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New Delhi | Published: February 12, 2018 7:32:14 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned the world against the misuse of cyberspace to ensure they do not become a source of radicalisation, asserting that technology should be harnessed as a tool for development, not destruction.

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Start working; you don’t have much time, Rahul Gandhi tells PM Narendra Modi  

Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has asked him to stop giving speeches on the past and start working, saying he did not have much time before completing his term. “You will have to tell the country during the elections what you did in the last five years. It is going to be five years and you have not even opened your account,” he told Modi, making him the focal point of his attack in a series of roadside and public meetings. On the second day of his ongoing “Janashirvada Yatra” in northern parts of the state in the poll-bound Karnataka, he said Modi was delving into the past to attack the Congress rather than accounting for his performance.

Pakistan activist Asma Jahangir dies of cardiac arrest

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s renowned human rights icon, social activist and an outspoken critic of the country’s powerful military establishment, died here today of cardiac arrest at the age of 66, her daughter said. Known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights, Asma was the first woman to serve as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. “I am devastated at the loss of my mother Asma Jahangir. We shall be announcing date of funeral soon. We are waiting for our relatives to return to Lahore,” her daughter Munizae Jahangir said in a tweet.

Use technology as a means to development, not destruction, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned the world against the misuse of cyberspace to ensure they do not become a source of radicalisation, asserting that technology should be harnessed as a tool for development, not destruction. The comments by Modi at the World Government Summit in his plenary address comes at a time when the world community is engaged in efforts to address the misuse and abuse of cyberspace by terrorists and hackers. During the course of his address, Modi highlighted the importance of assimilating technology with governance to ensure equitable growth and prosperity for all.

MSP based deficiency payment scheme: Madhya Pradesh example shows plan will cost Centre plenty

The Centre is yet to work out the modalities of its MSP-based deficiency payments scheme, but if Madhya Pradesh’s just-concluded Bhaavantar Bhugtaan Yojana (BBY) is anything to go by, the scheme will be a costly one. Market arrivals of crops trying to avail the scheme have shot up by four times in the case of urad — as compared to the previous year where there was no such scheme — and 50% each in the case of maize and soyabean.

TV broadcasters eye big money in this massive rising market; viewers set to gain plenty too

With potential for advertising revenues in regional markets still looking good, broadcasters are either adding to their bouquets or trying to break in here. At Rs 5,300-6,000 crore, regional advertising spends on television in 2017, grew at about 10% over those in 2016. That compares with around Rs 5,800-6,400 crore of revenues that flowed into the Hindi GEC space in 2017.

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