Whenever you’re checking out the news, whether it’s online or on television, you’ll likely come across a lot of information about events, people and places that you might not be able to understand. In order to make sure you get the most out of the latest news, it’s important to understand the different factors that go into it.
Harvinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda dies at a hospital in Pakistan
Known as Rinda, Harvinder Singh Sandhu was a gangster and a member of the banned Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terror group. He was a major threat to national security, according to the National Investigation Agency.
He was wanted by several states, including Punjab, for dozens of murder and contract killing cases. He was suspected of being behind the recent blasts in Nawanshahr and Ludhiana, according to a top police official. The attack on the Crime Investigation Agency office in Nawanshahr was also suspected to be a part of Rinda’s alleged plan.
His death is said to have come as a relief to Punjab. He had reportedly been admitted to a military hospital in Lahore, where reports suggest he was suffering from a kidney disorder. The Combined Military Hospital in Lahore confirmed the news to the Indian Express.
The 35-year-old was originally from Tarn Taran district in Punjab. He shifted to Maharashtra’s Nanded Sahib when he was just 11. He started extorting local traders and got involved in large-scale cross-border smuggling of weapons.
He was believed to be the mastermind behind the rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack on the intelligence headquarters of the Punjab Police in Mohali, Punjab, in May this year. A senior official of the Punjab Police named him as the mastermind of the attack.
The National Investigation Agency announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for information on Rinda. He had escaped to Pakistan via Nepal on a fake passport.
U.S. Senate could give final approval to one-week extension of federal government funding before midnight deadline
Congressional leaders may have reached a deal on a framework for a spending bill that could keep the government open for at least a week. But lawmakers still aren’t close to agreeing on the top line numbers for the omnibus budget bill, and the process isn’t likely to be completed before Friday night.
The omnibus spending bill would be a broad-based package with a number of smaller appropriations bills. This includes the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 4.6 percent pay raise for troops. It also includes $30 billion for nuclear activities at the Department of Energy. Other priorities include the Technology Modernization Fund, a $180 million program for the Baltic Security Initiative, and $300 million for allies in the region.
A separate round of emergency aid is also needed for hurricane devastation. The bill also gives the federal government more flexibility in how it spends disaster relief funds.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has signaled his support for a one-week CR, and there are signs that the negotiations have been going better than in the past. However, some Republicans have voiced concerns about a year-long CR. And House Appropriations Chair Rep. Rosa DeLauro has delayed the introduction of the bill due to discussions over the weekend.
On the other hand, Republicans say Democrats are using party-line reconciliation bills to increase domestic spending. They argue that Democrats are spending more than they should on health care and climate change initiatives.
Eritrean troops “murdered” uncle in Tigray region of Ethiopia
Thousands of Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers were armed and fought against each other in Tigray region of Ethiopia. Their aim was to reclaim the region from Italian colonists. They wore distinctive Eritrean army gear. Hundreds of civilians were killed in cold blood.
In the late 1800s, the Eritrean military fought against Italian Fascists. The Italians occupied Asmara and claimed a protectorate over Ethiopia based on the 1885 Congress of Berlin. The Italians had 200,000 troops in the Horn of Africa. They also proclaimed a protectorate over the Somali coast.
In January 1890, Italy proclaimed a protectorate over the Red Sea Colony of Eritrea. The Italians had a presence in the Horn of Africa for three years. They also sent a gift of rifles to Menelik.
Ras Mikael Sehul came to Tigray in 1768 and defeated a rebel coalition of Yejju and Agaw chiefs. He also appointed Ras Abebe as governor of Tigray. He then executed suspected Ethiopians.
Kassa Hailu, a widow, joined Ras ‘Ali. She was a poor woman and was married to Menen’s granddaughter. She was a soldier. Her son shared power with her. He took over the reins of the state after her death.
The next year, the Kassa Hailu tried to capture the capital of Tigray, Adwa. But the rebels were able to defeat him. The Eritrean and Ethiopian armies conducted large scale offensives in Axum in November. They killed hundreds of civilians and committed multiple war crimes. The conflict has displaced millions of people.
Social media creates opportunities for automated and efficient news gathering
Using digital technology to gather information has revolutionized newsgathering. It provides journalists with unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and data gathering. The growth of social media has also changed the way that consumers receive news.
Gen Y has been shown to use social media more than traditional sources of information. Young adults with high levels of technology self-efficacy are more likely to seek information through these sources. In turn, the more they interact with a medium, the more they are likely to continue using it in the future.
In contrast, individuals who are less tech-savvy or have a negative experience with the medium are less likely to continue using it in the future. This may be because they perceive social media as less credible than traditional media.
The rise of platforms has coincided with a decline in local news reporting. This has created a vacuum in local news that allows for the spread of misinformation. In addition, platforms have capitalized on this vacuum by collecting user data, which gives them power over the users. This gives them leverage in their negotiations with advertisers.
These platforms can undercut the efforts of local news organizations to collect revenue. They can also force news outlets to use their platform-based services. Their profit margins are substantial. They can also engage in disinformation campaigns. They can modify the pattern of exposure that an individual has through algorithms. They can use this advantage to make advertising more effective and to generate a higher profit for themselves.