Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: mercenary

Russia lures foreigners with citizenship if they fight in Ukraine, hires mercenaries, convicts

Meanwhile, the international community has slammed plans by separatist regions in Ukraine to hold referendums, calling it an attempt to divert attention from Russia’s battle reversals.

‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, the Kolkata-born Irish mercenary who hijacked an Air India plane in 1981

Michael Hoare, who died Tuesday in Durban, gained notoriety as a mercenary — world’s second-oldest profession.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.