New Delhi (Sputnik): Telugu language film Krishna and His Leela, currently performing well on Netflix in India, is a tale of a man caught between affairs, cheating and lies. The movie, whose lead characters take the names of Hindu gods from the epic “Krishna and Radha”, has annoyed many Hindus for showing the leads in erotic scenes.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India signed a $8.7 billion deal in 2016 with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets. Despite COVID- 19 disruptions, France delivered the jets in July, allowing the Indian Air Force to deter airborne threats from China and Pakistan.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, India’s federal government has launched a mobile application called “Arogya Setu” (meaning health bridge) to allow people to self-assess the risk of catching the infection. Now, global tech giants have come up with another proposal that would accelerate coronavirus tracing in India.
When it comes to their sense smell, dogs are often considered as the best creatures. It is scientifically proven that a dog's nose can detect fear or even sadness, in addition to food and bombs.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Controversy has surrounded the made-in-India ventilators that were ordered by the central government from an Indian start-up under the dedicated COVID-19 fund. Questions have been raised over their efficiency as a substitute to high-end ventilators.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ever since the global crude oil prices crashed in March, when the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) failed to agree on production cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 spread, India’s principal opposition party Congress has been demanding that the Modi government cut retail prices.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s north-eastern state of Assam has been hit by a second round of floods since last week, affecting nearly one million people. The state was earlier hit by floods in May, followed by heavy rainfall following Cyclone Amphan, affecting nearly 400,000 people.
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 26 June, three terrorists were killed following an encounter with security forces in India's Kashmir Valley. Since April, the armed forces, along with the local police, have stepped up counter- terror operations in the country's Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Elon Musk, who turned 49, has visited India only once, back in 2007, but the innovator-industrialist has an immense fan following in the country. Even as Musk remains tight-lipped about his plan to bring his electric car Tesla to India, thousands of Indians took to social media to make his birthday a trending topic on Sunday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): China has conquered India’s power sector market with its cost-effective equipment and quick delivery. As per government records, China accounts for around 40 percent of power plant imports, which India has failed to reduce despite making changes in the country’s power policy in recent years.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China are engaged in massive deployments of troops, artillery, and heavy vehicles in the Ladakh region, including the Depsang Plains – very close to the Karakoram Pass. While the Indian Army has claimed that there was a “mutual consensus” on disengagement on 22 June, the military build-up continues by both sides.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Cats are often spotted taking their naps in next-to-impossible positions. Well, kitties in India have taken their twisty-turny sleeping postures a notch higher. In fact, Indian kittens have decided to shed some of their quarantine weight while sleeping – because why not?
New Delhi (Sputnik): A father-son duo – Jayraj and Bennix – from India’s Tamil Nadu state died in police custody in India. The men were arrested for allegedly keeping their smartphone shop open a little later than the pandemic-induced deadline. Tales of rape and physical assault in the case have gone viral, gripping India in shock.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been faced by a locust menace. In the last 40 days, India has faced swarms of locusts attacking and destroying crops in several states, like Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Odisha. The menace is expected to end with the approaching rains.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In the wake of the pandemic-ridden health emergency, India’s 5G trials have reportedly been postponed until 2021 depending on the aftermath of COVID-19. India is also re-deliberating the participation of Chinese players in its 5G trials following border tensions and raging anti-China sentiments in the country.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Surprisingly, after the revelation, the patient’s 28-year-old sister underwent some tests and found out she has "Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome", a condition in which a person is born genetically male, but has all the physical traits of a woman.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In recent months, India and China have been locking horns at the line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region. As the border tensions between the nations intensified, India witnessed a strong wave of anti-China sentiment. India is however, making newer alliances to get on with its already delayed 5G trials.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Countries around the globe have witnessed Black Lives Matter protests since the killing of a 46-year-old African-American by a White police officer. But there is a stark contrast in India, where a 25% rise in atrocities against Dalits and Tribals in recent months has not resulted in leaders and oppressed taking to the streets.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In an unprecedented turn of events, Indian and Chinese armies fought each other at a disputed territory in eastern Ladakh on 15 June. India lost 20 soldiers, including an officer, while there has been confirmation about any casualties on the Chinese side. Both sides have blamed each other for the violent face-off.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The coronavirus-induced lockdown, coupled with mass-migration, has hit the supplies of wholesale markets in India, where 70 percent of households depend primarily on agriculture in the rural belt. Despite a relaxation of the lockdown, farmers are bearing a lasting impact over the long haul.