BT bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network

BT has said it will not use Huawei’s equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company’s phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the “core” of the service. BT also confirmed that it was stripping out Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G networks, as revealed by the Financial Times (FT). It follows security concerns. The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission recently issued a…

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Bajrang Dal man main accused in Bulandshahr cop’s killing during cow slaughter protests

Police arrested four men on Tuesday and booked 28 people for murder and rioting in connection with the violence that roiled Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr a day before and left a police inspector and a local resident dead. Additional director general of police (law and order) Anand Kumar identified those arrested as Chaman, Ram, Satish (only first names were given) and Ashish Chauhan, and said the prime suspect in the Monday morning’s violence, triggered by allegations of cow slaughter, is a man named Yogesh Raj. The ADG said three others were taken into custody for interrogation…

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‘Mehrunisa’ – where Nawabi Lucknow meets reality

A meeting with ‘Peepli Live’ actor Farrukh Jaffar in Lucknow, two years back, gave filmmaker Sandeep Kumar an idea for a film. This meeting gave birth to his fifth film, ‘Mehrunisa’, in which Jaffer plays the lead. A meeting with ‘Peepli Live’ actor Farrukh Jaffar in Lucknow, two years back, gave filmmaker Sandeep Kumar an idea for a film. This meeting gave birth to his fifth film, ‘Mehrunisa’, in which Jaffer plays the lead. “The story is a fiction but partly based on my lead actor’s life too. She started…

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Microsoft to give Pentagon access to ‘best technology’

US software giant Microsoft has pledged to give the Pentagon access to its “best technology” despite criticism from employees, breaking with other tech companies that are reconsidering military companies after facing internal backlash. According to Press TV, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, said Saturday that the corporation was “going to provide the US Defense Department with access to the best technology … all the technology we create. Full stop.” Speaking during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi…

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Post Five-State Polls, BJP’s Eyes Will Be On Mamata Banerjee’s Bastion

New Delhi, Dec 3 :To keep its electoral machinery and party’s organisational wings in actions, immediately after the five-state polls, BJP’s focus is to shift to West Bengal, where its bitter critic Mamata Banerjee is in power. ‘Mission East’ will come into focus in view of the 2019 general elections wherein the saffron party expects to give Trinamool Congress a big contest in its own fiefdom. BJP chief Amit Shah has already set a target of 22-23 seats from the state which has 42 parliamentary constituencies. The party is set…

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Four Yrs Of TRS/BJP Incompetence Has Made Telangana People Cynical: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 3: Attacking the TRS government in Telangana, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said four years of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance and corruption has made the people of the state cynical. Mr Gandhi, who is in Telangana on Monday to address election meetings, said the Congress would fulfill the people’s dreams in the state. In a post on social media, he said, ‘Telangana was born of idealism & great dreams. But, 4 yrs. of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance & corruption has made the people cynical. I am in Telangana…

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Paid leave for domestic violence survivors can help break the cycle of violence against women

To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December), public sector unions launched a campaign to demand paid leave for all survivors of domestic violence. This is a part of efforts to strengthen labour laws and policies that can help stop violence and harassment. “While the #MeToo movement has drawn global attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment, particularly in high profile industries, less attention has been given to the role which employers and labour laws must have…

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OnMobile launches ONMO Videos in India with focus on curated regional content

OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched ONMO Videos across 5 leading operators in India, Bangladesh and the Middle East. Across the globe, Indians take a deep sense of pride in their local language. They prefer content in their native language as it brings them closer to their culture and community but the challenge has always been that the desired content is available at different destinations and in different formats, across various channels. ONMO Videos is a ‘one-stop-destination’ portal on video entertainment which showcases rich and exclusive regional…

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US-led coalition again uses white phosphorus bombs in Syria: Russia

Russia says the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has again used white phosphorus bombs to target residential areas in Syria. “We are still worried by the actions of the United States of America in Syria. Jets navigated by the so-called coalition have been for a long time attacking the outskirts of the city of Hajin over the Euphrates River, which led to numerous civilians casualties,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at her weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday. “Last week, we spoke about 50…

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Taliban not serious about peace: Afghan chief executive

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says the Taliban militant group is not serious in peace talks aimed at ending hostilities in the war-inflicted country. Abdullah on Wednesday questioned the militant group’s sincerity and said the Taliban had so far shown no intention to seriously engage in the negotiations despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process. “Recently there are renewed efforts in terms of the international community and especially the US,” Abdullah said in an interview with AFP in Paris. “We are not judging it too prematurely, but I…

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