By Andrew Korybko Published: April 25, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on Monday, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP It was bound to happen sooner than later, but the Indian media finally decided to play the ‘Pakistan card’ by attempting to connect their neighbour’s intelligence agency to the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks, a desperate narrative move that says a lot more about the Indian incumbent’s political vulnerability during the ongoing month-long electoral process than anything about Pakistan’s purported culpability in this tragedy. The cheap shot that the whole world saw coming. It was only a matter of time before the Indian media predictably blamed Pakistan for the Sri Lanka terror attacks. In his piece, Indian journalist Vicky Nanjappa wasted no time in reminding the readers about a … [Read more...] about Right on cue, Indian media blames Pakistan for the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks
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By Zeba Siddiqui and Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India's top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan's main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved in an attack last week on a security convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group. At least 40 paramilitary men were killed in the suicide car bombing on a Kashmir road on Thursday. The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group claimed responsibility. India has accused Pakistan of being behind the attack and tension has escalated between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Pakistan condemned the bombing and denied any complicity, and on Tuesday it appealed to the United Nations to intervene, in light of the deteriorating security situation. Lieutenant-General K.J.S. Dhillon told reporters that the leaders behind the attack were being tracked, and it had been orchestrated from the Pakistani side of the border. "It was being controlled from across by ISI and Pakistan … [Read more...] about Indian commander says Pakistan spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing
Tony Romm, Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg, The Washington Post Published 4:02 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Google CEO Sundar Pichai, head of one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies, said in an interview this week that concerns about harmful applications of the technology are "very legitimate" - but the tech industry should be trusted to responsibly regulate its use. Speaking with The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, Pichai said that new AI tools - the backbone of innovations such as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms - require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused. "I think tech has to realize it just can't build it, and then fix it," Pichai said. "I think that doesn't work." Tech giants have to ensure that artificial intelligence with "agency of its own" doesn't harm humankind, Pichai said. He said he is optimistic about the technology's long-term benefits, but his … [Read more...] about Fears about artificial intelligence are ‘very legitimate,’ Google CEO says
By Shihar Aneez and Sanjeev Miglani COLOMBO (Reuters) - Just three years after being voted out in a presidential election in Sri Lanka, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is back at the centre of power, appointed prime minister by the man who defeated him. President Maithripala Sirisena named the pro-China 72-year-old as his number two on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe. Wickremesinghe has said his removal is unconstitutional and has demanded he be allowed to prove his parliamentary majority. A mustachioed man usually dressed in a spotless white shirt, sarong and trademark maroon sash, Rajapaksa is seen as a hero by many in Sri Lanka's Buddhist majority. He wears rings as lucky charms, sometimes as many as eight, and he has been called the "lord of the rings". Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority, one of Asia's longest-running conflicts that ended during his … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s “lord of the rings” back in power, pro-China strongman wiped out Tamil rebels
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr Oct. 15, 2018 When Infosys, a big Indian technology outsourcing company, opened a new office in Indianapolis this year, executives hailed it as a step along a new path. Infosys built itself into a global giant by running the digital engine rooms of American corporations with armies of engineers in India. But the new technology center — a sprawling open-plan space in a downtown office tower — is in the epicenter of the American Midwest. And its recruits are people like Keith Smith Jr., a graduate of Indiana University, who previously held a variety of jobs before Infosys trained him as a software engineer. Ravi Kumar, a president of Infosys, described the office as “a manifestation of what the future is going to look like.” The company, a shining … [Read more...] about Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’?