Real world of fake news: A look at the spread of misinformation and what it means for the media

Real world of fake news: A look at the spread of misinformation and what it means for the media

Fake news – the phrase of the times we live in. So much so that it is the one dominant phrase even in the limited vocabulary of a sitting American president. At a recent rally in Montana, Donald Trump said...
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Body of BTech student at IIT Guwahati found hanging in hostel room; police recovers suicide note

Body of BTech student at IIT Guwahati found hanging in hostel room; police recovers suicide note

Guwahati: A first-year student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati has allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room, a police officer said. Nagashree SC, an 18-year-old student from Karnataka, left behind a suicid...
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Neha Dhupia records #NoFilterNeha episode with Badshah; Shararat cast reunite: Social Media Stalkers’ Guide

Neha Dhupia records #NoFilterNeha episode with Badshah; Shararat cast reunite: Social Media Stalkers’ Guide

What’s more fun than passing off stalking celebrities on social media as work? Very little, right? And so, we scanned the Instagram and Twitter accounts of celebs from India and abroad, to bring to you weekly updates from the interwebz....
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Fuel price crisis: Issues behind petroleum rates explained in 7 points; lowering dependency on oil a long drawn process

Fuel price crisis: Issues behind petroleum rates explained in 7 points; lowering dependency on oil a long drawn process

India imported 256.32 million metric tonnes of crude oil and petroleum products in 2017-18 and paid Rs. 6,52,896 lakh crore. The import dependence of India in the case of crude oil is over 80 percent. What is the benchmark crude...
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E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

E. coli ’caused Egypt hotel couple’s deaths’

Image copyright FacebookImage caption John and Susan Cooper died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the...
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Yemeni army seizes key Houthi supply routes into Hodeidah

Yemeni army seizes key Houthi supply routes into Hodeidah

Yemen’s army and its allies seized control of two key roads near the western port city of Hodeidah from Houthi rebels, military sources said. Abdulrahman Saleh Abou Zaraa, head of an elite military unit known as the Giant Brigades, said...
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Pope Francis summons top church officials to discuss sexual abuse prevention

Pope Francis summons top church officials to discuss sexual abuse prevention

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children – evidence that he realizes the scandal is global and that...
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Hurricane Florence’s ‘life-threatening storm surge’ has experts on edge

Hurricane Florence’s ‘life-threatening storm surge’ has experts on edge

Officials are urging those who still intend to try to ride out Hurricane Florence to pack up and leave. While the Category 4 hurricane is expected to slam into the Carolinas later this week and then linger, it’s not just...
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UN: Syria faces ‘unprecedented’ levels of internal displacement

UN: Syria faces ‘unprecedented’ levels of internal displacement

Syria has witnessed unprecedented levels of internal displacement not seen throughout the seven-year conflict with more than one million forced to flee, a UN report said on Wednesday. The 24-page report by the UN Commission of Inquiry – to be presented....
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Hammond: ‘Shock’ of financial crisis still with us

Hammond: ‘Shock’ of financial crisis still with us

Image copyright Reuters The “shock” of the financial crisis continues to impact the economy and peoples’ finances, UK chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Ten years after the financial system went into meltdown, he admitted “people are s...
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