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India’s scandal-hit govt still poll favourite

India’s embattled Congress-led government, plagued by corruption and slowing economic growth, is still the public’s choice to win a national election, an opinion poll said Saturday. Despite mounting popular discontent over a

India’s last maharaja of Jaipur dies

NEW DELHI – The last maharaja of Jaipur, an ancient city in western India, has died at the age of 79, prompting two days of mourning in his former kingdom, reports said on Monday.
Bhawani Singh, who held a brigadier’s rank in the Indian army and was feted as a war hero, died of multiple organ failure after being hospitalised near New Delhi on March 29, relatives told the Asian Age newspaper.
The maharaja, partly British educated and a keen polo player, is survived by wife

Bickering marks hearings in India’s biggest graft trial

NEW DELHI – India’s biggest corruption case descended into bickering over the quality of poorly photocopied witness testimonies and noisy ceiling fans on Friday as five senior business executives fought to win bail in a packed and stuffy court.
Judge OP Saini deferred until Wednesday a decision on bail applications of officials from the Indian joint ventures of Norway’s Telenor , the United Arab Emirates’ Etisalat and from India’s Reliance ADA group, owned by tycoon Anil Ambani,

Pakistan’s IPL exclusion is India’s loss

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal has said the reason behind the rise of the Indian Premier League is massive commercial gains. As for the exclusion of all Pakistani players from the IPL, Iqbal said that the loss was that of the Indian audience as well as the franchises. The Pakistan cricketers have not played in the tournament since its first edition in early 2008. “I think the exclusion of Pakistani cricketers have nothing to do with cricket.
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India’s BPO industry suffers 55pc attrition

NEW DELHI – The attrition rate in India’s business process outsourcing sector jumped to 55 percent from a year earlier, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the flagship industry, a study said on Thursday.
The study released by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) blamed the high turnover rate on bad working hours and a perceived lack of long-term career growth. Between December 2010 and April 2011, the attrition rate in the BPO industry increased

Pakistani greats on India’s victoryin world cup

Aamir Sohail
“India became the worthy winners of the 2011 World Cup and Dhoni utilised his charges with great skills. At no stage in the last three crucial matches of India did he commit any major mistake and more often than not he managed to answer and responded in the best for his time. The coup de grace was laid down by Dhoni, his decision to promote himself up the order was a master stroke. Two left-handers could have allowed Sri Lanka to control the game.”
Moin Khan

Census spotlights India’s missing girls

NEW DELHI – The problem of India’s “missing girls” has been put under a harsh spotlight by new census data showing the ratio of female to male children at its lowest level since independence in 1947.
According to the latest national headcount, there are now just 914 girls for every 1,000 boys under the age of six, down from a ratio of 927 for every 1,000 a decade ago. Despite India’s steady economic rise in the past 10 years, the figures show that the social bias against having

Tendulkar shoulders India’s billion dreams

MUMBAI – Sachin Tendulkar goes into Saturday’s World Cup final against Sri Lanka with a billion Indians hoping he wins the elusive title with his 100th international century. Tendulkar will enter his home turf at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai determined to add the only silverware missing from the collection of the most celebrated cricketer of the modern era.
The Indian star, who turns 38 this month, holds almost all coveted batting records, but not even his individual brilliance

‘India’s influence must be managed’

SYDNEY – Balancing India’s commercial power with the interests of other cricket-playing nations is one of the main challenges facing the game over the next few years, according to former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed. “Sticky Wicket”, the Australian’s memoir will be released on Friday and details his 11 years in cricket, first as chief executive of the Australian Cricket Board and then at the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 2001 to 2008. His spell at the top of cricket

India’s ‘digital divide’ worst among peers: study

NEW DELHI – Most Indians are missing out on the “digital revolution” due to dismal Internet access for the poor with the nation lagging far behind its emerging market peers, a study found Wednesday.
The study said India was at “extreme risk” from a lack of “digital inclusion” as a vast proportion of its 1.2 billion population had no access to the Internet. “Digital inclusion has the potential to bring education to people in countries where educational infrastructure is limited

India’s batting vs Pakistani bowling

Playing at home is obviously a big advantage. But Pakistan also know the conditions very well in Mohali. It will be a classic contest. It will be a battle between a great India batting line-up versus Pakistani bowling. Whoever gets on top in the confrontation would win the game. It’s the first time I’m here in India when there is a contest between the two old rivals. I now understand how big is the occasion.

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