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Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer Jen Arnold of “Little Couple” Diagnosed with Cancer

39-year-old Jen Arnold, star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The news was first reported by People in an exclusive statement. “I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer …

Chris Hemsworth Expecting Child No. 2

30-year old heartthrob Thor actor has some pretty exciting news. Sure, Thor 2 is doing well in theaters. But that’s not what’s got this beaming man smiling. Hemsworth and his lovely wife, Elsa Pataky are expecting their second child! It’s …

Educational Toys In Demand For India
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The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days …

India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of …

Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed Slavery: A $32 bil. industry with 23.9 mil. employed
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(image) We marvel at our technology, wear clothes as a means of status, indulge in our spices, and unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible not to live off the abundant 130 product types made by the hands of children and forced laborers. …

India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location …

India Stampede: 115 Killed During Festival

India faces a day of mourning after 115 people–mostly women and children, according to one report–were killed on a bridge while leaving the Navaratra festival. Officials say an investigation is warranted, but the cause of the stampede appears to be …

Tropical Cyclone Phailin Prompts Mass Evacuation

Tropical Cyclone Phailin is gathering in the Bay of Bengal and will soon make landfall on India’s east coast. Preparations are underway to insure that the destruction from Phailin doesn’t compare to the disastrous Cyclone 05B, also known as the …

Olivia Culpo Didn’t Want to Do Taj Mahal Shoot
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Authorities in India said Thursday that they have now filed a formal complaint over Miss Universe Olivia Culpo’s fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, after the U.S. beauty queen posed with red high heels in front of the “monument to …

Cyclone Phailin Menances India as Hundreds of Thousands Flee

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is forecasting that Cyclone Phailin with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 km per hour (115 mph) gushing to 200 km per hour would hit peninsular India on Saturday evening from 6.00 pm onwards. …

Taj Mahal Photoshoot Goes Awry
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It’s been a tumultuous week for Miss Universe 2012 pageant winner, Olivia Culpo. What began as a one-hour commercial photoshoot, has ended with indifference, and formal complaints. However, that’s not the biggest problem. Culpo also faces possible jail time. During …

Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe, In Trouble For Taj Mahal Shoe Incident
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Olivia Culpo, the current Miss Universe, is in a heap of trouble this week after she was photographed standing in front of the Taj Mahal showing off a pair of high-heeled shoes. The Archaeological Survery of India has filed a …

Indian Mutual Fund Sales Rise Quickly Indian Mutual Fund Sales Rise Quickly

Mutual funds in India are skyrocketing this month – since the first of September, the country has seen over 88.10 billion rupees worth of net sales from government debt bonds. That number rises to 168.82 billion rupees since July. Last …

India Gang Rape Convicts Sentenced to Death

Friday’s decision is death for the four men—Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur—convicted of gang raping and murdering a young woman in December 2012 in New Delhi, India. NPR reporters say the announcement by the presiding judge, “took …

Zubin Mehta Concert Promotes “Message of Peace”

Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta lived a dream Saturday, conducting a concert in Indian-administered Kashmir. Maestro Mehta directed the Bavarian State Orchestra in a German Embassy-sponsored concert attended by almost 2,000 guests. This is the first cultural event of such magnitude …

India Gang Rape Verdict Met With Outrage
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The first verdict in a gang rape trial in New Delhi sentenced a teenager to three years’ detention, and the reaction has been widespread outrage. Protestors outside the court, and the victim’s family, demanded the assailant be hanged. The case …

Indian Rupee Up In Faltering Economy Indian Rupee Up In Faltering Economy
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Thursday witnessed a strengthening in the Indian rupee, up to 66.85 per dollar from a record low of 68.85 per dollar on Wednesday. The rupee lost almost a fifth of its value in 2013. So what’s a rupee to do? …

UFO Sightings Reported Along India-China Border
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Are we or are we not alone in the universe? Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) were reported in India (specifically Lagan Khel in Ladakh) near the Line of Actual Control with China on August 4, 2013. While no actual footage of …

Submarine Explosion In Mumbai Leaves 18 Sailors Missing
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Rescue divers are continuing efforts to find survivors of an explosion aboard an Indian submarine in Mumbai, despite the increasing odds that none of the eighteen crew members will be found alive. Near midnight Tuesday night the ship – the …

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar
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Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built …

Principal of Poisoned Students Arrested

Kumarasami Kamaraj was a politician in India in the 1950′s and 60′s. He was the chief minister (Equivalent of a Governor in the US) for three terms from 1954 to 1963. His top priority was education. Kamaraj pioneered a system …