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India budget to boost farm growth

India’s government has unveiled a budget aimed at boosting farm growth and appealing to the rural poor. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he planned to double the income of struggling farmers in the next five years.Having overtaken China as the world’s fastest-growing economy, India is seen as a bright spot in the global economy.But it has been hit by slowing ... Read More »

Is the US undermining India’s solar power programme?

Whatever happened to all the talk of international co-operation to tackle climate change that we heard during the climate conference in Paris just a few months ago? That is what many environmentalists are asking after the United States delivered a damaging blow to India’s ambitious solar power programme this week.In response to a US complaint, a World Trade Organization (WTO) ... Read More »

Why Super Tuesday is so important – US Elections

Super Tuesday is the name given to the day when the largest number of US states are given the chance to cast votes for Republican and Democratic candidates.It is usually seen as a turning point in most presidential campaigns, and a key indicator as to who the nominees will be from each party. It narrows the field.No doubt, it will ... Read More »

Migrants charge through Macedonia fence on Greek border

A crowd of migrants has burst through a barbed-wire fence on the Macedonia-Greece border using a steel pole as a battering ram.TV footage showed migrants pushing against the fence at Idomeni, ripping away barbed wire, as Macedonian police let off tear gas to force them away.A section of fence was smashed open with the battering ram. It is not clear ... Read More »

Snowspeed: Why shouldn’t a sledge go at 150mph?

The world speed record for a gravity-powered snow sledge is currently 83mph (134km/h) but three Norwegian friends who have spent much of their lives messing about in snow have a plan to beat it – by about 70mph. The first step, writes Jorn Madslien, one of the trio of speed freaks, is to make sure the sledge is the right ... Read More »

Patriot or traitor: Dark choice for Indian journalists

Dark Choice for Indian Journalists In the latest battle over freedom of expression in India, journalists have marched on the country’s Supreme Court for protection from violent nationalist groups backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Some 800 journalists presented a petition to the Supreme Court in New Delhi this week demanding protection as well as an investigation into recent attacks against reporters.  The protest ... Read More »

Impoverished Gaza turns to crowd-funding to meet needs

Creative use of crowd-funding has helped Palestinians in Gaza raise money to study abroad or start their own businesses. Gaza Strip – With economic conditions continuing to deteriorate in the Gaza Strip, more Palestinians living in the coastal enclave are resorting to crowd-funding websites to fulfil their dreams. A growing number of young people have successfully raised the money needed ... Read More »

In the internet age, radio still rules the world

On World Radio Day, UN says 44,000 radio stations broadcast to five billion people, or roughly 70 percent of the world. The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has marked World Radio Day by calling for more freedom of expression and wider access to information in times of emergencies and disasters. While digital technology dominates the modern means of transmitting information, ... Read More »

Cancer & Terrorism

Cancer & Terrorism a Simulation  Thanks to Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Dec 30, 2015 Terrorism is commonly, and aptly, I think, compared to cancer. Generally, however, those making the association fail to follow where the logic of it leads, and even insinuate the merit of bravado belied by it. That’s my proposition to you here; let’s ... Read More »

Closing of Mosques in France

Closing of Mosques is not the Answer to Stop Terrorism France has taken a decision to close 160 Mosques & they have already closed 3 Mosques. Is this an answer to close religious institution? I am surprised with France Governmnt action. We all agree that what ISIS has done the rampage in France is wrong & against Islam. But France ... Read More »