Telangana reporter ends life after killing children

Hyderabad, June 21 : A part-time Telugu reporter committed suicide after killing his two minor daughters in Telangana’s Siddipet town on Thursday, police said. S. Hanumantha Rao and his wife Harika poisoned their children Bindu, 5, and Diksha Shree, 3, before consuming the poison themselves. Learning what had happened, the neighbours shifted them to hospital. […]

Tejpal to get copy of WhatsApp messages with victim

Panaji, June 20 : A court here hearing the Tehelka rape trial on Wednesday directed the state prosecution to give former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal a sequential record of WhatsApp messages exchanged between him and the woman he is accused of raping. A cloned copy of the Whatsapp messages, which will be provided to Tejpal […]

S.Ve. Shekher, who shared offensive Facebook post, gets bail

Chennai, June 20 : Actor-turned-politician S.Ve. Shekher, accused of sharing a derogatory message against female journalists on his Facebook page, got bail here on Wednesday. A local court granted the bail. Shekher has to appear again next month to get a copy of the chargesheet. Earlier, the Madras High Court turned down his bail plea. […]

Google to train 8,000 Indian journalists on fact-checking

New Delhi, June 19 : To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India on Tuesday said it will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year. For this, the Google News Initiative India Training Network will select 200 journalists from cities across […]

AI helps radio journalist regain voice

London, June 18 : A US radio journalist who had lost his voice two years ago due to a rare neurological condition has regained the ability to speak, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the media reported. Jamie Dupree, 54, a political radio journalist with Cox Media Group, got a new voice that trained a neural […]

Dineshwar Sharma visits Bukhari’s family

Srinagar, June 18 : Centre’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma on Monday visited the family of slain ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari to offer his condolences. Sharma went to Kreeri town of Baramulla district to console the bereaved family who observed the 4th day ‘Fateha’ (funeral prayers) on Monday. A large number of sympathizers including academicians, […]