After a proper send off to the NOLS India team in Raniket, I caught an overnight train from Kothgodam to Haridwar-a city situated around the banks of the holy river Ganges. 610 more words
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70 lakh (7 million) rupees or about $116,000 is the spending ceiling for each parliamentary candidate in India’s election. With an average of 1.5 million voters in each constituency, this translates to an expenditure of about 8 US cents per voter, though some candidates are thought to spend several times more than allowed, without declaring it. 77 more words
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Varanasi believes it is about to give India the party’s second prime minister. But as a Banarsi who has seen the political whirlwinds of Uttar Pradesh, I don’t see Varanasi as being a safe seat for Narendra Modi. 527 more words
Hong Kong – Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to open 50 additional wholesale stores in India over the next 4-5 years, company spokesman Anthony Rose said on Tuesday. 26 more words
India has been the world’s largest arms importer every year since 2010, as its defense industry struggles to keep up with its international ambitions.
The volume of major weapons imports more than doubled between 2004-08 and 2009-13 and India’s share of the volume of international arms imports increased from 7% to 14%, according to the 941 more words