All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘India’

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last year as a new way for people to make money online, helping people learn how to do things using live …

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Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show

Four major exit polls have pegged Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India. The campaign has been a lengthy one. Reuters reported that Indian elections are a five week process, in which security forces visit 815 million voters, in staggered groups. Last Monday, when the Indian election process wrapped up, Modi was considered the front runner. It …

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Mr. Poo Is India’s Anti-Public Defecation Mascot

Warning: Those who have a weak stomach should not read this story. According to Unicef, around 620 million people (half the population) in India alone poops in public; that’s around 143,300,482 lbs. of feces every day. The rampant rise of excrement leads to higher risks in bacterial and virus contaminations of water, which is, to say the least, very unhealthy …

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Narendra Modi Set To Form India’s Next Government

Monday is election day in India and Narendra Modi is the current front-runner. After Monday’s prime minister election, Modi could be the leader of the world’s biggest democracy. A Modi win would also make his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the country’s biggest. A vote for Modi could have the country seeing massive job creations and an overhaul of …

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Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe

Google has been fined by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to the tune of roughly $166,000 (US) in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International about alleged anti-competitive practices. The complaint was followed by another from matrimony.com. In a statement, …

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Paul McCartney & PETA Work to Rescue Elephant

Paul McCartney headed a campaign to rescue an elephant from a temple in India after a trip there in 2012. He saw 14-year-old Sunder being obviously mistreated at Jyotiba temple and, with the help of Maharashtra State’s forest department and India’s Project Elephant, arranged his transport to a sanctuary. It would have been really nice for Sunder who already suffered …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit India, Other Models in the Works

The citizens of India will now be able to stay in touch using the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung announced last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, on March 28. The phone won’t actually hit the shelves until April 11, but those interested can begin to pre-order the phones …

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Veena Malik: Does She Think “India Sucks”?

Pakistani actress Veena Malik is reportedly in hot water over a hateful tweet posted. Via Twitter account @iVeenaMalik, an unverified account, the actress is purported to have tweeted “India sucks!” to the world. This is kinda awkward considering the fact that Malik owes much of her fame to India. The 30-year-old model/actress is known to many across India thanks to …

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Holi (Festival Of Colors) Celebrated With Google Doodle

As mentioned, Google is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with its annual doodle, but in India, it’s celebrating Holi (the festival of colors) with one. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of love, and has become popular throughout South Asia over the years. It’s primarily observed in Indian and Nepal. Google had this to say about it …

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Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India

Google is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine from the Competition Commission of India in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International about alleged anti-competitive practices. The complaint was followed by another from matrimony.com Google could be forced to pay the …

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India’s Olympics Ban Lifted By IOC

India is back in the game, officially. After being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012, India has been reinstated in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The suspension is a result of the country’s refusal to ban a corruption-tainted official, Lalit Bhanot, from running for elections in the Indian Olympic Association and consequently getting a top …

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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 the opposite. According to Wall Street Journal, only 1% of passenger vehicles sold in India have automatic transmissions. The reason …

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