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Im lucky, main feeling is gratitude: Salman Rushdie on surviving attack in US

Assault The 75-year-old novelist was giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York where he is based on August 12 last year when a man stormed the stage and stabbed him several times. FLICKR /NODERIVS 2.0 GENERIC Salman Rushdie, the Mumbai-born author of Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children, said on Monday,February 6,that he feels lucky to have survived the last year's brutal stabbing at a literary event in the US as he spoke for the first time about the colossal attack.Th

7 Feb 2023 7:24 pm
US town comes together to search for missing Indian teen Tanvi

Missing The volunteers, comprising neighbours, parents of Tanvis classmates, teachers, her school employees, and even strangers, came together over the first weekend of February to begin the search operation and help the devastated parents. JennyWallace/Instagram Around 150 members from Conway in Arkansas of the United States of America (USA) joined hands on February 4 and 5 to find an Indian teen, who has been reported missing over the past three weeks. They are yet to find her. Tanvi Marupally

7 Feb 2023 7:00 pm
Turkey-Syria earthquake toll crosses 5000: Here are the latest updates

Earthquake Monday's quake is believed to be the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, when a tremor of the same magnitude killed 30,000 people in Erzincan province. Amid harsh weather conditions, rescuers in Turkey and Syria were racing against time to find more survivors believed to be trapped under debris as the death toll from the devastating 7.8-magnitude quake crossed 5,000 on Tuesday, February 7. Here are the latest updates:> In a televised address to the nation, Turkey's Vice President

7 Feb 2023 6:37 pm
Bridge wars: Uniswap and Politics in Crypto Governance

Market Watch On behalf of the Uniswap community, 0xPlasma Labs submitted a Governance Proposal to deploy Uniswap v3 to BNB Chain. PIXABAY Decision making is one of the most important aspects of any organization. But often there is a disparity between stakeholders and key decision makers. Disparity arises due to the centralized nature of the decision making. Crypto addressed this issue with the concept of governance tokens. The primary purpose of governance tokens is to decentralize decision maki

7 Feb 2023 6:27 pm
With text-to-audio generation, how Google's AI can disrupt the music industry

Artificial Intelligence With the music industry still adjusting to the internet and streaming services, theres a lot of interest in how AI might change the way we create and experience music. Image for representation Oliver Bown, UNSW Sydney The past few years have seen an explosion in applications of artificial intelligence to creative fields. A new generation of image and text generators is delivering impressive results. Now AI has also found applications in music, too. Last week, a group of r

7 Feb 2023 2:35 pm
WSJ, Economist and FT all now have female editors what does it mean for business?

Media For the first time ever, women are in charge of the three most influential organs of financial commentary, writes Heather McGregor, Vice Principal of Heriot-Watt University. Image for representation/Pexels Heather McGregor, Heriot-Watt University February 1 was a date to celebrate for women in business everywhere. It happened to be the day that water group Severn Trent became the first large UK quoted company to be led by an all-female team by appointing Helen Miles as chief financial offi

7 Feb 2023 1:47 pm
Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: How satellites can help rescue efforts

TURKEY EARTHQUAKE International cooperation on satellite imaging plays a crucial role in rescue and recovery efforts following disasters such as the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6. Twitter/SyriaCivilDef Emilie Bronner, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), France In disasters like the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and 7.5-magnitude aftershock that struck Syria and Turkey on February 6, 2023, international cooperation on satellite imaging plays a crucial role i

7 Feb 2023 1:37 pm
Turkey earthquake: India sends 101 NDRF personnel to aid in rescue ops

Turkey Earthquake A contingency of 101 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, along with two search dogs, four-wheeled vehicles and communications equipment have been deputed. Twitter/ Aditya Raj Kaul A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team departed for Turkey on Tuesday, February 7, to help in relief and rescue operations in the country where thousands have died after it was jolted by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The personnel are accompanied by two search dogs, four-wheeled v

7 Feb 2023 1:17 pm
Australia's white-ball expert Aaron Finch retires from international cricket

Cricket Aaron Finch, who led Australia to their first ICC Men's T20 World Cup title in 2021, called time on his international cricket career on Tuesday. Ians Aaron Finch, who led Australia to their first ICC Men's T20 World Cup title in 2021, called time on his international cricket career on Tuesday,February 7.Finch, Australian Men's T20 Captain, announced his retirement from all international cricket, 12 years after making his debut. Having retired from One-Day Internationals in September

7 Feb 2023 1:09 pm
ISL: Determined Chennaiyin meet Kerala Blasters, look to stay in playoffs race

ISL Currently placed eighth on the points table with 18 points, the Marina Machans are seven points behind the sixth-placed Bengaluru FC with four games still in hand. Facebook As Chennaiyin FC gear up to face Kerala Blasters FC in an exciting southern derby of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 on Tuesday,February 7,head coach Thomas Brdaric has urged his players to put their best foot forward to remain in the hunt for a playoffs spot. Currently placed eighth on the points table with 18 poin

7 Feb 2023 12:58 pm
Explained: The science behind Turkey earthquake that killed at least 4000 people

Turkey Earthquake While southeast Turkey has many earthquakes every year caused by the ongoing motion of the tectonic plates, the recent one was particularly devastating and left over 4000 people dead. Jenny Jenkins, Durham University An extremely large earthquake has occurred in the southeast of Turkey, near the border with Syria. Data from seismometers which measure shaking of the ground caused by earthquake waves suggest this this event was a magnitude 7.8 out of 10 on the moment magnitude sc

7 Feb 2023 12:01 pm
Maintenance is a woman's legal right in India, but accessing it is arduous

Gender Most women in India seem to want the divorce proceedings to end out of emotional and financial exhaustion, and choose to settle for whatever maintenance they get despite having a legal right to claim it. Image for representation In India, ending a marriage is traumatic for most individuals. The situation becomes worse for women who must navigate settlement terms and follow up on maintenance money for their and their childrens wellbeing, adding to the complexity of the stigma of divorce. N

7 Feb 2023 11:28 am
SC refuses to stay Victoria Gowris appointment as additional Madras HC judge

Court Victoria Gowris appointment as an additional judge of the Madras High Court was challenged based on her alleged hate speeches against Christians and Muslims. A day after the Union government appointed advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as an additional judge of the Madras High Court, the Supreme Court upheld her appointment on February 7, Tuesday. Gowris appointment was challenged in the Supreme Court after she came under scrutiny for her alleged hate speeches against Muslims and Ch

7 Feb 2023 11:01 am
Death toll rises to 4300 in Syria-Turkey earthquakes, nations offer assistance

Earthquake The devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey's southern province of Kahramanmaras at 4.17 am on the morning of February 6, which was followed by a 6.4-magnitude temblor a few minutes later in Gaziantep province. Twitter The death toll due to the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has increased to more than 4,300 as rescuers are racing against time to find more survivors amid heavy rain and snow in the two neighbouring nations, according to media reports. As of Tu

7 Feb 2023 10:33 am
La Liga: Barca move eight points clear at the top after win against Sevilla

Football Barca were unable to score after a series of excellent saves from Sevilla keeper Bono, but Jordi Alba broke the deadlock in the 58th minute. Ians FC Barcelona moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga after a 3-0 win at home to Sevilla, coupled with a 1-0 defeat for Real Madrid in Mallorca.Barca controlled most of their game against Sevilla but were unable to score after a series of excellent saves from Sevilla keeper Bono, reports Xinhua news agency. Jordi Alba broke the deadlock

6 Feb 2023 7:22 pm
South Africa tour was a good season opener: Womens hockey team captain Savita

Hockey The Indian women's hockey team took on the hosts in a four-match series and also played World No.1 Netherlands in three friendly matches. Ians A week since their return from the Tour of South Africa where the Indian women's hockey team took on the hosts in a four-match series and also played World No.1 Netherlands in three friendly matches, captain Savita remarked that the team has made a positive start to the new season this year. Against South Africa, India won 5-1, 7-0 and 4-0 and

6 Feb 2023 7:17 pm
If Ashwin fires with bat and ball, could well decide outcome of series: Ravi Shastri

Cricket At the same time, Shastri cautioned Ashwin about overthinking his plans while bowling to the Australian batters. Facebook With the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy around the corner, spin bowling will undoubtedly play a huge role throughout the four-match series starting from February 9 in Nagpur. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri thinks if ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gets going with both bat and ball, he could well decide the outcome of the series.At the same time, Shastri caution

6 Feb 2023 7:07 pm
Bitcoin (BTC) drops below $23,000. Can BTC go below $20,000?

Market Watch Crypto traders predicts U.S. economy is likely heading towards a recession. IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION The CEO of the trading firm Eight, Michal van de Poppe, conducted an analysis and stated in a recent YouTube video that there is a shift about to happen for risky investments. The analysis predicts that the value of Bitcoin could decrease to $20,000 and that the U.S. will not be successful in controlling inflation. Michal van de Poppe predicts that the U.S. economy is likely heading

6 Feb 2023 4:43 pm
Vinod Kambli accused of assaulting and abusing his wife, FIR registered

Police Two police personnel went to Kambli's flat on Sunday and served a notice to him, asking him to appear before them to record his statement, officials said. pti Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli for allegedly assaulting and abusing his wife in an inebriated state at his home in suburban Bandra, officials said on Sunday, February 5. Two police personnel went to Kambli's flat on Sunday and served a notice to him, asking him to appear before

6 Feb 2023 4:02 pm
Victoria Gowri appointed as Madras HC judge despite allegations of hate speech

Controversy Advocates from the Madras High Court Bar Council had earlier sent a representation to the President and the Supreme Court Collegium against the recommendation to elevate advocate Victoria Gowri. Facebook Advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri has been appointed as a judge of the Madras High Court (MHC) despite advocates of the Bar Council protesting against her elevation. Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju announced her appointment on Monday, 6 February, along with ad

6 Feb 2023 3:36 pm
Tanya Hemant wins badminton title in Iran: Father couldnt watch as no men allowed

Sports Tanyas father Hemanth Kumar could not watch the match or the medal ceremony due to the tournament policy against allowing men to enter the venue. Indian badminton player Tanya Hemant won the womens singles title at the 31st Iran Fajr International Challenge in Tehran on Sunday, February 5. However, her father was unable to watch the tournament at the venue because of rules in Iran disallowing men from attending the matches. Tanya defeated Tasnim Mir from Iran 7-21, 11-21 in the womens sin

6 Feb 2023 2:23 pm
Over 500 people dead in Turkey and Syria after earthquake of 7.8 magnitude

Earthquake Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the earthquake in Turkey and said India is ready to offer all possible assistance to help it cope with this tragedy. Twitter/SyriaCivilDef A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey and Syria early on Monday, February 6. At least 500 people were killed in both countries, and hundreds were injured and the toll was expected to rise, according to media reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the los

6 Feb 2023 1:33 pm
Hackers stole $3.8 billion from crypto investors in 2022

Cryptocurrency According to Blockchain analytics platform Chainalysis, October was the biggest single month ever for cryptocurrency hacking, as $775.7 million was stolen in 32 separate attacks. Ians Cryptocurrency hackers stole $3.8 billion last year, making it the worst year on record for crypto investors, up from $3.3 billion in 2021. According to Blockchain analytics platform Chainalysis, October was the biggest single month ever for cryptocurrency hacking, as $775.7 million was stolen in 32

6 Feb 2023 1:19 pm
US authorities seize assets of Hive ransomware group

Ransomsware The group has extorted thousands of victims for over $100 million in extortion payments after law enforcement infiltrated its systems. Ians The authorities in the US have seized the assets of the major ransomware group Hive, which has extorted thousands of victims for over $100 million in extortion payments after law enforcement infiltrated its systems and seized decryption keys of its attack software.According to The Guardian, an international law enforcement coalition including the

6 Feb 2023 12:40 pm
FBI accuses North Korean govt-backed hackers for $100 mn crypto heist

Cyptocurrency The cryptocurrencies were stolen from Harmony's Horizon bridge, which allows users to transfer cryptocurrency from one Blockchain to another. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has accused a North Korean government-backed hacker group for a $100 million crypto heist last year.The cryptocurrencies were stolen from Harmony's Horizon bridge, which allows users to transfer cryptocurrency from one Blockchain to another. The FBI said in a statement that the North Korea-based

6 Feb 2023 12:31 pm
Experts back KS Bharat to be India's preferred wicket-keeping option for Tests vs Aus

Cricket The absence of Pant means India must now choose between two uncapped wicketkeeper-batters -- KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan -- for the upcoming Test series against Australia, starting from February 9 in Nagpur. Ians With Rishabh Pant ruled out of cricketing action for an indefinite period, India is without the belligerent left-handed batter who would rescue the side from troubling situations through his counterattacking knocks and have an effective yet cheerful presence while on keeping duti

6 Feb 2023 11:56 am
ISL: Bengaluru FC's Sivasakthi wins Emerging Player of the Month award for Jan 2023

ISL 2023 The youngster was a pivotal figure in each of the Blues' four wins, registering four goals and one assist in the process. Ians Bengaluru FC striker Sivasakthi Narayanan has been awarded the Emerging Player of the Month for January 2023 for his spectacular performances across his sides four wins in January. The youngster was a pivotal figure in each of the Blues' four wins, registering four goals and one assist in the process. Sivasakthi fought his way into the starting lineup under

6 Feb 2023 11:14 am