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Delta lands in Bengaluru with a tech centre, to hire 300 people

BENGALURU: Delta Airlines (DAL) has touched down in Bengaluru. The US airline has set up a global capability centre (GCC) in the city to expand its tech runway. It has two other tech hubs, in Atlanta and Minneapolis. Delta‚Äôs Technology Hub will employ over 300 professionals in areas including data science/analytics, cyber security, enterprise architecture, …

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Avalanches in eastern Turkey kills 38 people

33 people died when the second avalanche hit while they were searching for two more victims of the first snowslip, which killed five people, after rescuing eight others. Emergency service members work in the snow around overturned vehicles, near the town of Bahcesaray, Van province, eastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo: AP) Two avalanches …

Health

Coronavirus has infected more than 24,500 people globally: List of countries with cases

Most of the coronavirus deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December. In China, 490 deaths have been registered | Photo from REUTERS A viral outbreak — new type of coronavirus — that began in China has infected more than 24,500 people globally. …

Politics

Middle class people ‘trained enough’ to pick right income tax option: Rajiv Kumar

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said the middle class is “trained enough” to decide which personal income tax option is good for them and exuded confidence that their propensity to save will not come down. Kumar was commenting on the Budget proposal of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to give option …

Health

Bengal govt not allowing people to celebrate Saraswati Puja: BJP MP Locket Chatterjee

BJP member Locket Chatterjee on Tuesday alleged in Lok Sabha that the West Bengal government is not allowing people to celebrate Saraswati Puja in the state. BJP MP Locket Chatterjee BJP member Locket Chatterjee on Tuesday alleged in Lok Sabha that the West Bengal government is not allowing people to celebrate Saraswati Puja in the …

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3 Indian-Americans among 8 people sentenced in call center fraud scheme in US

Three Indian-Americans are among eight people sentenced by a US court for their roles in a sophisticated India-based call center fraud scheme that defrauded thousands of Americans, resulting in over USD 3.7 million in losses. Those sentenced on Monday were Mohamed Kazim Momin, 33, (Georgia); Rodrigo Leon-Castillo, 46, (Texas); Mohmed Sozab Momin, 23, (Georgia); Drue …

Health

People dress up as bears to shoo away monkeys in UP village

Residents of a UP village wore bear costumes to scare the monkeys away. People dress up as bears to combat monkey menace (Photo: IANS) Dressing up as bears to shoo away monkeys may seem to be an odd idea but residents of Sikandarpur village in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, apparently, had no choice. With over …