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In memory of Abdul Kalam, a true hero 28.7.2015 Rediff: Columns
People like Dr Kalam teach us to dream and to chase our dreams. It is their humility that they wore on their sleeves that makes them truly great people. While we weep for a true Ratna that has left us on Monday, let us be happy that we lived in a period when he was alive and with us, says Rediff.com reader M C Sujil Bose.
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Kalam's 2008 interview: 'Economic prosperity has to reach 700 million people in rural areas' 28.7.2015 Rediff: News
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam kindly answered rediff.com's questions for an exclusive interview.
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EU's Mogherini in Tehran to discuss nuclear deal, regional issues: Report 28.7.2015 DNA: Urban Tales
Iran and the European Union have agreed to start talks on various issues such as confronting terrorism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a joint news conference with the EU's chief diplomat, Federica Mogherini, in Tehran on Tuesday. The European Union's Foreign Policy chief arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss implementation of an agreement between for Iran to curtail its nuclear programme in return for lifting sanctions against the country, state TV reported. "We have agreed to hold high-level talks between Iran and the European Union over different issues, including energy cooperation ... human rights, confronting terrorism and regional issues," Zarif said after meeting Mogherini. The agreement was reached on July 14 in Vienna between Iran and the United States, France, Russia, China, Britain and Germany. It is intended to end more than a decade-old stand offover the disputed nuclear programme. After the terms of the agreement were settled, Iran's most powerful authority, Supreme ...
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Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir condoles the death of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 28.7.2015 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers has expressed his sorrow over the sudden demise of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.
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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence 28.7.2015 DNA: Money
Scientists and tech experts including Prof Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warned on  of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, "a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow." Some critics have argued in favour of so-called "killer robots," saying the use of robotics on the battlefield could save lives. Such weapons are still some years away. But the scientists warned that, unlike nuclear weapons, once they are developed they will require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials making it possible to mass- produce them. "It will only be a matter of time until they appear on the black market and in the hands of terrorists, dictators wishing to better control their populace, warlords wishing to ...
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In Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India had the best of 'Iron Man' Tony Stark 28.7.2015 DNA: Mumbai
In some ways Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the closest thing we had to a desi Tony Stark in real life – a rocket scientist, genius, teacher and visionary (which is more appealing to Indians than playboy-like behaviour). Unlike Stark, who was an alcoholic womaniser, Kalam lived as a frugal, vegetarian teetotaller and called himself "a brahmachari President" . When BJP president Amit Shah described Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as the “best exemplar” of the idea of India, he wasn’t exaggerating. A boy from an impoverished background who would go on to become scientist and then president, a man so humble that his rise to the highest post in the land didn’t change his demeanour at all, he was the embodiment of the ‘Indian Dream’. It helped that he was a Muslim who was a staunch patriot, a rocket scientist (helping improve India’s nuclear arsenal against Pakistan) and also loved the Gita and Koran. Combine all the aforementioned qualities and you have the desi version of Friederich Nietzsche’s Ubermensch, a combination of ...
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Parliament pays rich tributes to India's 'true son' Abdul Kalam 28.7.2015 Rediff: News
Parliament on Tuesday hailed A P J Abdul Kalam as the "real gem" of India, saying the death of the former President has taken away its "true son" who became the driving force behind the country's space and missile programme.
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The Iran agreement is a disaster for Isis | Federica Mogherini 28.7.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
The Vienna accord I negotiated on behalf of the EU strikes a blow to the terrorists’ ‘clash of civilisations’ narrative “It always seems impossible until it’s done”: the words of a man who made the impossible come true – Nelson Mandela – resonated with me on 14 July, when the seven countries around the table in Vienna , under the steer of the European Union, finally reached a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme. After decades of tensions and distrust, 12 years of hope and fear and 22 months of intense, difficult, highly technical and political negotiations, we had finally made it. Will this turn a page in Iran’s relations with the rest of the world? Commentators are divided and the debate is still heated. I understand the reasons behind the scepticism. But I believe a new chapter really is about to be ...
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US media highlights Kalam's role in India's nuke programme 28.7.2015 Times Now: Home

US media highlights Kalam's role in India's nuke programmeDescribing him as one of the most "exuberant boosters" of India's nuclear capabilities, the US media on Tuesday (July 28) highlighted the contribution of 'missile man' A P J Abdul Kalam to the country's atomic and space programme.


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Dr APJ Kalam and the nuclear deal 28.7.2015 Times Now: Home

Dr APJ Kalam and the nuclear dealA scientist by qualification and a nationalist at heart, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was more than just a master of words. He was one of India's most eminent scientists. The missile man who led India's second nuclear test in Pokhran was the Chief scientist of at DRDO when India tested her nuclear power in 1998. Kalam was an open supporter of the Indo-US nuclear deal and played a pivotal role in placing India on the nuclear map.


What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea? | Howard W French 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
China’s startling attempt to assert control over vast waters has alarmed nearby countries and escalated tensions with the US. Howard W French reports from Hainan, the island at the heart of Xi Jinping’s expansionist ambitions On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight over the South China Sea. The P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane – one of the newest weapons in the Pentagon’s arsenal – had taken off, with a CNN reporter on board, from Clark airbase in the Philippines, once part of America’s largest overseas base complex during the cold war. After about 45 minutes, the plane reached its first target – which had, until recently, been an obscure, almost entirely submerged feature in the Spratly Island group. Fifteen thousand feet below, dozens of Chinese ships tossed at anchor. Their crews had been working day and night for weeks, dredging sand and rock from the ocean floor to fill in a stunning blue lagoon – turning a 3.7-mile-long reef that had only partially revealed itself ...
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RPT-India to sell high-grade iron pellets to Iran as ties strengthen 28.7.2015 Sify News
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New Delhi to seek revival of Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline 28.7.2015 ET: Oil & Gas
India is set to push for the proposed $7-billion gas pipeline from Iran via Pakistan, seeking to grab the opportunity presented by the nuclear deal
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Profile of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 27.7.2015 TOI: India
Born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, specialized in aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of ...
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India to sell high-grade iron pellets to Iran as ties strengthen 27.7.2015 ET: Foreign Trade
India had remained one of Iran's top oil buyers despite trade curbs over Iran's nuclear programme and the two countries are now exploring partnerships worth billions of dollars.
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What my pro-regime family think of Iran's nuclear deal 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
In getting to know her relatives, Maryam Abolfazli senses a shift in attitude, even among the staunchest supporters of the Islamic republic In 2003, I went to Iran for the first and, so far, only time. I’d waited years to go with my mother since she hadn’t been back since the revolution, but then decided to stop waiting and just go by myself. I was living in Afghanistan at the time, and flew from Kabul to Mashhad on Mahan Air, and then to Tehran. On the first leg of the flight, as they started to serve rice with barberries and chicken, I put on my scarf. I wore it with a matching turquoise manteau that my room-mate, also Iranian, gave me. I was going to dress in modern hejab chic, signalling to everyone on the streets of Tehran that I was ready for the cool party scene I’d heard so much about. My family, up to 20 of them, were waiting behind the glass partition when I arrived. And immediately, I realised they were not Tehran chic, and quite unlike the Iranian family I grew up in back in Tennessee. They ...
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India to sell high-grade iron pellets to Iran as ties strengthen 27.7.2015 Sify News
By Krishna N. Das and Manolo Serapio Jr
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‘NPCIL proposes 1,400 MW nuclear plant in Mandla’ 27.7.2015 TOI: Cities
Graduation function of the fifteenth batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school was organized at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore (RRCAT) here on ...
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Difficult deal 27.7.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
If the nuclear talks with Iran have ended in an agreement it is because the United States of America has prevailed and Iran has yielded. For the US, this is a diplomatic triumph. In addition to UN sanctions, it had imposed draconian sanctions of its own on Iran, which, in spite of their extra-territorial character, others were obliged to follow because of the US grip over all international dollar transactions and the fear of losing access to US financial markets.
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With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary Gulf Arabs 26.7.2015 DNA: India
Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip since Iran reached an agreement with world powers on the country's nuclear programme - an agreement that raised fears among its Gulf Arab neighbours. "Any threat to one country is a threat to all ... No country can solve regional problems without the help of others," Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a news conference hosted by the Iranian embassy in Kuwait. Zarif earlier met Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah and Kuwait's foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, who was not present at the news conference. After Kuwait, Zarif travelled to Qatar, where he was to meet the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. He was due to go to Iraq next. Most Gulf Arab states are worried that Iran's July 14 accord will hasten detente between Tehran and Washington, emboldening Tehran to increase backing for Middle Eastern allies at odds with Gulf Arab countries. "Iran stands behind ...
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