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India needs to take action against systematic gender discrimination

The barbaric rape and setting fire to a 15-year-old girl in India is just the latest in a continuous series of rapes across the country. Repeated cases of gang rape in India are not isolated incidents, but rather a reflection of widespread gender discrimination in the country. It is difficult to equate India’s rapid economic and technological development with such …

Cesar Chelala

Will India cease to be a surrogacy hub?

India is planning to ban the use of surrogate mothers for foreign couples. But experts say that implementing the proposed ban would be difficult as the surrogacy business brings in a substantial amount of revenue. The practice of commercial surrogacy – when women are paid to carry and deliver babies for people who cannot conceive …

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ASEAN nations establish regional economic community to compete with India, China

Ten Southeast Asian nations have declared the establishment of an economic community set to compete with powerhouse neighbors India and China. The agreements will remove tariff barriers and visa restrictions. The leaders of 10 Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) member states signed a declaration Sunday officially establishing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), due to become …

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What to expect from the India-Singapore ‘strategic partnership’

Indian PM Narendra Modi will embark next week on a visit to Singapore, during which bilateral ties will be elevated to a strategic partnership. But how important is Singapore to India? DW talks to economist Rajiv Biswas. During Modi’s three-day visit to the country, which is scheduled to start on November 23, the Indian PM …

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Modi and Cameron reaffirm UK-India ties

The British and Indian prime ministers took to the stage at a packed Wembley Stadium in London. The leaders sought to emphasize the countries’ close cultural and economic ties. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech Friday night to an estimated 70,000 people in London, shortly after his British counterpart, David Cameron, espoused the …

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Money on the agenda as Modi visits the UK

Despite recent controversies over religious intolerance in India, the British government will focus firmly on trade and strengthening ties during Modi’s visit. Samira Shackle reports from London. This week, Narendra Modi will make his first visit to the UK since winning the Indian premiership in 2014. His packed schedule will include lunch with the queen, …

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Uber plans massive investment in India

App-based car service Uber aims to pour a huge amount of money into its Indian operations in the coming months as part of the company’s efforts to expand and improve its services in the South Asian nation. Uber has announced a $1 billion (900 million euros) investment for the Indian market for the next nine …

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Finally an identity for India-Bangladesh enclave denizens

For decades, some 50,000 stateless people have lived in tiny enclaves in the border area between Bangladesh and India. But after a new agreement between the two countries, they will finally acquire citizenship. The enclaves are not visible on the world map. A closer and magnified look shows small dots in a zigzag on a …

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Investors lose interest in Russia

Global investment funds are turning increasingly skeptical about Russia’s economic prospects, as investors show less interest in Russian equities. The “BRIC” investment idea is also no longer attractive. The news came from the United States and hit big waves in Russia, but grabbed little attention in Germany: The Templeton Russia and East European Fund, a …

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Investors lose interest in Russia

Global investment funds are turning increasingly skeptical about Russia’s economic prospects, as investors show less interest in Russian equities. The “BRIC” investment idea is also no longer attractive. The news came from the United States and hit big waves in Russia, but grabbed little attention in Germany: The Templeton Russia and East European Fund, a …

Deutsche Welle

Empowering women benefits all, from the individual to the nation

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Even if we believe we have come a long way regarding gender equality, the fact is that up to today, women tend to hold lower-paying jobs, are under-represented in politics and the upper levels of business, and bear the brunt of domestic violence. In parts of the developing world, women have …

Daily News Egypt

Cricket World Cup 2015

Fourteen teams are participating in the 11th Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which began on 14 February and will continue until 29 March.  The teams will play a total of 49 matches in 14 different cities. Australian playing fields will host 26 matches in seven cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, …

Daily News Egypt

A woman fights against oppression in India

By Dr Cesar Chelala One can fight oppression with violence or with education. Hema Konsotia, a 34-year-old Indian woman, has chosen the latter. She is helping to change a situation affecting an estimated 165 million Indian Dalits. Also known as the “untouchables”, Dalits are a mixed population of numerous caste groups found all over South Asia. …

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