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Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls “routine operations” in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships. The deployment comes days after China’s foreign ministry warned Washington against challenging Beijing’s sovereignty in the region. China claims several contested shoals, islets and reefs in the area. It has [...]

February 19, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on South China Sea: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Sixty years ago, the Dick Tracy comic strip featured a walkie-talkie watch that Detective Tracy used to communicate with his colleagues. It was an uncanny anticipation of our smartphones and watches. The 1960s Jetsons television show predicted Skype, flat-screen TVs, smart watches and personal aircraft. Even though cartoons foresaw some things, technological progress has far [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

As America’s real estate president begins his term of office, it is, perhaps, fitting that the top loan in one of the year’s first CMBS deals turns out to be for a building that’s closely connected to the president’s son-in-law and fellow real estate developer, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner. And not just any building, [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on What A 2017 SEC Filing Can Tell Us About America’s Real Estate Presidency

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has described US mainstream media as “the opposition party”, saying it should “keep its mouth shut”. Stephen Bannon also told the New York Times that news organisations had been “humiliated” by their failure to anticipate Mr Trump’s election victory. Media outlets have clashed with the White House over the number [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

The Obama administration has recently delivered a “very tough” message to Pakistan asking it to dismantle safe havens of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed and Haqqani network operating from its soil, outgoing US envoy to New Delhi Richard Verma said today. Holding that India faces a “daunting challenge” from these Pakistan-based terror groups and hailing New Delhi’s [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

The US intelligence report on Russian hacking directly implicates WikiLeaks

The US intelligence report on Russian hacking directly implicates WikiLeaks

A US intelligence report on Russian hacking concluded that Russian military intelligence relayed material to WikiLeaks and other websites that published emails hacked from Democratic Party organizations. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted earlier this week that the hacked material his site published was not provided by the Russian government or a state party. WikiLeaks published [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on The US intelligence report on Russian hacking directly implicates WikiLeaks

Business-class flyer gropes woman on flight to US

Business-class flyer gropes woman on flight to US

NEW DELHI: A business class passenger travelling from Mumbai to Newark on an Air India flight shifted to a vacant seat in the economy class to be next to a female passenger and then allegedly groped her when she fell asleep. The man’s inappropriate touch woke up the woman and she then complained to the [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Business-class flyer gropes woman on flight to US

BrainChip deploys card-reading technology to second US casino

BrainChip deploys card-reading technology to second US casino

Artificial intelligence player BrainChip has announced the deployment of its game card reading technology at a second casino in the United States. The company, which announced a similar deal with an unnamed Las Vegas casino in September last year, said this morning its “Game Outcome Solution” technology that can read cards as they are dealt [...]

January 5, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on BrainChip deploys card-reading technology to second US casino

LIVE! US woman gangrape: Police arrest four accused

LIVE! US woman gangrape: Police arrest four accused

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape of a US national in a five-star hotel in New Delhi earlier this year. A senior police officer said they arrested a tour guide, a driver, a cleaner and a hotel staff. He, however, refused to reveal the names of the four as police [...]

December 26, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on LIVE! US woman gangrape: Police arrest four accused

Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

America spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country in world. In 2015, the US devoted 17% of the gross domestic product, more than $3 trillion, to health expenditures. 17% of the GDP is approximately twice the average health cost of the OECD countries. Unfortunately this unsurpassed spending has not made the US [...]

December 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less