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‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’s’ plea rejected BERLIN, January 17 (Reuters): A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been rejected, German media cited prosecutors as saying on Wednesday. Oskar Groening, known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, was […]

Risk of nuclear weapons, extreme weather top threats for 2018: report

BERLIN, January 17 (Reuters):  The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.   The Global Risks Report highlighted several top risks for 2018, including environmental threats from extreme […]

Researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

London, January  17 (IANS): Researchers from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals.   Dubbed as “Skygofree”, the malware is claimed to have been found on malicious websites in […]

Sensex climbs mount 35k 1st time

Mumbai, January 17 (IANS): Key Indian equity indices on Wednesday traded with substantial gains during the mid-afternoon session, with the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE hitting the 35,000-mark on an intra-day basis for the first time.   The Sensex has so far hit an intra-day high of 35,024.55 points.   According to […]

HP 3D printers now commercially available in India

New Delhi, January  17 (IANS): In a bid to take the industrial manufacturing in India to a new level, printing and PC major HP Inc on Wednesday made its acclaimed Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution commercially available in India.   The Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution can be purchased through HP specialised partners […]

HUL’s Q3 PAT up almost 28%

Mumbai, January 17 (IANS):  FMCG major Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Wednesday reported a surge of almost 28 per cent in profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended on December 31, 2017.   The company’s PAT for Q3 stood at Rs 1,326 crore — up 27.74 per cent — as compared to Rs […]

Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

Reuters Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday published its debut “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot, followed by chipmaker Intel Corp and network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc.   The list, which aims to identify the industry’s top financially successful and organisationally sound organizations, features U.S. tech giants […]

After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

A segment of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, rallying Duke William’s troops during the Battle of Hastings in 1066 (Wikimedia Commons)   PARIS/LONDON, January 17 (Reuters): France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, […]

Air India sale to go on, but suggestions welcome: Minister

New Delhi, January  17 (IANS): “Suggestions” on Air India’s strategic divestment are welcome but the proposed stake sale in the debt-ridden national carrier will go on, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has said.   On recent reports that a Parliamentary Panel might recommend to scuttle the divestment process, Raju said: “Members of Parliament are […]

VACANCY OF DRAFTSMAN GRADE I POST IN NEC SECRETARIAT, SHILLONG

The North Eastern Council Secretariat is looking for the services of suitable officers for filling up 01 (one) post of Draftsman Grade I on deputation basis in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-125-7000/- (5th CPC)/PB-1 Rs. 5200-20200/- plus Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- (6th CPC) corresponding to pay scale of Rs. 29200 – 92300/- (Level […]

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