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Child marriage in India finally meets its match as young brides turn to courts

Santa Devi Meghwal was married off when she was 11 months old. She knew that, on turning 16, she would move in with her husband and his parents.<p>The reality hit her when they turned up at her house in Rohicha Kallan village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on a scorching day three years ago to take …

Foreign investors cry foul over Indian tax surprise

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. and European investor groups have called for the Indian government to urgently clarify its tax regime for foreigners, following surprise attempts by tax inspectors to claw back money they say is owed on years of previously untaxed gains.<p>Commuters sit in cars in front of …


PM Modi puts free-market stamp on new policy panel

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named right-leaning economist Arvind Panagariya to run his new Policy Commission, hammering a final nail into the coffin of socialist planning that defined the first 67 years of independent India.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks …


How my Facebook wall reacted when I divorced a suitable Indian boy

It was late afternoon on Dec. 1, 2014. I had just returned from the final hearing of my divorce litigation at Saket District Family Court, New Delhi. This was momentous for me and I wanted to announce it to the world.<p>I wanted to put an end to all the mystery and conjectures. I felt free of a life …


India cricket captain MS Dhoni retires from Test cricket – video

Former India cricket stars comment on the career of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after the captain announced his retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday

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