Indian Politics

Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

Bombardment risks inflaming relations with US, which has allied with Kurds against Isis<p>The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has said Turkish forces have fired about 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of north-western Syria, as Ankara said its threatened military assault was “de facto” …

India News

Trafficking ring that sold Andhra women to Arab sheikhs in Gulf nations busted

The Rachakonda police in Telangana have busted a trafficking ring involving travel agents who allegedly sold women from coastal districts of Andhra …

India News

Hackers are using recent Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to distribute malware

Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, carry out DDoS attacks and more - and a campaign distributing it is targeting …

Technology (India)

Google releases fix for Chromecast WiFi bug

Google has started rolling out a patch that will prevent Cast-enabled devices from killing your WiFi connection. Multiple complaints reported over the past few weeks revealed that Android devices' Cast feature suffers from a WiFi bug. Apparently, they sometimes beam too much data at a very high …

Technology (India)

I’m an ordinary man, ‘untrained’ on protocols: PM on ‘hugplomacy’

<b>New Delhi</b>: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his trademark hugs with world leaders, saying he was unaware of laid down protocols as …

India News

KGI: Larger-Sized iPhones Coming This Year Will Offset Weakening Demand for iPhone X in China

Weaker-than-expected demand for iPhone X in China has led market analysts to revise down shipments for the first half of 2018, but larger-sized iPhone models in the pipeline should see Apple grow its overall worldwide shipments year-on-year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who …

Apple

LG patents a folding phone that morphs into a tablet

Two different versions<p>An LG patent filed to the World Intellectual Property Organization shows a potential folding hybrid tablet and phone device, as spotted by <i>GSMinfo</i><i>.</i> The patent describes the device as a “mobile phone with a flexible display which can be folded in half.” It was initially filed in …

Technology (India)

Pope Francis says Amazon indigenous people under greater threat than ever

Pontiff addresses representatives of 400 indigenous groups in Peru Amazon is ‘cultural reserve’ threatened by new types of colonialism<p>Pope Francis has warned that the Amazon’s indigenous people have “never been so threatened in their territories as they are now” and demanded an end to the …

India News

It’s Not That Easy Being a Dalit Leader

Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different …

BSP

Delhi office of profit row LIVE updates: Election Commission acting as Narendra Modi's agent, says AAP LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost

<b>Kejriwal breaks silence on conntroversy, says truth will prevail</b><p>जब आप सच्चाई और ईमानदारी पर चलते हैं तो बहुत बाधाएँ आती हैं। ऐसा होना स्वाभाविक है। …

India

BJP youth leader seeks action against Hegde

Seeking disciplinary action against Union Minister of State for Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde for his statements against Kannada writers, State …

India

Here is how YouTube plans to better tackle inappropriate videos

• YouTube announced its “Intelligent Desk” that will proactively track down inappropriate content.<br>• The idea behind the initiative is to find the inappropriate content before they cause more controversy.<br>• This comes at a time when YouTube’s content moderation has come under scrutiny.<p>Logan Paul and …

Technology (India)

Facebook to prioritize trustworthy news sources, Zuckerberg says

Facebook chief says network will survey users to find out which sources ‘are broadly trusted’ – which he says will stop sensationalism<p>Facebook will change the ranking of its news feed to give priority to trustworthy news sources above those that its users do not consider trustworthy, Mark …

Facebook

India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Is Most Likely a Waste of Money

The Indian Navy has put out a proposal for its third aircraft carrier, tentatively titled the Vishal due to enter service in the latter 2020s. The …

Military

'Our vehicle will get dirty': Two teens bleed to death after Uttar Pradesh police refuses to help

In a shocking incident, two teenagers were left to die by the Saharanpur police in Uttar Pradesh as they did not want blood stains to soil the …

India News

China justifies construction in Doklam

China on Friday justified its massive construction activities in the Dokalam area, describing it as “legitimate” and aimed at improving the lives of …

India News

'When I stand next to world leaders, I am not Modi but representative of 125 cr Indians': PM speaks on his diplomacy, and India's growth - Firstpost

Ahead of his first visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the world wants to …

India

Do not judge me on the basis of only demonetisation and GST: Narendra Modi tells Zee News

The prime minister said that his government’s performance had attracted the world’s attention.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his …

India

Lok Sabha Bags Apology from Hindustan Times, But Should MPs Use Privilege Motion to Police Media?

Parliamentary privileges are increasingly being used as a sword by legislators to threaten those whom they feel have defamed or obstructed them.<p>The …

India

Marketplace: Facebook’s new service takes on OLX, Quikr

Facebook’s OLX-like platform, Marketplace, has been officially rolled out in India. The company had started testing this service in India last year, …

Technology (India)

Arvind Kejriwal says 'hurdles are natural' on path of truth, hours after ECI disqualified 20 AAP MLAs over office of profit - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi</b>: Hours after news of the Election Commission of India (ECI) recommending the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators for …

India

India’s Top Court Faces Credibility Crisis

One of India’s most respected and powerful institutions, the Supreme Court, is never far away from the news, usually for handing out progressive …

India

Reliance Jio Turns In A Profit In Just Over A Year Of Operations

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. turned profitable within 15 months of launch after disrupting the world's second-largest telecom market by …

India

US calls for Hafiz Saeed's prosecution ‘to law's fullest extent’

<b>Washington</b>: The United States has called for Hafiz Saeed's prosecution "to the fullest extent of the law", following Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid …

India News

Anandiben Patel to be next Governor of Madhya Pradesh

Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has been named the next Madhya Pradesh Governor.<p>She replaces Om Prakash Kohli, who has additional …

India

India joins Australia Group, MEA says it’ll be mutually beneficial

After gaining entry into two export control regimes — MTCR and Wassenaar, India on Friday joined the Australia Group (AG), which seeks to ensure that …

India News

Not part of any party, filed plea as layman: 31-year-old advocate behind AAP’s woes

Prashant Patel (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)<p>Prakash Raj: I am anti-Modi, anti-Shah, anti-Hegde. They are not Hindus<p>WhatsApp Business app launched: …

India

Nintendo visiting studios in India, possibly to have their games on Switch

Gadgets 360 is reporting that Nintendo employees have been visiting India as it evaluates games from studios for potential release on its platforms. …

Gaming

President off to Delhi for India-Asean summit

In his first overseas trip for the year, President Duterte flies to New Delhi on Jan. 24 to attend the India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

Philippines

When an Indian Army contingent was invited to visit Britain in 1919

The contingent had a victory march through London, were given awards by the King and spent several weeks touring the country.<p>On 19 July 1919, there …

John O'Brien