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You won't believe what they do with discarded sports shoes
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You won't believe what they do with discarded sports shoes

"350 million pairs of sports shoes are discarded every year and 1.2 billion, nearly a population of India’s size, wake up every day without having any footwear whatsoever." "Being athletes, my founder and I were forced to discard at least three to four pairs of sports shoes each year due to excessive usage." "Both of us began converting our torn shoes into slippers for personal use." "We have sold 50 pairs of footwear to public and donated 100 pairs to those without footwear in Mumbai." ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Sim Bhullar, a man of superlatives

Simanta Roy looks beyond Sim Bhullar’s 7’5” tall, 360-pound frame to the first player of Indian descent to play in the high-profile NBA. FIRST PUBLISHED IN INDIA ABROAD Sacramento Kings centre Sim Bhullar, right, runs up the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves in his debut match on Wednesday. Photograph: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Gursimran 'Sim' Bhullar is a man of superlatives. Standing at 7’5”, touting a wing span of 7’11”, and ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

India's RBI keeps rates on hold

MUMBAI: India’s central bank kept interest rates unchanged today, saying most commercial banks have yet to pass on two previous cuts to customers in Asia’s third largest economy. After meeting in the financial capital Mumbai, the Reserve Bank of ...
 Himalayan times1 week ago
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Why the world can't ignore a nuclear-armed Pakistan

  Describing nuclear-armed Pakistan as “unquestionably the biggest concern” to stability in South Asia, a leading US daily on Tuesday said the world powers that worked on the Iran deal should now turn their attention to the “troubled region with growing nuclear risks of its own”. “The world’s attention has rightly been riveted on negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme. If and when that deal is made final, America and the other ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

CEA to Co-Locate CEO Summit at Inaugural CES Asia

Business Wire IndiaThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® has announced that the 2015 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit, an invitation-only industry event that draws technology leaders from around the globe, will be held during the inaugural ...
 Andhra News2 weeks ago

Thailand detains 76 migrants

BANGKOK : Thai authorities said on Monday they had found a group of 76 migrants from neighbouring Myanmar, including six suspected Rohingya, in a sign that one of Asia’s busiest smuggling routes is still thriving despite Bangkok’s vow to stamp out ...
 Himalayan times3 weeks ago

'Beijing eager to welcome prez Yadav'

KATHMANDU : China is looking forward to welcoming President Ram Baran Yadav in the Boao Forum for Asia’s Annual Conference next week, Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said. While receiving Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey at the ...
 Himalayan times1 month ago

Asia quartet defy convention

ADELAIDE : Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand may be the teams to beat, but the striking feature of this World Cup is Asia’s four Test nations defying conventional wisdom to make the quarter-finals. The belief that Asian cricketers struggle on the hard, ...
 Himalayan times1 month ago
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Ban to cripple Maharashtra's Rs 10,000-crore beef economy

Shakeel Ansari, a beef trader in Govandi, near Asia’s largest animal abattoir in Deonar, a suburb here, is looking for an alternative means of livelihood, due to the ban on slaughtering of bulls and bullocks in Maharashtra. The trade says around 50,000 personnel directly involved in the beef trade are being rendered jobless, along with the impact on 100,000 in indirect employment and an additional 150,000 people in allied activities -- sold and liquid management, transportation of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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World's 10 most expensive cities

Image: Singapore, world’s most expensive city. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters   Singapore retains the title of the world’s most expensive city.  According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report, Singapore is ahead of many global cities in terms of cost of living. The Worldwide Cost of Living is a bi-annual survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services.  The report which ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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