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PM Modi puts free-market stamp on new policy panel

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named right-leaning economist Arvind Panagariya to run his new Policy Commission, hammering a final nail into the coffin of socialist planning that defined the first 67 years of independent India.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks …

Developing nations urge deeper climate cuts to zero emissions

<b>Reuters</b><p><b>Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:01 AM GMT</b><p>By Alister Doyle<p>LIMA (Reuters) - Developing nations called on the rich on Tuesday to do more to lead …

UN climate talks kick off in Peru

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Monday, December 1, 2014 6:34 PM GMT</b><p>Lima, Dec 1 (IANS) The annual UN global climate change talks started in the Peruvian capital …

Hearing of Indian ashram sex abuse cases in Australia

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:37 AM GMT</b><p>Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse …

Retired Air Force Officer Offers to Pay Rs 20 Lakh to Save a National Hero's Legacy

<b>New Delhi:</b> In a country where the political class often pays lip service to the memory of our war vets, there are some who genuinely walk the …

At SAARC, How PM Modi Wooed Neighbours to Block China's Inroads

<b>Kathmandu:</b> India pledged a slew of regional investments at the South Asian summit in Nepal this week, seeking to counter China's growing economic …

EU reposes faith on Lima climate summit for post-Kyoto deal

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Friday, November 28, 2014 12:05 PM GMT</b><p>Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS/TASS) The upcoming UN climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima would …

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>OPEC Doesn't Cut</b>. Despite months of tumbling oil prices, the members of OPEC agreed to make no cuts to production. From OPEC's statement: "Recording its concern over the rapid decline in oil prices in recent months, the Conference concurred that stable oil prices - at a level which did not affect …

New bird species named after late India-born ornithologist

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:34 AM GMT</b><p>New York, Nov 25 (IANS) A new bird species discovered more than 15 years after it was first …

'Regulate how godmen promote themselves'

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:35 AM GMT</b><p>Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Asserting that godmen cannot change lives, motivational speaker and …

Air pollution costs EU up to 189 billion euros - EU agency

<b>Reuters</b><p><b>Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:39 AM GMT</b><p>By Barbara Lewis<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society …

What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter?

<b>Name:</b> Yik Yak.<p><b>Age:</b> One year old.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Loaded.<p><b>How much are we talking?</b> Figures vary, but somewhere in the low hundreds of millions of dollars.<p><b>That’s one wealthy baby.</b> It would be, if it were a baby.<p><b>What is it, then?</b> It’s an anonymous messaging app.<p><b>I’m going to ask you again, but this time I</b> …

Intel, McAfee to replace PC passwords with biometric authentication system

Intel and McAfee are reportedly planning to replace computer passwords with a new biometric authentication system.<p>According to <i>PC World</i>, McAfee …

UK economic recovery to continue into 2016, forecasts OECD

Britain’s economic recovery will continue into 2015 and 2016, driven by consumer spending and business investment, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>The Paris-based thinktank said high job creation had fuelled UK growth, which it forecasts at 3% this year. The …

EU threatens to break up Google

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:35 AM GMT</b><p>London, Nov 25 (IANS) In a move to curb the dominance of the search giant, the European …

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Northeast's traditional environmental knowledge important: Expert

<b>IANS India (English)</b><p><b>Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:05 AM GMT</b><p>Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) The traditional environmental knowledge from India's northeast and …

Contradicting Stand on Article 370 Will Sink BJP's Boat in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

<b>Srinagar:</b> With Prime Minister Narendra Modi skirting any statement on Article 370, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said BJP is shying away from …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Pictures of the Week 7.10.14

Brazil’s 10 most beautiful churches

The moustache: A hairy history

From the lustrous whiskers of England’s medieval knights to Magnum, PI and Movember – Lucinda Hawksley charts the changing fashions of the hirsute upper lip.<p>Throughout history facial hair has fallen in and out of fashion. Hairy faces have been lauded, derided, immortalised in art and even …

Eight of the world’s most stunning bridges

From ancient viaducts to modern-day masterpieces, architecture critic Jonathan Glancey chooses the most spectacular structures from around the globe.<p><b>Millau Viaduct</b><p>On days when clouds form in the steep Tarn Valley in the south of France, the immensely high and remarkably slender concrete pylons – …

Tony Blair calls on Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki to change or quit

Former Prime Minister unrepentant over 2003 Iraqi invasion as he criticises Maliki regime<p>Tony Blair has demanded a change of government in Iraq unless the Maliki regime abandons sectarianism.<p>The former Prime Minister, who is now a Middle East envoy, said change was essential in Iraq as the country …

Middle East

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

Iraqi antiquities officials are calling on the Obama administration to save Nineveh and other sites around jihadist-occupied Mosul. But are drone …

In the Midst of Iraq's Chaos, the Kurds Inch Towards Independence

As the Iraqi army continues to battle Sunni militants for control of its territory―with forces from the Islamic State not far outside the capital of …

Ahmad Chalabi: from pariah to Iraq's next prime minister?

He was a presidential patron, then a pariah; an alleged fraud, then an economic saviour. And, perhaps more remarkably, he was groomed by Washington, lured by Iran, and is now being courted by both as a man who could rescue Iraq.<p>The mercurial career of Ahmad Chalabi has been central to much of the …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

A Bird Box for Humans

Noted for its craggy seaside cliffs, verdant pastures, and temperate climate, the Cornwall region of southwest England is a favorite of divers, hikers, surfers, and drinkers (windblown pubs dot the countryside like giant cattle).<p>To the north sits the Celtic Sea; to the south are the English Channel …

South West England