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By Making Hand-Drawn Maps of Their Slums in India, Kids Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.<p>Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change.<p>As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating …

Urbanism

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 …

India

Saina Nehwal May Be Recommended for Padma Bhushan Award

In a exclusive chat with NDTV, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that recommendation for Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan Award in 2015 will be …

Respect Dhoni’s selfless act: Shastri

The new Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s aggressive attitude on the field has been strongly defended by Team Director Ravi Shastri, who says that it …

Motix wants to replace your mouse with fine-tuned finger pointing

I'm a sucker for motion controls. From Leap Motion and Kinect games to industrial-level tools made by minds behind <i>Minority Report's</i> interface, if it's an attempt to kill mouse, I want to try it.<p>The Motix is trying to follow the same footsteps. The system is one part motion sensor (placed near the …

Xiaomi Redmi 2 With 4G LTE Support, 64-Bit Qualcomm SoC Launched

Xiaomi on Sunday finally launched the much-anticipated successor to the Redmi 1S, the Redmi 2. The new entry-level smartphone will go on sale in …

Tharoor backs Harsh Vardhan’s Pythagoras remarks

Even as remarks made by Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan about the origins of algebra and Pythagorean theorem being in India …

Apple iOS 8.1 To Launch Today. Here's What The Features Will Be [Updated]

Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said that Apple iOS 8.1 will be releasing today. Apple iOS 8.1 includes bug fixes, functionality for several Continuity features, the iCloud Photo Library, Apple Pay and the return of the <i>Camera Roll</i>.<p><b>Continuity</b><p>Continuity lets you …

Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks," and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness …

NYC Holiday Window Displays

Ranji: Don't Get Carried Away, Sachin Tendulkar Tells Jammu & Kashmir After Historic Win

Jammu and Kashmir defeated 40-time champions Mumbai in their first-ever meeting at the Ranji Trophy on Wednesday.<p>Sachin Tendulkar hailed Jammu and …

Champions Trophy: India beat Belgium 4-2, face Pakistan in semifinals : Other Sports, News

India scripted a sensational comeback to beat Belgium 4-2 to set up their semifinals clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.

Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic

Microsoft Releases Its MSN-Branded Apps for Android and iOS Users

Microsoft has released its revamped suit of MSN-branded Bing apps for Android and iOS platforms on Thursday, which while introducing in September was …

Delhi High Court orders Xiaomi to suspend smartphone sales | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Delhi High Court has ordered Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its smartphones in India in a case related to patent infringements that telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) had filed against the Chinese company.<p>Three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones …

Railways opens up more than Rs 90,000 crore FDI opportunity

Foreign investors can put in as much as Rs 90,300 crore in India’s rail infrastructure through the foreign direct investment (FDI) route, suggests a …

India

Narendra Modi to Vladimir Putin: Russia to stay India’s top defence partner

BharatNet, started as National Optical Fibre Network in October 2011, was to be completed by the end of 2013 initially but the deadline was deferred …

Russia India: Putin on visit to broker energy deals

<b>Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.</b><p>The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday.<p>Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Mr …

India

Modi wins TIME readers’ poll for ‘Person of the Year’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who did not make it to the final eight selected by for the annual ‘Person of the Year’ title, has been hailed as one by …