A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty this year, and another 43 died in circumstances that were unclear, the watchdog group said in its annual roundup.
Another 27 non-professional “citizen-journalists” and seven other media workers were also killed. The high toll is “largely attributable to deliberate violence against journalists” and demonstrates the failure of initiatives to protect media personnel, the report said, calling for the United Nations to take action.
In particular, the report shed light on the growing role of “non-state groups” — often jihadists such a
Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 5 flagship smartphone has been leaked in a bunch of press renders showing various colour variants of the handset. Additionally, the yet-to-be-announced Mi 5 smartphone has surfaced in a video purportedly showing the handset in its full glory.
In the new press renders, the Mi 5 is seen in four different colours including Black, Gold, Pink, and White. As leaked previously, the Mi 5 can be seen featuring a 2.5D curved glass display and 3D glass covering the back panel. The slim oval-shaped home button is also seen in the new press renders and has been said to double up as the fingerprint sensor, which is claimed to be the smallest and faster sensor in the market. The bunch of leaked press renders claimed to be of the Xiaomi Mi 5 comes courtesy a user on Weibo, which is th
With an aim to tap the affordable smartphone market in the country, Asus on Monday launched the Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 in India. The Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 (ZC451TG) is priced at Rs. 5,299 and is exclusively available for purchase from Flipkart starting Monday.
The 'lite' variant to the Asus ZenFone Go which was launched in September this year, the Zenfone Go 4.5 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display. It is powered by MediaTek's MT6580M quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). Users also get 100GB of free Google Drive storage, valid for two years. This excludes 5GB of free Asus Web Storage with lifetime validity.
Other features of the Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 includ
Oppo appears set to soon launch a new smartphone dubbed Oppo A35, as the device has been listed on Tenaa, a Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The smartphone listing shows the handset from all sides, and also enumerates its specifications.
The Oppo A35 as per the Tenaa listing is seen sporting a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display with pixel density of 294ppi. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based smartphone packs an octa-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, clubbed with 2GB RAM. Also suggested is that the handset will house 32GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
A 13-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapxiel front-facing camera are also listed. The Oppo A35 according to the listing measures 143.5x71.0x7.25 and weighs 133 grams. It
Free Basics, Facebook's non-profit initiative that aims to bring Internet connectivity to the underprivileged in developing regions, has run into trouble in India. Under Free Basics, Facebook is offering a range of services for free to thousands of users, but advocates and enthusiasts in the country are strongly encouraging users to discard Facebook's initiative. Why? 'Network neutrality' or 'net neutrality' is the reason - a concept that says a public network should treat all content, sites, and platforms equally.
It is around these questions that the net neutrality debate is raging across India and the world. In this article, we guide you through what net neutrality is, as well as the raging debate in India, while also pinpointing the developments that have taken place in this space.
NEW DELHI: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will reunite one day to create "Akhand Bharat" or an 'Undivided India', BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav has said.
In an interview to international news network Al Jazeera, the former spokesperson and national executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said that this can happen "without war, through popular consent".
"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh still believes that one day these parts, which have for historical reasons separated only 60 years ago, will again, through popular goodwill, come together and Akhand Bharat will be created," Mr Madhav said.
Mr Madhav further added that he holds on to that view as a member of the RSS - the ideological mentor of the BJP.
"That does not mean we wage war on any country, [or
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats early on Saturday morning and decided to scrap nearly 1000 autorickshaw permits in Delhi after alleged irregularities in their allotment. The Delhi government also suspended three officials of the transport department, including a senior bureaucrat, in the matter and decided not to issue any more permits for the time being.
The officials - identified as S Roy Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Manish Puri, Inspector, and Anil Yadav, a clerk -- were placed under suspension immediately after the high-level meeting, at 8 am, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said the matter would be handed over to the CBI. "The matter would be handed over to the
New research may help explain why chronic stress, sleep deprivation and other disruptions in the body’s daily rhythms are linked to obesity.
Chronic exposure to stress hormones stimulates growth of fat cells, Mary Teruel of Stanford University reported December 16 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. Normally, stress hormones, such as cortisol, are released during waking hours in regular bursts that follow daily, or circadian, rhythms. Those regular pulses don’t cause fat growth, Teruel and colleagues discovered. But extended periods of exposure to the hormones, caused by such things as too little sleep, break up that rhythm and lead to more fat cells.
Even though only about 10 percent of fat cells are replaced each year, the body maintains a pool of prefat cell
With holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone's looking for the perfect gift. For those who like to shop, there's good news: Material things can bring happiness. In a recent study from the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers have shown that material purchases, from sweaters to skateboards, provide more frequent happiness over time, whereas experiential purchases, like a trip to the zoo, provide more intense happiness on individual occasions.
The majority of previous studies examining material and experiential purchases and happiness focused on what people anticipated about shopping or remembered about items and experiences. The University of British Columbia's Aaron Weidman and Elizabeth Dunn wanted to know how people felt in the moment, say the firs...
Christmas is less than two weeks away and let’s be honest, you probably haven’t even started shopping. That’s OK. What isn’t OK is waiting until the last minute and buying a bunch of lame gifts so you can cross all the names off your shopping list. Don’t be that person. Christmas gifts aren’t something you HAVE to buy. They’re an opportunity to connect and strengthen you relationship with someone. Look at it this way: If you don’t want to be around to see someone’s face when they open your gift, then it’s probably lame. But just in case you still need some guidance, here are 10 things that are totally unacceptable to give as as christmas gifts — NO MATTER WHAT.
The fact that the tie industry has tricked so many people into buying a tie for the man in their life on just about every