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Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout in a video […]

India to miss key target for Japan bullet train project

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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India to miss key target for Japan bullet train project

India to miss key target for Japan bullet train project

PALGHAR/TOKYO: India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects. Modi’s office is now monitoring the project week-to-week, as Indian officials seek to reassure Tokyo that […]

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking  arrest

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

MUMBAI: Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year. India approved the first GM cotton seed trait in 2002 and an upgraded variety in […]

Plan to get Indians flying hits turbulence

Posted by on 11/06/2018
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Plan to get Indians flying hits turbulence

Plan to get Indians flying hits turbulence

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: The slow pace of fitting out regional airports risks delaying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to launch more flights connecting smaller towns and cities and get millions more people using air travel. The program, flagged off by Modi last year, aims to boost economic growth by refurbishing idled colonial-era airstrips or […]

13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack

Posted by on 11/06/2018
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13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack

13 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack

KABUL: A suicide attacker blew himself up yesterday as government workers queued for an early bus home during the holy month of Ramadan, killing at least 13 people and wounding 31, officials and hospital staff said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the latest attack in the Afghan capital, a day before the government’s […]

Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment

Posted by on 09/06/2018
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Afghan shoppers go online to avoid  bombs, harassment

Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment

KABUL: Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago. Suicide bombings and other attacks in Kabul have killed and wounded hundreds of people this […]

Taleban agree to Eid ceasefire

Posted by on 09/06/2018
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Taleban agree to Eid ceasefire

Taleban agree to Eid ceasefire

KABUL: The Taleban announced their first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion yesterday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country’s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting for the first three days of Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, […]

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

Posted by on 05/06/2018
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Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst  pollution

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

KANPUR: Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air.  It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur’s hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer […]

Delhi slum drowning in plastic

Posted by on 04/06/2018
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Delhi slum drowning in plastic

Delhi slum drowning in plastic

NEW DELHI: A sea of plastic spreads through the New Delhi slum of Taimur Nagar, a symbol of the grime and waste that makes the Indian capital one of the world’s most polluted cities. The plastic bottles, bags, food wrappers and other detritus have gushed out of a drain that ends in the shanty, leaving […]

As election looms, popularity of Modi wanes in rural India

Posted by on 03/06/2018
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As election looms, popularity of Modi wanes in rural India

As election looms, popularity of Modi wanes in rural India

KAIRANA, India: Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and surging fuel costs stoke anger in the countryside. Four years ago, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept Uttar Pradesh, […]

India urges global plane makers to ‘Make in India’

Posted by on 03/06/2018
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India urges global plane makers to ‘Make in India’

India urges global plane makers to ‘Make in India’

MUMBAI: India wants to encourage aircraft makers to manufacture in the country, starting with components and moving eventually to complete aircraft, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday. In a series of messages on Twitter, Prabhu appealed to Airbus and Boeing Co to participate in the push as part of the government’s flagship “Make In […]

The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

Posted by on 02/06/2018
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The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

RAWALPINDI: Lal Hussain saunters through Rawalpindi’s empty streets at 1:00 am shattering the silence with syncopated drum beats, awakening startled Pakistanis so they can sleepily eat one last meal before the day’s Ramadan fasting begins. “Wake up and eat your morning meal!” he howls along with the Bhangra-inspired beats emanating from his dhol drum. Hussain has […]

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