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Pak not doing enough against terrorist groups targeting India: US

New York: The US has said that Pakistan was not doing enough against terrorist groups operating from there that target India, and warned that those groups maintain their offensive capabilities. “Pakistan did not take sufficient action against externally focused groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which continued to operate, train, organise, and fund […]

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DNA samples from Baghdadi’s underwear, blood confirmed identity

Washington: US forces were able to confirm the identity of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the Islamic State (IS) who was killed in a raid in Syria, using DNA samples taken from his underwear and blood, it was revealed. In a televised address on Sunday evening, US President Donald Trump had announced that “the […]

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Satya Nadella took home $42.9mn last fiscal, gets 66% raise

San Francisco: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 — 66 per cent raise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. “Nadella’s strategic leadership, including his efforts to strengthen trust with customers, […]

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‘The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground’: Nobel awardee Abhijit Banerjee

Boston: Fifty-eight-year old Indian American Abhijit Banerjee is the toast of MIT Sloan and India by becoming the sixth Kolkatan to win a Nobel Prize. Banerjee, his wife and one-time Ph.D student Esther Duflo, and Harvard professor Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their work which has “dramatically improved our ability […]

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

Stockholm: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”. John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of […]