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Hindu domination fears after India calls for debate on banning the word 'secular' and 'socialist'

To remove the word 'secular' from the constitution would be a "dangerous move", says Shaheed Siddiqui, a Muslim leader and former socialist MP from Uttar Pradesh<p>Fears among minorities of Hindu domination have been revived after the Indian government called for a debate on whether it should abandon …

India

Timeline shows the potential future of Russia's next-gen fighter jet

Here's the potential timeline for Russia's T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multirole fighter that will get the designation Su-50once it gets into …

Indian Woman Sues Uber in the U.S. Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

An Indian woman who says she was raped by an Uber driver while she was traveling in his cab in December is suing the San Francisco–based online firm …

India's ambitious optical fiber broadband network to bridge digital divide in rural areas | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 30.01.2015

Idukki was once an inaccessible, large tribal district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. But that's a thing of the past. Idukki was the first …

3 million Motorola smartphones sold in India last year

Early reports last year suggested that Motorola’s re-launch in India was going rather well, as the company shifted 1 million smartphones in only 5 months. Almost one year on from the brand’s regional reappearance, <i>The Economic Times</i> states that Motorola has now sold more than 3 million smartphones …

India

Why British people are looking for ancestors in India decades after the Raj ended

It's a national obsession.<p>In the middle of 2013, an odd piece of news hit the international pages of Indian newspapers. DNA-testing showed that …

The 'luckiest girl in India': Meet the children's rights activist, 14, who hugged Michelle Obama and was praised for her work – but still refused the First Lady's gift

• <b>Payal Jangid</b> <b>is the leader of the child parliament in her Indian village</b>• <b><br>But she had no idea how significant her meeting with Michelle Obama was</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Michelle Obama

Sacred steps in India's Western Ghats

Mud-walled villages, temple ruins, hilltop forts, astounding landforms – although just outside Mumbai, the Western Ghats of northern Maharashtra …

Woman in India rape case sues Uber

A woman who claims she was raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi last month has filed suit against the US-based car-sharing company. In a civil complaint filed yesterday in California, the unnamed woman, who's referred to as "Jane Doe," said the company put its bottom line ahead of ensuring rider …

Long-necked Jurassic 'dragon' discovered in China

Dinosaur fossils discovered in China may have given rise to legends of dragons<p>A new dinosaur which had an extraordinarily long neck has been discovered in China and named the ‘Dragon of Qijiang.’<p>Qijianglong (pronounced "CHI-jyang-lon") is about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years …

Xiaomi Showed Its Customers A Map Of India That Made Them Furious

Officially the most valuable startup in the world, the company is growing at a rapid rate by selling high-quality, low-cost smartphones and other devices. (It has been described as the "Apple of China" and has also been accused of stealing Apple's designs.) The growing market in India is key to …

Bangladesh uproar over Hindi film

Cinemas in Bangladesh will boycott movies starring the nation's top actor after he led protests against the first screening of a Hindi film in decades, an official has said.<p>Bollywood blockbuster "Wanted" opened in cinemas this weekend after Bangladesh's censor board cleared its nationwide release, …

India

India: Father 'buried his 10-year-old daughter alive because he resented not having a son'

A father has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to kill his 10-year-old daughter by burying her alive in the northeast Indian province of …

Skeletons discovered in Indian police building

Sacks containing dismembered skulls and bones found in an unused room of an Indian police building<p>Opposition leaders in <b>India</b> have demanded an investigation after 100 human skeletons were found in a police store room.<p>Sacks containing dismembered skulls and bones were found by decorators who looked …

"Cooling Breaks" to Possibly be Implemented in World Cup Matches

World Cup officials are poised to use cooling breaks for the first time as the tournament heats up, FIFA officials said Friday.<p>With England and Italy playing in the steaming conditions of Manaus to Spain and Netherlands facing off in sweltering Salvador, there is a very real possibility of heat …

Confederations Cup

De Gea Expecting Great Things from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United

Manchester United keeper David de Gea is relishing being at his first ever World Cup at the age of just 23 and is planning to enjoy the experience in Brazil to the max.<p><b>Q. How have your first few days on Brazilian soil treated you?</b><p>A. I feel good. I'm over the moon to be involved at a World Cup. The …

Soccer

Neymar Conquers Twitter, 12.2 Million posts sent out during Opening Match

Brazil hero Neymar topped the Twitter charts as football fans in more than 150 countries sent out 12.2 million tweets during the opening match of a World Cup set to represent a landmark in the development of social media.<p>The Barcelona striker's two goals in Brazil's controversial 3-1 win over …

Social Media

Japan Fans Ashamed of Refs Fiasco Performance in Brazil Opener

Japanese football fans hung their heads in shame Friday after referee Yuichi Nishimura's controversial performance in the World Cup opener helped Brazil to a 3-1 win over Croatia, further clouding FIFA's showpiece tournament.<p>Social media in Japan lit up after the official's decision to give a soft …

Soccer

Meet the Ultimate Soccer fan at the World Cup

KICK TV's Jimmy Conrad talks to Ben Oude Kamphuis, a Netherlands supporter who drove his 1955 Checy truck all the way to Brazil from San Francisco<p>VIDEO: Meet the Ultimate Soccer fan at the World Cup<p>06/13/2014<p>In episode 2 of ''Jimmy's BIG Adventure! Brasil 2014!, Jimmy Conrad meets up with Ben Oude …

Soccer

Januzaj Gives Belgium a Quality Plus

Manchester United's teenage star Adnan Januzaj has given Belgium coach Marc Wilmots a triple selection headache wrapped into a single, welcome dilemma four days out from his team's World Cup opener with Algeria.<p>The 19-year-old may not be certain of a starting place in the Group H clash at Belo …

Soccer

Fifteen Thousand Mexicans Pack Arena das Dunas in Natal

The country's federation said that at least 15,000 Mexicans bought tickets for its World Cup opener against Cameroon. That number probably was too low.<p>Fifteen Thousand Mexicans Pack Arena das Dunas in Natal<p>06/13/2014<p>The country's federation said that at least 15,000 Mexicans bought tickets for its …

Mexico

Neymar Praises Brazil's Reaction in World Cup Opener

Brazil star Neymar said the hosts' cool reaction to going a goal down in their incident-packed World Cup opener had given them a boost in their bid to lift the trophy.<p>The 22-year-old Barcelona striker, who scored two goals in the 3-1 win over Croatia, said the ability to remain calm under pressure …

Soccer

USMNT arrives to Rainy Natal for Ghana Showdown

The USMNT left Sao Paulo on Friday to head towards Natal where they will face Ghana on Monday for their debut match in the World Cup.<p>USMNT arrives to Rainy Natal for Ghana Showdown<p>06/13/2014<p>The USMNT left Sao Paulo on Friday to head towards Natal where they will face Ghana on Monday for their debut …

Soccer

Newcomer Bosnia won't give Special Treatment to Messi

Bosnia-Herzegovina reached its first World Cup by playing a brazen full-speed-ahead style of football that netted 30 goals in qualifying.<p>Sticking to that strategy in a big-stage premiere against Argentina would be bold — some would say foolish. But there's a good chance that's exactly what is in …

Soccer

Diego Costa Booed by Local Fans

Brazil-born Diego Costa was booed by local fans in Salvador on Friday when his name was announced in Spain's starting line-up for their opening World Cup clash against the Netherlands.<p>Diego Costa Booed by Local Fans<p>06/13/2014<p>Brazil-born Diego Costa was booed by local fans in Salvador on Friday when …

Soccer

Thibaut Courtois Among the best Keepers in the World Cup Despite Young-Age

At the age of 22, Thibaut Courtois already has a pile of silverware and a reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. So when it comes to the World Cup, Belgium's No. 1 is a rookie in name only.<p>Belgium coach Marc Wilmots rattled off the list of honors Courtois has collected since he …

Soccer

Ranker: Mexico vs Cameroon. Who will Score the First Goal?

Cameroon

World Cup Opener a Case of What Should Have Been

In the end, it was a case of what should have been.<p>In some ways, Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was wildly entertaining and exhilarating. But the final score-line left too much flattery and deception fluttering around the air in Sao Paulo. It was hard …

Soccer

Yankee in Iran: The Story of Dan Gaspar

On a side field at Corinthians' training complex on the eastern edge of South America's biggest city, the sun was setting and the shadows were growing long as Dan Gaspar worked with goalkeepers on saving close-range shots.<p>The 58-year-old from Connecticut is at the World Cup, soccer's pinnacle. But …

Middle East

Luca Modric In Danger of Missing Cameroon Duel

Playmaker Luka Modric is in doubt for Croatia's next World Cup match against Cameroon after injuring his foot in the tournament opening loss to Brazil.<p>Croatia team officials on Friday said Modric was taken to a hospital in Salvador, near the squad's training base, to check the extent of his …

Soccer