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Kolkata: Leading India’s Surrogacy Boom

They don’t mind the bad roads. The stench. Or the chaos on the streets. Childless couples are coming to Kolkata from all over the world in search of the joy of parenthood. The city’s fertility clinics have been visited by at least 50 patients on average every month for the …

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India hikes import tax on Gold to record 10%

India hiked import duty on gold to a record 10% and also raised excise duty on the metal, after Indians bought more in July despite attempts to strangle supply and curb demand as the government tries to rein in the weakening rupee and increased spending in dollars. Gold is India’s …

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Satyajit Ray: India’s Visionary Polymath

Satyajit Ray was a visionary genius, a polymath who wasn’t just one of history’s greatest filmmakers but also an exceptionally talented writer, illustrator, orator and composer. He was, arguably, the most influential auteur of post-colonial India, whose greatest achievement was to marry his mastery of the camera with a profound …

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Aviva Plc becomes latest insurer to pull out of India

British insurance giant Aviva Plc is planning to pull out of its Indian insurance joint venture as the company withdraws from less-profitable markets, Reuters reports. Aviva is in the process of advisors to find a buyer for its 26% stake in Aviva Life, a joint venture with India’s Dabur Group. …

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India relaxes investment rules in retail sector

The Indian government has relaxed investment rules for the country’s retail sector paving the way for foreign chains like Tesco and Walmart to formally enter the booming market. Foreign companies have been keen to enter India’s $500 billion retail market since the country allowed foreign investment in its supermarket sector …

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Donald Trump announces first real-estate venture in India

Extravagantly bouffant-ed American real estate tycoon and TV star Donald Trump his first Indian venture, a luxury residential complex in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra state and one of the fastest-growing metros in the country. The 22-story, twin towers will reportedly house just 44 luxurious apartments, or condominiums …

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