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India’s big fat online wedding

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 5:36PM UTC An Indian bride laughs as she is taken in a horse driven chariot during a mass wedding. Pic: AP

Proliferating websites guarantee romance    India’s thriving US$83-million online matrimony bazaar welcomed a new member to its club recently – a portal christened www.Iitiimshaadi.com. The service will cater exclusively to the alumnus of the world’s 100 top educational institutions including blue chip universities like Harvard and Yale who are searching for

India says rebels kill an Indian soldier in Kashmir

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:57PM UTC

The Indian army says suspected rebels have killed one of its soldiers and wounded another near a highly militarized cease-fire line dividing disputed Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Can the ice bucket challenge raise global water shortage awareness?

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 6:00PM UTC Red Bull team members dump two buckets of ice water on Red Bull Technical Chief Adrian Newey, left, and Team Chief Christian Horner, to complete the ice bucket challenge. Pic: AP.

The ice bucket challenge phenomenon is a great example of raising awareness and funds for a good cause. Let’s use that platform to face up to another global, life threatening problem – water scarcity.

India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:06PM UTC India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for the poor. The measure is aimed at some 150 million Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Bank managers said Thursday that tens of thousands

Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:18AM UTC Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting.

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