• LIFE
    Gay Chinese battle inertia, conservatism to push rights

    When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend, for help. But rather than getting a shocked response, Wang simply shrugged his shoulders, Li told Reuters. “He told me he looks after garbage collection, water […]

  • STARTUPS
    Oyo plans to raise Rs413 crore through rights issue

    The company last raised $100 million in a Series B funding round led by Japan’s SoftBank Group with participation from existing investors Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Budget hotel aggregator Oyo (Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd) is looking to raise over Rs.413 crore through a proposed rights issue of shares to its existing […]

  • NEWS
    UN Human Rights Chief Warns of Implications of Apple-FBI Row

    An FBI demand that Apple unlock an iPhone risks setting a dangerous precedent that could have a chilling effect on human rights, the United Nations rights chief warned Friday. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s intervention came after Apple’s largest rivals backed the tech giant’s bid to resist the US government demand seeking to access the iPhone […]