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Data ‘new form of wealth’; developing nations’ needs too important: India

Osaka: Data is a “new form of wealth” and it needs to take into account the requirements of developing countries, India said on Friday even as President Donald Trump opposed data localisation and policies restricting the digital trade. US firms like Google, Mastercard, Visa and Amazon have lobbied against data localisation rules around the world including India. Addressing a press …

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BRICS: Prevent terrorist actions from their territories

Osaka: India along with other BRICS nations on Friday called on all states to prevent financing of terrorist networks and of terrorist actions from their territories, as they pledged to combat terrorism and illicit financial flow. In a joint statement after their informal meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) leaders …

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India calls for multi-stakeholder engagement to tackle hate speech online

United Nations: Voicing concern over the use of social media by terrorists to radicalise youth, India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu during the informal meeting of the General Assembly …

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Journalism student? Start your own company, advise researchers

New York: As newspapers shut down, media outlets consolidate and social networking platforms become the primary source of news, journalism students must look beyond traditional print or TV jobs and aim to become entrepreneurs to start their own ventures like websites or PR firms, reveals a significant study. The study from Rice University and Rutgers University found that educators are …

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Turkey politician faces 17-year jail for insulting Erdogan

Ankara: The head of the Turkish opposition party’s Istanbul branch, who is widely credited as the architect of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu’s victory in the local elections, is facing up to 17 years in prison for a series of old tweets criticizing the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Canan Kaftancioglu, a senior member of the Republican People’’s Party (CHP), …

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PM: ties with Japan will become more robust

Kobe: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the bilateral strategic ties between India and Japan will become more robust as India aims to be a $5 trillion economy in the next five years. “Today there is no such part of India where Japan’s projects or investments have not left its mark. Similarly, talent and manpower of India are contributing …

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India’s very high tariffs ‘unacceptable’: Trump

Washington/Osaka: India’s “very high” tariffs on US goods are “unacceptable” and must be withdrawn, President Donald Trump demanded Thursday ahead of his crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan which is likely to be dominated by growing global trade frictions. President Trump, championing his ‘America First’ policy, has been a vocal …

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Indian students caught up in visa row take plea to Sajid Javid

London: Hundreds of overseas students, many of them from India, caught up in a visa row involving compulsory English tests, on Thursday appealed to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid to address the matter, claiming that they were unfairly accused of cheating in the tests. The students are all connected with a scandal over allegations of cheating in the Test of …

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Nirav Modi remanded to custody in UK prison until July 25

London: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, was on Thursday further remanded to judicial custody until July 25. Judge Jonathan Radway presided over the short remand hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via videolink from Wandsworth prison and re-confirmed July 29 as …

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Sri Lankan prison officials await Sirisena’s hanging order

Colombo: Prison officials in Sri Lanka Thursday said they were yet to receive the documents related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s signed death warrants to hang four drug convicts. President Sirisena on Wednesday signed the death warrants to hang four drug convicts, ending a four-decade-long moratorium on the capital punishment in Sri Lanka. The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 …

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