Top stories at 11 AM, March 6: Mobile phones can turn fatal; India hoists tallest tricolour; US congressman admits to rise in hate crimes; Kapil Dev's epic journey

From India hoisting the tallest national flag to reliving Kapil Dev's epic journey, here are the top stories till 11 AM on March 6

Extensive cell phone use can increase brain tumour risk, claims AIIMS, downplays Industry funded studies

A research conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has claimed that mobile phone radiation can actually increase the risk of brain tumour. The research funded by the government have affirmed that over usage of mobile phones could have an adverse impact on your health, industry-funded research has claimed otherwise while undervaluing the risks involved. The study has asserted that mobile phone emitted from their antennas. Tissues that are closest to the antennas absorb the energy. Read More here.

Here’s why India’s tallest national flag at the Indo-Pak border has Pakistan worried

India on March 5 hoisted, what is being touted as the tallest national flag across the Atari-Wagah border. The flag can also be apparently seen from Lahore. The flag is 120 feet in length, 80 feet in breadth and stands on a 360 feet tall pole and has been placed at the Indo-Pak checkpost in Punjab. However, according to several media reports, Pakistan is not very excited about this new development. Read more here.

Finally, a US Congressman admits to rise in hate crimes in the country

With two cases of attacks on Indians in quick succession, the United States of America has finally admitted that hate crimes in the country are on the rise. Condemning the Kansas killing and also the attack on a Sikh man in Kent, Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera said that crimes motivated by hate are on the rise. “Xenophobia and racism have no place in America, and we as a nation need to stand up to these hate crimes — starting with the President. Read More here.

Watch: Kapil Dev’s best: From hitting ‘four sixes’ in a row to uprooting Imran’s middle stump, relive the allrounder!

He is also the first person to lift the World Cup for India way back in 1983, when no one gave India an outside chance of making the knockouts. He burst into the scene at a time when Mumbai was the cricketing bastion and most players came from the big metro cities, being a rank outsider to the scheme of things, the Haryana allrounder made it to the Indian cricket team and went on to lead it successfully. Read More here.