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Jun 28th

2014

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Hindu Values and Health

“The emphasis on Indian culture is in keeping with the BJP’s emphasis on highlighting what it calls positive aspects of Indian culture to combat lifestyle problems caused by excessive or socalled reckless adoption of western culture.” Don’t wear a condom, wear values to fight AIDS: Harsh Vardhan http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dont-wear-a-condom-wear-values-to-fight-AIDS-Harsh-Vardhan/articleshow/37169997.cms

Apr 30th

2014

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Chhattisgarh Activist Who Battled Coal Mining Wins Goldman Prize

Chhattisgarh Activist Who Battled Coal Mining Wins Goldman Prize Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and three other countries have won this year’s Goldman Prize, which is awarded for grass-roots activism. Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/18606-chhattisgarh-activist-who-battled-coal-mining-wins-goldman-prize.html?utm_source=Newsletter+-+2014+-+April+28&utm_campaign=DNL+-+April+28%2C+2014&utm_medium=email#Arqo65RsimIOORiY.99

Apr 27th

2014

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Indian American Woman Hopes to Capture Lok Sabha Seat for AAP

Indian American cancer researcher Maya Vishwakarma, the first woman ever to contest for a Lok Sabha seat from the Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh, believes she has aced the April 10 polls to emerge as winner when results are announced May 16… Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/18551-indian-american-woman-hopes-to-capture-lok-sabha-seat-for-aap.html#S9CTq58x4DAZ8efa.99

Apr 21st

2014

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CategoryPosted in Economics
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Indian Temporary Workers in the US

A recent study found that over one-third of temporary workers in the US hail from the India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Over-one-third-of-temporary-workers-in-US-from-India-Report/articleshow/33810837.cms

Apr 15th

2014

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Can India overcome the monumental challenge of poverty?

In spite of the significant progress made in reducing extreme poverty in India, the reality of poverty remains a significant challenge amidst the country’s rapid economic growth.   McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) proposes a plan which “outlines a more ambitious yet economically sound path of inclusive reforms, which could lift 580 million people above the […]

Apr 3rd

2014

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Is this the future of Indian Politics?

Is the sight of successful Indian billionaires and corporate leaders vying for major political offices a sign of things to come.  More than ever in India’s history,  India’s top business leaders are jumping into politics, making familiar promises that have historically gone unfulfilled.  Can they deliver where others have failed?  Can they overcome the entrenched […]

Mar 29th

2014

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“World Health Organization certifies India free of polio”

According to the WHO, the South-East Asia Region which includes India has been certified free of polio by an independent commission. This is regarded as one of greatest successes to date in global health. WHO Report: http://www.searo.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2014/pr1569/en/ CNN presents a touching story on Rekshar Khatoon, the last known case of polio in India: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/22/health/india-end-of-polio/

Mar 18th

2014

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The lodestar of Indian liberalism

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/xXm3N5vcfOr4TFRZsxpnsI/The-lodestar-of-Indian-liberalism.html

Feb 25th

2014

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Indian American Researchers Win 2014 Sloan Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced 126 early-career scholars who have won 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. At least eight Indian American research scholars — five men and three women — were named fellows this year. Fellowships are awarded in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, […]

Feb 24th

2014

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Website (www.ourindiathenation.com) launches addressing the geo-political and strategic challenges that confront India:

A team primarily composed of retired Indian Army Generals and led by retired Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen AS Lamba has launched a website titled, “Our India the Nation” (http://ourindiathenation.com/)which aims to provide an unbiased analysis of the geo-political and strategic challenges that confront India.  The objective is to “make geo-politics comprehensible to […]

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