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HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to ret...

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones. The company that has long prided itself as a purveyor of upscale, feature-loaded products says it needs to sell more mid-tier... read more »

Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case
Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : T...

Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : Tim Cook

Apple has repurchased $14 billion worth of its stock in the last two weeks after disappointing first-quarter results, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting chief executive Tim Cook. Cook told the paper in an interview that Apple was “surprised” by the 8% decline in its shares on... read more »

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils...

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8

Greater Noida: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar unveiled four cars from the BMW stable at the Auto Expo on Wednesday. Sachin, whose love for four wheels is a known fact, is also the brand ambassador for BMW. The four cars unveiled by the luxury automaker at the Expo are BMW i8, BMW M6 Gran Coupe,... read more »

Motorola Moto G hits in India at Rs 1299...

Motorola Moto G hits in India at Rs 12999

NEW DELHI: Motorola’s much awaited Android smartphone Moto G has been launched in India at a price point of Rs 12,499 for the 8GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB storage variant. The phone will be exclusively available on e-commerce website, Flipkart, on launch day. The phone has already... read more »

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Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Tripoli – At least two people were killed and 29 injured as deadly clashes erupted here Friday night between local militia and a brigade from Misrata city, a security official said. The... read more »

Mohamed Morsi 'steadfast' in jail, says wife

Mohamed Morsi ‘steadfast’ in jail, say...

London – The wife of toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visited him in jail and said he is ‘steadfast’. Naglaa Ali was one... read more »

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

Cape Town – South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday that sitting African heads of state should not stand trial. “What we are guarding... read more »

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 ...

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 months

Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan today asked legislators to extend for another six months the state of emergency in three northeastern... read more »

Gaddafi’s son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripol...

Gaddafi's son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripoli

Tripoli – Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has demanded he be tried in the western city of Zintan rather than... read more »

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China Develops Laser System Against Drones

Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reported Tuesday. The Low Altitude Sentinel system can detect a small... read more »

9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed inlandslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disasterhit... read more »

Six killed in China bus accident

Beijing: At least six people were killed and 40 injured Monday when a passenger bus overturned in China`s Shanghai city. The accident occurred on a road... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to prevent further... read more »

Nepal bus crash kills 14

KATHMANDU: An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, police said.   The... read more »

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Larsen & Toubro bags orders worth Rs 1,810 crore

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 1,810 crore across various verticals so far in this month. The company’s construction arm has... read more »

Indian IT companies among world’s worst paym...

NEW DELHI: Indian IT companies are among the 10 worst paymasters in the world, says a survey — a mid-level IT manager draws an average salary... read more »

Arun Jaitley pitches India story, finds takers in fund ...

NEW DELHI: Asserting that India’s macroeconomic parameters are sound, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that foreign investors are looking... read more »

AP targets double digit growth in 2015-16: CM

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said the state is targeting a double digit growth in Gross State Domestic Product... read more »

To clear Rs 14,000 cr dues to farmers, govt wants mills...

New Delhi – Aiming to clear cane arrears worth about Rs 14,000 crore to farmers, the Centre today directed cash-starved mills to compulsorily export 4... read more »

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8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

Eight people were killed and over 1,000 students were trapped in floods after rainstorms in several areas in China triggered by typhoon Haiyan. Two people have died and four remain missing after a... read more »

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

Beijing – China Sunday issued a red alert, the highest alert in its warning system, for super typhoon ‘Haiyan’ that brought heavy... read more »

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third...

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third Plenum

London – China is all set for a four-day meeting, called Third Plenum, to discuss significant economic reforms for the next decade. The areas expected... read more »

China rebuts US’ accusation of cyber attacks

China rebuts US' accusation of cyber attacks

Beijing – While rubbishing the US accusation that the Chinese military was carrying out cyber attacks, the Chinese government Thursday urged the US to... read more »

China urges flexibility on Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

China urges US to respect air defence zone

Beijing – China Thursday called on parties concerned to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach, as they began a new round of talks on the Iran nuclear... read more »

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Steven Smith blames ‘Spidercam’ after dropping KL Rah...

What is a bird’s-eye view worth? That’s the question television executives and cricket officials were confronted with after a camera suspended above the field distracted Australia... read more »

Yuvraj or no Yuvraj, it’s time to back Team ...

India’s World Cup squad announcement turned into ‘Campaign Yuvraj’ 48 hours before the selection meeting, with emotional fans... read more »

Sachin Tendulkar cooks ‘Baingan Bharta’ in ...

New Delhi: Retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tried his culinary skills in Mussoorie on New Year. He prepared Baingan Bharta for his friends and updated it on... read more »

India captain Virat Kohli will probably be aggressive c...

Having featured regularly in war of words with new India captain Virat Kohli in the ongoing test series, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes the... read more »

Mike Hussey clueless about MS Dhoni recommending him as...

Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey has said he is surprised by reports claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name to replace Duncan... read more »

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OVL half-yearly net profit grows over 14.4 percent

OVL half-yearly net profit grows over 14.4 percent

New Delhi – ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas arm of state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Wednesday posted a 14.37 percent increase in net profit during the first half of the... read more »

SBI Q2 profit falls 33%

SBI Q2 profit falls 33%

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, on Wednesday posted a 33 per cent drop in net profit at Rs 3,072.77 crore for the quarter... read more »

IITF begins Nov 14 with partner country Japan

IITF begins Nov 14 with partner country Japan

New Delhi – The 33rd India International Trade Fair (IITF) is all set to begin Thursday at the Pragati Maidan with Japan as partner country. This !... read more »

RBI imposes further restrictions on import of gold

RBI says tapering effect on economy to be limited

Mumbai – The Reserve Bank of India has imposed more curbs on gold imports. In a notification issued on Monday, the central bank said any authorisation... read more »

Trade deficit jumps to $10.5 bn on high gold imports

Trade deficit jumps to $10.5 bn on high gold imports

New Delhi – India’s trade deficit rose to $10.55 billion in October after narrowing to two-and-a-half-year low of $6.7 billion in the previous... read more »

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The diminishing returns of a college education

The diminishing returns of a college education

President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they’re paying for. The need for a... read more »

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

President Barack Obama’s Empty Rhetoric on E...

As the crescendo of his first Address to a Joint Session of Congress in January 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama decided to share a story... read more »

Money can’t guarantee a good education

The look of horror (with a tinge of outrage) said a truckload more than the “Oh, are you sure?” she finally managed to squeeze out. Nigella (name... read more »

University Teachers’ Association Boycotts Talks on Burm...

Rangoon – Representatives of Burma’s University Teachers’ Association (UTA) are boycotting talks this week to discuss a government-drafted law that... read more »

Identifying issues: Underlining problems in education a...

Islamabad – The government should address delays in disbursement of funds while increasing allocations for the education sector relative to gross... read more »

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‘India’s Got Talent’ winner Manik Paul’s next stop is Bollywood...

He lost his father in a terrorist attack and was brought up by his mother through earnings from a tea stall. Manik Paul, winner of the sixth season of reality TV show “India’s Got Talent”,... read more »

Pritam took 6 months break before signing ‘B...

Pritam, the music director of ‘ Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, confessed that he took a 6 month break, and didn’t feel like working on movies... read more »

Jason Statham Will Reprise His Role As Deckard Shaw For...

The Fast and The Furious film franchise will be returning with “Furious 8” and Jason Statham is included in the cast list. “Furious 7″... read more »

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho

The genre of satire has always existed in Bollywood. Be it religious satire or political satire, Bollywood has seen almost everything. This week’s release... read more »

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: What makes it a ‘hatke...

2002 hit-and-run case: Prosecution to examine 64 witnesses against Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Harshaali Malhotra has been missing from the promotional events of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. While the reason behind the same is being speculated, reports suggest... read more »

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UK cabinet banned from using iPads in `sensitive` meetings over `bugging` fears

UK cabinet banned from using iPads in `sensitive` meetings over `...

London – British cabinet ministers have reportedly been banned from using iPads during top government meetings over fears that Chinese, Russian, Iranian and Pakistani spies may have bugged... read more »

Five arrested over French journalists' slayings in Mali

Five arrested over French journalists’ slayi...

Bamako – Police have arrested five people in northern Mali for the murder of two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,... read more »

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` Indians

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` Indians

Tokyo – The UK is reportedly planning to scrap the recommendation of demanding cash bond of 4,800 dollars from visitors belonging to six ‘high-risk’... read more »

World War II bomb defused in German city

World War II bomb defused in German city

Berlin – Bomb experts defused a 1,800-kg bomb from World War II Sunday in the western German city of Dortmund after officials evacuated 20,000... read more »

Proposed Controversial 3000-pound ‘security bond&...

The controversial 3,000-pound “security bond” for some “high-risk” foreign visitors to the U.K., including those from India, is to be scrapped, the... read more »

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Ethnic communities of Manipur celebrate Mera Hou Chongba Festival

Ethnic communities of Manipur celebrate Mera Hou Chongba Festival

Imphal – In an endeavor to strengthen brotherhood and unity among various tribes and communities in the region, ‘Mera Hou Chongba’ festival was recently celebrated in Manipur. A large... read more »

Artists from northeast showcase their talent in Agra

Artists from northeast showcase their talent in Ag...

Agra – Artists from northeastern states recently took part in the 10th All India Drama and Dance Festival in Agra. The five-day long festival,... read more »

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World’s first glow in the dark ice cream created in Bristol

World’s first glow in the dark ice cream created in Bristol

London – A Bristol inventor has created the world’s first glow in the dark ice cream using a synthesised version of the protein, which is responsible for making the jellyfish light... read more »

Top 20 foods for beautiful skin

Top 20 foods for beautiful skin

Whatever you eat not only reflect on your body but also on your beautiful skin. The healthier foods you consume the better and beautiful skin you... read more »

Fermented drink made from tea `Kombucha` new super reme...

Fermented drink made from tea `Kombucha` new super remedy for gut health

New York – Kombucha, an alcohol-free fermented beverage made from tea, might just be the next big thing in probiotics. Eric and Jessica Childs, who... read more »

Now, beer flavoured ice cream becomes ultimate comfort ...

Now, beer flavoured ice cream becomes ultimate comfort food

London – An expert has come up with the ultimate comfort food for adults – beer ice cream – which is ice cream flavoured with beer. The beer ice... read more »

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Washington – Some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual’s risk of developing kidney... read more »

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Champions League: Pep Guardiola defends Bayern Munich possession ...

Pep Guardiola defended Bayern Munich’s possession football in the wake of their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid. Bayern had 72 per cent of the ball at the Bernabeu – and 80% in... read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo set to return as Real Madrid fac...

Madrid: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago... read more »

Liverpool boosts title hopes with win over Manchster Ci...

Liverpool have taken a huge stride towards the Premier League title with an enthralling 3-2 home win against Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool’s 10th... read more »

ISL owners: All you need to know

Ranbir Kapoor & Bimal Parekh A keen follower of football and an avid fan of Barcelona, Ranbir doesn’t miss out on a game of football in his free... read more »

Wayne Rooney ruled out of rest of season with toe injur...

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly been ruled out for the rest of the season with a toe injury. Rooney, who recently signed on a new... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Barrick Gold Corp. posts big loss, slashes gold reserves

Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s largest gold miner, reported a big fourth-quarter loss on Thursday as it took a hefty impairment charge, cut its gold reserve estimate by 26 percent and said... read more »

China’s gold demand surges, tops 1,000 tonne...

China’s gold consumption jumped 41 percent in 2013 to exceed 1,000 tonnes for the first time, an industry body said on Monday, as a sharp... read more »

Gold futures rise 0.49% today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 gram...

New Delhi – Gold futures rose 0.49 per cent today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 grams as speculators enlarged their positions, driven by a firming trend in the... read more »

Gold price rises for 3rd day; up Rs 300 at Rs 30,700

New Delhi: Extending gains for the third day, gold prices rose by Rs 300 to Rs 30,700 per ten gram in the national capital Tuesday on sustained buying by... read more »

Gold prices falling most in six weeks lead precious-met...

No plans to roll back gold import curbs: FM P. Chidambaram

Gold  and silver  tumbled the most in six weeks as signs of faster U.S. economic growth fueled bets that the Federal Reserve will keep cutting stimulus.... read more »

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Fitness lowers death risk in the elderly

A new study has revealed that aged people, who have high blood pressure, can decrease their death risk with moderate fitness. Charles Faselis, M.D, said that old age people can achieve reasonable... read more »

Junk food before falling pregnant raises premature...

A junk food diet high in fat, sugar and takeaway foods before conceiving a child is linked to a 50 increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a... read more »

How obese women can avoid heart risk

Researchers have suggested that for otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding... read more »

Volunteering can count as a workout, too

The night before the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, I laid out critical supplies for the next day: moisture-wicking clothes, sneakers and a couple of granola... read more »

‘Smart drugs’ may harm young brains: Study

Kimberly Urban at the University of Delaware and Wen-Jun Gao at Drexel University College of Medicine found that any short-term boost in mental performance... read more »

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Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in... read more »

Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On... read more »

Gold futures down 0.10% on weak global cues, profit-boo...

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell 0.10 per cent to Rs 27,641 per 10 grams in futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. At... read more »

Five reasons why gold may plunge to below Rs 24,000 per...

MUMBAI: ‘Invest in gold’ is not a buzz-word anymore as the yellow metal has corrected in the international market after a 12-year bull-run. Once... read more »

Gold Prices Drop to 16-Week Low

Gold prices sank to their lowest level in 16 weeks as worries about political friction in Eastern Europe subsided and amid signs that the U.S. economy... read more »

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Recipe: Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Six or seven potatoes, four green chillies, coriander leaves, half tsp black pepper powder, two cups wheat flour, butter. Method: Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them. In the mixer,... read more »

Simple remedies to treat acidity

Acidity can strike at any time and any place. It is diagnosed by discomfort near the chest and cause significant distress. If you suffer from it... read more »

7 things to avoid when you’re drunk

Drunk driving: This one is extremely serious. Not only are you risking your own life, but also that of others in the car and those who are out on the road or... read more »

Recipe: Papad curry

Ingredients: Two or three papads, two medium-sized potatoes, one teaspoon kala jeera, half teaspoon chilli powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half... read more »

A detox isn’t just about the food

A detox also doesn’t have to be just about the food — it is much more than that. So if your body is craving for some sleep — give it just that!... read more »

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Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

CAIRO: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed on Thursday, joining a long... read more »

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg faces IPO lawsuit over misleading investors

Iran denies Facebook CEO summoned to court

TEHRAN: An Iranian prosecutor has denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer... read more »

In pointed moves, Pope prays at Bethlehem wall, invites...

BETHLEHEM (West Bank): Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited... read more »

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

ISTANBUL: One person was dead and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials said, in the latest... read more »

25 killed in Yemen army clashes with Shia rebels

SANAA: Eleven Yemeni soldiers and 14 Shia Huthi rebels were killed on Tuesday during clashes in a stronghold of the insurgents in the north of the country,... read more »

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Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements with Russia helping marke...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Agreements reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia on global oil supply have helped oil markets to stabilize, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Thursday. The two... read more »

Case registered against actor Prakash Raj over his...

A case has been registered against National award-winning actor Prakash Raj in a Lucknow court on a complaint lodged by a lawyer over his recent... read more »

Rajnish Kumar is the next SBI chairman.

The government on Wednesday named Rajnish Kumar as the new chairman of the country’s largest lender State Bank of India Kumar, currently a managing... read more »

3 Army jawans injured as Pakistan shells LoC areas.

JAMMU: Three Army jawans were today injured as Pakistani troops fired from automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the LoC... read more »

J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch for third day...

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir): Adding to the series of ceasefire violations, Pakistan on Wednesday morning resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of... read more »

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Obama's balancing act in Iraq

Obama’s balancing act in Iraq

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday received Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House, as the latter is seeking U.S. arms and assistance to bolster his... read more »

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go 'too far'

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go &#...

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted that some US surveillance actions went “too far” after Washington came... read more »

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

Cairo – US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt Sunday for the first time since the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in early July,... read more »

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop...

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop espionage charges against him

Wellington – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly sought international help in a bid to persuade the US to drop its espionage charges leveled... read more »

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer signs ‘Don’t To...

Strauss-Kahn's lawyer signs 'Don't Touch My Whore' petition

Washington – French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer has signed the petition titled “Don’t Touch My Whore,” which... read more »

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If there is Modi wave, why BJP has called PM for rallies: Sena

Taking a dig at former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the Prime... read more »

Mamata wants guv’s say in judges’ appointment

New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor... read more »

Lone Sena minister Anant Geete to quit Union Cabinet

Anant Geete, Shiv Sena’s lone memberin the Union Cabinet, will resign, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said at Mumbai on Monday, four days after the split... read more »

BJP, Sena still in talks; alliance hangs by the thread

The high drama over seat sharing in Maharashtra seems far from over, with both the BJP and the Shiv Sena saying on Thursday that the talks between them were... read more »

Shiv Sena, BJP horses are unstoppable, says Saamana

Saamna, which is the official mouthpiece of the BJP has also become all sweetness and light towards the BJP. An editorial in the newspaper today said the... read more »

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Snapchat unapologetic for 4.6mn user phone number leak fiasco

Washington – Snapchat is reportedly not sorry for the recent breach of data of around 4.6million of its users that exposed their phone numbers and usernames. The auto-destruct, photo-sharing... read more »

Countdown for India joining cryogenic rocket club begins

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) succ...

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully completed the launch rehearsal Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-D5,... read more »

Microsoft Skype’s Facebook, Twitter social media ...

Microsoft Skype's Facebook, Twitter social media accounts hacked

Los Angeles – The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit for hacking into... read more »

Grippity unveils first-ever `transparent dual-side oper...

Grippity unveils first-ever `transparent dual-side operable tablet`

Washington – Grippity has reportedly unveiled what is touted to be the first-ever transparent dual-side operable tablet. The tablet features a... read more »

ZTE,Huawei Chinese handset vendors to launch smartwatch...

More Chinese handset vendors to launch smartwatches in 2014

Washington – More China-based handset vendors, including ZTE and Huawei, are expected to launch their own brands of wearable smart devices in the first... read more »

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Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Islamabad – Kashmir is “a flashpoint and can trigger a fourth war” with India, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said, adding that he would push for early settlement of the... read more »

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead to war with India

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead t...

Islamabad – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned that failure to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India could lead to a fourth war... read more »

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Surv...

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Survey

Washington – While growing numbers of Americans believe th! at US global power and prestige are in decline, top foreign policy experts think China and... read more »

Pak army’s new leader takes over

Pak army’s new leader takes over

The new leader of Pakistan’s army took office Friday, amid the country’s struggle against militants and ahead of next year’s withdrawal of international... read more »

Raheel Sharif takes over Pakistan Army command

Pak's new army chief Gen Raheel has no presence on Facebook, Twitter

Islamabad – General Raheel Sharif formally assumed the command of the Pakistan Army Friday, two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif picked him to... read more »

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William sisters opt out of doubles

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams, who have won the doubles title five times, withdrew from the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Tuesday. No immediate reason has been given for the duo’s... read more »

Rahane wishes to emulate Dhoni’s calmness, V...

India’s new ODI captain Ajinkya Rahane has insisted that he wants to emulate a blend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness, Virat... read more »

USA reach Women’s World Cup final after 2-0 win o...

The United States women’s football team reached their fourth World Cup final after defeating two-time champions Germany 2-0 in Montreal. Following a... read more »

Wimbledon action keeps Amdavadis busy

With zero cricket action, most Amdavadis have a respite of sorts with Wimbledon action going on in London. It was easy passage for tops seeds Roger Federer,... read more »

Vijender is a natural, can go a long way

Nearly two decades ago, when the famous British boxing promoter Frank Maloney (now Kellie Maloney since his sex change in 2014) came calling, looking for an... read more »

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Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Washington – While for many holidays are a time to rejoice and have fun, for some people it is a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and dysfunction. E. Christine Moll, chair and professor of... read more »

Best ways to fight jetlag revealed

Best ways to fight jetlag revealed

Beijing – A leading travel search site has revealed what methods that passengers prefer to fight jetlag. The survey by Tianxun.cn found that... read more »

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attrac...

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attractiveness

Melbourne – A new holiday rental site has been launched which allows users to search for guests and hosts based on their attractiveness. Josh Bocanegra,... read more »

How to board planes the right way revealed

How to board planes the right way revealed

Melbourne – The airlines have always used the wrong way, when it comes to boarding the passengers on the plane, a study suggests. While some prefer to... read more »

Kerala: A vacation in paradise

Kerala: A vacation in paradise

A vacation to the south of India ensures more than just a magnificent visual treat and the skipping of a heartbeat. Kerala’s breathtaking views and... read more »

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France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

French authorities have launched a criminal probe against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged war crimes committed between 2011 and 2013, sources said. Paris prosecutors... read more »

NATO Troops Reach Kunduz to Support Afghan Forces

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: NATO said Wednesday its special forces have reached Kunduz to support Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the northern city,... read more »

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia police say 1,100 photos of ...

Saudi Arabia today said the nearly 1,100 photos distributed to foreign diplomats to help identify nationals who have died in the hajj are from the entire... read more »

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US... read more »

John Kerry asks Nawaz Sharif to take action against LeT...

San Jose: US Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take action against terrorist groups like Pakistan-based... read more »

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Top 2013 app downloads for Windows and Mac revealed!

Top 2013 app downloads for Windows

Washington –  2013 ended with a lot of tech talk around Apple’s iPhones, Microsoft Surface, battle between PSP 4 and Xbox One, wearable computing and Google Glass, and the... read more »

Google Glass available to Music All Access users before public rollout

Google Glass available to Music All Access users before public rollout

Washington –  Google has reportedly given a chance to its music streaming service subscribers to get a first-hand experience of its latest wearable computing gadget Google Glass by... read more »

Sony mulls offering Windows Phone in mid-2014

Sony mulls offering Windows Phone in mid-2014

Washington –  Sony is reportedly mulling over offering a Windows OS based handset in mid-2014. The electronics giant has been making Android devices for years, but a potential... read more »

Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case

Apple’s latest Mac Pro uber easy to repair!

Washington – Apple’s latest Mac Pro appears straight out of a sci-fi flick but it has scored high on repair company iFixit’s reparability scale. The Mac Pro is fairly easy to be... read more »

Apple denies knowledge of iPhone exploit allowing NSA interception

Apple denies knowledge of iPhone exploit allowing NSA interceptio...

Washington –  Apple has reportedly denied that it had any knowledge about the potential exploit in its iPhones that might have helped the US spy agencies to develop backdoor access to the... read more »