All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘India’

Olivia Culpo Didn’t Want to Do Taj Mahal Shoot

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 love” without permission. Now, Culpo says she didn’t even want to do it, according to ABC News. “Honestly, I did …

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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. The category 5 cyclone, termed as Very Severe Cyclone Storm, will impact the coastal states of Odisha, Bengal and Andhra …

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Taj Mahal Photoshoot Goes Awry

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 her 10-day trip in India, Culpo was scheduled to do a number of charitable deeds, along with a photoshoot for …

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Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe, In Trouble For Taj Mahal Shoe Incident

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 formal police complaint against Culpo after they say she participated in a fashion shoot at the monument without obtaining permission …

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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 week, 47.23 billion rupees were spent on governmental debt mutual funds in under six days; on Friday, rates were raised …

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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 all of 90 seconds.” Reportedly, one of the four sentenced, 20-year-old Vinay Sharma, “shrieked and slumped,” and cheers were heard …

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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 in the area. Mehta and the 98-member orchestra were rewarded with a standing ovation. Mehta said before taking the podium, …

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India Gang Rape Verdict Met With Outrage

The first verdict in a gang rape trial in New Delhi sentenced a teenager to three years’ detention, and the reaction has been widespread outrage. Protestors outside the court, and the victim’s family, demanded the assailant be hanged. The case that resulted in the trial happened in December 2012, when a group of six attacked a 23-year-old female physiotherapy student …

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Indian Rupee Up In Faltering Economy

Thursday witnessed a strengthening in the Indian rupee, up to 66.85 per dollar from a record low of 68.85 per dollar on Wednesday. The rupee lost almost a fifth of its value in 2013. So what’s a rupee to do? Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered to publicly address the situation Friday in a release on his site today. Singh …

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UFO Sightings Reported Along India-China Border

Are we or are we not alone in the universe? Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were reported in India (specifically Lagan Khel in Ladakh) near the Line of Actual Control with China on August 4, 2013. While no actual footage of the incident has been released there have been hundreds of sightings in the area. The August 4th incident received additional …

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Submarine Explosion In Mumbai Leaves 18 Sailors Missing

Rescue divers are continuing efforts to find survivors of an explosion aboard an Indian submarine in Mumbai, despite the increasing odds that none of the eighteen crew members will be found alive. Near midnight Tuesday night the ship – the INS Sindhurakshak – suffered an explosion that. According to officials, the explosion appears to have damaged the forward torpedo tubes, …

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Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar

Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built in 1591 CE, and is one of the most recognized structures in India. It’s located on the east bank of …

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