Daily Archives: June 17, 2019

Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency


Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants. The world’s biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of “blockchain” technologies such as bitcoin. Facebook is setting up a ...

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WB doctors agree to call off strike during meeting with Mamata


The protesting doctors in West Bengal on Monday agreed to withdraw their week-long stir after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced steps to scale up security at hospitals An assurance to call off the strike came at a meeting Banerjee held with representatives of the striking doctors at the state secretariat “We are satisfied with the meeting,” a representative of the ...

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Heatwave toll in Bihar rises to 76


At least 76 people have died in three districts of Bihar, as a searing heatwave swept most parts of the state, prompting the government to order closure of academic activities in all schools till June 22, officials said on Monday. The Disaster Management Department said 33 people lost their lives in Aurangabad, 31 in Gaya and 12 in Nawada due ...

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