France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members of their group were also attacked at Saint-Charles station, but did not get acid in their faces. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested. The report says she remained at the site after the attack, and showed photographs…

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MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

The problems of students at the University of Mumbai refused to subside as several of them pursuing a Master of Arts course at its distance learning centre (IDOL) complained of being summarily flunked in their Sociology paper. The students claim that out of a batch of 100, only 11managed to clear the exam with a score that hovered around 40, which is the passing score. “Not a single student has scored above 50 even though we got first class in our undergraduate course; there is no response from the authorities….

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US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi, MD IFFCO is the man on the mission. In the past 24 years, he has expanded IFFCO into a conglomerate empowering more than thirty-five thousand cooperative societies. Now he has embarked on another audacious dream of helping 4 crore farmers embrace digital as a way of life by 2018. Advertisement: Replay Ad IFFCO’s customer base is largely in the rural India. Individuals come together to form a society which in turn becomes the member of IFFCO. Thus IFFCO, in effect is owned by the farmer. While a lot…

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Thousands Evacuate As Water Overwhelms Tallest Dam In The US

Thousands Evacuate As Water Overwhelms Tallest Dam In The US

They started releasing 100,000 cubic feet per second of water to allow the lake to drop by 50 feet and prevent a potentially massive wall of water from pouring into surrounding communities. The California Department of Water Resources initially announced Sunday that the auxiliary spillway of the tallest dam in the US was expected to fail. “Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville,” an advisory from the National Weather Service said. “This is not a Drill. This is not…

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Protected US military server poked via army recruitment website

Protected US military server poked via army recruitment website

Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker who, while trying to score a bug bounty, inadvertently infiltrated an “internal US Department of Defence website that requires special credentials to access.” The unnamed hacker used exploited a pair of vulnerabilities to gain access to the US Army network via an unpatched website and a misconfigured proxy. The starting point, goarmy.com, paved the way to an open proxy and into the normally access-controlled internal DoD server. Uncle Sam’s techies quickly shored up their defenses after the…

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Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia

Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia

President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the US threat to increase sanctions against Russia, saying “we ought to get on with our lives”. The White House said it will retaliate for the alleged hacking by Russia of the Democratic Party during the recent presidential election campaign. A raft of new sanctions and other measures will be revealed on Thursday, US media reports. Russia has denied any involvement in the hacking. On Wednesday, senior US senators called for increased sanctions. But Mr Trump, who has been criticised for being too cosy with…

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Shower of US jobs for IIT-Delhi pupils; over 20 students get offers paying over $100,000 base pay

Shower of US jobs for IIT-Delhi pupils; over 20 students get offers paying over $100,000 base pay

It’s raining international job offers at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi this year, with most of the students choosing USA for their first job, after B.Tech. According to the placement cell of IIT-D, last year only eight international job offers came to the campus, out of which four were rejected, this year the number of offers has gone up to 40 after the completion of the first phase. “Last year there were eight international job offers but out of them four were rejected by students who chose Indian companies over…

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US actor Judge Reinhold ’embarrassed’ by airport arrest

US actor Judge Reinhold ’embarrassed’ by airport arrest

US actor Judge Reinhold has said he is “just embarrassed” after being arrested in a confrontation with security officials at a Texas airport. Police say he was held on a disorderly conduct charge after refusing to go through screening at Dallas Love Field. Authorities say the 59-year-old then declined a pat-down by airport security. Reinhold co-starred in 1980s films such as Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. According to reports, the actor used explicit language and took his shirt off after being asked to undergo a second…

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Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline. Assistant secretary for civil works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced the decision on Sunday, with the army saying it was based on “a need to explore alternate routes” for the crossing. “Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota…

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US election 2016: Trump settles scores in ‘thank-you’ event

US election 2016: Trump settles scores in ‘thank-you’ event

This was billed as the first stop on President-elect’s Donald Trump’s “thank you” tour of states he flipped from Democrat to Republican in the 2016 election. It ended up being more like an extended end-zone dance, an “in your face” primal scream at all his critics and naysayers. He boasted about how he shattered Hillary Clinton’s perceived strangle-hold on the Electoral College. “That blue wall is busted up,” he said. “I’ll never forget it because it felt so good.” When he remarked about how much fun he had “fighting” his…

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