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Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

Time for Indian government to rein in its aggressive tax officials

December 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Permanent Court of Arbitration based in the Netherlands awarded USD 1.2 billion plus costs and interest in damages to the British energy company Cairn Energy Plc in a tax dispute with the Indian government over retrospective application of tax. The case dates back t...

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Holland welcomes outbound Indians

Holland welcomes outbound Indians

September 1, 2017

The Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, Holland is seeing India as a potential market for boosting its tourism driven economy given a steady increase in Indian arrivals to the country in the first quarter of 2017. Holland recorded a growth of over 19 pc in Indian arriva...

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The Indian-European ‘filmi’ love affair

The Indian-European ‘filmi’ love affair

April 21, 2017

With Indian films crossing the centenary mark, Bollywood has stepped into the changing diaspora of increased global audience in terms of its ‘soft power’. Bollywood is nevermore confined within the boundaries of Indian theatres or Indian audiences as it ventures out into Euro...

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India remains an antique showcase of Portuguese architecture

India remains an antique showcase of Portuguese architecture

December 17, 2016

Indian territories such as Goa, Daman and Diu on the western coast of the peninsula still holds a very strong Portuguese influence in terms of the local languages, architecture and fervour. However, are we building on a mutually beneficial space that is rightly reminiscent of the...

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Five maestros of Indian classical music

Five maestros of Indian classical music

October 27, 2016

An art form composed of tunes, traditions and history, Indian classical music is deep-rooted in Indian culture. Some fortunate few have mastered the art in varied disciplines and taken it across the globe. Now cherished internationally, these artists have had years of training in...

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Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague to probe allegations against the company

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague to probe allegations against the company

October 13, 2016

The Monsanto Tribunal, to be held in The Hague to investigate the alleged crimes committed by Monsanto, is about to commence and organisations from around the world, including in India, are hoping for a major precedent to be set in international law.

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Kerala targeting major global fairs to promote tourism

Kerala targeting major global fairs to promote tourism

September 1, 2016

Kerala tourism is set to introduce an aggressive marketing policy to promote and increase the publicity of the destination and its tourism products abroad at the three-day PATA Travel Mart at Indonesian capital Jakarta, from 7th September. Kerala, popularly known as “God’s Ow...

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Latest e-Tourist visa numbers in India

Latest e-Tourist visa numbers in India

May 13, 2016

The e-tourist visa scheme by the Indian government is trying to impose itself as the game-changer for the country’s tourism industry. But the announcement of a mammoth growth figure of 266 pc on e-visa arrival in April 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, contrasts sha...

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Education in India

Education in India

April 29, 2016

  According to a United Nations report, international support for education in India is increasing. As per a data compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and released on April 27, India received 806 million US dollars in 2014...

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RSF Report

RSF Report

April 26, 2016

According to the World Press Freedom Index 2016, India stands low at 133th position in protecting its journalists. As global leaders work together to address the problems on climate change, journalists across the world have a climate change of their own to deal with. Thousands of...

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Generation Kplus cinema jury

Generation Kplus cinema jury

February 22, 2016

At the Berlin Film Festival, the members of the Children’s Jury of the Generation Kplus section gave the Crystal Bear for Best film to Malayalam movie “Ottaal” (The Trap), directed by Indian filmmaker Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair. The film’s screenplay is an adaptation o...

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