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Saturday, November 28, 2020

India

26/11 attacks: 50% justice done, Pak yet to act

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  As India solemnly marks the 12th anniversary of the dastardly terror strikes by 10-heavily armed Pakistani mercenaries on Nov. 26, 2008, full justice eludes...

More foreign couples adopting girls from UP

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  More and more girl children are now being adopted by childless couples from other countries and officials in Uttar Pradesh attribute this trend to...
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PM Modi: ‘Frontline workers will be first to get Covid vaccine’

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  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that health and frontline workers will get priority when it comes to getting the Covid vaccine when it...
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India’s Pilibhit Reserve gets global award for doubling tiger population

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  The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department have bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers...
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India has caught only 2 of 72 fugitive scamsters in 5 years: RTI

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  In a candid admission, the Centre has stated that of the 72 absconding economic offenders, the government has managed to bring in only two...
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Indian medics condemn move allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgery

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  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly condemned the recent move by the Central government which will allow post-graduate scholars of Ayurveda to formally...

Professor claims that China used microwave weapons against Indian soldiers

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On Tuesday, British daily The Times reported that China’s military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during a months-long border standoff...
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5 popular board games that originated in India

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  When you force your kids to ditch the Playstation/Xbox and play a simple game of Snakes and Ladders or Ludo, are you aware that...

21 Indian Americans collected over $100k each for Biden

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  At least 21 people of Indian descent figure on the list of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's list of elite contribution-collectors pitching in more...

All 4 Indian Americans re-elected to House of Reps

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  All four Indian American members of the House of Representatives who are fondly called the "Samosa Caucus" will get to have 'chai' in Congress...

Mumbai siblings’ platform celebrates women in STEM

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Brother-sister Mumbai duo Kshitig and Barkha Seth have launched their own platform The Scientific Woman to celebrate the achievements of women in the fields...

‘Higher marriage age provides women with socio-economic benefits’

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Higher marriage age is expected to provide enormous socio-economic benefits for women, SBI Ecowrap report said on Thursday. The report comes after Prime Minister Narendra...

How Parul Parmar became a para-badminton world champion

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Today, on World Polio Day, the spotlight is on the achievements of an extraordinary sports champion. Parul Parmar, who was diagnosed with polio at...

India’s first precision stenting procedure saves woman’s life

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  58-year-old Kamlesh is a diabetic patient in India with a history of chest pain. She underwent a successful stenting procedure of precision angioplasty with...

Women’s names on house plaques in North Indian districts

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As a mark of respect to the girl child, several homes in the district of Muzaffarnagar which is known for its strong patriarchal system,...

Indian American judge to preside over Google antitrust case

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Hip-hop loving Indian American US district judge Amit P. Mehta has been picked to preside over the Justice Department's landmark lawsuit against Google, which...

A first: hing cultivation in Himachal valley

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The Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, has, along with farmers of the remote Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh, taken up cultivation of...

Indian student wins Pioneer Alumni of the Year award in UK

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Indian student leader Riddi Viswanathan, who is a graduate from the University of Manchester, has been awarded Global International Education Award 2020 for her...

Endangered vultures released in the wild for the first time in India

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After years of grit and determination, eight critically endangered white-rumped vultures, six of them captive-bred, were reintroduced into the wild last week, for the...

Over 65% MNCs view India as top choice for future investments

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India will emerge as one of the top three choices for overseas investments in the next 2-3 years, according to a survey by Chartered...

COVID-19: India braces for second wave as winter approaches

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In view of the winter season and festivities around the corner, the NITI Aayog has warned that a second peak of Covid-19 is possible...

India to introduce fingerprint system (NAFIS) to identify criminals

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By December this year, police forces across the country would be able to get the benefits of a unique "real-time" criminal identification system --...

Srikant Datar named Harvard Business School dean

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Srikant Datar, the Indian-American senior associate dean for University affairs at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration,...

Trump administration tightens strings around H1B visas

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The Donald Trump administration has moved to cut back H1B visas for foreign skilled workers and tightened wage-based entry barriers. They've cited "data" that...

Intl team with IIT-M researchers wins US Energy dept prize

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An international research team 'Nalu e Wai', which included researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), has won the first two phases of...

HDFC’s Ravi Santhanam among Forbes’ most influential CMOs

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Ravi Santhanam, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of HDFC Bank, has made it to the Forbes' list of 'World's Most Influential CMOs'. He ranks...

Babri Masjid case: Court rejects news reports and cassettes as evidence

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A Special CBI court hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case of December 6, 1992, acquitted all the 32 accused on Wednesday saying it was...

UPDATED: Assam’s sole woman CM passes away in Australia

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Source: Twitter The Indian community in Wagga Wagga NSW is mourning the loss of Syeda Anwara Taimur, former Chief Minister of the state of Assam...

India does not give a ‘straight count’ on COVID-19 deaths: Trump

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United States President Donald Trump has said that India does not give a "straight count" on the COVID-19 deaths. During the presidential debate on Tuesday...

Amritsar’s Golden Temple can now receive foreign donations

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With the amended Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the Golden Temple has been granted the necessary registration to receive direct foreign donations. The Canada India...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

Toss between captains on 1st ODI between australia and india

Australia v India ODI at Sydney: Indian bowlers and fans stunned...

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The first post-COVID international cricket match with fans in attendance promised the Indian players a taste of those elements of the game to which...

5 ways to combat body odour while running

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  Sweating and perspiration is an inevitable part of running which will result in strong body odour. Whether you are a distance runner or a...
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Expert says Oz should collect ethnic data during COVID tests

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  It is important to collect data about ethnic backgrounds of people who come forward for COVID tests because it is essential to planning, says...