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22-Aug-2017 Patna

Bihar flood toll reaches 341

The flood situation in Bihar remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said.A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 19 districts have been affected by the floods.According to an official release,...

22-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, value buying buoy equity indices

After two consecutive sessions of losses, the two key indices of the Indian equity markets -- NSE Nifty50 and BSE Sensex -- made marginal gains on Tuesday, as positive global cues along with "some value buying" buoyed investors' sentiments.According to market...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity....

22-Aug-2017 Seoul

New electronic skin tracks heart rate, respiration

Taking the technology of wearables to the next level, researchers have developed a new electronic skin that tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.The electronic skin developed by South...

22-Aug-2017 Srinagar

7 years on: No FIR registered vis-à-vis Umar Qayoom’s death

Even after the expiry of seven long years, police have not filed an FIR with regard to the custodial killing of 17-year old Umar Qayoom of Soura, who according to family, died in police custody on 25 August 2010 during the summer unrest. “We are going to...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkata

Bank services hit across country as staff go on strike

Banking operations across the country were hit on Tuesday as over 10 lakh bank employees in more than 1,30,000 branches pan-India struck work -- protesting against reforms in the banking sector among other issues -- thereby affecting cheque-clearing activity.An...

21-Aug-2017 Bhubaneswar

10 killed in road accident in Odisha

At least 10 persons were killed and two others injured after a head-on collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.The incident occurred on NH-55 near Bhawanipali when a group of devotees were...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, selling pressure pull equity indices lower

Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure in index heavyweights such as Infosys, ONGC and Tata Motors among others pulled the key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty 50 and the BSE Sensex -- lower on Monday.According to market observers, subdued global...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Videocon 'Metal Pro 2' launched at Rs 6,999

Videocon Mobiles on Monday launched an affordable "Metal Pro 2" smartphone with 2GB RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat operating system for Rs 6,999.In terms of camera specifications, "Metal Pro 2" features 13MP selfie camera and 3.2 MP rear camera with LED flash."At...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'

Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Gionee launches 'X1' smartphone at Rs 8,999

Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Monday launched a new smartphone 'X1' with fingerprint sensor at Rs 8,999.Gionee X1 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB and boasts of a 3000mAh battery."We are delighted to introduce...

21-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Heavy rains hit Chandigarh

Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh and nearby areas on Monday morning, causing inconvenience to commuters.The nearby satellite towns like Mohali in Punjab and Panchkula in Haryana were also hit hard, with several low-lying areas suffering water-logging.The Met...

21-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Daunting task for Infosys Board finding new CEO : Jefferies

The embattled Board of software major Infosys faces a daunting task in finding a suitable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed technocrat Vishal Sikka who resigned on August 18, US-based global investment bank Jefferies LLC has said."Given the acrimonious...

21-Aug-2017 Srinagar

PDP panch's body found in Anantnag village

Body of a 45-year-old panch of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was found in a mysterious conditions near his residence in Shangus area of south Kashmir's Anantnsg district.A police officer told news agency GNS that body of Shabir Ahmad Wani s/o Abdul Rehman...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

STAR BHARAT inspires the nation to ‘Bhula de darr’

Star India, announced the launch of STAR BHARAT from the 28th of August 2017, 6 pm onwards. Star Bharat will showcase inspirational stories about journeys of strong and fearless characters that rise for the collective.Celebrating the many facets of Fearless...

20-Aug-2017 Dubai

Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone to be available online from Sep 4

The 6GB RAM Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone launched for the Indian market at Rs 14,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon from September 4, the company has said.The phone unveiled here on Sunday at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezel display....

20-Aug-2017 Dubai

Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market.The phone unveiled here at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezels display. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display...

20-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll reaches 253

The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said.A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 126.87 lakh persons in 1,965 panchayats under 171 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the...

20-Aug-2017 Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi

Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash

Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives.Even as a probe to know the exact cause of the train disaster began, a criminal...

20-Aug-2017 New York

Stories with human characters influence children more

Children learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with human characters than with "cute" human-like animals, a new study has revealed.The study, carried out by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of...

20-Aug-2017 London

Now an artificial heart made of spider silk

Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue.Ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction leads to irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells,...

20-Aug-2017 Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh)

UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said.At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar...

19-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul

The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.The troops, backed by the army's gunships, conducted an operation against the militants in Attshana mountain range west...

19-Aug-2017 Freetown

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.About 20,000 people have been displaced by the mudslides, including 5,000 children, presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay was...

19-Aug-2017 Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh)

23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on...

19-Aug-2017 Lucknow

6 coaches of Utkal Express derails in UP, 20 injured

At lest 20 people were injured after six coaches of the Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.According to railway officials, the incident occurred around 5.46 p.m. in Khatauli, in Muzaffarnagar district.The train was headed...

19-Aug-2017 Kandahar

Afghan forces foil Taliban's offensive, 70 militants killed

As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The incident took place late Friday night when the Taliban fighters equipped with...

19-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Police seeks help in identifying culprits involved in theft case

Police has sought help in identifying culprits involved in a theft case in Srinagar.On 16th of August, Police Post Chanpora received a complaint from one Irshad Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Usmaniya Colony Bagh-i-Mehtab that in the afternoon...

19-Aug-2017 Kupwara

Kupwara police seizes 6000 liters of fuel

Based on specific information, police station kralpora seized 30 barrels (each containing 200 liters) of diesel/petrol from chowkibal area of the district kupwara while they were being unloaded from a truck.The illegal huge consignment of diesel /petrol was...

19-Aug-2017 Guwahati

Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated.Earlier this month, the first wave...

19-Aug-2017 Toronto

High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BlackBerry 'KEYone': Android-QWERTY experience adds to the nostalgia

BlackBerry devices, initially manufactured by Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), slipped into oblivion as iPhones and Android smartphones eclipsed the QWERTY handsets that were once a style statement with corporates.To make a comeback, the company has been...

19-Aug-2017

What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With...

19-Aug-2017

Will Modi opt for early general election?

The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government is said to be considering bringing forward the 2019 general election by a year.While the need to...

18-Aug-2017

ORRA launches its flagship store at Bengaluru, Phoenix Market

A scintillating experience of diamonds, unmatched to any other, ORRA India’s most trusted brand for diamond jewellery has opened the doors to its fourth flagship store in Bengaluru. Located at Phoenix Market City, the store promises to bring an essence...

18-Aug-2017 Baghdad

9 killed in IS attack in Iraq

At least seven civilians and two members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed in an attack carried out by the militants that targeted the home of an Iraqi officer in Kirkuk province, a security source said.According to the source, The IS fighters...

18-Aug-2017 Washington

NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit

NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), launched aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with a...

18-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll rises to 153

With floods claiming 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state rose to 153 on Friday, officials said. The flood situation remains grim in 15 districts, affecting millions.A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said a total...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

High Court extends bail of 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict

The Delhi High Court on Friday extended, till August 24, the interim bail granted to Balwan Khokhar, a former Congress councillor, awarded life sentence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.Khokhar has sought extension of bail till October to arrange funds to pay...

18-Aug-2017 Madrid

14 civilians, five terrorists die in Spain's twin attacks

Spain was in a state of shock on Friday after 14 Spaniards and foreigners were killed in twin terror attacks in as many days by terrorists, five of whom were gunned down.A day after a van driven by terrorists ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22

Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services (DFS) failed on Friday, said a union...

18-Aug-2017 New York

Eating hamburgers, pizza may increase cancer risk : Study

Besides contributing to weight gain in adults, energy dense foods such as hamburgers and pizza may also increase risk of cancer, suggests new research.The researchers wanted to find out how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower

Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.The...

18-Aug-2017 London

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year."The findings suggest that among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

COMIO debuts in Indian market with 3 smartphones

Chinese smartphone maker COMIO on Friday entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio.The three devices -- P1, S1 and C1 -- are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 5,999, respectively.COMIO's...

18-Aug-2017 Jammu

Six injured as tunnel caves in

Six labourers were injured on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district when an underground tunnel of a power project caved in, police said.All the injured, including the two seriously wounded, have been rescued, police added. The accident occurred at...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Zebronics launches wooden tower speakers

Consumer electronics company Zebronics on Friday launched wooden tower speakers 'Full Moon' at a price of Rs 15,999.The 'Full Moon' features two 20.32cm sub-woofer drivers packed in slim wooden enclosure with round RGB lights system at the top.The 200-watt, remote-controlled...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Samsung A5, A7 prices cut ahead of festive season

South Korean tech giant Samsung has cut prices for its bestselling ‘Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones (both 2017 variants) ahead of the festive season in India.'Galaxy' A5 (Rs 26,900) and A7 (Rs 30,900) would now cost Rs 22,900 and Rs 25,900, respectively.The phones...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Affordable phablet for content consumption

After launching three smartphones in India till May this year, Chinese technology giant has unveiled the upgraded version of its last year's phablet 'Mi Max'.Much like its predecessor, 'Xiaomi Mi Max 2' has a 6.44 screen but a bigger battery. Playing its cards...

18-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Police try to catch up as gangsters run amok on social media

With gangsters in Punjab openly using social media platforms to highlight their criminal activities, challenging each other and the law enforcers, and updating their status even from inside prisons, the Punjab Police have finally woken up to the need to tackle...

18-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll reaches 119

Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have...

18-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far...

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