Day: July 5, 2021

Facebook, Google, Twitter say could quit Hong Kong over proposed data laws- WSJ

July 5 – U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have privately warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop offering their services in the city if authorities proceed with planned changes to data-protection laws, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing a letter. […]

In crosshairs of ransomware crooks, cyber insurers struggle

BOSTON — In the past few weeks, ransomware criminals claimed as trophies at least three North American insurance brokerages that offer policies to help others survive the very network-paralyzing, data-pilfering extortion attacks they themselves apparently suffered. Cybercriminals who hack into corporate and government networks to steal sensitive data […]

Cultural Wing DIPR hosts Webinar on Covid appropriate Behaviour

JAMMU, JULY 05: Cultural Wing Jammu, Department of Information and Public Relations(DIPR) today organised a webinar on Covid appropriate behaviour in collaboration with NSS Unit of Department of Music Government Degree College, Udhampur. Principal of college Prof. Subash Chander was the Chief Guest and Joint Director Information, Jammu, […]

Girl’s prayer at collapse site leads to meeting with Biden

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Gazing at the mountain of rubble that had buried her father, uncle and dozens of others, a 12-year-old girl moved away from her relatives, sat down by herself and pulled out her phone. She opened a collection of Psalms and began to pray. Elisheva Cohen’s […]

After tough pandemic, Patel thrilled to be India’s first female swimmer at Games

AHMEDABAD, July 5 – Maana Patel said she was thrilled to become the first Indian female swimmer ever to qualify for the Olympics, having faced pool closures and a harsh lockdown as she prepared for the Tokyo Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patel, 21, will compete in Tokyo […]

India reports 39,796 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

July 5 – India reported 39,796 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Friday, with active cases at 482,071.Reporting by Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru Editing by Shri Navaratnam Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Hundreds of Afghan security personnel flee into Tajikistan as Taliban advance

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan/KABUL, July 5 – More than 1,000 Afghan security personnel fled across the border into Tajikistan on Sunday after Taliban advances in northern Afghanistan, the Tajik border guard service said, while dozens of others were captured by the insurgents. The crossings underscore a rapidly deteriorating situation in […]

Shocking that people still booked under scrapped section 66A of IT Act, says SC

New Delhi, July 5: The Supreme Court Monday said it is amazing and shocking that people are still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that was scrapped by the apex court verdict in 2015. Under the scrapped section a person posting offensive messages could be […]

Stan Swamy: A life dedicated to Adivasis

Ranchi, July 5: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race The Biblical words seem to sum up the life of Stanislaus Lourduswamy, 84, the Jesuit priest from Jharkhand who was popularly known as Stan Swamy died on Monday in Mumbai hours before his appeal for […]

Stan Swamy dies in custody awaiting medical bail, Bombay HC expresses shock

Mumbai, Jul 5 : Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died on Monday while waiting for an interim bail on medical grounds. Dr Ian D’souza, director of the Mumbai-based Holy Family Hospital, the private facility where Swamy was undergoing treatment, and the tribal […]

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