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Monday 02 January 2012
The man accused of gunning down Indian student Anuj Bidve on Boxing Day gave his name as "Psycho Stapleton" when he appeared in court today charged with murder.
Saturday 05 November 2011
As Brits prepare to spend for the festive period, Jennifer Hill asks if investing in retailers will be a wise choice
Saturday 29 October 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
An Indian reform activist whose protest galvanized the nation's anger against corruption ended his 12-day hunger strike Sunday after forcing Parliament to throw its weight behind his crusade.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Saturday 27 August 2011
India's parliament edged closer to an agreement today on an anti-corruption bill that could end a 12-day hunger strike by a social activist that has lead to widepsread anger against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's besieged government.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
India's government called today for political parties to reach consensus on drafting anti-corruption legislation, as an activist leading anti-corruption protests entered the second week of his hunger strike.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Mani Kaul was a genre-hopping film-maker whose success came the hard and hard-line intellectual way, via India's so-called "parallel cinema". Like Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen and Kumar Shahani but more so, he never espoused the popular route to success, even though he enjoyed critical and some commercial acclaim. Not in the mainstream, not quite an outsider, his oeuvre embraced serious, non-commercial cinema – frequently based on books or dramas – documentary film, especially on musical subjects, and the culturally daring. Sen lauded him simply as "one of the finest film-makers in India."
Monday 01 August 2011
Hundreds gathered in India's capital yesterday to protest sexual violence against women.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Beckham: What's my motivation?
When David Beckham shocked the world and moved to the City of Angels, despite interest from a host of top European clubs, many people were left wondering what the motivation might have been. Four years down the line and the masses finally get their answer.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Gordon Brown was last night forced to defend receiving £600,000 from speeches and books published in the past year.
Thursday 09 June 2011
Two wild elephants have killed a man and injured others on a rampage in southern India.
Monday 06 June 2011
Police fired tear gas yesterday to break up a hunger strike by a charismatic Indian yoga guru who is calling for an end to endemic state corruption. Officers forcibly removed him and thousands of his followers from a tent in New Delhi.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Outlook As political posturing goes, £920m seems a lot to pay to send a message to government. That is the sum that Vedanta has plunked down for a 10.4 per cent stake in Cairn India, where its bid for outright control has run up against political opposition. Its acquisition of this stake, the company hopes, signals its commitment to the tottering deal, and aims to put a bit of pressure on the Indian political class. But if Vedanta loses this chance to control one of Rajasthan's richest oilfields, it will be because of missteps made months ago.
Monday 04 April 2011
Lancelot Ribeiro was one of the most original Indian painters who settled in Britain after the Second World War. Although there has been a surge of dealer and collector interest in artists from the subcontinent, Ribeiro remains relatively unknown compared with contemporaries such as his half-brother FN Souza, Avinash Chandra, Balraj Khanna and Anish Kapoor.
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