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  • India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

    04/23/2017 2:50:13 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 21, 2017 | Hannah Brockhaus
    India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country. The Dhalit Catholic community in the village of Sogandi was holding a liturgy for the Passion of the Lord April 14 when they were disrupted by the Tehsildar – local tax and revenue officers – as well as police during the Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Holy Communion.
  • 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs, claims report

    04/20/2017 6:32:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    PTI ^ | 4/20/17
    Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95% of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77% candidates can write the correct logic for a programme -- a minimum requirement for any programming job. Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata -- a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills - and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles. The study further...
  • US University Supports Indian Students Post Donald Trump's Travel Ban

    04/17/2017 9:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hans India ^ | April 18, 2017 | IANS
    Against the backdrop of immigration rules proposed under US President Donald Trump, the Missouri State University in the US on Friday announced its support for Indian students and said that it wants Indian students to "stay on in the university". "Missouri State University (MSU), a long-established university of mid-west US, announces that the university values the presence of all Indian students. MSU wants Indian students to be in the university, to be engaged in university activities, and to be successful," said a statement from the varsity. It said that since the decision on travel ban in January, the university has...
  • Al Qaeda Quietly Expands in South Asia

    04/16/2017 2:26:41 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    The Cipher Brief ^ | 14 Apr 17 | BENNETT SEFTEL
    While al Qaeda’s affiliates in North Africa, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen continue to grab headlines, the terrorist network has surreptitiously expanded eastward, entrenching itself throughout the Indian subcontinent. Al Qaeda in the India Subcontinent was officially born in September 2014 when al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri released a video announcing the creation of an al Qaeda affiliate spanning Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Zawahari said the objective of AQIS is to “raise the flag of jihad, return the Islamic rule, and empowering the Shariah of Allah across the Indian subcontinent.” Zawahiri also appointed Asim Umar, a former commander in...
  • Israel Secures Huge Missile Contracts in India

    04/14/2017 7:38:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | April 14, 2017 | Chris Pocock
    A Barak-8 launcher on display at the Paris Air Show in June 2015 (Photo: AIN). Inset: a trial firing of an LRSAM in September last year. (Photo: IAI) Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed a “mega-contract” worth $1.6 billion with India for medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems. The deal is the largest-ever export deal secured by the Israeli defense industry, according to the company. After a joint development with IAI’s own Elta division plus Rafael and the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) that started in 2009, IAI will supply phased-array radars, command and control, mobile launchers and missiles with...
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing: Pakistan fully capable of defending sovereignty (trunc)

    04/12/2017 2:29:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 12 April 2017 11:12am | "Express Web Desk"
    Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing: Pakistan fully capable of defending sovereignty, says Nawaz Sharif as India warns of consequences. Sharif, however, said "despite our desire for peaceful coexistence, we cannot remain oblivious to defending our sovereignty and protecting our independence". After Indian government warned Pakistan of consequences over the sentencing of Indian national and former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said his armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threat. Sharif’s remark came on the heels of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement in Lok Sabha. Addressing the lower house, Swaraj...
  • China says its navy saved ship from pirates, but omits India’s role in rescue

    04/10/2017 7:35:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Associated Press ^ | Mon., April 10, 2017 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING—China’s navy says its forces rescued a freighter from attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend. Missing from the report was any mention of the participation of the Indian navy, which says it dispatched four ships and a helicopter to provide cover for the action. The omission was likely no accident. Deep distrust persists between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants, and in recent days, China has angrily denounced New Delhi over a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to an Indian border area that China claims as its own territory. Asked about that...
  • Man posing for a photo with a deadly cobra in India doesn't even realize when the [tr]

    04/10/2017 12:03:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2017 | Dinesh Dubey
    This is the moment a man was fatally bitten by a cobra while watching a snake charmer in India. Video shows the charmer attempting to put the snake around the tourist's neck while other people watch and film.
  • TV Anchor Learns of Husband’s Death While Reporting on It

    04/09/2017 12:34:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun April 9, 2017
    A news anchor discovered her husband had been killed in a car crash as she delivered the breaking news on live TV. Supreet Kaur, who reads the news for India’s IBC24 channel, somehow managed to retain her composure as a reporter gave details about the horror smash over the phone. The reporter didn’t identify the victims by name but said three out of five people in the car were dead.
  • Jungle Book redux as Eight-year-old found living amongst monkeys in Uttar Pradesh

    04/07/2017 4:47:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    newindianexpress ^ | 7th April 2017 | Namita Bajpai
    LUCKNOW: Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli came alive in the jungles of Katraniyaghat in Bahraich district, 200 km from Lucknow, when local policemen rescued an eight-year-old girl from a troop of monkeys recently. The cops had to face resistance from the simians before they could rescue the girl. Mowgli, the man-cub protagonist of Kipling's ‘The Jungle Book’ was reared by wolves’ pack in 'Seeonee hills', now in MP. The girl was spotted when a police party of Motinagar range in Bahariach headed by sub-inspector Suresh Yadav was on routine night patrol in the woods of Katarniyaghat. “We spotted her playing among apes....
  • Indian police arrest alleged kingpin of U.S. tax scam

    04/09/2017 7:23:41 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rajendra Jadhav
    Indian police said on Saturday they had arrested the suspected mastermind behind a call center scam run out of a Mumbai suburb that targeted thousands of Americans and netted more than $300 million. *snip* In October, the U.S. Justice Department charged more than 60 people in India and the United States with participating in the huge scam where call center agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration or other federal officials and demanded payments for non-existent debts.
  • Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia

    04/09/2017 3:15:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 April 2017 | Bbc
    Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia The INS Mumbai and a hijacked ship in the Gulf of Aden - 9 April 2017Indian Navy The Indian navy ship INS Mumbai (background) helped stop the hijacking of the Tuvalu-flagged ship (foreground) Nineteen crew members have been freed from a ship captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials received an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about 75 miles (120km) from the coast of Yemen. Ships from three countries diverted to its path. A Chinese team boarded the vessel early on Sunday. The...
  • An Indian technologist creating factory jobs in America

    04/06/2017 3:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | April 6, 2017 | Parija Kavilanz, CNN Money
    Suuchi Ramesh was born and educated in India. But her New Jersey-based clothing startup has one core goal: keep all of the manufacturing in-house and in the United States, by making it faster and smarter. Powered in part by tech tools, Suuchi Inc. runs as a one-stop shop out of North Bergen handling fabric sourcing, product design, manufacturing and sales. "We are a completely made-in-America operation and proud of it," Ramesh, 36, told CNNMoney. Suuchi Inc., which launched in early 2015, specializes in limited quantity production of women's clothing, bags and a few home goods like cushion covers. The company...
  • Muslim man is beaten to death by 'cow vigilantes' in India after they launched [tr]

    04/05/2017 8:49:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2017 | Amie Gordon
    A Muslim man beaten by a mob that accused him of transporting cows for slaughter has died in western India. Police confirmed Pehlu Khan died on Tuesday after sustaining fatal injuries when he and 14 other men were brutally beaten three days earlier in Rajasthan state. His death comes amid increasing violence being carried out by Hindu vigilante groups enraged over treatment of cows - which they consider sacred.
  • College President Wary of Big Government

    04/05/2017 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 5, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    That alone is a newsflash. Usually, college presidents approach big government with their hands out. At the Cato Institute on March 30, 2017, Mark Zupan, president of Alfred University, noted that trust in government is at an all-time low. It currently runs at 19 percent, down from 66 in the 1960s. Dr. Zupan is the author of Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest, published this year by Cambridge University Press. "In the developed world, government now includes 50 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 28 percent of the workforce," Dr. Zupan said at Cato. He notes...
  • Court Gives Glaciers Human Rights Because Global Warming(Injah)

    04/04/2017 7:54:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/3/2017 | Andrew Follett
    An Indian court declared Himalayan glaciers “legal persons” under law in a bid to save them from global warming. The court’s two judges claimed Indian law must gives glaciers “living entity” status to keep them from melting. “The rights of these entities shall be equivalent to the rights of human beings and any injury or harm caused to these bodies shall be treated as injury or harm caused to human beings,” the highest court in Indian state of Uttarakhand ruled. “In other words, the entity acts like a natural person, but only through a designated person.” “For a bigger thrust...
  • WIN: Computer programmers may no longer be eligible for H-1B visas

    04/03/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by johnk · 51 replies
    axios ^ | 4/3/2017 | Kim Hart
    "...What it means: This aligns with the administration's focus on reserving the temporary visas for very high-skilled (and higher-paid) professionals while encouraging low- and mid-level jobs to go to American workers instead. The new guidance affects applications for the lottery for 2018 fiscal year that opened Monday..."
  • Indian Court Declares Himalayan Glaciers ‘Legal Persons’ Under Law

    04/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 3, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    An Indian court declared Himalayan glaciers “legal persons” under law in a bid to save them from global warming. The court’s two judges claimed Indian law must gives glaciers “living entity” status to keep them from melting. . . . The case was filed as public interest litigation by an environmentalist, and was not filed to address any specific harm to any individual. The court also extended the status of “living entity” to other natural wonders, including waterfalls, meadows, lakes and forests.
  • China's 2nd aircraft carrier coming this month, India loses edge

    04/02/2017 8:16:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Business Standard ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ajai Shukla
    Five years ago, India had two aircraft carriers and China had none. Now, perhaps as early as this month, the People’s Liberation Army (Navy), or PLA(N), will match India in carrier numbers. With INS Viraat decommissioned last month, the Indian Navy has just a single carrier, the Russian-built INS Vikramaditya. The PLA(N) too operates a single carrier, the Liaoning, bought from Russia and refurbished in Dalian, China. However, at an alarming speed, another Chinese carrier is coming on stream. Naval analysts believe that, on April 23 — the PLA(N)’s 68th anniversary — its second carrier will be officially launched. China’s...
  • Indian companies thrive, create jobs in the United States

    04/01/2017 12:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News India Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | Ela Dutt
    Indian companies are creating thousands of jobs in the United States opening both bricks-and-mortar as well as technology companies Indian companies are here for the long haul – not only investing in greater numbers, but expanding their reach, creating jobs and training American workers. For most it is a continuation of past policies. So, even as they wait and watch for any changes that accompany a new administration, they are honing their message and laying out their priorities before the White House and Capitol Hill. Things look good with a businessman in the White House, say experts and entrepreneurs....