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Maruti Celerio Plans to Up Indian Car Sales

In America, a car with an automatic transmission is no big deal. A lot of us can’t even drive a car with a manual shift, and we’ll do okay in life despite that. In India, however, the case is virtually …

Bollywood Star Farooq Shaikh Dies at 65

Indian actor Farooq Shaikh, 65, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. The Bollywood legend was in Dubai visiting family at the time. His funeral was held in Mumbai on December 28. Shaikh was best known for his …

India Train: Fire Kills At Least 26

Early Saturday morning, an express train in India engulfed into flames near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Bangalore-Nanded express train was carrying 60 passengers, many who were traveling home for the holidays. Eight were injured where as 26 …

Farooq Sheikh, Bollywood Actor Dies at 65

On Saturday, the Bollywood film industry lost one of their most successful actors. Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor and TV presenter, suffered from a heart attack on Friday while visiting his family in Dubai. According to Global News, Sheikh’s career …

Indian Woman Miscarries Ten Babies In One Night

Late Sunday night, a 28-year-old Indian woman broke all of India’s medical records when she gave birth to ten babies at one time. Sadly, none of the babies survived. Anju Kushwaha, was sent to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital in Rewa …

Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections

Yesterday, the ruling Congress Party in India was dealt a huge blow by losing four state elections in India. The more-liberal Congress Party, which has been the primary ruling power in India since its independence in 1947, lost handily to …

Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer

39-year-old Jen Arnold, star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The news was first reported by People in an exclusive statement. “I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer …

Chris Hemsworth Expecting Child No. 2

30-year old heartthrob Thor actor has some pretty exciting news. Sure, Thor 2 is doing well in theaters. But that’s not what’s got this beaming man smiling. Hemsworth and his lovely wife, Elsa Pataky are expecting their second child! It’s …

Educational Toys In Demand For India
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The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days …

India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of …

Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed
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(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. …

India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location …

India Stampede: 115 Killed During Festival

India faces a day of mourning after 115 people–mostly women and children, according to one report–were killed on a bridge while leaving the Navaratra festival. Officials say an investigation is warranted, but the cause of the stampede appears to be …

Tropical Cyclone Phailin Prompts Mass Evacuation

Tropical Cyclone Phailin is gathering in the Bay of Bengal and will soon make landfall on India’s east coast. Preparations are underway to insure that the destruction from Phailin doesn’t compare to the disastrous Cyclone 05B, also known as the …

Olivia Culpo Didn’t Want to Do Taj Mahal Shoot
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Authorities in India said Thursday that they have now filed a formal complaint over Miss Universe Olivia Culpo’s fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, after the U.S. beauty queen posed with red high heels in front of the “monument to …

Cyclone Phailin Menances India as Hundreds of Thousands Flee

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is forecasting that Cyclone Phailin with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 km per hour (115 mph) gushing to 200 km per hour would hit peninsular India on Saturday evening from 6.00 pm onwards. …

Taj Mahal Photoshoot Goes Awry
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It’s been a tumultuous week for Miss Universe 2012 pageant winner, Olivia Culpo. What began as a one-hour commercial photoshoot, has ended with indifference, and formal complaints. However, that’s not the biggest problem. Culpo also faces possible jail time. During …

Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe, In Trouble For Taj Mahal Shoe Incident
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Olivia Culpo, the current Miss Universe, is in a heap of trouble this week after she was photographed standing in front of the Taj Mahal showing off a pair of high-heeled shoes. The Archaeological Survery of India has filed a …

Indian Mutual Fund Sales Rise Quickly Indian Mutual Fund Sales Rise Quickly

Mutual funds in India are skyrocketing this month – since the first of September, the country has seen over 88.10 billion rupees worth of net sales from government debt bonds. That number rises to 168.82 billion rupees since July. Last …

India Gang Rape Convicts Sentenced to Death

Friday’s decision is death for the four men—Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur—convicted of gang raping and murdering a young woman in December 2012 in New Delhi, India. NPR reporters say the announcement by the presiding judge, “took …

Zubin Mehta Concert Promotes “Message of Peace”

Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta lived a dream Saturday, conducting a concert in Indian-administered Kashmir. Maestro Mehta directed the Bavarian State Orchestra in a German Embassy-sponsored concert attended by almost 2,000 guests. This is the first cultural event of such magnitude …