Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly stopped the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays.

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Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly stopped the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays.

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Woman on honeymoon falls into Nainital gorge, scared by snake says husband

A 25-year-old Delhi woman died of injuries she sustained after allegedly falling into a 250 feet gorge while clicking selfies with her husband in Nainital, police said Tuesday.

As per a preliminary report, Tamanna was standing on a parapet along the road and allegedly lost her footing in panic when she saw a snake.

Tamanna and Shadab, also a resident of Delhi, were on their honeymoon, police said.

Tamanna died within minutes of reaching the hospital in Nainital. After carrying out the post-mortem examination, the body was handed over to her father Mohammad Shabbir who reached here in the morning” said Pramod Pathak, station officer, Tallital police station.

Tammana, who went by her first name, lived in Jal Board, Mandoli village in north-east Delhi, and married 30-year-old Saddam in November last year. The couple reached Nainital on Sunday. The next day, they hired a cab to go sightseeing in areas nearby. While returning from Bhowali, 11 km from Nainital, Tammana asked the cab driver to pull over as she was feeling nauseated.

Cab driver Kishan Singh told the police that Tammana and Shadab alighted from the vehicle and sat on the parapet — a safety barrier erected on one side of the road. Singh said he was inside the cab and soon heard someone shouting and crying.

The driver reportedly said, quoting Shadab, that Tamanna panicked after she saw a snake, lost her balance and slipped into a deep gorge.

The driver, passersby and Shadab rescued the woman who had sustained serious injuries. They took her to a government hospital where she died during treatment,” police official said.

On Tuesday noon, Tamanna’s brother Arif filed a complaint with police alleging foul play and said she could have been killed by Shadab.

Shadab is employed as an Ayurveda practitioner at a private hospital in Noida. Police said they will investigative into the matter.

This is the third incident of a tourist dying in Uttarakhand in less than a month. A 33-year-old woman from Delhi drowned during rafting when her raft overturned in a rapid in Rishikesh. Prior to that, a 58-year-old tourist from Ghaziabad was found dead in a hotel in Nainital under mysterious circumstances.

Earlier, a 10-year-old girl from Rajasthan had died after sustaining critical injuries when she fell into a ditch while trying to escape a pack of stray dogs in Nainital.

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Army chief’s remark irks China

China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks, saying such "unconstructive" comments would hurt peace and tranquility in the border area.

Gen Rawat last week said India needed to shift its military focus from its western border with Pakistan to its northern border with China. He also said that if China was strong, India was not weak either.

During the past one year, relations between China and India witnessed some twists and turns," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.

Lu pointed out that in September, the leaders of India and China reached some important consensus on properly handling the differences and promote China-India relations.

Recently, two sides enhanced dialogue on consultations, and bilateral relations have shown sound momentum of improvement and development.

Under such background, the unconstructive remarks by the Indian senior officials not only go against the consensus reached by the two heads of state, and do not conform to the efforts made by the two sides to improve and develop bilateral relations.

It cannot help to preserve tranquillity and peace in the border areas.

Rawat also said that said India needed to check China's growing assertiveness in the South Asian region by forming a partnership with its neighbouring countries.

He also said the crisis at Doklam would have been resolved due to the onset of winter and apprehended that Chinese troops might come back again.

He, however, said that Doklam, which China calls Donglang, is a disputed territory between Beijing and Thimphu.

Asked to which particular remark of Rawat's China has taken exception to, Lu said: "I have made myself clear. If the senior official according to the report referred to Donglang, I think you are clear about our position - Donglang belongs to China and has always been in the effective jurisdiction of China.

The China border troops patrolling and stationed in the area are exercising our sovereignty rights. We hope the Indian side has learned the lessons of history and will avoid similar accidents to take place again.

If he refers to the situation in the whole India-China boundary, I have also said that last September the two heads of state have reached important consensus during the Xiamen summit. Both sides have maintained effective communication since then.

The aim is to enhance strategic mutual trust and create enabling atmosphere for strategic communication. Recently the bilateral relations have shown positive momentum.

On such background, the official mentioned by you made such kind of remarks that go against the consensus of the states and do not conform to the general trend of improvement of bilateral relations. We believe such kinds of remarks are not conducive to maintaining peace and tranquility in border areas.

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