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Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics, bags silver in shotput

India’s Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics on Monday. Deepa bagged a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts. With the win, she confirmed India’s third medal from the Rio Paralympics. She will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana ... Read More »

Dengue spirals out of control across India

Dengue cases have reached alarming proportions in states like West Bengal, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana even though a few more weeks are left before the incidence of the disease typically falls. West Bengal is among the worst affected states —24 deaths have been reported so far this year against 14 in 2015. As many as 5,600 cases have been ... Read More »

Be careful about Indians, Pakistanis in London, warns Air China magazine

China’s national carrier Air China has stirred outrage with a racist travel warning in its in-flight magazine targeting “Indians, Pakistanis and black people”. An article in its in-flight magazine ‘Wings of China’ cautioned travellers to London, a popular destination for China’s booming outbound tourism  market, with a warning that read: “London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions ... Read More »

Now, India turns to Russia for mega defence deals

After a pronounced tilt towards the US in terms of defence deals and military-to-military ties over the last decade, further reinforced by the recent inking of the bilateral logistics pact , India has reassured Russia that their traditional strategic partnership will continue on its upward trajectory. Defence ministry sources said negotiations for mega defence projects with Russia like joint development ... Read More »

Over 20,000 pages of classified data on India’s Scorpene submarine leaked, says report

The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build Australia’s next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world’s biggest defence projects. France’s DCNS Group beat out Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG and a Japanese-government backed bid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Launch: RIL Asks Staff to Stop Using Services of Other Telcos

Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio. RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio, a move that may open another front with the existing operators, who have been up in arms ... Read More »

Ramya faces sedition charge for ‘Pakistan not hell’ remarks

A petition has been filed against actor-politician Ramya at the office of the Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court at Somavarapete in Karnataka’s Madikeri, demanding that she should be booked under the sedition law for her comments on Pakistanis. Referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remark “going to Pakistan is like going to hell,” the 33-year-old Congress leader had ... Read More »