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Indian firm to launch cheapest smartphone

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (AFP): A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is about …

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IDF further strengthens bond of friendship between Kuwait & India: Sheikh Ali Jarrah

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (KUNA): Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Indian Doctors Forum was held at Regency Hotel, late Friday. The event was opened by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, on behalf of His Highness the Amir. …

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France, India ink Rafale deal – Threats won’t stop Paris fighting terror: Hollande

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, (AFP): India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet to reach a deal on financial issues, the leaders of both countries said Monday. French President Francois Hollande said there remained “some financial issues” to …

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V. K. Singh to look after Gulf Indians as ministries merge

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will now on look after all issues related to expatriate Indians in the Gulf, reports the New Indian Express. “All matters relating to Indian nationals in Gulf countries will now be looked after by my colleague Gen V.K. …

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India notches up one billion mobile phone ‘subscribers’ – Data underscores importance of New Delhi’s fast-growing market

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): India notched up its billionth mobile phone subscriber in October, the country’s telecoms regulator said, underscoring the importance of its fast-growing mobile market, the world’s second largest after China. Mobile phone subscriptions have boomed in India in recent years as aggressive cost-cutting by its 12 …

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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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