Punjab people sharing fake news with nationalistic messages: Research

Amritsar, November 12 (IANS) People in Punjab are sharing fake news stories with nationalistic messages for “nation building” purposes, with consolidation of national identity taking precedence over the need to fact-check a story, new BBC research has found.   The research, done as part of the BBC (British Broadcast Corporation) ‘Beyond Fake News’ project, which […]

No threat but need to be alert in Punjab: Army chief

Pathankot (Punjab), November 12 (IANS) While maintaining that there was no immediate threat of militancy in Punjab, the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, said on Monday that there was a need to be alert about it.   “There is not much threat (of terrorism) in Punjab, but we need to be alert about it. […]

Woman editor comes out in support of Akbar

Woman editor comes out in support of Akbar

M.J. Akbar (4th L), India’s Former Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs, leaves a court after a hearing in a defamation suit he filed against a female journalist in New Delhi, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis   New Delhi, November 12 (IANS) The Sunday Guardian Editor Joyeeta Basu on Monday put up a strong defence for […]

Taking ‘multi-variable’ steps to curb fake news before 2019 India polls: Twitter CEO

New Delhi, November 12 (IANS) Twitter is taking “multi-variable” steps, including the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, to curb the spread of misleading information on its platform ahead of 2019 general election in India, Co-Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said here on Monday.   Addressing a Town Hall-style meeting at the Indian Institute of […]

Union Minister Ananth Kumar dead; 3-day mourning in Karnataka

Union Minister Ananth Kumar dead; 3-day mourning in Karnataka

 The Union Minister Ananth Kumar addressing the Media on the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), in New Delhi on May 12, 2017.  Kumar, who is also the Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, was a  six-time parliamentarian from the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency since 1996, Ananth Kumar and had been undergoing treatment for cancer […]

Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Sitharaman

Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Sitharaman

India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman returns a microphone after speaking with media at the 3rd Intersessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2017. REUTERS   New Delhi, November 11 (PTI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday pitched for dialogues between India and China on various issues, saying […]

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’

People commute on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal   New Delhi, November 11 (PTI): Delhi’s air quality remained in the “severe” category on Sunday owing to unfavourable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said.   The overall air quality index was recorded […]

IAF is prepared 24×7 for any threat: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa

IAF is prepared 24×7 for any threat: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa

 Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa gestures as he addresses a news conference ahead of Air Force Day, in New Delhi . PTI File Photo   New Delhi, November 11 (PTI) The Indian Air Force is “very much alive” to emerging threats that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa […]

Around 160 terrorists waiting at launch pads to infiltrate: Lt Gen Singh

Jammu, November 11 (PTI) The terror infrastructure in Pakistan remains intact and around 160 terrorists are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into Indian territory, a senior Army officer said Sunday.   Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, who took over as the general officer commanding of the Nagrota-based White Knight Corps, commonly known […]