Russian hawks cheer lethal retaliation after Crimea setback during the Ukraine war

Russia brutally retaliated for the attack on the Crimean bridge this morning by launching a hail of indiscriminate missile fire across Ukraine.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was in response to an “act of terrorism” that Ukraine was responsible for.

But it was also Mr. Putin’s response to the hawks in his own camp, who have been growing more vocal and agitated as a result of Russian losses in the conflict.

Those pro-Kremlin officials and TV hosts who were depressed and dejected just a few days ago are now applauding this attack on their neighbor, gloating, and even dancing in social media posts as Ukraine mourns for its dead and sorts through the debris of multiple attacks.

It was Gen. Sergei Surovikin’s first day of work when the missile barrage began.

His appointment this weekend as head of Russia’s war effort was a concession to hardliners by Mr. Putin.

The general was already regarded as brutal due to his resume, which included the indiscriminate Russian bombardment of Syria and the deaths of pro-democracy protesters in Moscow in 1991 during the attempted coup.

His reputation was true this morning.

Russian dismay over the war’s development reached a peak after the attack on the Crimean bridge on Saturday.

The illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, a symbol of Russia’s claim to Ukraine, had gone up in flames, and the hardliners were calling for retaliation with the loudest voices in this conflict.

They had been advocating for attacks on civilian infrastructure for a while, saying that if their soldiers couldn’t be defeated on the battlefield, they should freeze the Ukrainian people into submission this winter.

Propagandist Vladimir Solovyov asked when we would actually start fighting, claiming it was better for Russia to be feared than laughed at.



  • Where does the attack take place?

Ans. Crimean bridge 

  • What were the words of the President of Russia?

Ans. It was an act of terrorism, and Ukraine is responsible for it. 

  • When did the illegal annexation of Crimea take place?

Ans. 2014

Android users get a significant privacy update from WhatsApp

Users now have access to a new privacy feature on WhatsApp. One of the biggest updates to the messaging app is the ability to hide your online status in chats. The Signal app already includes this significant privacy feature. WhatsApp still lacks a few additional privacy features, like screenshot blocking and an incognito keyboard. But in order to give users more convenience and better control over their privacy, it is gradually integrating it into its messaging app.


Now, you can easily hide it by going to the settings section of WhatsApp if you don’t want your contacts to know when you are online or using the app. You won’t be able to see your friends’ online presence, though, if you disable the Online Status feature for them. The latest update can be found in the same section and operates similarly to the Last Seen feature.


Every feature, however, has a drawback, and this one is no different. WhatsApp’s most recent privacy update makes it challenging for users to determine if someone has blocked them. It will be challenging to recognize blocked status if a user hides all three privacy options (Online, Profile Photo, and Status) in the Privacy section of the app.

Users will now only have one choice for determining whether they have been blocked by someone. Two checkmarks in the chat window indicate that your message has been received and that you have not been blocked. The individual’s internet could, however, be down, and WhatsApp won’t function without it. Therefore, if the sender’s mobile data is turned off, the recipient won’t receive your message and the chat will only display one check mark. When the receiver turns on the internet, the chat will show two checkmarks if someone hasn’t blocked you.

Cough syrup scandal in Gambia: police look into drug-related fatalities

Police in The Gambia has opened an investigation into the 66 child deaths that have been connected to four different imported cough syrup brands.

According to the president’s office, senior figures from the Medicine Control Agency and the importers have been summoned for interrogation.

The administration, according to President Adama Barrow, would “leave no stone unturned” in the investigation.

Gambians are upset about what happened and trying to figure out who is to blame.

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert on the four cough syrups on Wednesday, cautioning that they may be responsible for the children’s deaths in July, August, and September as well as acute kidney injuries.

The products were made by an Indian company, Maiden Pharmaceuticals, and included Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup, and Magrip N Cold Syrup. The WHO claimed that Maiden Pharmaceuticals had failed to guarantee the products’ safety.

The situation is being looked into by the Indian government as well. A BBC request for comment has received no response from the company.

Red Cross volunteers and Gambian health officials are currently searching for syrups and other medications by going door to door, to markets and pharmacies, as well as in those locations.

The BBC was informed by a Red Cross representative that more than 16,000 products have so far been discovered and removed for destruction.

President Barrow apologized for the deaths and promised an investigation into “the source of the contaminated drugs” in his address to the nation on Friday.

In addition to plans to review pertinent laws and regulations for imported drugs, he announced plans to open a lab that can assess the safety of medications.

How to cancel a single IRCTC ticket online, in terms of technology

Have you used the IRCTC website to purchase train tickets for a group of people that you now want to cancel? If we travel with families or friends, we frequently book train tickets together. But occasionally, due to a change in plans, we must cancel our tickets. While canceling a single ticket is simpler, we frequently struggle with partial cancellations, such as when we book 3–4 seats but only need to cancel one or two of them.

How? You must sign into the IRCTC e-ticketing website in order to partially cancel an e-ticket. You can use the IRCTC website to revoke a confirmed Indian Railways train ticket up until the chart is ready. Nevertheless, it should be noted that e-ticket cancellation is not allowed at railroad ticket counters.

Following are the steps to cancel an IRCTC e-ticket reservation for just one person if you need to cancel your ticket.

  • Entering the correct Username and Password on the Login screen will open the IRCTC e-Ticketing website and allow you to log in.
  • Now navigate to “My Transactions” to cancel the specific e-ticket.
  • Next, click the link that says “Booked Ticket History” in the My Account menu.
  • As soon as you click “Cancel Ticket,” you will see a list of your previously purchased tickets.
  • Choose the names of the passengers whose tickets should be canceled to start the cancellation process.
  • Now click the “Cancel Ticket” button while checking the box next to the passenger’s name.
  • To confirm the cancellation, click OK on the Confirmation pop-up window.

Thai nursery attack: The three-year-old’s account

In a daycare facility in northern Thailand, three-year-old Emmy was napping next to her best friend when the assailant, who was armed with a gun and a knife, broke in.

The 11 students in the class, who are all under three years old, had been busy earlier writing and drawing. All the parents of the smiling, happy kids received photo updates from the teachers at around 10:00 local time.

Panya Kamrab, a former police officer, broke into the building during nap time two hours later. Witnesses claimed that before forcing his way into each of the three kindergarten classrooms, the shooter shot members of the staff, including a teacher who was eight months pregnant.

He killed all of Emmy’s pals while they slept.

How she managed to live is a mystery. In addition to the bodies of her classmates, she was discovered curled up and awake.

She woke up with no memory of what had happened, according to her 59-year-old grandfather Somsak Srithong, who is speaking to me from the family home.

She believed her friends were still in bed. A policeman carried her away from the blood and covered her face with a cloth.

To protect Emmy from the horror, rescuers carried her to the second floor. Then, in a last-ditch effort to locate more survivors, they searched the other two classes.

She is the sole survivor of Thursday’s massacre in Nong Bua Lamphu. Twenty-four of the 37 fatalities were children, including the attacker’s wife and stepson.

“I’m incredibly grateful that she made it. When I first saw her, I gripped her so tightly, recalls Somsak.

Panompai Srithong, Emmy’s mother, is a weekday worker in Bangkok at the age of 35. She needed to be persuaded that her daughter was still alive because she had been informed that every child at the center was dead.