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12-Dec-2017

Navika Sagar Parikrama - INSV Tarini departs from Lyttelton

The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Lyttelton this morning (12 December 2017) for its onward journey to Port Stanley (Falklands). INSV Tarini had arrived at Lyttelton on 29 November 2017 after completion of second leg of its maiden voyage...

12-Dec-2017 Bandipora

Snow avalanche : Five soldiers go missing from army camps

Five soldiers went missing after avalanches hit two Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.Two soldiers went missing in Kupwara district's Nowgam sector on Monday evening and three others disappeared on Tuesday...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Young designers shaping up fashion industry with new thoughts, ideas

Padma Raj Keshri, Helena Bajaj Larsen, Mohammed Mazhar, Ayushman Mitra and Anvita Sharma along with Asit Barik are some of the young names in the design world who want to change the way fashion is perceived in India.They are the winners of the 25th Gen Next...

12-Dec-2017

The Trump syndrome and its impact: A psychiatric probe

There are some times you can despair of the human race, or at least significant portions of it. Especially the times when a country that sees itself as a world leader -- and many around the globe look up to -- seems to have collectively abandoned sanity and...

12-Dec-2017 Noida

Spellbound : An attempt at novelty

It is said that first love is always special -- and so is the first venture. So say Sagar Sharma and Ramneek Pantal, who have joined hands to launch Spellbound restaurant here.Be it bringing kabuli channa together with paneer or giving an "aam chutney"...

12-Dec-2017

'1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous, government orchestrated

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing...

11-Dec-2017

Visit of Chief of the Air Staff Birender Singh Dhanoa to Sri Lanka

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff is on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 11-14 Dec 17, to deliberate on matters of mutual interest related to regional security. During the visit, CAS would also review the Commissioning, Award...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google 'Posts' that brings results from verified users now in India

In a bid to give users timely updates from verified users such as celebrities and organisations directly from the source, Google on Monday announced the launch of "Posts" feature in India."To get started, do a Google search for the name you want to claim,...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Financial stability, inclusion go together : Bimal Jalan

Programmes of financial inclusion are part of the larger financial system, the stability of which is essential to the success of the inclusive initiatives, a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor said on Monday.Noting that financial inclusion has to go hand...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

BB Ki Vines, Vidya Vox among top 10 creators of 2017 : YouTube

American singer Vidya Iyer (known as Vidya Vox), comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam aka BB Ki Vines and Nisha Madhulika, a vegetarian Indian YouTube chef, were among the top 10 creators of 2017, the Google-owned company revealed on Monday.The "YouTube Rewind 2017" report...

11-Dec-2017

Enid Blyton's adventures get even more mouth-watering

Enid Blyton knew her mysteries. She also knew her muffins and meringues.In "Jolly Good Food", Allegra McEvedy -- chef, author and also co-founder of healthy fast food chain Leon -- decodes the quintessential and mouth-watering treats littered in Blyton's...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born

The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.An atom is the smallest unit of matter and quantum mechanics...

10-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Facebook testing new 'greetings' features

Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of ‘greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.According to a report in The Nation, the options are under trial in Britain,...

10-Dec-2017

Reading replays: How some books always remain on our mind

There are many habits of fervently compulsive readers that can bemuse people around them, but among the most puzzling for their parents and friends would be to see them unwilling to let go of rising stacks of old favourites, in which they again get engrossed...

09-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Google remembers Homai Vyarawalla, India's 1st woman photojournalist

Google on Saturday dedicated a special doodle acknowledging Homai Vyarawalla -- India's first woman photojournalist -- on her 104th birth anniversary.Vyarawalla, regarded as India's "first lady of the lens", is known for her electric images of India's independence...

09-Dec-2017 San Francisco

We have zero tolerance sexual harassment policy : Facebook

Facebook follows a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment to keep the workplace safe, the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has announced."We have a zero tolerance policy, and that means that when we are able to determine that harassment...

08-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Blood Donation Camp At Bank Square Sector 17

Vishvas Foundation (Regd.) organization & Chandigarh Traders Association Sector 17 Chandigarh organized a Blood Donation Camp on Tuesday at Bank Square, near Punjab National Bank, Sector-17 B Chandigarh. Dr. Vinay and their team from Department of Transfusion...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

The Indigo Sun Is Dedicated To Imtiaz Ali - Author Rupa Bhullar

Celebrated writer-director Imtiaz Ali launched debut author Rupa Bhullar's book - The Indigo Sun at Su Casa Bandra, Mumbai today. Much like his films, her book revolves around, finding oneself and love, with travel at the center of the story. The venue came to...

08-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Facebook to introduce live streaming, video chats to Messenger games

More than a year after launching "Instant Games" -- a new platform for gaming with friends on the Messenger chat app, Facebook has announced support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers."First, we're launching live streaming,...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Of surrogacy, life, relations and Partition

See how two women discover the best and the worst about India's surrogacy industry; discover another meaning of life from the story of a woman who one day comes face-to-face with a treasure that lay buried in her heart for very long; learn that you have...

07-Dec-2017 Jammu

Armed Forces Flag Day: SWB delegation calls on Mehbooba Mufti

In connection with the pinning ceremony on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, a delegation of Sainik Welfare Board (SWB) led by its Director, Brig. (R) Harcharan Singh called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The day is being observed...

07-Dec-2017

Inside the dark mind of Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is growing old. So are his heroes. The author, who gave us great stories like "Intimacy" and "My Son the Fanatic", has come up with "The Nothing", whose protagonist, Waldo, is a once-celebrated filmmaker bogged down by age and illness. Why should...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Fake 2,000-rupee note was out within 53 days of demonetisation!

It didn't take long for fake notes of 2,000 rupees to start circulating after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation in November 2016, with one of its stated aims being to kill counterfeit currency, official data show.According to the National...

07-Dec-2017

Not merely a war god : The enigma of Kartikeya

The Hindu pantheon has a number of eminent, eclectic, and enigmatic deities. But few can be more mysterious than its god of war -- a key figure in any divine assemblage. Yet, Kartikeya's origin and even appearance have variant accounts, his achievements...

07-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Facebook best place to work, Apple slips to 84th spot

 While Facebook has become the best place to work in America, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has tumbled to number 84 this year from its 36th position last year in the leading job website Glassdoor's "100 Best Places to Work in the US".Apple still remains...

07-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Gender discrimination lawsuit against Google dismissed

In a respite for Google, a judge has dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit from former Google employees that accused the tech giant of paying male employees more than women.According to a report in wthitv.com late on Wednesday, San Francisco Superior...

07-Dec-2017 Beijing

Indian drone 'intrudes' into Chinese airspace : Military

The Chinese military alleged on Thursday that an Indian drone intruded into China's airspace and crashed."The Indian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) intruded into China's airspace and crashed recently, and Chinese border troops have conducted identification...

06-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show, Fire TV

Google has announced blocking YouTube on Amazon's Fire TV and its Echo Show amid growing rivalry between the two tech giants as their businesses continue to overlap."We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products...

06-Dec-2017 Mumbai

RBI maintains key rates, GVA projection, concerned over inflation

In its penultimate monetary policy review of the fiscal, the RBI on Wednesday maintained status quo on key lending rates while citing concerns over rising inflation. It also retained economic growth projection for the 2017-18 fiscal.The Reserve Bank of...

06-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Military must be kept away from politics : Bipin Rawat

The military should be kept away from politics, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.Speaking at a seminar here, Rawat said: "Of late we have been seeing that politicisation of military has been taking place. "We operate in a very secular manner....

06-Dec-2017 New Delhi

White goods sector sees decline in growth, wants cut in GST rate

Amid speculation about a Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate cut on white goods, industry stakeholders said a move from 28 per cent to a lower tax slab is essential for the health of the consumer electronics sector that has seen "single-digit or almost flat"...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ten ships continue to be deployed for search, rescue post Ockhi : Navy

Ten ships continue to be deployed for search and rescue operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, the Indian Navy said on Tuesday.So far, Indian Naval Ships have so far saved 148 lives since the search and rescue operations started, and provided lifesaving...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat gives President's Standards awards

Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday presented President's Standards award to 87 Armoured Regiment, 41 Armoured Regiment and 10 Armoured Regiment at the Suratgarh Military Station in Rajasthan.The three Armoured Regiments were given the honour in recognition...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Akash missile tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker

Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired on Tuesday with an indigenous radio frequency seeker, an official said.The missile was successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha around 1.40 p.m. "The radars,...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google unveils new India-first products to connect next billion

Firming up its commitment to connect the next billion Indians, Google on Tuesday announced several India-first products and features that will be rolled out in other developing countries in the coming months.Currently, there are nearly 400 million Internet users...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google Voice Assistant comes to JioPhone

In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on Tuesday announced to bring its Voice Assistant on Reliance JioPhone.The Google Assistant for JioPhone will be available in English and Hindi, the company announced during an event here.This...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google Maps introduces two-wheeler mode in India

To help bikers find the most suitable route in India, Google on Tuesday incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature.The new travel mode in Google Maps in India is seen alongside Drive, Train or Bus...

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