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5 Things to Know About Diwali — The day before Diwali is known as Choti (little) Diwali and involves a legend about a stolen pair of earrings and thousands of kidnapped women. Narakasura, a demon king who ruled Pragjyotishpur (modern day Guwahati in Assam) stole the earrings that belonged to Aditi, Lord Indra's mother, and took 16,000 daughters of the Hindu deities captive.

India Launches Navigation Satellite into Orbit Using PSLV — PSLV C26/IRNSS 1C Lift-off last night. - ISRO (@isro) October 16, 2014 India is on something of a space odyssey right now. First, in September it made it to Mars orbit on a shoestring budget. Then a week later, it agreed to a joint exploration of the red planet with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the big boys of space travel.

What Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Said in Her First TV Interview — An Indian consular official charged in the United States with visa fraud and making false statements over the amount she paid a female domestic worker used a television interview on Monday to deny the charges against her and accuse the woman of attempting to blackmail her.

Amazing Satellite Images and Animations of Cyclone Hudhud — Severe cyclonic storm Hudhud currently gathering over the Bay of Bengal to the east of India is set to develop into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours as it moves northwestwards, according a statement from the India Meteorological Department on Friday morning.

India, U.S. Agree to Joint Exploration of Mars — India's satellite Mangalyaan has only been orbiting Mars for a week, but already space scientists back on Earth are planning their next mission: this time in tandem with the U.S. On Tuesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration signed an agreement to work with the Indian Space Research Organisation during future explorations of Mars.

What the Indian Media Said About Modi’s Speech in the U.S. — The Indian media on Monday morning was full of reports on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, which he delivered on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York to a record crowd of Indian Americans.

Narendra Modi’s Madison Square Garden Speech Attracts ‘Record Indian-American Crowd’ — Madison Square Garden was made to host big names: Bono, Beyonce, The Beatles have all played there. On Sunday, it's the turn of Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister and the closest thing the country has right now to a stadium-filling rock star.

India’s Mangalyaan Sends First Picture Back From Mars — On Wednesday, India sent its first satellite into Mars orbit. On Thursday, the satellite sent back its first picture. The image of the surface of Mars was taken by Mangalyaan, Hindi for Mars craft, and posted by the orbiter's official Twitter account with the caption "The view is nice up here."

India Satellite Reaches Mars Orbit on First Try — NEW DELHI-India's space program took a giant technological leap on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit around Mars, making it the only country so far to succeed on its first attempt and the only Asian nation yet to reach the red planet.

India Satellite Mangalyaan Reaches Mars Orbit on First Try — India put a satellite into Mars orbit early Wednesday, the only nation to have done so on a maiden voyage and the first in Asia to reach the red planet. As the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on, space scientists at mission control in Bangalore, India's tech capital, announced that the Mangalyaan orbiter had entered Mars orbit after a 10-month voyage from Earth.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @CorinneAbrams: Hearty cheers in Admiralty as pro-democracy campaigners speak at talks with the Hong Kong govt.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: "Lives in danger. Help us. Thank you." The SOS note in Hebrew that triggered a rescue in the Himalayas

Oct 19, 2014

The man who identified Ebola is worried about the infection reaching India.

Oct 15, 2014

When a tiger abandoned its cub at an Indian zoo, this pet Labrador was brought in to help.

Oct 14, 2014

Love this graphic from @digitalhen. Which country has the most Nobel Prizes.

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