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  • Climate change puts Inuit culture on thin ice
    Climate change puts Inuit culture on thin ice

    Residents of the sub-Arctic village of Umiujaq wistfully remember the good old days, when the ice-fishing season was long and the catch bountiful. Already assailed by decades of imposed cultural and …

  • Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Band fitness tracker
    Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Band fitness tracker

    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday a new version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, that will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system. The new Microsoft Band, which …

  • Supportive regulations needed for aviation growth: Vistara

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Airline company Vistara on Tuesday pointed to the need for a supportive supply and regulatory environment in India to realise the aviation sector's potential to generate economic value worth $250 billion per annum by 2025. Vistara which is a joint venture (JV) between India's TATA Group and Singapore Airlines revealed the figures in a report titled 'Maximising the contribution of aviation to the Indian economy'. The report, prepared for the airline by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), estimated a three-fold increase in domestic air traffic and a potential for the sector to contribute to over five percent in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

  • Foreign roadshows begin for NTPC, BEL divestment

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Indian government on Tuesday commenced roadshows at four foreign locations, including in the US and Britain, to attract buyers for its proposed divestment in power generator NTPC and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). The two stake sales are expected to garner the government around Rs.6,600 crore. A senior source told IANS here that officials from the department of disinvestment (DoD), the power ministry and NTPC are doing roadshows simultaneously between October 5-10 in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and in San Francisco, Boston and New York in the US.

  • Over 300,000 Indonesians fall ill due to haze

    Indonesian Health Minister Nila Moeloek disclosed that the figure of recorded respiratory patients jumped by around 20 percent since the start of the forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo islands in September, pushing the government to take greater measures to terminate the problem in the country, Xinhua news agency reported. South Sumatra, which has more population than the other five Indonesian provinces affected by the haze, recorded the largest number of patients, which stood at 83,276. The government has conducted the biggest air operation, involving helicopters, planes and thousands of soldiers, to stop forest fires that have spread haze to Singapore and Malaysia.