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Every Phone Sold In India Will Soon Have A Panic Button For Women's Safety

In an attempt to promote women’s safety, every single mobile phone sold in India from 2017 onward must include a panic button, the country’s Ministry of Communications and Technology announced on Monday.


For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Populations Are Beginning To Rebound

Here’s some excellent news from conservationists: after decades of decline, wild tiger populations are beginning to rebound. That’s the consensus that will be unveiled this week at the Third Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, held in New Dehli.


Delhi's Car Ban Experiment Didn't Improve Air Quality That Much, But It Should Still Be Permanent

Earlier this year Delhi’s air pollution was so bad that the government banned half its cars from streets for 15 days. The policymaker who came up with the idea says the ban should be 365 days a year — but not because it improved air quality all that much.


The World's Cheapest Smartphone Costs $5

This is the Freedom 251. It gets the name from its rather modest 251-rupee price tag, which equates to about $5. And you know what? Its specs aren’t too bad, either.


Marc Andreessen Did A Magnificently Bad Tweet 

Facebook board director, venture capitalist and proof-of-concept egg/human hybrid Marc Andreessen has carried out a most impressive feat — a tweet so bad he simultaneously destroyed Facebook’s party line about its Free Basics program and implied that India would be better off still ruled by England.


Facebook's Free Basics Banned For Good In India

Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook’s free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it’s banned for good.


Mumbai's Garbage Fire Is So Huge You Can See It From Space

Image Cache: Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tonnes of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage.


10 Cool Travel Destinations You Need To Visit In 2016

With 2015 officially done (and its best destinations checked off your to-do list), it’s time for a brand new set of places to put your passport through its paces.

The top travel spots of 2016 offer something for everyone. There are countries celebrating major milestones, old favourites resurfacing for fresh reasons, and changes in travel restrictions that make some locations more accessible than ever. The big destinations are getting bigger. The up and coming destinations are dangling on the cusp of a tourism rush.


Mumbai Declares 15 Sites Selfie-Free After Tragic Selfie-Related Drowning

Mumbai police have established 15 “no selfie” zones around the Indian city after an 18-year-old girl drowned last week while taking a picture of herself.


China's Smog Makes Headlines But India's Is Much Worse

The red-alert issued by Beijing was lifted today as shifting weather patterns improved air quality for the first time in weeks. Although the world’s focus was on China’s skies, a dense smog is currently rendering India’s cities unrecognisable — and it’s way more dangerous.


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