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The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The FBI has subpoenaed Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general leading the long-shot lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election for Trump

The FBI has served subpoenas to the office of Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, as part of its investigation into abuse of office and bribery allegations, local media reported.It is not clear exactly how many subpoenas were issued or what information the agency is seeking to obtain with them, .reported that federal agents visited the attorney general's office on Wednesday to serve the subpoenas.Neither the FBI nor the Office of the Texas Attorney General immediately responded to requests for comment from Insider.In October, after senior members of his staff told the agency that he might...

December 11, 2020
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Sardar Patel stadium in Motera renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium

Sardar Patel stadium in Motera renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium

Ahmedabad, The Sardar Patel stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad was on Wednesday renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium, popularly known as the Motera Stadium was recently re-opened after extensive renovation which increased seating capacity to a record 1,10,000.It hosts its first international cricket match on Wednesday with India taking on England in a day-night Test match.The stadium's new name was announced during an inauguration ceremony that was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, and...

February 24, 2021
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Sony has filed a patent for a system that could turn bananas and other household items into PlayStation controllers

Sony has filed a patent for a system that could turn bananas and other household items into PlayStation controllers

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bizarre request from Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. to patent a system that turns ordinary household objects and food products into PlayStation controllers,"The system comprises an input unit operable to obtain images of a non-luminous passive object held by a user as a video game controller," the patent says.In the patent, Sony uses an illustrated banana to visualize their new system. Oranges are among one of the other examples the company uses. "E.g. a player may hold two bananas - one in each respective hand; or e.g...

March 6, 2021
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India records highest-ever spike of 2,003 COVID-19 deaths

India records highest-ever spike of 2,003 COVID-19 deaths

(Eds: adding details of cases in states) New Delhi, Jun 17 () India registered the highest-ever spike of 2,003 COVID-19 fatalities pushing the death toll to 11,903 on Wednesday, while the caseload rose to 3,54,065 with 10,974 new coronavirus infections, according to the Union Health Ministry data. Of the 2,003 new deaths, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 1,409 fatalities taking its COVID-19 death tally to 5,537, while coronavirus deaths in Delhi surged by 437 taking its toll to 1,837, according to the official data updated at 8 am. "The sudden surge in deaths is based on entry of data...

June 17, 2020
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Google reportedly spying on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok users on Android

Google reportedly spying on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok users on Android

Google is reportedly keeping tabs to how its users interact with rival Android apps, selectively monitoring how the users interact with non-Google apps via an internal programme to make its own products better.According to a report in The Information, an internal programme at Google known as "Android Lockbox" gives employees access to data on how Android users interact with popular, non-Google apps like TikTok, Facebook and Instagram."When YouTube was planning the rollout of its rival to TikTok in India earlier this month, employees turned to a valuable source of market research: how people...

July 25, 2020
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Reliance estimates $400 million liability in KG-D6 cost recovery dispute

Reliance estimates $400 million liability in KG-D6 cost recovery dispute

Reliance Industries has estimated a maximum liability of USD 400 million (₹3,000 crore) in its nine-year old dispute with the government over alleged under-utilisation of capacity at the KG-D6 field due to failure to comply with an approved investment plan. Natural gas output from Dhirubhai-1 and 3 gas fields in the KG-D6 block in the Bay of Bengal started to lag company projections from the second year of production itself in 2010 and the field ceased to produce in February this year much ahead of its projected life.The government blamed the phenomenon to the company not sticking to the...

May 24, 2020
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Devastating pictures from Uttarakhand forest fires over last four days⁠— forests burn as North India becomes the world’s warmest region

Devastating pictures from Uttarakhand forest fires over last four days⁠— forests burn as North India becomes the world’s warmest region

As many as 46 forest fires have been wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand for over four days —The rising temperature and hot spells have pumped super hot winds all over North India — making it thealong with south-east Pakistan.A large number of species of animals living there struggled to survive. According to the forest department, a forest fire first broke out inand it is difficult to control the fires due to winds.The hilly state has 38,000 square kilometers of forest areas — which isfrom Brahma Kamal to the famous mythological Sanjivani Booti.Uttarakhand: Forest fire broke out in Srinagar of...

May 27, 2020
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New Zealand's prime minister put the military in charge of new arrivals, saying letting 2 new COVID-19 cases travel the country without being tested was an 'unacceptable failure'

New Zealand's prime minister put the military in charge of new arrivals, saying letting 2 new COVID-19 cases travel the country without being tested was an 'unacceptable failure'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called the decision to allow two arrivals from the UK travel the country without being tested for COVID-19 "an unacceptable failure of the system," and put the military in charge of quarantining people at the border from now on.Two women who traveled from the UK to New Zealand earlier this month tested positive on Tuesday, . Ardern had announced last week that the country had eliminated the coronavirus.People coming into the country are ordinarily kept in 14-day managed isolation. Additionally, under — two days after the arrivals came — arrivals...

June 17, 2020
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Scotland votes to end export of tear gas, rubber bullets, and riot gear to the United States

Scotland votes to end export of tear gas, rubber bullets, and riot gear to the United States

The Scottish Parliament voted in favor of immediately halting the export of rubber bullets, tear gas, and riot gear to the United States on Thursday.The tally, issued by 52-0 votes with 11 abstentions, comes less than three weeks after George Floyd died at the hands of American police, spurning nationwide protests against racialized police violence. In many cases, police have met peaceful protests with violent force.The parliament "stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement," , "and considers that the UK government must immediately suspend all export licences for tear gas,...

June 12, 2020
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A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates

A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates

A Facebook hiring manager and two job applicants he tried to recruit against the company on Thursday accusing it of discriminating against Black workers, as first reported by ., which was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleges that Facebook "has had and continues to have a general policy of discrimination against Black applicants and workers, including in hiring, evaluations, promotions, and pay.""Facebook's deeds have not matched its rhetoric," the complaint says, adding that people of color at the company, especially Black workers, are underrepresented, don't feel...

July 2, 2020
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