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Twitter Launches Political Ad Tracking Tools in Europe, India, and Australia

Twitter on Tuesday rolled out tools in Europe, India, and Australia, that will make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads. Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook have come under pressure to do more to combat fake news and the spread of extremism and propaganda online. The political campaigning ads policy was introduced during the US midterm elections. …

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Pulwama attack: Pakistan warns India against military action

Image copyright AFP Image caption In a televised address, Mr Khan called on India to provide evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved Pakistan PM Imran Khan says his country will retaliate if India takes military action against it in the aftermath of last week’s suicide attack on Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir. In a televised address, he …

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India high speed train breaks down on first trip

Image copyright Reuters Image caption PM Narendra Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express on Friday India’s fastest train has broken down on its first trip, a day after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi. The Indian-built semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express was returning to the capital Delhi from the city of Varanasi after its first outing when brakes …

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Over 150 Mobile Manufacturing Units Set Up in India in Past 4 Years: CMR

With the government’s “Make in India” push, the country witnessed the setting up of over 150 mobile handset manufacturing units in the past four years, according to a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR). At the end of Q4 2018, CKD (completely knocked down) manufacturing stood at 57 percent while SKD (semi knocked down) manufacturing stood at around 39 percent, …

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Pulwama attack: India will ‘completely isolate’ Pakistan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe blast took place on a heavily guarded highway India has said it will ensure the “complete isolation” of Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 46 soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir. Federal Minister Arun Jaitley said India would take “all possible diplomatic steps” to cut Pakistan off from the international community. India accuses …

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Formula 1: Racing Point to continues as Force India successors

The Force India team name will be absent from the grid for the first time since 2007 Racing Point will continue as the successors to the now defunct Force India for the 2019 F1 Championship, which starts in Australia on 17 March. Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll acquired Force India when it fell into administration in July, initially calling it ‘Racing …

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US fake university: India anger after students arrested

Image caption The sting operation came complete with a fake university website India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors …

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Facebook to Launch Transparency Tools for Electoral Ads in India

As India faces elections in a couple of months, Facebook said it will launch transparency tools for electoral ads next month in the country to help prevent foreign interference and make political and issue advertising on its platform more transparent. Advertisers will need to be authorised to purchase political ads and Facebook will give people more information about ads related …

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India relocates crocodiles at world’s tallest statue in Gujarat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStunning visuals of the world’s tallest statue Indian officials have begun relocating some 300 crocodiles from a reservoir next to the world’s tallest statue to allow a seaplane service for visitors. The animals, some around 3m (9ft) long, are being lured into metal cages and sent elsewhere in the western state of …

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