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Features by Rahul Tandon

Indians go for gold despite government hiking import taxes

India is the world's largest gold importer. The government hiked import taxes on gold to control the outward flow of cash, but for weddings, the lure of the yellow metal is not fading.
Posted In: India, weddings, gold

India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

In India, gun control is tight -- but the black market thrives

India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: India, guns

Walmart faces illegal investment accusations in India

The retail giant is accused by some Indian politicians of giving $100 million to an Indian supermarket chain.

Bernanke, Geithner visit India to boost economic ties

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting India today to encourage the Indian market to open up to U.S. firms.
Posted In: India, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Starbucks to arrive in India next month

What's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.
Posted In: India, starbucks, coffee

McDonald's opens all-vegetarian restaurants in India

The fast food giant makes a bold move in a country where about 50 percent of the people are vegetarian.
Posted In: India, McDonald's, fast food

Power problems persist across India

In India, 600 million people lost power this morning. It's the second major blackout there in just two days.
Posted In: India

India experiences massive power outages

Today blackouts in northern India spread to the eastern states, affecting half of the country's 1.2 billion people. Many office buildings are running on generators; More than a hundred trains were stranded in the summertime heat.
Posted In: India, power

India's economy grows almost 9%

India's economy grew almost 9 percent this spring.

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