Kamal Yadav

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets China propaganda chief in Beijing

The founder of the social media company met Liu Yunshan amid concerns about China’s crackdown on internet users<p>Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief amid a crackdown by the Beijing authorities on the use of the internet.<p>Liu …

China

This lesbian hip-hop duo from Cuba fights homophobia with music

In the early years after 1959 revolution, homosexuality was seen as counter-revolutionary and Cuba’s socialist rulers sent gay people to correctional …

LGBTQI

Madame Tussauds may take longer to come to India

Bad news for all the people who are looking forward to having a Madame Tussauds wax museum in the Capital, the government has not received any …

Museums

Fifa admits to World Cup bribes, seeks millions from US probe accused

While acknowledging for the first time that votes were bought in past World Cup hosting contests, Fifa is seeking to claim “tens of millions of …

Corruption

Ben Okri: 'The Famished Road was written to give myself reasons to live'

The Famished Road is fed by the dreams of literature. I devoured the world, through art, politics, literature, films and music, in order to find the elixir of its tone. Then it became a perpetual story into which flowed the great seas of African dreams, myths and fables of the world, known and …

Literature

Sensex bounces back to close higher; Fed eyed | Reuters

REUTERS - Indian stock markets clawed back losses to close higher on Wednesday, led by gains in beaten-down healthcare stocks such as Lupin (LUPN.NS) and as a rise in crude oil prices propped up global markets.<p>A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in …

Stock Markets

Google's Android N is referred to as 'New York Cheesecake' internally

While everyone is happy that Google rolled out the <b>Developer Preview</b> of Android N much earlier than expected, there is indeed one tiny bit that was …

Android News

Sony throws shade at Microsoft over cross-platform PS4 play

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it was finally going to open up the Xbox and PC to cross-platform play with gamers on other devices and networks.<p>Clearly, the first rival device to spring to mind for most people is Sony’s PS4 – and Microsoft’s cross-network aspirations require some …

Samsung to launch Galaxy S7 Mini to compete against the Apple iPhone SE: Report

Apple is set to launch the iPhone SE on Monday, and Samsung already seems to have an answer for the upcoming iPhone. According to reports, Samsung is …

Russia's Rosneft to buy 49% stake in Essar Oil

Russia's top oil producer Rosneft on Wednesday said it has reached a preliminary agreement to buy 49% stake in Essar Oil and the deal is likely to be …

Oil

5/20 flying norm stuck: Civil aviation policy gets delayed, likely to take off in early FY17

The new civil aviation policy is expected to be finalised early next financial year with the government still working on certain issues including …

Aviation

The Guardian view on Russia’s Syria U-turn: no kind of victory

Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia would start pulling out “the main part” of its military forces from Syria has startled the world. Even the US administration was apparently left struggling to make sense of Russia’s about-turn, just six months after it rattled western policymakers by …

Middle East

Modi stuck between secularism and Sangh: Sudheendra Kulkarni

OPEN TO OPINION<p>[Book extract] As the prime minister of India, he has to scrupulously follow the Indian Constitution's commandment.<p>POLITICS<p>| Long-form …

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over handling of Pathankot attack, says PM Modi acts as per 'whims and fancies'

Training guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the handling of the Pathankot terror attack, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday …

Opposition picks holes in Aadhaar Bill

The Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, slammed various provisions of the Aadhar Bill, singling out the ones like making the Aadhaar …

India

Modi to join world leaders in wax at Madame Tussauds

Wax figures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the ranks of world leaders at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok in …

India

How airline pilots beat jet lag

Nothing can take away the enjoyment of a long-haul holiday more than jet lag. But how do the people who do it week-in, week-out cope? BBC Future finds out.<p>London’s dawn sky was orange when I boarded the flight. When I got off some six hours later in Montreal, Canada, it was still orange.<p>My body …

Jet Lag

Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil's Zika epidemic | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The mosquito, a Brazilian saying goes, is a democratic devil - it bites rich and poor alike.<p>Children are pictured near dwellings known as palafitte or "Palafita" in Recife, Brazil, March 1, 2016. Picture taken on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino<p>But an outbreak of …

Brazil

Hashtag backfires in Malaysia PM's campaign

Only days after facing a political call to step down as Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak now faces more pressure from the public.<p>The hashtag #RespectMyPM was supposed to support Najib, 62, on Twitter as he launched a public-relations campaign defending his position.<p>However, that turned into a …

Economic Development

'When you have a museum you count': Inside Mumbai's first exhibition in a slum

A ‘nomadic museum’ in the heart of Mumbai hopes to change attitudes towards the communities that live there<p>Dharavi Design Museum in Mumbai is an adventure to find. To get there you must cross a busy traffic signal, go past a row of stalls selling fresh meat and dried fish, turn right where a barber …

India

Has India pressed mute button on Pakistan?

<b>New Delhi:</b> India may be insistent that Pakistan act against those responsible for the Pathankot terror attack before the two countries resume their …

India: High altitude ice hockey in the land of cricket

In India, the passion for the game is matched only by the challenges faced by the players.<p><b>Ladakh, India -</b> The children cannot stop shouting. They have been skidding across the ice rink for hours, bursting with laughter, sticks poised to score that winning goal.<p>But instead of grandstands and bright …

The Taliban and obstacles to Afghanistan peace talks | War & Conflict

On Tuesday, representatives of the United States, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Kabul to discuss ways of moving forward on peace negotiations with the Taliban.<p>This marks the first time that the high-profile, quadrilateral peace talks have been held in Afghanistan.<p>The timing of the talks is …

Afghanistan

How the changing media is changing terrorism

Just like news organisations, terrorists need an audience – and both have adapted their tactics to keep your attention<p>Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old petty criminal, spent much of the last 36 hours of his life crouched over a laptop in his small apartment in the south‑western French city of Toulouse. …

Terrorism

India keeps railway fare hikes on hold ahead of state elections | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will pump $17.6 billion into its decrepit, loss-making railway network in the coming fiscal year, up a fifth from this year, but the government shied away from the politically unpopular move of raising fares ahead of crucial state polls.<p>India's Railway Minister Suresh …

India

Egyptian president says Russian plane was deliberately downed

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has said for the first time that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai last year was downed by terrorists seeking to damage Egypt’s tourism industry and relations with Moscow.<p>“Has terrorism ended? No it has not, but it will if we unite. Whoever downed …

Middle East

French special forces waging 'secret war' in Libya: report | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French special forces and intelligence commandos are engaged in covert operations against Islamic State militants in Libya in conjunction with the United States and Britain, the French newspaper Le Monde reported on Wednesday.<p>French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reacts …

North Africa