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20-Sep-2018 San Francisco

WhatsApp phases out support for older iOS versions

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started phasing out support for Apple devices running iOS version 7 and older, the media reported.This would not affect people who already have WhatsApp installed on their iPhone 4 devices as it should continue to function...

20-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Google 'Emergency Location Service' for Android now in US

Google is expanding its advanced location tracking feature for Android called "Emergency Location Service (ELS)" to the US.Launched in 2016 and is currently available in 14 countries (excluding India), ELS provides accurate locations both indoors and outdoors...

19-Sep-2018

A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee, who earned his doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been published widely in national and international media, was haunted by a ghost during his childhood. Several decades on, the political theorist...

18-Sep-2018

Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage

There is a temple in Thiruvidanthai in Tamil Nadu where Hindu deity Vishnu is regarded as "Nithyakalyana Perumal", or the Eternal bridegroom. The temple is the "ultimate failsafe" for Hindu Tamils seeking matrimony as people of all genders and ages participate...

17-Sep-2018 Reasi

Blood donation camp held at world’s highest railway bridge

To mark the Engineers’ Day, a   blood donation camp was organized by the Chenab Bridge Undertaking. The camp was organized here at the world’s highest railway bridge project.The camp was conducted in collaboration with Blood Transfusion Department,...

17-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rashtriya Poshan Maah celebrated at CCRAS

Ministry of AYUSH and Central Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), all 25 Clinical Research Institutes of CCRAS are conducting various health care activities during the Rashtriya Poshan Maah being observed in the month of September, 2018. Three...

16-Sep-2018 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Second Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

Indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met. The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully...

16-Sep-2018 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Blood Donation Camp at NIPER, SAS Nagar

On auspicious occasion of “Ganesh Festival 2018” as per practice in NIPER, SAS Nagar Students’ Organizing Committee (Ganesh Festival 2018) organized a blood camp. The blood camp was held today on September 16, 2018 from 09.00 am to 01.00 p.m. at NBC (National...

16-Sep-2018

Sandeep Jauhar's 'Heart' is in the right place, has the right pace

Dedicated to the beating heart, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar's latest book 'Heart - A history' provides a thumping tribute to the protagonists -- some legendary some unsung -- of medicine, who over the years have innovated and persevered to find cures for cardiac ailments...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Exploring a city, life's challenges and a rape victim's tale

Go through a topographical anthology that explores sites of interest and recreates the key events, customs and lives of the past vis-a-vis Delhi and Agra; get answers to your existential queries, learn and evolve from the challenges of life; read a fictional...

13-Sep-2018

For once, buttermilk rises to the top

In India, buttermilk is an often overlooked by-product of milk cream, prepared after churning treated milk vigorously, until the cream rises to the top. The cream obviously gets all the attention and the price, but buttermilk, the wan, unattractive liquid...

12-Sep-2018

A writer at peace with himself -- and nature -- in a broken world

Life is one epic story and the experiences that each individual has is varied and distinct. Author Ruskin Bond has been penning his life experiences -- in both fiction and nonfiction -- for well over six decades now and is back with a fresh memoir.Jacketed...

11-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Most NPAs originated in 2006-08, banks to blame : Raghuram Rajan

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said that a big number of non-performing assetes (NPAs) originated in 2006-08 when India's economic growth was strong while some banks proved inadequate in making proper due diligence.Rajan was replying to a Parliamentary...

11-Sep-2018

A riveting tale of an extraordinary Indian

It will be an understatement to say this is a gripping book, sympathetic yet critical. With his passion for meticulous research, Philip Goldberg has authored what is undoubtedly one of the most stirring and brilliant accounts of a spiritual master, Paramhansa...

10-Sep-2018 Ferozepur

Golden Arrow Division Celebrates Barki Day

Golden Arrow Division celebrated 53rd anniversary of the ‘Barki Day’ on10 Sep 2018. This day marks the victory of 65 Infantry Brigade during Indo-Pak war of 1965, which led to capture of Barki town, the gateway to Lahore.This illustrious history, since then...

10-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Naseeruddin Shah to launch book on Urdu poets of Delhi

National Award-winning veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will launch the book "Beloved Delhi- A Mughal City And Her Greatest Poets", written by Delhi based-debutant author Saif Mahmood, here on September 17.Apart from the discussion on the book between Naseeruddin...

08-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Twitter now allows live audio-only broadcasts

Twitter has launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so your followers can hear, but not see you.The new feature announced on Friday is currenly publicly available for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app Periscope, The Verge reported.To...

07-Sep-2018 Kharar

108 donate blood at Rayat Bahra camp

CS Talwar, Secretary cum Chief Executive of the Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab Red Cross branch, here today called upon students to come forward in a big way to donate blood and popularize blood donation among different sections of the society.He was...

07-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Stable policy regime for e-mobility soon : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government will soon put in place a new stable policy regime to promote the use of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles in the country to fight climate change."We want to build India as a driver...

07-Sep-2018

When Indian spies came out on top in Bangladesh

Spymaster Amar Bhushan's first book, "Escape to Nowhere", based on the defection of a senior RAW officer to the US, was so racy that I still rate it as the best work of fiction I have read after the celebrated "The Day of the Jackal". A gifted writer, Bhushan...

07-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Of Mughals and Marathas, spirituality and Calcutta

Flick through a historical saga that brings to life the complex and ever-shifting dynamics between two arch enemies -- the Mughals and the Marathas; examine the nature of a spiritual search through a series of illuminating conversations between a teacher and...

06-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Air Marshal briefs Governor

C. Hari Kumar, Air Marshal, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today to discuss various issues relating to the role and responsibilities of the Indian Air Force in J&K. Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary and Sh. Rohit Kansal, Principal...

05-Sep-2018 Shimla

Every person should become part of Poshan Abhiyan: Jai Ram Thakur

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was forging ahead on inclusive development, good governance, health and education sectors and there was need for coordinated efforts to take state on the new heights. He was presiding over one-day state...

05-Sep-2018 New Delhi

J&K Students Meet COAS

A group of 20 students of Degree Colleges of Kishtwar, Marwah and Chhatru, Jammu and Kashmir accompanied by two teachers on National Integration Tour, visited Delhi and interacted with General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on 05 Sep 2018....

03-Sep-2018 New Delhi

One-nation-one-card for public transport soon : NITI Aayog

India will shortly unveil a one-nation-one-card policy for public transport that will bring seamless connectivity between various modes of transport, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday.He said a robust transportation sector was the backbone for the...

03-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Fashion has come a long way in representation : Model Radhika Nair

Model Radhika Nair, who had bagged a Balenciaga exclusive in 2016 making her the first Indian woman to ever walk the runway for the iconic fashion house, believes representation in the world of fashion has come a long way.As themes of representation, individuality,...

01-Sep-2018 Kapurthala

NCC ‘C’ Certificate Graduation Ceremony by 21 Pb Bn NCC Kapurthala

First time a Graduation Ceremony was organised at Sainik School Kapurthala by 21 Pb Bn NCC Kapurthala to felicitate NCC Cadits who have passed  NCC ‘C’ Certificate in February 2018. Major General SK Singh, Commandant Selection Centre North psiesided over...

31-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Of kickass parenting, courtroom drama and dare dreamers

Read about the war that moms fight in raising their kids; know the secret dramas that unfold inside the courtroom in a crime thriller; and finally get an insight into a fictional start-up of superheroes with a mission of saving lives.The IANS bookshelf has...

30-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Demonetization meant to help crony capitalists : Rahul Gandhi

Terming the demonetization a "scam", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the primary purpose behind the exercise was to help "15-20 biggest crony capitalists" whose loans have turned into NPAs."Why did he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) do it (demonetization)?...

30-Aug-2018 New Delhi

'Unsung Recipes of India' weave a nostalgic tale at Kiyan

At first glance, it looked like an oversized brown puff bloated at the centre. Then, Executive Chef Simran Singh Thapar gently sliced away at the edges and lifted the lid to reveal a gently steaming spring chicken, the aroma taking one back to its origin,...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation has achieved its objectives : Official

Notwithstanding the fact that only over Rs.10,000 crore of demonetised money did not come back to the RBI, government on Wednesday claimed that it has achieved the targets it had set in its decision, including checking black money, counterfeit currency and terror funding...

29-Aug-2018 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command accompanied by Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt, GoC 15 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today and extended greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.Lt. Gen. Singh...

29-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Fake Rs 50, Rs 100 notes' detection record high in 2017-18: RBI

The detection of counterfeit notes in the Rs 50 and Rs 100 denomination witnessed a record high in 2017-18 compared with two preceding fiscals, the RBI announced on Wednesday.According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) annual report for 2017-18, the number...

29-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Facebook's answer to YouTube now rolling out globally

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced "Facebook Watch", its video-on-demand service, often touted as video-sharing giant YouTube's rival, is rolling out globally for people to discover interesting videos and interact with friends and creators.Launched...

29-Aug-2018 Greater Noida (UP)

La Brezza's got what it takes but could do with some tweaking

The mere mention of Italian cuisine brings to mind the aroma of fresh herbs, savoury soft cheese, homemade pasta and Margherita pizza accompanied with some quality wine.This was exactly what I expected and "almost" got on my visit to La Brezza -- a fine-dining...

29-Aug-2018 Washington

Google denies claims that it suppresses Conservative opinions

Search engine Google on Tuesday denied the claims that its search engines are "biased towards any political ideology", thus responding to US President Donald Trump's accusation that those search algorithms are designed to silence conservative voices."When users...

28-Aug-2018 New Delhi

About love wrapped in red-tape

If 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Upamanyu Chatterjee's "English, August" gave readers a slick English-speaking young bureaucrat, floundering and trying to make sense of the classic city-village conflict, Chhavi Bhardwaj, a 2008...

28-Aug-2018 New Delhi

International School Of Design conducted the Orientation Day

International School Of Design conducted the Orientation Day for its new design students at their INSD, Head Office,Gujranwala Town Part 1 campus. The purpose of this event was to formally initiate the students into their chosen design disciplines and introduce them...

27-Aug-2018 Mumbai

'Diva' Kareena Kapoor Khan dazzles the ramp on LFW grand finale

The grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 couldn't get any grander as Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan unleashed her inner diva for ace designer Monisha Jaising's latest collection "Shades Of A Diva".Kareena, who is the brand ambassador...

27-Aug-2018 Mumbai

‘Retail Beyond Detail’ – The Great Indian Retailing Business

India’s most appreciated retail author Dr Gibson G. Vedamani in the presence of Mr. Rakesh Biyani (JMD of Future Group) released his book – ‘Retail Beyond Detail’, the Guide to a successful retailing business at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon today.  The book is...

25-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Facebook fixes bug that marked some posts as spam

A day after some users complained about their Facebook posts being marked as spam, Facebook on Saturday said it has fixed the bug that caused the problem."We have fixed a bug that caused some posts to be incorrectly marked as spam. We've restored the posts...

25-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Google Assistant coming to LG ThinQ TVs in 7 countries

South Korean tech Major LG Electronics has announced that Google Assistant is coming to its 2018 line-up of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled ThinQ TVs in seven new countries.The company's ThinQ TVs came with integrated Google's digital assistant when they...

25-Aug-2018 San Francisco

More non-skippable ads coming to YouTube

Google-owned Youtube is expanding the concept of non-skippable advertisements on its platform for the creators to monetise their content and earn more revenue.The change will begin rolling out from next week and eligible creators will get a notification in their...

25-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Instagram testing feature to connect students to college communities

Photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature that would help college students discover and connect with fellow batchmates from the same college community."Opting in for the feature adds a user's university and graduating year -- selected by the...

24-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Launch of ‘Speedex’ Contract by IAF

The Stores, Proactive, Efficient and Expeditious Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment (SPEEDEX) contract was formally launched today by Air Marshal RKS Shera, Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance in the presence of senior IAF officers, MoD dignitaries and...

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