India to beef up Air Defence with French fighter jets

India to beef up Air Defence with French fighter jets

India under Prime Minister Modi is no longer shy of doing Arms deals! All eyes in South Asia are on India as it inches closer to securing a deal for 36 Dassault Rafale elite stealth fighter jets with France. This exchange is expected to be worth $8.3 billion according to defense industry analysts. The final […]

Man-eating dogs kill old woman Kerala

Man-eating dogs kill old woman Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is in shock! In a gruesome incident, a 65-year-old woman was attacked and partly eaten up by a pack of 50 ferocious stray dogs on Friday night barely 10 km from the state secretariat. The unfortunate woman, Sheeluamma, died in the Medical College hospital here. Angry relatives and residents of the area have […]

Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics on a new ‘Health Slate’

Delhi’s Hi-tech clinics  on a new ‘Health Slate’

NEW DELHI : For ordinary folk, visits to Delhi’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues,  in smelly, sweaty hallways  that buzzed with mosquitoes. No longer! But now spotless and air-conditioned clinics boasting innovative diagnostic technology and sharply-dressed doctors are opening, bringing healthcare into the 21st century. What’s making them happy is the […]

On Independence day: lives cut-off by kite-strings!

On Independence day: lives cut-off by kite-strings!

NEW DELHI: Independence day in Delhi was not without freak tragedy! Three gruesome deaths using Chinese kite-string. Police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring down the kites of rivals. Accidents involving kite string have been on the rise in […]

Pseudo Nationalist terror stalks woman on Twitter

Pseudo Nationalist terror stalks woman on Twitter

Before Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s performance in Rio Olympics, a woman tweeted her opinion and received ‘death and rape’ threats. Here is the story: In a series of tweets on August 14, the woman wrote, “Conflicted about Dipa Karmakar’s Olympic Vault final. “It is an incredible achievement, of course but gymnasts from richer countries don’t […]

Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

Elderly women in India: facing abuse?

Today’s India offers a lot of opportunities to women, with women having a voice in everyday life, in the business world as well as in political life. They are the backbone of every family and society. Nevertheless India is still a male dominated society, where women are often seen as subordinate and inferior to men […]

Pakistan invites India for ‘K’- talks

Pakistan invites India for ‘K’- talks

Even as the Prime Minister Modi’s speech from the ramparts of the Red fort signified a no-nonsense approach to the murky Indo-Pak relationship, Pakistan on Monday (also India’s Independence Day) invited India for talks on Kashmir, saying it is the “international obligation” of both the countries to resolve the issue, notwithstanding India’s insistence that it […]

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Even as newspapers around India reported on various acts of violence meted out to girls and women, Thursday was ‘celebrated’ as daughters’ day. The Central government India has launched a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters this week and observed a Daughter’s Day yesterday (August 11). The campaign is part of the […]

Indian workers flying back  

Indian workers flying back  

The first batch of 26 Indian workers, who had lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, arrived at Delhi on Thursday after the country issued them the exit visas. Saudi Arabia has also set up a crisis management group to address the difficulties being faced by the jobless Indian workers while a separate panel has been […]

India protests, Pakistan denies promoting terror

India protests, Pakistan denies promoting  terror

India has launched a  formal protest to Pakistan for being responsible for cross-border terrorism. India’s Foreign Ministry said an arrested Pakistani national Bahadur Ali had confessed that he was “infiltrated into India” after being trained by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group and was ordered to attack security facilities in India. “The government of India strongly […]

In Rio: Tripura Girl in Gymnastic Final

In Rio: Tripura Girl in Gymnastic Final

At the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeirio,  Northeast Indian  gymnast attained a spot in the Indian history of the Olympics by securing eighth place in the final tryouts . She will compete with seven other gymnasts in  the individual vault final in artistic gymnastics. Dipa, from Tripura, became the first Indian gymnast to enter the […]

Tamil Yoga Guru Desikachar dies

Tamil Yoga Guru Desikachar dies

T.K.V Desikachar who just turned 78, son and the student of Indian yoga master T.Krishnamacharya , popularly known as the ‘father of modern yoga’ passed away in Chennai on Monday. He had been battling a decline in his mental health for the past several years. He completed college and got a bachelor’s degree in civil […]

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