Protests after Chinese man ‘tears’ Indian flag, throws it away

Greater Noida: Chaos ensued in Noida Sector 63 after a Chinese national at a factory of mobile company Oppo tore an Indian flag and threw it out of the shop late on Monday night.

This enraged the Indian employees working there, leading to frenzy outside the company.

The protestors, including the Chinese mobile company Oppo and members of Vishva Hindu Parishad, are demanding strong action against the accused. Police force reached the spot to calm the situation.

“Every corner of the office is under camera surveillance and we have told the police to scan the footage to establish the facts. We cannot tolerate disrespect towards our national flag,” Vineet Arya, a protester, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the accused Chinese national, who was the production manager in the company. The company has expelled him after the incident.

“The investigation is underway and if the allegation against the accused comes out, strict action will be taken,” the police officials said.

Earlier this year, Amazon India was spotted selling door mats with the National flag pattern on them, which provoked a lot of friction.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had intervened and had asked Amazon to tender an unconditional apology and withdraw all products insulting the tricolor, otherwise no Amazon official will be granted an Indian visa.
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Indian men reveal their ‘unmanly’ habits on Twitter

Men are often forced to conform to gendered stereotypes by society. (Photo: Pixabay)

After noticing a Reddit thread that asked men about the things they do that are considered ‘unmanly’ by society, a female journalist decided to pose the same question to Indian men on Twitter.

Good men of Twitter, what is that one thing YOU do, which is not considered manly by our social standards? RT for karma, and more happiness. — Saheli (@wistyloony) March 20, 2017

Men gradually started opening up about going for treatments like pedicures and manicures and using products like moisturises, lip balms, and makeup that our patriarchal society usually associates with women. Some even confessed to their preference for pink despite it being considered a ‘girly’ colour.

@wistyloony I love getting pedicures. Just a great stress buster and maintains hygiene. Plus I’ve got some weird reactions to moisturizers. — Bradley D’souza (@BradleyDsouza) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony exactly.

I forgot to add lip balm to the list. I was applying some in the washroom & 50% of my colleagues thought I was a girl😐 — Ankur Singh (@TheSinghAnkur) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony that stuff that makes the hair smell so good all the time. Like rain and flowers. — RI ⚫️⚪️ (@Kahaanify) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony I have a pink sweater that inspired one of my short stories, RoyalE’s Pink Pyjamas 😊 https://t.co/wwtI8yCtEl pic.twitter.com/gMuSnUyCoe — Balaji Narasimhan (@Sherlockbalaji) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony Use hair conditioner, drink wine, use lip balm, love shoes, wear purple (I’m a little ashamed of the last thing, actually) — Incognito Cognition (@YellowAbbeyRoad) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony sometimes I cross my legs and sit and have been made fun of — Bakwas Rider (@BakwasRadio) March 20, 2017

The tweets give us a glimpse of how deeply entrenched gendered expectations can be in our collective consciousness.

@wistyloony changing diapers, cooking, dropping kid off to school and picking him up, feeding him, crying … — Irshad Daftari (@daftari) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony

1. Cooking (LOVE IT)

2. Cleaning my place

3. Buying groceries

4. Comparison shopping (been ridiculed for this one the most) — Ankur Singh (@TheSinghAnkur) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony it’s often called “shopping like women”. I try a lot of things before I buy something. I take an hour to buy a pair of shoes. — Ankur Singh (@TheSinghAnkur) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony carry a girl’s bag because her hands were busy and other friends went like ‘whoooaa bro whhyyyy??’ — Nirbhaya Pahwa (@_xperimentalist) March 20, 2017

.@wistyloony I often cry while watching films. Each time during that brother milap scene of K3G. — Nishant Kaushik (@nofreecopies) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony I cry quite a lot. Therapeutic, I’d say. — Vivek Surendran (@ivivek_nambiar) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony oh and I hate bikes. I can ride them, I just think they’re stupidly dangerous. Which makes me a pussy, apparently (?) — Rameez (@Battameez) March 20, 2017

@wistyloony Watch (and love) rom-coms. — DeeSee (@BeingDeeSee) March 20, 2017
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Chinese investors flock to ‘Textile India 2017’ road show

India has organised a road show at China’s textile hub Shaoxing, detailing the investment oppurtunities in fabrics, machinery and yarn sectors in the country to about 120 Chinese textile firms.

A four-member delegation led by Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textile along with Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) and a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) representative participated in an event held yesterday organised by Indian Consulate in Shanghai along with Shaoxing Municipal Peoples’ Government.

The road show titled ‘Textile India 2017’ was organised to spread awareness amongst Chinese Textile companies about the upcoming mega textile event in Gandhinagar from June 30-July 2, 2017, a statement issued by the Consulate said.

About 120 textile companies from fabrics, machinery and yarn sector participated at the Shaoxing Roadshow, Prakash Gupta, Consul General of the Indian Consulate in Shanghai said in the statement.

Shaoxing (located in Zhejiang Province) was chosen as the location for the road show, as it is one the largest textile manufacturing and trading hubs in eastern China.

Several textile companies from Shaoxing have investments and business interests in India, including a 2000 strong Indian textile trading community that is also based out of the city.

A detailed presentation on the overall scope, scale and participation guidelines for Chinese companies was made by Pushpa who also answered queries of Chinese companies on issues related to investments in textile practice in India.

A series of B2G meetings were also organised after the conclusion of the Business Seminar, during which queries regarding the upcoming event were addressed in detail.

Pushpa along with the Indian delegation called on Shaoxing Vice Mayor, Xu Mingguang and extended an invitation to Shaoxing City leadership to lead a textile investors delegation to participate at the Textile India 2017 event in Gandhinagar, the statement said.

The Gujarat event will, for the first time, mark the positioning of an annual textile trade event in India on the annual calendar of global trade events. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the event, it said.

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Indian Army Chief to receive honorary General title of Nepal Army

Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, arrived on a four day visit to Kathmandu on Tuesday to receive the honorary General title of Nepal Army.

The Himalayan Times quoted a statement by Nepal Army as saying that Nepal President Bidya Bhandari will confer the title on General Rawat on Wednesday.

Nepal Army?s Lt Gen Purna Chandra Thapa received General Rawat on his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

General Rawat met India’s ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri today.

The Indian Army chief will meet Nepal?s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand separately during his Kathmandu stay.

He will also meet with his Nepali counterpart General Rajendra Chhetri, who had invited him for the official visit.

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Indian cricket team end season as World No.1, to get richer by one million US dollars

India beat Australia 2-1 in the 4-match series to claim Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Source: Reuters) India beat Australia 2-1 in the 4-match series to claim Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (Source: Reuters)

From on-field spats to some close encounters on the field, this four-match Test series between India and Australia has witnessed it all. After being thumped in the first Test in Pune, the Virat Kohli-led team came back in a more strong fashion to square the series in Bangalore and then eventually winning it in Dharamsala after the third clash in Ranchi ended in a draw.

India have had a terrific home season and their domination in Test cricket in the past couple of years have led them to rise to number one spot in the Test rankings. But there is more to this series win that just being sitting at the helm. India are all set to grab an amount of US $1 million prize cheque provided by the ICC April 1 cut-off date.

READ: I have been in my own bubble and have let my emotions slip. I apologise for that: Steve Smith

The amount is reward given to the team by the International Cricket Council for their magnificent game play on the field.

India just lost one game in this 13-match home season. They romped teams like New Zealand, South Africa, England, Bangladesh and Australia to add to their series win tally.

READ: Australian cricketers are no longer my friends, says India captain Virat Kohli

The Test at Dharamsala never looked easily for the hosts. On a pitch that seemed favorable for the batsmen, India lost the toss and Australian captain Steve Smith elected to bat first. A partnership between Smith and his deputy created pressure on the Indian side but debutant Kuldeep Yadav came in for the rescue of the home side. The Chinaman rookie picked up four wickets to halt Australia’s run flow and bundle them out for 300 runs.

Later India took the lead in first innings of 32 runs. The hosts then rode on aesthetic bowling performances from Umehs Yadav, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja to wrap their innings for 137 on day three. India were handed a target of 106 runs when KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane chipped in with spectacular partnership to help India claim the Border-Gavskar Trophy.

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Indian cricket team players to get Rs 50 lakhs each for 2-1 series win over Australia

Team India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after registering a brilliant 2-1 series victory over Australia (Source: PTI) Team India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after registering a brilliant 2-1 series victory over Australia (Source: PTI)

After congratulating Team India for winning the Test series 2-1 against Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced cash awards for its players.

The BCCI announced that each member of the Test side would receive Rs 50 lakh for the “historic Test series win” against Australia. Head coach Anil Kumble will get Rs 25 lakh while the other members of the support staff will also get richer by Rs 15 lakh each.

The home side took a stranglehold on the 4th Test match by dismissing Australia for just 137 in their second innings, leaving them just 106 for victory. Apart from a few hiccups in the first hour of play on day four, India cruised to victory courtesy of a fine innings by KL Rahul and an aggressive batting display by captain Ajinkya Rahane. Courtesy of the win India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Meanwhile, India have had a terrific home season and their domination in Test cricket in the past couple of years have led them to rise to number one spot in the Test rankings. But there is more to this series win that just being sitting at the helm. India are all set to grab an amount of US $1 million prize cheque provided by the ICC April 1 cut-off date.

As per the announcement –

Team India Test team members – INR 50 Lakhs

Team India Head Coach – INR 25 Lakhs

Team India Support Staff – INR 15 Lakhs

The cash rewards will be given on a pro rata basis.

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Indian cities may face deadly heatwaves due to global warming, warn scientists

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Global megacities like Kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in India in 2015, even if global warming is halted at the levels struck under the Paris deal, scientists have warned. Nations supporting the 2015 Paris Agreement have pledged to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

However, extreme heat events are expected to occur ever more often as the two degree Celsius limit is approached, researchers said.

An analysis of 44 of the 101 most populous “megacities” showed that the number of cities experiencing heat stress doubled with 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, researchers said.

The trend would potentially expose more than 350 million additional people to heat stress by 2050, if population continues to grow as expected, researchers said.

“As the climate warms, the number and intensity of heat waves increases,” said Tom Matthews, a climatologist at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.

“Research has shown this to be the case for the global warming experienced to date, and our research is the latest to show that we can expect even larger increases as the climate continues to warm,” Matthews was quoted as saying by ‘Health Day’.

Even if global warming is halted at Paris goals, the megacities of Karachi in Pakistan and Kolkata in India could face annual conditions similar to the deadly heat waves that gripped those regions in 2015, researchers said.

During the 2015 heat waves in those areas, about 1,200 people died in Pakistan and more than 2,000 died in India.

These heat waves are particularly threatening to large cities containing lots of heat-absorbing asphalt and concrete, not to mention huge populations, said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.

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