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India’s Deadly Heat Wave And Drought

A searing heat wave, coupled with a drought in parts of India is causing death and misery for hundreds of people, as temperatures soar above 113 degrees Fahrenheit and reservoirs dwindle to 22% of their full capacity.

India’s meteorological department warned on Thursday that the heat wave, which has forced schools to close and halted outdoor …

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India to see severe shortage of jobs in the next 35 years

India faces the serious challenge of finding jobs for a growing population over the next 35 years; its economy could absorb less than half the new entrants into the labour market between 1991 and 2013, the latest Asia-Pacific Human Development Report said.

The report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, said that …

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Hillary Clinton campaign slams Donald Trump for mocking Indians

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has slammed Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call centre worker during an election rally this week, saying it shows disrespect towards the community and is reflective of his divisive rhetoric.
“Donald Trump mocking Indian workers is just typical of his disrespect that he has shown to groups across the …

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Space project aims for the stars, wants India on board

The $100-million revolutionary space programme Breakthrough StarShot, which envisages sending ultralight nano crafts to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri – 25 trillion miles away – will seek India’s participation, executive director of the project S Pete Worden has said.
In an email interview with TOI on Saturday, Worden, former director of Nasa’s Ames Research Centre, …

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Diamonds worth Rs 92 lakh found in Shirdi temple donation box

Office-bearers of the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi are used to finding gold, silver and precious stones in the temple’s donation boxes (hundi), so they were not unduly surprised when they found two diamond necklaces there. However, they were stunned when jewellers valued the diamonds at a staggering Rs 92 lakh!

This is the first time …

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Dating App market boomin in India

Smartphones, which have brought the social network within palm’s reach, can be handy tools to find love as well.That is the idea fuelling the rise of dating apps like Tinder, Truly Madly and Woo, who are banking on young, mobile Indians in tier 2, 3 towns in search of that significant other.

US-headquartered Tinder told ET …

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E-shopping is a favourite pastime of Indians and women are driving it

Online shopping is the top reason for Indians to access internet followed by social networking, said a joint survey by American Express and Nielsen on Tuesday aimed at gaining consumer insights on online buying habits. Women are more active in the virtual shopping landscape, leading online transactions above men, with 74% of the female respondents …