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There’s a new Gandhi in town: India’s most famous dynasty produces another politician

NEW DELHI — A daughter of India’s most famous dynasty jumped into the political arena on Wednesday, shaking up the race to lead the world’s largest democracy ahead of elections set for later in the spring.

WASHINGTON POST

One of India’s most celebrated woman bankers is booked in a $242 million fraud case

The nepotism scandal at India’s ICICI Bank, which brought to pass the downfall of its celebrated former chieftain Chanda Kochhar, just got murkier. Not only has the former CEO of India’s second-largest private lender been pulled deeper into the scandal, but more high-profile names have also been dra

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What The U.S. Can Learn From India's Emergency Response System

Minutes and sometimes seconds can often mean the difference between life and death. Knowing that, India took on the herculean task of transforming their fragmented and unreliable emergency response system into a groundbreaking one that is now the largest and the most effective in the world. In doing

FORBES

India’s smartphone market grew by 10% in 2018, bucking global slowdown

As smartphone shipments drop globally and in most individual markets, including the U.S. and China, at least one region is reporting an unusual, growing appetite for handsets: India.

VENTUREBEAT

There’s no stopping fake news in India when the prime minister’s own app spreads it

India’s raging fake news menace has reportedly led to dozens of mob-lynchings over the past few years, besides muddying the country’s politics and turning the heat on popular social media platforms and messaging apps.

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India relocates crocodiles at world's tallest statue in Gujarat

Indian officials have begun relocating some 300 crocodiles from a reservoir next to the world's tallest statue to allow a seaplane service for visitors. The animals, some around 3m (9ft) long, are being lured into metal cages and sent elsewhere in the western state of Gujarat.

BBC

A massive Chinese phone company that outsmarted Apple in China and India is now heading to the West

Oppo is largely unknown in the West, but it has teased an official UK launch on Tuesday. It's part of a family of other massive smartphone brands such as Vivo and OnePlus. Oppo will find it tough to break in to the UK market, but it does have a reputation for adding cool new features to its smartpho

BUSINESS INSIDER

Woman who defied Indian temple ban 'shunned' by family

A woman who defied violent protests to worship at a centuries-old south Indian shrine that banned females of “menstruating age” has been spurned by her family, attacked by relatives and locked out of her home.

THE GUARDIAN

Priyanka Gandhi launches political career ahead of key India polls

Priyanka Gandhi, the charismatic sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, has formally joined politics months ahead of general elections in India. Ms Gandhi has been appointed the party general secretary for the crucial northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

BBC

Study: Superbug genes from India found in Arctic

(CNN)Genes detected in antibiotic-resistant superbugs in the High Arctic originated in India, a new study finds. A total of 131 genes associated with resistance to antibiotics were discovered by a team of scientists, with one of the genes first found in New Delhi in 2008.

CNN

Apple's Flagship iPhones Could Soon Be Produced in India

Apple’s top iPhones could see their production moved from China to India soon, according to a new report. The tech giant’s top iPhone assembler, Foxconn, is examining whether a move to manufacturing iPhones and other popular products in India would make more sense, The Wall Street Journal is reporti

FORTUNE

India is Building a Deadly Force of Nuclear-Missile Submarines

On November 4, 2018, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the Arihant, the Indian Navy’s first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, completed her first deterrence patrol. The Arihant, which means “Slayer of Enemies” in Sanskrit, uses a uranium-fueled pressurized light-water re

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG

WhatsApp tightens limit on the number of people you can share messages with

New Delhi (CNN Business)WhatsApp is imposing stricter limits on how widely its users can share messages in a bid to crack down on the spread of false information. Following a six-month experiment in India, the messaging platform announced on Monday that it will restrict users globally to forwarding

CNN

How the British did everything to keep Indians away from the civil services—yet failed

Civilian administration had always remained in Indian hands, even under the Mughals, as part of a deliberate policy of assimilation. But the British saw themselves as a superior race and, seeking to impose colonial rule for commercial gain, considered it necessary to man their administration at all

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India’s Adani Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Park

One of India’s leading renewable energy power generation companies, Adani Green Energy, has announced plans to set up the world’s largest solar-wind hybrid park in the country’s western state of Gujarat.

CLEANTECHNICA

Lions maul man to death after he scales 25-foot wall, enters enclosure at Indian zoo: report

A man in India was mauled to death by at least two lions at a zoo in Zirakpur, according to a report. The man, who has not been identified, reportedly scaled a more than 25-foot wall at the Chhatbir Zoo on Sunday afternoon. He was attacked by two Asiatic lions “as soon as he crossed over,” The Times

FOX NEWS

India’s billionaires added $308 million a day to their wealth in 2018

To debunk trickle-down economics, one only has to look at the skewed distribution of wealth in India. Riches are not exactly percolating from the prosperous to the poor—if anything the gap between them is only widening, according to a new report released today (Jan. 21) by Oxfam, the UK-based nonpro

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India Women's National Team: Eves record massive 5-2 victory against Hong Kong

Hong Kong were defeated 2-5 by India in the first of two international women's friendlies in Hong Kong on Monday. Dangmei Grace (6', 22'), Sanju Yadav (45'), Sumithra Kamaraj (82') and Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi (83') pumped in the goals for India. Cheung Wai Ki (17’) and Chung Pui Ki (70') found th

GOAL.COM

Mukesh Ambani wants to be India’s first internet tycoon

FOR A GLIMPSE of how the internet is taking hold in India, catch one of Mumbai’s double-decker buses. Even at rush hour, when people pack so tightly into the ancient vehicles that it is difficult for the conductors to collect fares, and stragglers hang out of the open door, commuters still find spac

THE ECONOMIST

India Replaces Japan To Become Second-Largest Crude Steel Producer

India has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest steel producing country, while China is the largest producer of crude steel, accounting for more than 51 percent of production, according to World Steel Association.

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