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India clamps down on social media

India clamps down on social media | India news | Scoop.it

Indian authorities have cracked down on social networking sites following unrest and an exodus of migrant workers fearing revenge attacks.

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Anita Ahuja : Stylist of recycled plastic bags

Anita Ahuja, an indian stylist, recycles plastic bags, turns them into fashionable products and provides employment for ragpickers in New-Delhi. 

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Indians use cellphones to plug holes in governance

Indians use cellphones to plug holes in governance | India news | Scoop.it
A simple text-messaging program is providing a more direct line of communication between villagers and the government.
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Delhi’s First Photography Festival

Delhi’s First Photography Festival | India news | Scoop.it

It was late coming, but it’s finally here: India now has its own major photography festival.

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Rahul attends Bhutan royal couple's reception

Rahul attends Bhutan royal couple's reception | India news | Scoop.it

Two days after their fairy tale wedding, King Jigme Khesar Nagyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema were on Saturday accorded a ceremonial reception by the Royal Bhutan Army on their first visit post-marriage to the seat of government in Thimpu, an event where Rahul Gandhi was the only guest.

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PM meets policymakers on tackling inflation

PM meets policymakers on tackling inflation | India news | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is holding a meeting of top policymakers on Saturday, seeking ways to curb inflation which has been hovering close to double-digits for almost nine months in spite of successive rate hikes by the central bank.

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Sikkim earthquake: Scores of bodies found in rubble

Sikkim earthquake: Scores of bodies found in rubble | India news | Scoop.it
MANGAN/GANGTOK: A grimmer picture of devastation in quake-hit Sikkim emerged on Tuesday as soldiers blasted boulders blocking hill roads and reached isolated areas like Mangan, 65km from Gangtok.
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Kashmir voices: 'We are angry'

Kashmir voices: 'We are angry' | India news | Scoop.it
People in Indian-administered Kashmir voice their growing resentment over Indian rule in Kashmir.
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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits India, several dead

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits India, several dead | India news | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit a remote Himalayan region in northern India on Sunday evening, killing at least four people and five in neighboring Nepal as well as damaging buildings and blocking roads, officials said.
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Flooding in eastern India leaves dozens dead - The Associated Press

Flooding in eastern India leaves dozens dead - The Associated Press | India news | Scoop.it
The HinduFlooding in eastern India leaves dozens deadThe Associated PressKOLKATA, India (AP) — Dozens of people have died and tens of thousands have been displaced in India's West Bengal state due to heavy rains that have overwhelmed rivers and...
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India's Online Community Speaks Up In Support Of Hazare | WATBlog ...

India's Online Community Speaks Up In Support Of Hazare | WATBlog ... | India news | Scoop.it
Earlier, the #JanLokPal campaign on Social Media had stirred India's netizens on Twitter and Facebook and now, Anna Hazare has done it again. The.
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Indian government locked in standoff with anti-corruption activist - Los Angeles Times

Indian government locked in standoff with anti-corruption activist - Los Angeles Times | India news | Scoop.it
CTV.caIndian government locked in standoff with anti-corruption activistLos Angeles TimesTens of thousands of Hazare's supporters stage demonstrations across India, giving India's ruling Congress party one of its biggest political crises in years.
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Budget tablets gaining popularity in India

Budget tablets gaining popularity in India | India news | Scoop.it

The Tablet PC market in India is dominated by the likes of global IT giants Apple and Samsung. However, homegrown tablet makers from Noida are creating waves with their affordable products grabbing their share in the pie bit by bit.

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Mariages en Inde : Une demande en or toujours plus importante

Mariages en Inde : Une demande en or toujours plus importante | India news | Scoop.it

L’Inde a toujours entretenu une relation particulière avec l’or. Le métal jaune fait réellement partie intégrante de la culture indienne. Cette relation quasi passionnelle qui lie l’Inde à l’or est d’autant plus vive en cette période de fin d’année, saison des mariages et de la Fête des Lumières de Diwali, qui correspond au nouvel an indien. Nous verrons que la demande indienne en or n’a pas faibli cette année, malgré la hausse des prix de l’or.


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Bindeshwar Pathak : Defender of the untouchables

Meet Dr Pathak, the man behind one of the most amazing success stories of social entrepreneurship in India. Thanks to Sulabh sanitation, he managed to reliev...
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Dumping garbage in drains can land you in jail

Dumping garbage in drains can land you in jail | India news | Scoop.it

The next time you carelessly throw garbage into the open drains near your home or even illegally plug into a running public water connection - be ready to pay a hefty fine. And if you are identified as a repeat offender, you could even spend a day or two behind bars.

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Striking workers vacate Maruti's Manesar plant

Striking workers vacate Maruti's Manesar plant | India news | Scoop.it

Workers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, who occupied the plant last few days, on Friday came out of the premises as Haryana Police started evicting them while production at the automobile giant's other plant in Gurgaon came to a halt for want of components amid labour unrest.

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Drugs firm GSK "eyes India acquisitions" - Channel NewsAsia

Drugs firm GSK "eyes India acquisitions" - Channel NewsAsia | India news | Scoop.it

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is in the market to buy assets in India at a total cost of up to $2.0 billion (1.5 billion euros), its chief executive said in an interview published on Monday.

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Apple Cedes Surging India Smartphone Market to Nokia-RIM: Tech - Businessweek

Apple Inc., the world’s largest smartphone maker, is having trouble selling iPhones in India, a market with 602 million active subscribers.

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Now, Mayawati demands quota for poor in upper castes - The Times of India

A day after demanding reservation for Muslims in govt jobs and educational institutions, Mayawati shot off a letter to the PM seeking quota for poor upper castes.
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Without black money, India can be $9 tn economy | Firstpost

Without black money, India can be $9 tn economy | Firstpost | India news | Scoop.it
Indian economy could have been the second-largest in the world without the black money. Per capita income could have been seven times larger; India would then have been a middle-income country and not one of the ...
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Rights violation: Over 2000 found buried in Kashmir's unmarked graves - The Express Tribune

Rights violation: Over 2000 found buried in Kashmir's unmarked graves - The Express Tribune | India news | Scoop.it
Reuters AfricaRights violation: Over 2000 found buried in Kashmir's unmarked gravesThe Express TribuneBy Agencies India's rights commission calls for DNA profiling to match unidentified bodies with relatives.
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Mobile drives India PC market - ZDNet Asia

Mobile drives India PC market - ZDNet Asia | India news | Scoop.it
Moneycontrol.comMobile drives India PC marketZDNet AsiaPortable PC segment in India grows 17 percent year-over-year in second quarter of 2011 while overall market sees "slower consumer demand", according to Gartner.
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Yahoo! India Launches Movieplex — Watch Bollywood Films for Free ...

Yahoo! India Launches Movieplex — Watch Bollywood Films for Free ... | India news | Scoop.it
Yahoo! India plans to collaborate with movie production houses to bring thousands of local Bollywood movies online to users for a piracy-free, guaranteeing quality entertainment. Advertisers will have the opportunity to ...
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