Twitter CEO, top officials not to attend parliamentary panel meet

New Delhi, Feb 9  Top Twitter officials, including its CEO Jack Dorsey, have declined to appear before a parliamentary committee that had summoned them next week over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media platforms citing “short notice” period. Sources said Twitter has written a letter conveying their inability to appear before the […]

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Apple, Google slammed for hosting Saudi woman-tracking app

San Francisco, Feb 9 Apple and Google are facing criticism from human rights activists for hosting an app that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control women’s movements. According to a report in Insider on Friday, the app called “Absher” lets men to give women permission to travel, and also get SMS when a […]

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Shorter duration of radiation safe in treating prostate cancer: Study

New York, Feb 9  Men with low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly shorter period of time and still have the same, successful outcomes as from a much longer course of treatment, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. The study showed that this type of radiation […]

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Flights at Jharsuguda to resume on March 31

Bhubaneswar, Feb 9  Commercial flight services at the Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda, Odisha, is likely to resume on March 31, airport director S.K. Chauhan said on Saturday. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet will start operations from the airport to Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. “As per the tentative schedule, SpiceJet has planned to start flights from […]

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Citizenship Bill will cause no harm to Assam and Northeast, assures Modi

Guwahati, Feb 9  Reaffirming the BJP-led NDA government’s intention to pass the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government will ensure that the Bill does not cause any harm to Assam and other parts of the Northeast. The Prime Minister was addressing a public rally at Changsari near […]

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No one can question intention, honesty of Modi: Rajnath Singh

Patna, Feb 9  Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no one can question the intention and honesty of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I know Modi for years, we have worked together. One can allege Modi of not doing much work, but no one can question his intention and honesty,” […]

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