Indian-origin builder who killed 3 men in self-defence freed in UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin builder who was arrested in connection with the killing of three men, also of Indian origin, following a deadly knife fight on the streets of east London will not face any murder or manslaughter charges as the incident was deemed to be an act self-defence. Gurjeet Singh, 29, had been arrested by the Metropolitan Police in connection with the killing of Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and Malkit Singh Dhillon a.k.a. Baljinder Singh, 37, back in January. The three murdered men, originally from Punjab, were…

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Tamil-origin family found dead in suspected murder-suicide in UK

LONDON: Scotland Yard has launched a murder investigation after three members of a Tamil-origin family were found dead in their flat in west London. Officers from the Metropolitan Police forced entry into a block of flats in Brentford on Tuesday after concerns were raised for the well-being of Poorna Kaameshwari Sivaraj. Inside, they discovered the body of the 36-year-old woman and her three-year-old son, Kailash Kuha Raj. Her husband, Kuha Raj Sithamparanathan, was found with severe stab injuries and died at the scene soon after. The police believe the 42-year-old…

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Reliance Jio Users Get In-Flight Connectivity On International Flights; Plans Start Rs 499 Per Day

Every time you have been on an international flight, you would have probably grimaced at the expensive price tags that in-flight Wi-Fi have. If you really needed it, you’d have bit the bullet and paid up. If not, you would have watched a movie on your iPad or the in-flight entertainment system. Or dozed off perhaps. Now however, Reliance Jio users can take advantage of the new In-Flight connectivity plans that are priced at Rs 499 per day onwards, for their next international flight. Reliance Jio has also partnered with…

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Indian-origin expert leads UK’s major breast cancer radiotherapy study

LONDON: A breast cancer therapy which requires just one shot of radiotherapy rather than the conventional weeks-long treatment holds out worldwide promise after it was found to be effective in a long-term study led by an Indian-origin cancer expert. Professor Jayant Vaidya, Professor of Surgery and Oncology at University College London (UCL) Surgery & Interventional Science and lead author of the study published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ on Thursday, said the ‘Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy’ (TARGIT-IORT) means a quicker recovery period from breast cancer and his team’s findings should pave…

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Google Pixel 5 And Pixel 4a 5G Will Not Come To India And It Is A Long Wait For Google Pixel 4a

Google has finally announced the 2020 Pixel phone updates, and perhaps forced into the situation because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the company announced three phones in total of which two will only arrive later this year. In fact, the rollout schedule of the new Pixel phones is pretty complicated whichever way you look at it, particularly if you are in India. Let us get the complication out of the way first. First and foremost, Google announced three phones—the Google Pixel 4a, the Google Pixel 4a 5G and the Google…

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WhatsApp Launches ‘Search the Web’ Feature in Select Countries to Combat Misinformation

Image for representation. A magnifying glass icon next to the forwarded messages will be displayed so that users can search a launch on the web to verify or double-check the content they have received. News18.com Last Updated: August 4, 2020, 4:18 PM IST WhatsApp has officially rolled out a long-speculated ‘Search the Web’ feature in order to combat fake news and misinformation. The feature, as of now, has been launched in select countries, including the likes of US, UK, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Ireland, allowing users to verify…

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TikTok considering London, other locations to locate its headquarters | Technology News

TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is considering, but no decisions have been made, the source said. It was not immediately clear what other locations are under consideration. But it has hired aggressively in California this year, including poaching Kevin Mayer, a former Walt Disney Co executive, to…

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Everything From Network To Phones

India has gotten its biggest 5G push, yet. At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) keynote yesterday, Reliance Industries confirmed that they are working on an indigenous 5G mobile network solution which will be ready for trials next year. At the same time, Reliance Jio also confirmed that they will make a push for truly affordable 5G smartphones in the country and will be working on an Android based customized operating system for these phones. These two announcements have brought 5G back into the limelight, and puts India alongside countries including…

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UK Government All Set to Ban Huawei From Its 5G Network in Major Policy U-turn

Image for Representation (Reuters) China has indicated that banning one of its flagship global technology companies would have far-reaching ramifications. Reuters Last Updated: July 14, 2020, 11:25 AM IST Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network on Tuesday in a momentous decision that will delight Washington, dismay Beijing and signal the end of a two-decade-long partnership with the country’s biggest mobile operator. The United States has pushed Johnson to reverse his January decision to grant Huawei a limited role in 5G, saying…

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Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom First Bollywood Film to Shoot in International Location Amid Coronavirus

‘Bell Bottom’ cast and crew As Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutrta join ‘Bell Bottom’ cast, it has been revealed that the movie will go on the floors in August in UK. News18.com Last Updated: July 6, 2020, 10:21 AM IST Akshay Kumar and producers of the upcoming movie Bell Bottom took to social media on Monday and shared the news with fans that shooting on the project will commence in August. Amid coronavirus spread, this is Akshay’s first movie to go on the floors. Bell Bottom is eyeing…

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Huawei is Spending $1.2bn on a Communications Research Facility in UK

Representative image of Huawei’s logo, in front of one of its facilities. (Photo: Reuters) The facility will employee around 400 people and focus on the production of optical devices for use in fibre-optic communication systems, Huawei said. Reuters Last Updated: June 25, 2020, 8:04 PM IST China’s Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it had received planning permission to build a 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) research and development facility in England. The facility will employee around 400 people and focus on the production of optical devices for use…

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ZEE5 to remake NENT Studios UK ‘Black Widows’ in India | Television News

NENT Studios UK has struck a major two-season deal with India’s largest video streaming platform ZEE5 and producer Big Synergy Media Ltd. which will see a localised version of its scripted format ‘Black Widows’ created for Indian audiences. Based on the Finnish drama of the same name, the ‘Black Widows’ deal includes the rights for the two original 12-hour series (24 episodes). The Indian version will be the eighth international remake following versions in Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, the Middle East, Mexico, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic. ‘Black Widows’ was created…

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