Satis Madhavan

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'Nutella riots' erupt in France over discounted chocolate-hazelnut spread

Chaos erupted in supermarkets across France as shoppers brawled trying to get their hands on discounted Nutella.<p>Fights — and even riots — were reported in multiple parts of the country after the Intermarché chain began a promotion for the chocolate and hazelnut spread Thursday. More than a million …

Nutella

From Golden Temple to Rampal siege: Why it’s so hard to deal with India’s religious standoffs

War was being waged against the Indian state, less than 200 kilometres from the capital.<p>On Wednesday night, the government finally arrested Sant Rampal, a cult leader who had been holed up in his ashram in Hisar, Haryana, defying the authorities. The last few days of Indian television have been …

Elephants are being wiped out, but not enough people seem to care

I asked a senior environmental journalist the other week what he thought was the single most under-reported environmental issue. He replied, unhesitatingly, wildlife poaching. “It’s as if the wildlife is just being hoovered out of Africa,” he said. “In the 1960s people campaigned around whales and …

Alibaba to Launch International Version of Taobao Marketplace

Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce …

China

Xiaomi Redmi Note launch in India imminent

It’s no secret that Xiaomi is planning on launching the Redmi Note in India. Hugo Barra too recently said that India was the next market to get the …

Supreme Court orders CBI chief Ranjit Sinha ‘not to interfere’ in 2G scam probe

Special prosecutor alleged that Sinha attempted to scuttle investigation in one of the 2G cases.<p>By: Written by , Reported by | New Delhi |<p>Observing …

Corruption

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