Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy
Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy

Facebook, which is striving hard to make its platform sanitised from fake news and echo chambers, has realised that it can’t guarantee that social media is not harmful to democracy.In a blog post, Product Manager Samidh Chakrabarti said on Tuesday that he is not blind to the damage that the Internet can do to even

16th International Energy Forum meet India to host 16th International Energy Forum meet

16th International Energy Forum meet: The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial meeting will be held in New Delhi on April 10 to 12. While addressing a press conference here, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting will be held on April 10 to 12, 2018, which will be hosted by

Turkey rejects military operation Turkey rejects military operation limited to Syria’s Afrin

Turkey rejects military operation: Turkey had given no guarantee to Russia or any other country that military operation will be limited to Syria’s Afrin, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday. Nobody has the right to impose limits on Turkey’s operation against the US-backed Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Xinhua quoted

Mangrove museum China to build its own mangrove museum

China will build its own mangrove museum in Shenzhen, the provincial forestry authority announced on Monday. It will be jointly built by the State Forestry Administration and the municipal government of Shenzhen. The museum is expected to be ready by next year, reported Xinhua. It will be a world-class mangrove education and research centre and will showcase China’s achievements in protecting and studying the mangrove

Most popular tourist site Statue of Liberty to reopen Statue of Liberty to reopen

The Statue of Liberty, one of New York City’s most popular tourist sites, to reopen on Monday after being shut over the weekend in the wake of a federal government shutdown.The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were closed following the Senate’s failure to approve a new budget on Friday night.New York state Governor Andrew

13 dead in Colombia landslide
13 dead in Colombia landslide

13 dead in Colombia landslide: Bogota, (Jan 22) Thirteen persons, including two minors and two women, have died in a landslide in Colombia that dragged down a small bus near the Ecuadorian border, official sources said.The bus was travelling on Sunday near the Narino area bordering Equador, Efe news reported.  Torrential rain have been causing frequent

PM Modi
PM Modi leaves for WEF summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Davos, Switzerland to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Prime Minister was accompanied by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu among others. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on the opening day of the meeting on Tuesday.The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral

World Economic Forum meeting
Canadian PM Trudeau to attend World Economic Forum meeting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will leave for Davos, Switzerland on Monday to attend the World Economic Forum meeting, according to the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office. During the four-day meeting,Trudeau will meet other world leaders, global business leaders, and representatives of civil society, said the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.  Under

Amazon opens supermarket
Amazon opens supermarket with no checkouts

In a move that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries, Amazon opens its first supermarket without checkouts — human or self-service — to shoppers on Monday. Amazon Go, in Seattle in the US, has been tested by staff for the past year, BBC reported. It uses an array of ceiling-mounted cameras to identify each customer and

Sydney train crash
Sydney train crash leaves several injured

A train hit a rail buffer at Richmond in Sydney’s north-western outskirts on Monday morning, leaving several wounded. A New South Wales Ambulance spokesman said 17 ambulance crews and three rescue helicopters were responding to the accident at Richmond train station, reported the Guardian. According to the reports, Sydney Trains boss Howard Collins said that he believed between 12 or 13 people had been injured,

3 civilians killed in southern Thailand market bomb: police
3 civilians killed in southern Thailand market bomb: police

3 civilians killed in southern Thailand market bomb: police. Bangkok, Jan 22 (AFP) A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded 19 others today morning at a market in Yala town in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, a policeman said, the first such attack in the Muslim-majority region for months.  “Suspects parked the motorcycle in front of a

Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test
Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test

Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test JOHANNESBURG:Looking to Salvage pride in the third Test beginning here on Wednesday, team India got down to business at the Wanderers on Sunday with a practice session that lasted just under four hours.India had lost the first Test in Cape Town by 72 runs,

India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter
India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter

India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter TAURANGA: India went down fighting to Belgium 1-2 in a thrilling final match of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday. Tom Boon (4th minute) and Sebastien Dockier (36th) found the target for Belgium while Mandeep Singh (19th)

Kabul attack
Kabul attack: Hotel siege ends after 13-hour gun battle

Afghanistan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has confirmed that all the three terrorists, who attacked the Intercontinental Hotel here, have been eliminated after a 13-hour stand-off, the Tolo News reported. MoI spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed that the security forces were finally able to sweep most areas of the hotel in their bid to bring the situation under control. At least five civilians died and six

10 killed in Kabul luxury hotel attack

Kabul, Jan 21, Terrorists stormed the upscale Intercontinental Hotel here, triggering heavy fighting with security forces that ended on Sunday leaving 10 persons including all four attackers dead, authorities said. Seven others were wounded in the attack, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi told Efe news. The incident occurred late on Saturday when gunmen burst

Paes and Raja lose in pre-quarters of Aus Open

Melbourne, Jan 21, Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja today suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that

Ed Sheeran is engaged, announces engagement on Instagram

Ed Sheeran is engaged, announces engagement on Instagram. The weekend sets in with some happy faces and broken hearts as Ed Sheeran announced that he and his and his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged. The 26-year-old singer took to his Instagram to share a picture and wrote alongside, “Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy

2 US Army pilots killed in helicopter crash
2 US Army pilots killed in helicopter crash

2 US Army pilots killed in helicopter crash: Los Angeles, (Jan 21) Two US Army pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in the California desert during a routine training exercise, the media reported. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed on Saturday and the cause “is currently under investigation,” Lt. Col. Jason S. Brown,

Women's March in US
Women’s March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration

A year after millions of people turned out for the Women’s March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration’s policies. The one in New York was expected to be one of the largest, with some

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title
India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title NEW DELHI: Sunil Ramesh slammed a superb 93 as India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling summit clash to retain the Blind Cricket World Cup title here on Saturday. Batting first, Pakistan amassed 308 runs, courtesy Some useful contribution by Badar