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#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more

24 Nov 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more

The fourth week of November was pretty much quiet but we did get some concerning news from different corners of the tech sphere.

Google just took down an 'anti-national' app from Play Store

21 Nov 2019

Google just took down an 'anti-national' app from Play Store

Google has a knack for removing bad apps, particularly those carrying dangerous malware or adware capable of disrupting your experience of an Android phone.

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

06 Nov 2019

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

22 Oct 2019

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

25 Sep 2019

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

08 Sep 2019

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued an order on Sunday, immediately banning the telecast of controversial TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush.

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

04 Sep 2019

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

In a tragic incident, a massive fire erupted at a firecracker factory in Batala, Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Wednesday.

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

20 Aug 2019

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

19 Jul 2019

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

15 Jul 2019

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Punjab Cabinet, found support from his party colleague Shatrughan Sinha with the latter saying he was "appalled" by the decision.

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister

14 Jul 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister

On Sunday, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu announced he resigned as a minister from the Punjab Cabinet.

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

09 Jul 2019

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

It's been more than a month since Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was given the responsibility of Punjab's Power and Non-renewable Energy Sources Department, but he is yet to take charge.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

02 Jul 2019

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

23 Jun 2019

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

Tensions have been flying high and security has been stepped up in Punjab after prime accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case was killed inside the jail on Sunday.

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

15 Jun 2019

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

11 Jun 2019

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

A two-year-old boy from Punjab, who fell into a 150-feet deep borewell and remained stuck there for 109 hours, died on Tuesday morning.

Punjab: After refusing new ministry, Sidhu kept out of advisory-panels

09 Jun 2019

Punjab: After refusing new ministry, Sidhu kept out of advisory-panels

Amid rift with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been kept out of eight consultative groups of the state government formed to expedite implementation of schemes.

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

24 May 2019

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.

Exit polls predict Modi 2.0 but Congress promises a 'surprise'

20 May 2019

Exit polls predict Modi 2.0 but Congress promises a 'surprise'

The 2019 general elections concluded on Sunday after long-drawn seven phases and soon pollsters and TV news channels released exit polls.

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

19 May 2019

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

21 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

On Friday, BJP President Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in Pune and sparked off speculations that the latter may be fielded from Amritsar, Punjab.

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

14 Apr 2019

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

#ThisDayThatYear: Today marks 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

13 Apr 2019

#ThisDayThatYear: Today marks 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Saturday, April 13, marked the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, one of the darkest days of British rule in India in which innocents were killed by a ruthless general.

Two veterans deny signing letter to President about Army's misuse

12 Apr 2019

Two veterans deny signing letter to President about Army's misuse

On Friday, a letter signed by over 150 Army veterans and addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind surfaced on social media.

PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

11 Apr 2019

PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

Prima facie the comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Latur, where he asked first-time voters to vote for army men who carried out the Balakot strikes, violated the Model Code of Conduct, a report in IE claimed.

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

30 Mar 2019

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

Neha Shoree, an officer of the Punjab government's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) wing, was shot dead on Friday at her office near Mohali by a chemist whose license she had canceled a decade ago.

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan hold first meeting; release joint statement

14 Mar 2019

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan hold first meeting; release joint statement

Amid bitter relations between India and Pakistan, officials from both the countries met on the Indian side of Attari-Wagah border on Thursday to discuss modalities for setting up the Kartarpur corridor.

They have shown me my place: Sidhu fumes at Congress

08 Mar 2019

They have shown me my place: Sidhu fumes at Congress

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said he has been "shown his place" after he wasn't invited as a speaker at party President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Moga, Punjab, on Thursday.

#AbhinandanMyHero: Wing Commander's parents get standing ovation on flight

01 Mar 2019

#AbhinandanMyHero: Wing Commander's parents get standing ovation on flight

On realizing that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's parents were traveling with them on a Delhi-bound flight, passengers cheered, clapped and gave them a standing ovation.

Sidhu condemns Pulwama attack, but asks why blame Pakistan

15 Feb 2019

Sidhu condemns Pulwama attack, but asks why blame Pakistan

On Friday, Congress Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu condemned the ghastly Pulwama attack. But, he maintained an entire nation (Pakistan) can't be held responsible for the action of a handful.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh favors open jails for female prisoners

28 Jan 2019

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh favors open jails for female prisoners

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has favoured the setting up of open jails for the female prisoners in the state to ease their rehabilitation after release, an official said yesterday.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan to only allow 500 pilgrims per day

30 Dec 2018

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan to only allow 500 pilgrims per day

After agreeing to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims looking to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the Pakistan government, reportedly, is mulling imposing certain conditions.

Punjab: Former PM Rajiv Gandhi's statue vandalized, CM condemns act

25 Dec 2018

Punjab: Former PM Rajiv Gandhi's statue vandalized, CM condemns act

A statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was vandalized today in Ludhiana, Punjab by some persons, who Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh claimed, owed allegiance to the Shiromani Akali Dal in the state.