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1 hr ago | Reuters

Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket

Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labor shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions. Using machines which sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate and phone messages warning of infestations, thousands of farmers are learning to adapt to climate change, boost soil fertility and reduce their carbon emissions.

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5 hrs ago | DNA India

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Yasin Malik allegedly derails Indian...

In the midst of a natural calamity of a humongous proportion that has affected lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir , separatist leaders in the valley are apparently creating physical hurdles in the ongoing relief and rescue efforts carried out in the state. On September 13, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik, allegedly led a gang of unscrupulous elements and tried to derail the rescue and relief process launched by the Indian Army , under Operation Megh Rahat, in aid of the flood hit regions of Kashmir.

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9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Dalai Lama concerned about India's problems

The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said on Tuesday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.

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11 hrs ago | KMIR 6

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

15, 2014. . Chinese President Xi Jinping, makes a joint statement with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, unseen, in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept.

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11 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

15, 2014. . Chinese President Xi Jinping, makes a joint statement with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, unseen, in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Is The Indian Stock Market Ready for a Flood of...

India hopes to raise a record amount of money this fiscal year by selling small slices of the state's biggest companies but the first three firms on the auction block have been chronic underperformers, pointing to the problems of investing in government-backed companies. in auctions that could raise more than $7 billion.

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Over 234,000 rescued in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi: The armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force have rescued over 234,000 flood-hit people in Jammu and Kashmir as relief efforts continued in the state Monday. More than 200 people have died in the worst flooding in half a century in the Kashmir Valley.

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Daily Times

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI: When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country. She knew she would have to trek for days with little food and water and risk her life being smuggled across borders by traffickers.

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DNA India

Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China, says PM Narendra Modi

Expressing confidence that Chinese President Xi Jinping 's visit will strengthen the ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China. "Buddhism is a very strong bond between China & India.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

No case against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, he can roam around freely: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country. "Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around.

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The Star Online

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. More than 75,000 people were still stuck in partly submerged homes in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with sewage, wreckage and dead livestock.

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Express India

Can wind from moving train generate power? PMO's curious query to Indian Railways

The Prime Minister's Office has sent the Railways Ministry into a tizzy over an idea it received from an 81-year-old resident of Gujarat - that windmills be installed along railway tracks to produce electricity, utilising the wind generated by fast moving trains. Vipin Trivedi of Ahmedabad, a former employee of Bank of Baroda's Agriculture and Rural Development wing who retired in 1991, sent the idea by post to the PMO.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh Sunday said her book traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book "Strictly Personal", Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals but about the journey of India through Independence.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive

Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today . Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying match, Mumbai rode a clinical 139-run opening stand between Simmons and Hussey to achieve their target in 16.2 overs.

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Hindustan Times

UP goes Netherlands way cycling to be promoted in cities

Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.

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The Indian Express

Jaya charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue

Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls here, Jayalalithaa said besides her party, a 'national party' and some independents alone were in the fray.

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The Star Online

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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Outlook

J&K Floods: Infrastructure Damage Could Touch Rs 6K Crore

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered massive damage to its public infrastructure due to the worst floods it has faced in more than a century and officials say that the state would need at least Rs 5,000 crore to rebuild the same. Even a conservative estimate of the damage to public infrastructure like bridges, roads, hospitals and other government buildings puts the figure at between Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 6,000 crore, Secretary to the state government's Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Vinod Kaul, told PTI .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Malaysia Airlines flight to India forced to turn back due to autopilot defect

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff. The airline says the defect didn't affect the safety of the aircraft or passengers but the captain turned back as a precaution.

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The Washington Post

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.

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