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TERI, USGBC form strategic alliance


Details of Scorpene Submarines Leaked

NEW DELHI: Highly classified information on what makes six submarines being built in Mumbai so crucial for India's security have been leaked - more than 22,000 pages that serve as the operating manual of the Scorpene submarine have been made available with excerpts released online by an Australian newspaper....more More

Haryana appoints Sakshi Beti Bachao ambassador

NEW DELHI: Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik came home to a grand reception on Wednesday morning in New Delhi. She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in wrestling. The wrestler was received by a contingent of ministers from the Haryana government at the Capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Haryana's sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij, who was present in Rio as head of the state delegation, accompanied the star wrestler on the return flight....more More

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Harry KazianisChina Could Make a Big Move in the South China Sea beginning September

By Harry J. Kazianis

WASHINGTON: It seems if the People’s Republic of China is going to make a push to radically alter the status-quo in the South China Sea—by reclaiming the hotly disputed Scarborough Shoal that is clearly within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines—we now have a good idea of when that might happen: sometime between early September, after the G-20 summit being hosted in China, and the U.S. presidential election on November 8th....more More

GST Implementation A Key Challenge

By Rakesh Nangia

Rakesh NangiaNEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the much awaited Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 (‘Bill’). Passing of the Bill by the Rajya Sabha is a historic step towards the implementation of GST in India. The passage of the historic Bill has made the GST regime in India a reality. GST, being the biggest tax reform in India, its successful implementation would be the key and a challenge.....more More

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JaishankarPak's use of terror major roadblock in ties: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: India's efforts to have "closer and broader" cooperation in South Asia often faced roadblocks due to "unique challenge" from Pakistan which tends to use terrorism as an instrument of policy of diplomacy, foreign secretary S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. In strong criticism of Pakistan, he said almost all major iniatiatives of India in SAARC — be it enhancing connectivity or having deeper engagement in some other key areas — did not fructify due to hurdles posed by Islamabad, adding terrorism is central to the problem....more More

Vikas SwarupIndia wants to discuss illegal occupation of PoK

NEW DELHI: On a day Pakistan accused India of crossing a “red line” by raising alleged rights abuses in Balochistan, New Delhi said it wanted to discuss the vacation of parts of Jammu and Kashmir under “illegal occupation” by Islamabad. The war of words heated up a day after India said it would take up Pakistan’s offer of talks provided they focus on cross-border terrorism and not the unrest in Kashmir, where more than 60 people have died in protests after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani....more More

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize Conferred on HWPL Chairman

GYEONGGI (South Korea): Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) was honored with the “Mahatma Gandhi Prize for Non-Violent Peace” at the Peace Palace here on Tuesday. Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Chairman of Mahatma M.K. Gandhi Foundation for Nonviolent Peace, and Secretary-General Dr. Jyoti Mohapatra came to Korea for the prize award ceremony. Chairman Patasani is also a Parliament member of the 16th Lok Sabha (House of the People) of India.....more More

TrumpOne-in-five US Republicans want Trump to drop out

NEW YORK: Nearly one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party. Some 19% think the New York real estate magnate should drop out, 70% think he should stay in and 10% say they "don't know," according to the Aug. 5-8 poll of 396 registered Republicans. The poll has a confidence interval of six percentage points....more More


Are Cell Phones Safe for us?

By Amit Kumar

Amit KumarNEW DELHI: Forty three years ago, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the very first call on a mobile phone. Just four decades later, cell phones, and now smartphones, live in the pocket or purse of nearly everyone in the country. Our phones tell us the time, give us directions, take pictures, entertain us and help us exercise, all while making it possible to post each and every sordid detail to the internet without going anywhere near a computer. However, Cell phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation, and RF radiation has been shown to damage DNA and cause cancer in laboratory animals......more More

IKEA sets out on a journey to explore the future Scandinavian design identity

ÄLMHULT (Sweden): As one of the first steps on the journey to explore the future Scandinavian design identity, IKEA will together with the Dan Disign company, HAY, create a collection for socialising in the living room. “When we see the world is changing, how people live is changing, how people use products is changing, we have a duty to reinvent our basics. Still with a typical IKEA design sensibility, so that you can see that it is us from the beginning, so you can see that it relates to our Scandinavian heritage, which is part of being IKEA", said Marcus Engman, Design Manager at IKEA, at the Democratic Design Day conference here on Wednesday.....more More

FICCI Welcomes Brazil as the 76th Member of the ATA Carnet System

NEW DELHI: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) welcomes Brazil as the 76th member of the ATA Carnet System. Brazil joins the system as of 28 June 2016 ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics. The ATA Carnet System, which is administered worldwide by the World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC), ICC, Paris has been successfully functioning for more than 50 years, includes at present 76 countries.....more More

India witnessed religiously motivated killings in 2015, says US report

WASHINGTON: A US report on religious freedom around the world in 2015, released on Wednesday, took note of the returning of state awards by Indian filmmakers and authors protesting growing intolerance. The report, an annual exercise by the state department, also noted “reports of religiously motivated killings, assaults, riots, coerced religious conversions, actions restricting the right of individuals to change religious beliefs, discrimination, and vandalism”.....more More

Dragon or Chrysanthemum? China, Japan, and the war over WWII

By Daniel C. Twining

Daniel TwiningWASHINGTON: It had emerged as Asia’s leading power following a burst of modernization abetted by Western technology. Political reform was squashed as conservative civilians joined forces with military generals to form a dictatorship that battened on nationalist fervor aimed at foreign adversaries. Militaristic army and navy officers drove an expansionist foreign policy that carved out an ever-larger sphere of influence for the rising power. Its industrial production and voracious appetite for natural resources created a new regional economy centered on the emerging giant, giving it political influence over its neighbors. In Western capitals, alarm bells rang as the nation seemed determined to dominate Asia. Its leaders preached a mantra of “Asia for the Asians” in a bid to intimidate Western powers into retreating. This was a picture of Japan in the 1930s. It is also a picture of China today.....more More

Salman's film Sultan enters Rs 300-crore club

MUMBAI: Salman Khan's Sultan, slowly, but surely, has cracked the 300-crore ceiling and is finally a part of the Rs. 300-crore club. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the wrestling film Sultan is now Salman's second film to have grossed over Rs 300 crore at the box office. Salman, since 2009's Wanted, has been the undisputed king of the box office. The box office success of Sultan further cements his status of serial hit-maker at the box office.....more More



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