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  • India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    04/15/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dean Nelson in New Delhi
    India's Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is...
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • Is India about to elect its Reagan?

    04/15/2014 8:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2014 | David Cohen, fmr dep asst Secretary of the Interior
    India, the world’s largest democracy, is in the midst of a marathon five-week election that will result in the selection of its next prime minister. Although Nate Silver has yet to make it official, most pundits and prognosticators predict that Narendra Modi will be India’s next leader. Modi bears striking similarities to a celebrated American president: one Ronald Wilson Reagan. Both men rose from humble origins. Modi, in particular, worked from childhood hawking tea in railway stations. Both were popular and successful state governors: Modi is the chief minister (equivalent to a governor) of Gujarat, an Indian state whose gift...
  • NYPD cop barred from leaving India after accidentally bringing three bullets into country: officials

    04/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, , Jennifer Fermino , Barry Paddock
    An NYPD cop is stuck in India after being arrested for accidentally bringing three bullets into the country, officials said Friday. Officer Manny Encarnacion was taken into custody on March 10 after security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport found the bullets in his checked baggage, police sources said. “I’m troubled by it,” Mayor de Blasio said Friday of the arrest. “We want to make sure we're providing support for him — and make sure he’s not being treated unfairly.” In December, the controversial arrest and strip search of New Delhi’s then-deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in Manhattan for allegedly...
  • BREAKING: #MH370 Mystery Deepens – Pentagon Bans ALL LEAVE TRAVEL TO DIEGO GARCIA

    04/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    The Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    This is weird. This was posted April 4 on the Diego Garcia Passenger Facebook Page. Via RedFlagNews:Malaysian news reported MH370 Captain Zaharie Shah’s homemade flight simulator had five runways programmed into the system.The runways included:** Three airports in India and Sri Lanka** One airport in Maldives** One US military base in Diego GarciaThe Malaysian pilot on missing flight MH370 was reportedly a political fanatic who attended the trial of the country’s opposition leader hours before the flight.The Daily Mail reported:
  • Israeli tech preferred over Russian for Indian carrier

    04/10/2014 9:29:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 5, 2014
    India already uses Israel's Barak 1 missile system for anti-ship missile defense and is considering the more advanced Barak 8. India has publically declined a Russian offer to equip its new aircraft carrier with the Kashtan close-in weapon system, preferring systems from either Israel or France, the Strategy Page website reports. The aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, was refurbished by Russia from an old Russian carrier, while the Kashtan system, which has been in service since 1989, uses two six-barrel 30mm autocannon to destroy nearby anti-ship missiles. But India has made no secret of its dissatisfaction with the delays and cost...
  • World View: Narendra Modi May Change India's 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy

    04/08/2014 11:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 8, 2014 | John J. Xenakis
    India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is widely expected to win India's parliamentary elections, the first round of which began on Monday. India is the largest democracy in the world, and so national elections are helpd in separate regions over a five-week period. Self-described Hindutva (Hindu nationalist) Narendra Modi is the head of BJP, and he's promising a substantially more aggressive foreign policy for India, including a promise to get tougher in territorial disputes with China. He's the "hope and change" candidate for this election, and he's expected to become the next prime minister. Modi is also promising to review India's...
  • US to soon allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work in America

    04/08/2014 5:02:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4/8/14 | Times of India
    Aimed at attracting the world's best and brightest, the US will soon come out with a series of policy initiatives and changes in the existing rules including allowing the spouses of H-1B visas to work in America. In a statement, the White House said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the US more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the US economy, create jobs, and enhance American innovative competitiveness. "These proposed regulations include rules authorizing employment for spouses of certain high-skill workers...
  • New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths

    05/31/2002 5:00:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies · 3,406+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 28, 2002 | Brian Handwerk
    New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News May 28, 2002 Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles....
  • India begins giant general election (814 million voters)

    04/06/2014 9:18:38 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 April 2014 | BBC
    The nine-phase ballot begins on Monday and concludes on 12 May. Votes will be counted on 16 May... A new anti-corruption party, the AAP, is also contesting the elections after a spectacular result in local polls. The AAP (Aam Aadmi, or Common Man's Party) made a strong showing at the state assembly polls in the capital, Delhi, and is standing for all the seats in the parliament. ..The Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) has 543 elected seats and any party or a coalition needs a minimum of 272 MPs to form a government. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • Advisers to India's Modi dream of a Thatcherite revolution

    04/06/2014 12:48:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, April 6, 2:19am EDT | FRANK JACK DANIEL AND RAJESH KUMAR SINGH
    (Additional reporting by Shyamantha Asokan, Nidhi Verma and Doug Busvine; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Mark Bendeich) New Delhi (Reuters) - When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day. Modi, favorite to form India's next government after elections starting on Monday, has yet to unveil any detailed economic plans but it is clear that some of his closest advisers and many campaign workers have a Thatcherite ambition for him....
  • Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakistan nuclear strikes

    04/03/2014 3:57:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    WorldTribune.com ^ | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
    LONDON — India and Israel have concluded an agreement to assemble a ballistic missile defense system. Indian sources said Jerusalem and New Dehli concluded more than two years of negotiations with an agreement in principle to build a BMD system for India. The sources said the system would be designed to protect against nuclear warheads fired from China or Pakistan. “This system would integrate Indian and Israeli assets into a layered defense network,” a source said. The sources said the Indian Defense Ministry agreed to the project. But the two sides were preparing for contract negotiations that could extend into...
  • Denied by US,India launched its own GPS

    04/05/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 7 replies
    SRIHARIKOTA: When Pakistani troops took positions in Kargil in 1999, one of the first things Indian military sought was GPS data for the region. The space-based navigation system maintained by the US government would have provided vital information, but the US denied it to India. A need for an indigenous satellite navigation system was felt earlier, but the Kargil experience made the nation realise its inevitability. On Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation took the nation closer to the goal, which it would achieve in less than two years. The result, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be...
  • U.S. Warns China Not to Attempt Crimea-Style Action in Asia

    04/04/2014 8:22:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | David Brunnstrom
    China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Daniel Russel, President Barack Obama's diplomatic point man for East Asia, said it was difficult to determine what China's intentions might be, but Russia's annexation of Crimea had heightened concerns among U.S. allies in the region about the possibility of China using force to pursue its claims. "The net effect is to put more pressure...
  • Indian CEO fined $250 million by US federal court

    08/24/2003 4:33:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Washington, August 24 | S Rajagopalan
    In the largest award of its kind in the US, ousted InfoSpace chief Naveen Jain has been ordered to pay $247 million to the company that he founded as penalty for violating laws against "short swing trading". The order by a federal judge is a body blow for a man who took his Seattle-based Internet company to great heights in a space of four years before it crashed like most of its peers during the dotcom bust. The company board fired Jain last December. But Jain, who went ahead and founded Intelius after the ouster, is not giving up just...
  • Meet the Man Who Wants to Mine the Moon

    10/18/2011 3:42:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/18/11 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    The moon is made of far more valuable stuff than green cheese. And one man wants to capitalize on that fact. NASA, which ended America's space shuttle program in June, says it wants to privatize spaceflight. Naveen Jain, co-founder and chairman of Moon Express, Inc., wants to go a step further: He wants to privatize the moon itself. Jain's company plans to piggyback on private shuttle flights, using them to carry his lunar landers and mining platforms to the moon. "People ask, why do we want to go back to the moon? Isn't it just barren soil?" Jain told FoxNews.com....
  • The billionaire who wants to harvest the moon

    04/04/2014 2:35:10 AM PDT · by kingattax · 11 replies
    Yahoo/CNBC ^ | April 3, 2014 | Susan Caminiti
    As a child growing up in rural India in the 1960s and 1970s, Naveen Jain would gaze up at the moon and imagine a life beyond his modest surroundings. Today he's still gazing at the moon, but for far different reasons. Jain, 55, is co-founder of Moon Express, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company that's aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year. This serial entrepreneur-he founded Internet companies Infospace and Intelius-believes that the moon holds precious metals and rare minerals that can be brought back to help address Earth's energy, health and resource challenges. Among...
  • Man Kills Stranger to ‘Get Rid of Evil Spirits’

    04/02/2014 3:38:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emir ^ | Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    He stabbed victim many times in the street in front of passers-byA Saudi drug addict in his 30s went into a shop, dragged an Indian worker out and stabbed him to death many times, claiming he wanted to get rid of evil spirits. Panicking passers-by watched with horror as the Saudi stabbed the Indian worker while chanting “God is Great” in the middle of the road in the capital Riyadh. Police said the unnamed killer already had been convicted of taking drugs, having alcoholic drinks and abusing his parents. “We [are] interrogating him and he said that he kept seeing...
  • U.S. Envoy Resigns, but Grievances Linger in New Delhi

    04/01/2014 8:20:05 PM PDT · by cold start · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2014 | GARDINER HARRIS
    NEW DELHI — The resignation of the United States ambassador, Nancy J. Powell, was greeted by many in New Delhi’s diplomatic community Tuesday with a sense of hope that some of the grinding disputes between the United States and India might soon be settled. In the wake of December’s arrest and strip-search in New York of Devyani Khobragade, an Indian consular official, Indian diplomats have begun a series of investigations into the American Embassy School, the United States duty-free commissary and the American Community Support Association, a recreational club for expatriates on the United States Embassy compound. The more the...
  • US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

    03/31/2014 10:31:58 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 3 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | March 31, 2014 10:18 pm | Press Trust of India
    In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on Monday resigned in the midst of general elections in India in which Narendra Modi is perceived to be a front runner for the post of Prime Minister. The announcement of her resignation to her colleagues in the US mission here today came a week after media reports here that she may be shipped out by the Obama Administration to “clean the state” with India. Powell has been in India for less than three years. “US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting...
  • Congress promises to lift 800m people into middle class, new rights(India)

    03/26/2014 5:59:26 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 6 replies
    the hindu ^ | 3/26/14 | ians
    The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, promising a new right to health, policies to lift 800 million people into the middle class and GDP growth rate of more than eight per cent in the next three years. The manifesto, which the Congress claims was put together after more than 30 public consultations, mainly by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, seeks to enhance the party’s approach of rights-based legislations by including six more rights. It also promises an agenda to create 100 million more jobs for the youth. The manifesto said that the party will put...
  • BRICS rejects sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    03/25/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    PressTV ^ | 3-25-2014 | PressTV
    The group of five major emerging national economies known as the BRICS has rejected the Western sanctions against Russia and the “hostile language” being directed at the country over the crisis in Ukraine. “The escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions, and force does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful solution, according to international law, including the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter,” foreign ministers of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - said in a statement issued on Monday.
  • Brazil scrambles to avoid power rationing as costs soar

    03/25/2014 7:37:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/25/2014 | Jeb Blount
    Brazil is fighting against time to avoid crippling power blackouts and electricity rationing as a drought prevents the world's most water-rich nation from recharging its hydroelectric dams. A decade of growth has diversified the electricity system away from hydropower, but policymakers, industrial companies and investors in the world's seventh-largest economy may find little cause to relax.
  • Brazil, China, India rally round Russia after G7 snub

    03/25/2014 2:21:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 25.03.14 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman
    The G7 club of wealthy nations has canceled a summit with Russia over its annexation of Crimea, but emerging economies have protested against its exclusion from a G20 meeting. […] For its part, US ally Australia had indicated Russia might also be excluded from a G20 summit in Brisbane in November. But Brazil, China, India, and South Africa rejected the idea. They said, together with Russia, also at The Hague, where almost 60 countries had sent VIPs to a Nuclear Security Summit, that “the escalation of hostile language, sanctions and counter-sanctions … does not contribute to a sustainable and peaceful...
  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti's Body Found in Ganges (Jumped In To Rescue Woman)

    03/22/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014
    Indian officials searched for Rolotti for six days after he jumped into the Ganges River to help a woman who fell over.The body of Hector Rolotti, co-founder of popular Brickell restaurant Novecento, has been found in the Ganges River after six days of searching, according to a press release from the Novecento Group. Rolotti's body was found at 2 a.m. EST in the Ganges by a group of locals who alerted authorities and a search team, the press release said. The 47-year-old had jumped into the river to save a woman who had fallen in. Rolotti was on a spiritual...
  • UVU develops innovative nuclear technology (Thorium LFTR)

    03/21/2014 2:54:13 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 74 replies
    uvureview ^ | February 4th, 2014 | KresLynn Knous
    UVU develops innovative nuclear technology 10 comments, Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, by KresLynn Knouse, in News UVU’s office of Technology Commercialization is currently in the process of developing a unique model of a nuclear reactor known as the molten salt reactor, or MSR. MSRs have the ability to recycle the 270,000 metric tons of toxic waste generated from traditional light water reactors into a substantial power supply.MSR development has received increased attention from countries such as China, India, Australia, and Japan due to the efficiency, safety and ‘eco-friendly’ features of the system.MSR design innovators have boasted the potential to boost...
  • China Splits With Russia Over Ukraine

    03/19/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    voanews.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Scott Stearns
    STATE DEPARTMENT — With Russia's most vocal critics imposing economic sanctions over Crimea, some of Moscow's allies are also questioning its actions in Ukraine. In Syria's civil war, China and Russia have together blocked tougher action against President Bashar al-Assad, denouncing foreign support for the rebels as a breach of Syrian sovereignty. Now, China has quietly split from Russia over Crimea -- on the same issue of sovereignty. "China always respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. The Crimean crisis should be resolved politically under the frameworks of law and order. We call on all sides to remain...
  • Missing MH370: Military Radars Didn't Pick Up Plane, Maldivian National Defence Force Says

    03/18/2014 11:47:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday March 19, 2014 | Patrick Lee
    Missing MAS flight MH370, which was reportedly sighted over Maldivian atoll Kudahuvadhoo, did not appear on the nation’s military radar. “Further to the surveillances conducted thus far, none of the military radars in the country have detected a trace of the missing plane,” a Maldivian National Defense Force (MNDF) spokesperson said in a statement on its Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. It added that airport radars in the Maldives also had not picked up any sign of the missing plane, which was supposedly seen by Maldivians above Kudahuvadhoo at 6.15am on March 8. Residents on Kudahuvadhoo had told a local...
  • Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit

    03/18/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Political Correctness Watch ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jimmy Perry
    Full Title - It ain't half daft for the BBC to ban my show for being racist: Dad's Army creator JIMMY PERRY on the BBC's refusal to show repeats of his other greatest hit" Here’s a funny thing, though it might not make you laugh. Dad’s Army, the show I created and co-wrote with David Croft, is repeated every Saturday and gets audiences of 2.2 million. But my favourite sitcom of all, the one that recaptures the most extraordinary era of my life, will never be screened again. It Ain’t Half Hot Mum has been deemed by the BBC too politically...
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    03/17/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2014
    MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from “gap years.” A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more....
  • Intelligence officers clear Indian passengers on board MH370

    03/16/2014 11:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    First Post India ^ | March 16, 2014
    Indian intelligence officials have cleared the five Indians on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, police said today. "We are still awaiting reply from all agencies, especially intelligence reports from many countries. So far, Indian and Chinese authorities have cleared the list," police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said. The list of passengers on board includes 154 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 7 Indonesians, 6 Australians, 5 Indians, 4 Americans and 2 Canadians.
  • Missing MH370: India Scours Jungle Islands for Lost Plane

    03/14/2014 9:50:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Saturday March 15, 2014
    Indian aircraft on Friday combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago. Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India’s most isolated state. They are best known for dense rainforests, coral reefs and hunter-gatherer tribes who have long resisted contact with outsiders. The search for MH370 has expanded dramatically in the past week but failed to locate the plane or any wreckage, making it one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.
  • Britain splashes £2million to kick illegal immigrants out of Greece BEFORE they enter UK

    03/11/2014 6:30:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Express ^ | March 10, 2014 | Anil Dawar
    Whitehall officials will not say how they identify those to benefit from payouts but claimed the scheme will target migrants from “high risk” countries such as India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Though the Home Office denied that anyone returned would be given cash to use in their native land, a pilot funded by the department in 2012 saw migrants handed hundreds of pounds each as well as plane tickets home. Britain already contributes to beefing up Greece’s immigration controls through its work with the EU’s border agency Frontex. About 90 per cent of all illegal migrants into the EU come across...
  • Modi Rise

    03/09/2014 6:56:26 AM PDT · by lyonesse · 1 replies
    Retrubutions ^ | March 8, 2014 | Rohit
    Modi’s triumph lays bare the electoral irrelevancy of his liberal opponents. Purely as a dispassionate observer of politics, it is amusing to watch the liberal implosion in Indian politics.
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Renewed Indian Demand Driving Gold Prices Higher?

    03/06/2014 11:44:29 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 3-6-2014 | Julian DW Phillips
    Renewed Indian Demand Driving Gold Prices Higher? Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014 Mar 06, 2014 - 02:04 PM GMTJulian_DW_Phillips Current Situation Since last August, the Indian government placed a stranglehold on gold imports into the country by requiring that 20% of all gold imported be exported as jewellery. This forced the amount of gold imported to drop to 30% of former levels until October of last year. Then the amount imported rose to 38 tonnes a month and has been at that level since then. The amount of gold that was expected to be imported for the year was...
  • The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

    03/04/2014 8:18:06 AM PST · by csvset · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2014 | Vibeke Venema
    A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads. Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his money and his place in society. But he kept his sense of humour. "It all started with my wife," he says. In 1998 he was newly married and his world revolved around his wife, Shanthi, and his widowed mother. One day he saw Shanthi was hiding something from him. He was shocked...
  • I am calling to the Remnant ones torn away ! [charismatic caucus]

    03/02/2014 4:40:03 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My sustainment now shall come in waves of Glory for those broken before me for they know the place before my throne (spiritual posture) . I am revealing to those I have entrusted my heart to and have obeyed at all cost to themselves never fearing the outcome and have wept and panted at my feet for truly only the wholeheartedly surrendered can access the whole of me as EliJah and Moses. So now I am calling to the remnant ones torn away by my Spirit into a holiness and righteous walk of true trusting in me alone for this...
  • 116-Year-Old Indian Runs 200m in 46.74 Seconds

    03/01/2014 10:38:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 28, 2014
    His balanced diet is the secret to his longevity and health, he claimsThe 35th National Masters Athletic Championship held in South India saw an unbelievable record being created. Dharampal Gujjar cleared 200 meters in 46.74 seconds and won the 400 meters. Now, if that’s no great task, then the winner is 116 years old, according to a report in NDTV. Standing 6-ft tall, Gujjar, has participated in several marathons. If his voter card is to be believed, then he, indeed, is the oldest person alive in the world. He has not sought funds from the government. His co-workers help him...
  • Zarif: Iran will address atomic activities, but nuclear program to stay 'intact'

    02/27/2014 2:05:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Reuters
    Remarks made by Iranian foreign minister signal Tehran won't agree to dismantle atomic facilities in talks with world powers on final settlement of decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity.By ReutersNEW DELHI - Iran is willing to address international concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its nuclear program "intact", not close it down, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. His remarks signaled that Tehran will not agree to dismantle any of its atomic facilities in talks with six world powers on a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over its nuclear activity. Related: Those negotiations got under...
  • Indian military among least gay-friendly in the world: Study

    02/24/2014 7:22:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    LONDON: Indian military is among the least gay-friendly in the world, while Britain's military is the second most homosexuality-friendly. The first-ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces brought out by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies ranked more than 100 armed forces by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender personnel. India is in the bottom half of the list recording only 34 out of 100 in its LGBT score while New Zealand's military, which was found to be the most gay-friendly in the world top scored...
  • Father of Murdered Woman Says Husband Admitted to Previous Murder [American Woman Murdered in India]

    02/22/2014 5:47:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 24, 2014 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    Father of Murdered Woman Says Husband Admitted to Previous Murder Feb. 22, 2014 By GILLIAN MOHNEY PHOTO: Erin W. Willinger is shown in this Facebook photo. The father of an American woman killed in India said she was in the process of dissolving her marriage, when she was allegedly killed by her estranged husband. Erin Willinger, 30, was found stabbed to death on Thursday by the side of the road in Agra, India, the home of the Taj Mahal. Her husband, Bunty Sharma, was suspected of killing her, but killed himself the same day by exploding a can of cooking...
  • Difficult to face joint China-Pak threat: IAF

    02/18/2014 9:24:34 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Rahul Singh
    The Indian Air Force has dropped a bomb with its alarming admission that it will be difficult for it to tackle a combined threat from China and Pakistan, raising questions about the country's ability to fight a two-front war. Advertisement The IAF has told a Parliamentary panel that Pakistan would certainly fish in troubled waters if China were to launch offensive operations against India. It, however, stressed that China may not pose "a collusive threat" if hostilities were to break out between India and Pakistan. Setting off alarm bells, a senior IAF officer informed the Parliamentary standing committee on defence...
  • Russia keen to sell anti-missile defence system to India

    02/18/2014 9:15:01 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Hindu BusinessLine ^ | February 12, 2014 | Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla
    Hard-sells fully operational combat model at Defexpo Mumbai, February 12: Even as the Indian Army has entered the global market to buy short-range surface-to-air missile defence systems, Russia is keen to offer its anti-missile system Tor-M2KM to India, with the latter slated to undergo a series of tests. Exhibited outside of Russia for the first time, a fully operational combat model of the Tor-M2KM anti missile system was displayed at the Defexpo-2014 exhibition held in Delhi recently. Defence purchases have risen from just over $200 million in 2001 to over $14 billion currently. As part of the recently announced tender...
  • Tejas Mk-II Preliminary Design to be Out Next Month

    02/16/2014 9:37:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 17th February 2014 | Anantha Krishnan M
    The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is giving the final touches to the preliminary design of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk-II, scheduled to be completed by the end of March. An official confirmed to Express on Saturday that the detailed design phase of LCA Mk-2 would begin in the second quarter of 2014. A separate project team from ADA and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), dedicated to the upgraded version, is currently undertaking daily reviews to get the first cut of the design out by next month. The main scope of Tejas Mk-2 programme is to have the engine changed...
  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
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  • Op-Ed: India-Israel Defense Cooperation

    02/15/2014 9:15:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Alvite Singh Ningthoujam
    <p>Defense relations between India and Israel have come a long way, against all odds. Israel has emerged as India’s second-largest arms supplier, behind only Russia, with bilateral arms trade over the last decade estimated at $10 billion. 2013 witnessed major developments in India-Israel defense cooperation, most of which involved enhancing arms trade and furthering joint projects. There were certain constraints as well, none of which curbed ties.</p>
  • India bans Book by University of Chicago 'scholar' Wendy Doniger.

    Wendy Doniger, a 'Hindu Scholar' at the University of Chicago, has had her book banned, or interrupted, by Indian authorities because it denigrates the Hindu religion. This is a long article and I am still reading it myself, but, having been a UofChicago Student myself in a previous life, I had to go to a 'meet the faculty' dinner and listen to this woman speak; in which, she spent two hours talking about the sexual practices of a village in India she visited. This, I guess, gives her as a UofChicago demigod the capacity to speak for the entire Hindu...