Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

New Delhi, July 20 : To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter — on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages […]

Missing Pakistani activist returns home after 7 months

Islamabad, July 20 : Pakistani social activist Raza Mahmood Khan, who had been missing for the past seven months, has returned home, the media reported on Friday. Raza, a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti — a friendship initiative between the youth of India and Pakistan — was reportedly picked up by men in plainclothes from his Model […]

58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail

Mumbai, July 20 : At least 58 inmates of the women’s jail in Byculla were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said. A majority of the women complained of severe abdominal pain, vomiting and dehydration and were rushed to the government-run Sir J.J. Hospital here. Their condition was […]

We need positivity, goodwill toward refugees: Ben Stiller

New York, July 20 : Actor-comedian Ben Stiller, a newly named goodwill ambassador for UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), says a lot more needs to be done to stand in solidarity with, protect and support refugees in the “current climate”. As Hollywood fights to end family separation at the US border, Stiller took a trip […]

No move to sell land of loan-defaulter farmers: Punjab Minister

Chandigarh, July 19 : Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday said that there is no move or intention to sell the land of farmers to recover dues by the State Agriculture Cooperative Bank. “Initiating legal action against defaulters is a routine practice in all banks. This bank has also been following it and […]

Jharkhand villagers remove ‘pathalgadi’

Ranchi, July 19 : Nearly a year after they put up ‘pathalgadi’ as a mark of protest, villagers of Chituram in Khuti district of Jharkhand on Thursday removed the monolith and maintained they had been misled. The villagers pledged, in the presence of area officials, to work in tandem with the administration for the development […]