Indian scientists laud mission after losing contact with lunar satellite

At a news conference in western India, G. Madhavan Nair, the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), pronounced the mission of India’s first satellite to be a “success,” even though his agency lost contact with the Chandrayaan-I late last week.…

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Gaelic translations outsourced to India. Sort of.

So back in 2005, the Scottish Parliament passed the Gaelic Language Act, promoting the use of Scottish Gaelic throughout the Highlands. Presumably that means that all kinds of public documents have to be translated from English into Gaelic, including the…

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Divorce rates on the rise in Bangalore

The southern metropolis, sometimes referred to as India’s Silicon Valley, is one of the country’s fastest growing cities. Its urbanization continues to rise at a breakneck pace — a controversial metro project in the city has had extensive environmental concerns as…

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New Ship Recycling Treaty Signed in Hong Kong

After a week-long conference in Hong Kong, this week saw the signing of a new, extensive international treaty on ship recycling.

After five years of negotiations by 64 countries, the new regulations, known as the International Convention for the Safe and…

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Direct Action and the Legacy of the Bhopal Disaster

Activist organizations Students for Bhopal and Bhopal Survivors were in Brooklyn yesterday at the Change You Want to See gallery to speak about their cause.

The groups showed excerpts of the new film by the Yes Men in which the activists pulled a hoax on…

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