WhatsApp selects teams to curb fake news

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide - including experts from India and those of Indian origin -- who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news. Shakuntala Banaji from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Anushi Agrawal and Nihal Passanha from Bengaluru-based media and arts collective "Maraa" and Ramnath...

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Hollywood remembers comic legend

Los Angeles: Stan Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling, died at the age of 95, with a string of Hollywood personalities including Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr., paying their emotional tributes to the comic visionary. Kirk Schneck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, told CNN that the comic giant was taken from his Los Angeles home Monday morning to Cedar's...

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Rupee recovers 29 paise to 72.60 against dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee recovered by 29 paise to 72.60 against the US currency in early trade Tuesday, owing to easing global crude oil prices and better-than-expected macro economic data on the domestic front. Besides, fund inflows by foreign investors and the US dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas also supported the domestic unit, dealers said. At the Interbank forex market, the rupee opened with strength at 72.81 and advanced to 72.60...

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Sensex up 46 points in choppy trade on better macro-data

Sensex up 46 points in choppy trade on better macro-data

Mumbai: The benchmark indices turned choppy in morning trade Tuesday and oscillated between gains and losses, driven by better-than-expected macro economic data and fresh foreign fund inflows amid global sell-off. The 30-share index fell over 140 points in opening trade but soon recovered the lost ground to quote higher by 46.12 points or 0.13 per cent at 34,859.11. Similar movement was seen on the wide-based Nifty, which fell by 42 points,...

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iPhone XR shipment estimates cut by 30%: Report

San Francisco: Estimates of Apple's "most affordable" 2018 model, the iPhone XR, has been cut by nearly 30 million shipments, a famed Apple analyst has written in his research note. According to Ming Chi-Kuo, an Apple analyst working with TF International Securities, shipment forecast for the iPhone XR has been cut from 100 million units to 70...

Bigg Boss 12: Karanvir Bohra’s fans angry on Salman Khan

New Delhi: Seems like the fans of Karanvir Bohra are pretty upset with Salman Khan for picking on him. Even Bohra’s co-stars seemed upset with Khan and accused him of mocking the former through several tweets. "Salman Khan is so mean to Karanvir Bohra," tweeted the TV actor's former co-star Simple Kaul, after last night's episode of Bigg...

N Korea hasn’t given up N-weapons programme: Think tank

Washington: North Korea continues to secretly develop its nuclear weapons programme despite months of talks with the US, according to a report released by a Washington-based think tank. The Centre for Strategic and International Strategic Studies (CSIS) report released Monday argues that, despite talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang is...

Puri-bound Dhauli Exp derails in Bengal

Bhubaneswar: A coach of a Puri-bound train derailed Tuesday in West Bengal's East Midnapore district but no casualty or injury was reported, a railway official said. "An AC chair car coach of the 12821 Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed between Bhogpur and Panskura stations at around 7.10 a.m. We are investigating the cause. No one has been injured...

Notorious criminal held following encounter in Ganjam

Bhanjnagar: Police arrested notorious criminal Benu Barik following an encounter at Ramapada forest under Buguda police limits in Ganjam district Tuesday. Acting on a tip off on the movements of Benu, Buguda police conducted raids and waylaid him at Ramapada forest. On seeing the cops, Benu opened fire at them, forcing them to retaliate. In the encounter,...

Cyclone Gaja to cross TN on Nov 15

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Gaja presently centred over the Bay of Bengal is likely to weaken and cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore Thursday forenoon, the Met said Tuesday. Before it weakens, there would be rough to very rough sea conditions along and off Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts from Wednesday morning and high swelling sea during...

India to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite Wednesday

Chennai: Subject to weather conditions, India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively Wednesday, the Indian space agency said. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it will be the second developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III rocket with a rated carrying capacity of four...

Xiaomi claims it sold 8.5 mn devices this festive season

Bengaluru: Chinese technology player Xiaomi Monday announced that it sold over 8.5 million Xiaomi devices during the festive season. The brand sold over 6 million smartphones, 400,000 Mi LED TVs and over 2.1 million other products and accessories from the Mi Ecosystem, the company said in a statement. "This year, we have outdone ourselves by selling 6...

Apple top-selling phone brand in Alibaba Singles’ Day sale

Shanghai: Moving ahead of its Chinese rivals, Apple became the top-selling phone brand during Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's recrod-breaking Singles' Day sale November 11, the media reported. The Cupertino-based tech giant was one of the 237 brands that surpassed 100 million yuan ($14.36 million) mark in sales during Alibaba's annual event. Alibaba released a list of products...

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