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  • Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling

    05/27/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    WSJ video ^ | 5/27/2016
    Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling 5/27/2016 Telephone scammers posing as tech support, lottery reps or even government officials are inundating U.S. homes as cheap technology and the rapid rise in Internet access globally makes it easier to set up ..
  • Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (contemplating death)

    05/26/2016 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | Eric Weiner
    ..I was having a panic attack.What I wanted to know was: why now – my life was going uncharacteristically well – and what could I do about it? “You need to think about death for five minutes every day,” Ura replied. “It will cure you.” “How?” I said, dumbfounded. “It is this thing, this fear of death, this fear of dying before we have accomplished what we want or seen our children grow. This is what is troubling you.” “But why would I want to think about something so depressing?” “Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 56 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Everest victim was out to prove 'vegans can do anything'

    05/23/2016 2:30:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 81 replies
    A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports. Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the same malady, while Australia's Maria Strydom succumbed to it on Saturday. A 25-year-old Sherpa was the first to die this climbing season: Phurba Sherpa fell to his death Thursday while trying to prep a route for climbers just 150 feet from the top, CNN reports.
  • India's Mini-Shuttle Blasts Into Elon Musk's Race For Space

    05/23/2016 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 21 replies
    www.ndtv.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Anurag Kotoky, Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg
    India successfully launched a scale model of a reusable spacecraft on Monday, a project that in time could pit the nation against billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in the race to make access to space cheaper and easier. The winged vessel -- one-fifth of full size -- blasted off on a rocket from Sriharikota base on the southeastern coast, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 65 kilometers (40 miles) and glided back at supersonic speeds for a splashdown in the Bay of Bengal. The test took about 13 minutes.
  • Muslim Boils Bride Alive When He Finds What She Didn’t Bring On Wedding Day

    05/21/2016 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Mad World News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dom the Conservative
    A Muslim man held a festering grudge against his young bride since the day of their wedding, prompting him to take gruesome revenge. Finally fed up, he took a large pot of boiling water from the stove and poured it over his wife’s head, literally melting her face and body. When police arrived, they were told that the horrific scene was all because of what the woman still hadn’t given to her husband since the day of their wedding. The barbarity of Islamic culture has not only survived 1,400 years of the rest of the world’s progress, but it is...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit

    05/20/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Hartford Business.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Keith Griffin
    May 19, 2016 FTC expands tech support fraud lawsuit Keith Griffin The Federal Trade Commission has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against a tech support scam with ties to Connecticut. The scheme allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple, and other major tech companies. Back in November, the Connecticut attorney general's office joined in the FTC action along with the state of Pennsylvania in a request to shut down a tech support scam operating out of Essex and two locations in Pennsylvania that allegedly scammed consumers out of...
  • Kidnapped Indian Salesian’s Release Imminent: German Paper

    05/18/2016 12:06:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Matters India ^ | May 17, 2016
    Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic militants of Yemen on March 4, could be released soon, a Malayalam newspaper reported May 17. The Malayala Manorama based its story on an interview that Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia Bishop Paul Hinder gave to the “Bild-Zeitung,” (picture newspaper), a German tabloid. The vicariate covers Yemen also. The German tabloid quoted Bishop Hinder as saying that the Fr Uzhunnalil’s release was imminent. Suspected Islamic militants took the 57-year-old priest into custody after they raided a Missionaries of Charity aid center in Aden, a southern port city of Yemen. The terrorists...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Chinese bullet train in Venezuela stalls as alliance derails

    05/15/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5-14-16 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America's first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development to its backwater plains. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse — and a strategic relationship gone adrift. Where dozens of modern buildings once stood, cattle now graze on grass growing amid the rubble of the project's gutted and vandalized factory. A red arched sign in Chinese and Spanish is all that remains of what until 16 months ago was a bustling complex of 800 workers. That's when the project's Chinese...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/15/2016 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST | Press Trust of India
    Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India Press Trust of India | Melbourne May 15, 2016 Last Updated at 11:57 IST Ancient Irish musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India, according to a new study of musical horns from iron-age Ireland. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artifacts shows a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive...
  • Pompeii Pottery May Rewrite History

    11/08/2004 11:40:27 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,296+ views
    ABC Net ^ | 11-8-2004 | Heather Catchpole
    Pompeii pottery may rewrite history Heather Catchpole ABC Science Online Monday, 8 November 2004 A broken plate is one of the pieces in the puzzle of how ancient cultures traded (Image: Jaye Pont) Archaeologists may need to change their view of Pompeii's role in trade and commerce, after a ceramics expert's recent discovery. Australian researcher Jaye Pont from the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Sydney's Macquarie University says people who lived in Pompeii bought their pottery locally and didn't import it. Pont said the find could "make waves" among archaeologists looking at trade in the Mediterranean. And she said researchers...
  • Scientists Discover Ancient Sea Wharf (Marine Silk Road)

    12/30/2004 11:46:01 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 782+ views
    East Day.Com ^ | 12-30-2004
    Scientists discover ancient sea wharf 30/12/2004 7:32 Archeologists say that they have found the country's oldest wharf and it is believed to be the starting point of an ancient sea route to Central and West Asia. The discovery has reaffirmed the widespread belief that the ancient trade route started in Hepu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, archeologists said at yesterday's symposium on the nation's marine silk road. After three years of excavation, archeologists have unearthed a wharf that is at least 2,000 years old in Guchengtou Village, according to Xiong Zhaoming, head of the archeological team. At the same site,...
  • The Shipwreck at Assarca Island, Eritrea

    10/17/2004 9:22:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Institute of Nautical Archaeology ^ | Revised January 1996 | Ralph K. Pedersen, M.A.
    It is not known whether the wood fragments were wreck material, or if they were associated with the remains of a Stalin's Organ lying nearby. No other artifacts, including anchors, were found despite the digging of several small test pits approximately 15 cm. deep to determine the extent of the wreck. It is probable more artifacts lie under the sand, as well as concreted into the coral. My original opinion of the date of the pottery was 7th century...I believed, however, a date a few centuries earlier or later was also possible. Research has revealed that my initial dating...
  • When In Vietnam, Build Boats As The Romans Do

    04/21/2006 11:03:33 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    When in Vietnam, Build Boats as the Romans Do Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA In December 2004, researchers drained a canal in northern Vietnam in search of ancient textiles from graves. They found that and a whole lot more. Protruding from the canal bank at Dong Xa was a 2000-year-old log boat that had been used as a coffin. After a closer look at the woodwork, archaeologists Peter Bellwood and Judith Cameron of Australia National University in Canberra and their colleagues were astounded to find that the method for fitting planks to hull matched that...
  • Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    05/14/2016 12:23:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 13, 2016 | Australian National University
    An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India. The realisation that modern Indian horns are almost identical to many iron-age European artefacts reveals a rich cultural link between the two regions 2,000 years ago, said PhD student Billy O Foghlu, from The Australian National University (ANU). "Archaeology is usually silent. I was astonished to find what I thought to be dead soundscapes alive and living in Kerala today," said the ANU College of Asia-Pacific student... The findings help show that Europe and India had...
  • U.S., Russia, India driving China’s nuclear modernisation: Pentagon

    05/13/2016 9:13:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 14, 2016
    The defence capabilities possessed by the U.S., Russia and India are among the main factors driving China to modernise its nuclear force and bolster its strategic strike capabilities, the Pentagon has said. In a report to Congress detailing China’s nuclear power, Pentagon on Friday said the country was deploying new command, control and communications capabilities to its nuclear forces to improve control of multiple units in the field. China, it said, insists that the new generation of mobile missiles, with warheads consisting of multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) and penetration aids, are intended to ensure the viability of its...
  • Indian Hindu group: Trump will be mankind's lone savior

    05/13/2016 1:06:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    A nationalist Hindu group in India this week prayed for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's victory, and went so far as to call him "the lone savior of mankind" given his commitment to destroy Islamic terror. Around a dozen members of Hindu Sena tossed offerings into a sacred fire and chanted Sanskrit hymns in prayers for Trump's successful campaign for the White house, reports Wall Street Journal on Thursday. They held pictures of Trump with the addition of a traditional Hindu red dot daubed on his forehead, on either side of a drawing of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman....
  • Son of Lebanese migrants is Brazil’s new president

    05/12/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    All arabiya - English ^ | 05.112016 | Reuters
    The son of Lebanese migrants - Vice President Michel Temer will take the helm of the world’s fifth-most populous nation on Thursday after Brazil’s Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budgetary laws.
  • Last flight of hero married to his machine

    05/12/2016 12:30:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | MAY 12, 2016 | Sujan Dutta
    Arun Prakash (left) and Shikker Raj Pillai Naval Air Station INS Hansa, Goa, May 11: Blessed are lives like Captain Shikku Raj Pillai's: fighter pilot, naval officer, a hero here this morning, the last on planet earth to land the Sea Harrier. Soon, this afternoon, he would formally hand over command of his squadron, the INAS 300 "White Tigers", to Captain Harshveer Singh. Harshveer is younger and flies the much younger MiG29K. Pillai is moving from Goa to New Delhi. He is delighted to be the hero today but his sunburnt features pale in contemplating the immediate future. As of...
  • Hard-line Indian Hindu Group Prayerfully Endorses Donald Trump

    05/11/2016 8:57:55 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/11/2016 | Michael Edison Hayden
    The Hindu Sena, a reactionary Hindu nationalist political organization in India, has endorsed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump for his strong stance against what the group called “Islamic terror.”
  • Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’

    05/11/2016 10:58:11 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    indianexpress.com ^ | May 12, 2016 4:00 am | Naveed Iqbal
    Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’ Members of the Sena believe that Trump is the man who will “save humanity from Islam and Islamic terror.” Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published:May 12, 2016 4:00 am Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’ Members of the Sena believe that Trump is the man who will “save humanity from Islam and Islamic terror.” Tilak on his forehead, the smell of incense in the air and prayers for his victory in the US presidential elections...
  • Right-Wing Hindus in India Are Calling Donald Trump the ‘Lone Protector of Mankind’

    05/11/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 39 replies
    time.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Nash Jenkins @pnashjenkins
    The are praying for his victory — even if he can't get their accents right At a campaign rally in Delaware three weeks ago, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump chose to attack American outsourcing by affecting a cruel caricature of an Indian accent, to the delight of his supporters. Yet his apparent disdain for the people of the world’s second most populous nation doesn’t seem to faze a right-wing Indian group that is now praying — yes, literally praying — for Trump’s victory. A new video released by Reuters captures members of Hindu Sena, a Hindu nationalist political organization, holding...
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

    05/10/2016 3:14:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
    The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party was executed early Wednesday for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Motiur Rahman Nizami, the 73-year-old leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight security. […] Nizami is the fifth senior official from opposition parties to be executed since 2013 for war crimes carried out during the 1971 war. Three other senior members of Nizami’s Jamaat-e-Islami party and a top leader of...
  • Forget Kohinoor, a Diamond Four Times Bigger Is Now in Dubai

    05/10/2016 12:36:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Uncut diamond weighs in at 404 carats compared with Kohinoor’s 105.602 caratsEven as the governments of India, Pakistan and even Afghanistan have all laid a claim on the world-famous Kohinoor diamond that is set in the front of UK’s Queen Mother’s Crown, it is Dubai that can be called home to one of the world’s rarest and largest rough diamonds even discovered. The astonishing rough diamond in Dubai is characterised not only by its sheer size – an impressive 404 carats – but also uniquely by its colourlessness and flawless clarity. The cut-down Kohinoor, on the other hand, weighs 105.6...
  • Requiem for the 'Jump-Jet'

    05/09/2016 10:21:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service ^ | May 9, 2016 | Arun Prakash
    The Indian Navy (IN) will bid farewell to its carrier-borne jump-jet the Sea Harrier on May 11 in Goa. It will be a nostalgic moment for those who were associated with this very distinctive fighter aircraft. When the navy's elegant, first-generation Sea Hawk fighter grew old and weary in the late 1970s, having proved its mettle in the 1971 war for Bangladesh, a search was mounted for a suitable replacement. Since most of the contemporary fighters were either unsuitable or unavailable, the future of naval aviation, and of our sole carrier INS Vikrant, looked bleak. Coincidentally, the Royal Navy (RN)...
  • Bin Laden network 'plotted hundreds of attacks'

    11/08/2001 2:27:39 AM PST · by maquiladora · 40 replies · 763+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday November 8, 2001 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The attacks on US targets culminating in the September 11 suicide hijackings were only a fraction of the onslaught planned by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, it emerged yesterday. Over the past three years, US intelligence detected plots against US embassies in 14 countries, mostly in Asia and Africa, and there were over 600 more "credible threats" of attacks. Some were thwarted by arrests or stepped up security. Others appear to have been suspended or may still be pending. The global extent of al-Qaida's terrorist ambitions is revealed in a new book by Peter Bergen, CNN's terrorism analyst, who interviewed ...
  • Former US soldier receives sex change op at budget Indian clinic

    05/06/2016 11:26:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2016 | THOMAS BURROWS
    A former US soldier flew to India to have a sex change as part of a growing trend of foreigners traveling out to the country to have operations at budget clinics. Dressed in a bright blue sari and wearing ornate Indian jewellery, Betty Ann Archer, 64, who was born Dale, said she felt trapped in the wrong body. 'I attempted to kill myself twice...I didn't like myself. I didn't like my body at all. I couldn't be myself', she explained. 'I became very ill in 2011 and almost died. While I was recovering I came to the conclusion that I...
  • Parts of India Ban Daytime Cooking as Hundreds Die of Heat

    04/30/2016 10:14:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Recorder ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | NIRMALA GEORGE and INDRAJIT SINGH
    With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. The eastern state of Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after accidental fires exacerbated by dry, hot and windy weather swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed 79 people. They included 10 children and five adults killed in a fire sparked during a Hindu prayer ceremony...
  • Mathematicians And 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

    04/30/2016 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 74 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Ramin Skibba
    (Inside Science) – In 1914, an unknown Indian man boarded a ship and traveled across the world to Cambridge University in England, where he could finally follow his passion for mathematics. In the few short years between his arrival and untimely death, he filled notebooks with formulas and discovered theorems, some of which still influence the work of mathematicians and scientists today. The new biopic, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," which opens in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, April 29, chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A self-taught Indian mathematician from the city then called Madras (now Chennai), Ramanujan struggled to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: India's first conventional submarine in 15 years goes to sea

    04/29/2016 10:52:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    India Today ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jugal R Purohit
    After Kalvari, the subsequent five submarines will be delivered at a gap of nine months each. When it comes to submarines, a usually buoyant Indian Navy (IN) experiences what can be termed as a 'mood swing'. However, this Sunday, there is reason to be upbeat. Its first French-designed conventional, diesel electric submarine in over 15 years, the Kalvari, is going to sea. Credible sources associated with the project (code named Project 75) have confirmed that Harbour Acceptance Trials (HATs) are 'largely complete' and she has been readied for 'Sea Trials', indicating the final stage of checks before she becomes a...
  • Muslim leader in India under fire from activists for supporting female genital mutilation (FGM)

    04/29/2016 4:31:59 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/29/16
    MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practice female genital mutilation (FGM) came under criticism on Friday by campaigners who accused him of urging followers to continue the centuries-old custom. Little is known about FGM in India, where it is carried out in great secrecy by the close-knit Dawoodi Bohra community, a Shi'ite Muslim sect thought to number over 1 million that considers the practice to be a religious obligation. An audio clip of Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin's speech at a mosque in Mumbai, has been authenticated by several members of the...
  • Russia, India Strengthen Ties With War Games

    04/28/2016 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    trunews.com ^ | 04/28/2016 | trunews.com
    Russia, India Strengthen Ties With War Games Russia and India have agreed to hold joint war games involving all military branches this year. The agreement was signed in Vladivostok, with further details scheduled to be discussed next month. Consultations on the biggest of the three drills, Indra-2016, will be held in May, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District’s press service said on Thursday. “A joint protocol was signed in Vladivostok to hold the first planning conference for the Indra-2016 joint exercises,” Captain Roman Martov said, as cited by RIA Novosti. The two sides will set the...
  • Apple to be exempted from 30% sourcing norms by (India) Government Panel

    04/28/2016 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    India Times Economics Tech ^ | 28 April 2016, 9:18 AM IST
    The US-based company has sought approval from the government on setting up single-brand retail stores in the country. A government panel has recommended exempting Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for Apple to open single-brand retail stores in the country. The company had given a detailed presentation to the committee headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on April 19, on its products, technology, innovations and camera. "The committee has found that the company's products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from...
  • Islam's War Against Buddhism

    04/27/2016 6:00:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | Wednesday, April 04, 2007 | Dhammajarat
    “Allahu Akbar”! The tinny P.A. system tore asunder the pre-dawn peace and quiet. I was jolted in my mind, almost like experiencing a car wreck, suddenly and without any warning. This totally incongruous sound intruded upon and encompassed everything, causing even the birds to rustle in the darkness.
  • English Gun Law was a Colonial Import from India

    04/25/2016 4:15:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Destruction of the Magazine at Delhi During the Indian Mutiny 1857-58 Gun control, or more properly, the restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by the general population, was not a common or popular phenomena in Europe until after the First World War.  One of the most influential and gun control laws was instituted in England and Wales in 1920.  It has been the basis for a great deal of restrictions on the private ownership of firearms around the world, both in the Commonwealth countries and in Europe.  These restrictions were not designed to protect the public from...
  • The Vatican Just Put a Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish

    04/24/2016 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/23/2016 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME — Just what is it that the Vatican does not get about predator priests? Apparently a lot. Father Joseph Jeyapaul is a priest from India who admitted to raping two adolescent girls in Minnesota when he served the Crookston diocese from 2004 to 2005. After being charged with the abuse, which included rape and forcing at least one of the girls to perform fellatio on him, he fled home to India, where he was eventually arrested on an Interpol warrant. He was then extradited back to Minnesota, where he admitted his heinous crimes and entered a plea bargain in...
  • Child Brides Break Down When Forced to Marry Police looking for parents who are on the run

    04/23/2016 7:21:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, April 22, 2016
    Police looking for parents who are on the runChild brides break down in tears as they are forced to marry boys of mass Indian wedding ceremony. (YouTube) A mass child marriage ceremony has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed. In the video that has been circulated on social media, a girl of around 10-years-old is seen crying and pleading for help as her father as he rags her to the ceremony. In another clip a priest - conducting the Hindu ritual - is also seen scolding the children for crying. In...
  • Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

    04/23/2016 11:55:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | John Vidal
    Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration
  • Trump impersonates Indian call-center worker

    Donald Trump tailored his pitch to the citizens of Delaware on Friday, praising the tiny mid-Atlantic state’s status as a tax shelter and at one point sharing a story about calling his credit-card company to find out whether it employed people in India. "I know almost as much as the people in Delaware about banking," Trump boasted at a rally in Harrington, a small town south of the capital Dover, on Friday afternoon. Trump said he had 378 corporate entities registered in the state, "meaning I pay you a lot of money, folks. I don’t feel guilty." "I spend a...
  • Child brides break down in tears as they are forced to marry boys in secret footage of mass [tr]

    04/20/2016 8:25:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Charnamrit Sachdeva
    A mass child marriage ceremony in India has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed. The heartbreaking video was taken in Chittorgarh, a city in Rajasthan, northern India, a state in the country that is prevalent for child marriages. In one clip a young girl of around ten-years-old is desperately crying and pleading for help as her father drags her around the customary ceremony.
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • India now says it will try to reclaim crown jewel from UK

    04/20/2016 2:32:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 1:03 AM EDT | Nirmala George
    A day after India’s solicitor general told the Supreme Court that it won’t request the return of the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is now part of the British crown jewels, the government reversed track and said it would work to bring the diamond back. India’s solicitor general had said Monday that Britain shouldn’t have to give the diamond back, since it was given freely to the British in the mid-19th century by the family of Punjab’s Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and had been “neither stolen nor forcibly taken by British rulers.” […] The diamond is on display in the Tower of...
  • Cops bust ‘baby farm’ where you can buy an infant for $1,400

    04/19/2016 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/19/16 | Tom Towers, The Sun
    A hospital is persuading women who want to terminate their pregnancies to have the babies so it can sell them for $1,400 each to childless couples. The shocking “baby farm” has been exposed at the 30-bed Palash Hospital in the Gwailor district of India. Two of the sold babies have since been rescued by police.
  • India tests 1st nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarine

    04/19/2016 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 19 Apr, 2016 07:16
    India’s first submarine capable of firing nuclear ballistic missiles, the INS Arihant, is undergoing sea acceptance trials and will be commissioned after their completion, the Navy has announced. "INS Arihant is now undergoing sea acceptance trails as it had already passed several deep sea diving drills. The submarine will be commissioned after completing all the sea trials," said H.C.S. Bisht, Vice Admiral of the Indian Navy. The 6,000-ton vessel is the first nuclear-powered submarine that can launch nuclear-capable missiles manufactured by India – the first nation to announce it has accomplished this feat after the five original nuclear powers. It...
  • India's homegrown Tejas fighter sparks interest in Egypt, Sri Lanka

    04/18/2016 6:31:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | Apr 18, 2016
    New Delhi: India's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which was several years in the making, has now caught the attention of foreign buyers, with Sri Lanka and Egypt evincing interest in the indigenously built fighter jet. Sri Lanka had recently rejected Pakistan's JF-17 aircraft built with Chinese help, while Egypt had last year signed a contract for 24 French-made Rafale fighter jets. The two countries are interested in the current version of the Tejas and not the upgraded one which will be rolled out later. However, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the manufacturer of Tejas, is focusing on delivering the aircraft...
  • Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote (Vote Happening NOW)

    04/17/2016 5:42:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    KDAL ^ | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to send her for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her...