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18-Feb-2018

Air war in 1971: A view from the other side

Disregarding the counsel of wise men, from Herodotus to George Santayana, Indians have consistently ignored the importance of reading, writing and learning from history. So, when retired US Air Force Brigadier "Chuck" Yeager, head of the US Military Assistance Advisory...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in JioPhones

Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced.In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on December 5, announced to bring its Voice...

16-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Facebook opens its Community Help to organisations, businesses

Facebook has started opening up its Community Help feature -- part of the Safety Check system -- to businesses and other organisations so that that they can provide critical information and services for people to get the help they need in a crisis.The Community...

16-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google kills 'view image' button from search results

In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the "view image" button from its image search results."Today we're launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites."This will include...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

General Bipin Rawat meets students from J&K

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said.The group of 13 students, accompanied by two teachers, met General Rawat, who shared his...

14-Feb-2018 Srinagar

Army claims 300 militants are waiting across LoC to infiltrate

Army claimed on Wednesday claimed that more than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into India. Army said  that the "Pakistan Army played a key role in planning attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told...

14-Feb-2018 Jammu

300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India : Army

More than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India, the Army said on Wednesday, adding that the Pakistan Army played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told...

14-Feb-2018 Jammu

Army slams Asaduddin Owaisi over 'Muslim martyrs' comment

The Army on Wednesday said it does "not communalise martyrs", slamming Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi for his comments on soldiers killed in the Sunjuwan terror attack."We do not communalise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army well," General...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

New ASUS 'VivoBook S14' laptop now in India

Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS on Wednesday launched a new lightweight, 14-inch laptop in India with 8th Generation Intel Core processor and slim-bezel "NanoEdge" display, at a starting price of Rs 54,990.ASUS "VivoBook S14 (S410UA)" is available in three variants...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

With single malts galore, Master of Malts woos whisky lovers

Sometimes it is not so much the food as the interiors of an eatery that stimulates an individual's appetite. Master of Malts seems to have outdone itself in this arena.The casual dining and bar, situated in the heart of the capital, is an amalgamation of good...

14-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Not our job to recruit journalists for content : Facebook

In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform.At the "Code Media 2018" conference in California organised by...

14-Feb-2018

Love's different shades -- and their tryst with 'normal' life

Love is a many splendoured thing, as the famous song goes. But while the focus usually remains on the heady feelings it may evoke among those experiencing it, the changes it elicits in them and the approach it induces towards their partner, its real test...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodles with Valentine's twist

Google's Snow Games Doodle on Day six came up with a Valentine's Day twist on Wednesday.The search engine welcomed all those who were celebrating the day which is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic...

13-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Leave women alone: Designer Masaba Gupta hits back

New generation designer Masaba Gupta on Tuesday took a dig at those putting "strange badges" on women on the basis of what they wear or drink."Can someone talk about how women should just wear/do/eat/drink what they like instead of constantly putting strange...

13-Feb-2018

Love profane and sacred - the message of romance from Urdu poetry

Another Valentines Day is on us, and will be enthusiastically observed by those who want against the backdrop of usual noises about it being a "western custom", "against Indian traditions" and the efforts of the 'moral' vigilantes. But the opposition seems perplexing...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Dump the heartbreak the trendy way

Bollywoood is giving a fillip to the idea of dealing with a heartbreak innovatively and is romanticising it by dumping sad songs for peppy breakup numbers, and giving out fun ways to move on.From burning your ex's photograph to calling up one's former lover to...

12-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Weddings are my favourite occasion : Sabyasachi

Celebrated designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, whose splendid creations for actress Anushka Sharma's wedding ceremonies caught the fancy of several brides-to-be, says weddings are his favourite occasion.Known for his bespoke lehengas and saris, Sabyasachi will be seen...

12-Feb-2018 Jammu

Lone JeM terrorist still holed up in Sunjuwan military camp : Army

The army on Monday said that one terrorist was still holed up inside the Sunjuwan military camp in Jammu, three days after a terror attack left six persons dead."One terrorist is still holed-up inside the camp and efforts are on to neutralize him," a Defence...

11-Feb-2018 New Delhi

It's a privilege to cook for Narendra Modi : Sanjeev Kapoor

Popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor says he feels honoured and privileged to cook for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an invitation from the  Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed.Kapoor on Sunday shared a series of photographs along with Modi and...

11-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Dilli 6: Culinary legacy continues against all odds

Jamaluddin Siddique has been serving up delectable kheer cooked up with his great grandfather's 150-year-old recipe. There's also Khemchand Adesh Kumar, who has been selling the sweet winter delight "Daulat Ki Chaat" from his humble "khomcha" on the streets of...

11-Feb-2018

Science writing: A neglected form of literature that needs focus

Along with philosophers, tax lawyers and computer programmers, scientists are perceived as speaking in a language which is supposedly the same as that of common people, but scarcely intelligible to them. And then they use strange symbols, complicated equations,...

11-Feb-2018 Jammu

Army chief in Jammu to review anti-terror operation

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived here on Sunday to review an anti-terror operation at the Sunjuwan camp which was attacked by JeM militants a day ago leading to the deaths of two soldiers.The victims, including a junior army officer, were killed and nine...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

RBI, SEBI need to take cognisance of market volatility : Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Saturday said the apex bank and the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) need to be cognisant of the equity market volatility for risk assessement."In the last few days, there has...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodle's turtle charm for PyeongChang Day 2

Search engine Google on Saturday continuing with its doodle series on the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics featured a turtle, a good luck charm in Korea -- on the second day of the Winter Games.On Day 2, the tech giant featured the turtle, Magpie, in the dynamic Snow...

10-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Getty Images and Google have announced a partnership according to which, the tech giant can now display US-based stock photo agency's content within its various products and services."This (multi-year global licensing) agreement between Getty Images and Google...

09-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Of happiness, Harappa, mystery and trees

Know some fabulous and easy techniques to handle stress with a smile; unravel one of the world's greatest conspiracies and the haunting story of a lost, ancient civilization; read the story of a detective who takes on one of the most powerful men in the US...

09-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google rewarded $3 mn to security researchers in 2017

Tech giant Google paid out almost $3 million to security researchers in 2017 as rewards for the vulnerabilities they found in its products and services.Around $1.1 million each was paid for bug reports specific to Google and Android products while Chrome...

09-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodle celebrates opening of PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Search engine Google on Friday dedicated a doodle marking the opening day of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, taking place in South Korea.The animated doodle shows a sledging penguin, a skiing dog and an ice-skating snake."It looks like the whole...

09-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Facebook starts testing downvote button

Facebook is testing a feature that lets users register a negative reaction to comments on the social network platform but it is not the "dislike" button users have long desired.Clicking the downvote button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks...

09-Feb-2018

The other Pakistan : People beyond media and popular perceptions

What do a paraplegic artist seeking to inspire others to rise above their disabilities, a social media star who sought to flaunt her sexuality as a form of protest, and a policeman trying to solve a horrific crime with no complainants or witnesses, have in...

08-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Army Chief reviews Eastern Command's operational preparedness

Army chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday visited the Eastern Army headquarters at Fort William her and reviewed the operational preparedness in view of the security situation in the eastern theatre, a defence official said."Gen. Rawat reviewed the operational preparedness...

08-Feb-2018

Major focus on translations among publishing houses in India

The rich linguistic diversity of India is fast seeping into the English publishing space as translations from Indian languages to English are at an all-time high. In this new series "Translating India" beginning Feb 9, ten noted translators -- in articles...

08-Feb-2018 Los Angeles

Make-up has power : Nicole Richie

Designer Nicole Richie loves the "amazing" power of make-up to transform and enhance."Make-up has power. You can transform yourself into another being, which I think is really amazing. I know women who feel most like themselves when they have a full face of make-up...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google Photos gets AI-powered video feature

Google India on Thursday launched a feature on Google Photos that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help users create and share videos ahead of Valentine's Day."Beginning today, users can turn their photos into themed movies via the Google Photos app or...

07-Feb-2018 Kozhikode (Kerala)

We are listening to App Developers in Kerala: Google India

Google is listening to the App Developer Community of Kerala and to those who are capable of addressing some of the real problems that the Indian IT industry is facing, a top Google official said here on Wednesday.Google India MD and Vice President Southeast...

07-Feb-2018 chennai

Google, Tata Trusts expand Internet Saathi programme in TN

Continuing with its digital literacy initiative aimed at empowering women in villages, Google India and Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced the expansion of their "Internet Saathi" programme in Tamil Nadu."Google India is a valuable partner of the state of Tamil...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Children should be made aware of Internet risks : Google

Children need to be aware of the Internet risks that can expose them to bad actors and abuse on the web, a top Google executive said at an event here on Tuesday to commemorate Safer Internet Day 2018."We want to bring Internet for everyone. Keeping the web safe...

06-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Facebook searching for 'extra-terrestrial product manager'

Facebook is looking to hire an "extra-terrestrial product manager" in Southern California to lead its plans to beam Internet from the sky in future, a media report said.According to a job posting, the company is looking for a veteran engineer with experience...

06-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Google to roll out camera updates for Pixel 2 devices

In its bid to add new experiences to Pixel phones, Google on Tuesday announced that the "Pixel Visual Core" for Pixel 2 users -- a custom-designed co-processor for the device -- is now turned on and the update will be rolled out in the next few days.Using...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google India, NCERT bring 'Digital Citizenship' lessons to schools

Reiterating its commitment to make the web a safer place for everyone, Google India on Tuesday announced its collaboration with NCERT to integrate a course on "Digital Citizenship and Safety" in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum in schools.Students...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Venkaiah Naidu lauds Manushi Chillar for women's hygiene campaign

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday hailed the campaign being run by the Miss World Organisation for promoting women's hygiene through use of biodegradable sanitary napkins."It answers a big felt need of girls and women in India and elsewhere in the world,"...

05-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Hope to work for another two decades in industry : Kareena Kapoor Khan

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is looking her best self nowadays after shedding all the extra weight after the birth of her son Taimur, says her journey in the film industry has been enriching and she would like to work another two decades in Bollywood."It's...

05-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Tech platforms hijacking minds: Early Facebook, Google employees

In their race to monetise our attention, technology platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are hijacking our minds and society, says a group of technologists who were early employees at some of these companies.The cohort is creating a union...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google India launches campaign to protect data, devices

To create awareness around Internet safety, Google India on Monday launched a public initiative "#SecurityCheckKiya" to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal...

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