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Daily EDITION : News from INDIA New England | Friday, March 24, 2017
Prof. Karthik Ramanna of Harvard and Research Associate Radhika Kak Win Awards in Global Case Centre Competition

BOSTON—Two members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty, along with their research associates, have won awards in the 2017 Case Centre Competition. Read More

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Subramanian Sundaram leads MIT project toward printable, sensor-laden “skin” for robots

By Larry Hardesty
MIT News
CAMBRIDGE, MA-- In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They’re also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Read More

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It’s freeing to tell the truth: Kassi Underwood

By Jonathan Beasley
Harvard Gazette
Kassi Underwood was broke, 19 years old, unwed, an addict, and in college a thousand miles from home when she became pregnant and had an abortion. In the several years that followed, coping with heartache and loss, she struggled with drugs and alcohol and rocky relationships. Read More

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Many California voters unaware of Senator Kamala Harris: Poll

San Francisco-- Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, remains unknown to many residents of her own state California despite maintaining a high profile in Washington, according to a new poll. Read More

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Income Tax Tribunal orders Bollywood star SRK to include his Dubai villa's rent in returns

Mumbai--The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal here has rejected Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's claim and ordered that he must include the notional rent accruing from his villa in Dubai in his income tax returns filed in India. Read More


TV Snippets: 'Indian Idol 9' contestant sings for show

Mumbai -- LV Revanth, currently among the top four finalists of singing reality TV show "Indian Idol 9", has lent his voice to the title track of the upcoming reality show "Sabse Bada Kalakar". Read More


Shraddha was juggling between 'two worlds'

Mumbai -- Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.

She was shooting for the biopic "Haseena..." where she is essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. Then she got into the dubbing and promotions of "Half Girlfriend", where she plays a Delhi girl. Read More

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Star kids are always under scrutiny, says Madhuri

Mumbai -- Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny.

"It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's hard because they are under scrutiny all the time," Madhuri said during a conversation with Vikram Chandra, consulting editor, NDTV. Read More

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Sena MP assaults Air India staffer, FIR filed

New Delhi -- Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday repeatedly assaulted an Air India official with a sandal here after he was forced to travel economy class though he had a business class ticket. Read More

Smart lights to become largest IoT devices in next 5-10 years

By Porisma P. Gogoi
New Delhi -- With cheaper and smarter lights fast replacing incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), smart connected lights will become one of the largest internet of things (IoT) devices in the next five to 10 years, Harshvardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India, has predicted. Read More

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India's UN connect: A treasured tome

By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi -- This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections. Read More

Why empowering women is key to sustainable development in Hindu Kush Himalayas

By Imran Khan
Patna -- Although from three different countries, Mahima Shrestha, Sadia Farhat and Rukmini Devi have something in common -- they are fighting for their own empowerment in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. They are among millions of women in the HKH region whose empowerment will help achieve sustainable development, experts say. Read More

Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad

New Delhi -- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities. Read More

Novel Alzheimer's test can predict age of disease onset

New York -- A novel test based on genetic information allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed. Read More

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