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Organisers of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) will decide on Wednesday whether to scrap the Barcelona event, sources tell Reuters news agency, after a handful of major telecom companies decided to give the conference a pass over coronavirus fears.Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Vodafone, British Telecom, Nokia and Orange have already announced that they will not be attending the annual event, despite assurance from Spanish officials that the necessary precautions have been taken to ensure the wellbeing of all attendees.
Stephen Morton GettyA moving moment during Tuesday s State of the Union address came when a military wife and her two young children were reunited with their soldier, just home from war. The reunion was a surprise for the mother and her children, and for the audience. Members of Congress cheered for three minutes and eight seconds of pure, bipartisan joy. I was happy for the family, of course. But I also felt nervous.I ve been a military spouse for 17 years. I know reunions very well; they are a tangle of sometimes conflicting emotions. Can I tell you what a military reunion is like for the person at home?
Hegde, who has a penchant for controversy, had Saturday described the Gandhi led freedom struggle as drama and claimed that it was staged with the consent and support of the British . Claiming that his blood boils each time he reads Indian history, Hegde called the freedom struggle not a genuine fight to freedom, but one of adjustment . People supporting the Congress keep saying that India got independence because of the fast unto death and satyagraha. This is not true, he said. The British did not leave the country because of satyagraha, they gave us independence out of frustration.
One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave some women the right to vote, this year, the Democratic Women;s Caucus organized the style statement. They announced their decision to wear white as a show of solidarity in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the State of the Union address.The decision to wear white is an homage to the white outfits often worn by suffragists during their fight to get women ''s votes recognized.
President Trump delivers the State of the Union address to Congress in 2019. Win McNamee Getty Images hide caption
Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan faced slogans and placards for criticising demonstrators against the CAA NRCKerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan faced slogans and placards while inaugurating the Indian History Congress at Kannur University on Saturday, with delegates, including historian Irfan Habib, protesting his public support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Always eager to appropriate Gandhi, PM Modi taunted the Congress Sunday during his rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Gandhiji had said that Sikhs and Hindus living in Pakistan will always be welcomed in India. This Act is in line with the promise the Government of India made in 1947 You believe me or not but at least believe Gandhiji. It hardly matters to the BJP s propaganda machinery that it s been 72 years since Gandhi made the remark and 48 years have passed since the collapse of the two nation theory with the formation of Bangladesh from erstwhile East Pakistan.
TwitterEmailPauseILLUSTRATION: ALYSSA WALKER; GETTY IMAGESFacebookTwitterEmailTry to take stock of the 2010s in social media and you might begin to feel a sense of dread. This was the decade of mistrust and manipulation, when platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube became synonymous with hijacking democratic elections, promoting ethnic cleansing, and creating digital voodoo dolls from our data. Mark Zuckerberg started the decade as Time s Person of the Year, and ended it with several trips to testify before Congress. Twitter became an amplifier for a president who would end the decade impeached. Young people turned themselves into grocery stores on Instagram, and an egg became the most popular account online.
Vivo is reportedly sending out early save the date' mails to select media outlets for an event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020. The annual event in Barcelona sees top OEMs launch big products and demo future technologies. Vivo, in its invite, confirms that its special event will be held on February 23 at the Nautic Centre in Barcelona. The event will begin at 5pm local time, and Vivo does not reveal what it plans to launch at MWC. Vivo isn''t a regular at MWC, so if its decided to come to Barcelona, it could be for the launch of a new premium phone.The invite (via GSMArena) offers details of the MWC event, the venue, and the time, but seldom shares anything about the device that will launch at the time. The invite has a big V plastered as the background image, and it could be possible that the company will launch a new phone in its V series. It could also be possible that the company launches a foldable phone. Of course, all bizarre arguments are up for debate and consideration, as Vivo has decided to remain tight lipped for now. If a V series phone is indeed going to launch, it could be called the Vivo V19 Pro, the successor of the Vivo V17 Pro launched in September. Vivo could launch a completely different device at MWC, and we should know more as the launch date nears.
That same year, Arvind Kejriwal had said in an interview, Prashant Kishor is young, dynamic and he should be projected as the face by Congress for Punjab. (Laughs.) Instead of Captain Amarinder, Congress should project him. And I won t be surprised if Prashant Kishor replaces Rahul Gandhi after some time. (Smiles). Please print it. Soon after losing the election to Amarinder Singh, while still publicly blaming the defeat on manipulation of voting machines, Kejriwal invited Kishor to a meeting at his Delhi residence. Kejriwal wasn t willing to take Kishor s advice of resigning from the post of Delhi CM, which Kishor felt came in the way of his national positioning.
DUMKA (JHARKHAND) : Accusing the Congress and its allies of fuelling violence over the amended Citizenship Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the opposition''s actions prove that the decision to pass the bill was "1,000 per cent correct", and those indulging in arson "can be identified by their clothes"."The Congress and its allies are stoking fire over the Citizenship Act, but people of northeast have rejected violence," he said during an election rally here.
Parallels with Hitler Germany cited Trinamul Congress and Congress leaders, opposing the grant of citizenship by religion, on Wednesday sought to draw a parallel between the Narendra Modi government and Germany under the Nazis.
PUNE : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray received Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Pune airport on Friday evening.It was the two leaders' first meeting after Thackeray broke away from ally BJP and formed a Shiv Sena led government in Maharashtra with the support of the Congress and NCP last month.
"If transphobia kills me forget burial - drop my body on the steps of Congress, " the slogan reads.