India: Sensex, Nifty retreat from highs as markets log first drop in 7 days

In its first drop in seven days, the benchmark Sensex on Wednesday retreated from record highs and ended 106 points down at 26,314.29 as investors booked gains in oil & gas, FMCG and capital goods scrips amid mixed global cues.

Drones to guard India’s forests and wildlife

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones will soon fly over India’s forests to monitor poaching, track wildlife and even count the population of tigers.

Pakistan and the West’s Afghan war

The 13-year US-led Western war on Afghanistan has not only devastated that poor country but also caused great damage to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran has also suffered greatly as a consequence.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: U.N. report

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

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