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Indo Daily
September 25, 2016
SINO DAILY
In Tibet, religious freedom with Chinese characteristics
Lhasa (AFP) Sept 22, 2016
The sun has yet to rise over Lhasa, but dozens of colourfully dressed pilgrims are already gathered and reciting prayers at the entrance to Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism. Many of those gathered - Tibetans and Han Chinese visitors - say religion is flourishing under Beijing's rule, with adherents enjoying the freedoms they need to follow their faith. But this sense of freedom does not extend to the men who live inside the monasteries, analysts and monks say. Their liv ... read more

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SINO DAILY

China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear impact
China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture. ... more
OIL AND GAS

India's government backs gas pipeline build
The government in New Delhi said it was committed to covering about 40 percent of the capital investments needed to build natural gas links in the country. ... more
THE STANS

India's Modi thrashes out response to deadly Kashmir raid
India's prime minister on Monday summoned top security advisers to thrash out a response to a deadly raid on a Kashmir army base blamed on militants from Pakistan, amid calls for tough action against the nuclear-armed nation. ... more
24/7 News Coverage


SHAKE AND BLOW

Stalagmites in Indiana cave may record past earthquakes
Stalagmites rising from the floor of a cave in southern Indiana may contain traces of past earthquakes in the region, according to a report published September 13 in the Bulletin of the Seismologica ... more


SINO DAILY

China slams EU over Dalai Lama visit
China slammed the European Union's parliament Monday for receiving the Dalai Lama, saying the move could damage relations between the EU and the world's second largest economy. ... more

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SPACEMART

Bangladesh inks loan agreement with HSBC for satellite project funding
Bangladesh has signed a 14 billion taka (about 180 million U.S. dollars) loan agreement with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) to finance the country's first-ever satellite "Banga ... more
FLOATING STEEL

India naval chief blames France for submarine data leak
A massive leak of secret technical data on Scorpene-class submarines did not originate in India but in France, Delhi's naval chief said Saturday, pointing to initial probe findings. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

N. Korea air show thumbs nose at sanctions

Russia jails space engineer for 7 years for treason

Syria's Aleppo reels from new wave of air strikes

U.S. intel agency renews contract for satellite imagery

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal

FARM NEWS

Sri Lanka to shift farmers from elephant corridors
Sri Lanka Wednesday announced it was planning to relocate farmers living on the edges of forests inhabited by elephants to reduce the numbers killed on both sides. ... more
AEROSPACE

Indian helicopter takes first flight with Safran's Ardiden 1U engine
The first flight of the Indian Light Utility Helicopter powered by Safran's Ardiden 1U engine successfully took place on Sept. 6, the company announced. ... more
AEROSPACE

Raytheon to retrofit 130 F-16 center display units
Raytheon has been awarded a $8.7 million U.S. Air Force primarily firm-fixed-price contract for work on F-16 Fighting Falcon center display units. ... more
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WOOD PILE

In eastern Tibetan forest, signs of tree growth amid climate change
Word of mouth from nomadic herders led Lucas Silva into Tibetan forests and grasslands. What his team found was startling: Rapid forest growth in tune with what scientists had been expecting from cl ... more
INTERNET SPACE

Modi urges calm in Indian tech hub after deadly protests
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm Tuesday in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore which was placed under curfew after deadly violence erupted over a water dispute with a neighbouring state. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Caspian terns found breeding 1,000 miles farther north than previous record

Experts see few paths to planet-saving climate goal

Aerial pesticide 'key driver' of Zika's end in Miami: US

Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo: UN

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

Italy PM vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Great white sharks and tuna share super predator genes

WEATHER REPORT

GSLV Successfully Launches India's Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR
In its tenth flight (GSLV-F05) conducted September 08, 2016, India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched the coun ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal's new leader pledges to speed up quake rebuilding
Nepal's new prime minister promised Thursday to speed up reconstruction after a devastating earthquake and said he would increase aid for homeless victims as he laid out his government's priorities. ... more
FARM NEWS

During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil
Newly published research by Indiana University scientists finds that low relative humidity in the atmosphere is a significant, growing and often under-appreciated cause of plant stress in hot, dry w ... more
BIO FUEL

Fish 'biowaste' converted to piezoelectric energy harvesters
Large quantities of fish are consumed in India on a daily basis, which generates a huge amount of fish "biowaste" materials. In an attempt to do something positive with this biowaste, a team of rese ... more
ABOUT US

How did prehistoric humans occupy the Tibetan Plateau?
The Tibetan Plateau, as the Earth's third pole, has long been of interest to many, especially in relation to its human history. Over the last few decades our understanding of the history of human oc ... more

CARBON WORLDS

3-D graphene has promise for bio applications
Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan ... more
LAUNCH PAD

India To Launch 5 Satellites In September
With two launches in a month for the first time, India will put at least five satellites in two different orbits in September, said a top official on Thursday. "We have two launches this month ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts

Scientists forge nanogold chains with atomic precision

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Alberta taking a step away from coal

Canada, China aim to strike free-trade deal

California dreamin' for Chinese investors in US





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SUPERPOWERS

India gives Vietnam $500 mn for defence spending

MICROSAT BLITZ

India likely to launch 68 foreign satellites in one mission next year

FLOATING STEEL

France condemns submarine secrets leak

MISSILE NEWS

Javelin Joint Venture team inks deal with India's Tata Power Company

SUPERPOWERS

US, India bolster ties, warn Pakistan over extremists

ROCKET SCIENCE

India tests new scramjet rocket engine

WATER WORLD

Torrential monsoon rains bring Indian capital to halt

SUPERPOWERS

Kerry to meet India's leaders after defence pact sealed

WATER WORLD

60% of key S.Asian water basin not usable: study

THE PITS

Court dismisses challenge to Adani's Australia mine

Cyclops beetles hint at answer to chicken-and-egg problem

Secret data leak hits French submarine maker: report

Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds

Flooding in Indian holy city halts cremations

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties

Better understanding seismic hazards

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue

Sick throng Indian capital's new, high-tech clinics

New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles

India to Provide Cost Incentives to Use Homemade Version of GPS

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

World's Largest Telescope Unlikely to Find Home in India

Court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi

Top China official slams foreign influence on Tibetan Buddhism

Sri Lanka, China in new deal over $1.4 bn reclamation

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1,000 km

India to Explore Planetary Evolution in Its Ambition Mars Mission-2

Sri Lanka to replace its ageing fighter jets



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