Wikinews interviews India’s first female Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik

Wikinews on Sunday interviewed Deepa Malik, India’s first female Paralympic medalist, who won the silver medal in the Women’s Shot Put F53 event finals, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Malik lost the gold … Continue reading

Water Disputes: Violence hits Karnataka, Tamil Nadu; Supreme Court revises Kaveri water share decision

Yesterday afternoon, the Supreme Court of India asked Karnataka to release 12000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water from the Kaveri river till September 20 to Tamil Nadu after Karnataka pleaded not to release water. A week ago, the … Continue reading

Karnataka closed for a day after Supreme Court’s judgement for Kaveri water

On Friday, various cities in the Indian state of Karnataka observed “Karnataka Bandh”((en)) as the people opposed the Supreme Court’s judgement on the Kaveri river dispute. Most shops were closed to support the strike. The Indian Supreme Court judgement instructed … Continue reading

Vietnam’s Le Van Cong wins gold in men’s -49kg powerlifting at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ‘ Powerlifting started yesterday at the 2016 Summer Paralympics with Vietnam’s Le Van Cong winning gold after setting a pair of Paralympic records and a new world record of 183kg. Jordan’s Omar Qarada claimed silver. Hungary’s … Continue reading

New faces emerge as veteran politicians step down in Hong Kong legislative election

In traditional functional constituencies, the pan-democracy camp gained a seat from the pro-Beijing camp. Shiu Ka-chun of the Social Welfare constituency defeated their opponents, hence the pan-democrats’ seats in the functional constituencies increased from 9 to 10. Also, an independent … Continue reading