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SC extends Aadhaar linking deadline for all services indefinitely: Updates

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linknig Aadhaar to various government schemes, as well as mobile phones and bank …

The silence of the Hindus and the rise of the Hindu nation

In balmy Goa, from June 14 to June 17,150 Hindu organisations (I did not know there were that many, but this is what they claim) will meet to discuss how their common goal can be achieved—the creation of a Hindu <i>rashtra</i>, a Hindu nation, by 2023. That is six years away.<p>At the turn of this decade, …

India

The Biblical Approach to Spanking

Part of the Effective Child Discipline Series<p>Regardless of the method, the Bible's word on discipline clearly demands that parents be responsible and …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

This failed secret mission changed special ops forever

On Nov. 4, 1979, approximately 3,000 Iranian militants took control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, holding 63 Americans hostage. An additional three U.S. members were seized at the Iranian Foreign Ministry for a total of 66.<p>This was in response to President Jimmy Carter allowing Mohammad Reza Shah …

Military

Meet the MQ-25A Stingray — the US's response to threats like China's 'carrier killers'

The US Navy's aircraft carriers have long given tactical advantage for the US military with its ability to deploy and project power on any shore around the globe. But recently, several of US adversaries have built long-range ballistic missiles known as "carrier killers". The MQ-25A Stingray is the …

Fish

Why Russia is far less threatening than it seems

Should the United States — and the West — worry that Russian power is on the rise? You might think so, given the extent to which Russian interference in this year’s elections dominates U.S. news.<p>But in fact, Russian power is brittle. Masked by the country’s meddling in Western politics, invasion of …

Russia
China

Britain and America will no longer invade foreign countries 'to make the world in their own image', Theresa May says

Britain and America will never again invade foreign countries “in an attempt to make the world in their own image”, Theresa May has said in the biggest shift in UK foreign policy for more than 20 years.<p>Addressing US Republican politicians in Philadelphia, the Prime Minister pledged not to repeat …

Handwashing with cold water just as good as with hot to kill germs

Hot water is no better than cold at getting rid of germs, a US study on handwashing suggests.<p>US scientists have poured cold water on the theory that only a hot bath or shower gets you clean.<p>They discovered washing in cool water removes just as many germs as hot water.<p>Antibacterial soap was no …

New Jersey

Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars

While Google, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Nutonomy and Uber are working feverishly to be the first to bring self-driving cars onto our roads, there hasn’t been a lot of noise about autonomous vehicle tech in developing countries – until now.<p>India-based engineering firm Tata Elxsi announced today that it’s …

CIA puts almost 12 million declassified files online for the first time

The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. Included in the database are US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details …

Fidel Castro

10 Best Science Fiction Short Stories of All Time: From the Golden Age to the Modern Era

10 Best Science Fiction Short Stories of All Time: From the Golden Age to the Modern Era<p>Updated on December 24, 2017<p>How I Picked This Top 10 Science …

Science Fiction

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

Human Rights

Mysterious light pillars light up Canada's night sky

At 1:30 in the morning, while most of Ontario, Canada was asleep, Timothy Joseph Elzinga was tending to his crying toddler. Then he looked out the …

Europe Preparing For War? Largest US Military Reinforcement In Decades In Europe, More Than 3,000 US Soldiers To Be Stationed In Poland

The largest U.S. military reinforcement of Europe in decades, comprising more than 3,000 U.S. soldiers along with U.S. tanks and armored vehicles, …

The Secret Source of Putin’s Evil

It’s not the K.G.B., or the Cold War. It’s decidedly more Pushkin-esque, or Peter the Great, than that.<p><b>Henry Kissinger</b> recently compared <b>Vladimir Putin</b> to “a character out of Dostoevsky,” which apparently delighted the Russian president. That’s not entirely surprising. No Russian writer encapsulates …

Russia

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

U.S. Special Operations Forces Deploy To 70% Of The World's Countries

<b>The Year of the Commando</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>They could be found on the outskirts of Sirte, Libya, supporting local militia fighters, and in Mukalla, Yemen, backing troops from the United Arab Emirates. At Saakow, a remote outpost in southern Somalia, they assisted local commandos in …

National Security

A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of …

Israel

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

8 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated April 03, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

Smart TV

The Era of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here's What Comes Next

As in the past, the day will be cold. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, …

Geopolitics

The fascinating story behind Apple’s iconic ‘Get a Mac’ ad campaign

From the very first Mac ad that aired during the 1984 Super Bowl to the memorable “Think Different” ads featuring notable historical figures, Apple …

Vladimir Putin successfully launches nuclear test missile that can reach America in 12 minutes

The missile flew from Yasny Launch Base to the peninsula of Kamchatka, a distance spanning thousands of miles<p>Vladimir Putin has successfully test-launched a new supersonic missile that could breach NATO's missile defense systems — and reach the United States in twelve minutes.<p>The missile, known as …

North Korea

Is Zuckerberg onto something? Why you should tape your webcam

In the past I’ve tried to emulate Mark Zuckerberg. Become a billionaire, celebrity, philanthropist, wear a sweatshirt or t-shirt everyday, drop out of college and don’t have to go to class anymore, what’s not to like? Sadly, for the most part, it hasn’t worked out so well for me.<p>For example, after …

Mark Zuckerberg

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers<p>Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.<p>The study …

Wellness

India wants Apple, Google to embed Aadhaar authentication system on all smartphones

After making it mandatory for all new mobile phones to have GPS and a panic button, India now wants inclusion of its homegrown authentication on all …

Every Star Trek Movie Ranked

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere of <i>Star Trek</i> on TV. While logically this should have resulted in a “best episodes!” type post… I …

Science Fiction

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

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