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India Tests Long-Range Missile, Lauding 'Major Boost' To Military Capability

India has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile. Indian authorities say the launch sent an Agni-V, a missile with a strike range of some 3,100 miles, flying from an island off the country's east coast in midmorning local time Thursday. In a tweet heralding the

NPR - 2018-01-18 17:23:00

Hours after Supreme Court lifts Padmaavat ban, Karni Sena men attack Bihar cinema hall

Muzaffarpur: Hours after the Supreme Court lifted a ban on the film "Padmaavat" by some states, activists of Rajput group Karni Sena attacked a cinema hall and tore down posters of the movie scheduled for release next week. The incident took place at Jyoti cinema hall in the city's Mithanpura police

FIRSTPOST - 2018-01-18 15:10:13

Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch report

New Delhi: Human Rights Watch on Thursday said the Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities in 2017 which killed 10 people. Many senior leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) publicly promoted Hindu supremacy and ul

FIRSTPOST - 2018-01-18 16:47:42

India Cuts GST Levies, Simplifies Rules Ahead of Federal Budget

India slashed tax rates on some goods and services just days ahead of the country's budget, as it continues to rationalize its six-month-old regime to ease the pain for businesses hit by its chaotic roll out. A panel of federal and state finance minsters on Thursday decided to revise GST rates on 29

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 15:25:54

India's latest missile test puts it closer to joining an exclusive club and will 'make China think twice'

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, January 26, 2013.REUTERS/B MathurIndia successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday, giving it strike capabilities currently had by only a few countries.The test comes amid a heightened period o

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 18:01:14

Belgium pledges $23m extra aid to Palestinians to make up for Donald Trump's funding cut

Belgium has reacted to Donald Trump's cut decision to cut aid destined for Palestinians by pledging to donate an extra $23m (17m) to help make up the shortfall. The announcement came a day after the US slashed its funding for the UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refuge

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-01-18 16:03:26

Netanyahu's Visit to India Shows Great Optics-and Obstacles

Indian authorities pulled out the stops during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit this week: His counterpart Narendra Modi showed up unexpectedly to greet him on the tarmac. At a dusty backwater in Modi's home state, children waved Star of David flags and sang in Hebrew. Farmers prais

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 15:23:44

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM , hails 'major boost' to military power

India test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday, its defense minister announced in a tweet that heralded "a major boost" to the country's military capabilities. The 3,100-mile-range Agni-V was launched at 9:53 a.m. local time (11:23 p.m. Wednesday ET) from Abdul Kal

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-18 13:39:35

India's top court clears release of controversial film; protests feared

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the release of a controversial Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a 14th-century queen, a day after its producers went to court to fight bans by several states. The film "Padmaavat" ran into trouble after groups criti

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 13:18:30

BA loses transatlantic time record to Norwegian thanks to ferocious jet stream

A new record for the fastest transatlantic flight in a subsonic aircraft has been set after a Norwegian Dreamliner rode a strong jet stream from New York to London. Flight DY7014 from John F Kennedy International to Gatwick completed the 3,470-mile journey in just five hours and 13 minutes, shaving

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 13:38:00

India successfully test-fires a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile

The nuclear-capable Agni-V ICBM was fired from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha at around 9:53 a.m. local time (11:23 p.m. ET on Wednesday). India's Defense Ministry said the test was a "major boost" to the country's defense capabilities. The same missile has been test

CNBC - 2018-01-18 12:03:55

Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

An eight-year-old boy has been killed in crossfire between police and criminals in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials say. A police spokesperson told the BBC that Madhav Bharadwaj was playing in a field in Mathura when the shootout happened on Wednesday. He added that it was uncl

BBC - 2018-01-18 10:40:18

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

The Sanchi oil tanker sank Sunday after burning for days in the East China Sea The tanker burst into flames after colliding with a Hong Kong-registered freight ship

CNN - 2018-01-18 10:19:19

Delhi to put CCTV in classrooms for parents to monitor children

Girls leave Madanpur Khadar primary school in Delhi. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian The Delhi government has announced it will install CCTV cameras in every classroom in the region and give parents access to the feed through a mobile phone app. The plan comes after several high-profile

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 08:18:29

Budget 2018: Odisha govt demands Rs 6,500 cr to improve rail infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today placed a demand of Rs 6,500 crore before the Centre for railway infrastructure development in the 2018-19 Union Budget. The demand includes detailed proposals for ongoing projects, sanctioning of new lines, station modernisation, introduction of new trains, exten

FIRSTPOST - 2018-01-18 04:22:21

Centre to cut additional borrowing from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore for 2017-'18

After the announcement, the BSE Sensex closed above 35,000 points for the first time ever. The Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday that it would reduce additional borrowing to Rs 20,000 crore for the 2017-'18 fiscal year, down from the Rs 50,000 crore it earlier planned to raise, The Hindu rep

SCROLL.IN - 2018-01-18 04:42:33

India tests-fires ICBM

The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believed to be India's most advanced ICBM missile. It was fired Thursday morning India time on Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha. The ministry called the test a "major boost" to the country's defense capabilities. India is believed to have

CNN - 2018-01-18 08:09:28

Air India's sale hinges on how its gigantic debt is managed

The Narendra Modi government is lining up Air India for privatisation, but there's a four-letter word that could stall the national carrier's takeoff: debt. EY, the firm appointed to advise the government on the transaction, is expected to work out its total debt by February, and the liabilities may

QUARTZ - 2018-01-18 02:36:27

Fear rules Kerala transgender community after string of attacks

Activists say government's transgender policy will only work if the police and public are sensitised. The transgender community in Kerala is living in fear. According to transgender rights activists, 10 allegedly transphobic attacks, including a murder, have been reported in the state in the seven

SCROLL.IN - 2018-01-18 01:00:00

India's telecom firms are bleeding because managers sell connectivity like toothpaste

"Buy one, get one free." "Buy two, get three free." These may be good for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) like soaps, shampoos, and shirts. But that strategy, when applied to telecom-"Buy data plans, get voice calls and messages free"-is destroying the sector. "There was no telecom professional br

QUARTZ - 2018-01-18 01:20:04