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Italy claims UN Arbitration court rules in its favour in marines case, India disagrees

The Indian Express - ‎28 minutes ago‎
italy, united nations, india, india italian marine case, un court india italian The statement was based on an Italian wire service report that the UN tribunal has ruled in favour of Girone.
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India's Himalayas are on fire due to high temperatures and low rains

Mashable - ‎12 hours ago‎
According to India's environment minister Prakash Javadekar, 70% of the blazes had been doused by May 2 and their numbers reduced from 1,200 to 60.
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India and Pakistan Replace Conflict With Cooperation

STRATFOR - ‎7 hours ago‎
India and Pakistan have long had a troubled relationship, but over the past few months, a hint of cooperation has begun to emerge from the conflict.

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
When an Indian university student leader charged with "sedition" chanted slogans about "freedom", it struck a chord in the country - literally.

There are just 18359 (taxpaying) crorepatis in India

The Indian Express - ‎2 hours ago‎
There are just 18,359 (taxpaying) crorepatis in India. Consumption and spending data for the year, especially of luxury products, shows how deceptive these numbers may be and blows holes in the government's official estimate of the number of taxpayers.
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Armed guards at India's dams as drought grips country

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Desperate farmers from a neighbouring state regularly attempt to steal water from the Barighat dam, forcing authorities in central Madhya Pradesh to protect it with armed guards to ensure supplies.
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AgustaWestland: The helicopter scam that's unsettling India's political class

Quartz - ‎17 hours ago‎
On Monday (May 02), Shashindra Pal Tyagi, the former chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), was questioned by government investigators over alleged kickbacks in a Rs3,600-crore ($542 million) helicopter deal that is sending shockwaves through India's ...
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Intolerance in India rose in 2015, says USCIRF

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Religious freedom in India was on a "negative trajectory" in 2015 as religious tolerance "deteriorated" and religious freedom violations "increased", alleged US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its 2016 annual report.

Trainset project: Setback to Railways Make-in-India programme

Economic Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Railways' ambitious Rs 2500 crore trainset project, a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, suffered a major setback with none of the shortlisted bidders filing tenders. Today was the last day for submitting the ...
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On Close Inspection, India's Sharp Growth Picture Gets Fuzzy

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 1, 2016‎
KOLKATA—India's economy expanded by 7.3% last year, outpacing every other major nation, including China, for the first time in nearly two decades.
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With Chinese Submarines Spotted Near Andamans, India Turns To US

NDTV - ‎19 hours ago‎
Indian naval officials say Chinese submarines have been sighted on an average four times every three months. Some are seen near India's Andamans and Nicobar islands that lie near the Malacca Straits, the entry to the South China Sea through which more ...
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Indian Teen Shoots Himself In Head With Dad's Gun While Taking Selfie

Huffington Post Canada - ‎10 hours ago‎
A teen in India has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie. Ramandeep Singh, 15, died in a Ludhiana hospital Sunday after the Friday night incident, according to The Indian Express. Singh was pointing the .32 bore ...

India's coal efficiency drive risks ire of powerful unions

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI, May 3 Plans by India's coal monopoly to buy billions of dollars of new machinery and outsource work are facing resistance from powerful unions worried about job losses, in a potential blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise to bring ...
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5-day week for Tata Starbucks baristas

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
MUMBAI: Baristas at Tata Starbucks will now have a five-day week schedule, making the coffee chain operator perhaps the first to incorporate such office-like structure in the Indian cafe industry. This shows that the industry is gearing up to break ...
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Exclusive: India to revoke compulsory sugar export order - officials

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
The El Nino weather phenomenon, which brings dry conditions to many regions, has stoked the worst drought in decades in some parts of India, with thousands of small-scale sugar cane growers in Maharashtra state failing to cultivate crops for the next ...

Greening India's Financial Markets: A Role for Green Bonds and Green Banks

Natural Resources Defense Council - ‎4 hours ago‎
The two interim reports are a part of the NRDC-CEEW India Clean Energy Finance Series, which strives to highlight through research locally applicable solutions for scaling up clean energy markets in India. The first report in the series with a ...

Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎12 hours ago‎
ROME -- An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration, the Italian foreign ministry said ...
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Jonty Rhodes performs puja for daughter India in Mumbai

The Indian Express - ‎17 hours ago‎
In the country for the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians' fielding coach Jonty Rhodes performed puja for his daughter India Jeanne Rhodes at Pejawar Mutt in Santacruz, Mumbai. Draped in traditional Indian attire for visiting a temple, Rhodes was ...

Morning News Call - India, May 2

Reuters - ‎21 hours ago‎
To access the newsletter, click on the link: here FACTORS TO WATCH 11:00 am: Parliament session continues in New Delhi. 5:00 pm: Government to release March infrastructure output data in New Delhi.
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Controversial tycoon Vijay Mallya resigns from Indian parliament

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Vijay Mallya, the controversial tycoon, resigned from India's parliament on Monday, a day before the legislature planned to expel him for failing to repay an estimated $1.4bn in debts following the 2012 collapse of his Kingfisher Airlines.