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A March 29, 2002 file photo of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-murder, appearing at a court in Karachi, Pakistan.(AP file)

Daniel Pearl murder accused Omar Sheikh to stay in Pak jail for now

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Sindh government officials confirmed that they would not release them and instead seek permission from the court to keep them detained.
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The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, the accused in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl.(AP file photo)
The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, the accused in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl.(AP file photo)

US deeply concerned by Pak court ruling to release Daniel Pearl’s killers

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:59 AM IST
In 2002, Pearl, the 38-year-old journalist of The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story of terror groups’ links to Al Qaeda.
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Refrigerated containers with China's Sinovac vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive at Sao Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos, Brazil.(REUTERS)
Refrigerated containers with China's Sinovac vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive at Sao Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos, Brazil.(REUTERS)

Brazil scientists say Sinovac vaccine CoronaVac has proven effective in late-stage trials: Report

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Sao Paolo/Rio De Janeiro
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Brazil is the first country to complete late-stage trials of CoronaVac, which is also being tested in Indonesia and Turkey.
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Facebook attacks Apple’s iOS changes in full-page newspaper ads

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The ads, slated to run in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, carry the headline “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”
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The risks are also tiny compared to the economic insecurity, lost education and deep isolation brought on by the pandemic and our interventions to try to stop it.(Unsplash)
The risks are also tiny compared to the economic insecurity, lost education and deep isolation brought on by the pandemic and our interventions to try to stop it.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 is far more dangerous than any vaccine

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The clinical trials required by the FDA can’t prove any vaccine is perfectly safe, but what we’ve learned through these trials should be reassuring. You can’t get the disease from these vaccines, and the risks associated with them are tiny compared to risks associated with getting Covid-19.
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Google’s investigators found that IAC’s browser extensions often promise functions they do not deliver and steer users toward extra ads, the WSJ reported, citing sources and documents.(REUTERS)
Google’s investigators found that IAC’s browser extensions often promise functions they do not deliver and steer users toward extra ads, the WSJ reported, citing sources and documents.(REUTERS)

Google removes some IAC browser extensions for ‘policy violations’

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:18 AM IST
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Google was deciding whether to impose severe penalties on IAC over what Google concluded were “deceptive marketing practices”.
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India’s confirmed Covid-19 vaccine dose purchases have crossed the 1.5 billion mark, according to report by Duke University’s Launch and Scale Speedometer Initiative.(REUTERS)
India’s confirmed Covid-19 vaccine dose purchases have crossed the 1.5 billion mark, according to report by Duke University’s Launch and Scale Speedometer Initiative.(REUTERS)

India’s confirmed dose purchases of Covid-19 vaccine exceed 1.5 billion: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:41 PM IST
India’s confirmed dose purchases exceed 1.5 billion which is more than European Union’s 1.2 billion doses and the United States 1 billion doses.
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The Wall Street Journal report in August suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(REUTERS File)
The Wall Street Journal report in August suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(REUTERS File)

‘Demonstrate neutrality’: Congress welcomes Facebook’s India leadership change

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The Congress in August wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and called for an inquiry into a report suggesting the social media company was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in censoring hate speech
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The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used to act as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.(AP)
The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used to act as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.(AP)

Scholars unite in fight with FB over tool to check ads

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Boston
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:21 AM IST
The executive, Allison Hendrix, said the tool violates Facebook rules prohibiting automated bulk collection of data from the site. Her letter threatened “additional enforcement action” if the takedown was not effected by November 30.
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Researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used to as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.(AP Photo)
Researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used to as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.(AP Photo)

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Boston
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The outcry over Facebook’s threat was immediate after The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Friday because the “Ad Observer” tool provides valuable insights into what ads are targeting specific types of voters.
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This March 29, 2002, file photo shows Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying.(AP)
This March 29, 2002, file photo shows Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying.(AP)

Pakistan’s top court stays release of Daniel Pearl murder accused

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The Supreme Court also accepted an appeal by the family of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter to join as a party in the case.
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A service truck is seen stopped next to a Boeing 737 Max aircraft in storage at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington.(REUTERS)
A service truck is seen stopped next to a Boeing 737 Max aircraft in storage at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington.(REUTERS)

Former senior Boeing officials defend 737 max design: Report

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Keith Leverkuhn and Michael Teal, who oversaw the development of the aircraft, didn’t concede any procedural mistakes, according to the article, which cited transcripts of closed-door interviews that will be part of a government report to be released this week.
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Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)
Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China.(REUTERS)

Chinese chipmaker denies military ties as US steps up feud

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 02:16 PM IST
US regulators are considering adding Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. to a list of foreign buyers that need government permission to acquire technology or components, according to The Wall Street Journal and other outlets.
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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine Covid-19" sticker and a medical syringe.(REUTERS)
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine Covid-19" sticker and a medical syringe.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine developers plan pledge, Russian shot ‘passes early trial test’: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Coronavirus disease outbreak has killed nearly 870,000 people and infected more than 26 million others worldwide as well as upended hundreds of millions of lives and wreaked havoc on the global economy.
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Facebook’s letter also cited that the latest Transparency Report showed how the social media company took action against violating content across its platforms.(Reuters)
Facebook’s letter also cited that the latest Transparency Report showed how the social media company took action against violating content across its platforms.(Reuters)

Will continue to remove hateful content: Facebook assures Congress

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Facebook explained how its decisions on these issues are not taken unilaterally but through a collective decision involving different views from teams around the company
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Facebook had said that the reports were taken out of context.(REUTERS)
Facebook had said that the reports were taken out of context.(REUTERS)

BJP alleges Cong-Facebook nexus, new report says Das took credit for ‘Modi’s campaign’

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Facebook has been courting controversy since earlier this month when reports emerged that Das had allegedly let communal posts by members of the ruling BJP slide, even though they were in violation of its hate-speech policy
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This is for the second time in a month that Congress general secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal has written to Zuckerberg on the allegations of Facebook being biased towards the ruling party.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
This is for the second time in a month that Congress general secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal has written to Zuckerberg on the allegations of Facebook being biased towards the ruling party.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Congress writes to Zuckerberg on probe details, alleges nexus between WhatsApp and BJP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Venugopal’s letter to Zuckerberg came in the wake of an article in Time magazine, which Congress said “revealed more information and evidence of biases and a quid pro quo relationship” of Facebook India with the BJP.
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Indian citizens must have the tools to hold the tech industry accountable(AP)
Indian citizens must have the tools to hold the tech industry accountable(AP)

Why Facebook is wrong, yet again |Opinion

By Dipayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Its commercial model incentivises hate speech, threatens democracy, and disrupts peace
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address in San Francisco. The Wall Street Journal report on Friday suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(AP)
CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address in San Francisco. The Wall Street Journal report on Friday suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(AP)

Facebook ‘interfering’ with India’s electoral democracy: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:11 PM IST
K C Venugopal, the Congress general secretary (organisation), kept up the party’s attack in a letter to Zuckerberg over the issue. He referred to the report and said the social company provided the BJP with “favourable treatment on election-related issues”.
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KN Govindacharya has been leading a campaign seeking regulation of social media platforms
KN Govindacharya has been leading a campaign seeking regulation of social media platforms

Former RSS ideologue Govindacharya wants parliamentary probe in workings of social media platforms

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:41 AM IST
In 2014, KN Govindacharya wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call off his meeting with Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, until issues such as data protection, taxation and user privacy are not resolved.
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Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo.(Reuters File Photo)
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook India exec files FIR over ‘violent threats’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 02:59 AM IST
In her complaint, Das said the threats began on Friday evening after the WSJ report appeared. The alleged harassment included death threats on Twitter, threats on Facebook and circulation of her photographs on social media with defamatory comments.
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James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn Hufschmid.(REUTERS)
James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn Hufschmid.(REUTERS)

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:32 AM IST
While tendering the resignation, Murdoch also cited differences over certain strategic decisions of the company.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused TikTok of collecting personal information of Americans.(Reuters File Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused TikTok of collecting personal information of Americans.(Reuters File Photo)

Report says Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok’s US ops, Donald Trump considers ‘banning’ app

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The Wall Street Journal Friday night reported that Microsoft, headed by Indian-American Satya Nadella, is in advanced talks to acquire the US operations of TikTok. The deal could run into billions of dollars.
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Podcast | Covid-19 Fallout: Migrants, the Economy, and Foreign Policy (Live from Zoom!)

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 07:33 AM IST
This week, Milan sits down with podcast regulars Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal and Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution for a special live edition of the Grand Tamasha news round-up.
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Podcast: India’s Coronavirus Response, Anti-China Sentiment, and the Communalization of Covid-19

By Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2020 07:46 AM IST
How India is faring in its pitched battle against the Coronavirus, the reasons behind festering anti-China sentiment among many Indians across the political spectrum and more.
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Boeing was initiating a voluntary layoff plan that allows eligible employees who want to exit the company to do so with a pay and benefits package, one of the people said.(Unsplash)
Boeing was initiating a voluntary layoff plan that allows eligible employees who want to exit the company to do so with a pay and benefits package, one of the people said.(Unsplash)

Boeing to offer voluntary layoffs to employees to tide over coronavirus fallout, say sources

By Reuters | Seattle
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Boeing Co is set to offer buyout and early retirement packages to employees, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a bid to mitigate the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Podcast: Trump’s India Trip, Delhi Riots, and India in American Domestic Politics

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:54 AM IST
This week, Milan Vaishnav sits down with podcast regulars Sadanand Dhume and Tanvi Madan to discuss US President Donald Trump’s India visit, Delhi riots and more.
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In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, photo, journalists dressed in protective overalls visit the Mengniu dairy factory in Beijing.(AP)
In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, photo, journalists dressed in protective overalls visit the Mengniu dairy factory in Beijing.(AP)

China using visas as weapons against journalists: Chinese foreign press corp

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The report said that the Chinese government is using “visas” as weapons to intimidate journalists from abroad “like never before”.
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community.(AP)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation among the Chinese people and the international community.(AP)

China expels 3 WSJ journalists for ‘racial’ opinion piece they didn’t write

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The three expelled Beijing-based WSJ reporters are not known to have contributed to the piece titled “China is the Real Sick Man of Asia”, written by US-based professor, Walter Russel Mead.
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Podcast: Citizenship Travails, Maharashtra Elections, and Election Meddling

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 09:34 AM IST
On the season two finale of Grand Tamasha, Milan sits down with podcast regulars Sadanand Dhume of the American Enterprise Institute and the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution’s Tanvi Madan to round up this month’s political news from India.
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