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  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Bihar school warden on 'mass cheating' March 29, 2015

    Cyrus Broacha talks to a school warden over mass cheating in Bihar earlier this month. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught and...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha March 29, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on team India and its performance in the World Cup and Bihar mass cheating. ...
  • 100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' taken from Boko Haram March 21, 2015

    N`Djamena: Around 100 bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Damasak in northeast Nigeria on Friday, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP. Soldiers discovered the bodies under a bridge just outside the town, which was retaken from Boko Haram terrorists on March 9 by...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • 5 things you can do to ward off the NSA from snooping on your emails March 17, 2015

    SAn Francisco: More than half of Americans are worried about the US government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. That's according to a new survey from Pew Research Center, released Monday. A main reason for the...
  • Wikipedia specifically targeted for upstream surveillance by the NSA, says Wikimedia co-founder Jimmy Wales March 12, 2015

    San Francisco: The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the US National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday. Wales also said he thought the lawsuit, brought Tuesday by Wikimedia and rights groups, would...
  • Wikimedia files lawsuit against NSA's mass snoop-ops March 11, 2015

    New York: The US National Security Agency was sued on Tuesday by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programs that they said violates Americans' privacy and makes individuals worldwide less likely to share sensitive information. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency...
  • Egypt strikes IS group in Libya after video of mass beheading surfaces February 16, 2015

    Cairo: Egypt on Monday launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the strikes on state radio on Monday,...
  • Eight shot in Canada, killer commits suicide: Police December 31, 2014

    Montreal: A man shot and killed eight people, including two children, before committing suicide, Canadian police has said. The incident unfolded in three different locations in Edmonton, in the western province of Alberta. Seven of those killed three women, two men and the two children were found in the same house,...
  • On Christmas, Pope urges world to be open to God December 25, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands of people in St. Peter's Basilica. It is...
  • Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing December 19, 2014

    Sydney: Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns. Australia is already in a state of heightened alert after police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning to...
  • Won't allow mass conversion in Aligarh under any circumstance: Police December 15, 2014

    Aligarh: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 will not be allowed under "any circumstance" and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped in the city, a senior police official said on Sunday. "Under no circumstances will we allow the proposed mass conversation...
  • Surat businessman plays foster father, hosts wedding of 111 girls November 30, 2014

    Surat: A city-based businessman on Sunday hosted a mass wedding ceremony for his 111 "daughters" who come from humble backgrounds and have lost their fathers. Businessman Mahesh Savani who has interest in diamond trade and real estate also arranged for "nikah" of three Muslim girls at the ceremony held at a...
  • Mexican experts scour for 43 students' bodies at dump near Cocula city October 29, 2014

    Mexico City: Experts with the Mexican Attorney General's Office are scouring an area near the town of Cocula for the bodies of the 43 students who disappeared on September 26 near the city of Iguala. The officials started working on Tuesday at the dump located in a hard-to-access zone about 10...
  • 'Masss' first look: Suriya transforms his look for the chilling first poster of the film October 22, 2014

    Tamil superstar Suriya is back. This time to scare the audience. The actor's upcoming film 'Masss' is a horror film which has been directed by Venkat Prabhu. The director released the first look of the film on Twitter recently which features Nayanthara and Amy Jackson in the key roles. Suriya,...
  • IIMC students leave for Jammu for relief work September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A team of students and alumni from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Thursday left for Jammu with consignments of relief material to help the flood-affected people there. IIMC's Director General Sunit Tandon flagged off a truck with the relief material at the institute's campus. The team will...
  • UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings August 25, 2014

    Geneva: The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized...
  • Family of James Foley celebrates his life, prays for hostages August 25, 2014

    Rochester: The family of murdered US journalist James Foley prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages as hundreds had gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line. Foley was kidnapped in late 2012 in northern Syria by the jihadist group that now...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass July 6, 2014

    Columbus: A diocesan official says a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass. The official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his services will follow the usual protocol...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in wartorn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strifehit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Shun comfort, reach to the masses: Congress national secretary Zubair Khan June 29, 2014

    Congress national secretary Zubair Khan on Sunday appealed to his partymen to shun comfort and reach to the masses in order to galavanise party's base. He said, "instead of getting discouraged by the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, party workers should go between the people with a sense of...
  • Guinness records mass recital of devotional poem June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mass recital of 'Njanappana', a devotional poem written by the 16th century Malayalm poet Poonthanam, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event, attended by a total of 46,660, was organised by the state chapter of the Art of Living Foundation in front of the...
  • Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq June 15, 2014

    Baghdad: As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses on Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of the Islamic State...
  • Egypt courts convict 170 of violent attacks in mass trials May 18, 2014

    Cairo: A pair of Egyptian courts on Sunday convicted 170 suspected supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi on charges over violent attacks last year, the country's latest mass trials ahead of this month's presidential elections. The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta city of Kafr elSheikh...
  • Caste clashes lead to mass exodus of Dalits from Noida village April 30, 2014

    Noida: Over a 100 members of Dalit community in a Noida village were allegedly forced to leave due to the high handedness of some people belonging to the Gujjar community. It is being reported that the Gujjars, an upper caste in North India used bulldozers and earth moving machines to...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovich wanted for mass murder February 24, 2014

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted for mass murder, authorities announced on Monday. As rival neighbours east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power vacuum in Kiev must not lead to the country breaking...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council February 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Fridaynominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as thechairperson of the advisory council of Haridev JoshiUniversity of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ChiefEditor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, formereditor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor ofThe Week, Nupur...
  • Johnny Depp signs to play infamous criminal in 'Black Mass'? February 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has reportedly signed on to play the role of a reallife criminal, James 'Whitey' Bulger in biopic 'Black Mass', Bulger, a former FBI informant, who became FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. He was arrested in 2011 after 16 years on the run,...