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British Tamils protest outside Vedanta chief’s home in London

London, Mar 25 :A large number of British Tamils carrying traditional ‘parai’ drums held protest outside the home of Vedanta Group chief Anil Agarwal here in solidarity with protesters in Tamil Nadu against the expansion of British company Sterlite’s copper smelter plant in the state. Sterlite, a subsidiary of Agarwal’s London Stock Exchange (LSE) listed […]

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Facebook apologises for data scandal in UK newspaper ads

  London, Mar 25: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in almost all of Britain’s national newspapers today to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal. “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the back page ads state. Zuckerberg explained there was a quiz developed by […]

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 ‘FBI still probing why Indian-American drove burning van to USAF base, no terrorism link found’

Los Angeles, Mar 25: The FBI is still unclear why Indian-American Hafiz Kazi drove a burning wan loaded with propane tanks and gasoline canisters onto a major US Air Force base in California and had a fiery death, according to media reports. The FBI said Kazi’s intentions and motive for the bizarre incident at the […]

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Jordan prince wants India to play key role in Syrian refugee crisis

  Amman, Mar 25: India should play a major role in resolving the vexed Syrian refugee crisis, Jordan Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has said, citing the plight of millions in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met Jordan’s King Abdullah II during his visit to the Middle Eastern country last […]

 KI News

French officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

French officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

Trebes, Mar 24 (AP) A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died of his injuries, the interior minister said today. Col Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south of France yesterday. His death, […]

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Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results

Beijing, Mar 24 (AFP) The US and China’s top economic officials agreed by phone today to “continue to communicate” on trade issues, Chinese state media said, as President Donald Trump pledged his escalating trade showdown would get results despite pushback from Europe and Beijing. In his latest jolt to the prevailing global order, Trump on […]

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  Man dead in car crash at US air base identified as Indian: FBI

  New York, Mar 24 :The man, who drove through the main gates of a major US air base carrying propane tanks and gas cans on Wednesday and died as his vehicle caught fire, has been identified as an Indian-origin American, the FBI today said, denying any terror angle in the incident so far. Hafiz […]

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UK watchdog reviews evidence after Cambridge Analytica search

  London, Mar 24 (AFP) British regulators finished searching the offices of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of a Facebook data scandal, before dawn today and said they would examine the evidence before considering “next steps”. After receiving a warrant from a judge, about 18 enforcement agents from the Information Commissioner’s Office entered […]

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Hardline Buddhist group accused in anti-Muslim riots in Lanka to float political party

Colombo, Mar 24 : A hardline Sinhala-Buddhist group in Sri Lanka, which was allegedly involved in attacks on Muslims during the recent communal riots in the country, has decided to float a political party. Mahason Balakaya or the Devil Mahasona’s Force, which had allegedly published videos of hate speech against Muslims, said it has forwarded […]

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India welcomes UN launch of decade of action on water

United Nations, Mar 24:India has welcomed the launch of an ambitious decade for action on water, expressing hope that concerted action by the international community will help in meeting the challenges of ensuring sustainable solutions to the requirement of clean water. “We welcome (the) initiative to launch the International Decade for Action on Water for […]