How Russians hacked the Democrats’ emails

Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn & Chad Day Associated Press It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign.   The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the […]

How taxes and threats pass hands in the Union

Garga Chatterjee There is a false notion that prevails among certain sections of the citizens of the Indian Union – that the Union government is the boss and the State governments are underlings to the boss. This assumes a hierarchical relationship between Centre and States. That is constitutionally and politically false.   However, ever since […]

U.S. Commerce Secretary says Trump-Xi talks will address trade imbalances

U.S. Commerce Secretary says Trump-Xi talks will address trade imbalances

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City with ChinaÕs President Xi Jinping and ChinaÕs First Lady Peng Liyuan in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   BEIJING, November 8 (Reuters) – Meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week will focus […]

Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade

Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade

Children wave U.S. and Chinese flags as President Donald Trump arrives at Beijing Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)   BEIJING, November 8 (AP) — After a brief truce with China […]

Trump warns North Korea: Do not ‘try us’

Trump warns North Korea: Do not ‘try us’

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump, left, arrive at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. President Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, telling him the weapons he’s acquiring “are not making you safer. They are putting your regime […]

Mary Kom strikes gold at Asian Championships

Mary Kom strikes gold at Asian Championships

Ho Chi Minh City, November 08 (PTI): This is Mary Kom’s first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year.   M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) notched up her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships, winning a fiercely-contested summit clash in Vietnam on Wednesday.   […]

Be happy to lead a healthier life

Be happy to lead a healthier life

New York, November 8 (IANS) Optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures, new research on college students suggests.   The findings, published in the Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, suggest that universities should creatively design wellness programmes and centres that dynamically […]

Empower women instead of judging their looks: Hyland

Empower women instead of judging their looks: Hyland

Los Angeles, November 8 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland has come out in support of Taylor Swift over rumours regarding the singer going under the knife. She says people should empower women instead of judging their looks.   Last week, Life & Style magazine claimed that Swift has undergone plastic surgery. However, Hyland later slammed the […]

‘Autocrat’ Modi destroyed India’s booming economy: Rahul Gandhi

‘Autocrat’ Modi destroyed India’s booming economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, November 8 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “democratically elected autocrat” as he attacked demonetisation and GST on the first anniversary of the note ban.   Gandhi, in an article in the Financial Times newspaper, said while the Prime Minister had “claimed” the demonetisation decision […]

Quake hits Tripura, Bangladesh, no report of damage

Agartala, November 8 (IANS) A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border region along Tripura on Wednesday. There was no report of any damage or human casualty, officials said.   “The quake hit Tripura and Bangladesh at 10.20 a.m.,” a meteorological department official said.   “There is no report of any damage in Tripura and adjoining […]

Goodbye 140 as Twitter rolls out 280-character limit for all

Goodbye 140 as Twitter rolls out 280-character limit for all

San Francisco, November 8 (IANS) The 140-character limit that has been around since 2006 and became part of Twitter’s personality on Wednesday paved the way for a new 280-character limit that is now available virtually for all users — including for those who tweet in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.   In September, […]

Sensex edges up as banks recover; Reliance, Bharti Airtel dent gains

Sensex edges up as banks recover; Reliance, Bharti Airtel dent gains

A broker laughs while speaking to a colleague, as they trade on their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files   November 8 (REUTERS) – Indian shares rose slightly on Wednesday, as banks recovered from recent losses, but gains were capped as Reliance Industries fell on oil price […]