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Petya Malware Causes Disruption Across the Globe, Europe Worst Hit

A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh cyber-assault paralysed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily malicious programs can bring daily life to a halt. Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware — malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release. In the United…

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How National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Rescued PM Modi At White House

Ajit Doval, who was seated on the front row along with some other senior Indian officials, sprang up and quickly retrieved the papers and handed it back to the prime minister. WASHINGTON:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was saved from a possible embarrassment by an alert National Security Advisor Ajit Doval when wind swept away a few pages of his prepared remarks to the media at the White House on Tuesday. While the prime minister was listening to the remarks of US President at the Rose Garden of the presidential mansion…

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Qualcomm Antitrust Lawsuit to Proceed, US Judge Rules

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm can proceed, a federal judge ruled late on Monday, meaning the iPhone chip supplier must now wage a fight with US regulators even as it contests a separate $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple. US District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California in San Jose denied Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the FTC’s lawsuit, saying the agency’s allegations would amount to anticompetitive behaviour on Qualcomm’s part if proved true. In response, Qualcomm said the case is still in its early…

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Three CNN journalists resign after Trump aide article removed

The story was taken down on Friday following an internal investigation, with an apology to Anthony Scaramucci, an outspoken ally of the president. Mr Scaramucci said it was not true, accusing the network of attacking President Donald Trump’s friends. Mr Trump responded by taunting CNN in a tweet saying: “FAKE NEWS!” “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign,” he posted on Tuesday morning. “What about all the other phony stories they do?” Journalist Thomas Frank, investigative unit editor Eric Lictblau – a…

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Google fined record $2.7bn by EU for favouring its own e-commerce service

European Union antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, for illegally favouring its own online shopping service in its search results. The move indicates the European regulators will likely take a tough line with the Silicon Valley giant in two other ongoing cases. The European Commission said the world’s most popular internet search engine has 90 days to stop favouring its own shopping service or face a further penalty of up to 5% of Alphabet’s average daily global turnover. The commission found…

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Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect, will consider case in fall

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raised fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination. The court made an important exception: it said the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” The court also…

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This 16-year-old innovator has given the experience of sight to the visually impaired

Gursimran Singh, a 16-year-old class 12 student from Gurugram, has introduced the concept of ‘imagine or visualise’ in the lives of the sightless. Sight. A one-syllable word, but a sense that perceives 80 percent of all impressions. We interpret the world, its beauty, its dangers, with our eyes. Close them and we are in a world of endless darkness. It is true that the blind do not miss what they never had. This doesn’t mean we accept their state or our inability to help them. After all, nothing can exceed…

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Vadodara teen is first Indian female driver to cruise into Euro JK Series

Mira Erda started racing at the age of nine, with national karting. Now, the 17-year-old is all set to for the highly competitive Euro JK series Mira Erda, a teenager from Vadodara, who has participated in around 75 races both at the national and the international level, has become the first Indian female driver to compete in the highly competitive Euro JK series. Mira began her racing journey at the tender age of nine initially in national karting. Her father owns a racing track in Vadodara and Mira used to accompany…

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US President has an entire Indian village named in his honour

The American president has recently had a scaly-headed moth named after him, but how about an entire Indian village? Residents in a small community in the northern state of Haryana are apparently embracing their village’s new name, ‘Trump Village’, with hopes the unusual connection will soon have them flushed with success in improving sanitation. The rebranding is part of a campaign by a toilet charity, as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation through the publicity the group’s stunt will generate. Aid group Sulabh International,…

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SUV thugs collide with three pedestrians while trying to run over police officer in Gurugram

Thugs speeding in a black SUV, who tried to mow down a station house officer (SHO) at Gurugram police station, ended up injuring three pedestrians instead. The collision occurred on Saturday morning, along the busy MG Road in Gurugram. Following criticism over an inability to control such thugs on the road, Gurugram police had deployed a large number of forces, including three SHOs of the area, to control errant pubgoers. At around 1.45am, police saw a Mahindra Scorpio SUV with tinted glass near the Grand Mall stretch and its occupants…

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Read all about Trump’s rural internet plan

If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them live in rural areas. In those regions, nearly 40 percent of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities. Donald Trump, who capitalized on…

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Darjeeling unrest:Here are the latest developments

The indefinite strike by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling entered its 14th day on Sunday but the situation remained tensed.  The bandh which was called by GJM over the demand of a separate Gorkhaland has thrown life out of gear for the people. The GJM which is an ally of BJP in NDA has reportedly decided to burn the copies of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) Accord, signed in 2011 between the Union home ministry, the West Bengal government and the outfit, on June 26 and 27. Here are the latest developments…

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