Fukushima Two Years After: Symposium to be held at NY Academy of Medicine

Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, new research and new information continues to come to light about its continuing bio-medical and ecological consequences, how they compare with Chernobyl, and what they indicate about the impact of nuclear power on public health, safety, and the environment. A public symposium, “The Medical and ...

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Indiaspora Ball mesmerizes, thrills US-Indians

By Isha Roy WASHINGTON, DC: It was an event where Washington met Silicon Valley and Wall Street in a Hollywood-type environment. Red carpet, Indian delicacies, bhangra tunes and dance made the first-ever Indian American ball, termed the Indiaspora Ball, truly memorable. Billed as the coming-out party of the Indian American community, in honor of President Barack Obama’s second-term inauguration, it ...

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India test-fires SLBM successfully undersea, joins big league

India has quietly test-fired the last of its undersea missiles joining the ranks of US, Russia, France and China, an exclusive club of four with nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). Research reports suggest that the range of the missile, named B-5, could be from 700 to 750 km and the Hyderabad-based laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) confirmed ...

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Airtel opts for eco-friendly power for mobile phone towers; Greenpeace welcomes move

Greenpeace India has applauded the sustainability report launched by Bharti Airtel last week, terming it a stepping stone towards corporate sustainability. Greenpeace India and lakhs of mobile consumers across India had been demanding Airtel to take leadership in cleaning up the telecom sector for past two years. “We appreciate and congratulate Bharti Airtel for taking the long awaited step towards ...

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INTERVIEW: Smithsonian to showcase Indian American history of last 2 centuries

By Deepak Chitnis WASHINGTON, DC: Starting this Fall, the historic Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC will unveil a brand-new exhibition in its Museum of Natural History that focuses exclusively on the history and culture of Indian immigrants in the United States. The  exhibition, “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” which has been in the works since 2007, will be ...

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