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

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 semi-transparent 7-inch 800 x 480 display and is expected to hit the shelves by next fall. According to Discovery News, the tablet’s both front and... read more »

More Chinese handset vendors to launch smartwatches in 2014
ZTE,Huawei Chinese handset vendors to la...

ZTE,Huawei 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 half of 2014 following a huge market demand of these gadgets. ZTE and Huawei are expected to unveil their own-brand smartwatches at the... read more »

Top 2013 app downloads for Windows and Mac revealed!
Top 2013 app downloads for Windows

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 ever-alive war of what’s better between Android and iOS. With all the buzz around going mobile the last year, Cnet... read more »

Google Glass available to Music All Access users before public rollout
Google Glass available to Music All Acce...

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 skipping the public waiting list. Google’s Music All Access users can pay 1,500 dollars for the hi-tech... read more »

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Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria kills captive Lebanese soldier

9:53 P.M. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a statement on Twitter said on... read more »

France conducts first airstrike in Iraq, destroys ...

PARIS: France says it has conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and has destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group. The office of... read more »

Libya’s Zawiya refinery, El Sharara oil field shu...

TRIPOLI: Libya’s 120,000 barrels-a-day Zawiya refinery has been shut down due to damaged storage, an oil ministry official said on Thursday. The El... read more »

Beijing police formally arrest Jackie Chan’s son in dru...

The Beijing police have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a... read more »

13 new polio cases found in Pakistan

At least 13 new cases of crippling poliovirus have been detected in Pakistan, taking this year’s total of the new victims to 158, reports said on... read more »

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ONGC to buy 15% stake in Russia’s 2nd biggest oil field

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Friday agreed to buy 15 per cent stake in Russia’s second biggest oil field of Vankor from Rosneft for USD 1.268 billion, its fourth biggest... read more »

Coal scam: former Coal Secretary granted bail

Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and four others, including a senior public servant, were on Friday granted bail by a Special Court in a coal block... read more »

Pressure for rate cut mounts as Raghuram Rajan complete...

Known for his hawkish outlook, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan completes two successful years in office today. Bringing the retail inflation... read more »

Ratan Tata invests undisclosed amount in startup Holach...

Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata has made a personal investment of an undisclosed amount in the online marketplace for chefs Holachef. Launched in... read more »

In Major Move, Small Oil and Gas Fields to be Auctioned...

In a hefty economic reform, the government has announced that it will, for the first time, auction 69 small and marginal oil and gas fields surrendered by... read more »

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Dhawan’s real test will be in Australia

The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, is having a gala time. In the ongoing five-ODI series, they have pulverised a listless Sri Lankan side. Under Kohli, the stand-in captain, they have excelled in... read more »

Can the decline of WI cricket be reversed?

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the withdrawal of the West Indian cricket team from the Tour of India, which should have been taking... read more »

Suresh Raina says ‘honoured’ by PM ModiR...

New Delhi: Cricketer Suresh Raina today said he was honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to join the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The... read more »

I wanted to play till 2014: Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar bids adieu to domestic cricket in style

…But the West Indies series made Sachin Tendulkar rethink his retirement plans, as Nalin Mehta found out in this exclusive interview. When did you first... read more »

I doubted myself at debut, was all at sea against Wasim...

Wax replica, confetti burst greet Tendulkar at Eden

NEW DELHI: International Test debuts can be intimidating and Sachin Tendulkar could not have imagined a tougher one when he padded up against pace legends... read more »

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Bengal cabinet ratifies reservation rules in education

Bengal cabinet ratifies reservation rules in education

Kolkata – The West Bengal cabinet Monday ratified the rules of the “West Bengal Higher Education Reservation in Admission Bill”, thereby paving the way for reservation to Other... read more »

Public-private partnership needed to remove illiteracy: Pallam Raju

Public-private partnership needed to remove illite...

New Delhi – Minister of Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju Saturday said there is immense need of public-private partnership to... read more »

Shortage of mathematics teachers continues in Sweden

Shortage of mathematics teachers continues in Sweden

Stockholm – Shortage of teachers in mathematics in upper secondary and compulsory schools continued this year in Sweden, authorities said Monday. The... read more »

Head to Startup Weekend, for help with business ideas

Ashwin Bhambri

New Delhi – Ashwin Bhambri had trump cards, but they were not of WWF wrestlers with bulky bodies – they were of entrepreneurs and CEOs, their... read more »

China to improve school conditions in poor regions

China to improve school conditions in poor regions

Beijing – China has decided to improve basic schooling conditions for compulsory education in poverty-stricken areas, according to a new document... read more »

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Aamir Khan’s PK becomes Bollywood’s highest grossing film ever, e...

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s latest release ‘PK’ became Bollywood’s highest grossing film of all time in India. PK collected more than Rs. 276 crore in two weeks of its... read more »

I'm unhealthy, says Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra: I want to make small films with n...

Actress Priyanka Chopra says as a producer she wants to develop writers and wants to make content-based films. The actress has turned producer with... read more »

I don’t think Ranbir is ready for marriage: Neetu...

Now that Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have reportedly moved in together, the buzz is strong that a marriage is in the works. While the couple is tightlipped... read more »

PK: FIR lodged against Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani

If Aamir Khan’s nude poster wasn’t enough to put PK under the radar, the film has yet again invited the wrath of many for offending their... read more »

Varun Dhawan promotes ‘Badlapur’ on Salman ...

Like each weekend, Salman Khan has a special guest visiting him on the Bigg Boss 8 sets this Saturday as well. Varun Dhawan, who has taken the industry by a... read more »

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Football

Man United target Ribeiro not for sale: Cruzeiro

Man United target Ribeiro not for sale: Cruzeiro

Rio de Janeiro – Manchester United target Everton Ribeiro will remain with Brazilian champions Cruzeiro until at least next summer, the Belo Horizontefootball club said. The 24-year-old has... read more »

Ex-Man U manager Carlos Queiroz reveals desire to be new Tottenham boss

Ex-Man U manager Carlos Queiroz reveals desire to ...

London – A former assistant manager of Manchester United has revealed that he wants to become the new boss of Tottenham Hotspur, which is... read more »

Messi slams top Barca official over `undeserving of bet...

Messi slams top Barca official over `undeserving of better contract` statement

Karachi – Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has reportedly hit out at a club vice-president for saying the Argentina forward did not deserve a better... read more »

Suarez signs new long-term contract to commit Liverpool...

Liverpool makes Suarez almost inaccessible with new whopping 100 mln-pound release clause

Johannesburg – Liverpool star Luis Suarez has reportedly committed his future with the Premier League side by signing a new long-term contract. The... read more »

Gazza hoping 2014 will be `his year` after `suffering` ...

Gazza hoping 2014 will be `his year` after `suffering` in `unlucky` 2013

London – Troubled England football legend Paul Gascoigne is vowing to clean up his act and says 2014 is going to be ‘his year’, according to... read more »

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Gold prices on monday fell by Rs 15 to Rs 30,200 per ten grams

Gold prices declined by Rs 250 to Rs 30,680 per ten grams

Gold prices declined by Rs 250 to Rs 30,680 per ten grams in the national capital on Monday on reduced offtake by jewellers and retailers at existing higher levels amid a weak global trend. Silver... read more »

Gold steady after two-day fall, economic optimism weighs

Gold price posts weekly gain of Rs 430 per 10 gms

New Delhi – Both the precious metals, gold and silver, ended higher at the bullion market during the past week on fresh buying by stockists... read more »

Gold prices fell by Rs. 110 to Rs. 31,040 per ten grams

Gold Market Update : Gold Hit High Of $1262

Gold prices fell by Rs. 110 to Rs. 31,040 per ten grams in the national capital today on profit-selling by stockists at existing higher levels amid a weak... read more »

Gold prices slipped by Rs. 30 to Rs. 30,725 per 10 gm.

Gold prices slipped by Rs. 30 to Rs. 30,725 per 10 gm.

Snapping a six-day losing streak, silver prices surged by Rs. 830 to Rs. 44,300 per kg on Tuesday on buying by industrial units amid a firm global trend. Gold... read more »

Gold rebounded by Rs 255 to Rs 30,755 per ten grams

Gold-hungry traders tap NRIs to cater to humongous demand

Snapping its two-day losing streak, gold rebounded by Rs 255 to Rs 30,755 per ten grams in the national capital on Monday on low level buying by stockists and... read more »

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Angry outbursts cause fivefold increase in heart attack risk

Getting angry can increase your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke by up to five times researchers say as they suggest prescribing statins and beta blockers to those prone to... read more »

74 per cent children in Kerala use tobacco, says s...

Seventy-four per cent children in Kerala use tobacco, according to a recent multi-state survey conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment... read more »

Indian-American Scientist Develops Diagnostic for Cance...

In a breakthrough, an Indian- American scientist at the prestigious MIT has developed a simple, cheap, paper test that could improve cancer diagnosis rates... read more »

Asthma patients may be over-medicating themselves

If you have asthma, chances are you may be taking higher doses of medicines than actually required, say experts. People with mild asthma are advised to lower... read more »

New therapies raise hope for a breakthrough in tackling...

In the summer of 2012, a year after his wife had died of lung cancer, Michael Harris scraped open an old mole on his back and it would not stop bleeding. The... read more »

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Gold steady after two-day fall, economic optimism weighs

Gold import: Government may axe 80:20 scheme

The government is considering doing away with the controversial 80:20 scheme for gold import, in a bid to partially relax the restrictions on import of the yellow metal that led to a surge in... read more »

Gold rallies to two-month high on safe-haven bids

Singapore – Gold rallied for a third session on Monday to its highest in two months as equities fell on worries that capital outflows from... read more »

Gold Continues to Regain Strength

Gold dropped Rs. 275 to Rs. 29,900 per ten grams

Gold’s ongoing advance has put the squeeze on short sellers, causing a short-covering rally which led to gold’s fourth consecutive week of gains.  The... read more »

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

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

Mumabi – India is not planning any changes to its record import duty on gold and other restrictions on imports until the current account deficit is... read more »

Gold Market Update : Gold Hit High Of $1262

Gold Market Update : Gold Hit High Of $1262

Gold hit a high of $1262 overnight, touching the upper boundary of the down trend channel on the daily chart and finding resistance there as would be... read more »

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Surprise, surprise! Your brain has its own GPS

The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about, say researchers, adding that people use geometrical relationships to orient themselves. To test... read more »

6 ways sitting is killing you

That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is... read more »

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to battle the hot... read more »

The things you should know about your makeup

Women love their makeup. Ask any woman to throw away her precious (expired) cosmetics and chances are that you’ll get a dirty or indignant look. But... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... read more »

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UN chief hails peaceful presidential election in Madagascar

UN chief hails peaceful presidential election in Madagascar

United Nations – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon haswelcomed the peaceful holding of Madagascar presidential election and called on all parties in the island nation to maintain... read more »

$13 bn needed in 2014 for humanitarian aid, says UN

$13 bn needed in 2014 for humanitarian aid, says U...

Geneva – The United Nati! ons and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in... read more »

Israel fires into Lebanon in retaliation

Israel fires into Lebanon in retaliation

The Israeli army has said it fired across the Lebanese border in retaliation after accusing Lebanese troops of gunning down one of its soldiers as he drove... read more »

Egypt president sets date for referendum

Egypt president sets date for referendum

Egypt will hold a public referendum on its newly-drafted constitution on January 14 and 15, interim President Adly Mansour said on Saturday. The vote will be... read more »

Israel halts controversial relocation plan for Arab Bed...

Israel passes bill to annex part of Jordan Valley

Jerusalem – Israel Thursday halted a controversial legislation to transfer 40,000 Arab Bedouins citizens from their villages, amidst mounting opposition... read more »

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Jammu and Kashmir: 6 killed, many trapped in flash floods trigger...

Six people have been killed and several trapped as houses and shops were destroyed in flash floods followed by a cloudburst in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours today. The... read more »

No war, but skirmishes with China cannot be ruled ...

NEW DELHI: Calling the talk of war in the Chinese media as posturing, senior defence and strategic experts believe that India and China may not go... read more »

US State Department’s ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2016...

While India is not a part of the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the report took into account the arrest of 68 ISIS supporters. “In October, the... read more »

Ram Nath Kovind Set To Win As President Votes Are Count...

The presidential election results, in which NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has a clear edge, will be out by 5 pm. Meira Kumar had described her candidture as... read more »

Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhatt was a coward in dea...

Senior Army sources, privy to the operation in which Bhat was cornered and neutralised in Tral area of Kashmir, said that the slain Hizbul commander Sabzar... read more »

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Dhoti Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill that imposes a one-year jail term and Rs.25,000 fine on those who deny entry to persons wearing dhotis in any public place, malls, clubs and... read more »

Not returning to Samajwadi Party, says Amar Singh

Amar shares dais with Mulayam three months before ...

Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh who was expelled by the Samajwadi Party (SP) four years ago shared the dais with its president Mulayam Singh Yadav on... read more »

RJ(D) MP tore newspaper in Lok Sabha

RJD MP, Rajesh Ranjan (Pappu Yadav) tore up a newspaper and threw the bits in the air in front of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s chair in the Lok Sabha on... read more »

Manmohan Singh backs Sonia Gandhi, says no files were s...

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday came out in defence of Sonia Gandhi, after former union minister Natwar Singh made a series of... read more »

Mayawati and Mulayam should come together to defeat BJP...

Patna, July 30: RJD chief Lalu Prasad is determined to spoil BJP’s party – In an interview to Economic Times, Lalu said RJD-JD(U)-Congress... read more »

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Surgery, not chemo, better for tongue cancer

Surgery, not chemo, better for tongue cancer

New York – Surgery, and not chemotherapy sessions, works better for those suffering from tongue or oral cavity cancer. In a pathbreaking study, a team of scientists at the University of... read more »

Now, barcode scanner like device to spot blinding eye disease

Now, barcode scanner like device to spot blinding ...

Washington – Scientists have developed a new hand-held optical device that can detect eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and... read more »

Google Glass may become surgeon’s new BFF

Google Glass available to Music All Access users before public rollout

Washington – In what could turn out to be a major breakthrough in the surgical world, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama-Birmingham... read more »

2-drug combo can help kids with ADHD and aggression

2-drug combo can help kids with ADHD and aggression

Washington – A new study has revealed that prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and... read more »

New gene study brings arthritis drug closer to reality

New gene study brings arthritis drug closer to reality

Washington – A team of researchers has discovered new genes, pathways and cell types that are involved in inherited susceptibility to rheumatoid... read more »

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Afghanistan grand assembly opens to discuss pact with US

Afghanistan grand assembly opens to discuss pact with US

Kabul – Afghanistan’s traditional Loya Jirga or grand assembly of tribal chieftains, notable people and government functionaries opened here Thursday to discuss the security pact known... read more »

Six killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Six killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Islamabad – At least six people were killed when US drones fired missiles at! a seminary in Pakistan’s northwest Hangu district Thursday... read more »

Prachanda loses key election in Kathmandu

Prachanda to visit India to meet ailing daughter

Kathmandu – Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, former prime minister and chairman of the once-powerful Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M),... read more »

NC, UML lead in Nepal polls, Maoists lag far behind

NC, UML lead in Nepal polls, Maoists lag far behind

Kathmandu – Initial results of Nepal’s second Constituent Assembly elections indicate that the country’s traditional political forces like... read more »

Prachanda loses in Nepal Constituent Assembly election

Prachanda loses in Nepal Constituent Assembly election

The leader of Nepal’s Maoist party, who appears to have lost in this week’s national election, demanded on Thursday that the vote counting be stopped... read more »

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ICC World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar Superfan Sudhir Gautam’s Fl...

  Perth: Sudhir Gautam is a well known face to cricket fans the world over thanks to his impeccable body paint and the huge Indian flag he furiously waves throughout the duration of a... read more »

KP reveals has received offers from English counti...

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept alive the talks of his possible return to the national side after he revealed that he has received... read more »

World Cup: Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Koh...

Amid the furore generated by Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today tried to diffuse the... read more »

India-SA WC match seen by 257 mn viewers in India

The India-South Africa tie in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was viewed by 257 million fans, according to TAM data CS4+, extrapolated to the universe... read more »

World Cup 2015: Ashwin is right up there with Vettori, ...

NAPIER: Mushtaq Ahmed was Imran Khan’s goto man in the 1992 World Cup which Pakistan won. Now, he is in charge of the Pakistani spin attack, trying to... read more »

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Nepal gets its new constitution, but here’s why it has got ...

India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long border. India’s biggest concern is that Madhesis... read more »

South Sudan fuel tanker explosion: Death toll rise...

The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in a rural South Sudanese state reached 183 on Friday, a regional official said, as medical staff and... read more »

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on `day of rage`

Jerusalem: Palestinians clashed on Friday with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank after the Islamist movement Hamas called for a... read more »

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after rocket fire

Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. The overnight air strikes... read more »

Japan removes World War II constraints placed on milita...

Tokyo: Japan’s parliament approved legislation that loosens post-World War II constraints placed on its military, an issue that has sparked sizeable... read more »

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Algal extracts may counter effects of high cholesterol diets

Algal extracts may counter effects of high cholesterol diets

Washington – In a new study, researchers including an Indian origin scientist have described the beneficial effects of the algal culture in supporting healthy cholesterol... read more »

Google aims to create next-gen ultimate personal search assistant

Google aims to create next-gen ultimate personal search assistant

Washington – With Google focusing on smarter searches, a company executive has revealed that their aim is to create the ultimate personal assistant to help bring smarter search... read more »

Now, transfer money by emailing photograph of cheques to banks

Now, transfer money by emailing photograph of cheques to banks

London – A new money transfer scheme championed by Chancellor George Osborne allows bank account holders to deposit cash right from the comfort of their home or office by simply... read more »

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

Washington – A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not... read more »

Sony exec says latest PS4 owners to see `great surprises` in 2014

Sony exec says latest PS4 owners to see `great surprises` in 2014

London – Sony’s latest gaming console Playstation 4 (PS4) owners are likely to witness a number of ‘great surprises’, as said by the company’s executive. Playstation UK Managing... read more »