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1 hr ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Mumbai: Rs 428-cr Santacruz-Chembur Link Road opens

After missing 12 deadlines, the Rs 428 crore Santacruz Chembur Link Road finally opened to traffic from today; while the opening is timed to perfection with days to go for polling, there was no fanfare or formal programme, as the code of conduct is in effect Coast not clear? The MMRDA claims that the Rs 428 crore Santacruz-Chembur Link Road will ... (more)

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3 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Rallies in full swing in Mumbai ahead of final leg of polls

The party unit has asked every MLA from the city and suburbs to ensure a crowd of about 5,000 with them.

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3 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Admiral Robin K. Dhowan elected navy chief after deadly submarine fire

India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan after inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence Headquarters prior to taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff, in New Delhi.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Mahatma Gandhi's ideals more than a ritual, says great-grandson Tushar, UAB guest lecturer

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will visit Birmingham in May to present a public forum and lecture on human rights.

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The Independent

Catering to the masses in Mumbai

"When I first came to Bandra, there was nothing here," says food blogger Kalyan Karmakar.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Israeli in Indian Prison After Forgetting Bullet in Backpack

Steve Silvenchev, an Israeli tourist in India, had been in jail in Mumbai for seven months, after authorities there found a bullet in a backpack that he had used at times during his stint in the IDF.

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Towleroad

Gay Rights Are Playing a Major Role in India's National Election for the First Time

The Indian Supreme Court's decision to recriminalize gay sex acts has mobilized many in the LGBT community, and leading political parties are taking notice.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Arthur Road Jail SP, deputy in ACB net for taking bribe

Mumbai's Central Prison Superintendent of Police Vasudev Burkule and his deputy have been arrested for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 35,000 from a jail officer to clear him in the Maharashtra prison manual exam, the ACB said today.

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India Together

On the right track, but miles to go

In March this year, Gil Penalosa of the Toronto-based NGO 8-80 Cities spoke in Mumbai and Bangalore of his global vision for liveable cities.

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CNN

Countries introduce gender-neutral policies for transgender community

An Indian transgender resident dances with others at an event to celebrate the Supreme Court judgement in Mumbai recognizing the "third-gender".

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Pasadena Weekly

Easy being green ...

I usually assume that restaurants are as fixated on food as I am. But, at Chado Tea Rooms , it's obvious that the menu, albeit good, is still secondary to their main focus: the sale of fine teas and the education of their clientele as to the complexities thereof.

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Business Times

India's CPI rises 8.31% in March

Cause for concern: Food prices rose 9.1% in March from a year earlier and those of clothing, bedding and footwear increased 9.03%.

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The Washington Post

What 100 days of social media can tell us about Indiaa s election

Children walk past an Indian voter awareness mural in Mumbai on April 16, 2014. The sixth phase of India's national elections are scheduled for April 17, when residents of several Indian states will go to the polls.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

IPL 7: Kallis, Narine castle MI as KKR begins with a bang

Kolkata Knight Riders ride on some brilliant batting by Jacques Kallis and superb bowling by Sunil Narine to beat Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the opening match of the IPL 7 Abu Dhabi: The seventh Indian Premier League kicked off at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday with an emphatic 41-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders over Mumbai Indians, as ... (more)

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Women's eNews

Indian Courts Prop Door Open for Rape Survivors

It just happened again. Another prominent public figure, the former head of government of India's most populous state, downplayed the problem of rape.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

MHADA postpones housing lottery procedure after letter from EC

Mumbai: Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority's 2014 lottery procedure for 2641 houses of Mumbai and Konkan Board, which was expected to start from yesterday, has been postponed.

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WGBH

'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

In 1893, in the bustling seaside city of Durban, South Africa - then under British colonial rule - a young lawyer stepped off a ship from India, eager to try his professional luck far away from home.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Peninsula

Modi attacks Rahul over - toffee model', regrets targeting PM

Supporters of federal minister, patron for the National Conference and candidate for Srinagar's seat Farooq Abdullah shout slogans at an election rally in Rawalpora village, some 55km from Srinagar, yesterday.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

India's largest coin fair is here

Catch over 95 philately and numismatic collectors showcasing coins, banknotes, medals and more at India's largest coin fair, starting from April 18 With over 1,300 coins, banknotes and medals on auction, and over 95 philately and numismatic enthusiasts from all over India, showcasing their collection of stamps, coins and banknotes, the 23rd Shukla ... (more)

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Rediff.com

Jalna candidate has an amazing story

From being forced to work as a construction labourer after his family lost their home in a slum demolition drive to making his way to Harvard and then work for the US government, Deelip Mhaske decided to return to his motherland to pave the way for a better future.

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