Buoyed by his World Cup silver medal, GM R Praggnanandhaa is confident of Indian team's chances of winning gold at the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou. Recently, on September 1, India's new chess sensation Praggnanandhaa was felicitated by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur at his residence. After felicitation, he said feels India has a "good chance" of winning gold at the Asian Games. Praggnanandhaa is a part of 10-member Indian team.
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China officially released the 2023 edition of its "standard map" incorporating the disputed areas including its claims over Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin region, Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea. India has repeatedly said that the state of Arunachal Pradesh has "always been" and will "always be" an integral part of the country. Released on August 28, the standard map is said to be compiled of all boundaries china share.
R Praggnanandhaa is still ahead on time against Magnus Carlsen in the first tie-breaker of the FIDE Chess World Cup 2023 final. But both players have lost their queens, The winner of the contest will take home $1,10,000 while the runner-up will take home $80,000. The tie-breaker has been divided into three stages, with the first two rapid games fetching each player 25 minutes, with a 10-second increment per move.
Pakistani girl Ghazal Parveen (16) arrived in India three years ago with her aunt. Both of them have been staying in Sikar’s Shrimadhopur since then. However, now on July 28, she was arrested at Jaipur airport, for flying without valid visa and documents. The police detained her and launched an investigation. In addition, her aunt and those two men who helped her to get tickets, were also detained for interrogation.
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In the latest development in Anju and her cross-border love story, Anju's parents expressed anger and said, "She is dead to us. I have nothing to do with her." Anju's father further said, "I have not talked to her for the past one year." Meanwhile, Anju travelled to a remote village of Pakistan for her Narsullah, she met online through Facebook and recently got married, converting to Fatima, adopting Islam.
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In good news, Indians can now travel visa-free in approximately 57 countries. The latest ranking published by Henley Passport Index confirmed the position of India ranking in progress at the 80th spot. Moving it up five places from its position in 2022, Indians can now travel to 57 destinations including Indonesia, Thailand, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka. In addition, Singapore is strongest in position, allowing visa-free travel to 192… read-more
In a cyber fraud, a 35-year-old fashion designer seeking an appointment for her tailor in a hospital lost Rs 1 lakh. The crime unfolded after she filled in details of a link that a fraudulent sent her after getting the cyber crook’s number on the internet. The amount was lost in 20 transactions within 19 minutes. Besides victim, a friend of the victim friend was also duped.
Mortal remains of Aishwarya Tathikonda, a Hyderabad native working in Texas, who died in a mass shooting. Aishwarya was amongst eight others, who died in the open gunfire, at Allen Premium Outlets Mall in Texas. The Texas and Houston authority and Indian Governments assured to send the mortal remains of Aishwarya to her family. After the arrival of mortal remains, Aishwarya's family will perform the last… read-more
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BlackBerry announced to launch its new ‘IoT Center of Excellence, Engineering and Innovation’ in Hyderabad. On March 15, BlackBerry officially said, they would recruit the country’s best-embedded software engineers to help build the next generation of software-defined vehicles (SDVs) and advance innovation in other Internet of Things industries.
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In another incident, an Indian was racially bullied by Americans, which went viral on social media platforms. Recently, a video is making rounds in social media, in which an Indian citizen is questioned like, "Why are you in Poland?" The identity of the attacker and victim, the Indian man is not yet established, but in the video, the abuser was calling himself an American.