Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early on December 8, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets at the Jewish state. The strikes targeted two sites belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades, the Hamas military wing, in northern Gaza, with another series of sorties at a Qassam site west of Gaza City, Hamas officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.Late at night on December 7, Palestinian militants in Gaza launched three rockets at southern Israel.All three projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, the army said, amending an earlier statement according to which two of the three rockets were shot down over southern Israel.Close Medics had treated three people in the southern Israeli town of Sderot who suffered minor injuries while seeking shelter as air raid sirens went off, the Magen David Adom emergency medical service said. related news North Korea's UN … [Read more...] about Israel strikes in Hamas-controlled Gaza strip after rocket attack
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Drive through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you can probably tell at a glance whether it votes Democrat or Republican just based on the numbers of sedans versus trucks parked along the street. advertisement advertisement That sounds like an assumption based purely on stereotypes about wealthy Democrats and rural, truck-owning Republicans. But it’s also backed by research. According to a new paper by out of the Stanford AI lab by researchers who were not affiliated with Google (except for coauthor Li Fei-Fei, who currently works for the company), there is an 88% chance that a neighborhood voted Democratic if its Google Street View images show more sedans than trucks. Similarly, if Street View shows more trucks than sedans, there’s an 82% chance the area voted Republican. published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals a new methodology for measuring demographic data. Typically, the federal government completes country-wide surveys to … [Read more...] about Is Google Street View The Next Big Census Tool?
The tragic death of the Unnao gangrape victim led to nationwide outrage with protests erupting in several parts on Saturday and her family demanding that the perpetrators be chased and killed like in the Hyderabad incident while Opposition parties accused the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh of failing to provide security to those brutalised by sexual violence.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured the grieving family of speedy justice, saying a fast track court would decide the case and all the accused persons were arrested. He later announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the family.The Opposition alleged that law-and-order situation has "completely collapsed" and the state has become the country's "rape capital" and demanding "removal" of the Adityanath government.Close After battling for her life with more than 90 percent burns for almost 40 hours, the 23-year-old woman died following a cardiac arrest on Friday night at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. related news No … [Read more...] about Unnao victim’s family demands accused be chased and killed; Oppn attacks Adityanath govt
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 7 came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the decision to disinvest in public sector oil major Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), alleging that he was serving the interests of big corporates. The Modi government, he alleged, had decided to sell BPCL, worth Rs 8 lakh crore, for Rs 60,000 crore to big corporates."This is not privatisation. It is a theft", Gandhi said while addressing a protest by the Congress party in front of Cochin Refinery, against the disinvestment of BPCL."What is Mr Narendra Modi doing? He is helping his friends, his masters, his owners. Without them, Narendra Modi is nothing. He is a little balloon. It is their money that put Mr Narendra Modi on India's TV screens. And his masters have hired him to do a job. It is a clear transaction. You will give us BPCL," the Wayanad MP said, launching a scathing attack on the Prime Minister over the government's decision to sell the company to the private … [Read more...] about Rahul Gandhi flays PM Modi over govt decision to disinvest in BPCL
Indian nationals in the US can breathe a sigh of relief as the US Department of Justice (DoJ) on September 16 confirmed that the new rules banning spouses of H-1B visa holders from working won’t be implemented till next year, reports The Economic Times.As per the DoJ, a March-June 2020 timeframe has been decided on for the Trump administration's proposal, which would revoke H-4 employment authorisation document (EAD), primarily used by H-1B holders’ spouses for employment.While affirming that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) intent to proceed with the proposal is unchanged, the DoJ said the delay is due to 'inter-agency process'.Close Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. related news US agency completes implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for 2021 cap season Unnao victim's family demands that accused be killed; political reactions to her death pour in Tax cuts under consideration, focus on boosting … [Read more...] about H-1B visa holders get some relief as work ban on spouses pushed back till 2020: Report