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Fear of Amazon drives Flipkart into two incredibly bad M&As with eBay and Snapdeal

Sheer desperation of a likely loser, and the anxiety of enormous cash burn, have driven Flipkart into two incredibly bad M&A deals: Monday’s …

The Contacts Between Trump Associates and Russia: A Timeline

A comprehensive guide to reported encounters between the president’s aides and Putin’s government<p>It’s a diplomat’s job to meet people, and Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, seems to be good at it.<p>Moscow’s longtime representative in Washington is now at the center of an …

Railways Starts RORO Service To Carry Trucks, Unclog Delhi Roads

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced the launch of Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan 2017-18. This is the first major initiative …

India’s biggest state, home to 220 million, is readying a report card for Narendra Modi

KANTH, India — The main street in this small manufacturing town is abuzz with energy this month as people all across the enormous northern state of Uttar Pradesh take part in a crucial multistage election.<p>Walls in the town are plastered with candidate posters. Political volunteers’ long convoys …

India

The Best External Drives For Your PS4

The clouds have parted, the heavenly choirs are singing, and the PS4 is finally adding support for external hard drives, meaning you’ll no longer …

Computer Hardware

Indian sailors stranded in Norfolk port by ‘modern-day slavery’

Eventually, Saurabh Saigal could no longer look at his son. “I couldn’t stand it any more. He’s only six and suffers from allergies. When he’s ill I see the suffering in his eyes. Then I avoid talking to him by video link.”<p>For seven months Saigal has been separated from his family in India, …

North Sea

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

It’s not an exaggeration to say that your smartphone is the most personal device you have. The fact it’s always with you, however, sure does generate …

Information Systems

Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘An Era Of Darkness’ should be translated into every Indian language

It is the one sweeping story of independent India’s history that every Indian must know.<p>On my seventh birthday, my grandfather sat me down on his …

India

Russia Just Tested An Anti-Satellite Missile That Could Really Screw The U.S. In A War

While everyone was breathing into a paper bag thinking about Cold War II, Russia conducted a test of a satellite-killing missile. Apocalyptic Kessler …

The Next Big Climate-Change Battle Starts in India

Developed nations should help the country industrialize with solar power instead of coal.<p>Some climate activists worry that Donald Trump’s presidential election will be the death knell for the global environment. That’s almost certainly untrue. Whatever Trump’s attitude toward climate science and …

Fossil Fuels

India's cash crackdown linked to drop in child trafficking | Reuters

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Business has been slow at the Thakkar Bappa Colony shoe manufacturing hub in eastern Mumbai since the Indian government withdrew high-value bank notes last month in an attempt to curb tax evasion and counterfeit currency.<p>Children play as they sit atop …

India

Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

Russia

India’s Botched War on Cash

India is in the throes of an unprecedented social experiment in enforced digital disruption, and the world has much to learn from it.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise in early November, demonetizing 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes. Modi’s war on cash is not without international …

What can the spread of German propaganda in India during WWII tell us about fake news today?

When cynicism and mistrust run high, manipulative and fake news and rumours gain currency.<p>In recent weeks, many have described fabricated news …

Journalism

The Best Android Phone to Buy an Ex-Apple Fan for Christmas

Tired of iTunes? Sick of the Apple Store? Maybe it's time to see what Google's up to.<p>It’s not been a great year for Apple fans. The iPhone 7, while a …

Bose SoundLink Color II review: A great speaker gets even better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Like its predecessor, the Bose SoundLink Color is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers impressive sound for its size (the sound is improved) and 8 hours of battery life. It's now water-resistant and adds speakerphone capabilities.<p><b>The Bad</b> Soft-to-the-touch finish attracts …

Audiophile

EU warns on lapse of investment protection deals with India | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A top European Union official sounded the alarm on Friday that efforts to revive talks on a trade deal with India could be derailed by the imminent expiry of several bilateral investment protection deals with its member states.<p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as …

Aung San Suu Kyi

How India is coping with most of its cash becoming useless

Indians woke up to the surprise announcement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the withdrawal of bigger denomination currency notes. As they …

Bhopal jailbreak: police urged to explain killing of prisoners

Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are under pressure to explain the killing of eight prisoners who escaped from a jail in Bhopal early on Monday, after footage emerged (warning: graphic content) that appeared to show at least one of the men being shot while already incapacitated.<p>The …

India

The smog smothering India is so thick you can actually see it from space

The smog smothering millions in the Indian capital of New Delhi is so thick, it's plainly visible from space, showing up as a milky blanked covering …

Is Hillary Clinton an emailing criminal? A nonpartisan guide to national security and foreign policy issues in the presidential election (part II)

Will we be less safe during the next administration?<p>According to Donald Trump and his supporters, Hillary Clinton is a seminal figure in Washington’s corrupt establishment —an establishment that weakened our military and turned America into a patsy of friends and foes alike, unwilling to stand up …

U.S. Dept. of State

ISRO's commitment to India's national security

India recently revealed for the first time that it used intelligence from its satellites to carry out a "surgical strike" against an alleged …

India

How India's Fintech Hub Is Beating Hong Kong & Singapore

In two weeks, in November, two fintech events are taking place in the Asian region: Hong Kong Fintech Week (Nov. 7-11) and Singapore Fintech Festival (Nov. 14-18). Both cities have become well-known as active fintech hubs – but are they really? The first six months of 2016 were a record high for …

Hong Kong

14 Signs Your Smartphone or Tablet Has Been Hacked

It's critical to take action quickly, but most people don't recognize when it happens. Here's how to tell.<p>Today's smartphones are powerful computers that allow us to perform tasks that only a generation ago would have been considered science fiction. The devices also often contain a tremendous …

Feud at India's top conglomerate shocks a proud community | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The bitter public feud between the Tata family, which controls India’s most respected conglomerate, and its now ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry has created an unwelcome stir in the tiny Parsi community to which both sides belong.<p>There are only about 58,000 Parsis in India, a nation …

India

India has a lot at stake in the US presidential election

With a few days left before the US presidential election, the world is waiting to see whether American voters will elect their first female president in Hillary Clinton or opt for the controversial billionaire Donald Trump. But one thing is sure: The election of either candidate will have a …

India

Clinton's FBI investigation: What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign was jolted when FBI Director James Comey delivered the ultimate October surprise.<p>Eleven days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey announced that the FBI had discovered additional emails and is reviewing them to see whether they are related to …

Government

Young men in Kashmir are disappearing from their homes. Friends say they're going to fight India

One morning in September, Shawkat Ahmed Dar told his father he was going to pluck apples in a neighbor's orchard — and disappeared.<p>For weeks, as demonstrators in the Indian-ruled portion of Kashmir rained stones on security forces and troops fired back with tear gas and lead pellets, Dar had stayed …

Pakistan

The science behind how a mobile phone works

In this video we reveal how a mobile phone actually works, explaining how the device uses radio waves to transmit and receive signals and how a mobile phone turns your voice into an electronic signal when you speak into it.<p>This is the third episode in our How it Works series that breaks down the …