Wednesday, May 10th, 2017


Selfish selfie: BJP MLA posts selfie as houses are gutted behind him

Selfish selfie: BJP MLA posts selfie as houses are gutted behind him

Jaipur: A BJP MLA in Rajasthan on Wednesday drew intense flak after he posted a selfie on Facebook taken during a fire incident in which several houses were gutted in his contituency in Bharatpur district. Bachchu Singh, who represent Bayana assembly seat, later removed the controversial picture taken in front of houses that were engulfed in flames but claimed that he had posted it only to inform officials that he was on the site. “It was not a selfie,” he insisted, when asked if it was proper for him toRead More

Playing Pokemon Go may help students communicate better: study

Pokemon, students, communication

New York: Playing the augmented reality smartphone game Pokemon Go may help students build stronger communication skills in classrooms, a new study claims. Researchers from Iowa State University in the US focused on giving students equitable access to technology and help them build multimodal communication skills. That meant not only using technology to consume information or replace traditional classroom tools, but experimenting with new forms of communication. Engaging students through Pokemon Go, a game many are already playing outside the classroom, also generates interest and connects students to their work,Read More

‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth to meet fans for 4 days a week from May 15

Rajinikanth, Superstar, Kabali

Chennai: After an eight year gap, ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth will meet his fans for four days here next week starting from May 15. The actor will meet his die-hard fans in “batches”, between May 15 and 19, sources close him said. The 66 year-old ‘Kabali’ star will not hold any discussions with the fans, but will only pose for photographs with them, the sources said. His fans have often asked their ‘Thalaivar’ (leader) to take the political plunge, even as he has been wooed by many political parties on account ofRead More

Sharif discusses Jadhav issue with Pak Army chief

Sharif discusses Jadhav issue with Pak Army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s stay order on the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, media reports said. During the meeting, which lasted for around 90 minutes, Sharif was briefed on the “latest situation” regarding Jadhav’s case, the Geo News reported. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday stayed the execution of 46-year-old Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”. The order by theRead More

US President Trump sacks FBI chief James Comey

Comey was addressing FBI agents when he learnt about his sacking

New York: US President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the administration says. The White House shocked Washington by announcing that James Comey “has been terminated and removed from office”. But Democrats said he was fired because the FBI was investigating alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia. The move came as it emerged Mr Comey gave inaccurate information to Congress last week about Mrs Clinton emails. Mr Comey was addressing FBI agents in Los AngelesRead More

AIFF website hacked; Hackers threaten, ‘Will send you Kulbhushan Jadhav’s dead body’

Pakistani legal team was led by Khawar Qureshi who faced off against India’s Harish Salve on Monday

New Delhi: On a day when the International Court of Justice, in an interim order, put a stay on the hanging of the former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, a group of hackers, who call themselves Zero Cool, hacked the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) website and posted a threatening message about India’s outrage over Jadhav’s death sentence. The hackers threatened that India would be sent Jadhav’s dead body. The federation was quick to apologise for the inconvenience and tweeted saying it was a technical glitch. ‘Sorry for the inconveniencesRead More

Justin Bieber reaches Mumbai, Salman’s bodyguard Shera by his side

Justin Bieber reaches Mumbai, Salman’s bodyguard Shera by his side

Mumbai: Justin Bieber reached India at around 1:30am on Wednesday. He arrived at the Kalina airport in his chartered plane. Video footage shows the 23-year-old international pop sensation navigating the VIP lounge of the terminal, wearing shorts and a hoodie and clutching a bouquet of flowers. His security detail includes Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera, seen in a blue jacket, ushering Justin Bieber through the airport and outside to be driven in a Rolls Royce to a hotel in Lower Parel. Almost immediately, the crowd waiting outside erupts into cheers. JustinRead More