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Indian Consumer Most Sustainable or Predictable, Finds National Geographic Greendex 2014 Survey

A new global analysis released by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan shows that India and China consumers are on top of the trend showing the most sustainable consumers around the world. The study which was planned to study the environmental concerns showed the awareness is fast growing, also found the consistency of behavour among the Indian and Chinese consumers ...

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Hajj Pilgrimage Begins Amidst ‘Selfie Fever’; Indian Consulate Releases ‘Accommodation’ Locator App

Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudhi Arabia begins today and the event, perceived as the “religious high point of a Muslim’s life”, sees every year millions of Muslims from all over the world to fulfill one of the five pillars of faith. This year’s hajj is expected to fall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7, based on the ...

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Foster Farms Chicken Breast Strips, Delicious Beef Jerky Products Recalled

Nearly 40,000 pounds of Foster Farms Chicken Breast Grilled Strips and 8 pounds of beef jerky products shipped by Delicious Beef Jerky, LLC, an Albuquerque firm are being recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on fears that the strips are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and the beef was marked without inspection. FSIS said 3.5 ...

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Japan Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts Suddenly, 31 Weekend Hikers Killed; Rescue Still On

More than 30 hikers were feared dead on Saturday when the Mount Ontake, a hikers’ spot in Nagano, 200 miles from Tokyo, saw volcano eruption on Saturday night and continued spewing ash and rocks endangering the weekend visitors. Reports of sulfur smell briefly disrupted rescue efforts, said official NHK television of Japan. So far the rescue teams have recovered 31 ...

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Chelse Clinton Gives Birth to Daughter, Didn’t Need Obama’s Convoy to Hospital

Chelsea Clinton, married to Marc Mezvinsky four years ago, gave birth to a duaghter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky on Friday evening in New york, where she lives with her husband, an investment banker. Chelsea, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in a Twitter message soon after the birth of her child: “Marc ...

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North Korea Ruler Kim Jong-un Unwell; How Serious Not Known

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, who suffers from genetically inherited disorders like gout and obesity is noticeably absent from official functions for over two weeks sparking rumours that he is seriously ill, which as been acknowledged by official media as mere discomfort, not elaborating further. North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s absence on Thursday from the Supreme People’s ...

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Manmohan, Sonia, Now Narendra Modi: US Fed Court Issues Summons Over 2002 Godhra Riots, So What?

Everytime, an Indian leader visits the United States, human rights activists clamour for attention rushing to an adjacent court pleading for summons be issued under one pretext or the other. While Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi were subjected to receive similar summons for their so-called abetting role in Sikh riots of 1984, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now faces same fate ...

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President Obama Offers Pregnant Chelsea Clinton His Motorcade in New York to Reach Hospital for Delivery

US President Barack Obama , while attending a charity session of former President Bill Clinton, offered his motorcade to help Clinton’s daughter Chelsea to travel to New York for her delivery. President Obama made the offer on Tuesday in New York while addressing the Clinton Global Initiative event. “I was just discussing with President Clinton that if Chelsea begins delivery ...

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Hollywood, Bollywood Live on Sexualising Women Roles: UN-Backed Global Survey Reveals

Both Hollywood, Bollywood, besides host of other film industries across the world have come under attack in a UN-backed survey that found women have less than one-third of all speaking roles in films and are largely absent from powerful positions like directors. The United Nations-backed survey said the involvement of more female film-makers in the industry, and for greater sensitivity ...

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