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India Slaps Pakistani Goods With 200 Percent Import Duty After Kashmir Attack

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India has imposed a 200-percent customs duty on goods imported from Pakistan due to a withdrawal of the most favored nation status from the country after the deadly terror attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir earlier in the...
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Biryani Stories: In Search Of The Origin Of Biryani

Chicken Biryani from the streets of Hyderabad, India. Image via Wikimedia Commons by FoodPlate. CC: BY -SA 4..0 This is the second article of our series, “Biryani Stories”, which looks at the common culinary culture in South Asian countries. In...

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India Faces Economic Woes Amid Rising Trade Deficits, Higher Tax Costs

India's government said that the nation's trade deficit widened last month amid an increase in imports and the mounting fiscal and structural challenges facing the country's exporters, while international trade tensions appear to have come at the...
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Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s Latest Cohort Too Big?

Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but...
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A Short Trip To India Showed Me Just How Badly Apple Is Screwing Up In The World's Biggest Democracy

Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn't have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly...

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Watch Shocking Video Of Two-headed Calf Allegedly Born In India

In less than three months several cases of calves with the mutation have taken place in the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal, according to media reports showing unusual videos.
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India Vs. Pakistan: Who Wins In A War (and How Many Millions Could Die)?

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia It could be brutal.  For its part, the Indian army plans to immediately take the offensive under a doctrine called “Cold Start.” Cold Start envisions rapid mobilization followed by a major offensive into Pakistan...
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Quadriga Ceo Said Back In 2014 He Kept Crypto Wallet Keys In Safety Deposit Box

Since the Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX filed for bankruptcy protection last month after claiming that its founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten took the private keys to the exchange's cold-storage wallets to his grave after dying suddenly in Jaipur,...
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Priyanka Chopra Trolled For 'hate Is Never The Answer' Tweet On Terror Attack

The Indian actress who has carved a niche in Hollywood was commenting on the sentiment of revenge among Indians after a Pakistan-based terror outfit claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly suicide car bombing in India's Pulwama district that...
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The Growing Entente Between India And Japan

Thomas F. Lynch Security, Asia The Indo-Japanese strategic and defense relationship exhibits the most regional potential toward growing enhanced capacity and capability in support of long-term and enduring U.S. economic, humanitarian and security...
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10 Friday Am Reads

My end of week morning train reads: • Will India Outrun Cocky China? The subcontinent has the best economic growth, but the world’s No. 2 economy sports a big lead. (CIO) • Do Investors Care At All About Audits Anymore? (ReTheAuditors)...
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Billions Dead: That's What Could Happen If India And Pakistan Wage A Nuclear War

Zachary Keck Security, Asia This is the real nuclear crisis the world is missing.  Armed with what they believe is reasonable intelligence about the locations of Pakistan’s strategic forces, highly accurate missiles and MIRVs to target them,...
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Electronic Waste Is Recycled In Appalling Conditions In India

The world produces 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) per year, according to a recent UN report, but only 20% is formally recycled. Much of the rest ends up in landfill, or is recycled informally in developing nations.

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India’s Modi: ‘terrorists Will Pay’ For Kashmir Bombing

Speaking Friday about the car bombing in Indian Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “terrorists and their patrons have committed a big mistake and will pay a big price for this.” At least 41 paramilitary soldiers were killed...
Related topics: Narendra Modi, Terrorism

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India Withdraws 'most Favoured Nation' Status From Pakistan After Terror Attack

India has withdrawn Most Favoured Nation status from Pakistan after a terrorist attack on a security personnel convoy killing 37 in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The decision was taken on Friday morning in a high-level meeting of the...
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Two Arrested For Rape And Murder Of Minor Girl In India – Reports

The girl went missing on 4 February on her journey home from classes. On Monday, her bag and footwear were found in a bush near a coffee plantation estate, prompting police to question labourers working there. The violent nature of the crime has...
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Kartikeya Sharma India’s Youngest Media Entrepreneur

There is a lot to say about Kartikeya Sharma. But one of the main things he is famous for is for being the founder of one of the most popular news companies in India, iTV Network.

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Ice Halts Force-feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.
Related topics: Protests

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Here’s Why Hindu Nationalists Aspire To Israel’s “ethnic Democracy”

India’s Hindu nationalists and the Israeli right have a remarkable mutual affinity. Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Narendra Modi to Israel in 2017 with these words: “Prime minister Modi, we have been waiting for you for a long time, almost 70 years...
Related topics: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Narendra Modi

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After 25 Years, India’s Oldest Private Airline May Slip Out Of Its Founder’s Hands

The moment of truth may have finally arrived for Naresh Goyal. The founder and promoter of India’s oldest private carrier, Jet Airways, may be on the verge of ceding his majority stake in the airline he has captained for over 25 years. In a...

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