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Indian Agency Acknowledges Having Compromised Citizen's Data

New Delhi (Sputnik) — The nodal authority for the maintenance and regulation of the unique identity number of Indian citizens called Aadhar has revealed that the details...

Plant That Steals Chlorophyll Discovered in North East India

New Delhi (Sputnik) — A team of Indian and Russian scientists have discovered a new species of parasitic flowering plant that survives on the chlorophyll of another species...

India Calls off $500 Mln Spike Missile Deal With Israel

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India has decided not to purchase the Spike anti-tank guided missile systems from Israel. The decision comes in the wake of the successful development...

Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Probe Into $170Mln Theft

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Indonesia’s Speaker of Parliament Setya Novanto was detained by the country's police for questioning over the probe into stolen $170 million in state funds, local media have...

Catalonia's Failed Secession an Ominous Forecast for Taiwan

Chinese scholars specializing in Taiwan research say that what is happening in Spain is just a demonstration of where the pursuit of Taiwan independence will lead, and...

Japan Begins Disposal of Radioactive Waste From Fukushima Disaster

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first batch of radioactive waste generated by the 2011 nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was delivered on Friday to a disposal site...

Indian Transgender Person Becomes Cop After Protracted Legal Battle

New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Rajasthan high court has upheld the appointment of the state's first, and India's third, transgender cop. Justice Dinesh Mehta in his...

US Takes Action on Cambodia After Dissolution of Main Opposition Party

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Washington warned the Asian nation of "concrete steps" to respond to the Cambodian government’s actions prompted by an alleged plot by the Cambodia National Rescue...

Daesh in India: Recruiter Exhorts Operatives to Target Hindu Congregations

New Delhi (Sputnik) — In the audio message, Rashid is heard exhorting Indian recruits to target Hindu congregations by driving trucks into the crowd, poisoning food and...

Chinese Man Goes Nuts in Mid-Air, Forces Plane to Land

According to the Changsha Evening News, as he left his seat heading for the toilet, the 22-year-old man suddenly started yelling that some people were trying...

800 People Arrested at Rally Commemorating Bolshevik Revolution

New Delhi (Sputnik) — In an incident that has caught public attention a week after it actually took place, police in Giridih district of India's eastern state...

India to Harvest Drinking Water From the Sea

New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Indian government is expected to soon set up an offshore desalination plant 40 kilometers off the southern coast of Chennai in the Indian Ocean....
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