Synopsis The World Cup has been a stunning spectacle so far. As the knockout round begins, upsets may not be as frequent but let’s hope the fun doesn’t stop. The first World Cup hosted by an Arab nation enters its knockout phase on Saturday, but such has been the daily rollercoaster of shocks, comebacks and head-spinning group climaxes that everyone involved should perhaps lie down for a week in a dark room before carrying on. Forty-eight games and 120 goals into the latest edition of FIFA 's showpiece and there has barely been a dull moment at a tournament that just keeps giving. The last three nights of simultaneous group action were mind-boggling, with Japan stunning Spain to qualify from Group E and South Korea scoring a stoppage-time winner to beat Portugal and make it out of Group H. Four-time champions Germany , on the other hand, are going home, still scratching their heads at how. The tournament began with a glitzy ceremony and a tame opening … [Read more...] about Soccer-Group stage excels as World Cup just keeps giving – now for the serious bit
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America's newest nuclear stealth bomber has made its debut after years of secret development, part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. Key points: The US Air Force plans to build 100 B-21 Raiders, able to deploy nuclear weapons or conventional bombs with or without humans on board The total cost of the bombers remains unknown The Raider was unveiled beneath a hangar to prevent satellite imaging and overhead cameras seeing it The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified. As evening fell over the Air Force's Plant 42 in Palmdale, the public got its first glimpse of the Raider in a tightly controlled ceremony. It started with a flyover of the three bombers still in service: the B-52 Stratofortress, the B-1 Lancer and the B-2 Spirit. Then the hangar doors slowly opened and the B-21 was towed partially out of the building. "This … [Read more...] about US Air Force unveils first new bomber in more than three decades
The eight states of North East India are endowed with magnificent natural beauty, pleasant weather, a wealth of unique wildlife, historical sites, a distinctive cultural history, and hospitable and kind people. For those interested in wildlife, religious, cultural, and ethnic tourism, river cruises, golf, and a plethora of other activities, the area offers unique vacations. Mountaineering, trekking, and adventure tourism have enormous potential in the area. “All the states of the North East region are blessed with natural scenic beauty, distinct historical cultural and ethnic heritage. All this offers tremendous scope for tourism in the region. There is also a great scope for mountaineering, trekking and adventure tourism in the region. If developed and promoted well, this can emerge as the biggest employer in the region. It can also add to the growth and income of the region.” - Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an event in the year 2016. Check out these ten places … [Read more...] about Check Out These 10 Best Locations To Venture In North Eastern States Of India
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut Tuesday came in support of Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid , who courted controversy by calling the movie The Kashmir Files “vulgar” and “propaganda” while addressing the closing ceremony of the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa Monday. Raut said the movie directed by Vivek Agnihotri, which was based on the “exodus and killings” of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley in the 1990s, was politicised and more Kashmiri Pandits were killed after its release. He alleged that the movie was propaganda by one party against another. Also read | ‘Propaganda by one party against other’: BJP, Oppn spar over The Kashmir Files controversy “The film was politicised and the party and the government were busy with the publicity of the film… But the maximum number of killings in Kashmir occurred after this film. Kashmiri Pandits and security personnel were killed. After the film, attacks on Kashmiri Pandits increased. Are … [Read more...] about ‘The Kashmir Files’ row: Sanjay Raut comes out in support of Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid
DESCRIBING THE controversial movie “The Kashmir Files” as “ propaganda” and “vulgar ”, Israeli filmmaker and a jury chief at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Nadav Lapid, said he was “shocked” and “disturbed” by its inclusion in the competitive section. Sharing the jury report during the closing ceremony of the 53rd edition of IFFI in Goa, Lapid said: “Usually, I don’t read from paper. This time, I want to be precise. I want to thank the director and head of the programming of the festival for its cinematic richness, the diversity and complexity…There were 15 films in the international competition — the front window of the festival. Fourteen out of them had the cinematic qualities…and evoked vivid discussions. We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film, ‘The Kashmir Files’. That felt to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival.” Lapid was the jury chairman of … [Read more...] about IFFI jury chief slams ‘The Kashmir Files’: ‘Propaganda, vulgar… shocked, disturbed’
The US and China have resumed formal climate talks for the first time since they were put on ice earlier this year when the relationship became strained over Taiwan. US President Joe Biden and China President Xi Jinping agreed to address climate change in their recent exchange in Bali, while top Chinese climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua and John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate, did the same at COP27 in Egypt. "Discussions between China and the US … [were] very candid, friendly, active and positive, and very constructive," Mr Xie said, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The US secretary of state will also visit China next year to continue this conversation. But at time when the urgency around the climate crisis is only increasing, people around the world are calling for less talk and more action. So, what could two of the world's biggest carbon emitters be discussing when it comes to collaborating on climate change? Will any concrete actions be … [Read more...] about Talks between the US and China to thaw the diplomatic ice, but will this lead to any climate action?