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North Korea, China and India All Want to Go to the Moon: Here Are Five Reasons Why

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. No human has been to the Moon since 1972 and only 12 people have ever done it-all of them American men. But that list could soon be getting a lot longer. Why the Moon? Haven't we already been there, done that? Well

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-20 13:18:14

Episode 11 of the Constitutional podcast: 'War'

(Michelle Thompson for The Washington Post) If we were to ask Americans today to name the most hotly debated amendment to the U.S. Constitution, many would say: the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. On the other end of the spectrum, the least debated would probably be the one that comes righ

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-20 14:09:00

Hyderabad Is Building a Mall and Rounding Up Beggars So Ivanka Trump Can Shop in Peace

The Indian city of Hyderabad is racing against the clock to complete an extravagant pedestrian shopping mall, round up beggars and secure all local hot spots ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit later this month. As the White House adviser prepares for her address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, loc

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-20 15:27:09

Dhadak: Ishaan Khattar's father refutes allegations of nepotism against Karan Johar

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in a still from Dhadak The issue of nepotism has again come into the limelight after Twitteratti went haywire criticising the director-producer's announcement of his next film titled Dhadak, featuring Sridevi's daughter Janhvi and Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishaan

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 05:14:24

Video of Maharashtra minister peeing by roadside goes viral, NCP takes a dig at Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai: Maharashtra water conservation minister Ram Shinde has landed himself in a controversy after a video clip in which he is purportedly seen urinating by roadside has surfaced on social media on Sunday. The incident occurred on a stretch on the Solapur-Barshi road when the minister was travelli

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 01:49:09

L&T's A M Naik man with great vision and is the first and 'Original Make-in-India man', says Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai: Describing Larsen & Toubro's non-executive Chairman A M Naik as a man with great vision, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Sunday he is the first and the "original Make-in-India man". "My association with Naik goes back to 35 years, when I saw him as a young engineer and tha

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 02:58:21

Padmavati controversy: Beneath Rajput anxiety about depiction of Padmini lies a deep-seated complex

The anguish of Rajasthan's Rajputs arises from a deep complex they have about their past, manifest in the movement to have Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati banned. The movement has already received a boost - the release of the film has been postponed. Their complex will only be reinforced further.

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 02:08:05

The big news: Congress, Hardik Patel's outfit clash over seat sharing, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe refused to step down, and Viacom18 deferred the release of 'Padmavati' as protests continued. A look at the headlines right now:After Congress says it has settled differences with Patidar outfit, clashes erupt across Gujarat: They allegedly fought o

SCROLL.IN - 2017-11-20 03:04:30

Indian medical student Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017

An Indian medical student has been crowned Miss World 2017 making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history. Manushi Chhillar, 20, is the sixth Indian winner of the prestigious competition, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Ra

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-20 09:19:00

SBI will start using blockchain technology for 'smart contracts' and KYC from next month

State Bank of India has announced that it will start integrating blockchain technology in products starting next month as part of a beta test. According to the announcement, the company will roll out blockchain-enabled 'smart contracts' from next month as a public beta. Representational image. 'Smar

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 05:44:53

Demonetisation rollout 'deeply flawed', Rs 2,000 notes launch puzzling, says Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

Nobel laureate economist Richard Thaler has clarified that demonetisation of high value currencies per se is a good move, but the way it was done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "deeply flawed". Thaler clarified his stance to his student Swaraj Kumar in an email exchange, which both of them tweet

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 02:09:42

China upset as Indian president visits disputed border region

India's new President Ram Nath Kovind gestures after being sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New DelhiThomson Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday criticized a visit by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, sayi

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-20 09:14:14

India ruling party member offers bounty for director, star

NEW DELHI (AP) - A member of India's Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a 100 million rupee ($1.5 million) reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released Bollywood film "Padmavati" over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen a

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-11-20 13:40:00

Chhattisgarh: the heart of rural India

Three men in huge straw hats covered in peacock feathers and tinsel are playing wooden flutes as they herd cows and water buffalo on the edge of the jungle. Even the animals sport necklaces of bright flowers. This is Chhattisgarh state, in east-central India: little visited, yet rewarding, it's a la

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-20 06:00:21

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.15%

Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.15% Investing.com - India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate, Metals and Power sectors led shares higher. At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.15%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.05%. The

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-20 10:45:45

India's intrusive biometric ID is forcing HIV patients to forgo treatment

In December 2016, Priya*, a 30-year-old HIV-positive sex worker in Secunderabad, Telangana, stopped taking her life-saving medicines. The reason: The antiretroviral therapy centre from where she used to get her medicines every month asked for her Aadhaar card. Priya's husband and children do not kno

QUARTZ - 2017-11-20 01:48:28

India's Indira canteen: The best meal you can buy for 13 cents

The governing Congress party in the southern Indian state of Karnataka recently set up Indira canteens in the state capital, Bangalore, which serve more than 200,000 cheap meals every day. The BBC's Geeta Pandey joins the queue to sample the treats and comes back more than satisfied. It's just after

BBC - 2017-11-20 01:31:17

Govt junks deal with Israel for Spike anti-tank missiles; asks DRDO to develop ATGM indigenously

New Delhi/Jerusalem: The government has decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from Israel for the Army, and asked premier defence research laboratory DRDO to develop it with indigenous technology. The government has decided to retract the Request

FIRSTPOST - 2017-11-20 13:47:41

India Ratings for Indian debt instruments - Nov 20

Reuters. India Ratings for Indian debt instruments - Nov 20 Nov 20 (Reuters) - Below are the ratings awarded by India Ratings and Research Private Ltd (India Ratings), formerly known as Fitch Ratings India for local debt instruments as of November 19, 2017. COMPANY INSTRUMENT RATING AMOUNT MOVEMENT

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-20 03:40:24

India BJP minister criticised for peeing in public

A minister from India's ruling party has been criticised for urinating in the open, despite a government drive to persuade people to use toilets. Video of Ram Shinde relieving himself in a field in Maharashtra went viral on World Toilet Day and has been shared thousands of times on social media. Opp

BBC - 2017-11-20 10:50:06