Mexico: A journalist’s murder underscores increasing threat

Mexico: A journalist’s murder underscores increasing threat

    Maria Verza Associated Press   The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review their plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. But on this day, in the shadow of their own tragedy, they’ve come […]

70 years of Independence Is India Liberated?

  Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   “The capacity for compassion and empathy is the true foundation of our civilization. But every day we see increased violence around us. At the heart of this violence is darkness, fear and mistrust. We must free our public discourse from all forms of violence, physical as well as verbal.” – […]

Google rolls out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone Gmail app

  San Francisco, August 13 (IANS): Google has rolled out its anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that will warn you about potential phishing attacks when you click on a shady link. Google said the new feature will take nearly two weeks before it is available everywhere.   According to a statement, […]

Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar’s Rakhine

  YANGON, AUGUST 13 (REUTERS): Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader said.   Buddhist monks and members of the Rakhine ethnic group held demonstrations in 15 towns, including the Rakhine […]

Snapdeal, India Mart issued notice for selling wildlife items

  Bhopal, August 13 (PTI): The Madhya Pradesh Tiger Strike Force has served notice to e-commerce firms Snapdeal, India Mart, Wish and Buy and Craft Comparison for allegedly selling wildlife products on their portals.   The notices were served to the e-commerce companies last week after their names surfaced during an investigation of the seizure […]

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

  Kathmandu, August 13 (IANS): At least 53 people were killed and as many as 100,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal, officials said on Sunday. Search and rescue operations were underway in several parts of the Himalayan nation. According to officials, several human settlements, hit by floods, were facing […]

Assocham urges bringing all skill development under one ministry

  New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): Skill development programmes currently run by various ministries should be handed over to the Skill Development Ministry with a sanctioned budget of Rs 25,000 crore, industry chamber Assocham suggested in a report on Sunday.   “Despite establishment of a dedicated ministry, many skill development schemes still remain with respective […]

Israel, the land of milk & honey – and now whiskey?

Israel, the land of milk & honey – and now whiskey?

    TEL AVIV, August 13 (AP): Israel has been known as the land of milk and honey since Biblical times — but the land of single malt whiskey? One appropriately named distillery is trying to turn Israel into a whiskey powerhouse. Smooth, honey-brown whiskey is not the first thing that comes to mind when […]

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