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WhatsApp reports software glitch after hack attack, urges users to update app

WhatsApp said commercial Israeli spyware was used to hack into people's phones, and has the hallmarks of a private company that works with governments.

4 policemen killed & 11 injured in second terror attack in Balochistan

The attack took place near a mosque in Quetta's Satellite Town area, just when a van of Rapid Response Group officers arrived for extra security.

Sweden reopens rape investigation against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange

The Swedish authorities decided to drop the rape investigation two years ago after Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuador embassy in London.
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Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030, StanChart Bank says

While demographic dividend will be a boon for India, Bangladesh’s investments in health and education should juice productivity, Stanchart says

Pakistan will decide on 15 May to reopen airspace for Indian flights

Pakistan's science and technology minister however sees no change in status-quo till elections are over in India.
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Why cheese may help control your blood sugar

A growing body of evidence suggests that people who eat lots of cheese do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.

33 years after nuclear explosion, Chernobyl has become a wildlife paradise

The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.
Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan

Gwadar hotel guests & staff rescued after terror attack, 1 dead

Balochistan Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the attack in which three armed militants gunned down a security guard at the Pearl Continental Hotel.
Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan

Heavily armed militants enter Pearl Continental Hotel in Pakistan’s Gwadar

Guests at the Pearl Continental Hotel were safely moved out, and no casualties were immediately reported.
A grounded Lion Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft sits at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Indonesia

Boeing sends 737 Max to brand rehab as it plans for a comeback

Apart from necessary software and technical fixes, Boeing also needs to work on rebuilding customer and investor faith as it looks to overcome two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.