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South India temples bar jean-wearing devotees

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and shorts as “inappropriate” for spiritual worship came into effect. In December the Madras High Court ordered temple authorities in Tamil Nadu state to refuse entry …

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India to tighten ‘rules’ for credit cooperatives – Move to protect investors

NEW DELHI, Jan 1, (RTRS): India will crack down on errant financial firms that raise funds, mainly from millions of rural poor customers, through loosely regulated credit cooperative societies, a senior official in the agriculture ministry said. This follows a Reuters investigation that revealed an expansion in fund-raising by embattled …

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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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