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India test fires Akash missile

India Wednesday test fired its Akash surface-to-air missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The indigenously developed missile, with a 27-km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in the coastal district of Balasore, 230 km from here. “It was a trial by the Indian Air ...

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DRS partners with Globarena in India as universities seek faster exam, results process

DRS Data Services Ltd, a UK-based provider of electronic data capture technology used by many of the world’s leading examination bodies for scanning millions of exam papers every year, has forged a partnership with Globarena in India. The rising demand among universities in India for end-to-end examination solutions with electronic marking has prompted Globarena to reach out to the educational ...

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India puts second navigation satellite into orbit

India successfully placed into orbit a satellite using own rocket on Friday, thus moving a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system in a typical copy-book style. With the successful launch of the second of the planned seven satellites under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), India moved nearer to a select group of nations that ...

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Japanese cosmetic brand Za launched in India

New Delhi, April 1: Shiseido, a 142-year-old international cosmetic brand, launched ‘Za’ in the Indian beauty market under its wholly-owned subsidiary Shiseido India Private Limited. Shiseido, which has footprints in over 89 countries, will float “Za” in the Indian market this month. The brand will be available in 250 doors by the end of 2014 in Mumbai, the National Capital ...

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ICC World Twenty20 scoreboard: India vs Australia, Group 2

Mirpur (Bangladesh), March 30 :The following is the scoreboard of the ICC World Twenty20 Group 2 clash between India and Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Sunday. India Rohit Sharma c Muirhead b Hodge 5 Ajinkya Rahane c Haddin b Bollinger 19 Virat Kohli c White b Muirhead 23 Yuvraj Singh c Maxwell b Watson 60 Suresh Raina c ...

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Delhi Rape Victim ‘Nirbhaya’ gets postumous US award

WASHINGTON, DC: US first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have honoured nine women the annual US award for women around the globe who have shown courage in advocating women’s empowerment and Delhi rape victim Nirbhaya (name changed) was exceptional as the audience stood up and observed a moment of silence at the State Department presentation ceremony ...

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Post-Budget View: What India needs to do beyond annual budget

By Frank Islam WASHINGTON, DC: For a while now, the performance of the Indian economy has been driving supporters of India worldwide to the sort of frustration that is often experienced by parents and teachers of a gifted teenager whose behavioral issues come in the way of fulfilling his or her enormous promise. Once the poster child of growth, the ...

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India-Pakistan trade: Ignoring 10 times potential?

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Civilian, military, and business leaders on both sides of the India-Pakistan border have long resisted normalizing trade with their historic rivals. But two new reports commissioned by the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program from leading Pakistani economist Mohsin Khan and leading Indian economist Nisha Taneja argue that economic analysis reveals massive untapped trade ...

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Diwali in US Resolution Co-sponsored by Democrats Maloney, Meng

WASHINGTON, DC: The issue of a postage stamp in the United States to mark Diwali is perhaps second only to the call for an Indo-US nuclear deal by Indian American community leaders. While the latter was accomplished under the Bush administration, there is fresh hope for the stamp too to become reality. Ami Bera, the newly-minted Congressman from California, who ...

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INTERVIEW: Smithsonian to showcase Indian American history of last 2 centuries

By Deepak Chitnis WASHINGTON, DC: Starting this Fall, the historic Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC will unveil a brand-new exhibition in its Museum of Natural History that focuses exclusively on the history and culture of Indian immigrants in the United States. The  exhibition, “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” which has been in the works since 2007, will be ...

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India Provides $3 million to UN for Women Empowerment

India’s Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, has handed over a check of $1 million towards India’s contribution to the core voluntary budget of UN Women (for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), for the financial year 2012-2013, at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday. This ...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises

India and china have decided to resume joint military exercises to repose faith in each other’s defence preparedness. Ironically, the move came at a time when India and Pakistan were turning belligerent with killings of soldiers on both sides in small skirmishes. The first two rounds of joint military exercises were held in 2007 in Kunming, Yunnan region of China ...

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Delhi rape and its cathartic effects

By Frank Islam WASHINGTON, DC:  India exists in many different centuries, it has been said. The brutal rape of a young woman in South Delhi, one of the more cosmopolitan parts of the capital, in mid-December, proves that it is hard to argue against that statement. The victim, a 23-old-old student, lost her nearly two-week long battle for life at ...

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Google’s Innovative Doodle pays unique tribute to mathematician Ramanujan

Remebering great Indian mathematicisn Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), search giant Google has rightly come out with a simple but memorable doodle on Dec. 22, 2012, just a day after the world survived the so-called Mayan Doomsday prophecy. While his home state Tamil Nadu celebrates 22 December (Ramanujan’s birthday) as ‘State IT Day’, the Government of India released a stamp in 1962 ...

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Apollo Hospitals ventures into Burma with telemedicine

Hyderabad-based Apollo Group of Hospitals has launched its telemedicine service in Yangon, Myanmar or old Burma, heralding a new beginning in India-Myanmar relations. The facility would enable Myanmarese to consult Indian doctors online with tele-link, in an experiment first in Myanmar. Sailesh Thangal, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Yangon, Myanmar inaugurated the telemedicine facility services at the Keen ...

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Tradition bars seeing the moon today

India is gearing up for week-long Ganesh Chaturthi beginning Wednesday, while the tradition warns devotees not to see the moon on this particular day. Here is the anecdote about the tradition: Lord Ganesh was happy at the end of the celebrations and was on his way home but seeing his stature after consuming lots of food and sweets, the moon ...

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