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  • Walmart’s Big Bet Could Pay Off for India

    05/18/2018 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 May 2018 | Sadanand Dhume
    Walmart bet big on Indian e-commerce last week with its $16 billion purchase of a 77% stake in Flipkart. And while the jury is still out on the acquisition as an investment, one thing is clear: It’s good news for India. Walmart’s share price fell 3% on the day of the announcement. That’s due to investors’ fears that the American giant overpaid for a loss-making retailer with annual sales of $4.6 billion in the year that ended March 31. Last year Flipkart, which has engaged in a discounting war with Amazon to attract customers, lost $1.29 billion. But Walmart’s belief...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • Digital solutions firm opens customer center in RTP, plans to hire up to 200 people (North Carolina)

    05/10/2018 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | May 10, 2018
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Zensar, a provider of services to help clients implement digital solutions, is planning to hire as many as 200 people over the next two years at a new customer support center in RTP. Zensar, which is part of India-based RPG Enterprises, says the “current plan” is to hire “about 100” people, all of whom will be “local hires.” Jobs will be for developers, testing business analysts, data analysts, project leads and project managers. The center will provide customer support, consulting and training, Hiring up to 200 people could occur by the end of 2019 depending upon...
  • The Yamuna: India's Most Polluted River [10 minute video]

    05/10/2018 5:03:10 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    The Guardian via You Tube ^ | July 7, 2017 | The Guardian
    The Yamuna, India's Most Polluted River
  • Man Dies Trying to Take Selfie With Bear

    05/04/2018 10:32:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Prabhu Bhatara was on his way back to Papadahandi, a town in the state of Odisha, with others in an SUV after a wedding. Along the way home, the driver saw a wounded bear on the side of the road. His friends told him not to leave the vehicle to take a selfie with the wild animal, but he ignored their pleas. He got close to the bear, which started chasing him. It then mauled him, and he "died on the spot," forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told the Hindustan Times. The passengers in the SUV saw the entire incident. Officials...
  • Man Dies Attempting Selfie With Bear, Stray Dog Tried To Save Him

    05/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 95 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Not Indicated
    A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent. Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear. It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet. A stray dog also stepped in and bit...
  • ANALYSIS: Asia's aircraft carrier renaissance

    05/03/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 03 MAY, 2018 | GREG WALDRON
    November will mark the sixth anniversary of China's first fixed-wing flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning. Conducted with Shenyang J-15s – a clone of the Sukhoi Su-33 – the development was greeted with much pride in China. The start of flight operations followed the launch of the Liaoning in 2011, after its transformation from an old Soviet Kuznetsov-class hulk, the Varyag. Although the effort involved both an aircraft type and a vessel from the Cold War era, it marked a renaissance in regional aircraft carrier development. Beijing has gone on to develop a sister ship to the Liaoning. This...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • Delhi-Mumbai Super Expressway to enable commuters to travel to and fro in 12 hours

    04/29/2018 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    HappyTrips (Times of India) ^ | April 24, 2018 | Resham Sengar
    Good news for travellers, the road distance between Delhi and Mumbai take very less time, thanks to the new project announced by the Central Government. Reportedly, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry is gearing up to build a super expressway to connect the two major cities of India, which would allow commuters to finish the 1,400 km long journey within 12 hours! According to news reports, the project will be wrapped up in 4 phases. Meanwhile, work has started on the first and last stretches of the expressway, i.e., between Delhi and Jaipur as well as Vadodara and...
  • Christians Face 2 Years in Prison for Evangelism in 8th India State to Pass 'Anti-Conversion' Law

    04/28/2018 5:24:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The North Indian state of Uttarakhand is now the eighth state in the country to pass legislation that is officially named the "Freedom of Religion Act" but has the allegedly hidden intent to punish those who facilitate religious conversions, especially conversions from Hinduism to Christianity. The latest law carries a jail term of up to two years. The Governor of Uttarakhand, Krishna Kant Paul, signed the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Bill of 2018 into law this month, according to local media reports. The law will be in force as soon as the state government, governed by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya...
  • When Jews ran... Bollywood

    04/26/2018 11:36:12 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    The Times of israel ^ | 4 April 2018 | Rich Tenorio
    Ever since the first Jewish-run studios made cinema what it is today, Hollywood has, for better or for worse, long been associated with the Jews. Bollywood? Not so much. The over-the-top action sequences and large-scale dance numbers of India’s massive Hindustani-language film industry are recognizable across the world, but most Westerners probably don’t know that many of the industry’s early female stars were actually Jewish. Ezekiel NadiraSulochana = Ruby MyersArati Devi = Rachel Sofore
  • Christian Designs Found In Tomb Stones Of Eastern Han Dynasty

    08/04/2002 3:00:50 PM PDT · by blam · 158 replies · 4,430+ views
    CL2000.com ^ | 8-2-2002
    Christian Designs Found in Tomb Stones of Eastern Han Dynasty [2002-08-02] Studies show that as early as 86 A.D., or the third year under the reign of "Yuanhe" of Eastern Han, Dynasty Christianity entered into China, 550 years earlier than the world accepted time. When studying a batch of stone carvings of Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 A.D.) stored and exhibited in the Museum of Xuzhou Han Stone Carvings, Christian theology professor Wang Weifan was greatly surprised by some stone engravings demonstrating the Bible stories and designs of early Christian times. Further studies showed that some of these engravings were made...
  • Bene Israel hail DNA result {Indian Jewish history dating back 2000 years}

    10/04/2012 11:14:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    Times of India ^ | July 22, 2002 | Manjiri Damie
    They have adopted mehendi and haldi ceremonies from Indian weddings, they speak fluent Marathi and many of them have enrolled their children in Marathi medium schools. As fond as they are of their adoptive home, the 250-odd members of the Bene Israel community in the city were pleasantly surprised to open the Sunday Times of India on July 21. An STOI exclusive report highlighted the results of four-year-long DNA tests in London which confirms their genetical link to the "original children of Israel" (literal translation of Bene Israel), who are said to have migrated to this country 2,000 years ago....
  • Six Great Mysteries of the Bible

    08/08/2013 2:56:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 8, 2013 | STEPHEN BEALE
    The Old Testament answers some of the greatest questions of all time—where did we come from? Why do we desire the good yet do evil? Why do our souls yearn for eternity while our bodies yield to death and decay?Yet, the Hebrew Scriptures leave so many other tantalizing questions unanswered. These mysteries have nagged at the Christian imagination for centuries, inspired epic quests, and stumped some of the greatest minds of the Church.Here are six of the greatest mysteries of the Old Testament. (Note to readers: the focus is on historical questions, not scientific issues, such as the six days...
  • European languages linked to migration from the east

    02/13/2015 12:32:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Nature ^ | 12 February 2015 | Ewen Callaway
    Large ancient-DNA study uncovers population that moved westwards 4,500 years ago. A mysterious group of humans from the east stormed western Europe 4,500 years ago -- bringing with them technologies such as the wheel, as well as a language that is the forebear of many modern tongues, suggests one of the largest studies of ancient DNA yet conducted. Vestiges of these eastern emigres exist in the genomes of nearly all contemporary Europeans, according to the authors, who analysed genome data from nearly 100 ancient Europeans. ...last year, a study of the genomes of ancient and contemporary Europeans found echoes not...
  • Mysterious tombs discovered on Pamirs Plateau [ interior of China ]

    10/16/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Xinhua ^ | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Chinese archaeologists have discovered an unidentified cluster of tombs on the Pamirs Plateau, unveiling a new mystery on the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road. Eights tombs, each two meters in diameter, were arranged on a 100-meter-long and 50-meter-wide terrace, with lines of black stones and lines of white stones stretching alongside like rays, according to the archaeology team with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences that found the tombs in Xinjiang's Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, a border region neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan, in October. "The tombs are peculiar. No similar ones had been detected before on the Pamirs Plateau,...
  • The unique architecture of Jewish India

    04/26/2018 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Mosaic ^ | 26 April 2018 | Alexander Charlaphyman
    span class="dropcap">Last October, Sandeep Chakravorty and Dani Dayan, consuls general in New York of, respectively, India and Israel, introduced the authors of a recently published book about Indian Jewish architecture.Indian Jewish architecture? The existence of such a thing would surely be as much a surprise to many readers as it clearly was to Consul Chakravorty. But in fact some of the most noteworthy sites in IndiaÂ’s major cities bear Jewish names, and a remarkable collection of historic architecture, built by and for an Indian Jewish community dating from pre-Roman times, still survives.Kenneth X. RobbinsÂ’s and Pushkar SohoniÂ’s Jewish Heritage...
  • Insight: Indian helicopter dreams produce nightmares

    04/25/2018 8:56:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 25th April 2018 | Gordon Arthur
    The Indian military’s seemingly endless pursuit of new helicopters is a sorry tale of woe for both the armed forces and for foreign OEMs wanting to cash in on this large market. Attempting to make sense of where current requirements are at, Shephard spoke to a number of helicopter companies at DefExpo 2018 earlier this month and was told of five major requirements. First is the Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) project, where 111 aircraft to be built under the ‘Make in India’ policy are needed for the Indian Navy (IN). The NUH is a 4.5-5t intermediate-class helicopter, and an RfI...
  • Comey is a Pink-Hatted Women's-Marcher

    04/21/2018 4:50:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Remember a recent stop in India on Hillary Clinton's "Excuse Tour", blaming everyone and everything except the family dog for her surprising (at least to her and her supporters) electoral loss to Donald Trump? Two things stand out from her visit to India – her tumble down the stairs and her latest excuse as to why she lost the election everyone thought she would win in a landslide. Instead of Rush Limbaugh or Fox News brainwashing voters to choose Trump, this time the puppet masters were white men, dripping with privilege and deplorable-ness. Hillary explained, "We do not do well...
  • $8.63-billion advanced fighter aircraft project with Russia put on ice (India)

    04/20/2018 8:42:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ajai Shukla
    The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter — the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — has been formally buried. Business Standard has learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial delegation at a “Defence Acquisition Meeting” in end-February. Doval and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, who attended the meeting, asked the Russians to proceed alone with developing their fifth-generation fighter. They said India might possibly join the project later, or buy the fully developed fighter outright, after it entered service with the Russian Air Force. New Delhi and Moscow...