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Tourism Move in Andamans Triggers Row Over Jarawa Tribe’s Survival, Anthropologists Appalled

Anthropologists will be shocked to see that the Narendra Modi government has decided to develop Andamans and Nicobar Islands for tourism and development, with assurance that the Jarawa hunt-gathering tribe will be left untouched with barriers. For decades, anthropologists have argued with modern invasive governments to desist from tribals and not upset their isolated life-style with due respect to their ...

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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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Cold Fusion Research to be Restored

Ponting out it has the potential to provide answers to the country’s energy problems, some top nuclear scientists urge India’s new government to revive research on "cold fusion.” In the 1990s, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai had done some work on cold fusion, now called Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR, but abandoned the research 18 years ...

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Swiss Bank Holders: Govt to Disclose Only 3 Names After 5-Month Brouhaha

The Indian government may disclose only three names of black money account holders in an affidavit to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite criticism from many quarters including the opposition Congress, said media reports. Last week report by Hindustan Times said the Centre was likely to tell the apex court “names of people against whom strong evidence exists” and not ...

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Jaitley Clarifies on Why Govt is Helpless to Bring Back Black Money Despite Election Promise

Jaitley has to cover up for Narendra Modi’s promise made during the elections that within 3 months the black money stashed abroad will be brought back home, in a write up saying India will pursue black money, not adventurism. Yesterday, the government told the Supreme Court it can’t yet disclose the names of people who have allegedly stashed their ill-gotten ...

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Modi Govt to Raise Income Tax Exemptions in Budget Presentation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who vouched for no-tax regime during his electioneering but relented later, is now pondering soaps amounting to tax exemption of up to Rs.5 lakhs for all citizens. Only senior citizens are allowed such exemption under the current tax regime. Now that the new government has come to power, first move by the Narendra Modi government would ...

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