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Zuckerberg urges free Internet in India

NEW DELHI, Dec 28, (AFP): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urged India Monday to approve a controversial plan that would provide a free Internet service to the poor, his latest bid amid an escalating row with authorities. The head of the social network tried to drum up support for the Free …

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India win big against South Africa – Ashwin, hosts complete 3-0 victory in 4-match series

NEW DELHI, Dec 7, (AP): Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with 5-61 Monday as India scored a comprehensive 337-run win over South Africa in the fourth and final Test to complete a 3-0 victory. Ashwin’s haul included the prize wicket of a defiant A.B. de Villiers as South Africa was bowled …

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PM Modi mocked after floods – State leader heckled for going missing in action

CHENNAI, India, Dec 6, (Agencies): One of India’s most powerful politicians, a former movie star called “Amma” or “Mother” by her followers, is being heckled and abused for going missing in action after floods swept the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which she rules. It’s a salutary …

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15 lost sight in botched India cataract surgery

NEW DELHI, Dec 1, (AFP): At least 15 people in northern India have lost the sight in one eye after having “botched” cataract surgery, local officials told AFP Tuesday. The surgeries were performed last week at a mass surgery organised by a charity in Haryana state’s Ambala district, but the …

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‘Boost trade with India, hire more experts to up economy’ – ‘Kuwait must increase investments’

According to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), “Kuwait’s Ambassador to India Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadhi urged increase of trade between India and Kuwait through boosting investments,” (Nov 28, 2015). The context of the Ambassador’s announcement was the “inaugurating the commercial operations of NAPESCO India, a subsidiary of NAPESCO International Petroleum Services Company …

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Ambassador Awadhi calls for increasing India-Kuwait trade

NEW DELHI, Nov 28, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ambassador to India Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadhi urged increase of trade between India and Kuwait through boosting investments. He made the call while inaugurating the commercial operations of NAPESCO India, a subsidiary of NAPESCO International Petroleum Services Company (Kuwait) at Special Economic Zone of Chennai. …

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Ambassador Al-Awadi presents his credentials to Indian president – Sides explore ways of boosting ties

NEW DELHI, Nov 13, (KUNA): Kuwait Ambassador to India Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadi presented his credentials to President of the Indian Republic Pranab Mukherjee, on Friday. Kuwait Embassy in New Delhi said in a statement to KUNA that the ceremony was held in the Presidential Palace in the capital New Delhi. …

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Intolerance attacks alarm intellectuals – Secularism enshrined in its constitution

NEW DELHI, Oct 31, (AP): First writers then artists, followed by filmmakers, historians and scientists. The chorus of Indian intellectuals protesting religious bigotry and communal violence grows louder by the week with a single message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: protect India’s tradition of secularism and diversity. Those protesting are …

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2 kids burned alive, 4 held – Clashes erupt over beef killing

BALLABHGARH, India, Oct 21, (RTRS): Police in northern India have arrested four men over allegations that they burnt alive two low-caste children, an official said on Wednesday, a case that triggered a street protest and drew condemnation from an opposition leader. Authorities ruled out caste violence as a motive for …

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India, US hold naval exercise with Japan; Philippines slams Chinese lighthouses

MANILA, Oct 19, (AFP): The Philippines on Monday strongly criticised two lighthouses China constructed in the disputed South China Sea, charging that they were covert means of enforcing Beijing’s claims to the disputed waters. The angry statement came despite China’s efforts to soothe tensions over its South China Sea claims …

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