Packham loses bid for legal challenge over HS2

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Image caption Environmental campaigner Chris Packham said he was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling TV naturalist Chris Packham has lost his Court of Appeal bid to challenge the government over the HS2 high-speed rail scheme. He had argued there were failings in the way the government decided to give the project the go-ahead. In April, … Read more

Asha Bhosle flags Rs 2 lakh power bill for June; discom says bill based on actual meter reading


State power utility Mahadiscom, facing flak for sending ‘inflated’ bills for June, has now received a complaint from noted singer Asha Bhosle after she got an electricity bill of over Rs 2 lakh for her bungalow in hill station Lonavala. However, the utility has stated that the bill generated was as per the “actual meter … Read more

Apple vendors, Samsung, others propose Rs 11 lakh crore mobile phone production under PLI scheme


NEW DELHI: iPhone maker Apple’s contract manufacturers, as well as firms like Samsung, Lava and Dixon have proposed to produce mobile devices and components of over Rs 11 lakh crore in the next five years under the government’s new scheme to boost electronics manufacturing, according to sources. The proposals submitted by the companies to the … Read more

Florida sets new record for Covid-19 deaths for 4th straight day 

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is pictured on July 9 in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP The Covid-19 infection rate across New York City has to be below 3% for schools to reopen, Mayor Bill de Blasio said during the city’s daily Covid-19 news conference Friday. New York City has been below that threshold for weeks, de Blasio … Read more

Facebook brings ‘official music videos’ to India


New Delhi: Facebook on Friday introduced ‘official music videos‘ in India to showcase music videos from labels like T-Series Music, Zee Music Company, and Yash Raj Films on its platform. The music video experience on Facebook is available in India, Thailand, and the US. Users in India will be able to watch content from the … Read more

India needs norms for 5G NextGen IoT devices, but framing those won’t be easy


Security experts warned that IoT devices – be it a smart TV, fridge or a washing machine – would be much more vulnerable in a 5G context since devices with built-in software and processors like computers can serve as jump-off points for launching serious cyberattacks on individual consumers, institutional assets and even critical information infrastructure … Read more

2020 Election Live Updates: Trump Administration Continues Attacks on Mail-In Voting

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A new paper by an M.I.T. elections expert predicts that the outcome of this year’s presidential election — and the problem known as the “lost vote,” in which legitimate ballots go uncounted — could fuel post-election allegations of a rigged election. The paper, by Charles Stewart III, highlights how Mr. Trump’s claims about problems with … Read more

Police video depicting me as a free man a white lie: Congress leader Saifuddin Soz reconfirms ‘house arrest’

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Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Saifuddin Soz on Friday claimed that the government had resorted to underhanded means to make false claims about his freedom. Saifuddin Soz has allegedly been under house arrest since August 5, the day Article 370 was abrogated. The government has told the Supreme Court that he was never … Read more