Category Archives: India / Pakistan

How a Prepared India Saved Lives During Phailin

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Author: Nita Bhalla

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As meteorologists warned last week of a monster storm ploughing towards India's east coast, the country's disaster preparedness teams snapped into action, pre-positioning emergency response teams and supplies, and evacuating nearly a million people - ultimately saving countless lives. The impressive show of disaster preparedness is thanks in large part...

Footprints in Rock Evidence of Ancient People From Sky?

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Author: Venus Upadhayaya

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A quaint village in central India has fueled some Facebook discussion on ancient foot prints and an engraved image of a mysterious flying object. In Piska Nagri village, on the outskirts of Ranchi City in Jharkahnd State, geologist Nitish Priyadarshi has been studying large footprints that, according to local lore,...

Smile, Work and Die

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Author: Alexander Reed Kelly

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The 300-plus people killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh this week were not lost to an accident, but are among the many unnecessary victims of predatory, globalized capitalism, argues Vijay Prashad, a professor of South Asian history and the director of international studies at Trinity College...

Millions of Indians Facing Worst Drought in Decades

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Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. Central areas of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, are facing a water shortage worse than the severe drought...

Fragments of Continents Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

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The islands Reunion and Mauritius, both well-known tourist destinations, are hiding a micro-continent, which has now been discovered. The continent fragment known as Mauritia detached about 60 million years ago while Madagascar and India drifted apart, and had been hidden under huge masses of lava. Such micro-continents in the oceans...

David Cameron to Press India over Eurofighter Jet Sales

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Author: Nicholas Watt

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David Cameron is to press the case of the British-backed Eurofighter Typhoons during a visit to India next week, amid hopes that New Delhi's plans to buy a rival French jet in a $14bn (£9bn) deal may collapse. Amid signs that the prime minister's trip could be overshadowed by a row over a...

UFOs Sighted Above World’s Largest Oil Refinery In India

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Author: Amitav Ranjan

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One evening a little over a fortnight ago, a mysterious illuminated object appeared without warning in the dark sky above the world's largest oil refinery in Jamnagar, Gujarat. It circled over the complex before disappearing just as suddenly as it had appeared. Three days later, the object returned, this time...

After Delhi Rape, Women Turn to Martial Arts

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Author: Preetika Rana

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Arko Chatterjee, a 14-year-old national karate champion, has, for over six years, urged his elder sister to sign up for martial arts classes. But his 17-year-old sister routinely turned down his requests, dismissing martial arts as a sport “too manly” for her liking, he said. Last month, however, Sneha Chatterjee...