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Ahead of general elections, internet giant Google Thursday said it will organize training sessions for journalists in 30 Indian cities on online verification and fact-checking in a bid to curb the menace of fake news. Google has partnered DataLeads and Internews to host the training sessions, the company stated in a statement. “Google News Initiative will host training sessions in 30 cities between February 26 to April 6 in English, Hindi, …

All the ideas and technology should be focused on the people and there is a constant need to listen to people and reach out to them accordingly, said Mark D’Arcy, VP of global business marketing and chief creative officer of Facebook. In an interaction with Neeraj Roy, MD of Hungama Media Entertainments on the second day of the world congress of International Advertising Association (IAA) …

Japan and India are feverishly bridging space and repaving roads in the Indo-Pacific to establish a giant corridor that will link India’s northeast with Vietnam. The gigantic work will merge two parallel initiatives — the New Delhi-led India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) marshalled by Japan in partnership with Thailand, Laos, and …

The railways have lined up a vast expansion plan, including more than doubling the freight capacity and adding new high-speed trains for which 10 corridors with a cumulative length of about 6,000 km have been identified. The transporter has already moved a proposal to looks for Cabinet approval, which includes permission to carry out a feasibility study …

Essel Mining & Industries, the unlisted unit of the $44.3-billion Aditya Birla Group, has come out as the top bidder for Pro Minerals Pvt Ltd with an offer of about Rs 450 crore, a bid that would see banks getting a proper portion of their outstanding advances. Lenders led by Bank of Baroda voted for …

The resolution professional of Aircel Friday sought excluding the 127 days it lost in fighting and winning a case against the government and Airtel so that it could get fresh bids for the remaining assets of the crippled company. The IBC-mandated 270 days for a resolution is already over for the bankrupt company and it …

You get an SMS on your phone from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) suggesting you to opt for TV channels à la carte or via bouquets as per the new Trai tariff order. Why are you receiving these messages? Trai, as a broadcasting regulator, has the mandate to safeguard the interest of service …

The 5G device ecosystem in India would possibly mature in 2020, a time frame which will coincide with the rollout of the first commercial networks on the next generation technology in the country, a top Reliance JioInfocomm official alleged. “The device ecosystem is critical to ensure that operators aren’t sitting on spectrum waiting for affordable …

‘EVM hacking’ allegations of Syed Shuja, an Indian who was purportedly given political asylum in the US, has triggered a war of words between the BJP-led Centre and the Congress. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called it a “Congress-sponsored conspiracy” to “defame” Indian democracy and the EC, while Congress’ Kapil Sibal demanded a probe into …

Soon, Indians can have a chip-based e-passport replaces paper passports. The government is working on a centralized passport system in which all passport services would be given from Indian embassies and consulates across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. “Indian embassies and consulates are being connected to the Passport Seva Project worldwide,” Prime …

In the run-up to 2019 general elections, tech titan Google Tuesday said it will create information on political advertisements on its platform public, giving details like who is purchasing election ads and the money spent. “To bring more transparency to the online election ads, Google will set up an India-specific Political Advertising Transparency Report and …

In a shot in the arm for Bharti Airtel, Delhi High Court has quashed income-tax department’s move to reassess income of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel beyond four years for 2008-09 for transfer of towers to Indus Towers. The court permitted the company’s writ seeking relief and quashed notice for reassessment, claiming all primary facts were …