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Can Congress help, ask social media activists

New Delhi, May 24: An unusual gathering of independent “social media activists” on Saturday posed an interesting question to the Congress: Can the party provide a support system in their fight against the RSS-BJP’s “false propaganda”? These activists, who claimed to have no political allegiance but ideological affinity with the Congress, drew attention to the “filthy abuses and threats” by ... Read More »

Mumbai property: To make housing affordable, BMC eyes real estate market booster shot

According to the report, the BMC, following long and detailed discussions with the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) on May 19 has plans to reduce the costs of rising projects for builders. (Reuters) Mumbai property slowdown: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may reduce a few charges and penalties that have been levied upon builders to counter the slowdown in ... Read More »

Infant deaths are back to haunt Adivasi block in Kerala, three years after a major crisis

Parvathy struggled to control her grief while talking about the death of her four-day-old daughter on May 10. “I lost my baby. What else do you want to know?” she asked this reporter, sitting on the verandah of her home in Guddayoor village, Agali panchayat, in Kerala’s Palakkad district. “My husband Rajan and I were told that the baby died ... Read More »

What Canadians will lose out on as the U.S. deregulates the Internet while we’re stuck on ‘net neutrality’

Is the U.S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in a spirited editorial headline last month, summarized it like this: “FCC Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It.” ... Read More »

TrueMotion’s mobile app can tell if you are texting while driving

Street smarts: At TrueMotion, Brad Cordova built a mobile app that can tell whether you are texting while driving Image: Michael Prince for Forbes In early 2014, Progressive insurance held a contest to choose the best cellphone app to play Big Brother to its policyholders. The nation’s fourth-largest auto insurer wanted to track drivers’ mileage, time of day on the ... Read More »

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte has said martial law on Mindanao island could be extended across the Philippines, while the army fights Islamist militants. Mr Duterte said insurgents had beheaded a policeman on the southern island. At least three other members of the security forces are reported dead. On Tuesday he imposed martial law on Mindanao, where Muslim separatists and other rebels ... Read More »

Nubia N1 lite Launched in India at Rs. 6,999: Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The Nubia N1 lite is exclusive to Amazon India only It sports a fingerprint scanner at the back The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery As expected, Nubia India on Monday launched the N1 lite smartphone in India. The Nubia N1 lite price in India is Rs. 6,999, and it will be available exclusively via Amazon India. The smartphone will ... Read More »

Saurabh Agrawal is the Tata Sons’ Chief Finance Officer

Saurabh Agarwal, a veteran investment banker, was the strategy head of Aditya Birla Group. Tata Sons has roped in Aditya Birla Group strategy head Saurabh Agrawal as Group Chief Financial Officer of the salt-to-software conglomerate. Mr. Agarwal, a veteran investment banker with two decades of capital markets experience, will join Tata Sons with effect from July 2017, has worked on ... Read More »

Parents like me must fight the education cuts, not pay for them

‘At the junior school my children would have to contend with over £200,000 worth of cuts: equivalent to about six teachers.’ Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA On Saturday I attended my first protest march. The weather was grey and drizzly, my banner, saying “No more cuts” was hastily made the night before and I really wished I had brought a whistle. But ... Read More »

BMW M8 confirmed for 2018 twinned with M8 GTE-class racer

The BMW M8 has been confirmed by the brand, as has its endurance racing counterpart – the M8 GTE. It’ll sit above the recently confirmed 8 Series, which itself was previewed by the 8 Series Concept, revealed this week. It’s likely to be powered by a more highly stressed version of the next M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and share ... Read More »