Now, fly on Shimla-Chandigarh route at Rs 2,880

Shimla, Feb 28  Union Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Thursday launched the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN-II in Himachal Pradesh by flagging off a 30-minute helicopter ride on the Shimla-Chandigarh route. Priced at Rs 2,880, the thrice-a-week ride will be extended to six times a week after a fornight. It will take off […]

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YouTube removes 11 video links of IAF pilot Abhinandan upon IT Ministry’s request

New Delhi, Feb 28  Google-owned YouTube on Thursday removed 11 objectionable video links of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman after the IT Ministry asked the video streaming platform to do so. An IT Ministry official told IANS that it had asked YouTube to remove 11 video links related to Wing Commander Varthaman who […]

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Fight against terror can’t serve narrow political ends: CPI-M

New Delhi, Feb 28  The battle against terrorism should not serve narrow political ends, the CPI-M has said, adding it is doubtful if military action will serve the strategic purpose of curbing terrorism emanating from Pakistan. “The fight against terrorism cannot serve narrow political ends,” said an editorial in the CPI-M journal “People’s Democracy”. The […]

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QNet denies brand association with actors served notice by Cyberabad police

Hyderabad, Feb 28  As the Cyberabad police issued notice to several top Bollywood actors and cricketer Yuvaraj Singh in QNet cases, the direct selling company on Thursday clarified that it does not have any brand association with them. “We confirm that some film personalities have attended our international events as guest speakers in the past. […]

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Popular Chinese app TikTok now in child privacy row

New Delhi, Feb 28  The popularity of China-based video social networking app TikTok has risen quickly to become a craze among teenagers, especially in India, but not without its share of controversies. Barely 10 days after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) called for a ban of the app in India, […]

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Army rescues stranded tourists from Sikkim’s Changgu

Gangtok, Feb 28  The Indian Army has rescued over 300 tourists who got stranded in Changgu and adjoining areas of East Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Thursday. The tourists, travelling in 50 to 60 civil vehicles, were evacuated amid the blizzard and taken to safety on Wednesday. The stranded travellers included women, […]

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Government releases compliance schedule to ensure MSME payments

New Delhi, Feb 28  The government has decided to crack down on companies delaying payments to small businesses by insisting that all defaulting entities mandatorily provide it details of outstanding money with reasons by April or face action that could result in imprisonment up to 6 months or fine of not less than Rs 25,000 […]

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Blackberry sues Twitter over patent infringement

San Francisco, Feb 28 BlackBerry has sued Twitter on patent infringement, accusing the open communication platform of illegally using its mobile messaging technology. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for Central California, seeks compensation for lost revenue and unspecified enhanced damages, CNET reported late Wednesday. BlackBerry has alleged Twitter infringed on six of […]

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Facebook not sharing key disinformation data with EU: Report

London, Feb 28 As the European Parliament election inch closer, the European Commission has claimed Facebook is withholding key data on its efforts towards how the platform is rooting out the spread of poll-related disinformation. According to a report in The Guardian on Thursday, the European Commission has complained that Facebook has set up fact […]

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