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June 28, 2016
Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis
Gangnauli , India (AFP) June 28, 2016
As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water. But this farming area's bountiful water supplies are feared contaminated with heavy metals, underscoring the profound challenges facing the world's second most populous nation. From toxic pollution of rivers and lakes to contamination of groundwater supplies, together with chronic shortages in drought-hit districts, India's water challenges are acu ... read more

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Apple free to take bite out of India after rule change
The gleaming glass atriums and blue-clad "geniuses" that herald the arrival of an Apple store could soon be landing in India, after the government cleared the way for it to open in the rapidly growing smartphone market. ... more

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Indian Space Agency Embarks on Launch of 22 Satellites on Single Mission
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is bracing for a landmark rocket launch on 20 June by placing as many as 22 satellites into orbit. In what has been seen as an ambitious initiative in t ... more

Nepali guards among at least 25 killed in Afghanistan attacks
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China promises GPS system that's "reliable, safe and free"

United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation

India launches 20 satellites in single mission

Spaceflight Industries closes $25M financing round led by Mithril

MUOS-5 secure communications satellite responding to ground control

Move for independence on the table for Scotland


Boeing, Tata announce joint Indian facility
Tata Advanced Systems and Boeing are opening a joint facility in India to co-produce AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages, Tata announced Saturday. ... more

Eight buried in Tibet landslide: Xinhua
Eight people have been buried in a landslide following heavy rain in eastern Tibet, Xinhua quoted local authorities as saying Saturday. ... more

Frozen in time: India's last taxidermist keeps on stuffing
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India blocks foreign funding of Modi critic's trust
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Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters: Tokyo
A Chinese spy ship entered Japan's territorial waters on Wednesday as Tokyo conducted a joint exercise with the United States and India, Japanese officials said. ... more
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Obama meets Dalai Lama behind closed doors
US President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama at the White House Wednesday - a now familiar ritual that took place off-camera and out of the public eye to avoid irking China. ... more

Chinese spy ship entered Japan waters: Tokyo
A Chinese spy ship entered Japan's territorial waters on Wednesday as Tokyo conducted a joint exercise with the United States and India, Japanese officials said. ... more

US, Russia cutting nuke arsenals, but modernising: study
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Obama to meet Dalai Lama at White House, defying Beijing
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Scientists use underwater robots to study India's monsoon
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Quid Pro Quo: Will US Broker a Nuclear Deal Between India and China?


Mexico backs India's nuclear suppliers group bid


Annual monsoon arrives in drought-hit India


ADB helps fund India's climate fight


Amazon's Jeff Bezos bets on India with $3 bn investment


Chinese oil demand slips


Hundreds left homeless after Sri Lanka depot blast


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Thousands flee Sri Lanka ammunition depot explosions

Sri Lanka races to defuse bombs after depot blast

Nepal seeks to drain giant glacial lake near Everest

Islamic State seen shifting to more international attacks: UN

Sri Lankan monks hold prayers for buried landslide victims

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India Presses Ahead With Space Ambitions

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SNC gets contract modification for Thor II counter-IED device

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid

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Nuclear foes renew push to shut plant near Manhattan

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