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  • Jharkhand teen attempts 100-foot jump into water for Instagram reel, dies

    05/26/2024 3:22:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies ^ | May 22, 2024 | Praveen Kumar
    An 18-year-old man in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand drowned after he jumped into deep water from a height to make an Instagram reel, police said on Tuesday. The man, Tausif, jumped into a quarry lake from a height of about 100 feet on Monday evening. His friends, who were bathing in the lake, tried to save him but were unsuccessful. They alerted locals and police, and a search operation was launched. The youth's body was recovered later. A video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, shows the young man jumping into the water while his friend...
  • Six weeks, 969 million voters, 2,600 parties: India’s mammoth election explained

    05/23/2024 12:42:03 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18th April 2024 | Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    What is happening? India, home to more than 1.4 billion people, will begin its mammoth election on 19 April. The country prides itself on the scale of its parliamentary elections, ensuring that even those in the remotest corners and highest peaks of the vast country are able to cast their vote. Voting machines in such less accessible parts are carried on the backs of horses and elephants and for some, polling booths can be reached only by boat. India also boasts the world’s highest polling booth, 15,256ft (4,650 metres) up in the Himalayan mountains. Due to its colossal geography, voting...
  • Modi’s anti-Muslim rhetoric taps into Hindu replacement fears that trace back to colonial India

    05/23/2024 12:39:38 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    the conversation ^ | 17th May 2024 | Archana Venkatesh
    The world’s largest election is currently under way in India, with more than 960 million people registered to vote over a period of six weeks. Spearheading the campaign for his Bharatiya Janata Party, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending that time crisscrossing the country, delivering a message he hopes will result in a landslide victory for the Hindu nationalist party. He is a popular figure but also a divisive one. Modi’s speeches are drawing heat for their anti-Muslim rhetoric. At a campaign rally on April 21, 2024, he referred to Muslims as “infiltrators.” He later doubled down on these...
  • How Geography is Pushing China & India to War

    05/22/2024 11:39:43 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 8 replies
    RealLifeLore Channel ^ | May 22, 2024 | Joseph Pisenti
    A fascinating video that draws all of the parts of the India/China/Regional disputes into focus, and the consequences of each outcome.
  • Taj Mahal Gets Competition As New White Marble Marvel Opens In Agra

    05/17/2024 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    NDTV - India ^ | May 17, 2024 | Staff
    The visitors often draw comparisons between the iconic Taj Mahal and the newly built mausoleum of the founder of the Radhasoami sect in Soami Bagh, located about 12 km away from the Taj Mahal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Saomi Bagh in Agra is a new white marble structure in Agra that took 104 years to build ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A new white marble structure in Agra that took 104 years to build is daily drawing hordes of spiritually inclined tourists. The visitors often draw comparisons between the iconic Taj Mahal and the newly built mausoleum of the founder of the Radhasoami sect in Soami Bagh,...
  • Senator Kennedy is legend. 'If you eat enough shrimp from India, you will grow an extra ear.'

    05/16/2024 10:59:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    X ^ | 05/16/2024 | Citizen Free Press
    Senator Kennedy is legend. 'If you eat enough shrimp from India, you will grow an extra ear.'
  • AstraZeneca recalls Covid vaccine amid side effects storm

    05/08/2024 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Archana Jyoti
    New Delhi -- Months after admitting in a UK court that its COVID-19 vaccine, which is being sold as Covishield in India, may have a potential rare blood clot side effect known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), pharma giant AstraZeneca has recalled the jab made in collaboration with Oxford University. The British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company faces lawsuits from more than 50 alleged victims and their families who claim fatalities or permanent brain injuries following vaccination during Covid pandemic. The company's COVID-19 vaccine is being sold as Vaxzevria in Europe. AstraZeneca had in February this year admitted in the court...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/7/2024*Xi Arrives In Serbia On NATO Bombing Anniversary*US, UK Boycott Putin Inauguration*Australia Condemns Conduct Of Chinese Warplane

    05/07/2024 6:51:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/7/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Late tonight an explosion in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv... Chinese President Xi Jinping arriving in the Balkan nation of Serbia tonight... Three Indian nationals accused of murdering a Sikh nationalist appeared in a court in British Columbia Canada... A suspicious target was intercepted near the port city of Eilat in southern Israel tonight... A federal district judge in Florida postponing the start of the "classified documents' trial involving President Donald Trump... TikTok suing the US government over the TikTok ban law... Testimony at the trial of President Donald Trump today from Stormy Daniels... The US State Department repatriating...
  • 'Kidney salesman' preyed on the poor

    07/26/2009 7:52:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 938+ views ^ | 07.24.09 | LINDY WASHBURN
    Levy Izhak Rosenbaum claimed to be in the business of buying and selling real estate, but he really bought and sold human kidneys for transplant, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday. The 58-year-old Brooklyn man was accused of trafficking in human organs, after a sting by an undercover FBI agent who agreed to pay $160,000 for a kidney from a live Israeli donor for her sick New Jersey "uncle." Investigators said Rosenbaum bragged about doing "quite a lot" of transplants over the last 10 years. "I am what you call a matchmaker," the complaint said the man, also known...
  • Storm destroys the world's largest floating Solar Panel Farm

    05/06/2024 5:36:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    Twitter / X / Citizen's Free Press ^ | May 5th, 2024 | Staff
    AL GORE please pick up the red emergency phone. Storm destroys the world's largest floating Solar Panel Farm. What Valedictorian engineer signed off on this stupidity. VIDEO AT LINK...................
  • Canada police make arrests linked to murder of Sikh leader Nijjar, says source

    05/03/2024 11:17:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 03 2024 | Staff
    Canadian police on Friday made arrests linked to the murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in the province of British Columbia in June 2023, a source directly familiar with the matter said. The source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the case, said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police would brief media later on Friday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in September that Canadian authorities were pursuing allegations linking Indian government agents to the fatal shooting of Nijjar, a Canadian citizen. New Delhi rejected Trudeau's claim as "absurd." The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earlier said the RCMP had arrested...
  • Stellantis Hiring Engineers in Low-Wage Brazil, India, Mexico After Laying Off 400 American Engineers

    05/02/2024 1:03:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/02/2024 | JOHN BINDER
    Multinational automaker Stellantis is making a big hiring push for low-wage engineers in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Morocco after laying off 400 Americans in its engineering, software, and technology departments in March. On March 22, Stellantis executives announced that 400 salaried engineering and software employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, would be laid off to cut costs. An industry insider told Automotive News that Stellantis is making gradual layoffs in the United States to avoid WARN Act disclosures. Following layoffs of its American employees, Stellantis executives are looking to hire engineers for a fraction of the cost by hiring in Brazil,...
  • Calling it illegal Delhi Development Authority wipes out centuries-old mosque in Mehrauli

    05/02/2024 7:12:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 4th February 2024 | Ismat Ara
    On January 30, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) razed the Akhoondji mosque and a madrasa, describing them as “illegal structures” in Sanjay Van, a reserved forest area. No one’s quite sure when the Akhoondji Masjid was built in Mehrauli. But the “Mosque of Akhondji” was listed in a 1922 publication by an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India who recorded that while its construction date was “unknown”, the mosque was repaired in “1270 AH (1853-4 AD)”, and that it lay west to to an old Idgah that “existed when Timur invaded India in 1398 AD”. “Removal of the illegal...
  • Being Muslim in Modi's India

    04/28/2024 8:18:12 PM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | April 28 | BBC
    Six years ago, a Muslim boy returned red-faced from a well-known school in the northern Indian city of Agra. "My classmates called me a Pakistani terrorist," the nine-year-old told his mother. Reema Ahmad, an author and counsellor, remembers the day vividly. "Here was a feisty, little boy with his fists clenched so tightly that there were nail marks in his palm. He was so angry." As her son told the story, his classmates were having a mock fight when the teacher had stepped out. "That's when one group of boys pointed at him and said, 'This is a Pakistani terrorist....
  • Indian students' deaths in the US – the community wants answers

    04/26/2024 11:07:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | April 27 | BBC
    Dejected. That's how Jey Sushil, a student at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, says he feels. Mr Sushil is still shaken by the death in February of fellow student Amarnath Ghosh, a 34-year-old classical dancer from India. Local police are investigating it as a homicide case. Mr Sushil says he found out about Ghosh's death through a friend in India before receiving any information from his university. "They told us after two days. Students are not very happy with the overall response. It's like, who cares about how Indians feel?" Ghosh was fatally shot off campus in a city...
  • Apple looks to Southeast Asia, India as hedge against China difficulties

    04/25/2024 9:49:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/25/2024 | Daniel Howley,·Technology Editor
    Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook toured Southeast Asia last week, visiting Vietnam, Indonesia, and Singapore, as part of a multiday trip geared toward reducing Apple’s reliance on China as its central manufacturing hub. And while Apple isn’t looking to abandon China — Cook spent a number of days in the country just last month — the company is hedging against the potential for future manufacturing roadblocks in the region. At the same time, the company is slowly setting its sights on India as its next major growth opportunity now that China has become a more mature smartphone market. “Apple is...
  • Biden Admin Wants To Send American Tax Dollars To Train Army Of Transgender Activists In India

    04/24/2024 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2024 | Robert Schmad
    The Biden administration wants to train at least 200 activists to advocate for transgender rights in India as part of a program ostensibly designed to advance America’s “national interests,” according to a federal grant posting. President Joe Biden’s State Department plans to “train at least 200 LGBTQI+ community leaders … with preference given to trans and intersex community leaders” by “deliver[ing] specialized legal education and support” which will, in turn, empower “them to advocate for their rights and access the services they need,” according to a grant announcement published on April 8. The department is offering the grant under its...
  • India's evolutionary past tied to huge migration 50,000 years ago and to now-extinct human relatives

    04/21/2024 6:24:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 11, 2024 | Emily Cooke
    Scientists analyzed more than 2,700 modern Indian genomes from 17 states, including DNA from individuals from most geographic regions, speakers of all major languages, tribal and caste groups.They revealed that one of the three main ancestral groups in India — ancient Iranian farmers — can be traced back to a group of agricultural farmers from Sarazm in modern-day Tajikistan. They also uncovered the extraordinary diversity of DNA inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans, the closest, now-extinct relatives of modern humans.Additionally, the team found that most of the genetic variation within the current Indian population stems from a single, major migration event...
  • The new age of quantum technology

    04/18/2024 6:40:51 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Biju Dharmapalan
    Opinion The scientific community celebrated April 14 as World Quantum Day to raise awareness of quantum science’s impact across diverse fields The world of science is on the cusp of a transformative era driven by the burgeoning field of quantum technology. Quantum science is founded on several key principles that underpin the behaviour of particles and systems at the quantum scale. The term “quantum scale” refers to the realm of physics that deals with phenomena occurring at very small scales, typically at the level of atoms, subatomic particles and fundamental particles. It encompasses the principles of quantum mechanics, which govern...
  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...