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Pakistani right cries ‘blasphemy’ to muzzle progressives

Pakistani right cries ‘blasphemy’ to muzzle progressives

A virulent social media campaign to paint five disappeared Pakistani activists as blasphemers deserving execution has spotlighted how right-wing efforts to muzzle liberal voices using the country’s draconian laws have found a powerful new platform online. The five men had stood against religious intolerance and at times criticised Pakistan’s military, with several of them running


Yahoo to be named Altaba

Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media assets, to Verizon for


Pentagon successfully tests micro-drone swarm

The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones. The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open the possibility that groups of small


DAE launches 3 mobile apps for farmers

The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) launched three mobile apps-based services to help farmers solve various problems they face during crops production. Agricultural Minister Matia Chowdhury formally inaugurated the apps-based services at a function at AKM Gias Uddin Milky auditorium of Khamarbari, Farmgate, in the capital on Wednesday. The DAE with support from the Access


US Customs computer collapse leaves thousands of travelers waiting

A nationwide collapse of the US customs service computer system has left thousands of passengers lined up at airports awaiting clearance to officially enter the country, the authorities and US media said Monday. “Customs and Border Protection has nationwide outage. Expect delays in passenger processing until the system is restored,” Fort Lauderdale’s airport, a major


PM opens dot bangla domain

The much-awaited dot bangla (.bangla) domain was unlocked for the people today as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it at a function. The premier opened the dot bangla (.bangla) internet domain at a ceremony at her official Ganabhaban residence in the city this noon. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim spoke at the