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India Apprehensive as China’s Jialong Explores Minerals in its Backyard

As the news of China’s submersible Jiaolong kicking off its deep-sea exploration for polymetallic sulfides, copper, zinc, besides collecting samples of biological organism, hydrothermal vent, India is watching the new invasion in its backyard that may deprive it of the mineral resources in the future. It may be noted that China had obtained approval in July this year from the ...

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Hate Speech: Forgive Sadhvi Niranjan, Resume Work, Urges Modi

Amid controversy that still hogs limelight over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged parliament to resume the work and forgive the minister for her remarks. Modi said, “The Minister concerned apologised. She is a first time member and comes from a rural background. When a colleague in Parliament apologises, it is upon our learned ...

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Did Ancient Indian Sage Kanad Invent Atom for Real?

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, a staunch Modi-supporter and now a BJP MP, has stirred another row over Ganesh Surgery, Kanad atom research and modern day plastic surgery. While many modern scientists and of course, the Left party members will be annoyed at the glorification of Vedic culture and knowledge, the pertinent question is whether there is a ...

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I was original, says Jennifer Aniston on Kardashian’s nude picture

Shunning the hype around reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s derriere picture, actress Jennifer Aniston says she bared her derriere way before Kardashian and it was original. Aniston posed nude for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in March 1996. Speaking to Extra at the Hollywood premiere of “Horrible Bosses 2” Thursday, Aniston bragged that her bare derriere appeared “way” before ...

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CERN Opens LHC Experiments Data to Public, Higgs Boson Soon?

CERN on Thursday uploaded data from its experiments at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for the first time making it openly available to all. Its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events is uploaded is expected to be of high value for the research community, and also be used for education purposes. While it is the first experiments of 2010, ...

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TomorrowNow Saga with SAP: Oracle Settles for Less, Reaches Out of Court Settlement

German company SAP has settled its long-standing copyright-infringement lawsuit with the other tech giant Oracle after reaching a deal to pay $359 million in damages with interest to the American company instead of the $1.3 billion awarded in 2010. The contention arose when Oracle said SAP in 2007 through its now-defunct subsidiary, TomorrowNow, had illegally downloaded Oracle’s software to provide ...

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Saibaba vs Swaroopananda: The Issue Goes to Court Now

As tens of millions of Shirdi Saibaba devotees begin Thursday with their morning worship and bhajans, the Sai Temple authority in Lucknow has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court seeking legal action against Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopananda Saraswati for hurting their religious sentiments. Swaroopanada Saraswati has irked Saibaba devotees across the country saying the Sufi saint was a ...

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Shirdi Saibaba a Muslim, Hindus Should Not Worship Him, says Swami Swaroopanand Again

Shirdi Sai Baba was a Muslim and refrained from taking bath in the Ganga river, said Dwarakapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday, raising another unwanted or irrelevant controversy, almost a century after the demise of the saint, who rekindled hope among the destitutes. Swami Swaroopanand questioned the disciples of Sai Baba as to why they bathe in the holy river ...

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PMO Denies Sanjay Baru Revelations in New Book ‘Accidental Prime Minister’

Former editor and the Prime Minister’s former media advisor Sanjaya Baru, in his book “The Accidental Prime Minister” has revealed something that has rattled the top leadership of the Congress party, especially Sonia Gandhi. In a strong refutation of the charges levelled by the former media man, the PMO current media adviser Pankaj Pachauri said, “Baru has taken advantage of ...

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‘Vishwaroopam’ ban: Jayalalithaa relents, offers help, mediation

Finally, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has offered help to “Vishwaroopam” producer Kamal Haasan to tide over the controversy surrounding its ban in the state. While the next course of events will take care of the imminent release of the film, what disturbs the “Bharateeyudu” or “Hindustani” is the obvious arm-twisting tactics of India’s political leadership to make even Rs.100-crore ...

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Necrophilia and Uncooked Meat

By Shajahan Madampat The cyberspace is abuzz with discussions on yet another fatwa, this time from a Moroccan cleric who declared necrophilia lawful. According to the cleric, it is religiously permissible for a man to have sex with his dead wife provided it is done within six hours of death. Although the fatwa seems to have been issued some time ...

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IIT alumni meet in New York ponders success

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Sixty years ago, on August 18, 1951, when the first Indian Institute of Technology was inaugurated at Kharagpur, the New York Times ran a front page story which emphasized that in course of time, the “IITians will be known for their loyalty to their alma mater and many Alumni Associations will be active in India ...

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