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Pearl Harbor Visit by Japan PM Abe to Bury Hatchet or History?

In a reciprocal gesture to US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, cementing the leftover feelings of animosity, if any, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he would visit Pearl Harbor NOT on December 7 but 20 days later. Pearl harbor was a US Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked on ...

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India, China to be Wary as IMF Warns of Protectionism Hype Next Year

While India is going agogue with its Pakistan-centric foreign policy, IMF has warned both India and China that the global economic growth will remain subdued this year following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The IMF, in its October 2016 World Economic Outlook, said India, continues to be resilient with its gross ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro Status: Stand-Alone Stations in Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar Await Elusive Connection

Namma Metro

It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual. The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before ...

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Japan Parents Abandon Child in Forest, Regret Now

In a revival of ancient Japanese custom to abandon old mothers or fathers in forests or mountain-tops, modern Japanese parents have decided to punish their 7-year-old boy in a forest as punishment for his mischief — throwing stones at passing by cars in his street. Though they intended to teach him mere a lesson, it proved dearer as the boy went missing ...

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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Upbeat on 7th Pay Panel Hikes, Start Ups

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has kept policy rate on hold at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, purportedly awaiting the government’s move in the direction when it unveils the Budget 2016-17 later this month. Monetary and Liquidity Measures remained the same as RBI has decided to: * keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.75 per ...

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2015 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Japan?

In an unprecedented bonanza to Japan, more Nobel Prizes in history would have been given to one country in a year with the Nobel Peace Prize slated to be given to Hiroshima bomb survivors and peace advocates from the country that suffered the worst Nuclear bombing in history. While the Nobel Literature for 2015 went to the Belarusian author Svetlana ...

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Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Neutrino Physicists from Japan, Canada

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita from Japan for his Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, based at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald from Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, Queen’s University, Kingston, in Canada “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have ...

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Mamata Decides to Open Netaji Files to Public

After 70 years since the mysterious plane crash that purportedly killed Indian icon Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Formosa (Taiwan), refusing the secretive efforts to cover up the incident, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that the 64 files in state government’s possession would be declassified and made public. While the Centre had all along been adamant to ...

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Pakistan Among 17 Foreign Troops to Join Tiananmen Square Parade, China to Cut Troops

Highlights: All Chinese-made! 84% of armament in China’s #VDay #parade shown to public for first time pic.twitter.com/x347inlIZE — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 3, 2015 China will cut its troops by 300,000, said Chinese  President Xi Jinping on Thursda, while addressing the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of World War Two. As Chinese troops marched past the ...

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Watch Live as Japan All Set to Launch Cargo Mission to ISS

  The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is all set to launch the twice-postponed cargo mission to International Space Station via its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-5 in few hours from now on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7:50 am ET. Watch it live on NASA TV. JAXA, one of the partners of the ISS mission, is delaying the launch from the ...

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Top Quotes on 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day

On 6 August 1945, at 8:10am, the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped Little boy, a 16-kiloton atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, killing more than 70,000 people in an instant. Today the residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft. Atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...

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Hiroshima Bombing Remembered, 70 Years After

Residents of Hiroshima have observed a minute of silence marking the 70th anniversary of the first atom bomb on august 6, 1945 by the US to end World War Two, bringing peace to the world but the death toll has climbed up to 140,000 so far. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the event at Hiroshima’s memorial park and thousands ...

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India Launches its Biggest Telescope MAST in Udaipur

In a groundbreaking achievement, India uncovered the biggest telescope of the nation namely “Multi Application Solar Telescope” (MAST) at the Udaipur Solar Observatory on Tuesday. Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) belongs to the group of six sites around the world known as the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG). MAST was put into action in order for USO to carry out a ...

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Bitcoin firm MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan

The CEO of the failed MtGox company that once acted as the world’s largest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin, was arrested in Japan. Born in France, he moved to Japan in 2009. Mark Karpeles, 30, the CEO of MtGox was held for the loss of virtual currencuy amounting to bitcoins worth $387million in February 2014. Police suspect that he ...

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World Largest Flower Blooms After Five Long Years in Tokyo

Amorphophallus Titanum, worlds largest flower also known as corpse flower, has bloomed in Tokyo after five long years on July 22, 2015 at the Jindai Botanical gardens in Japan’s Chofu city. The rare flower has an anther that towers up to 6.5 feet and it smells like rotten meat. Unlike other flowers which produce sweet smell, this rare flower has ...

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Japan Reverses Renunciation of War in Constitution; China Upset, US Upbeat, India Silent

Japan lower house has finally passed a historic legislation on Thursday empowering the Defense forces to fight in foreign conflicts reversing the post-war legacy of no-military conflicts, amid protests outside parliament throughout the passage of the bill. Supported by the US, the new move by Japan would herald a new era in Japan’s military operations and its stance not to ...

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