Tuesday Trends

  • Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy
    on November 12, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet blackout. Tensions have been high since August 5 when the national government moved to bring the region under direct rule, cut telecommunications and detained thousands to quell any unrest. Dozens of journalists held a silent demonstration against the internet ban, holding their laptops with open with blank screens or held placards with the words “100 days no internet” and “stop humiliating Kashmir journalists”.

  • Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services ahead of election
    on November 12, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Hackers attacked Britain’s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said on Tuesday,

  • UK Labour Party undergoing second cyber attack: source
    on November 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hackers attacked Britain’s opposition Labour Party for a second time in two days on Tuesday and attempted to force its web services offline, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

  • Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza
    on November 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months.

  • Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives
    on November 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.

  • Congress didn’t delay decision on supporting Shiv Sena: Prithviraj Chavan
    on November 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Asked if the Congress has agreed to support the Shiv Sena to form the government, he said, “If that wasn’t so, we would not have held prolonged discussions in Delhi yesterday.” Chavan said the state Congress leaders will meet their NCP counterparts in Mumbai later in the day to discuss the process of government formation.

  • Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor for ‘scorpion on Shivling’ remark
    on November 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

    “Neither complainant nor his main counsel is present. An exemption application is moved on behalf of the complainant. The same is vague in nature. It is stated in the application that he is in personal difficulty but what is such ‘difficulty’ is not explained at all in the application,” the court said.

  • Q2 loan growth falls to DeMo lows: Credit Suisse
    on November 12, 2019 at 9:23 am

    The numbers given in the report is indicative of the fact that post Il&FS failure and liquidity crisis being faced by other NBFCs including DHFL, lenders have become reluctant to increase their exposure to the NBFC sector.

  • Rajiv Gandhi assassin released on parole
    on November 12, 2019 at 9:06 am

    A.G. Perarivalan, one of the life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was released on one month parole on Tuesday.

  • PM Modi convenes cabinet meet, Maharashtra likely on agenda
    on November 12, 2019 at 9:01 am

    The meeting was convened amid an ongoing political stalemate in the state where no party has been able to form the government so far after the assembly election last month.

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