Day: November 12, 2018

Hindu Sena Writes to Piyush Goyal, Requests Him to Rename ‘Tipu Express’ to ‘Ananth Express’

In a letter, the Hindu Sena chief wrote that he is completely ‘shocked’ that a train named after Tipu Sultan exists in the country. In a letter, the Hindu Sena chief wrote that he is completely ‘shocked’ that a train named after Tipu Sultan exists in the country. Loading… It’s the season of the renaming […]

Facebook, Google & Twitter Promise Crackdown on Fake News in India

Three US tech giants – Google, Facebook and Twitter – on Monday promised to do more to fight fake news in India, while refusing to provide any definite timeline for bringing tougher actions that could eliminate the menace of fake news from their platform. Participating in a panel discussion hosted by BBC’s Matthew Amroliwala at […]

India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing’s might in the Indian Ocean

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Male to attend the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The smooth transfer of power on 17  November will mark the restoration of democracy in Maldives as well as a major diplomatic boost for India. Maldives is a strategically located nation in the Indian Ocean, as it sits at […]

Teenager Solves Three Rubik’s Cubes With His Hands and Feet Simultaneously, Sets World Record

Considered the teenage king of cubes, earlier this year, Que and his master, Ye Jiaxi, also broke the title of fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Cube. Image credits: Guinness World Records / YouTube Loading… While most people struggle with the 3-D combination puzzle, solving a Rubik’s Cube is cakewalk for China’s Que Jianyu. Earlier […]

Shaw, Rayudu, Khaleel: 5 Takeaways for India From Windies Series

Team India blanked out the Windies side in all three formats with a win in the final T20I on Sunday, 11 November, in Chennai. After a 2-0 whitewash in the Test series, India beat Windies 3-1 in the five-match ODI series. Finally, a 3-0 win in the T20 series completed, what you can safely assume […]

BMC hands over possession of land to build memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park

Mumbai: Two years after the plan to build a memorial to Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray was announced, the Mumbai civic body has handed over the possession of the land earmarked for it to the trust which will construct the structure. The land selected for the proposed memorial, announced in November 2016, currently houses the […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Curb Fake News, But isn’t Sure How

Twitter founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey was in the capital on Monday afternoon to interact with students of IIT Delhi as part of his maiden visit to India. The Town Hall session that lasted just under an hour was packed with students, journalists and tech enthusiasts, all craning their necks to get a good look […]

Chhattisgarh Elections: Phase 1 Voting Ends, 70% Turnout Recorded

(3) NEW UPDATES 12:56 PM, 12 Nov Phase 1 Records 70 Percent Voter Turnout Polling for all 18 constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections concluded on Monday, 12 November with 70 percent voter turnout, Election Commission officer Umesh Sinha said. 12:13 PM, 12 Nov Voting Concludes for First Phase of Chhattisgarh Elections […]

‘Shah is a Persian word, BJP should consider changing Amit Shah’s name’: Historian Irfan Habib takes jibe at party’s name-changing spree

Noted historian Professor Irfan Habib on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should change the name of its president Amit Shah as his surname is of Persian origin. Professor Habib’s statement adds spice to the ongoing political controversy over the name changing spree kicked off by the BJP. “BJP should consider changing the […]

Japanese Teenager Finished Race On Knees After Falling Midway, Twitter Unsure If It’s Dedication or Pressure

A Japanese runner has gone viral on the Internet after she broke her leg during a relay race but continued to crawl to the finish line so that her team could win. Rei Iida, a teenage college student who was participating along with her team in a relay marathon in Fukuoka Prefecture on October 24, […]