Charlie Rose loses prestigious Walter Cronkite journalism award over sexual harassment allegations

Renowned journalist and former TV host Charlie Rose had his Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism award – a prestigious award for journalists – rescinded, following the numerous sexual harassment allegations that have emerged in recent days. “This unprecedented action is taken with the utmost seriousness and deliberation,” said astatement from Christopher Callahan, Dean of the Walter […]

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IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students over ragging

“16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has suspended 22 of its students for a period ranging from one year to three years on ragging charges, an official said on Tuesday. The decision […]

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Apple, Others Warn EU Over Patent Fees Guidelines That Favour Qualcomm, Ericsson

Apple, Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting patent fee guidelines which favour Qualcomm and Ericsson could hurt consumers and hinder innovation. The companies’ lobbying group, the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA), voiced their concerns in a letter dated Oct. 16 to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska and their colleagues. The move comes […]

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India’s domestic air passenger traffic rises over 12% in July

India’s domestic air passenger traffic grew by over 12% in July, a global airline association said on Wednesday. According to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) global passenger traffic data for July, India’s domestic demand — revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) — was the second highest amongst major aviation markets like Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia […]

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DU student union polls: AISA targets ABVP over ‘campus violence’

With Delhi University students set to go to the polls on September 12, to elect their next student representatives, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association (AISA) released their election manifesto on Tuesday. Congress’ student wing, the National Students Union of India (NSUI), had released their manifesto ahead of the others earlier […]

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Coimbatore: Over 22 lakh petition against GST on insurance premiums

Claiming that insurance industry has been heavily hit by the imposition of 18 per cent GST, the All India Insurance Corporation Employees Union on Wednesday said that about 22 lakh people have signed petition to Prime Minister opposing GST on insurance premiums. The new GST system has brought additional burden also by taxing new areas, the […]

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Rewari schoolgirls stage fresh protest over teacher crunch

Over two months after the school began offering Plus Two education, in the wake of an eight-day hunger strike by female students, the Government High School Gothra Tappa Dahina in Rewari’s Gothra village was once again at the centre of a row Monday morning, with students staging a demonstration to draw attention of the authorities […]

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