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  • Elephant freed from fishing net in reservoir in India

    01/19/2021 6:31:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 19 | Ben Hooper
    Wildlife rescuers responded to a reservoir in India where an elephant became stranded in the water with its legs tangled in a fishing net. The Forest Department said rescue crews responded to the Nugu reservoir, near Bandipur, when an elephant was seen standing in place in the water for more than three hours, sparking suspicions that the animal's legs were tangled in an illegal fishing net. The crews confirmed the elephant was caught in a net, but they couldn't get close enough to help because the animal would splash at boats that approached. The elephant finally allowed the rescue boats...
  • Su-57: Why Russia And India Killed Their Joint Strike Fighter Deal

    01/15/2021 10:20:07 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 6 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/15/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In August, Russia unveiled the export version of its fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter aircraft. Displayed at the Army-2020 International Military and Technical Forum, the Su-57E also took part in the arms tradeshow’s flight demonstration program. Among the nations that apparently expressed interest in the aircraft was India, which The EurAsian Times reported was “seriously considering exploring an initial batch of ‘off the shelf’ Su-57 jets from Russia to evaluate their capabilities – before entering into a contract for joint production.”
  • Vijaya Gade, Indian-American who spearheaded suspension of Trump's Twitter account

    01/12/2021 8:57:00 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    A 45-year-old immigrant from India and Twitter's top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, spearheaded the decision to permanently suspend US President Donald Trump's Twitter accounts.
  • Could India Soon Fly Stealth F-35 And F-16 Fighters?

    01/12/2021 6:35:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 4 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/11/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Currently, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is operated by more than twenty-five nations around the world. While the single-engine supersonic multirole fighter is no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force – for whom the aircraft was first developed – improved versions are still being exported and nearly 4,600 have been produced. The aircraft, which is now produced by Lockheed Martin, which essentially acquired General Dynamics’ aircraft manufacturing business in the 1990s, has highlighted the key facets of the Cold War-era fighter – claiming it to be the best value among fourth-generation jets for its capabilities and affordable...
  • China Develops Helmets for Soldiers Stationed in Tibet With Self-Destruct Button: Report

    01/11/2021 9:09:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/11/2021 | Nicole Hao
    The Chinese military is equipping soldiers stationed in Tibet with newly developed helmets embedded with a self-destruct button. The button will trigger an embedded bomb to go off, killing the soldier. “At a battalion or brigade level command center, a commander monitors a soldier who is far away by using the navigation system. The commander can activate the self-destruct function of the soldier’s helmet if he can’t get in contact with him,” state-run media China Observer reported on Dec. 27. Soldiers can also press the button themselves. “If a soldier is seriously wounded and doesn’t want to be captured, he...
  • Kangana slams Twitter CEO after ban on Trump, asks him to not preach

    01/10/2021 6:46:41 PM PST · by libh8er · 29 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 1.10.2021 | Poulomi Ghosh
    Twitter is being controlled by "Islamist nations and Chinese propaganda", the Bollywood actress tweeted a day after Twitter ban on Donald Trump. Sharing a 2015 tweet of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Sunday slammed Jack accusing him of showing intolerance "for anything". The tweet comes a day after the micro-blogging platform permanently banned US outgoing President Donald Trump's personal handle @realDonaldTrump and @TeamTrump and deleted some recent posts of @POTUS handle. Kangana quoted an old tweet of Jack where the CEO had said Twitter stands for freedom of expression and asked him to stop preaching. "We...
  • Pakistan Blackout Leaves 200 Million Without Power

    01/09/2021 9:01:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 9, 2021
    A failure in Pakistan's national power grid left more than 200 million people without electricity Saturday, local officials said. The widespread blackout happened just before midnight, plunging the major cities of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar into darkness, Energy Minister Omar Ayub said. He added that mobile and Internet services also were affected. Ayub said the power grid failed after high transmission lines tripped, causing the frequency in the distribution system to drop suddenly from 50 to zero. Officials said it could take several hours for power to be restored. "Systematic restoration of power will be initiated soon," representatives from...
  • Indian call centre that cheated Americans of $18 million gave staff Christmas bonuses

    01/05/2021 10:35:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2020 | AMRIT DHILLON
    A call centre racket in India swindled some 4,500 US nationals out of more than US$14 million (S$18 million) over the past two years, after convincing them to hand over their money by claiming their bank accounts were linked to drug cartels. Police in New Delhi, who said they were stunned at the scale and sophistication of the operation, have been interrogating more than 50 people who were arrested after a Dec 17 raid on its premises. The employees of the call centre in Peera Garhi, west of Delhi, would put on American accents and call potential victims pretending to...
  • Result Of Iran’s Strategy Of Looking To The East

    01/03/2021 1:45:00 AM PST · by Irannewswire · 2 replies
    Eurasia review ^ | Cyrus Yaghobi
    In November 2020, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hu Chun Ying, along with the foreign ministers of the three European member states, said that “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alone does not solve all the problems and negotiations and multilateral talks should take place in the Middle East.” The Iranian regime did not welcome the announcement. Over the past year, the Islamic Republic leaders have used all their resources to downgrade and neutralize the United States’ policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran. The regime in Iran rushed to quickly implement a 25-year strategic pact between Iran and China...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • PLA commander who triggered Ladakh incursion sacked by Xi; India cautious

    12/30/2020 3:41:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 21, 2020 | Ashish Shukla
    In New Delhi, the change of guard in the leadership of the Western Theatre Command raised hope that the replacement of General Zhao may not be as aggressively anti-Indian as his predecessor Chinese President Xi Jinping has sacked General Zhao Zongqi, the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) powerful Western Theatre Commander responsible for the ongoing military standoff with India in eastern Ladakh. General Zhang Xudong has been picked as his replacement, a commander who has never served along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). General Zhao: Brain behind Doklam and Ladakh standoff In New Delhi, the change of guard in the...
  • China reacts to 'meddling' India as New Delhi and Vietnam stage South China Sea clash

    12/28/2020 3:57:12 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | By BRIAN MCGLEENON
    INDIAN naval ships have conducted "passage exercise" manoeuvres with their Vietnamese counterparts in the South China Sea causing Beijing to label New Delhi as "meddling" in disputed territory. The joint exercises in the South China Sea were part of both nation's efforts to boost their combined maritime cooperation to contain China's expansionist plans for the region. India sent its naval ship INS Kiltan to the South China Sea. The Indian Navy tweeted: "INS Kiltan arrives at Ho Chi Minh City to deliver Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Stores for the flood-affected people of Central Vietnam." Part of the ship's...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Muslim mob pelts stones at Ramnidhi Sangrahan rally in Ujjain, 10 people injured and several vehicles damaged (India)

    12/28/2020 4:52:29 AM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    OpIndia ^ | 12/26/2020 | OpIndia Staff
    Several Hindus had taken out a Ramnidhi Sangrahan rally in Ujjain to collect donations for the Ram Mandir constructions at Ayodhya when it was attacked by stones in a Muslim dominated area A violent Muslim mob targeted Hindu groups and pelted stones at them for carrying out yatra near Begumbagh in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on Friday evening. According to the reports, several Hindus had taken out a Ramnidhi Sangrahan rally in Ujjain to collect donations for the Ram Mandir constructions at Ayodhya. The rally was scheduled to start from the tower area and end at Bharat Mata Mandir in Mahakal...
  • Comedian Trashes India's Fair Skin Obsession

    12/27/2020 4:40:32 PM PST · by libh8er · 37 replies
    YouTube / Brut India ^ | 6.18.2020 | Saikiran
    Stand-up comic Saikiran's dissection of India's obsession with fairness is not just skin-deep.
  • ‘People from Muslim community are threatening to kill me: Qasim receives death threats after voluntarily converting to Hinduism vv

    12/26/2020 10:35:52 PM PST · by xomething · 5 replies
    OpIndia ^ | 12/25/2020 | OpIndia Staff
    A 28-year-old Muslim man by the name of Qasim Khan has been receiving death threats from his own community members after he willingly left Islam and embraced Hinduism. While talking to the media, he said, “My name was Qasim and after I converted people from Muslim community are threatening to kill me & my family. I need police protection.” Aligarh Superintendent of Police (Crime) Arvind Kumar informed that a case has been registered based on his complaint. He added that Qasim is being threatened by some people and that security has been deployed outside his house in Aligarh. As per...
  • Indian Call Center Scams $14 Million From Americans In Elaborate Scheme

    12/26/2020 6:16:21 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Truly Times ^ | 12-26-2020 | Tyler Durden
    Sometimes we have to question the intelligence of Americans. It’s no secret that unhealthy lifestyles and eating mounds of junk food can impair brain function. With that being said, intelligence is lacking for some Americans as thousands were recently swindled out of millions of dollars by a scammy Indian call center. According to the NYTimes, an Indian call center in Peera Garhi, west of Delhi, tricked victims into believing their bank accounts were frozen as part of an elaborate drug investigation. As many as 4,500 victims were told, they had to transfer money to the scammers or risk serious jail...
  • Begusarai: Mohammad Chotu enters house of a Hindu woman by jumping over a Mosque wall, attacks her with knife for resisting molestation

    12/24/2020 4:40:07 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    OpIndia ^ | 12/24/2020 | OpIndia Staff
    Accusing the Begusarai police of siding with the accused, the woman is now demanding justice for herself. In a Muslim dominated area of Bihar’s Begusarai district, a youth named Mohammad Chotu forcefully entered the house of a 30-year-old Hindu woman and tried to physically assault her. After she tried to put up resistance against the accused, the latter allegedly attacked the victim with a sharp knife, leaving her injured. The incident occurred in Baro Rampur Tola village falling under the Gadhara station area in​​ Begusarai, Bihar. According to reports, Mohammad Chotu broke into the woman’s house by jumping over the...
  • Con Artists Conjure Up ‘Fake Genie’ to Dupe Doctor Into Buying £72,000 Aladdin’s Lamp

    12/22/2020 9:44:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Monday 2 Nov 2020 | Sian Elvin
    Two men have been arrested after a doctor was conned out of £72,000 for an Aladdin’s lamp. It was alleged that they conjured up a fake genie to trick their victim, Laeek Khan, into handing over the cash in Uttar Pradesh, India. Khan said one of the men pretended to be an occultist and made a ‘jinn’ – a supernatural figure – appear from the lamp, local media reported. But when Khan asked if he could touch the genie or take the lamp home, they refused, saying it might cause him harm, the complaint stated. Eventually they sold the lamp...
  • India plans coastal surveillance on Chinese in Indian Ocean

    12/20/2020 8:08:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/01/20
    Radar systems will be installed in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mauritius India is planning to set up coastal surveillance radar systems in friendly countries to counter China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region, sources in the security establishment said. “These radars are meant for maritime surveillance and can easily detect boats, fishing vessels and any illegal activities in the sea,” said a security official attached to the Union home ministry. These coastal surveillance radar systems will be installed in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. An official of the Indian Navy said India was worried over...
  • Armed forces to stock weapons, ammunition for 15-day intense war

    12/15/2020 11:28:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies
    ani via msn ^ | 12/15/2020 | ani via msn
    In the middle of a conflict with China, India has taken a significant step by authorising the defence forces to enhance their stocking of weapons and ammunition for a 15-day intense war now. Making use of the extended stocking requirements and the emergency financial powers in the ongoing conflict with China in Eastern Ladakh, the defence forces are expected to spend over Rs 50,000 crore for acquisition of equipment and ammunition from both local and foreign sources. The authorisation to increase the weapon and ammunition reserves to minimum 15-I levels from the earlier existing 10-day stocking is to prepare the...