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Communal tension flares in Agra

2015-09-04 23:20:00

Agra: Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities. The situation was calm now, police said. Police said a Facebook group had posted some material described as biased and highly provocative by members of another community. The Facebook group coordinator was roughed up on Thursday by those objecting ...
New Delhi: With the government appearing to be ready with draft One Rank, One Pension (OROP) proposal, India's military veterans said on Friday said they would scale up their agitation if the government's version diluted their demands. According to sources, the Narendra Modi government has an OROP draft ready, and an announcement may come soon. On Friday, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabele ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department said on Friday. August's gain was the smallest ...
charge Kanpur, Sep 4 (PTI) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today refused to comment on former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's allegation of "spying" on him, saying he won't do it without "reading" the tweet as it may "lead to a controversy". "He (Omar) often tweets and since I have not read the tweet yet so I would not comment over it as it may lead to a controversy," Minister of state ...
Ghaziabad police chief today ordered officers to keep a hawk's eye on persons who can misuse various social media sites to disturb communal harmony. "No person found indulging in any such activity will be spared irrespective of his caste, creed, religious affiliations or political allegiance," Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Singh said. Singh was briefing police officials at a parade ...
A married woman was allegedly raped by her neighbour repeatedly for about a year in Ballabhgarh area here, police said today. According to a complaint filed by the victim, about a year ago her neighbour, Satpal, came to her house when she was alone and raped her, SHO Asha Rani said. He also threatened to kill her husband and three children if she told anybody about the incident and the accused later raped ...
From Barun Jha Ankara, Sep 4 (PTI) Under pressure back home to cut rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said global economies witnessing sustainable growth need to hike rates although not in a "one go, big bang" manner and that market volatility concerns should not come in the way of central bank decisions. While Rajan did not name the US or the Federal Reserve, his comments before a grouping ...
From Aditi Khanna London, Sep 4 (PTI) A London-based Indian-origin futures trader�accused of triggering�the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" and making over USD 40 million from rigging the stock market has been formally indicted by a US federal grand jury. Navinder Sarao, 36, who is currently out on bail while extradition proceedings are ongoing in UK courts, is suspected of spoofing, in which a ...
On July 30, 2015, two high profile burials took place, almost formalizing new stereotypes of Indian Muslims. A former president of India and the other, a convicted terrorist, were buried in graveyards as far removed as Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Mahim in Mumbai. The president was given a state burial. The "convict" received a popular burial, one befitting an iconic figure. The old stereotypes showed ...

10 ways to define paid news...

2015-09-04 07:18:45

Wikipedia defines "Paid news" as..."A phenomenon in Indian media that refers to the systematic engagement of mainstream media outlets in publishing favourable articles in exchange for payment."But is that enough? Is that the only form of paid news? Can only payment in cash be considered paid news? What about payment in kind and other forms?Here are 10 ways of defining paid news if we expand the concept...1. ...
By Marc Jones and Krista Hughes LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A compromise deal on reforms to give emerging markets greater influence at the International Monetary Fund is increasingly likely, a key official said on Friday, weeks before a deadline for U.S. action expires. Plans agreed in 2010 to give emerging markets more IMF voting power and double the Fund's resources have been delayed by the ...
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets tumbled and the dollar traded mixed on Friday after a U.S. jobs report for August kindled uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in two weeks. The headline number of a less-than-expected increase of 173,000 in non-farm payrolls was offset by the generally strong Labour Department report. The unemployment ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is considering extending maternity leave to 24 weeks from 12 weeks, a government official said on Friday, adding that it would encourage more women to breastfeed and help reduce high rates of child malnutrition in the country. "We feel the current three months is not enough time for women to adequately care for their newborns," ...
By Ben Hirschler and Zeba Siddiqui LONDON/MUMBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticised by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The United Nations agency issued a warning letter to Mumbai-based Svizera Labs, part of Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, stating that the ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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