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Trump Acknowledges Russian Involvement In Meddling In U.S. Elections

international

President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he believes Russian operatives hacked the Democratic Party during the election, but he continued to dispute intelligence reports that Moscow acted to help him win.  “I think it was Russia,” Trump said at a news conference in New York when asked who was responsible for the leaks of Democratic emails ... Read More »

Telangana Govt to serve show-cause notices

hyderabad

Hyderabad: Contract lecturers of government junior colleges, who have been on 14-day-long strike, find themselves in a double bind now as the government has decided to initiate action against the protesting contract lecturers. Instructions in this regard have been issued to the principals of the government junior colleges. Commissioner of Intermediate Education Ashok has instructed the principals of government junior ... Read More »

MP takes part in Sankranti fete

ap

Visakhapatnam: MP K Hari Babu, who was present at the Sankranti Sambaralu celebrated under the aegis of BJP Mahila Morcha on the office premises here on Wednesday, underscored the need to protect essence of festivals. The MP office wore a festive look with heaps of sugar cane, paddy, Haridas and ‘Gangireddu’. The Mahila Morcha members prepared traditional sweets and distributed ... Read More »

Sushma Swaraj Warns Amazon: Apologise or We Cancel Visas

business

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that visas of Amazon officials would be rescinded, after Amazon Canada was found to be selling doormats featuring the Indian flag. “Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted, ”If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa ... Read More »

Shirke advised ECB to call off India tour; e-mail trail shows sacked BCCI secretary made calls to Giles Clarke

sports

According to a trail of emails in possession of DNA, after being sacked by the Supreme court, Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke made several calls to England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) president Giles Clarke trying to convince him to call off India tour. In the emails, Giles writes that Shirke told him the ... Read More »

Caste shadow over Chiru-Balayya releases

entertainment

Vijayawada: Frenzy, craze and mass hysteria, all rolled into one, were on show as the megastar K Chiranjeevi’s ‘Khaidi No 150’ hit the screens with a battle cry of “Boss is Back” across the State on Wednesday.  The huge cutouts with life-size images of Chiru adorned not only the theatres but also the vantage points in the heart of cities ... Read More »

Reliance Jio data speed double that of rivals’ in December

technology

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio Infocomm’s average data download speed rose to 18.17 Mbps in December, almost twice that of closest rival Vodafone, putting the new entrant at the top of the pack within months of its commercial launch, according to the telecom regulator. The download speed on Reliance Jio, which offers services on a pan-India 4G network, was roughly four ... Read More »

Government strongly committed to continuing economic reforms: PM Narendra Modi

national

Strongly committing to continuing economic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday promised to bring a paradigm shift in polity and economy by providing corruption-free regime and easing processes to make India the easiest place to do business. Addressing the biannual Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, dubbed ‘Davos of the East’, that had Fortune 500 CEOs and global leaders in attendance, Modi ... Read More »

Pakistan Likely To Acquire Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarines

international

NEW DELHI: A Chinese Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine which docked at the Karachi harbour in May took aboard Pakistani naval officers and sailors to give them a first-hand glimpse of how the submarine works. This was not a simple case of access being given to a close military ally. The Indian Navy is convinced that it is a matter of ... Read More »