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Young Sikh’s suspicious death fuels fears of religious, racial hate in Canadian town

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Canadian authorities are now treating the suspicious death of a 23-year-old Indian immigrant taxi driver as a homicide after he was found severely injured inside his home last weekend.

What happened: On Sunday, the victim was found with life-threatening injuries inside an apartment building on Robie Street in Truro, Nova Scotia, according to CBC. He was on his way home where he lived with his sister and her husband. 

India closes 2020 Paralympic Games with historic 19-medal finish

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India concluded its Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 campaign with its biggest medal haul to date, taking home a record of 19 medals. 

All-time high: The 54-strong Indian contingent finished 24th in the overall standing, winning five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals, NDTV reported. Prior to the 2020 Paralympics, India had won a total of 12 medals since its first appearance at the Paralympics in 1968.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist draws backlash after mocking Indian cuisine in humor column

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Gene Weingarten, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and humor columnist at the Washington Post, took to Twitter to apologize for his article that mocked Indian cuisine.

Controversial piece: Weingarten mocked the South Asian country’s cuisine in his Aug. 19 article titled “You can’t make me eat these foods,” where he inaccurately described Indian food as “based entirely on one spice,” according to CNN.

Neeraj Chopra, once bullied for being overweight, wins India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal

A man who was bullied for being overweight as a child won India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal on Saturday.

The winning throw: Neeraj Chopra, 23, secured the men’s javelin throw final after reaching 87.58 meters (287.34 feet) in his second attempt. The Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who reached 86.67 meters (284.35 feet), and Vitezslav Vesely, who reached 85.44 meters (280.31 feet), took home silver and bronze, respectively.

Badminton queen PV Sindhu becomes first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals

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Badminton star Pusarla Venkata (PV) Sindhu became the first Indian woman to take home two individual Olympic medals after winning the women’s singles bronze medal on Sunday at the Tokyo Games.

Another historic feat: Sindhu, who won India’s historic silver at Rio Olympics in 2016, lost the semi-finals to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying on Saturday but defeated China’s He Bing Jiao (21-13, 21-15) the next day to secure the third spot at the podium, reported NDTV.

Remote Workers in India Will Call You Out for Slacking, Thieves for Stealing From Thousands of Miles Away

A Washington-based surveillance company offers real-time 24/7 monitoring for convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants and hotel chains across the U.S. to help owners prevent theft and shoplifting.

Eye in the sky: Live Eye Surveillance employs workers from Karnal, India to monitor employees and deter any suspicious behaviors within the business for $399 per month, according to Vice News.

India’s Court Says Groping a Child Isn’t Sexual Assault If There’s No ‘Skin-To-Skin Contact’

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A 39-year-old man will face a lesser charge for groping a 12-year-old’s breast after the Indian high court judge affirmed there must be “skin to skin contact with sexual intent” for the act to be considered sexual assault.

The details: Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court said groping does not fall under the definition of sexual assault in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act during the ruling on Jan. 19, according to NDTV.