TWO men were beaten to death by a lynch mob after WhatsApp rumours claimed they were child snatchers in a chilling new trend sweeping India. Nilotpal Das and Abijeet Nath were killed after they stopped at a village to ask for directions. Police have arrested 16 people in connection with the killings in Panjuri Kachari, in the north–eastern state of Assam. A resident has also been arrested for “spreading fake news”, reports the Indian Express. Rumours of child kidnappings are spreading across India over WhatsApp, and have already led to the deaths of six other people in the past month. The two latest victims were both residents of Guwahati, the largest city in Assam. They had been travelling in a black SUV when they stopped at the village at around 7.30pm local time on Friday. Earlier, rumours had circulated that two men had kidnapped a child and fled in a black car, according to local media reports. Senior police official Mukesh Agarwal told the BBC: "When … [Read more...] about Two men lynched after WhatsApp messages wrongly claimed they were child snatchers… as chilling new trend sweeps India
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – China and India on Saturday settled a dispute over the flood-prone Brahmaputra river that flows from Tibet to Bangladesh in a sign of growing cooperation between them. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed the agreement as they began the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. “Our talks will add further vigour to the India-China friendship,” Modi said on Twitter, as the two countries try to reset troubled ties months after a border standoff. The SCO, launched in 2001 mainly to combat radical Islam and other security concerns across Central Asia, added traditional rivals India and Pakistan as members last year. Under two deals signed on the sidelines of the SCO summit on Saturday, China will share hydrological data on the Brahmaputra river and amend certain requirements on Indian exports of rice other than the premium Basmati variety to China, India’s foreign ministry spokesman, Raveesh … [Read more...] about India strikes river, rice deals with China as relations thaw
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Yashdeep Chahal June 9, 2018 5:23 pm Change Font Size Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has expanded enough to be the new normal in a country’s technological advancement. The advent of this technology varies from nation to nation and depends on various factors, including the economy, employment scenario, technology, literacy and over and above these factors, the outlook of the government. Remarkably, Sh. Arun Jaitley, in his last Budget speech as the Finance Minister, mandated the NITI Aayog to devise a national policy on artificial intelligence. Hon’ble Prime Minister has also emphasized upon the need for a solid artificial intelligence regime in the country. It is of little importance at this stage to highlight the importance as well as the need of this technology, which has been labelled as the most pathbreaking development in the past 100 years on the lines of electricity. The core area of … [Read more...] about India’s ‘Unregulated’ Tryst with Artificial Intelligence: Looking Into Future Without A Law?
World Turkey Russia India S-400 Russia is selling key United States allies a missile system in a move the U.S. warned could drive the countries away from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Of particular concern is Turkey, a NATO member that occupies a significant geopolitical position. The U.S. has warned Turkey that the Russian S-400 missile system is incompatible with NATO technology, but that fact does not seem to have deterred Ankara. "The purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems meets Turkey’s national interests that have nothing to do with politics. The Russian systems minimize Turkey’s external dependence. This is very important for our country," Turkey’s minister of interior Suleyman Soylu told reporters on Thursday. Turkey and Russia agreed last year that Moscow would sell Ankara the S-400 system, and Turkey has already reportedly paid the first installment. Russia will likely deliver the system as early as 2019 or 2020. Recommended … [Read more...] about Russia Sells Deadly Missile Systems to Turkey and India, Sparking Controversy With U.S.
NEW DELHI: Allrounder Arjun Tendulkar has been named in India's U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour next month. India are slated to tour Sri Lanka in July for two four-day and five one-day matches. ALSO READ: Arjun Tendulkar sweats it out in Dharamshala Arjun, son of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, has made the cut for the four-day squad, which will be led by Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat. Anuj made his first-class debut for Delhi last season. Aryan Juyal of Uttar Pradesh, whose List A debut came in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, has been named captain of the one-day squad. The 18-year-old Arjun is a left-arm medium pacer and a left-hand batsman. He was part of a group of 25 U-19 cricketers who were in Dharamsala in April this year for a month-long camp. The six-foot plus Arjun counts Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England allrounder Ben Stokes among his role models. Earlier this year, Arjun made headlines with a sparkling debut in the Spirit of Cricket Global Challenge … [Read more...] about Arjun Tendulkar named in India U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour