Author Archives: Loknath

Is the Internet Broken?

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Evan Williams says. “I was wrong about that.” CreditJason Henry for The New York Times What is the purpose of the internet? Should it be a place where everyone can speak freely and exchange information and ideas? Or, ... Read More »

‘Bill to Address Bankruptcy in Finance Sector in Next Parliament Session’

New Delhi: The government is likely to introduce in the monsoon session of Parliament a separate bankruptcy law to deal with insolvency in financial sector companies that include banks and NBFCs. The proposed bill will cover all financial service providers that include banks, NBFCs and microfinance institutions which have money deposited, a senior finance ministry official has said. The law ... Read More »

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt

Sports lottery will fund new national sports plan, says Greg Hunt Sports minister announces initiative which will be introduced as part of the 2017-2018 budget The sports minister, Greg Hunt, says there are great examples around the world of secure funding from a national sports lottery. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA View more sharing options Shares 26 Comments 117 Mike Hytner @mike_hytner ... Read More »

E-texbook launched for Haryana school students

The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. E-textbook portal of the Haryana School Education Board launched The Haryana School Education Board has launched its e-textbook portal from which students can instantly download school books. The website was inaugurated by ... Read More »

JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

When you put them on, you tend to forget you’re wearing headphones. Their light weight makes them great for toting along just about anywhere. But their folding options take portability even further. You can fold these JBLs in two different ways—something that’s highly unusual in an over-the-ear headphone. You can twist the ear cups flat to slide them into a ... Read More »

Education Beat: Love ’em to good

I’ve been asked why I love the homeless, the prostitutes, the criminals, the drug addicts, the ones who appear to have lost their way — the “real life Les Miserables” – so much. Indeed, why do I seek them out at night, in the hidden corners of the world? Well, it’s easy to prove that education and hard work are ... Read More »

BOOK EXTRACT: Christmas in Mamparalanga

City Press journalist Sizwe sama Yende has published a book on his years of investigating corruption in Mpumalanga under the premiership of David Mabuza. In this edited extract, he recounts a famous attempt to bribe him. Eerie Assignment: A journalist’s nightmare in Mpumalanga by Sizwe sama Yende Lesedi House Publishers 372 pages R250 On Friday, December 3 2010, I struck ... Read More »

India-bound SWM Superdual T first ride review

SWM opened operations just two years but their history goes back to 1971. SWM’s name, depending on who you believe means Speedy Working Motors or is a shortened abbreviation for SWM, which is the names of their founders. It is, thankfully, unequivocal; that they started making dirt bikes of various kinds in 1971 and the first SWM business went south ... Read More »

Former FBI head Robert Mueller to oversee Trump-Russia investigation

As special counsel, Mueller has the power to subpoena documents and prosecute any crimes, independent of Congress. Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Department of Justice has appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged ties between the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russian operatives. Mueller will also investigate Russian intervention in the election generally. ... Read More »

Can Windows 10 mobile-powered Samsung S8 save the Windows phone?

 The lack of devices was not the biggest problem of Windows Phone of the ecosystem, although it surely was one major drawback. Photos showing a Galaxy S8 model allegedly running Windows 10 Mobile surfaced earlier today. While everyone knew that was a fake, hardcore Windows phone enthusiasts couldn’t help but imagine how their favourite mobile platform would be if ever ... Read More »