People raise over $1 bn on Facebook

San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday said its charitable giving tools have helped people raise over $1 billion in a span of three years. So far, over 20 million people have either donated to or started a fundraiser on Facebook. The social network also announced that it was[Read More…]

Violence against Rohingyas inexcusable, Pence tells Suu Kyi

Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday told Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi that the treatment of her country’s stateless Rohingya Muslim population was inexcusable. “This is a tragedy that has touched the hearts of millions of Americans. The violence and persecution by military[Read More…]

IT spending in India to touch $90 bn in 2019: Gartner

Panaji, Nov 14 (IANS) Driven by digital business transformation initiatives from both private and public enterprises, India’s IT spending is poised to hit $89.2 billion in 2019, an increase of 6.7 per cent from the estimated spending of $83.6 billion in 2018, Gartner said on Wednesday. Both the private and[Read More…]

Pilot, Gehlot to contest Rajasthan polls

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Two Chief Ministerial aspirants of Congress — Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot — here on Wednesday announced that they will contest the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly elections but avoided answering questions on who will be the CM face. “I and Gehlot will both contest the[Read More…]

4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight

Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah with his family. The Oman Airways flight, flying from Jeddah to Kozhikode in Kerala, made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Monday[Read More…]

HC seeks Delhi government response to CS’ plea

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the response of the state government and others to Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s plea challenging the fresh breach of privilege proceedings initiated against him by the Assembly. Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the Delhi government, Lt Governor and Delhi[Read More…]

Mumbai girl wins ‘Doodle for Google 2018’ contest

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Google on Wednesday declared 13-year-old Pingla Rahul More from Mumbai the national winner of its “Doodle for Google” competition where art-loving students brought their imaginations to life for the search engine giant’s logo. Over 75,000 contestants participated in the contest from around the country and[Read More…]

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