During Kulbhushan Jadhav Case Hearing, Pakistan Ad Hoc Judge Suffers Cardiac Arrest at ICJ: Report

Tassaduq Hussain Gillani, 69, suddenly suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, however, his health was said to be stable. PTI Updated:February 18, 2019, 6:05 PM IST Judges are seen at the International Court of Justice during the final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Image: Reuters) Islamabad: The ad hoc judge for Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) suffered a cardiac attack during the hearing of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case on Monday, according to a Pakistani media report.…

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‘What is your excuse?’: Hezbollah Leader Becomes the Face of Israeli Recycling Ad

Above Nasrallah’s head reads the caption: “I don’t recycle bottles.” Beneath him, the poster says: “Nasrallah has been stuck in a bunker for 12 years. What is your excuse?” A billboard shows Hezbollah militant leader Hassan Nasrallah above a major highway in Tel Aviv (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) Jerusalem: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has invaded the Israeli city of Tel Aviv — as the face of an eye-catching, satirical new recycling campaign. A gigantic poster featuring the Lebanese militant leader overlooking Tel Aviv’s Ayalon highway went up Thursday and encourages Israelis…

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Popular Android Apps Like Clean Master Reportedly Caught Committing ‘Ad Fraud’

A number of Android apps developed by two popular Chinese developers have been found to be involved in an ad fraud scheme. An app analytics firm discovered that eight apps on Google Play Store with more than two billion downloads have been exploiting user permissions to steal “millions of dollars”. Seven of these apps come from Cheetah Mobile, a Chinese internet company, while the other one has been developed by Kika Tech, another Chinese firm. These apps reportedly boast of over 700 million monthly active users. As per app analytics…

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YouTube Starts Testing Ad Pods; Back-to-Back Skippable Ads to Replace Multiple Breaks in Videos

Google is testing a new way to display YouTube ads. Until now, YouTube has been presenting advertisements in the middle of videos, an experience that could be distracting for most users, especially in longer videos. However, Google has now started testing ad pods, a new feature where YouTube will play two back-to-back skippable ads during videos. This, the company says, will lead “up to 40 percent fewer interruptions by ads in the session”. The feature will be rolled out to desktop this year followed by mobile and TV. In a…

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Amitabh Bachchan Served Legal Notice by Delhi Bar Council for Donning Lawyer’s Attire in Ad

The notice said the respondents had failed to take due precautions before using the attire and were liable for legal action for telecasting the advertisement without any authority. (Courtesy: Yogen Shah) New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi served a legal notice to actor Amitabh Bachchan, Everest Masala, YouTube, and a media house for using a lawyer’s attire in an advertisement saying it “undermined the dignity of the legal profession”. BCD chairman K C Mittal told PTI that the lawyers’ body has issued the warning letter asking the actor, Everest,…

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Texas Man Held for Putting Out Ad Seeking Young Girl for Necrophilia, Cannibalism

Alexander Barter, 21, was arrested after an undercover cop posing as a father willing to offer his daughter responded to the post on the dark web, police in Florida said Tuesday. AFP Updated:October 31, 2018, 11:50 AM IST Representative image/Reuters Miami: A Texan has been arrested after advertising online that he wanted to try necrophilia and cannibalism with a young girl. Alexander Barter, 21, was arrested after an undercover cop posing as a father willing to offer his daughter responded to the post on the dark web, police in Florida…

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Google Parent Alphabet Keeps Ad Growth in Mixed Quarter

Google parent Alphabet said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 36 percent to $9.2 billion (roughly Rs. 67,000 crores), fueled by gains in digital advertising delivered online and on smartphones. Profits were better than expected for the US technology giant, while revenues fell short of forecasts, rising 21 percent to $33.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2.47 lakh crores) in the three months ending in September, compared with the same period a year earlier. The mixed results come with Google under scrutiny along with other tech firms for its privacy and data protection…

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OnePlus 6T Moniker Confirmed via Amazon India Listing and TV Ad, Leak Suggests No Triple Rear Cameras

OnePlus 6T made a surprise appearance in the India vs Pakistan cricket match in a TV advertisement featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. Also the same day, the OnePlus 6T Amazon India landing page has gone live. The two appearances, of course, confirm the name of the smartphone and reiterate the in-display fingerprint sensor that it will sport. Apart from this, a new leak has appeared online, claiming the OnePlus 6T camera setup will retain the dual sensor instead of going for a triple-sensor configuration. Starting with the OnePlus 6T Amazon India…

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OnePlus 6T Name Confirmed via Amazon India Listing and TV Ad, May Not Sport Triple Rear Cameras

The ‘OnePlus 6T’ moniker has been confirmed for the next flagship of Chinese brand OnePlus, with confirmation coming from two sources. A landing page for the OnePlus 6T has been set up on Amazon India, with the e-commerce player saying the handset will be exclusive to its platform in the country. Separately, OnePlus India aired the first TV advertisement for the smartphone featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, who alluded to one of the highlighting features of the smartphone. Apart from this, a new leak has appeared online, claiming the OnePlus 6T camera…

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Americans are Burning All Things Nike to Protest New Ad, But Guess Who’s Having the Last laugh

New York: Protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the footwear and apparel maker launched an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. But the brand recognition that comes with the campaign may be just what the company wanted, and marketing experts predicted it would ultimately succeed. The ad revived a raging debate in the United States that started in 2016 when Kaepernick, then with the San Francisco 49ers, began…

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