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The answer to water scarcity might be in the air

Rio De Janeiro , Oct 23

A Brazilian engineer has designed a machine capable of producing 5,000 litres of drinking water a day by condensing humidity from the air and processing it to make it suitable for human consumption.

Goa government clips anti-graft judge's power; decision challenged

Panaji , Oct 23 A senior anti-corruption judge's power to hear corruption-related cases has been suddenly clipped and divested two weeks after he made a critical observation against the police while deciding a graft case in which the Goa chief minister is an alleged accused, triggering a controversy here.

Hindu Sindhis from Pakistan to get elusive Indian citizenship

Lucknow , Oct 22 They are Hindu Sindhis who migrated from Pakistan long after partition. Some of them have been around for more than half a century but Indian citizenship has been a distant dream. Now, it is within grasp as the union home ministry has begun tabulating data on them as a precursor to granting them citizenship.

Mobile advertising gathering steam this festive season

New Delhi , Oct 22 Mobile advertising is steadily gathering steam this festive season and is expected to touch Rs.430 crore ($70 million) in 2014. Experts feel that in the coming days mobile advertising will play an important role in driving growth in the digital advertising space.

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When Ethiopians joined hands with Indians to celebrate Diwali

Addis Ababa , Oct 22 This year in Ethiopia, the celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, started early in a unique way with many new participants, both Indian and Ethiopian.

India's 'five sixers' do important business in the Philippines

Manila , Oct 22

They are known as the "five sixers" in local parlance, are considered virtually indispensable by the locals, but are resented too and, what is more, their numbers are growing. Meet the Indian expatriates from Punjab who have spread out across the hinterland in the Philippines, making a living from "microfinance" - a polite term for money lending.

After dal makhni comes chicken with lentils

New Delhi Lentils are a good source of proteins. All mothers are always busy forcing bland blended dal down their young ones' throats, telling them how healthy it is. And why not? I have always had a childhood crush on lentils. Boy! What a thing to have a crush on.

Six farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha

Nagpur , Oct 23

An activist Thursday blamed official apathy for the suicide by six farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region.

BJP's first CM in Haryana M.L. Khattar - a no-nonsense man

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Chandigarh , Oct 21 In Haryana's political arena, the name of BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar, who is Haryana's chief minister designate, does not ring a bell with many. The low-profile, 'behind-the-scenes' organisational man of the RSS and BJP is considered to be a no-nonsense man and a tough task master.

Modi regime continues UPA's 'disingenuity' on offshore black money

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New Delhi , Oct 22

Over three years ago, the Supreme Court had described as "disingenuous" the then UPA government's argument, now being parroted by the Narendra Modi government, that the "confidentiality" clause in the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Germany came in the way of disclosing names of those who had parked their black money in Liechtenstein's LGT Bank.

'India's re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position'

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United Nations , Oct 22 India's re-election Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country's position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, according to Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji.

Modi rules in a cracker of a Diwali in Bihar

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Patna , Oct 21 Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

Get glimpses of Nobel laureates' inspirational lives

New Delhi , Oct 22 A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen, a notepad of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa and a wooden bear that was on the desk of Finnish politician Martti Ahtisaari - these and other personal collectibles of various Nobel laureates would be on display as the Stockholm-based Nobel Museum's exhibition makes its debut in this country.

So, what's your poison this Diwali?

Lucknow , Oct 22 Top-of-the-line liquor bottles, including the prohibitively expensive Johnnie Walker Blue Label, packed together are quite popular as gifts this Diwali in this Uttar Pradesh capital.

An Assam village making firecrackers for over 100 years

Guwahati , Oct 22

An Assam village has been making firecrackers for over a 100 years and has now got a logo that will help it distinguish from the hugely popular Sivakasi products.

E-business modernising rail travel in India

New Delhi , Oct 21 Gazing at the far-away tracks searching for signs of train arrivals might bring in nostalgic memories as a host of e-companies are providing everything from tracking minute-by-minute locomotive locations to details of taxi availability or the best deals at hotels to make rail journey in India a more pleasant and less taxing experience.

Pakistani film industry witnessing rebirth: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

New Delhi , Oct 21 Pakistan's first Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chenoy hopes that her efforts to make animation mainstream in her home country herald a new era in the country's film industry, which is witnessing a "rebirth" with "bold and socially conscious cinema".

Modi reaches Srinagar

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Srinagar , Oct 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday afternoon to meet victims of the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi greets Pranab from Siachen

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Srinagar , Oct 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Diwali Thursday -- from the icy heights of Siachen Glacier.