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Hearing-impaired Leicester beauty wins Miss India Worldwide

Stunning Leicester beauty Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, the first deaf contestant to win the competition. The 24-year-old from Abbey Lane, Leicester, beat off expat Indian beauties from as far afield as Nigeria and Malaysia to clinch the crown around the world to clinch the …

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India to approve IKEA investment – Report

The Indian government is expected to approve a $1.93 billion investment proposal by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposal will be assessed The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday, 1 May, with one official telling the Journal he was “confident” it will be …

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Samsung to build Galaxy S4 in India as demand soars

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is to begin manufacturing its new flagship Galaxy S4 smart phone in India. A company spokesperson told the Press Trust of India that the new S4 will be built at the company’s plant in Noida, New Delhi, which churns out some 40 million handsets from …

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Ekta Kapoor slams “backward male attitudes” in India

‘The Dirty Picture’ Producer Ekta Kapoor has bemoaned regressive male attitudes in India, saying it is stopping women in their tracks. Kapoor was delivering a speech titled “Sex, Nudity, Dancer Numbers and the Kiss” at the inaugural ‘Cut Uncut’ Film Festival which features unedited versions of Bollywood films which fell …

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India: The Dynasty Must Die

With a crucial general election approaching and the country in disarray, Atul Singh argues it is time for India to confine the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to history. Democracy is more than elections. It requires institutions. It requires rule of law. It has been 63 years since India declared itself a republic. …

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Violence against women in India: We are all guilty

As fresh protests erupt in New Delhi following the brutal kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old girl, Gaurav Bhalla argues that a decline in moral values is as much to blame as abdication of governance for the crimes against women in India. When Damini, a human being and a woman …

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The scandal of India’s “One Month Wives”

Police in Hyderabad have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old girl revealed the scale of Islamic sex tourism in India, where Muslim foreigners are “buying” young girls from their families for sex. The so-called “one month wives” has become an increasing problem in the city whereby wealthy men from the …

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Rahul as PM! Can India Afford the Dynasty?

The Indian National Congress (INC) has devoted a major portion of a draft of its 2014 election strategy paper – leaked to the media this week – to wax lyrical about the leadership qualities of Rahul Gandhi. However, Mayank Singh argues that the promotion of Nehru’s great grandson as future …

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Heads roll at JWT India after “insensitive” Ford advert

The Indian arm of advertising giant JWT has sacked several employees in its offices in Mumbai over a controversial bondage themed advertisement featuring former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The adverts – for Ford Motors India – depicted Mr Berlusconi glancing over three bound and gagged women in the boot …

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