Tag Archives: India

I-League football: Bengaluru FC drub East Bengal

Playing one of their better games of the season, Bengaluru FC struck thrice through Sean Rooney, skipper Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh for a 3-0 win against East Bengal in a Hero I-League game here on a rain-free Sunday. The victory, their ninth in 16 matches, took Bengaluru’s tally to 31 points, just one behind leaders Mohun Bagan in the ...

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Dinosaur-killing asteroid created Deccan Traps as seen in Mahalbaelshwar?

The asteroid that fell into the ocean off Mexico 66 million years ago and killed the dinosaurs also triggered volcanic eruptions all over the world including the triggering of the Deccan Traps in India, suggests a US team of geophysicists. The asteroid explained the “uncomfortably close” coincidence between the Deccan Traps eruptions and the impact. The Deccan eruptions are among the ...

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India rejects US panel report on religious freedom

India has rejected a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections and the spike in attacks on religious minorities in the country. The report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says that since the 2014 elections, religious minority communities in India have been “subject to derogatory comments by politicians linked to ...

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Why India Lacks Nobel Laureates in Science? Wonders Harsh Vardhan

India needs a brainstorming exercise to find out why it lacks Nobel Laureautes in science while those who migrated abroad are bringing laurels to the mother land, said Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Friday in Kolkata. Wondering why Indian scientists have not received the Nobel prize after Sir C.V. Raman, who bagged the honour way back ...

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Strong quake overdue in India but not soon, say experts

Nepal earthquake has sent shivers down the spines of many Indians living at the Himalayan foothills, fearing a major aftershock may uproot their lives too like the Nepalis. Even Indian media was abuzz with reports of an impending massive earthquake that is overdue in its Himalayan region. However some wise men have rubbish such forecast saying no unusual seismic activity or ...

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Crops in 189,000 hectares damaged due to rains: Govt

The government on Monday told parliament that crops in 189 lakh hectare have been damaged due to the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the country. Responding to an exhaustive debate in the Rajya Sabha on the agrarian crisis, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the data is based on the reports received from the affected states. “The centre took ...

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Post-Quake Do’s and Don’ts for all

Earthquake cannot be predicted with our technology prowess, hence it is better to be aware of the Do’s and Don’ts in case of an earthquake. Moreover, experts warn that India too could be the target owing to same tectonic plate that lies underneath India as Nepal’s. Here they are: – If indoors, drop to the ground. Take cover by getting ...

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India Dispatches Emergency Relief Supplies to Quake-hit Nepal

In the wake of a major earthquake that has devastated Nepal and affected many parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed immediate dispatch of emergency relief and rescue teams, including medical help to Nepal and the Indian border areas where the impact was felt severely today. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the situation following the massive ...

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Official Details of Nepal Earthquake

The government of India has given out the details of the Nepal earthquake that shook the Himalayan front region, including Indian border states. The Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred  today at 11.41 A.M  IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 80 Km NW of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude ...

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PM chairs high-level meeting to review Nepal earthquake relief measures

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday soon after the major earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people so far, including some inside India. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra, and senior officials ...

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India turns to Co-BRICS nations on thorny climate change issue

India has sought the cooperation of other BRICS nations in addressing the climate change issue that is hovering above in view of who pays for the air pollution — developed or developing nations? At the first meeting of environment ministers of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in Moscow, Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar reiterated Prime Minister Narendra ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Don’t Try to Make Business Out of Climate Change: Javadekar Tells Developed world

India’s environment minister reiterated India’s commitment for an “equitable” agreement at the forthcoming Paris Environmental Conference in December this year in consonance with its avowed  “Common but differentiated responsibility” approach to answer the green fund debate. Climate change was a challenge and not a business opportunity and the developed world should not profit from disaster, said Prakash Javadekar, speaking at the major ...

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India reiterates stand on ‘differentiated responsibility’ at green talks

By Rajendra Shende   US President Barack Obama, in his 166-word eulogy in Time magazine that named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, termed him “India’s reformer-in-chief” who had “laid out an ambitious vision to …unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change”. Modi tweeted thanks to Obama. But his government, determined to ...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don’t log off now

By Aparajita Gupta Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. “Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It’s a utopian idea – no ...

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After Flipkart, Cleartrip Joins Net Neutrality Bandwagon, Exits FaceBook’s Internet.Org

Following Flipkart example, Cleartrip.com, a travel website has exited from Facebook’s Internet.org saying on second thought it found the non-mentization membership still violated the principle of Net Neutrality. For instance, Internet.org allows only Microsoft’s Bing.com and no other search engines, thus clearly violating the principle of Net Neutrality. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends it saying it can co-exist with ...

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