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    Interview: Joy Is The Natural Choice For Every Human Being, Says Sadhguru

    January 15, 2017

    Who does not want joy? It is, after all, the "basic fabric" of life, the "natural choice" of every human being. And yet, it is only an "occasional visitor" in most of our lives. This is because, says world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru, our bodies and minds are not taking instructions from us. But there's a way out -- and the way out is in. "Essentially, happiness or joy is just a certai..

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    Moon Saving Pluto’s Atmosphere From Decay

    January 11, 2017

    Charon -- Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away -- is slowing down the decay of Pluto's atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has provided additional insight into this relationship and how it aff..

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    Dalai Lama’s Abode Deserted, Tibetans Head to Bodh Gaya for ‘Kalchakra’

    January 4, 2017

    Thousands of Tibetan Buddhists have left this town in Himachal Pradesh and have reached Bodh Gaya in Bihar to listen to the teachings of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and participate in the highly-venerated 'Kalachakra' (Wheel of Time) ceremony. The spiritual leader, along with monks of the Namgyal Monastery, started a ritual preparation on Monday to consecrate the venue. The 'Kala..

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  • Trump's Threat And The Challenge Before New UN Chief

    Trump’s Threat And The Challenge Before New UN Chief

    January 3, 2017

    US President-elect Donald Trump's controversial tweet on the 193-member UN comes at a time when former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has assumed office as its ninth Secretary General. Trump questioned the United Nations' efficacy, calling it a "club of people to get together, talk and have a good time". In a previous tweet, Trump also cautioned that when he takes office, "things will ..

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    2016: India Projected Soft Power At UN, But Setback On Terrorism

    December 31, 2016

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi stayed away this year, India followed a strategy of quiet diplomacy while projecting its soft power at the world body, even as it suffered a setback in the fight against terrorism. A.R. Rahman's concert commemorating that of M.S. Subbulakshmi at the UN 50 years ago was the highlight of a series of events this year promoting India's cultural influence. The Oscar-w..

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    India Test-Fires N-Capable Agni-V With a Range to Reach China

    December 26, 2016

    India on Monday moved a step closer to join the super exclusive club of countries with nuclear-capable inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM) by successfully test-firing the indigenously developed Agni-V off the Odisha coast. Once the Agni-V is inducted, India would be among the league of the nations like the US, Russia, China, France and Britain with ICBM capability. President Pranab M..

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    #Notebandi Frontlines: Sales Fall, Anger Rises – Why The Fishing Industry Can’t Go Cashless

    December 19, 2016

    Siolim/Mapusa/Panaji/Margao (Goa) Gangu Kundaikar is a small-framed, sari-clad woman who rises at 3 a.m. every day, wraps a cloth around her waist so fish do not soil her sari, and takes a rented vehicle to the Malim jetty in Panaji, North Goa, 8 km from her village in one of Indias most prosperous and literate states. Kundaikar, 50, brings her day's supply of fish back home to her village, C..

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  • Celebratory Firing Leaves Trail of Deaths at Punjab Weddings

    Celebratory Firing Leaves Trail of Deaths at Punjab Weddings

    December 12, 2016

    Kulwinder Kaur, 24, was dancing with fellow women dancers on the stage at a wedding function in Maur Mandi town in Bathinda district of southwest Punjab on the night of December 3. There was merry-making and drinking, which is typical of Punjabi weddings. Among the guests celebrating, there were a few openly brandishing weapons. As the music and dance went on, in the din came a few shots from fire..

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    Publishing Industry Still to Overcome Shock of Demonetisation

    December 6, 2016

    India's otherwise booming publishing industry is now undergoing a crucial phase as sales have dropped by almost 30-60 per cent since November 8, after the government's decision to invalidate the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes. The Nielsen Book Report had estimated the Indian book market in 2015 to be worth $3.9 billion (Rs 27,000 crore) and growing by around 20 percent a year. This includes imports..

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    Digital Banking May Eat Into ATM Business

    December 3, 2016

    With the government nudging people towards digital banking modes -- payments through mobile phones, Point of Sale (PoS) machines and others -- ATM players may find their business in a flux in the coming years. ATMs are cash-vending machines and operators are paid on a per transaction basis. While some industry insiders see a plateauing of demand for ATMs because of the various other payment ..

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