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PM Modi urges well-off Indians to give up gas subsidies

PM Modi speaks in the energy summit in New Delhi
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (March 27) urged affluent Indians to give up their cooking gas subsidies to help the energy-starved country's poor access clean fuel. Fuel subsidies are a massive expense in India, contributing to an overall subsidy bill that ballooned to $43bn (£28.86bn), or two per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), under t...




Vikesh Champeneri gears up for The Voice semi-finals

A BLING-LOVING teenager who started singing Indian hymns at the age of seven has reached the semi-finals of The Voice UK and vowed to pursue a musical career no matter what happens in the hit BBC reality TV competition.   Vikesh More News »

Hinduja family top Asian Rich List third year running

Britain's Asian millionaires are making more money than ever before, and increasing numbers of them are cashing in on their success. Those are the two simple headline facts from this year’s exclusive Asian Rich List, compiled by East More News »

Slumdog author is India's new foreign ministry spokesman

Diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose bestselling debut novel was turned into the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, has been appointed India's new foreign ministry spokesman, reports and a source said on Thursday (March 26). Swarup will take More News »

Bradford West candidate Naz Shah takes on Galloway

NOBODY can accuse Naz Shah of being part of the Westminster elite who’s out of touch with the struggles of the common man.   The Bradford West Labour candidate recently revealed the harrowing story of her childhood that we More News »
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Dhoni avoids retirement talk after semi-final loss

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Entertainment

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Sonam: Fashion and films go hand in hand for me

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Travel

Cuba to attract more tourists with US deal

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Rann Utsav in Kutch launched

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Technology

Maker of cheap smartphone hails 'new era' for India

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Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, resear

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