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Sri Lanka's new president to visit India, steers away from China | Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India on Feb. 16, his first state visit abroad, a government official said on Wednesday, part of efforts to repair relations with New Delhi which soured under the previous government.<p>Sri Lanka's newly elected president …

Sri Lanka

India may cut iron ore export duty for Goa | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is considering cutting the export duty for the low-quality iron ore produced by the country’s biggest exporting state Goa, the mines and steel minister said, a move that could boost shipments to China and put more pressure on global prices.<p>A general view shows the open …

Environmentalism

India's rural employment programme is dying a death of funding cuts

Ten years ago this week, the Indian parliament unanimously passed the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). It was a historic legislation based on two interlinked goals: ensuring livelihood security to rural residents by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage …

Economics

Indian media criticise threats to YouTube comedy group

<b>Most newspapers in India say the threats and protests against comedy group AIB's "roast show" have "undermined" the country's democratic structure.</b><p>The AIB recently invited Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh to its "comedy roast" filmed in front of thousands of people.<p>The programme was …

India

Baking 1-2-3: How to Make the Silkiest, Smoothest Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is an iconic dessert—learn how to make three versions of it, from no-bake lemon bars to a stunning pie.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she'll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the</i> …

Baking

Articles about history-behind-americas-favorite-chair-eames-lounge-and-ottoman on Dwell.com - Dwell

The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.<p>An unapologetic look at how the classic Eames lounge chair has been featured in Dwell over the years.<p>Every other piece of industrial design is a pot or a dish or something insignificant.<p>There are now so many different conservatory roof styles …

Design

Five workwear fashion lessons from The Good Wife

Lesson one: office power dressing is stuck in a massive rut<p>We can say what we like on the fashion desk about how a polo neck is so alpha right now and thus constitutes modern power dressing. But actually, when you have a job in an office, power dressing for women is incredibly restrictive. And it …

Michelle Obama

Microsoft reportedly buys Sunrise, the best calendar app for iPhone and Android

Microsoft has purchased Sunrise, the maker of one of the best — if not <i>the</i> <i>very best</i> — calendar apps for iOS and Android, according to <i>TechCrunch</i>. It reportedly paid at least $100 million for the company. Microsoft has recently been working to revamp its mobile apps and reach out to other platforms, …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Fish

Are you promiscuous or faithful? Measure your index finger to find out

A new study of sexual attitudes reveals men and women are both just as likely to want a fling as they are a long-term partner<p>They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But when it comes to our attitude towards promiscuity, it turns out there is no such gender divide.<p>Both men and women …

Relationships