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  • Indian chess star says no to headscarf, pulls out of event in Iran

    06/13/2018 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Amit Karmarkar
    Highlights Former world junior girls' champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Iran Swaminathan cited the Islamic country's "compulsory headscarf" rule as violation of her personal rights In 2016, Indian shooter Heena Sidhu had withdrawn from a meet in Iran citing the same reason PUNE: Woman Grandmaster and former world junior girls' champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, calling the Islamic country's "compulsory headscarf" rule violative of her personal rights. "I do not...
  • Widening China trade gap raises concerns (India)

    06/12/2018 5:40:41 PM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    DNA India ^ | June 12, 2018 | Praveena Sharma
    Chinese incursions are not restricted to just Indian territory but extend to trade too. Slowly, but systematically, trade balance between India and China has deteriorated over the last eight years as the former's imports have shot up 5.7 times of exports in fiscal 2018 from 2.6 times in fiscal 2010. The last fiscal saw India's trade deficit with China expand 13.28% to $58.94 billion from $51.11 billion in the previous year. The year before that the gap between India's Chinese imports and exports was 2.99%. (please see link for full article)
  • Divers find remains of lost treasure ship President at Loe Bar (Trunc)

    06/11/2018 4:12:04 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    Cornwall Live ^ | 10 June 2018 | Graeme Wilkenson
    The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore The final voyage of the President includes an account of a sea battle with pirates, a great storm and how the only two survivors were attacked by Cornishmen on the shore Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Storm Brian batters Porthleven in Cornwall Divers have discovered cannons and an anchor thought to be from...
  • China Hosts Russia, Iran as US Tensions Rise

    06/10/2018 12:30:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 9, 2018 | Becky Davis
    Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. Armored vans lined the streets of the coastal city of Qingdao as world leaders arrived Friday for the 18th annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional security bloc led by China and Russia. Its member states also include four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics, Pakistan and India. Iran is an observer member. Authorities emptied an entire oceanside swathe of the city —...
  • Chandigarh girl accuses Srinagar boy of 'love jihad'

    06/08/2018 4:56:34 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Friday, June 8, 2018 | Ajay Sura
    CHANDIGARH: Barely a couple months after the Supreme Court adjudicated a 'love jihad' case and allowed a woman from Kerala -- Hadiya -- to live with her husband, another petition has been filed on similar lines in the Punjab and Haryana high court. An 18-year-old girl from Chandigarh has alleged that she was raped by a boy from Srinagar, forcibly converted to Islam and then later gangraped by the boy's relatives. In her plea before the high court, the girl has sought directions for an investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or CBI in line with the Hadiya case....
  • US Pacific Command renamed as US Indo-Pacific Command

    06/02/2018 8:29:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Jun 02, 2018
    US Pacific Command renamed as US Indo-Pacific Command PTI|Updated: Jun 02, 2018, 04.24 PM IST WASHINGTON: The United States renamed its oldest and largest military command - the Pacific Command - to Indo-Pacific Command, in a largely symbolic move to signal India's importance to the US military amid heightened tensions with China over the militarisation of the South China Sea. Henceforth, the storied US Pacific Command, or PACOM, which was formed after World War II, will be known as the US Indo-Pacific Command.
  • Fear of Islam Leads India to Snub Refugees

    06/01/2018 12:58:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | May 31, 2018 | Sadanand Dhume
    ..India’s response to the Rohingya crisis next door has been hijacked by domestic identity politics, it has shied away from a major role in resolving the crisis that erupted last year when the Myanmar military forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. India is attempting to deport the 40,000 Rohingya who have trickled in over the years. The Rohingya question has become entwined with anxieties about a growing Muslim population, fears of terrorism, and the fraught history of Kashmir. Thus while much of the world sees the Rohingya as persecuted refugees, many Indians, especially supporters of the ruling Bharatiya...
  • India-US ties sour as they bypass sanctions to strike trade and missiles deals with Iran and Russia

    05/29/2018 9:54:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    First Post ^ | May 2018 | FP Staff
    While New Delhi-Washington ties have strengthened in recent times with the US calling on India to play a more weighty role in the Indo-Pacific and also Afghanistan, the deal with Russia and US imposing sanctions on Iran after withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord seems to have created chinks in the relationship. India is planning to procure S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems for the Indian Air Force from Russia. A senior US Congressman has said that the proposed deal would "complicate" building interoperability between the United States and Indian militaries. "There is a lot of concern in the US...
  • A PRECIOUS TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    05/28/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    A precious tool in my hand is the one I am able to wield to build and construct My Temple in each and every child I have given life to. So be the trowel of My hand laying the mortar of Unity my children for I AM building My Temple in others as I have built My temple in you . . . 1 Peter 2:1-10 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in...
  • At least 13 dead after rare nipah virus breaks out raising fear of global epidemic

    05/28/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The disease, which kills up to 75% of those infected, starts with flu-like symptoms and causes a brain-swelling condition known as encephalitis. The virus has not yet spread beyond two areas in south India, according to officials, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns where more than 200 people are being treated in hospitals. Over 25 people are under strict observation and another three are in a critical condition. … There is no vaccine for nipah, which is listed alongside ebola and zika as one of eight priority diseases by the World...
  • More than half of Wipro's workforce in the US now comprises locals: Rishad Premji

    05/28/2018 5:19:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gadgets Now ^ | May 28, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    NEW YORK: Indian IT services giant Wipro is "localising more" in the US and more than half of its workforce in the country now consists of locals, the company's Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji said asserting that the firm is very committed to the US market. Premji, who is Member of the Board at Wipro, said Wipro currently has a workforce of over 14,000 employees in the US and 58 per cent of those are locals. Under the Donald Trump administration, there is heightened scrutiny of the H1B work visa programme, which several lawmakers allege is being abused to replace...
  • Walmart’s Big Bet Could Pay Off for India

    05/18/2018 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 May 2018 | Sadanand Dhume
    Walmart bet big on Indian e-commerce last week with its $16 billion purchase of a 77% stake in Flipkart. And while the jury is still out on the acquisition as an investment, one thing is clear: It’s good news for India. Walmart’s share price fell 3% on the day of the announcement. That’s due to investors’ fears that the American giant overpaid for a loss-making retailer with annual sales of $4.6 billion in the year that ended March 31. Last year Flipkart, which has engaged in a discounting war with Amazon to attract customers, lost $1.29 billion. But Walmart’s belief...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • Digital solutions firm opens customer center in RTP, plans to hire up to 200 people (North Carolina)

    05/10/2018 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | May 10, 2018
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Zensar, a provider of services to help clients implement digital solutions, is planning to hire as many as 200 people over the next two years at a new customer support center in RTP. Zensar, which is part of India-based RPG Enterprises, says the “current plan” is to hire “about 100” people, all of whom will be “local hires.” Jobs will be for developers, testing business analysts, data analysts, project leads and project managers. The center will provide customer support, consulting and training, Hiring up to 200 people could occur by the end of 2019 depending upon...
  • The Yamuna: India's Most Polluted River [10 minute video]

    05/10/2018 5:03:10 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies
    The Guardian via You Tube ^ | July 7, 2017 | The Guardian
    The Yamuna, India's Most Polluted River
  • Man Dies Trying to Take Selfie With Bear

    05/04/2018 10:32:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Prabhu Bhatara was on his way back to Papadahandi, a town in the state of Odisha, with others in an SUV after a wedding. Along the way home, the driver saw a wounded bear on the side of the road. His friends told him not to leave the vehicle to take a selfie with the wild animal, but he ignored their pleas. He got close to the bear, which started chasing him. It then mauled him, and he "died on the spot," forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told the Hindustan Times. The passengers in the SUV saw the entire incident. Officials...
  • Man Dies Attempting Selfie With Bear, Stray Dog Tried To Save Him

    05/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 95 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Not Indicated
    A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent. Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear. It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet. A stray dog also stepped in and bit...
  • ANALYSIS: Asia's aircraft carrier renaissance

    05/03/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 03 MAY, 2018 | GREG WALDRON
    November will mark the sixth anniversary of China's first fixed-wing flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning. Conducted with Shenyang J-15s – a clone of the Sukhoi Su-33 – the development was greeted with much pride in China. The start of flight operations followed the launch of the Liaoning in 2011, after its transformation from an old Soviet Kuznetsov-class hulk, the Varyag. Although the effort involved both an aircraft type and a vessel from the Cold War era, it marked a renaissance in regional aircraft carrier development. Beijing has gone on to develop a sister ship to the Liaoning. This...
  • Canada will soon have more illegal border crossers than Syrian refugees

    05/02/2018 4:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Tristin Hopper
    The number of illegal border crossers in Canada will soon surpass the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted in 2016 There are so many Mounties needed to process illegal border crossings in rural Quebec that the federal government is now spending $250,000 to build an unofficial police station on the U.S. border. In Toronto last week, Mayor John Tory announced that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelter system has quadrupled from 459 per night in 2016 to an average of 2,351 in 2018. And at least one Quebec politician is calling for a border fence with the U.S....
  • Delhi-Mumbai Super Expressway to enable commuters to travel to and fro in 12 hours

    04/29/2018 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    HappyTrips (Times of India) ^ | April 24, 2018 | Resham Sengar
    Good news for travellers, the road distance between Delhi and Mumbai take very less time, thanks to the new project announced by the Central Government. Reportedly, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry is gearing up to build a super expressway to connect the two major cities of India, which would allow commuters to finish the 1,400 km long journey within 12 hours! According to news reports, the project will be wrapped up in 4 phases. Meanwhile, work has started on the first and last stretches of the expressway, i.e., between Delhi and Jaipur as well as Vadodara and...