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October 13, 2015
India court approves 'pollution toll' to clean choking Delhi
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2015
Diesel-guzzling trucks and commercial vehicles in India will soon have to pay a surcharge for entering New Delhi, after the country's top court Friday approved a trial plan to improve the capital's notoriously filthy air. Successive Delhi governments have been criticised for failing to curb pollution from industry and chronic traffic in the city of 17 million, ranked as having the world's worst air quality by the World Health Organisation. Acting on a petitioner's plea, the Supreme Court approve ... read more
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New tough-talking PM tasked with unifying quake-hit Nepal
Nepal's new prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli, tasked with rebuilding the quake-hit country and ending bitter constitutional protests, spent years in jail for trying to overthrow the king before becoming a tough-talking politician. ... more

Could candle soot power electric vehicles
Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research published in Electrochimica Acta. The research reveals that candle soot cou ... more

Indonesia launches indigenous satellite
Indonesia launched its indigenous satellite codenamed Lapan A2 on Monday, using rockets and launching pad in Satish Dhawan Space Center, India, highly expected as a milestone for Indonesia to master ... more
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Ten years of searching for Pakistan's earthquake missing
The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck ten years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed. Less than an hour after the 16-year-old left home, disaster struck. ... more


Dalai Lama brushes off health fears after cancelling US tour
The Dalai Lama said he was in "excellent" health Saturday after doctors told him to scrap a tour of the United States as he returned to his home in northern India. ... more
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India commissions guided missile destroyer
The Indian Navy's newest Kolkota-class guided missile destroyer, the INS Kochi, was commissioned into service on Wednesday at a shipyard in Mumbai. ... more

Tourists replace rebels as Sri Lanka national park blooms
Lokaiya Peremadasa shudders as he recalls the havoc Tamil rebels used to wreak on his beloved wildlife park during Sri Lanka's brutal 37-year-long civil war. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Vanishing Acts: A Call for Disappearing Delivery Vehicles

Two more Japanese detained for spying in China

'Fiercest clashes' as Syria regime advances with Russian support

ULA launches spysat for NRO

Russian Defense Ministry Receives New Early Warning Network Satellites

US Spends $1Bln Annually Protecting Vulnerable Space-Based Assets

Outgoing Army Secretary calls for larger U.S. land force


Monsoon mission: A better way to predict Indian weather
To better understand global weather patterns and increase scientific collaboration between the U.S. and India, researchers supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have completed a month-long ... more

India vows ambitious green targets but defends coal use
India set out a series of ambitious environmental targets Friday including reducing its carbon intensity by 35 percent by 2030, but rejected calls to curb coal use, saying developed countries were mostly to blame for climate change. ... more

U.S. Navy orders nuclear reactor components
BWX Technologies Inc. is to manufacture components for nuclear reactors aboard U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers under $34.5 million in new contracts. ... more
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After Astrosat success, India set to launch 23 foreign satellites
India has signed up contracts to launch 23 foreign satellites soon, an official of Antrix Corporation said on Monday. Antrix Corporation is the commercial arm of Indian space agency Indian Space Res ... more

France to hold crunch talks in India on Rafale deal: official
French and Indian defence officials are to hold fresh talks Tuesday on the purchase of 36 Rafale jets, with hopes drawn-out negotiations on the multi-billion-dollar deal are close to concluding, an official said. ... more
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India backs solar as Paris climate talks loom
Under a blistering sun, workers install a sea of solar panels in a north Indian desert as part of the government's clean energy push --- and its trump card at upcoming climate change talks in Paris. ... more

India launches first space observatory
India successfully launched Monday its first high-tech telescopes into space to study the stars, as New Delhi seeks to take another major step in its ambitious and low-cost space programme. ... more

Launch Of Astrosat: First Indian Astronomy Satellite
The first Indian astronomy satellite Astrosat ( was launched on 28 September 2015 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota on a PSLV (Polar Satellit ... more

Babies petition India's top court over pollution
Three babies have been named on a petition urging India's top court to ban air-polluting fireworks in New Delhi, saying the city's choking smog poses a "clear and present danger" to their health. ... more

No relief for Nepal quake victims as $4.1bn fund in limbo
Hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Nepal are unable to start rebuilding their homes as winter approaches because a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund cannot be spent until lawmakers pass a long-delayed bill - to the frustration of international donors. ... more
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exactEarth Launches Advanced Equatorial AIS Satellite
exactEarth has announced the successful launch of an advanced AIS satellite, exactView-9 (EV9), expanding its exactView global vessel monitoring constellation to eight in-orbit satellites. The ... more

India PM makes rock star appearance at Facebook
Standing side-by-side with Mark Zuckerberg, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a rock star appearance at Facebook on Sunday, advocating for the political power of social media. ... more
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Liquid cooling moves onto the chip for denser electronics

Nanoscale photodetector could boost capacity of photonic circuits

Graphene teams up with 2D crystals for faster data communications

New surfaces delay ice formation

China to set new plan for troubled economy

CEC offers rate-based community solar for investor-owned utilities

Solar energy training for Antigua and Barbuda


Launch of India's first black hole space observation satellite


India seeking technology to build MCMVs


India PM heads to Silicon Valley chasing a digital dream


Indian court issues warrant for British man in chopper scam


India agrees to $2.5 billion deal for Boeing helicopters


SSTL's DMC Constellation demonstrates 1-metre capability


India to 'hike green energy targets' to combat climate change


India's Mars mission to last many years: top space official


New Nepal constitution leaves revolution 'unfinished'


China firm wins bid for New Delhi-Mumbai rail study

Low oil prices help slowing India

India to launch its first space observatory next week

Nepal quake survivors turn porters to deliver aid

De Beers says 'challenging' time for diamonds

Nepal's parliament passes new constitution

Dirty air sends millions to early grave: study

Asia's millionaires to become world's richest: report

A turn-key solar irrigation solution for farmers

Study reveals need for better understanding of water use

India escapes the worst of emerging markets misery

Several countries eyeing French warships withheld from Russia

More safeguards before India uranium exports: Australia review

India announces major pensions overhaul for army veterans

China denounces Dalai Lama at Tibet anniversary

Google expands home delivery in US

Devas Wins USD 672 Million for Contract Cancellation by ISRO Arm

Pakistan marks 50th anniversary of India war amid tensions

GSAT-6 military satellite put in its orbital slot

China says Tibet Lama appointee missing for 20 years 'living normally'

Indian Kashmir shuts down on anniversary of deadly floods

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