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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Coke and Pepsi stumble in India

Three weeks after the first report of pesticides contamination, cola giants are still struggling to win back the confidence of consumers. Partial bans on their products remain in a quarter of India's states and a complex legal battle to overturn them is only just beginning. The companies acknowledge that by their own miscalculations, things have not gone smoothly.

Coke and Pepsi stumbled badly in their response to the pesticide allegations.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

armed men threat near atomic plant

India police began hunting two armed men who were spotted in the vicinity of the Kakraper Atomic Energy Center in western India Tuesday, India local media reported.

Brijesh Kumar Jha, a local police officer said,"We have sealed the power plant and the entire area around it, but we have no indication or clue about these people."

S. K. Jain, chairman of India’s Nuclear Power Corporation, said there were double-layer fences and electrical security devices inside the complex. “I can assure you nothing will go wrong,” he said.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Festival of India opens its arms

Since 1993, the Festival of India has celebrated traditional foods, fashions and culture. But this year, organizers sought to go mainstream, inviting performers that crossed cultures and exhibits that crossed generations.

"We wanted to bring bigger awareness and more communities outside the Indian community," said Yogi Chugh, vice president of the Festival of India. "India is where we were born, but America is our home."

Organizers estimated that about 50,000 people attended the two-day festival, held in a lot near Lake Elizabeth. That's a significant leap from the 5,000 it attracted 13 years ago.

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