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Lawsuit Over White Nationalist’s Twitter Ban Clears Hurdle

A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor’s favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter’s request to dismiss the suit, court records show. Taylor claims Twitter permanently suspended ... Read More »

US Laptop Ban on Middle East Carriers Has Officially Ended

HIGHLIGHTS Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports US officials lifted the ban after visiting the 10 airports New requirements include enhanced passenger screening The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of ... Read More »

EU’s car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers’ ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union’s commissioner for industry has warned the bloc’s transport ministers. In a letter seen by Reuters, Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said there would be no benefit in a collapse of the market for diesel cars and that the short-term focus should ... Read More »

Trump’s devastating new travel ban is built on a harmful myth

Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck Donald Trump will brook no opposition to his revised executive order on refugees and immigrants, which includes a four-month ban on refugee resettlement while the administration analyses the vetting system. But as a policy, it is cruel and counterproductive, stranding some of the most vulnerable and most vetted people in the world. The fact that implementation ... Read More »

Notes Ban Impact: EMIs To Fall As SBI, Other Banks Cut Lending Rates

New Delhi: Top PSU lenders State Bank of India, PNB and Union Bank on Sunday slashed their benchmark lending rates by up to 90 basis points, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked banks to priorities their lending towards the poor and middle class. The country’s largest lender, SBI, has reduced marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) ... Read More »

For Banks, Note Ban Could Bring Rs. 38,000 Crore In Treasury Windfall

Banks profitability has been hit owing to continued pressure on asset quality and weak loan growth. The note ban has the potential to drive big treasury gains for Indian banks, says a report from rating agency India Ratings. Banks are likely to see register Rs. 38,200 crore of potential treasury gains for the current financial year (2016-17) – their highest ... Read More »

Rs. 500, 1000 Ban: Paytm Unveils ‘Nearby’ Feature to Help Discover Paytm-Ready Merchants

  As everyone is getting used to living with limited cash, at least temporarily, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes earlier this week, companies operating digital wallets and other forms of electronic currency have witnessed increased interest from users. The likes of Paytm, MobiKwik, FreeCharge have all seen an uptick in various ... Read More »

WhatsApp Two-Step Verification, HTC Bolt, Rs. 500, 1000 Ban Fallout, and More: Your 360 Daily

  Friday saw the launch of HTC Bolt, a 2016 smartphone with a 2015 processor; WhatsApp adding two-step verification to its beta apps; record Singles’ Day sales in China; and a whole lot more. Here’s your 360 Daily with the top tech stories of the day. WhatsApp beta version gets two-step verification The beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and ... Read More »

Samsung Executives Meet DGCA Officials Over Galaxy Note Series Ban

Senior executives of Samsung today met officials of aviation regulator DGCA, two days after one of the company’s high-end smartphones caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft. During the meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, the watchdog sought technical details about Galaxy Note series amid concerns over batteries of some of the devices getting overheated and exploding, sources said. ... Read More »

Why we really should ban the word ‘parenting’

  Why we really should ban the word ‘parenting’ (Getty Images) Parents have been raising children since the beginning of the human race. But raising children is not the same as ‘parenting’. The word itself entered the dictionary only in the 1950s, and did not become a part of the popular vocabulary till the 1970s. Initially, the word was used ... Read More »