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27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah says 'Tiger is back', but where are the stripes?

Farooq Abdullah has been an instant crowd-puller in the past. But the "Tiger is back" image he has been trying to generate has failed to ignite the magic he was once famous for.Farooq Abdullah has always enthused Kashmiris -- be it through his playboy image...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Eight house gutted in fire in Srinagar

At least eight residential houses were damaged in a massive blaze that engulfed in Chinar Bagh locality of Srinagar on Monday morning, officials said.Officials said that six residential houses were fully damaged while two residential houses got damaged...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

itel launches 4G VoLTE-enabled Wish A41 smartphone

itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Monday strengthened its 4G portfolio and launched 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone Wish A41 for Rs 5,840.The device features 'Multiple Account' apps and 'SmartKey'. 'Multiple Account' allows...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic launches its first AI-based smartphones in India

Aiming to give users a simplified and an enhanced user experience, Panasonic India on Monday launched two new smartphones that are equipped with "Arbo" -- the company's in-house developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant.The smartphones...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Want to go worldwide with digital foray : Shilpa Shetty

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide."I have just started this whole foray into digital with a...

27-Mar-2017 Jaipur

12 killed in MP road accident

At least 12 persons were killed and 30 others injured when a truck veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.Superintendent of Police Mahendra Singh Sikarwar said the accident occurred in Chargawan area when the truck packed...

27-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts

NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.Unreal...

27-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh raid enters fourth day, 8 dead

The Bangladesh Army on Monday continued for a fourth day a drive in Sylhet against militants holed up in an apartment building, the media reported. Eight persons have been killed so far.After a lull after Sunday afternoon, sporadic gunfire and explosions...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said the unique identification number - Aadhaar card - cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.This was stated by a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

27-Mar-2017 Bekal (Kerala)/Madikeri (Karnataka)

'Eat, Pray, Love' nature in Bekal, Madikeri

Bottle up the deafening sound of honking cars in cities and throw it in the calm backwaters as you cross endless tall coconut trees in the untouched north Kerala town of Bekal. Wish to further surrender to nature? Drive down from the beach destination to the...

26-Mar-2017 London

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial."What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Seven killed in Bengal road accident

Seven persons were killed and two others seriously injured when their van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Sunday, police said."Seven persons have been killed. Two others are battling for life at Durgapur sub-divisional hospital,"...

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'

Leaders and activists of the Left parties, the Telangana Joint Action Committee and other people's organisations were arrested here Sunday during a protest against shifting of 'dharna chowk', a long-time popular spot for staging protests.TJAC chairman M. Kodandaram,...

26-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Two militants killed in Awantipora : Police

Two militants were killed by police in Padgampora Sunday afternoon when they fired on an escort of top police officials who were returning from Awantipora from Pulwama town police said.One militant managed to escape from the spot.Director General of Police...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'Over 70 percent of country's water aquifers are overdrawn'

At 76 million, India has the largest number of people living without access to safe water in the world, and experts warn of a looming crisis as over 73 per cent of the country's aquifers are being overdrawn."About 73 per cent of the ground water aquifers...

26-Mar-2017 London

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

More than 30 persons were injured when several houses collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Britain, the media reported on Sunday.Houses shook and windows were smashed late Saturday night in the blast -- described as sounding like an earthquake -- which...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Six killed in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officers, were killed in two explosions in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, police said on Sunday.More than 40 others were injured in the blasts on Saturday near a militant hideout in the city, some 240 km from capital...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA mission to study cosmic material between stars

NASA has announced plans to launch a balloon-borne observatory to study the emissions from the cosmic material found between stars, known as the interstellar medium.This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Gionee A1 smartphone : Delight for selfie-lovers

At a time when margins are razor-thin in the fast-growing domestic smartphone market, any new device faces the challenge of not only meeting consumer expectations but also offering that something extra to stay in the race for at least one quarter.Keeping...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter

NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday.At the time of closest approach, Juno will be about 4,400 km above the planet's cloud tops, moving at a speed of about 57.8 km per second relative to the...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

6 killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said.Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy...

25-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said.Patan...

25-Mar-2017 Ajmer

Jamiat's efforts to unite Muslim sects gathers pace from Khwaja land

The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint...

25-Mar-2017 Damascus

16 killed in Syria airstrikes

At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the aerial bombings...

25-Mar-2017 New York

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that replacing light-intensity...

25-Mar-2017 Beijing

10 die in China mine accidents

At least 10 persons were killed in two separate incidents at neighbouring gold mines in China's Henan province, authorities said on Saturday.Thick smoke engulfed a pit at Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao city on Friday, trapping...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Data suggest Congress not doing as badly as it seems

The Congress partys humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition.The party is going through one of its worst slumps...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Is your hair summer ready?

Summers are a great time to be out in the sun, feel the sand under your feet and soak in the warm summer breeze but its not just skin that needs to be protected in the scorching weather but also hair. One can follow some do it yourself remedies like hot oil...

25-Mar-2017 Toronto

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Congress' problems begin and end at the top

Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entrance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter. Like the similar floor-crossing...

24-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled

Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.Tension prevailed near the assembly as police stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protect witnesses in rape case against Asaram : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to provide "adequate security" to the witnesses in the alleged child rape case against godman Asaram Bapu."State of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will provide full protection to the witnesses...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities close with gains, banks stocks surge

Healthy buying in banking stocks and a strong rupee pushed the Indian equity markets higher on Friday, leading the key indices to close with gains for the second consecutive trade session."Markets continued to rally with the BSE Sensex rising by 89 points. The...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic to launch 'intelligent' smartphones on March 27

In a bid to provide great experiences to consumers, Panasonic India is set to launch two smart intelligence-based smartphones on March 27 in the country.The company on Friday sent out media invite for the event that reads "a new conversation around smartphones...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone : Brave front camera

China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.Betting on the selfie culture across the country, the company is now looking to tempt...

24-Mar-2017 Dhaka

10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.All victims died on the spot around 122 km from here, while four others were left injured,...

24-Mar-2017

Block the Sun Damage

Astaberry Biosciences, leading manufacturer of herbal ayurvedic cosmetics has launched Papaya Sunscreen Crème with SPF 30 which works as a skin brightening formula and heals dark spots and pigmentations.Added with Papaya as an active ingredient, this Sunscreen...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Vigilance arrests 5 SMC officials on corruption charges

Besides other employees anti-graft body Vigilance Organization has arrested top five officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation on charges of corruption.In a statement to CNS, Vigilance Organization said that it has arrested Muhammad Ashraf Warsi (Enforcement...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Foreign funds' inflows, short covering lift Indian equities

Huge inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues, and healthy buying witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.Breaking the streak of three consecutive sessions of losses, the...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product

Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.Unveiled in the presence of IT...

23-Mar-2017 Kutch (Gujarat)

Israeli expertise helps Kutch farmers grow dates

In the semi-arid Kutch region of Gujarat, Israeli experts have been training batches of Indian farmers in advanced agricultural practices to cultivate dates. The initiative, which is part of the bigger Indo-Israel Agriculture Project, is a further boost...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone launched in India

Chinese smartphone company Oppo on Thursday launched a new smartphone Oppo F3 Plus in India that comes with dual front camera setup, including a 120-degree wide-angle group selfie camera.Priced at Rs 30,990, the first sale of F3 Plus begins April 1 across India...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet'

In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.The Laser Communications Relay...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

Four killed in US shooting rampage

Four persons including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin, US, after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different locations and a dramatic standoff between police and the suspect, officials said.The suspect is in custody, the police...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence

Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here.Brad Rencher, Executive Vice President and General Manager,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Steelbird India Announces An Exclusive Tie Up With Bargy Design

Asia’s largest Helmet manufacturer, Steelbird Hi-Tech India limited, adding another feather to its glory enters into an exclusive tie up with the leading helmet graphic designers of the world, Bargy Design.Bargy Design was founded in 1987 by Fabio Castiglioni,...

23-Mar-2017 Bangalore

CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals Facilities at Cochin

Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, today.With the new facilities – a Zirconia Bubble Fusion...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

KENT RO debuts in Small Kitchen Appliance Segment

Fresh, hygienic and flavoured homemade pasta and noodles have never been so easy. Revolutionary and a must for every functioning kitchen, Kent RO Systems Ltd., one of the renowned healthcare brands in India launches KENT Noodle & Pasta maker.It can make...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states.While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally...

22-Mar-2017 Kolkata

BJP hits street demanding arrest of Narada-tainted TMC leaders

The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday organised a massive rally here demanding arrest of the Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly seen taking money in the Narada sting operation footage.The rally, led by state BJP President...

22-Mar-2017 Jaipur

Ajmer blast convicts get life term

A court here on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment both the convicts for the Ajmer Dargah bombing which killed three people in 2007.The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court sentenced Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel to life in prison....

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities slide on negative global cues

Indian equity markets on Wednesday slipped for the third consecutive trade session, as investors' sentiments were dented on the back of negative global cues, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.The...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

GoDaddy launches 'Website Builder' for small businesses in India

Global Web-hosting company GoDaddy on Wednesday launched a new mobile-friendly "Website Builder" in India to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their ventures.The "Website Builder" features an integrated suite of online tools to help small businesses...

22-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Seven killed in Bengal road accident

Seven persons, including two kids and three women, died in a road accident on Wednesday when their car was crushed under a tanker in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said."Seven persons travelling in a private sedan died when their car was crushed under...

22-Mar-2017 Damascus

33 civilians killed in Syria air strike

At least 33 persons were killed during air raids, believed to have been carried out by the US-led international coalition, against a school sheltering displaced people in the Syrian province of al-Raqqa, a media report said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory...

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