India

Ten non-EU Financial Centres Authorised to do Business in the EU

BRUSSELS, Dec 16 – The European Union has authorized a batch of countries outside the bloc to offer clearing and trading of securities to EU firms, under a regime that Britain may also have to use after Brexit. The EU’s executive European Commission said on Friday it has granted so-called equivalence to the clearing houses

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Beyond The Scars

Fearless women stand up against acid attacks By Meera Pattni “I saw my dad, I hugged him and his entire shirt got burned, even after twenty buckets of water were poured on me,” says Laxmi Agarwal. Agarwal was attacked with acid in 2005 while she was on her way to Delhi’s Khan Market. The reason? She

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This Week in History: December 14th – December 20th

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  December 16, 1971: Bangladesh Celebrates Victory Day After the British rule ended in the Indian subcontinent in 1947, East Pakistan was declared as part of West Pakistan’s territory, despite the fact that the two regions were separated by more than 1,000 miles of

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Schools Shut, Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Bears Down on South India

CHENNAI, India, Dec 12 – Authorities in India evacuated tens of thousands of people from low-lying areas and closed schools and colleges on Monday, as a cyclone barreled towards the southeastern coast. Cyclone Vardah is moving westwards over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to hit Chennai, the capital of southern Tamil Nadu state,

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Indian Train Crash Kills Two, Renewing Network Safety Fears

NEW DELHI, Dec 7  – A train ran off the tracks in India‘s eastern state of West Bengal, killing at least two people and injuring six, a railways spokesman said on Wednesday, reviving concerns about safety just weeks after a crash that killed about 150 people. India‘s state-run rail system, the world’s fourth-largest and a

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Less Money, Mo’ Problems

Originally hailed as a victory over tax cheats and swindlers, India’s radical plan to recall much of its currency could end in disaster By Jason Overdorf  On November 8, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a surprise recall of more than 80 percent of the country’s cash in circulation, his supporters hailed the measure as

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Thousands Mourn the Death of “Amma” J. Jayaram

Thousands mourned the death of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician died on Monday. Jayalalithaa, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died late on Monday after a cardiac arrest. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside a memorial hall in the state capital, Chennai, where Jayalalithaa’s body lay draped in the Indian flag.

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Wounded Kashmiris Blocked from Medical Help During Clashes: Rights Group

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Dec 6 – Indian security forces in Kashmir blocked medical care for injured protesters by firing on ambulances, holding up emergency vehicles and preying on hospital patients during clashes in the restive region this year, a health rights group said on Tuesday. At least 80 civilians were killed and more

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Bollywood Actor’s Dramatic Weight-Loss Leaves Audiences Stunned

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is a known perfectionist in the industry. He will go to any length to get into character, and his past transformations are proof of that. His latest film Dangal, however, has sent shock-waves across the world. Khan, who plays the role of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, underwent a radical body

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