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Daily Archives: 28th March 2018

U. Win Myint Elected as the new President for Myanmar

The Myanmar parliament on Wednesday elected the country's lower house speaker and legislator U. Win Myint as the new president.

26 Militants Killed in Last 24 hours in Afghanistan

As many as 26 militants have been killed in the last 24 hours by the Afghan air forces and ground operations, Afghanistan's defence ministry said.

Jet Airways Delays Salary of Over Thousand Employees

Causing inconvenience to more than a thousand employees, Jet Airways has delayed salary for the month of March.

Airports Authority of India, IIM – Bangalore ink Pact for Customized Training Programs for...

In order to augment the skill-set of its middle-senior level employees identified for succession planning, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM - Bangalore) today.

Re-examination for Class X Maths, Class XII Economics Over Reports of the Paper Leak

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers over reports of the paper leak.

Enforcement Directorate Arrests Close Confidante of Nirav Modi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Shyam Sunder Wadhwa, Vice President, Finance, of Firestar Group and a close confidante of jeweller Nirav Modi under a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

TDP MP Protests for Special Category Status in Narad Munis Garb

As the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) stays adamant on its demand for 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh, one of its MPs, Naramalli Sivaprasad took to a unique way of protesting by dressing up as the Vedic sage, Narad Muni on Tuesday.

SC Asks HC Division Bench to Decide on Matter by April in Two Leaves...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Delhi High Court order in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) two leaves symbol case and asked a division bench of the HC to decide on the matter by April.

Impeachment Motion Against CJI Misra Ill-conceived Says Soli Sorabjee

India's former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee on Wednesday termed the proposal of the opposition parties to move an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra as 'ill-conceived'.

Gangster, 2 Cops Injured in Exchange of Fire

A gangster and two policemen suffered injuries during exchange of fire near Bengaluru's Cottonpete area on Wednesday.

Toronto Chef Cuts Deers leg in Front of Vegan Protestors, Takes Twitter by Storm

In a counter-protest of its own kind, the co-owner of a Toronto restaurant has responded to animal rights activists by cutting up a leg of deer in front of them, prompting reactions from the Twitter.

Parental Conflict Affects Children's Mental Health

Parents need to be thoughtful about how they express conflict in front of their children as, according to a study, it can do lasting damages to kids.

Parental Conflict Affects Children’s Mental Health

Parents need to be thoughtful about how they express conflict in front of their children as, according to a study, it can do lasting damages to kids.

Here are Most Underrated Beaches in Japan one Must Visit

Known for its rich culture, Japan is also well acclaimed for having the most amazing beaches.

Can Mandatory Policy Schemes Influence Sugar Consumption?

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption, according to a study.

Parenting Apps you Didnt Know you Needed!

Living in a digital world with your child means that apps or applications have become a vital part of their growing vernacular. Today, there are also tons of apps that make things easier for new parents - whether that is to assist with tracking your baby's progress or finding the latest study material to teach your child.

Oracle Makes Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Available Worldwide

American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle on Wednesday announced its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, the first service based on the revolutionary Oracle Autonomous Database, available worldwide.

Wont Compromise With States Interest, Says Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said his party will not make any compromise with state's interest.

Cant Hate Those who Hate me Says Rahul

Seemingly unbothered by a sting operation expose on certain media houses agreeing to peddle hate against him, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he can never hate those who try to stir up hate against him.

How Childhood Friendship can Benefit Your Health

Childhood friendships may carry health benefits into adulthood, according to a study.

Sexual Harassment in FTII, Professor Dismissed?

Students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) say that Nilanjan Dutta, visiting professor at the institute has been dismissed following sexual harassment complaints against him. The officials, however, are not willing to comment on the decision that is said to have been made two weeks ago

Delegates to Urge President to Review Changes in SC/ST Act

A delegation of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Commission is due to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday to request for a review petition to be filed in Supreme Court regarding the changes it made to the Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST Act) Act 1989.

David Warner Steps Down as Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain

In the aftermath of the massive ball-tampering scandal, Australia's David Warner has stepped down as the captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sodhi Replaces Injured Astle for Christchurch Test

New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle has been ruled out of his side's second and final Test of the two-match series against England due to a side strain.

Muskan Bhanwala Bags Gold in 25m Pistol Event in ISSF Junior World Championship

15-year-old Muskan Bhanwala, matched her brother Anish's feat two days earlier and erased memories of missing out on a Junior World Championship medal last year, winning the Women's 25m Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, which concluded at the Sydney International Shooting Centre in Australia on Wednesday.

Cricket Australias Decision Prompts Reply From Cricket World

Cricket Australia's decision in connection with the ball tampering scandal that has tainted the otherwise gentlemen's sports, has prompted the response from the cricket world.

Indian Football Team's 12-match Unbeaten Streak Ends

A late header from Jeje Lalpekhlua could not prevent the Indian football team's 12-match unbeaten streak from coming to an end as the side went down 1-2 to Kyrgyz Republic in their last Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium last evening.

Indian Football Team’s 12-match Unbeaten Streak Ends

A late header from Jeje Lalpekhlua could not prevent the Indian football team's 12-match unbeaten streak from coming to an end as the side went down 1-2 to Kyrgyz Republic in their last Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium last evening.

White House Defends Trumps Silence Over Stormy Daniels row

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday defended United States President Donald Trump's silence on allegations leveled against him by porn star Stormy Daniels.

US boy Suspended Over Drawing Stick Figures Holding Gun, Knives

A seventh-grader in the US southeastern state North Carolina was reportedly suspended post sketching a picture of stick figures holding guns and knives.

UK Foreign Secretary Apologises for Sexist Reference to Emily Thornberry

The Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), Boris Johnson has apologised for calling the shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry as "Lady Nugee", a reference deemed sexist by the Speaker of UK's House of Commons John Bercow.

This Disney Star to Join White House

Former Disney darling Caroline Sunshine is all set to join the White House press team as an assistant.

Pakistan PM Abbasi Frisked at US Airport

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was abased down to any regular person at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, as viral videos on Youtube show Abbasi being frisked during the security procedure.

Netanyahu Hospitalised due to Fever, Cough

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday was hospitalised after suffering from a high fever and coughing, according the Prime Minister's office.

Man Arrested Over Sending Suspicious Packages to Military Installations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a man, suspected of sending suspicious packages to the US military installations and intelligence facilities in the Washington D.C. area.

Chris Wylie had no Direct Knowledge of Company's Work Since 2014

Cambridge Analytica (CA), which is in the midst of the Facebook data privacy storm, has come to the fore and responded to the hearing of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, saying that whistleblower Chris Wylie had "no direct knowledge of the company's work or practices since 2014."

Chris Wylie had no Direct Knowledge of Company’s Work Since 2014

Cambridge Analytica (CA), which is in the midst of the Facebook data privacy storm, has come to the fore and responded to the hearing of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, saying that whistleblower Chris Wylie had "no direct knowledge of the company's work or practices since 2014."

China, North Korea Hold Talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing during the trip, which reportedly took place from March 25 to 28.

RTI Activist Attacked in Haryana

Armed miscreants barged into the residence of RTI activist Sunil Kapoor in Haryana's Jind, on Tuesday, and tried to attack him.

Coast Guard Copter Pilot Passes Away

Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Captain Penny Chaudhary passed away on Tuesday evening due to a head injury.

Case Registered Against BJP MLA for Hurting Religious Sentiments

A case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Raja Singh in Rein Bazar Police Station for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims.

Vistara Emphasizes No-tolerance for Abusive Behaviour

Following the arrest of a passenger for molesting a cabin crew member of Air Vistara, the airline company stated that it does not tolerate abusive or unruly behaviour by passengers.

125 Held, Normalcy Restored in Aurangabad, Says Police

Aurangabad DG (BMP) Gupteshwar Pandey on Wednesday said more than 125 people have been arrested following communal clashes that erupted in Bihar's Aurangabad during Rama Navami celebrations on Sunday.

Air Vistara Passenger Arrested for Allegedly Molesting air Hostess

An Air Vistara passenger was arrested on Wednesday, on charges of allegedly molesting a cabin crew member.

4 Arrested for Enabling Cheating in SSC Exam

The Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police in a joint operation arrested four people from here for enabling cheating online in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination.

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Contemporary fiction is overrated’

Andrew Anthony interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard in The Guardian, When we last spoke three years ago, you said you’d become bored with your style of writing. Is the Seasons Quartet a...

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Contemporary fiction is overrated’

Andrew Anthony interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard in The Guardian,When we last spoke three years ago, you said you’d become bored with your style of writing. Is the Seasons Quartet a...

Will Talk to Sunrisers Hyderabad About Warners Captaincy Says Rajeev Shukla

After Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced the suspension of skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft from the fourth Test against South Africa, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the committee will talk to Sunrisers Hyderabad on their decision over Warner's captaincy.

Children Forced to Carry Fathers Corpse on Cart in Uttar Pradesh

A differently-abled youth and his sister here on Monday carried the body of their father on a cart after a health centre's authorities denied a hearse van to him, citing the unavailability of the same.

Collision Between Truck and Bike Claims a Life in Uttar Pradesh

A collision between a truck and a bike in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj claimed one life in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Uttar Pradesh Government Increases MLALAD Fund

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday increased the MLALAD fund for the state MLAs.

SC to Hear E Palanisamy – O. Panneerselvam Plea Against Dinakaran

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a plea filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam against TTV Dinakaran.

The Root of All Cruelty?

Paul Bloom writes in The NewYorker,As the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss noted, “humankind ceases at the border of the tribe, of the linguistic group, even...

Two Arrested in Siliguri With Huge Stash of Schedule H Drugs

Two persons were arrested in Siliguri after a huge stash of Schedule H prescription drugs were seized from them on Tuesday.

CBI Court to Continue Hearing Terror Funding Case Filed by NIA

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will on Wednesday continue hearing case filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against 12 people, including Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, for allegedly funding anti-national activities in the Kashmir Valley.

Strange Spray-painted Graffitis Spotted in Mumbai

In recent times, the Mumbai city has witnessed strange spray-painted symbols on the walls, billboards, and pillars, which look like triangle with a wavy line underneath.

Samajwadi Party Seconds Oppositions Impeachment Process Against Chief Justice of India

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday supported Opposition's proposal to move an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

Supreme Court to Hear Mumbai Dance bar Case Today

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear the Mumbai dance bar case, where, the owners have challenged the stringent norms regulating the bars.

SC Give Verdict on a Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Mahatma Gandhi's Assassination

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce judgment on a petition seeking an inquiry into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

SC Give Verdict on a Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Mahatma Gandhi’s Assassination

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce judgment on a petition seeking an inquiry into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Punjabi Singer Gurvinder Brars Wife Commits Suicide

Sohaj Preet, wife of Punjabi singer Gurvinder Brar and daughter of playwright Ajmer Singh Aulakh, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday.

No Evidence Against Bhide in Bhima Koregaon Violence Says Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said they have not found any evidence against Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case.

Lalu Yadav Likely to be Moved to AIIMS

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to be moved to All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, in the wake of his deteriorating health.

CBI to Move Plea to Record Peter Mukerjeas Statement Before Court

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to move a plea in a special CBI court on Wednesday seeking permission to record the statement of former media baron Peter Mukerjea before the court in connection with the INX media case.

Fake Tickets, Live Ammo Intercepted at IGI Airport, Four Held

Four people, including a foreign national, were caught in two separate incidents at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on Monday.

Meet First-ever Transgender News Anchor From Pakistan

A local news channel in Pakistan has claimed to have made history by hiring the country's first transgender news anchor.

Constable Injured After Weapon Misfires

A police constable, on Tuesday, was injured here after his rifle miss-fired and the bullet pierced his chest.

Congress Dubs Links With Cambridge Analytica All False

Reacting to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's demand for an apology from Rahul Gandhi over former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie's claims of Congress-CA links, the party dubbed it to be "all false".

CBI Registers FIR After Fake Website of Railways Pops up

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday, registered an FIR against an unidentified person after Railway Ministry complained about the existence of a fake website of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).

Remembering Noida's History of Violence Towards African American Students

On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today

Remembering Noida’s History of Violence Towards African American Students

On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today

How to Understand What Info Mobile Apps Are Collecting About You

Lisa Gutermuth writes in Slate, (Dated Feb 2017)There’s an old truism that’s popular among privacy advocates: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product.” Your age,...

“Women Force Ko Laao Aur Maaro Saali Ko”: All That I Saw, Heard And...

Shreeja Banerjee in Youth Ki Awaaz writes, If Friday’s violence, force, brutality and bizarreness wasn’t enough, the mainstream media’s silence throughout the weekend, the connivance of the police to accuse JNU...

“Women Force Ko Laao Aur Maaro Saali Ko”: All That I Saw, Heard And...

Shreeja Banerjee in Youth Ki Awaaz writes,If Friday’s violence, force, brutality and bizarreness wasn’t enough, the mainstream media’s silence throughout the weekend, the connivance of the police to accuse JNU...