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Weekend Binge: Like Annabelle/Conjuring? You're going to love these 5 terrifying horror movies

India, Aug. 20 -- Every week, we will curate a collection of titles - movies, TV, general miscellanea - for you to watch (and in some cases, read, or listen to), in a series we call Weekend Binge. The selection will be based on a theme which binds the picks - which could be extremely blunt in certain instances, or confusingly abstract in some. No rules apply, other than the end goal being getting some great entertainment to watch.

While the idea... Read More


Amateur radio service exam now to be held every year

Bangladesh, Aug. 20 -- The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is planning to hold 'Amateur Radio Service' examination on an annual basis starting from this year, concerned officials of the telecom regulator revealed on Saturday.

'Amateur Radio Service' can play a very critical role during the time of natural disasters or national emergency, BTRC officials said as more than 200 individuals sat for this year's examination.

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Heel or heal? Donald Trump mocked on Twitter for typo-filled tweets

India, Aug. 20 -- Not once, but twice US President Donald Trump managed to put his foot (heel and all) in his mouth on Twitter in a single day, for a single tweet.

After his infamous 'covfefe' mishap, the president once again left his followers amused by tweeting about the protests in Boston on Saturday and misspelling the word 'heal' as 'heel' in four tweets.

Misspellings, and deletions, have been common for Trump on Twitter.

Earlier in May, ... Read More


Wipro gets GP's five-yr IT deal

Bangladesh, Aug. 20 -- Neighbouring India-based information technology (IT) giant Wipro Limited has secured a five-year IT infrastructure and service deal with the country's largest telecommunications operator Grameenphone (GP) Limited.

A bdnews24.com report says Wipro, which also has IT operations across the globe, will use its HOLMES Artificial Intelligence Platform to manage the IT landscape of Bangladesh's largest telecom services provider. ... Read More


A new Dalit revolution is brewing in Telangana

India, Aug. 20 -- When Botla Karthik, a Dalit youth from Mulug village of newly-formed Jayashankar Bhupalpalli district, got an Aadhar card for his two-year old daughter early this month, it generated a lot curiosity. Her name on the card read: Botla Abhaya Swaero.

The suffix "Swaero" in the girl's name might appear surprising, but it has now become a buzz word among the Dalit communities in the Telangana that has given them a new identity. Inst... Read More


Teens' enmity set off Basirhat riots' chain

KOLKATA, Aug. 20 -- A quarrel between two teenagers was at the root of the blasphemous Facebook post on July 2 that triggered communal clashes in West Bengal's Baduria-Basirhat areas, leaving one dead and more than a dozen people injured, investigators have found.

The probe revealed that Suman (name changed), the 17-year-old boy from whose profile the morphed photo was posted, did not post it.

A special team of officers from North 24 Parganas p... Read More


Facebook 'friend' blackmails Udaipur woman, held

Udaipur, Aug. 20 -- The Pratap Nagar police on Friday arrested a man from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly blackmailing a woman in a bid to extort 50,000 from her.

The accused was brought to Udaipur on Friday and was remanded to judicial custody, said Hanuwant Singh, station house officer (SHO), Pratap Nagar police station. The accused, Mahesh Chandra, a resident of Ghaziabad district in UP, had threatened to upload the victim's morphed photographs o... Read More


Man booked for offensive remarks against CM

Shahjahanpur, Aug. 20 -- A man was booked here for allegedly making derogatory comments against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the social media, the police said on Saturday. Updesh Yadav Samajwadi, a resident of Kilapur area here, allegedly posted derogatory comments against Adityanath on his Facebook page on Thursday night, said Virendra Chauhan, station in-charge of Mirzapur. A police complaint against the accused was lodged on... Read More


BBAU STUDENTS DEACTIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE AFTER FIR

Lucknow, Aug. 20 -- The Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University students have deactivated the facebook page-Ambedkar University Dalit Student Union (AUDSU)-after police registered a case against 9 of them for posting objectionable content and remarks on social media against a woman teacher On visiting the said page, there is a message that reads: 'page you requested cannot be displayed at the moment.' The angry students said university was unnecess... Read More


Gorakhpur deaths: Not fixing public healthcare immediately will have serious consequences for India's economic ambitions

India, Aug. 20 -- The recent tragic and unacceptable deaths of children in the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur has angered many across the country. In part, what further inflamed the popular mood was the inability of the governments - both at the Centre and in the State - to grasp the difference between natural deaths and those caused by negligence. Instead of showing remorse and quickly acting to sort out issues of blame and matters of medical ... Read More