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Facebook blocks more accounts for malicious activities (19 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) The Facebook crackdown on accounts engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on its platform and on Instagram continues.

Rain, snow to continue in J&K till Thursday (09:56)
Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and rains occurred in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as the Met forecast scattered rains and snow to continue till Thursday.

Rockwell Automation, PTC launch software suite for industries (09:44)
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) Industrial automation company Rockwell Automation and software and services company PTC have launched a new innovation offering to drive digital transformation across industries.

Markets open on high note (09:40)
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.

Italy defiant on budget plans, deficit (09:40)
Rome, Nov 14 (IANS) The Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria has informed the European Commission that his government will maintain the General Budget for 2019 despite an increased deficit of 2.4 per cent.

India best destination for you: Modi to fintech firms (09:18)
Singapore, Nov 14 (IANS) Stressing that technology today is creating immense opportunities to transform millions of lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday here said there is an explosion of fintech innovation and enterprise in India and the nation is "your best destination".

Infosys to open Texas hub, hire 500 Americans (09:08)
Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Infosys will soon open a technology hub at Richardson in the US state of Texas where it will hire 500 American techies by 2020, said the global software major on Wednesday.

Twitter storm rages over Trump's Diwali tweet (09:00)
By Arul Louis
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's tweet calling Diwali a "holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains" have started a raging twitter storm over his apparent omission of Hindus, the members of the first and largest religion to observe it.

Google inspires kids to explore space on Children's Day (08:42)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Google on Wednesday celebrated Children's Day in India with a doodle inspiring children to explore space.

Lili Reinhart's career made her self-conscious (08:02)
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart says being an actress made her "hyper-aware" of her body. She has slammed the entertainment industry for "praising people" on the size of their waists.

Trump extols close ties to India, Modi; says trade deals 'moving along' (07:58)
By Arul Louis
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump has complimented Indian trade negotiators as "the best" and said trade talks between the two countries were moving along.

Hariri blames Hezbollah for obstructing government formation (07:16)
Beirut, Nov 14 (IANS) The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate on Tuesday blamed the Shiite group Hezbollah for hindering the formation of a new government in the Arab country which has been unable to produce a governing coalition since May.

US hate crimes soar 17% last year: FBI (06:22)
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Hate crimes reported to the FBI soared about 17 per cent across the US in 2017 compared to the previous year, a FBI report showed released Tuesday.

John Mayer quits drinking (05:20)
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Singer John Mayer stopped drinking after rapper Drake's 30th birthday party because he realised he was wasting his potential.

UK announces draft agreement with EU on Brexit (04:58)
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Negotiatiors from the United Kingdom and the European Union have formulated a draft Brexit agreement, the office of Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday.

Russia slams US official's remarks on Afghanistan (03:02)
Moscow, Nov 14 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denounced a senior US official's claim about Russia's interference in negotiations over the Afghan issue as Washington's attempts to shift the blame for its own policy failures in the country.

Jada Pinkett Smith was racially harassed by police (02:56)
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith says she was racially harassed by a police officer when she was younger.

Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' out, an instant hit (02:26)
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) A new memoir titled "Becoming" by Michelle Obama was out Tuesday, in which the former U.S. first lady revealed her family life, some thoughts about her husband's successor Donald Trump, as well as her reflections on various challenges in her personal life.

Palestinian militias announce ceasefire agreement in Gaza (01:42)
Gaza, Nov 14 (IANS) Palestinian militias in Gaza on Tuesday announced that they have agreed to a ceasefire after two days of escalating tension and firing more than 460 rockets fired into Israel, to which the Israelis responded with 160 airstrikes carried out on positions in the enclave.

White House rejects CNN lawsuit over revoking reporter's credentials (00:58)
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) The White House on Tuesday said that it will mount a "vigorous" defence against the lawsuit filed by CNN accusing the administration of violating freedom of the press by suspending the press credentials of one of its reporters after a press conference confrontation with President Donald Trump.

Enjoy being on Twitter, PM Modi tells Jack Dorsey (00:01)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) After meeting Twitter CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he enjoys being on the platform and has made "great friends" there.

 Stories dated 2018-11-13

Two killed in Mumbai high-rise blaze (23:26)
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) At least two persons were killed when a fire broke out on the 10-11 floors of a building in Andheri West, late on Tuesday night, an official said.

RBI to pump liquidity worth Rs 12,000 cr on Nov 15 (23:10)
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would inject Rs 12,000 crore into the market by purchasing government securities on November 15, 2018.

Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal quits over 'misconduct' (Second Lead) (23:08)
Bengaluru, Nov 13 (IANS) Flipkart Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Binny Bansal resigned on Tuesday over an alleged 'serious personal misconduct', the company said.

Bengal BJP's farmers' wing to hold march to state assembly (22:54)
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) West Bengal BJP Kisan Morcha (farmers wing) will stage a march to the state assembly on Novemnber 20 to press for the demands of the farmers, state morcha president Ramkrishna Pal said on Tuesday.

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