Saturday , 16 December 2017

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US tech firms, consumer advocacy groups oppose net neutrality vote

PTI   Washington Technology firms and consumer advocacy groups in the US are planning to challenge telecom regulators’ decision to back a proposal by its Indian-American chairman Ajit Pai to rollback Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet. The Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-2 vote, Thursday adopted a proposal by Republican-appointed chairman Pai. The ... Read More »

Indian-origin man killed by armed robbers in US

PTI   Washington An Indian-origin man has been killed during a robbery by two hooded attackers in Ohio, becoming one of the latest victims of gun violence in the US. Karunakar Karengle, was working last Monday at the Jiffy Convenience Mart on Camelot Drive when two men came in with a firearm around 10.00 pm, police said. Fairfield Fire Department ... Read More »

Russian presidential election slated for March 18

IANS   Moscow The Russian Federation Council, or the upper house of parliament, on Friday officially set the country’s presidential election for March 18, 2018. A resolution to set the date will effectively give a start to the election campaign, chairman of the Federation Council’s Constitutional Legislation Committee Andrei Klishas said. President Vladimir Putin, who has declared his intention to ... Read More »

May tells EU Brexit on track despite vote disappointment

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to brush off a humiliating parliamentary defeat as she arrived at a Brussels summit Thursday, insisting Brexit was on track as EU leaders prepared to move talks onto the next stage. Please like & share: Read More »

Somalia’s Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber from Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country’s main police academy, the force’s chief said. Please like & share: Read More »

Indian American doctor held for healthcare fraud in US

WASHINGTON: An Indian American cardiologist based in the US state of Nevada has been arrested on 39 charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud, officials said. Please like & share: Read More »

Brexit talks: European Parliament gives conditional approval for 2nd phase

STRASBOURG (FRANCE): The European Parliament on Wednesday gave conditional approval to move the Brexit negotiations onto the second phase, although it added an amendment calling for agreements adopted on citizens rights and the divorce bill in the preliminary stages to be written into a legal document. Please like & share: Read More »

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