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Doklam stand-off: India-China joint military exercise uncertain this year

    New Delhi, August 3 (IANS) Given the current stand-off over the Doklam plateau, the fate of the annual India-China Hand-in-Hand joint military drill, first held in 2007, appears uncertain with no word from the Chinese side, which is…

Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labour in India

Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labour in India

    LONDON, August 3 (Reuters) – Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns – sites that are notorious for using millions of…

China says India building up troops amid border stand off

    BEIJING, August 3 (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India has been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region beside the…

Al Qaeda releases South African kidnapped in Mali in 2011

Al Qaeda releases South African kidnapped in Mali in 2011

    PRETORIA, August 3 (Reuters) – A South African tourist who was kidnapped in 2011 by al Qaeda while travelling in Mali has been released and is back home, foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Thursday.   Stephen McGowan…

Girl adopted by Sunny Leone was turned down by 11 parents

Girl adopted by Sunny Leone was turned down by 11 parents

    Sunny Leone applied for adoption on the web portal of CARA, the apex body for adoption, on September 30 last year and was referred a child on June 21.   August 3 (PTI): The toddler adopted by actor…

Shameful that women have to fight for equal pay: Kiran Rao

Shameful that women have to fight for equal pay: Kiran Rao

    Mumbai, August 3 (PTI) Filmmaker Kiran Rao said it is sad that women have been suppressed through generations and it is “shameful” that they have to fight for equal pay even today.   The director said women have…

Dilip Kumar is doing fine, says wife Saira Banu

Dilip Kumar is doing fine, says wife Saira Banu

    Mumbai, August 3 (PTI) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who has been hospitalised due to dehydration, is recovering well.   The 94-year-old thespian was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra on Wednesday due to dehydration and urinary…

China extends technical hold on Azhar’s terror listing at UN

China extends technical hold on Azhar’s terror listing at UN

    United Nations, August 3 (PTI) China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to list JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist…

Now, sunglasses that can generate solar power

Now, sunglasses that can generate solar power

    London, August 3 (IANS) Researchers have designed new “smart” solar sunglasses incorporating semi-transparent organic solar cells that can generate electric power enough to operate devices such as hearing aids.   The invention can pave the way for other…

Northeast India receives uneven rains

Northeast India receives uneven rains

    Agartala/Guwahati, August 3 (IANS) The mountainous northeast India has so far experienced uneven monsoon rains even as Assam and other northeastern states witnessed flood fury, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.   According to an IMD…

‘Jacqueline one of the most versatile actresses’

‘Jacqueline one of the most versatile actresses’

    Mumbai, August 3 (IANS) “Chandralekha”, featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, has just arrived, and the song’s choreographer Adil Shaikh says the actress is very versatile.   The track from the forthcoming film “A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky” released on Thursday.…

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years: survey

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years: survey

    NEW DELHI, August 3 (Reuters) – More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the…