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Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
Shashank Kumar

Shashank Kumar


Shashank Kumar is a senior content producer at Hindustan Times. In addition to handling the online desk, he writes breaking stories for the HT website. He earlier was involved with an international daily newspaper.

articles by Shashank Kumar (21 results)
Nov 27, 2016 11:29
According scientists at NASA, the area covered by Arctic sea ice at least four years old has decreased from 1,860,000 square kilometres in September 1984 to 110,000 square kilometres in September 2016. read more
Nov 09, 2016 19:20
US President Barack Obama will soon vacate the White House and also hand over the official POTUS accounts he used across internet platforms to interact with the people during his eight-year tenure. read more
Nov 08, 2016 11:30
Ushahidi (Swahili for “testimony”) has deployed its crowdsourcing platform to allow US citizens to flag instances of “voting irregularities or voter suppression” on Election Day. read more
Oct 31, 2016 20:16
The government came under attack from the Opposition on Monday over the killing of eight suspected activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in an alleged encounter in Bhopal. read more
Oct 17, 2016 20:04
The Congress on Monday said the BRICS declaration was a “sterling example” of the BJP-led government’s failure to get a consensus on its efforts to nail Pakistan-based terror groups. read more
Oct 09, 2016 18:21
Twitter bots, such as @arguetron, @opinions_good and @good_opinions, have been quietly engaging with the internet’s seediest subculture. At a time when online public discourse invariably slips into a full-blown war of words, these do-gooder programs... read more
Sep 29, 2016 20:09
Amid the entire hullabaloo, a Karachi-based stand-up comic, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, in a Facebook post has listed a few excellent reasons for the two countries to not go to war. read more
Sep 21, 2016 18:09
Does the government have a security plan in place to deal with an invasion by “alien zombies”? A Mumbai resident sought this information in a Right of Information (RTI) inquiry, which went viral on social media. read more
Sep 20, 2016 11:55
More than three in five, or 62%, believe that using “overwhelming military force” was the best way to defeat terrorism around the world and about 63% were in support of increasing defence spending. On the other hand, only about 21% of the respondents... read more
Sep 19, 2016 16:31
Brahamdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, has been living in self-imposed exile in Switzerland since his grandfather was killed in an encounter with the Pakistani army a decade ago. read more
Sep 12, 2016 14:16
Here is our list of five design disasters that the Cupertino-headquartered tech giant pushed via its products. read more
Sep 08, 2016 11:12
No Macbooks, no Apple TV, no iPads: Apple conspicuously left out a large section of its product line-up — much of which is in dire need of a refresh — to the dismay of tech geeks, whose expectations soared as rumour mills churned out a slew of “leak... read more
Sep 06, 2016 09:59
On an average, one person every second is displaced by disasters brought on by natural hazards since 2008, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). read more
Aug 21, 2016 21:15
In the backdrop of the ban on the so-called “burkini” — a full-body swimming suit — the proposed head of a new French government-backed Muslim organisation drew flak for suggesting that Muslims should be “discreet”. read more
Aug 21, 2016 19:04
“It’s not a baby on the floor; it’s my heart on the floor” A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these heart-rending words of a working mother who was forced to let her ill child rest on the floor of her office has tugged at the hearts of a million... read more