It was a heartfelt letter calling for China’s prestigious Peking University to make public its investigation into a decades-old alleged rape and suicide that galvanised China’s fledgling #MeToo movement. The university had “twisted the truth” when summoning her mother late on Sunday night, Yue said, “frightening” her mother and causing her to have an “emotional meltdown”. Yue’s original petition called for Peking University to publicly air its investigation into a former professor accused of raping and sexual harassing a student in 1998. The student’s friends came forward this month, saying the victim was driven to suicide as a result, prompting a wave of other reports of campus sexual harassment at other universities. The #MeToo movement was triggered by accusations by dozens of women against US film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape, triggering a wider scandal that has roiled Hollywood and beyond.
One of India’s two Tests against the West Indies later this year will be a day-night affair, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said on Monday. “I had consulted the Indian team management, the selectors, the office bearers and all were in agreement that one of the two Tests against West Indies will be a day-night Test,” Chaudhary told reporters on the sidelines of the five-day International Cricket Council (ICC) meet. READ | Why didn’t BCCI put ‘Govt permission’ clause in contract, questions PCB chiefThe Committee of Administrators (COA) led by former CAG Vinod Rai had previously said no to Chaudhury’s idea of holding a D/N Test, saying the India team management should be consulted first. Hyderabad and Rajkot are the two venues which are slated to host the two Tests against West Indies, although the dates for it have not been released as of now by the BCCI.
An Italian-Pakistani woman was killed by her father, brother and uncle in a case of honour killing in Pakistan’s Gujrat district, the media reported on Tuesday. Police said that 26-year-old Sana Cheema’s family had termed her death as an “accident” and buried the body in West Mangowal area of the district, Geo News reported. According to police, the girl’s father, identified as Ghulam Mustafa, wanted to marry her off to one of his relatives but Cheema wanted to get married in Italy. The father then took on board his son, Adnan Mustafa, and brother Mazhar Iqbal, and hatched a plan to kill her. The 28-year-old girl from Bradford had been visiting her family in Jhelum when she was killed because her family disapproved of her second marriage.
Facebook for years has had "community standards" for what people can post. The company considers changes to its content policy every two weeks at a meeting called the "Content Standards Forum," led by Bickert. Facebook is planning a series of public forums in May and June in different countries to get more feedback on its rules, said Mary deBree, Facebook's head of content policy. "The new community standards do not incorporate separate procedures under which governments can demand the removal of content that violates local law. The community standards also do not address false information - Facebook does not prohibit it but it does try to reduce its distribution - or other contentious issues such as use of personal data.
April 24, 2018 09:51 UTC
The book has 14 stories, with a myriad cast of characters and explores various facets of life in the bustling metropolis. Lavanya said the book was like a feast, with each short story having its own texture and tone. I use two words to describe the writing experience, pleasure and zeitgeist. There is a deep pleasure when the reader is also drawn into this world. The other aspect is zeitgeist, meaning the spirit of the times.
April 24, 2018 09:50 UTC
The study says that exposure to moderate to high levels of caffeine while in the womb is linked to excess weight gain in your child’s early years. Apart from this, excess caffeine can also cause arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm, which is dangerous. Method for studyThe researchers wanted to try and find out if caffeine intake during pregnancy might also be associated with excess weight gain in the child’s early years. Sources of caffeine included coffee, black tea, caffeinated soft/energy drinks, chocolate, chocolate milk, sandwich spreads; and desserts, cakes and sweets. ConclusionWomen with a very high caffeine intake during their pregnancy were more likely to be poorly educated and to have been obese before they got pregnant.
April 24, 2018 09:48 UTC
Sachin Tendulkar turned 45 on Tuesday. (PTI Photo) Sachin Tendulkar turned 45 on Tuesday. It can’t take away anything from you,” Tendulkar, who is celebrating his 45th birthday on Tuesday, told PTI in an interview. Also Read – How Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 45th birthday“I think it’s wrong thinking of people (that off-spinners can’t bowl leg-breaks). (Photo by Varinder Chawla) Sachin Tendulkar for his 45th birthday party in Mumbai.
April 24, 2018 09:45 UTC
"Agriculture credit flow is going up every year. We have achieved the disbursal target of Rs 10 lakh crore in 2017-18 fiscal. The target for the current financial year has been enhanced to Rs 11 lakh crore," said Ashish Kumar Bhutani, joint secretary in Ministry of Agriculture. Bhutani said Rs 6.8 lakh crore was short-term crop loans out of Rs 10 lakh crore credit disbursed last fiscal. He said the ministry has sought data from banks for better targeting of agriculture credit.
April 24, 2018 09:33 UTC
Shares in Apple, which is set to post quarterly results on 1 May, have fallen just over 7% over the past three days. Photo: ReutersLondon: Apple Inc. supplier AMS AG shares tumbled after warning on negative operating margins because of low production capacity at its Singapore factories—yet another iPhone supplier to warn of shaky demand. The poor short-term guidance given by Austrian-based AMS late Monday was heavily impacted by lower iPhone X Volumes, Baader Helvea AG analyst Guenther Hollfelder said in a note. Its second-quarter sales guidance “corresponds with about 20-25 million less iPhone X units based on our calculations,” Hollfelder said. “This is all Apple, specifically iPhone X,” said Neil Campling, senior analyst at Mirabaud Securities Ltd. Bloomberg
April 24, 2018 09:11 UTC
(Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh) Devotees on their way to Pakistan at Attari railway station. (Express Photo by Rana Simranjit Singh)The 24-year-old Indian from Punjab who had gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi celebrations was found in Punjab province’s Sheikhpura on Tuesday. Singh was found at his Facebook friend’s home in the province and will now be sent back to India through the Wagah Border, the Express Tribune reported. According to ETPB, Singh left the group on April 16 to meet his Facebook friend, and the group noticed it on April 21. For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd
April 24, 2018 09:11 UTC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Ninth Brics Summit in Xiamen last year and will attend the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao in June. Photo: ReutersBeijing: The Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping could be as significant as the one between former premier Rajiv Gandhi and then leader of China Deng Xiaoping in 1988, the official Chinese media commented on Tuesday. In its editorial ‘Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India’, the Global Times said “Indian leaders attach importance to reciprocity in diplomacy. The US and Japan began underscoring Indo-Pacific strategy last year in an explicit attempt to rope in India against China. The West wanted China and India to confront each other, but it didn’t work out that way, it said.
April 24, 2018 09:00 UTC
Tom Hardy steals the show as Venom. Tom Hardy steals the show as Venom. A new trailer for upcoming Sony Pictures’ film Venom just hit the internet and unlike the previous one, this trailer actually has footage of the anti-hero Venom in it. Starring Tom Hardy in the lead, Venom is going to be the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe. In a short sequence, we also witness how Brock and Venom have starkly different plans for each other.
April 24, 2018 09:00 UTC
Auditors of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Naval and Engineering have raised doubts about the company's ability to "continue as a going concern". For the full year 2017-18, it posted a net loss of Rs 956.09 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 523.43 crore in previous year. For 2017-18, the total income was lower at Rs 413.84 crore when compared with Rs 564.14 crore revenue in 2016-17 fiscal. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group had in 2016 acquired controlling stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering and renamed it Reliance Defence and Engineering. Last year, it renamed the firm to Reliance Naval and Engineering (RNEL).
April 24, 2018 08:48 UTC
Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla will get married on June 21. Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla will get married on June 21. TV actor Rubina Dilaik and longtime beau Abhinav Shukla will tie the knot on June 21. Sharing the same photo, actor-photographer Abhinav thanked his lady love for accepting his marriage proposal. Excited to enter a new phase of her life, Rubina had earlier shared with indianexpress.com, “Thank you for the wishes, I am really excited.
April 24, 2018 08:37 UTC
Mahesh Babu in a still from ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’. New Delhi: Superstar Mahesh Babu’s political thriller Bharat Ane Nenu that released last Friday has emerged as Telugu cinema’s latest triumph. The film crossed the Rs100 crore mark worldwide within its first three days, with exceptional performance particularly in the overseas territories. Babu’s film has beaten them all already and ranks among all-time Telugu hits in the US like the two Baahubali films. “That has worked to its advantage.”Experts like Pillai and Mohan pointed to the relatively dull season at the movies lately that had rendered audiences hungry for a big-ticket film like Bharat Ane Nenu.
April 24, 2018 08:26 UTC