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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 …

Dalai Lama Birthday: Spiritual Leader Says Youth Are Key To ‘Happier Century’

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday. He didn’t use the event to reflect on his own past, but rather to speak about the future. During his hour long speech, the Dalai Lama called upon the youth of …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED] Facebook Won’t Pull Shockingly Graphic Indian Prostitution Page [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: It looks like Facebook has removed the page, as I thought they would. But it was still active for a long time, and Facebook did delay in yanking it even after various content reports. Still shows how messed-up Facebook’s …

American Woman Gang-Raped in India, Suspects Not Arrested

An American tourist was allegedly gang-raped this week in northern India, sparking more questions about the safety of women in the country. According to a Reuters report, the woman was visiting friends on Monday while staying in a guest house …

Vinegar Cancer Test Has The Potential To Save Thousands
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A simple vinegar cancer test has helped save thousands of lives in India. Doctors presented this life-saving vinegar-based cancer test at a conference today. They say that it’s cheap enough to help prevent thousands of cancer cases in developing nations. …

Disney Pulls Out Of “High Risk” Countries Disney Pulls Out Of “High Risk” Countries
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Disney has given the order to cease production of their licensed items in what they call “high risk” countries; namely, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan. Bangladesh is the first to go, with the latter four losing factories by next …

Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money Baby Sold On Facebook For Grandfather’s Drug Money
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A newborn baby in India was rescued at the last minute from being sold by his own grandfather in order to fund his drug problem. 47- year old Feroz Khan has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with two hospital employees …

Samsung Won’t Let Gangnam Style Rest in Peace
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Gangnam Style, as impressive as it was (in terms of sheer global reach), it pretty much over as a thing, a fad, and craze – whatever. As a culture, we’ve run it into the ground. Plus, Psy already has another …

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83
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A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with …

Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest Google Runs Afoul of Indian Agency over Mapping Contest
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Google, who is no stranger to international dustups over its maps and street view service, has run afoul of India’s federal mapping agency over a recent project to improve upon the country’s maps. Google first announced the Mapathon back in …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities Google Adds Street View Imagery To 150 More Universities

Google announced today that it is releasing Street View imagery for over 150 university campuses globally, adding to its growing list, which is currently about about 275 schools. “With classes just getting started, freshman students, transfers and even empty-nesting parents …

Amazon Takes The Kindle To India Amazon Takes The Kindle To India
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India is one of the largest growing markets in the world right now. It’s quickly growing at a pace similar to China which has many companies tripping over themselves to break into the market. Amazon is the latest company to …

India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content India Calls on Facebook to Remove “Inflammatory” Content

Another day, another call for Facebook to remove content. This time it comes from officials in India, who claim that content hosted on Facebook has led to a mass panic and exodus of tens of thousands of people from cities …

India Announces Mars Mission One Week After Curiosity Landing
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It was expected that NASA, and by extension the U.S., would be the envy of the world after they successfully landed the Curiosity Mars Rover on the red planet last week. Nobody expected that envy to materialize into a real …

U.S. Ship Fires at Indian Fishing Boat in the Persian Gulf

U.S. ship fires at what authorities describe as a “small, white pleasure craft” after repeatedly telling its occupants that the vessel was too close for comfort, according to CNN. After issuing multiple warnings to those aboard the fishing boat, the …

Dara Singh, Indian Wrestler and Actor, Dies at 83
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Today (June 12th, 2012), the Bollywood community loses a talented friend to its entertainment community, Dara Singh, well-known for his wrestling during his youth, and his acting in various roles since the 1950s. Born in 1928 in Punjab, India, Dara …

Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite

The space surrounding the planet Earth is about to get a little more crowded with the Indian Navy about to launch their very first satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Once the satellite is in orbit it will carry out monitoring duties …

Child Labor in India is Still a Major Problem

Child labor in India continues to be an alarming problem despite laws that forbid such practices. During a recent raid of three textile factories and a metal processing plant, authorities found dozens of underage children hard at work. Although police …