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 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.
Shooter Avani Lekhara made history on Monday when she became India’s first female athlete to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Record-breaking win: Lekhara, 19, set a new Paralympic record and equaled Iryna Shchetnik’s 2018 world record after scoring 249.6 in the women’s 10-meter air rifle standing final event, according to NDTV.
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 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.
Fitness enthusiast Ankita Konwar called out the hypocrisy of people who only recognize her fellow northeasterners as Indians when they win medals for India in competitions.
Selective pride: Konwar, who hails from India’s northeastern state of Assam, wrote in a Twitter post how racist some people could be toward northeastern Indians.
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.
An Indian bride canceled her wedding after her groom recited the multiplication table of two incorrectly.
A bride and groom who wish to remain unidentified were supposed to have the wedding for their arranged marriage on May 1 in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
India has been depleted of resources to combat the pandemic and now has the highest daily coronavirus count on the globe after a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The South Asian country has recorded nearly 380,000 new daily cases as of April 29, according to Quartz. The cause of the recent surge is a variant of COVID-19 called B.1.1.7, the New York Times reported.
Manya Singh watched the Miss India Pageant for the first time at 15 and now, four years later, she is recognized by her alma mater while wearing her crown and sash, with her parents and her father’s rickshaw by her side.
Singh was crowned Miss India Runner-Up in a ceremony last week, according to India Today.
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.