Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Washington D. C., April 14 : President Barack Obama will get to know Jon Snow's fate before everyone else.

During a recent ' Game of Thrones' premiere, David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed the news that the US President wanted the episodes of their ultra-secret show ahead of their debut on HBO, reports the Entertainment Weekly.

The news is that he will be seeing the upcoming series before anyone else does.

Weiss said, "Yes, He's the leader of the free world."

Last month, HBO confirmed that, for the first time ever, critics and reviewers wouldn't receive early copies of the episodes.

For the rest of the world, 'GoT' returns on April 24. (ANI)


UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

UN observes birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for first time

New York, Apr 14. : The United Nations for the first time observed the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, also dubbed ' Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony took place at the UN headquarters a day before his birth anniversary and was being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India, last night.


Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

New York, April 14 : In a fresh bid to connect the world better, Facebook has announced a new research lab to build hardware products based on its software and has hired a former top Google executive to achieve its goal.

The team at the new group called "Building 8" will be led by Regina Dugan who worked at the "Advanced Technology and Projects" group at Google and was director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

"I am excited to have Regina apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of science and products to our mission," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Thursday.


Trump camp 'acting like thugs'

Trump camp 'acting like thugs'

Washington, April 14 : Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has accused opponent and front-runner Donald Trump's supporters of "acting like union boss thugs" in pursuit of the party nomination.

"Donald and his team, it's almost like they're subjects in a course in clinical psychology. The conduct they do, literally, they accuse others of doing," Cruz said during CNN's town hall on Wednesday night.

Citing threats Indiana police have reported against delegates, Cruz said, "We shouldn't be intimidating delegates."

"What Donald doesn't like is losing elections," the Texas senator said.

Cruz also predicted Trump would have trouble getting the support of Republicans at a contested convention.


UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

UN to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti today

New York, Apr. 13 : United Nations will celebrate Dr B. R. Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary also dubbed 'Ambedkar Jayanti', at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The commemoration ceremony will take place at the UN headquarters and is being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India.

On this day, the international organisation aims to focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and vouch his vision to create a nation on the firm grounds of democracy and social justice and equality for all.


Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

Donlad Trump, Hillary Clinton declared Missouri primary winners, a month on

New York; Presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were today declared the official winners of the Missouri primaries -- nearly a month after they were held.

The March 15 votes in both parties were extremely close: Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders were neck-and-neck, as were Trump and Senator Ted Cruz.

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander finally certified the result, tweeting: "@HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump have officially won Missouri."

Clinton earned 49.6 percent of the vote, to 49.36 percent for Sanders -- a margin of 1,574 votes, according to the results posted on the secretary of state's website. Each takes 34 delegates.


Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Washington D. C, Apr 13 : Since its launch in 2004, the landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and now, a recent study suggests that the social networking site might have just got old as more seniors are logging in.

The Penn State researchers said that older adults, who are Facebook's fastest growing demographic, are joining the social network to stay connected and make new connections, just like college kids who joined the site decades ago.

Researcher Eun Hwa Jung said that earlier studies suggested a positive relationship between bonding and bridging social capital and Facebook use among college students, but this study extends this finding to senior citizens.


HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

HTC 10 smartphone to be launched today

New York, Apr. 12 : Taiwanese multinational manufacturer of smartphones and tablets HTC will launch its much-awaited flagship smartphone on Tuesday.

The smartphone would be launched in simultaneous events in New York, London, and Taipei.

Based on leaked images of the smartphone, it is expected to come in Silver, Gun Metal Black, and Gold colour variants.

The teasers released by the company has so far touted of having world class, front and back cameras in the smartphone.

The smartphone with16GB inbuilt storage would cost around Rs. 38,800 and one with 32GB of inbuilt storage would cost Rs. 51,100.


India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

Washington: India's economy has the potential to grow between eight to 10 percent if the country continues the pace of reforms, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has said.

"There is no doubt that India needs to grow very rapidly to be a leading power (of the world). My own view is that India's potential growth is somewhere between eight to 10 percent," Subramanian told a Washington audience.

In Washington ahead of the US visit of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to attend the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Subramanian said, "It's worth noting that India has been growing at 6 to 6.5 percent for the last 35 years."


Appreciate India's support for people, government of Afghanistan: US

Appreciate India's support for people, government of Afghanistan: US

Washington D. C., Apr. 12 : The United States has extended its appreciation towards India's role in promoting a stable and prosperous region in Afghanistan saying that they value the support that India has given to the government of the war-torn nation.

"I think we certainly do appreciate the support that India has given for the people and the government of Afghanistan, including trade ties, security, development assistance, and India's role in promoting a stable and prosperous region," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said in a press briefing yesterday.


Google Fiber to end free-internet service in Kansas City

Google Fiber to end free-internet service in Kansas City

Kansas City, Apr. 11 : Google's fiber service in the United States, providing free broadband internet and cable television after paying a one-time construction fee would soon be dropped in the Kansas City, its first market.

In its place are two new plans are on the cards. Firstly, a faster option, Fiber 100, which would costs USD 50 per month with no construction fee or contract and a broader perspective to wire economically underserved neighbourhoods for free, recode. net reported.

The Google fiber service was first introduced to the Kansas City metropolitan area, including 20 Kansas City area suburbs within the first three years.


Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Washington: The Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton did not "jeopardise" national security, but was "careless" in managing her emails when she was Secretary of State, the US President Barack Obama said today as he promised an independent probe in the controversy.

"I continue to believe that she has not jeopardised America's national security. Now what I've also said is that -- and she has acknowledged -- that there's a carelessness, in terms of managing e-mails, that she has owned, and she recognises," Obama told Fox News in an interview.

Obama was responding to a question on an ongoing FBI probe into the emails and private email server which Clinton hosted at her home when she served as the Secretary of State in the first term of Obama Administration.


Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Washington D. C., Apr. 11 : In a surprising revelation, United States President Barack Obama said that the worst mistake of his presidency was the sheer lack of planning by his government in the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

CNN quoted the President from his interview to Fox News saying, "probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,"

In a statement to CNN, a National Security Council spokesman tried to justify Obama's remarks, reassuring that the alliance between the United Kingdom and United States remains strong.


23 killed in Peru bus accident

23 killed in Peru bus accident

Washington, Apr. 9 : At least 23 people have been killed and 32 injured after a bus plunged into a river in the Andes Mountains in south-eastern Peru.

The passengers were travelling from Puerto Maldonado city on Thursday to Cusco city, some of whom were on their way to vote in Peru's presidential election on Sunday.

"The bus ended up nearly completely submerged in the river. That made the rescue brigade's work difficult," abc. net. au quoted police spokesman Linio Sanchez Urcos town as saying.

The bus had rushed into the Mapacho River in a sparsely populated rural area.

The injured were immediately rushed to hospitals in Cusco and a nearby town.


Bill Clinton suggests double standards in 'qualifications' debate

Bill Clinton suggests double standards in 'qualifications' debate

Washington, April 9 : Former US president Bill Clinton suggested there were "different standards" regarding gender in the ongoing debate between his wife and Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton, and opponent Bernie Sanders over who is more qualified to be president.

Earlier this week, Sanders caused a "firestorm" when he said Hillary Clinton was not "qualified" to be the president, citing her support from Wall Street donors and her 2002 vote as a New York senator for the Iraq war, CNN reported on Saturday.

Asked by a reporter in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday if "gender was a factor" in Sanders' comments, Bill Clinton began by praising his wife, saying she's the best candidate for president.


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