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British Airways hit by computer outage, cancels flights
May 27, 2017 23:32 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
what happened: BA cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday after an IT failure
what it means: There was no evidence the problem had been caused by a cyberattack even as a union official accused BA of cutting costs by laying off IT staff last year and outsourcing the work to India.
what next: The problems came on a busy weekend, resulting in delays. BA said it was working to restore services
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Wani successor Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir, protests erupt
May 27, 2017 23:29 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
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what happened: Sabzar Bhat, believed to be the successor to Hizb's Burhan Wani, was killed in Kashmir on Saturday.
what it means: It is likely to be a huge blow to Hizb as another commander, Zakir Musa, had recently quit the outfit. After Bhat's killing by forces, Kashmir is seeing violent protests that left one civilian dead.
what next: The government faces a tough task: tackle the protests and ensure civilians don't bear the brunt.
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Zika virus detected in India, first three cases in Gujarat
May 27, 2017 23:23 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
what happened: India detected its first cases of Zika virus, with three people reporting the infection in Gujarat.
what it means: The WHO termed the findings “low-level transmission” but warned that new cases of the disease -- which has no treatment -- linked to babies born with underdeveloped brains could occur in the future.
what next: Gujarat said all three patients had recovered. The Centre has shared with states an action plan.
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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen takes pole at Monaco GP, Vettel 2nd
May 27, 2017 19:09 IST
By Abhishek Paul
what happened: Kimi Raikkonen secured his first pole position in nine years on Saturday.
what it means: The 37-year-old Finn, who had not taken pole position for 128 races stretching back to 2008, clocked a fastest lap of one minute and 12.178 seconds.He was 0.043 seconds ahead of Vettel.
what next: Ferrari now has the chance to extend their lead in the F1 championship.