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Cultural bodies suffer as Modi govt fails to fill in senior positions

Jul 22, 2014

Cultural bodies suffer as Modi govt fails to fill in senior positions

Even as the Narendra Modi government has taken over, senior positions in cultural bodies, including the National Museum, Lalit Kala Akademi, Salar Jung Museum and National Archives of India, remain vacant. #NewsTracker #cultural bodies #National Museum #Lalit Kala Akademi #Salar Jung Museum #National Archives of India
Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

Jan 15, 2014

Study shows Aldi, VW used East German prison labour

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading German firms including supermarket chain Aldi and carmaker Volkswagen stocked goods or used components made by forced labour in former Communist East Germany, a study has found, although both firms insist they did so unwittingly. Research by the federal authority responsible for managing the archives of East Germany's Stasi secret police (BStU) uncovered a far broader use of prison labour during the 1970s and 1980s by Western firms than previously acknowledged. The study could eventually help victims seek compensation #Business #United States #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #german #archives
How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sep 16, 2013

How Vikram Sampath is using tech to keep Indias golden voices alive

Sampath has indeed given a new lease of life to the forgotten music by embracing technology, the internet and smartphone apps and it is an effort that must be applauded. #ThingsWeLike #Music #Bangalore #Indian music #MS Subbulakshmi #Vikram Sampath #Archive of Indian music #gramophone recording
Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

Apr 24, 2013

Document suggests China may have provided Pak with nuclear weapons design

According to the document, this allegation has come up before, for example in a State Department document and in major news stories but this is the first time the CIA has released some of its own information. #China #Pakistan #CIA #NewsTracker #National Security Archive
Twitter allows some users to download tweet archive

Dec 17, 2012

Twitter allows some users to download tweet archive

It seems that Twitter has begun testing out a new option for some users to download an archive of all tweets from their account. #Twitter Inc. #SocialMedia #Twitter Archive
Mahatma Gandhi's statue desecrated in Shimla

Oct 03, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi's statue desecrated in Shimla

Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the historic Ridge was found desecrated early Tuesday on Gandhi Jayanti, the Mahatma's birth anniversary. #Construction #NewsTracker #archives
Blast in Manipur, three held

Sep 25, 2012

Blast in Manipur, three held

Imphal, Sep 25 (IANS) Security forces in Manipur had another close shave Monday when rebels of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) triggered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast, police said. #India #Christmas #archives