visited by millions of tourists every year.

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06/04/13
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Tagore’s legacy: Seeking out the man behind the mask

Radha Chakravarty

To reconsider the legacy of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) on his 152nd birth anniversary is to confront a maze of contradictions. What, for instance, inspired a school dropout without a college degree to establish an international university?

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05/31/13
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Four US lawmakers step into Indian political turd

 

By Mayank Chhaya
 
Four US lawmakers, who are among a group of visitors specially chaperoned to meet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, have stepped right on it. By it, I mean political turd. The smell on their shoes may not last long but while it does, it would be fairly foul.
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03/31/13
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Indian Budget 2013-14: How realistic are Chidambaram’s numbers?

By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram proposes to contain the fiscal deficit at 4.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2013-14 despite an aggressive 30 percent surge in plan expenditure and nearly 12 percent increase in overall spending. Experts, however, are sceptical.

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03/03/13
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