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From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Overweight Force India prompts 'extreme diet' for Perez
From: ESPN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signalling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past.India estimates it would...
From: Dawn | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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For fans of whiskey and other spirits seeking a tour, here’s an assemblage of distilleries where inventive whiskey peddlers are tweaking grain profiles to fuel a new era of Colorado distilling.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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This week marks the publication of my friend Chitra‘s cookbook, Vibrant India. If you’ve been reading this blog a while—or if you just like home cooking as much as I do—you may have found that cheap, healthful, and seasonal are some essential...
From: Not Eating Out in New York | By: Cathy Erway | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Rewa solar power park will receive debt finance at just 0.25% from the World Bank. A few weeks back, a competitive auction for the 750 megawatt (MW) solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar power project in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political, socioeconomic roots,...
From: The Millions | By: Adam Boretz | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lost in the sea of smartphones and brightly-colored apps is an intrepid sort of trailblazer known as the “hardware entrepreneur.” This peculiar specimen of entrepreneur is rarely seen in the wild, but they do indeed exist and their numbers are growing....
From: NextBillion | By: Kyle Poplin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It's a tragedy that President Trump didn't use this moment to try to cut more, and to cut the biggest unsustainable spending: Medicare and Social Security.
From: Reason | By: John Stossel | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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His party named a firebrand cleric to head India’s largest state, a shocking rebuke to minorities.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands. ...
From: Mashable | By: Manish Singh | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on all issues, including Kashmir, as he opened an annual military parade to mark the country's Republic Day....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A complicated figure’s death, the DHS electronics ban, a health-care ultimatum, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
From: New York Times | By: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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An Indian court granted the Ganges River and one of its main tributaries the status of legal personhood, granting environmentalists a key tool to clean up the sacred waters. But advocates worry the new legal status may not be enough....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"I am a fair judge."
From: Hot Air | By: Ed Morrissey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Worldwide changes have prompted a big drop in the development of coal-fired power plants, a new study from several environmental groups has found. Shifts in policy and economic conditions in China and India are central to the decline, says the report,...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline. The report’s findings include a 62 percent drop in new coal plant construction...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world overestimated the need for the doomed fossil fuel.
From: Grist | By: Adam Vaughan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Two brothers help revive the Blue City.
From: New York Times | By: GISELA WILLIAMS | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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On March 16th, the first solar farm on tribal land in the US was activated. The 250 megawatt Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located on the 112 square mile Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, contains more than 3.2...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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India is frequently described as the world’s largest democracy, thus leaving the impression that the country has nothing in common with a place like Turkey. In just the past year, the latter has weathered an attempted coup, a large-scale purging of...
From: Slate | By: Isaac Chotiner | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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If it wasn't already clear why it's a problem when police surveillance goes wrong, it is now. An independent investigator is looking into claims that London's Metropolitan Police used an illegal, roundabout way to access the emails of activists and j......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal, has sought approval for setting up one of the largest solar power projects developed by a single company in India. Steel Manufacturing Giant ArcelorMittal Seeks Approval For 600 Megawatt Indian...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.
From: NPR | By: Julie McCarthy | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world’s largest thin-film solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, is expected to sell 200 megawatts of capacity in India as it looks to return its focus back to its core business. First Solar Could Sell 200 Megawatts Of Solar Capacity In India was...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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All-out efforts by the Indian government to boost renewable energy generation in the country have reached another milestone as the operational solar power capacity crossed 10 gigawatts. India’s Solar Capacity Quadruples In 3 Years To 10 Gigawatts was...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Neda Saiyyada was among a handful of women in India whose company gave her six months of maternity leave last year instead of the mandatory three months. The extended leave helped the young mother enormously. “When I was pregnant, my biggest worry...
From: Voice of America | By: Anjana Pasricha | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Sergio Perez has admitted that he has been on a crash diet ahead of the Australian Grand Prix to help Force India cope with its overweight 2017 Formula 1 car
From: Autosport | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Sometimes technology works, and sometimes it really, really doesn't.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Editor’s note: Throughout 2017, NextBillion is organizing content around a monthly theme, dedicating special attention to a specific sector alongside our broader coverage. This post is part of our focus on the environment for the month of March....
From: NextBillion | By: Scott Anderson | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In India, only 2 percent of people pay taxes. It has to do with how easy it is to avoid them, and what many see as a lack of connection between taxes and government services.
From: NPR | By: Julie McCarthy | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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India estimates it would cost close to $50 million for new parts and repairs to 11 grounded Soviet-made Mi-35 helicopters and seven transport aircraft of Afghanistan's air force.
From: Times of India | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The government has promised energy access to all households by 2019. Here are five issues to watch as India reaches for this ambitious target....
From: GreenBiz | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states. The same-sex case...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Two-day Pakis­tan-India Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) talks concluded here on Tuesday on a positive note as India withdrew the design of a smaller hydropower project and agreed to reconsider Pakistan’s observations on two others. There...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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As any woman unfortunately knows, with more technology comes more ways to be harassed. In India, the rapid cell phone boom has led to an unintended consequence: Men are routinely dialing random numbers as a way to meet women.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Prachi Gupta | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Getting fired by Trump looked like a perfect PR move for the hugely ambitious and popular New York prosecutor. Just one problem, say his friends.
From: Politico | By: David Freedlander | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Construction starts for coal-fired plants in China and India were down by 62% in January from last year
From: Time | By: Joe McDonald and Katy Daigle / AP | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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India is unlikely to participate in any meeting in Washington DC with Pakistan on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) in April, as has been announced by the Pakistan government after a meeting of the Indus Commissioners in Islamabad on Tuesday. Sources also...
From: Times of India | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Donald Trump’s unveiling of his budget blueprint last week — and the ensuing analysis and criticism — was probably the first many urban readers had heard of the Appalachian Regional Commission, one of the initiatives he proposes cutting completely....
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Laura Hazard Owen | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The photographer behind the attacks' iconic image reunited with her subject a year later
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Indian foreign investors top the UAE realty market with Dh12 billion worth of property transactions from 6,263 buyers.
From: Khaleej Times | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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22/3/17 - Indian national Sneha Mehta was four months pregnant when she was injured in the Brussels Airport attack. A day after the attack she wrote a letter to her unborn child that is now 16 weeks old.
From: Flanders News | By: deredactie.be - Vrt | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition will be available in vibrant red aluminium finish, in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED), the statement said.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Indian police Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly murdering his teenage daughter in a so-called honour killing after she was caught dating a local boy he did not approve of. The post Indian murders daughter in suspected ‘honour’ killing appeared...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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As mobile phone use grows, more young men are calling women at random, hoping to strike up a relationship, but sometimes harassing them.
From: New York Times | By: ELLEN BARRY | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Apple just made upgrading to an iPhone 7 a philanthropic decision by adding a red special edition to the lineup. The new red aluminum finish, which is available to order for both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in-store and online on March 24, is a fundraising effort...
From: Macworld | By: Caitlin McGarry | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Apple just made upgrading to an iPhone 7 a philanthropic decision by adding a red special edition to the lineup. The new red aluminum finish, which is available to order for both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in-store and online on March 24, is a fundraising effort...
From: PC World | By: Caitlin McGarry | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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