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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. "In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world, we'll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once. "We will also remove the quick forward button next to media messages,"...

Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said that Europe would apply counter-measures if the US imposed tariffs on European cars. Speaking at a press conference, the Chancellor said that in the EU's eyes, putting tariffs on vehicles produced in Europe would flout World Trade Organization rules. Merkel warned that the imposition of...

Trump invites Putin to US for talks

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the US for talks later this year, the White House has announced, days after he faced a bipartisan backlash for his comments after his first summit with the Russian leader in Helsinki. President Trump came under widespread criticism on Monday...

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants -- Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter -- on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages...

Macron's security aide detained

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | Paris

A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a protester, has been detained and is being questioned by authorities, while the president's office has begun the process of firing him following a public backlash. The fast-moving events followed a day of fierce criticism after the newspaper...

Rahul hugs Modi and says this is Congress

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise when he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tearing into the BJP-led government during the no confidence motion. "I have not an iota of hatred or hard feelings against you. You hate me, I...

‘SC stays Madras HC order awarding grace marks to NEET students

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court today stayed an order of the Madurai bench of Madras High Court awarding 196 grace marks to NEET students who had opted to write the examination in Tamil language on account of error in translation. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao...

Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AP | Bangkok

Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat says he will propose at next week's Cabinet meeting that a special committee be established...

S Korea's ex-president imprisoned for 8 more years

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | AFP | Seoul

Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency today and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term. Park, the South's first female president, was impeached last year after huge street protests over a sprawling...

China on "wrong side" of religious freedom: Pompeo

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PTI | Washington

China is on the "wrong side" on the issue of religious freedom, a fundamental human right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said stressing that America was opposed to "religious intolerance" in any country whether it is an ally or not. At the State Department's three-day conference next week on...

Trump commits job training for 3.8 mn American workers

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | IANS | Washington

US President Donald Trump along with 23 companies and professional associations have signed a commitment to train 3.8 million unemployed American workers. "In the days and months ahead, we hope that hundreds of companies and organisations will join us in this effort," Efe news quoted Trump as saying on Thursday. ...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Tourism has enhanced in MP: Governor

20 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Governor Anandiben Patel has said that tourism has enhanced in Madhya Pradesh in recent years. Employment to maximum people could be provided through tourism industry...

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