User: fredericknoronha Topic: Wikipedia
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At 19, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra 22.1.2020 Rediff: News
'It is my duty to tell them about the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our land.' 'The free air of freedom that we breathe is because of men like them.'
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51 years ago, the death of a student leader sparked a mass upsurge in former East Pakistan 20.1.2020 Scroll.in
Amanullah Mohammad Asaduzzaman’s nephew recalls how his uncle’s killing in police firing eventually led to the Bangladesh war for liberation.
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Making Wikipedia more useful 18.1.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Guesstimates suggest that around 80 to 85 per cent of Wiki information is accurate. That is less than 95 per cent that is considered the gold standard for 'normal' encyclopedias'. But 80 per cent is a reasonable baseline for somebody who's starting to research a topic and it does suggest that crowd-sourcing works, even though it is a long way from perfection, says Devangshu Datta.
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Bengaluru’s women factory workers can now do night shifts, but will it help them? 16.1.2020 Citizen Matters
As per a recent state government notification, women factory workers can now do night shifts. While the progressive move has been lauded, there are concerns that it could lead to more exploitation of workers
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Turkey ban on Wikipedia lifted after court ruling 16.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Turkey restored access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia after the official publication on Wednesday of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression.
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''83' Director Gets Fact Check From Twitter For World Cup Oopsie 15.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
"Till '83, India had never won a match in the history of the world cup," filmmaker Kabir Khan said in an interview
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Turkey ban on Wikipedia set to be lifted after court ruling issued 15.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Turkey's ban on online encyclopedia Wikipedia is set to be lifted after the official publication on Wednesday of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression.
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Turkey issues detailed ruling on Wikipedia rights violation 15.1.2020 Reuters: World News
The Turkish Constitutional Court on Wednesday issued a detailed version of last month's ruling that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia in Turkey was a violation of freedom of expression.
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Technology helps, but not enough cops to manage Bengaluru’s traffic: Former police chief 8.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru was one of the first cities in India to adopt technology for traffic management. But the number of traffic police personnel here is woefully inadequate
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Bengaluru’s traffic cop shortage: Can technology, mannequins bridge the gap? 6.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has only around 4,600 traffic cops for a vehicle population of over 80 lakh. Administrators are trying to bridge the gap with technology, but experts say technology without expertise and infrastructure doesn’t help
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Nankana Sahib gurdwara not vandalised, claims Pakistan, says shrine is ‘untouched and undamaged’ 4.1.2020 Scroll.in
The Pakistan Foreign Office claimed attempts were made to paint a scuffle between two Muslim groups in the city ‘as a communal issue’.
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What is Section 144 and why is it being used against protesters across the nation? 21.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Over the past one year, public assemblies and movement in cities have been restricted on multiple occasions by invoking Section 144 of the CrPC. Now that the same is being used to stall protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a look at what the law actually says.
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‘Fiction has lost the readers’ trust’: 2018 Literature Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk’s lecture 9.12.2019 Scroll.in
The full text of the Nobel lecture given by the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, in English translation.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Drinking water contamination | Bus lane violators fined | Protest by Hulimavu flood-affected..and more 3.12.2019 Citizen Matters
After the recent BIS report, another study has found that drinking water in Bengaluru is severely contaminated. Read more on this and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Russia To Counter "Unreliable" Wikipedia With Homegrown Encyclopaedia 2.12.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopaedia after President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be replaced.
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Russia to upgrade homegrown encyclopaedia after Putin pans Wikipedia 2.12.2019 Reuters: World News
Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopaedia after President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be replaced.
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How Hong Kong's keyboard warriors have besieged Wikipedia 28.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Beyond Hong Kong's tear gas-drenched streets and shattered universities, another battle has been raging over the city's depiction online on the crowd-sourced internet encyclopaedia, Wikipedia.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Deadline on Kannada signboards | STPs linked to Mahadevapura’s poor roads | HC order on illegal pubs 23.11.2019 Citizen Matters
After November 30, shops that don't have 60 percent of their signage in Kannada would have their trade licenses revoked. Read more on news from the city this week, in our roundup
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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales To Launch WT: Social To Rival Facebook, Twitter 17.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named "WT: Social" which will compete with both the...
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“Govt move to slash BMTC fares and increase fleet is a huge win for Bengaluru” 12.11.2019 Citizen Matters
The recent government decision to reduce bus fares and add 6000 buses to BMTC's fleet is commendable, says the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike. But questions remain as to the amount of fare reduction, method of procuring buses etc
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