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World Turns Tumble as WhatsApp Down for 2nd Time This Month

  From Malaysia to Britian to Netherlands, instant messaging app WhatsApp users were up in arms when the social connecting website was down briefly on Wednesday but this is the second time the Facebook-owned social media site is down this month. The outage was noticed around 9.30 pm IST on May 17, 2017 and the last time WhatsApp was down ...

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Ransomware Cyber Attack: Britain’s NHS Reports 16 Hospitals Hit; Probes if Patients’ Data Leaked

Britain’s National Health Service that covers free treatment for its citizens has been badly hit with 16 of its organisation have been affected by the ransomware cyber attacks nullifying their services and forcing many patients return without consultation. In a statement, the NHS Digital said, “The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna ...

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Wake up Europe! More Deaths a-la Kurdi Likely, Says UNICEF

Finally, the images of 3-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi found dead with his head down on the seashore has woken up the erstwhile empire of humanity how realistic their anti-refugee policies are. The vivid images of Kurdi ricocheted around the world on social media, along with equally painful images of children lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders ...

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Nobel laureate, DNA fame Venki made president of prestigious UK Royal Society

Indian-origin Chemistry Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Venki) has been bestowed the highest honour in the UK making him join the ranks of eminent British scientists such as Newton and Rhterford. Venki will succeed Paul Nurse as the Royal Society president from December this year and head the world’s top most science outfit. He was chosen by about 1,200 Royal Society ...

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Driverless Cars to Hit Britain’s Roads as UK Govt Gives Approval

The British government has given its nod to go-ahead to test driver-less cars on public roads on Wednesday without any restrictions in an effort to take lead over other international lead players in the development of the new technology. Companies wishing to conduct tests in the country are not limited to the test track or certain geographical areas, do not ...

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UK-based Hindujas Buy London’s Iconic Old War Office of Churchill

The Hinduja Group has acquired a significant chunk of world history — the Old War Office Building in London, once the hub of British war time prime minister Winston Churchill, the group said on Monday. The acquisition of the heritage structure was made by Hinduja Group chairman S.P. Hinduja and co-chairman G.P. Hinduja, in partnership with a Obrascon Huarte Lain ...

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RBS Group fined $88 million for 2012 IT system failure incident

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) announced on Friday that it has reached agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) in the United Kingdom for failings in relation to the 2012 I.T. incident. RBS has agreed a penalty of £42m with the FCA and £14m with the PRA. Both these payments are covered ...

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Inexpensive, Inflatable Incubator to Reduce Premature Infant Deaths

A researcher from Loughborough University in Britain has developed a low-cost, inflatable baby incubator for use in the developing world in order to reduce the number of deaths resulting from premature births. The incubator MOM provides the same performance as an expensive modern incubation system, but costs just 250 pounds (Rs.24,206.79) to manufacture, test and transport to the desired location, ...

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Sanctions Slapped on 5 Global Banks for Crrency Manipulation

Five global banks banks — Citibank, HSBC, JPMorgan, RBS and UBS in US< Britain and Switzerland — have been ordered by the US watchdog CFTC to pay $3.3 billion in penalties for manipulating currencies. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued sanctions against the five banks, beginning with home-based Citibank slapped with $310 million fine, followed by JPMorgan, RBS and ...

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Labour party suspends Indian-origin candidate in Britain

An Indian-origin man, who is running for a local election in Britain’s West London next month, was suspended by the British Labour party as its candidate after it was found that he was embroiled in a court case. Cranford ward candidate Gurpal Virdi, who is a former Metropolitan police officer from Hounslow, has been accused of indecently assaulting a 16-year-old ...

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12-member syndicate in Corby wins Euromillion jackpot

It’s not one but 12 truck drivers who won the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 16 March. The group of 12 formed into a syndicate and played EuroMillions every Friday for the last three years. Now their luck has smiled on them that each member will pocket about £3.16 million. They work in the town of Corby, England. Chris Smith, one ...

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UK inner city violence under radar again, with Bidve killing

By Supriya Tiwari LONDON: The murder of 23-year-old Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford, Manchester, on Boxing Day in a completely unprovoked attack has outraged Britain, where memories of last summer’s infamous riots are still fresh in many minds. Bidve arrived from Pune in September 2011 to pursue a master’s degree at Lancaster University.  According to reports, he was with ...

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