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New Zealand media set rules for Christchurch mosque shooting trial

New Zealand’s major media outlets vowed Wednesday to prevent the man charged with the Christchurch mosque shooting from using his trial as a platform for extremist propaganda. Australian Brenton Tarrant is accused of shooting dead 50 people and injuring another…

Lt. Governor ‘cannot interfere’ in day-to-day affairs of elected govt: Madras HC

In a setback to Kiran Bedi, the Madras High Court on Tuesday held that the Puducherry Lt Governor “cannot interfere” in the day-to-day affairs of the elected government of the Union Territory. Justice R Mahadevan pronounced the verdict on a…

Indian startups now building products for the world: USISPF

Having graduated from coding or emulating the concepts invented in the west, startups in India have entered a new phase wherein they are successfully building products for the world and raising money from the west, according to a top India-centric…

Eric Schmidt leaves Google board after 18 years

Google-parent Alphabet said Tuesday that Eric Schmidt, who was chief of the internet giant for a decade, will leave the board in June. Schmidt, who turned 64 this month, stepped down as chairman of the Alphabet board at the start…

Barack and Michelle Obama to produce Netflix projects

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have announced a slate of projects that they will be producing for Netflix. Barack and Michelle, who formed their production banner Higher Ground last year, unveiled seven projects, scheduled to…

Elephant enters Guwahati, strolls along GS Road; finally tranquilized

On Tuesday afternoon a wild elephant created a lot of panic and curiosity among the busy residents of Guwahati. The elephant was first spotted in Borbari area and then it walked all its way to Ganeshguri via Hengrabari. According to…

Agartala-Bangalore Hum Safar Express derailed, none hurt

The 12504 Agartala-Bangalore Hum Safar Express derailed between Churaibari and Kalkalighat stations under Lumding division of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam along Tripura on Tuesday, an NFR press release said here. There was no causality in the incident, said the…

MHA serves notice to Rahul Gandhi on complaint questioning his citizenship status

The Home Ministry has served a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his “factual position” on a complaint questioning his citizenship status. In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a…

Vijay Mallya repeats offer of ‘100 per cent payback’ for Indian banks

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya took to social media on Monday to lament the collapse of Jet Airways and repeated his offer of a “100 per cent payback” for state-owned Indian banks to cover his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines’ debt. The…

IPL is a stepping stone for World Cup: David Warner

Signing off his IPL campaign with another match-winning half-century to help Sunrisers Hyderabad take a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs, David Warner said the cash-rich tournament is a stepping stone for the World Cup. Playing his last match…

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