Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism: U.N.

Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo leave Insein court after listening to the verdict in Yangon, Myanmar on September 3. (REUTERS Photo) GENEVA, September 11 (Reuters): Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and overly broad […]

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalise drugs

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalise drugs

Former Nigerian president and chairman of the West Africa Commission on Drugs, Olusegun Obasanjo, looks at documents during an interview with Reuters in Dakar, Senegal on September 11. (REUTERS Photo) DAKAR, September 11 (Reuters): West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalise personal use and prioritise treatment as a response to rising substance abuse […]

Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

People hold up Catalan separatist flags and letters spelling out “Freedom” as they gather for a rally on Catalonia’s national day ‘La Diada’ in Barcelona, Spain onSeptember 11.   BARCELONA,  September 11 (Reuters): Catalan separatists began gathering in Barcelona on Tuesday to celebrate their region’s commemorative day and boost its bid for independence, in an event expected to […]

Tata Power to offer suite of services in rooftop solar drive

Tata Power to offer suite of services in rooftop solar drive

A boy dusts off a solar panel installed on the rooftop of his house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. (REUTERS File Photo) MUMBAI, September 11 (Reuters): India’s Tata Power Company Ltd plans to offer a range of services from advice and financing to installation and maintenance as it strives to increase its share of the […]

Swara Bhasker slams Vivek Agnihotri for abusive tweet

Swara Bhasker slams Vivek Agnihotri for abusive tweet

Actress Swara Bhasker has slammed filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri for his “hateful and insensitive” tweet targeting her for speaking on the Kerala nun abuse case.   She is happy that microblogging site Twitter locked the filmmaker’s account for the content, and made him delete his tweet.   “It is not about me. I see this as […]

Lil Xan pays tribute to Mac Miller

Lil Xan pays tribute to Mac Miller

Rapper Lil Xan has revealed a new face tattoo dedicated to the late rapper-producer Mac Miller.   Days after the “My favourite part” rapper died from an apparent overdose on September 7, Lil Xan honoured his friend in the most permanent of ways by getting a tattoo on his face, reports people.com.   The new […]

Qualcomm launches chip for next-gen Android smartwatches

Qualcomm launches chip for next-gen Android smartwatches

San Francisco, September 11 (IANS): Global chipset-maker Qualcomm has launched a new processor for next generation smartwatches, with extended battery life, ultra-low power system architecture and enhanced always-on display.   The announcement was made at an event where the company also announced its first “SDW3100” customers — Fossil Group, Louis Vuitton, and Montblanc.   Called the […]

Government to invite bids to create NBFC for food processing sector

Government to invite bids to create NBFC for food processing sector

New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said that the Request for Proposal (RFP) to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC), which will cater to credit and lending needs of the food processing sector, will be issued this month.   The ministry will create an initial […]

HSBC whistleblower defends tax leak as he fights extradition

HSBC whistleblower defends tax leak as he fights extradition

Former HSBC employee Herve Falciani arrives at High Court in Madrid, Spain on September 11. (REUTERS Photo)   MADRID, September 11 (Reuters): A whistleblower fighting extradition to Switzerland for leaking details of thousands of clients of HSBC’s private bank there said on Tuesday his actions had played a key role in helping other European countries uncover […]