Bidar sedition case: cops just counselled students, State tells Karnataka HC

The Karnataka government on Wednesday told the High Court that Bidar’s Shaheen school students were only counselled and not interrogated by the police.

North-East euphoric as Guwahati set to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Guwahati: Northeast India, known for its football talents, is overjoyed after Guwahati was confirmed as one of the host venues for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World India 2020. Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is scheduled to also host the inaugural match of the tournament on November 2 later this year, including six other games.

Fear, insecurity, unity behind Chennai’s own Shaheen Bagh protest

Protesters at Chennai Washermanpet have been staging a sit-in at the spot against the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) since February 14.

AI isn’t unbiased because humans are biased

“Machine Bias”, screamed the headlines. The tagline said, "There's software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it's biased against blacks." In a revealing exposé in 2016, ProPublica, a US-based non-profit news organisation, analysed the software known as COMPAS used by US courts and police to forecast which criminals are most likely to re-offend, and found it biased against Afro-Americans. Given the influence of algorithms in several areas of life, researchers are working in various ways to ensure that AI is more aligned to modern democratic values. Click here to know more.
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Bidar sedition case: cops just counselled students, State tells Karnataka HC

The Karnataka government on Wednesday told the High Court that Bidar’s Shaheen school students were only counselled and not interrogated by the police.

BJP-YSRCP bonhomie grows in AP but terms and conditions apply

Amaravati: It’s Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa (sometimes yes, sometimes no) in Andhra politics with both the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) being caught in a dilemma over their future relationship.

Telangana to pass anti-CAA resolution in Assembly, urges Centre to repeal Act

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to pass a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, joining the ranks of anti-CAA states.

Coronavirus impact China’s trade; India to benefit in apparel se...

Coimbatore: India is expected to be a preferred market for sourcing of apparel products for buyersfrom the US, UK Europe and Canada as trade with China had been affected due to the novel coronavirus epidemic, Apparel Export Promotion Council Chairman A.Shakivel said on Wednesday (February 19).

India to switch to world’s cleanest petrol, diesel from April 1

New Delhi: India will switch to the worlds cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1 as it leapfrogs straight to Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV grades now - a feat achieved in just three years and not seen in any of the large economies around ...

Vistara plans to start in-flight broadband service by March-end

New Delhi: Full service carrier Vistara plans to offer in-flight broadband service on certain international routes by March-end after inducting Dreamliners and Airbus 321 planes, a senior airline official said on Wednesday (February 19). 

Prices of TV, AC, refrigerators and phones set to rise by February end...

New Delhi: Prices of televisions, air-conditioners, refrigerators and some smartphone models are set to go up later this month as manufacturers grapple with a shortage of components and finished products imported from coronavirus-hit China.

Apple to miss revenue forecast as iPhone supply hit by coronavirus

San Francisco: Apple is to miss its revenue forecast for the March quarter due to the coronavirus epidemic, the US tech giant said on Monday, warning that iPhone supplies worldwide would also be impacted, underlining the economic cost of the health crisis.

RBI Guv: Govt must continue reforms; green shoots of recovery need to ...

New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday (February 17) said that on the back of countercyclical measures undertaken by the government, structural reforms need to be continued to revive demand and support the economy. Also, green shoots...

Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 2.2 per cent in January: D...

New Delhi: Despite the growing economic slump and drop in the export, the domestic air passenger traffic in January increased by 2.2 per cent to 1.27 crore compared to the same month in 2019. According to data released by aviation regulator DGCA on Mond...

Telecom crisis: 75% of telcos’ total dues is interest and penalties

New Delhi: As Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices struggle to cough up thousands of crores of revenue share dues to the Department of Telecom, an industry insider rued the day when telcos had agreed to a switch over from an the earlier license fee regime to the present revenue sharing model.
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When world moves to 5G, Kashmir kept in 2G

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Tomar suits up as Kejriwal yet again

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Why is AAP ignoring women for cabinet posts?

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Anti-CAA protests turn against Chennai cops

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One year of Pulwama: Many questions still remain unanswered

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North-East euphoric as Guwahati set to host FIFA U-17 Women’s Wo...

Guwahati: Northeast India, known for its football talents, is overjoyed after Guwahati was confirmed as one of the host venues for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World India 2020. Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium is scheduled to also host the inaugural match of the tournament on November 2 later this year, including six other games.

Rahul Dravid’s son Samit scores second double century within two...

Samit Dravid, son of former cricketer Rahul Dravid in a sensational performance hit his second double century in junior cricket in two months.

COVID-19: Chinese, North Korean wrestlers pull out of Asian Championsh...

New Delhi: Chinese and North Korean wrestlers have pulled out of the Asian Wrestling Championships being held in Delhi, apparently out of fear of Covid-19, the deadly virus that has claimed the lives of over 1,800 people. At least 40 Chines...

Women’s T20 World Cup: India edge out West Indies in warm-up

Brisbane: In India's run-up to clinch the ICC women's T20 World Cup, the squad on Tuesday claimed a thrilling two-run win over the West Indies in a low-scoring warm-up match in Brisbane.

Can’t wait to dismiss Kohli, says fit-again Boult ahead of Tests

Wellington: Fit-again New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult plans to do nothing less than taking the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli on his return to international cricket during the two-Test series starting in Wellington on Friday.

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Passengers leave quarantined virus-hit Japan cruise ship

Yokohama: Relieved passengers began leaving a coronavirus-wracked cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after testing negative for the disease that has now claimed more than 2,000 lives in China.

China turns to internet for food supplies amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing: Wang Feng, a resident house-bound by China's virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked.

‘Pharma industry has stocks of active ingredients for just 3 months’

Hyderabad: The Indian pharma industry has expressed deep concern on the situation of its stocks in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China. The Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) has stated the industry here has enough stocks of active pharmaceutical ingredients for two to three months only.

No reports of medicine shortage in wake of coronavirus outbreak: FM

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there are no reports of shortage of medicines or medical equipment in the country, adding the government will soon announce measures to deal with the impact of coronavirus outbreak on the domestic industry.

Some drugs may not last beyond Feb due to coronavirus crisis, says Ficci

New Delhi: Production of several commonly used medicines such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, some antibiotics, and diabetes drugs may be adversely hit if the supply disruption caused by the outbreak of coronavirus in China lasts beyond two months, lobby group Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has said.

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MCA programme reduced to two-years

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Five IIITs given INI status; Can award M Tech and PhD degrees now

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (February 5) gave its approval to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs).

FM Nirmala Sitharaman allocates ₹99,300 crore for education sector in FY21

From steps to attract external commercial borrowing, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the education sector to online education programmes, the education section of the budget has set a few ambitious targets.

UGC seeks higher allocation for education in budget

Vadodara: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been undertaking efforts to make higher education relevant to the societal and national needs, its chairman DP Singh said on Wednesday (January 29).