- IS finds Indian Muslims 'inferior': South Asian and African IS fighters have a disproportionately high level of casualties as they are forced to the
frontlines as foot soldiers. The six Indians killed so far are Athif
Vaseem Mohammad (Telangana), Mohammad Umar Subhan (Karnataka), Maulana
Abdul Kadir Sultan Armar (Karnataka), Saheem Farooque Tanki
(Maharashtra), Faiz Masood (Karnataka) and Mohammad Sajid alias Bada
At times, the 'inferior fighters' are given a vehicle loaded with explosives, asked to go near a destination and call a certain number. They are told the purported individual would come and meet them to explain the mission. However, as soon as the number is dialed, the car explodes due to a pre-set mechanism aimed at destroying a specific target.
- Why Pakistan persecutes the minority Ahmadi group: "In Pakistan, it is very easy for people who want to settle scores with their enemies to accuse them of blasphemy. They know that there are immediate arrests in blasphemy cases, and sometimes people are killed on the spot."
- Madhuchandan, a software engineer from US is making farmers richer! "Our agriculture scientists are misleading farmers. Once a group of farmers were advised to set the waste on fire after the sugarcane field was harvested. The fire actually destroys the micro-organisms that are needed to maintain the soil fertility. The biggest drawback of our country is that we have agriculturists who have lot of theoretical knowledge but have no practical wisdom. Our agriculture universities should have experienced farmers instead of experts," points out Madhu.
- India should master Solar Thermal: Solar thermal technology only works in hot sunny countries. The price is
falling, and its growing capacity to store energy is arousing
interest. The cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is falling much
faster but the International Energy Agency expects them both to play a
part in an energy revolution which is likely to see solar as the
dominant source of electricity globally by 2050.
Paddy Padmanathan of Saudi-owned ACWA Power, which is running the Moroccan solar-thermal project, said: "Whether you are an engineer or not, any passer-by is simply stunned by it. You have 35 soccer fields of huge parabolic mirrors pointed to the sky which are moveable so they will track the Sun throughout the day."
- Dear Aamir:
Dear @aamir_khan. Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 23, 2015