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May 22, 2015
Greenpeace India vows to win 'malicious' funds battle
New Delhi (AFP) May 21, 2015
Greenpeace India vowed Thursday to overcome any attempt to silence its voice, with staff ready to work for free if funds run out, as it accused the government of waging a "malicious" campaign against it. Executive director Samit Aich said the environmental pressure group was "hopeful" the Delhi High Court would uphold its petition challenging the government's move to freeze its accounts at a hearing next Tuesday. But Aich warned that the group would not be silenced in its criticism of the right- ... read more
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Communist China's unlikely Catholic outpost: Tibetans
Opening the church door in Baihanluo reveals a large portrait of Pope Francis - something of a paradox in an ethnically Tibetan area of Communist China. ... more

Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcomed in Aceh
From rescuing migrants at sea to donating all they can, residents of Indonesia's Islamic Aceh province are warmly welcoming hundreds of desperate fellow Muslims who have fled their homelands - a contrast to the rejection they face elsewhere in Southeast Asia. ... more

Seashell strength inspires stress tests
Mollusks got it right. They have soft innards, but their complex exteriors are engineered to protect them in harsh conditions. Engineers at the Indian Institute of Science and Rice University are be ... more
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Azure Power commissions solar power plant in India
Azure Power has announced the commissioning of its largest (100 MW) solar plant under India's National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Azure Power had won this project under the NS ... more


Sri Lanka's president marks anniversary of war's end
Sri Lanka's new president pledged his support for the military as he marked six years since the end of the civil war on Tuesday, a day after his predecessor accused him of forgetting the country's "war heroes". ... more
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India launches anti-submarine warfare corvette
A fourth anti-submarine warfare corvette for the Indian Navy was launched Tuesday by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd in Kolkata, India. ... more

India's Modi in Mongolia seeking stronger ties in China's backyard
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years


Nepalis hit by twin quakes left to rebuild lives alone
Krishna Prajapati's house in the historic Nepali town of Bhaktapur only just withstood last month's massive earthquake, but a second one this week proved too much for the weakened structure to take. ... more

Nepal PM appeals for $2bn to rebuild country after quakes
Nepal's prime minister on Sunday appealed for $2 billion to rebuild his country, shattered by two massive earthquakes in three weeks that have killed thousands and devastated the impoverished nation's infrastructure. ... more

British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal
Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday. ... more
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Rosatom Says India's Kudankulam Nuclear Energy Plant On Schedule
The second energy block of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will go on line this summer, Rosatom Deputy Director Alexander Lokshin said Friday. "The second block [will go on line] this y ... more

India's Modi brings home $22 billion in China deals
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got down to business on the final day of his trip to China on Saturday, saying his country was open for investment as firms signed deals worth more than $22 billion. ... more
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Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

In the Field: SMAP Gathers Soil Data in Australia

Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety

Driest Place on Earth Hosts Life

I knew it was you by the sound of your whale voice

It's best to make friends of friends

'Natural' sounds improve mood and productivity


Taliban justify killing foreigners after Kabul guesthouse siege
The Afghan Taliban justified targeting foreigners after a brazen hours-long siege on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14 people, saying people from "invading countries" do not count as civilians. ... more

Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM
Nepal's prime minister on Thursday said his government was unprepared for the strong earthquake that hit two days ago, as he visited one of the areas worst hit by the disaster. ... more

Long-term study on ticks reveals shifting migration patterns, disease risks
Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University's Keith Clay has found southern Indiana to be an oasis free from Lyme disease, the condition most associated with these arachnids that a ... more

Reform doubts grow as India's Modi marks year in office
Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. ... more

Indian PM meets China's Xi on home ground
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his ancestral home province Thursday, highlighting ancient ties as the Asian giants reportedly discussed a simmering border dispute. ... more
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India awards Airbus $1.9 billion military plane order
India's defence ministry has agreed to buy 56 planes from Airbus for $1.87 billion, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi moves to modernise the country's military, an official said Thursday. ... more

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake
Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as hundreds of troops searched for a missing US military helicopter. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nano-policing pollution

Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons

Seashell strength inspires stress tests

Researchers build new fermion microscope

Physicists observe real-time restructuring of electron cloud in attoseconds

Nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers turn light into color

San Francisco Launches HERO Clean Energy Program


Migrants in Indonesia could spend months in Aceh camps: IOM


MH370 search finds uncharted shipwreck


Australia to commit extra $63 million to MH370 search


Indian PM Modi leaves for China with trade on mind


FINDER Search and Rescue Technology Helped Save Lives in Nepal


India's Modi heads to China as rivals seek common ground


Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal


Second quake part of chain reaction: scientists


Nuclear Power Plant Near New York City Shut Down After Fire


'We've lost everything': Nepal Sherpas fear for future after quake

Nepal quake leaves century-old library in ruins

Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters

India's endangered lion numbers increase

Red Cross, Nepal firm launch emergency texting service

NY nuclear plant spills oil into Hudson

Investigators probe cause of fire at New York nuclear plant

France, India pledge swift conclusion to fighter jet deal

Nepal warns against post-quake rent increases

Nepali netizens drive quake relief effort online

UN says it has received fraction of $415 mn appeal

Modi says China has 'right' to seek regional influence

Prayers and ritual baths as Nepal ends quake mourning

Beyond repair, Nepal's quake-hit homes await bulldozers

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

Greenpeace says India office may close within a month

Vikram Solar commissions 40 MW PV plant in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Army inducts missile system

US warns of 'chilling effect' of India's NGO crackdown

Erosion, landslides and monsoon across the Himalayas

Chicxulub and the deccan eruptions: Just a coincidence?

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