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  • India's first aircraft carrier slips into history

    11/23/2014 7:06:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Times News Network ^ | 11/22/2014 | V Narayan
    Work has begun on scrapping the country's first aircraft carrier, Vikrant. Built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943, it was acquired by India in 1957 and saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, playing a key role. When the electric saws were pressed upon the ship, it essentially put an end to a movement by activists to save her. Vikrant was auctioned to a ship-breaker for Rs 63 crore this year. Mumbai's IB Commercials Pvt Ltd won the bid on January 29 and bought the vessel on April 9. Since then, the company faced hurdles...
  • Origin of China’s Latest Cruise Missile Debated

    11/21/2014 6:48:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 21, 2014 | Reuben Johnson
    One of the many new weapons shown for the first time Airshow China this year was the China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) CX-1 Mach 3 cruise missile. The PRC’s defense industrial complex has a number of cruise missiles that can be either ship- or air-launched, and each successive show at Zhuhai seems to generate new models. So this missile is not a major breakthrough in Chinese defense technology. What makes the CX-1 unusual is its close resemblance to another missile that is well-known to the rest of the world: the joint Indian-Russian project, the BrahMos. The uncanny similarity of...
  • India Puts Its Poor Ahead of Pointless CO2 Cuts

    11/20/2014 5:04:27 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/19/2014 | Terry Jones
    The U.S.' much-ballyhooed recent deal with China to cut carbon emissions got a lot of attention in the media. So did Europe's recent pledge to slash its carbon output by a whopping 40%. But both plans seem to have run into a major snag: India.
  • Others building fences in disputed areas

    02/21/2004 6:13:44 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 116+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2004 | SAM SER
    When the International Court of Justice in The Hague starts hearing complaints against Israel's security fence in the West Bank on Monday, India will be busy constructing a fence of its own. After 15 years of fighting in Kashmir that have left more than 65,000 dead, the Indians are using cement, razor wire, and electronic sensors to stymie a menagerie of Pakistani guerrilla forces. "The fence will be a permanent barrier at the border to prevent militants from entering," the head of India's Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir told The Washington Post last summer. "Why should we wait...
  • 450,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report

    11/19/2014 6:23:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Economic Times ^ | November 19, 2014
    Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting four per cent of the total illegal immigrants in the country. Indian are the largest unauthorised immigrants in New Hampshire.
  • India’s First Ebola Patient Has Been Quarantined

    11/19/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 11/18/2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Man was already treated and cured in Liberia An Indian resident who tested positive for Ebola—and was cured—has landed in Delhi from Liberia. The 26-year-old man is being isolated in a facility at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, The Times of India reports. According to the Times, the man had already been treated for Ebola in West Africa, currently does not have symptoms and tested negative for the virus before he flew. However, his semen tested positive for the virus. He had a medical clearance certificate from the Liberian government saying the had been treated and was confirmed negative from...
  • Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties

    11/19/2014 6:14:31 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | TOVA COHEN AND ARI RABINOVITCH
    At the U.N. General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. The same month as the UN meeting, Modi's cabinet cleared a long-delayed purchase of Israeli missiles for its navy. In October, India closed a...
  • Man tests positive for Ebola in Delhi (India), quarantined

    11/18/2014 9:49:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    deccanherald.com ^ | Wednesday 19 November 2014 | deccanherald.com
    The body fluid of a 26-year-old Indian man, who landed in Delhi from Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola virus, even as another man in Rajasthan showed Ebola-like symptoms. The man in Delhi was admitted to a health facility in the African nation in September and treated for Ebola. He was carrying a disease-free certificate from the Liberian health ministry, claiming he underwent treatment successfully and was cured of the disease. The infected Indian who reached Delhi on November 10 underwent the mandatory screening at the Delhi airport. His blood tested negative for the virus. But when his body fluids...
  • Modi government urged to revive cold fusion

    11/18/2014 6:37:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ZeeNews ^ | November 17, 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service
    Bangalore: Some top nuclear scientists are urging India's new government to revive research on "cold fusion", saying it has the potential to provide answers to the country's energy problem. 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 ago. "We are making a frantic effort to revive cold fusion/LENR research in India," Mahadevan Srinivasan, who along with the late P.K.Iyengar led cold fusion research at BARC, told IANS. "Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee...
  • Man Recovering From Ebola Quarantined at Delhi Airport

    11/18/2014 9:57:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 11-18-2014 | All India/Reuters
    India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus. "It is a known fact that, during convalescence from...
  • For Israel, China’s a trading partner, India a strategic one

    11/17/2014 8:25:10 PM PST · by cold start · 4 replies
    Times of India ^ | 18 November 2014
    TEL AVIV/JERUSALEM: Despite its burgeoning trade and economic ties with China, Israel doesn't look at Beijing as a strategic partner the way it does at India, its number one buyer of arms, according to top Israeli government sources. As the NDA government under PM Narendra Modi commits itself to taking ties with Israel to an altogether new level, China and Iran remain the proverbial elephants in the room in bilateral relations between the two countries. Israeli officials, though, said here that there was no question of Israel's relations with China diluting the strategic content of its ties with India. With...
  • Naming my daughter thank you freepers

    11/14/2014 5:10:41 AM PST · by The Friend · 62 replies
    None ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | The Friend
    Dear Freerepublicans, I came across your great Free Republic website about four years ago when I was googling the internet looking for information that can help us deciding on a formal name for our newly born daughter. Fourteenth November is celebrated as children’s day in India. 150 years ago, India’s first prime minister was born this day. Today, let me extend a long overdue ‘Thank You’ to this useful website and its inspiring members for the help that I received without you not even knowing about it. In the West, every formal name has an associated predictable child hood name....
  • China's Selling the J-31, But Who's Buying?

    11/13/2014 7:57:38 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 14, 2014 | Robert Farley
    Who’s going to buy the J-31? The recent appearance of the aircraft at the Zhuhai airshow, as well as the comments of a smattering of Chinese officials, led to a spate of articles suggesting that China was interested in the J-31 primarily as an export model. Conceivably, the J-31 could occupy a low-end stealth fighter niche that currently has no other entrants. Some have billed the J-31 as China’s answer to the F-35, as if that represented some sort of compliment. It’s hardly a stretch to suggest Pakistan would be a major customer, and perhaps Egypt as well. Beyond that?...
  • China Reveals Designs for Mars Rover Mission

    11/13/2014 3:17:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on November 13, 2014 | Tim Reyes
    For many space-faring nations, ambitions for Mars run broad and deep. Now, add China to the list of countries with Mars in their sights. News reports from China disclosed that country is considering a future Mars rover mission, with a potential 2020 launch date. Additionally came other hints that China may be looking to develop a next-generation heavy-lift launch system. This new project, while early in development, reveals how Chinese aspirations are growing rapidly. Human space flight successes have been followed by recent lunar mission successes of the Yutu lunar rover and the Chang’e-5 T1 test of a sample return...
  • Israel and Azerbaijan's Furtive Embrace

    08/06/2006 8:39:37 AM PDT · by Valin · 234+ views
    Middle East Quarterly ^ | Summer 06 | Ilya Bourtman
    The disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 changed the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. Within weeks, six predominantly Muslim countries along the southern rim of the Soviet Union gained independence. Israel, along with Turkey, Iran, and various Arab states, rushed to establish embassies in capitals ranging from Ashgabat to Tashkent. While Jerusalem maintains good working relations with these newly independent states, few could have foreseen how Israel's relationship with Azerbaijan would blossom. The two countries formally established relations in April 1992, one year after Azerbaijan declared its independence. The idea that a country 93 percent Muslim would cooperate...
  • Israel says it’s “ready and willing” to share with India its technology for border protection

    11/11/2014 4:36:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 11-10-14 | Aman Sharma
    NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Israel National Security Advisor Joseph Cohen, had a first-hand look on Thursday how Israel guards its border with Palestine on the Gaza strip and officials said India plans to implement some of these technologies to guard its sensitive border with Pakistan. Singh visited one of the border out-posts in Gaza before meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour-long meeting on Thursday where Netanyahu said Israel was "ready and willing" to share with India its technology for border protection. An official said Singh was "greatly impressed" by the technology used...
  • India to pay gold instead of dollars for Iranian oil. Oil and gold markets stunned

    01/23/2012 11:18:49 AM PST · by JohnKinAK · 29 replies
    Debka File ^ | 1/23/2012 | DebkaFile
    India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile's intelligence and Iranian sources report exclusively. Those sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran's total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both are superpowers in terms of gold assets. By trading in gold, New Delhi and Beijing enable Tehran to bypass the upcoming freeze on its central bank's assets and the oil embargo which the European Union's foreign ministers agreed to impose Monday, Jan....
  • India, Iran mull over gold-for-oil for now

    01/10/2011 10:22:36 PM PST · by dollarbull · 5 replies
    The economic times ^ | 1/8/11 | Dheeraj Tiwari & Rajeev Jayaswal,ET Bureau
    NEW DELHI: India is determined to ensure steady crude oil supplies from Iran and is even considering settling payments with gold in the short term before the two countries agree on a mutually accepted currency and a bank to clear the transactions.
  • India, Iran mull over gold-for-oil

    01/10/2011 3:34:36 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin
    Economic Times ^ | 8 Jan, 2011, 01.36AM IST, | Dheeraj Tiwari & Rajeev Jayaswal
    NEW DELHI: India is determined to ensure steady crude oil supplies from Iran and is even considering settling payments with gold in the short term before the two countries agree on a mutually accepted currency and a bank to clear the transactions."We have written a letter to NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company) asking it to suggest a bank where US sanctions are not applicable," a government official involved in the matter said requesting anonymity. Another official said India could settle crude oil import transaction using gold in the short term, while efforts to resolve the deadlock continue. An Indian delegation,...
  • Two stuck to MRI machine for 4 hrs

    11/12/2014 3:53:06 PM PST · by steve86 · 77 replies
    Mumbai Mirror ^ | Nov 11, 2014 | Lata Mishra
    The ward boy fractures his arm, while his colleague sustains serious injuries, including a punctured urinary bladder and severe internal bleeding. Two employees of the Tata Memorial Hospital's treatment and research centre in Khargar in Navi Mumbai suffered grievous injuries on Saturday evening when one of them walked into the centre's MRI room holding an oxygen cylinder, activating the machine's monstrous magnetic field. The two employees - one a technician and the other a ward boy - were pulled to the machine like a toy magnet pulls a pin and remained stuck to it for nearly four hours before an...
  • India’s sterilization drive leaves at least 8 dead

    11/11/2014 6:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 9:28 PM EST | Katy Daigle
    India’s drive to limit population growth by offering free sterilization surgeries left at least eight women dead and 20 others seriously ill Wednesday, highlighting the risks women face in reproductive health in a country struggling with high rates of poverty. A total of 83 women, all villagers under the age of 32, had the operations Saturday as part of the free sterilization campaign and were sent home that evening. But dozens later became ill and were rushed in ambulances to private hospitals in Bilaspur, a city in central Chhattisgarh state. By Wednesday morning, at least eight women had died—apparently from...
  • India: Eight Women Die After Mass Sterilisation

    11/11/2014 5:53:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 11, 2014 | By Neville Lazarus
    Eight women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, many in a critical condition, after a state-run mass sterilisation. Some 83 women underwent laparoscopic tubectomy operations in a hospital at a family planning camp organised by the state government outside Bilaspur city. "Since Monday eight women have died and 64 are in various hospitals," said Sonmani Borah, a government official in the state of Chhattisgarh, where the sterilisation camp was held. Dr Kamalpreet Singh, director of the state's health services, said: "Certainly there was some lapse somewhere. We are trying to find out its causes." Under the...
  • Israeli-Indian aerial defence system passes first test

    11/10/2014 5:39:24 PM PST · by cold start · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 November 2014
    An aerial defence system developed jointly by Israel and India passed its first trial simulating combat conditions on Monday, state-owned manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said. The Barak 8 system is designed to shoot down incoming aircraft or missiles from land or sea platforms. Defence industry sources have said the value of the project is $1.4 billion and highlights burgeoning Israeli-Indian defence ties. The Indian partner in the project signed in 2006, the government Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), confirmed the successful test in Israel of Barak 8's Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM). An Indian government statement...
  • Boy, six, dies after his female teacher 'smashed his head against a wall (not speaking English)

    11/10/2014 3:54:06 PM PST · by traumer · 46 replies
    A six-year-old boy died yesterday after he was allegedly beaten up by his class teacher at a private school in India for not speaking in English. It is claimed the teacher at the school in the Tirumalagiri village of Anumula mandal, in Nalgonda district, struck the boy on Saturday for speaking in his tribal language of Telugu. The boy has been named locally as Ramavath Chandu.
  • Indian prime minister expands council of ministers

    11/09/2014 4:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2014 8:08 AM EST | Nirmala George
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers Sunday in a bid to boost the government’s agenda and kick-start the economy. Twenty-one new ministers took the oath of office at a brief ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. […] Although Modi had promised during the election campaign that if elected he would head a lean government, political analysts said the expansion became necessary because ministers were overburdened, slowing Modi’s economic reform agenda. …
  • Asia trip tests Obama's postelection global clout

    11/09/2014 12:48:58 PM PST · by W. · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9 Nov. 2014 4:54 AM ET | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — His influence at home fading, President Barack Obama is looking abroad to China, the opening stop of a three-country trip that will test his ability to play a commanding global role during his final two years in office. Once Obama was treated like a superstar on the world stage. But the president will arrive in Beijing on Monday under far different conditions, with his most powerful days behind him. At home, Republicans are still rejoicing at having pummeled Obama's party in the midterm elections, relegating Democrats to the minority in both chambers of Congress. His counterparts in...
  • Haley's political comet soars ahead of her India visit (Gov. Nikki Haley)

    11/09/2014 8:57:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    When Ajit Randhawa's daughters Simmi and Nikki entered the Little Miss Bamberg school pageant in the small South Carolina town in the 1970s, the community was confused. They elected only a white queen and a black queen, and the Randhawa kids, immigrant children from Punjab, were neither. Undeterred, five year old Nikki, short for Nimrata, belted out the Woody Guthrie epic "This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to New York Island," the ultimate folksy tribute to Americana, before stomping off. That little girl, now the 42-year young governor of South Carolina and a rising...
  • Senior Obama advisor comes to Iran

    05/13/2009 9:59:49 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 6 replies · 831+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | Wed, 13 May 2009 06:39:29 GMT | MT/AA
    Vali Reza Nasr, a senior Obama administration advisor on Iran, has come to Iran. Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani and former parliament speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel may be behind the visit. "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was informed well after Nasr entered the country," Tabnak reported on Wednesday. Nasr was appointed senior advisor to Richard Holbrooke -- the special US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Tabnak and Fararu claim the unannounced trip by the US official to be linked to the recent release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.
  • Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

    09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT · by knak · 164 replies · 3,286+ views
    Our Political Bureau NEW DELHI MANY functionaries of the United States State Department, who handled South Asia under the Clinton Administration, may have to face embarrassment when the Bush regime gets down to locating the factors that made it easier for terrorists to carry out the September 11 carnage. These functionaries, it is reliably learnt, ignored the warnings about the activities and intentions of the terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of such reports had come from Michael Sheehan, the head of counter-terrorism wing of the State Department. Sheehan’s report also listed the measures that the ...
  • (H1-B) Job brokers steal wages and entrap Indian tech workers in US

    11/07/2014 10:53:35 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Oct 2014 | Matt Smith, Jennifer Gollan and Adithya Sambamurthy
    Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies have hijacked a professional visa program, creating an underground system of financial bondage by stealing wages and benefits, even suing workers who quit. About 840,000 people from around the world work in the United States on temporary visas, intended to help companies seek uniquely talented employees for specific jobs. In the tech realm, labor brokers often sponsor the visas, then contract out the workers to technology companies or government agencies to build databases, test software and complete other technical projects. For decades, critics have sounded alarms about immigrant tech workers being...
  • Mega wave hit Oman's coast 4,500 years ago

    11/06/2014 5:01:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | November 03, 2014 | Sarah MacDonald
    Geologists from GUtech, in cooperation with archeologists from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, have dug up evidence of a tsunami or severe storm that hit Ras Al Hadd about 4,500 years ago...The fact that there were two settlement phases, the first of which was marked by buildings made of sand brick, and the second by mud brick, suggests the village was destroyed at one point and rebuilt. The remains date back to between 3,100 and 2,700 BC, and the evidence suggests they were built one after the other, meaning the people didn't leave the area despite having their homes...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • 62p AN HOUR: What women sleeping 16 to a room get paid to make Ed and Harriet's £45 'This Is What A

    11/03/2014 8:03:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 November 2014 | Ben Ellery
    They are the T-shirts designed to make a political statement about women’s rights – but the female workers making them are paid just 62p an hour in an Indian Ocean ‘sweatshop’. Between shifts women making garments emblazoned with the slogan ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ sleep in spartan dormitories, 16 to a room.
  • Is School Overrated? High School "Dropout" Makes Affordable 3D Printer

    11/02/2014 9:52:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 31, 2014 | Esha Chhabra
    If you want a reason to opt out of school, you’re not alone. And Angad Daryani might just be the inspiration you were looking for. Daryani, a 16-year-old Mumbaiker, quit school in the 9th grade, frustrated by rote learning. Soon after, he built India’s first 3D printer (and possibly the world’s cheapest 3D printer). In 2013, he developed an “eye-pad” for the blind with MIT. When he was younger, he set up a miniature solar-powered boat and created an automatic watering system for garden plants. He has a longer list of hobbies that you can see here. He calls himself...
  • India border troopers put on high alert following Pakistan blast at border check point

    11/02/2014 4:13:25 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    English News.cn ^ | 3 November 2014 | Mu Xuequan
    NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were put on high alert Sunday evening along the India- Pakistan international border after a massive blast left over 45 people dead and over 70 others injured at Wagah border check point in Pakistan, said local media. The Indo-Asian News Service quoted BSF officials at Attari border next to Wagah in Punjab as saying the blast, triggered by an alleged suicide bomber, was heard at a distance of nearly two km. The blast, according to information obtained by the BSF, occurred close to the place where the retreat...
  • Putin deplores collapse of USSR

    04/25/2005 2:25:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 171 replies · 3,044+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2005
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century. Mr Putin's annual state of the nation address to parliament was broadcast live on Russian television. He said the break-up of the USSR in 1991 was "a real drama" which left tens of millions of Russians outside the Russian Federation. He also said Russia must develop as a "free and democratic" country. But he stressed that Russia "will decide for itself the pace, terms and conditions of moving towards democracy". "We are a free nation and our place...
  • Putin raises stakes in Asia

    02/01/2005 6:18:50 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 341+ views
    Japan Times ^ | February 2, 2005 | DAVID WALL
    LONDON -- In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Hu Jintao stood together in the State Guest House in Beijing while their respective foreign secretaries signed an historic agreement defining the two countries' common 4,374-km border for the first time. The border was an issue over which several battles had been fought in the past. It took a while to close the deal because of disagreement over a few islands in the Amur, Ussuri and Argun rivers, which make up China's northwest border with Russia. Nobody spoiled the party by pointing out that this border is between Inner...
  • Man calls daughter’s ‘rapist’ home, tortures and kills him, say police

    11/02/2014 10:20:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | November 2, 2014 | Ananya Bhardwaj in New Delhi
    Furious over the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter by a 45-year-old married man, the father called the man to his house on Friday night, treated him to dinner and then tortured him to death, police said. He then went to the police station, surrendered himself and gave police a detailed account on how he tortured and murdered the man. The 36-year-old reportedly burned the man’s genitals using heated tongs and then strangled him to death. The incident was reported from Northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area on Saturday. Based on the man’s statement, police said the deceased, a medicine supplier,...
  • Chinese Farmers Brutally Expelled from Russia Showcases Anti-Chinese Hostility

    06/12/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ChinaForbiddenNews ^ | Jun 8, 2014 | ChinaForbiddenNews
    It seems that Putin's visit to China at the end of May has brought the two countries closer. Russia will not only sell natural gas to China but provide certain military technology support. Meanwhile, China is going to invest in Russia Ironically, last autumn husbands of Chinese vegetable farmers were brutally expelled from southern Russia. Scholars pointed out that a series of anti-Chinese incidents that took place in Russia have reflected the real relationship between China and Russia. After Putin's visit to China, Russians seem very enthusiastic about China. The media keep tracking whether or not China will invest in...
  • Russia's Jet Incursions Buzz An Alarm For Europe

    10/30/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | October 30,2014 | IBD
    This should be a wake-up call to Europe, long accustomed to living under the U.S. defense umbrella, to take more responsibility for its own defense. So far this year, NATO jets have had to scramble 100 times to intercept these airspace intruders just to show that the West's perimeters are still protected. That's three times as many as intercepted in 2013. It also coincides with a strange submarine incursion in Swedish waters, believed to have been Russian. There's no doubt about it, Russia wants its Cold War empire back, and a complacent, "Finlandized" Europe. Vladimir Putin continues in his quest...
  • Bay Area tech company caught paying imported workers $1.21 per hour

    10/31/2014 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 62 replies
    Engadget ^ | 23 October 2014 | Ben Gilbert
    Ever heard of Electronics for Imaging? We hadn't either until this morning, but it's apparently a multimillion dollar, multinational, public corporation based out of Fremont, California. And the United States Department of Labor just caught EFI red-handed in an investigation, which found that "about eight employees" were flown in from India to work 120-hour weeks for $1.21 per hour. EFI apparently thought it was okay to pay the employees the same wages they'd be paid in India (in Indian rupees). Here's the unbelievably crazy sounding quote EFI gave to NBC's Bay Area affiliate: "We unintentionally overlooked laws that require even...
  • Slavery is a business reality, and it’s up to companies to stop it

    10/31/2014 11:33:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Toronto Globe And Mail ^ | Oct. 29 2014, 1:59 PM EDT | (Reuters)
    There are more slaves now than at any point in history, and companies need to look closely at their supply chains to ensure their products or services aren’t coming from operations that force people to work with no pay, a U.S. writer and private-equity executive said during a recent financial and risk summit in Toronto hosted by media and information firm Thomson Reuters. […] People often think of slavery as a thing of the past, but today there are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide—most of them toiling for nothing more than a meager daily meal, (Benjamin) Skinner said. He...
  • Rafale can be shot down like 'mosquitoes by Chinese-made Sukhoi': Russian envoy

    10/18/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    ANI News, India ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Ashok Dixit
    New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): Indirectly expressing his country's surprise over the Indian Government and its defence establishment's decision to go ahead with its reported plan to buy 126 Rafale combat aircraft from France, Russia's Ambassador to India, Alexander M. Kadakin, said the Dassault Aviation-manufactured fighter aircraft could be shot down like a mosquito by a Chinese-manufactured or produced Sukhoi jet should there ever be a conflict in the neighbourhood. Ambassador Kadakin, who was attending an interaction between Russian and Indian journalists in the national capital yesterday, said, "We (Russia) are still very surprised that Rafale is being bought, because if...
  • Industry Group: Brazil 'Falling Off World Oil Map' Over Failed Policies

    09/16/2014 6:02:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 21 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | September 16, 2014 | Jeb Blount
    Investors are losing interest in Brazil's oil industry as the country's energy policies raise costs, reduce efficiency and increase risk, Brazil's oil industry association, the IBP, said on Monday. Without changes Brazil will likely lose out to places such as Mexico, Iran, Iraq and Algeria where policies are becoming more open to private sector investment. "I went to the three largest oil conventions in the world this year and you hardly heard Brazil's name mentioned," Milton Costa Filho, Executive Secretary of the IBP told reporters at an industry event in Rio de Janeiro. "Brazil is falling off the world oil...
  • Brazil, South Africa Plan Defense Industry Merger

    09/08/2014 7:55:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defenseworld.net ^ | September 8, 2014
    Brazil and South Africa may merge their defence research bases to jointly conquer world markets. In Brazil to attend the III IDB-Brazil Show, Trevor Raman, the Director-General of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor), a public company linked to the Department of Defense of South Africa, recalled the partnership between the two countries in the development of technology for creating the A-Darter air-to-air missile. In his opinion, even before the success of the venture, the next step is to strengthen cooperation and seek to manufacture products that are competitive on the world market. "This project was challenging for both...
  • Ebola’s Next Frontier (India)

    10/25/2014 10:59:39 AM PDT · by knak · 24 replies
    Project-Syndicate ^ | 10/23/14 | Sandilya and Shoham
    NEW DELHI – Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries. An outbreak could easily be contained in both groups of countries. But large, densely populated areas, lacking the proper containment mechanisms are highly vulnerable. India, with its large emigrant population (the second largest in the world), high urban density, and inadequate public health-care infrastructure, potentially has the most to lose if the Ebola virus spreads. Links to West...
  • California seizes 1200 illegally owned guns

    06/17/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2011 | Don Thompson
    California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them. Most people bought the weapons legally but were later prohibited from owning guns. But 12 people were arrested on suspicion of illegally owning assault weapons or grenades during a six-week sweep by the state Department of Justice in April and May. Harris said 90 percent of the...
  • Court: Prop. 8 backers can defend measure

    11/17/2011 12:42:05 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | 17 November 2011 | Kathy Robertson
    The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that proponents of Proposition 8 — the voter initiative in 2008 that amended the state constitution to say “only marriage between a man and a woman” is valid in California — have legal standing to defend the measure in court. That means the matter can proceed to the Ninth District Court of Appeals for a ruling on the merits of the measure. The legal question before the Supreme Court was procedural and unrelated to the substantive question of the constitutional validity of Prop. 8. It only assessed whether proponents of the measure can...
  • Anaheim cuts power, water to shut down pot shops (California)

    10/14/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 3:24 PM EDT
    Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops that keep popping up despite a law forbidding the businesses. Officials have used its operation of utilities to cut off water and power to dispensaries in the city that’s home to Disneyland, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday. …
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    10/12/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
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