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Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia closes Indian parliament

Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia closes Indian parliament | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ministers condemn Siberian calls for ban on Hindu holy book as Hare Krishna followers protest outside Russian consulate...
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Has India reached the limits to economic reforms?

The government of India’s decision to roll back legislation that would allow FDI in multi-brand retail is ill-advised. However, in the grand scheme of things it is but a hiatus that at worst merely derails the momentum of reforms.

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India, US pledge to stay for long-haul in Afghanistan

India, US pledge to stay for long-haul in Afghanistan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The goal is to leave behind an Afghan government strong enough to escape the fate of its Soviet-era predecessor, which collapsed in 1992 in a civil war.
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Four new Indian states proposed

Four new Indian states proposed | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state proposes the division of the populous and politically influential state into four parts.
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Is India's poverty line of 65 US cents a day fair?

Is India's poverty line of 65 US cents a day fair? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two young Indians see what it is like to live on 32 rupees, or 65 US cents, a day - the Indian Planning Commission's recently recommended poverty line.
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Vietnam, Myanmar foster ties with India, illustrating the art of balancing relations with great powers

The presidents of Vietnam and Myanmar visit New Delhi to strengthen cooperation with India. Kenya launches military operations against al-Shabab in Somalia following the kidnapping of aid workers. The US sends advisors to help fight the Lord's Resistance Army, and a recent poll reveals the Afghan population's perception of the situation in its country. All this in today's security briefing.

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India and China, the new Great Game

India and China, the new Great Game | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tensions are rising between the two giant Asian neighbours in what looks increasingly like a new great game - with the US and other powers upping their stakes, says the BBC's Andrew North.
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India urges screening of internet

India urges screening of internet | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
India asks social networking sites and internet companies to screen and remove content that is defamatory to religious and political leaders.
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On corruption, ombudsmen, and theatrics

Team Anna’s anti-corruption drive is more likely to reinforce an anti-Congress sentiment among the people of India than an anti-corruption stance

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China's Century — or India's?

China's Century — or India's? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
I saw the Indian hit movie 3 Idiots recently in an unusual location: a cineplex in Hong Kong. Very rarely do Bollywood flicks make the city's commercial circuit — the conventional wisdom holds...
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War-Gaming: Study Contemplates Conflict Between India and China - Global Spin

War-Gaming: Study Contemplates Conflict Between India and China - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons why China and India won't go to war. The two Asian giants hope to reach $100 billion in annual bilateral trade by 2015. Peace and stability are watchwords for both nations' rise on the world stage.
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Ramayana: An 'epic' controversy - Is India's freedom of expression again under attack?

Ramayana: An 'epic' controversy - Is India's freedom of expression again under attack? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

"How many Ramayanas? Three hundred? Three thousand? At the end of some Ramayanas, a question is sometimes asked: How many Ramayanas have there been?" wondered the late poet and scholar AK Ramanujan of the Indian epic in a compelling essay he wrote for a University of Pittsburgh conference in 1987.

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