Author Archives: Loknath Das

Hollesley Bay prisoner given conditional discharge for having mobile phone in cell

Former prisoner given conditional discharge after mobile phone found in cell. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire A former Hollesley Bay prisoner has been given a conditional discharge and must pay £20 to the victims’ fund after being found in possession of a mobile phone in his cell. Thomas Nevin, 29, had been in the final stages of a seven-year sentence he ... Read More »

Frequent internet bans hit flourishing telecom sector in Kashmir

File Photo The telecom service providers operating in Kashmir are “fearing for the worst” after mobile internet services were again suspended on Saturday, 32nd time since 2012. The mobile internet services and prepaid outgoing was suspended after government forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his associate in Tral on Saturday. “The growth story of JK’s telecom sector ... Read More »

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law

WASHINGTON, Dc. (WOLF FOX 35) – Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections. The liver-destroying disease hepatitis C made her ineligible for coverage until President Barack Obama’s law barred insurers from denying people with a medical condition. She has since seen a specialist ... Read More »

Remnants Of Naezith Shows Gaming Needs More Grappling Hooks

Remnants of Naezith is a platformer that stars a grappling hook and wants to be the Super Meat Boy of twitch-based ledge swinging. There are dragon souls and remnants of them (as the title suggests), but in the end it’s all about being a futuristic Tarzan in a low-res world. “I loved playing Spider-Man 2 on Playstation 2,”the game’s creator, ... Read More »

Gionee S10 With Four Cameras Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Gionee S10 and S10C will be made available on June 9 Gionee S10B will be made available from Friday Gionee S10 comes with 6GB of RAM Gionee on Friday launched its S10 smartphone at an event in China. While the highlight feature of the new smartphone, the dual camera setups at front and back, was already leaked in weeks ... Read More »

Senator: Chances of school finance bill ‘slim to none’

Photo: Courtesy Texas State Preservation Board. IMAGE2OF23 Biggest issues and players of the 85th Texas Legislature   The Texas Legislature convened January 10 and will tackle a number of issues facing the state. Keep going for a look at the biggest issues and the players who will shape the session.  IMAGE 1 OF 23 Interior of the Capitol in Austin ... Read More »

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Displaced Iraqi boys enter a tent school set by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul [Ari Jalal/Reuters] Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul ... Read More »

Blogging at the time of dictatorship

The Tunisian Internet Agency is responsible for harming national memory. Questions need to be answered and those responsible need to be held accountable. Peter Zschunke/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved.For decades before the revolution, the ruling regime in Tunisia dominated public space, monopolized the media, confiscated the voices of dissenters, and spent a lot of effort and money to produce a ... Read More »

Grant to pay for PTC technology on Poughkeepsie train lines

In the early morning hours of December 1, 2013, a Metro-North passenger train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 61. The National Transportation Safety Board has said the crash, in which a train conductor fell asleep as the train barreled through a curve at 82 mph, could have been avoided if positive train controls (PTC) ... Read More »

Cowboys OTAs: Dak Prescott Shows Up To Camp Stronger And Faster

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Last year at this time, fourth-round rookie quarterback Dak Prescott was sitting at the kids table. Buried on the depth chart behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore, Prescott was just a young player trying to prove himself. Then, over the next few months, fate would intervene and yada yada yada, he was the starting quarterback ... Read More »