• Nokia unveils new metal-body Lumia 925
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    Nokia unveils new metal-body Lumia 925

    The Lumia 925 comes packed with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.

  • Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 925
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    Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia Lumia 925

    Nokia Lumia smartphones are now available at significantly reduced prices. Lumia 920 is now available for Rs. 23,999 while Lumia 925 is now available for Rs.29,999.  Go through the features of both of these high-end camera phones.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 920
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 920

    Lumia 920 is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone based on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Prior to its launch in India it was surrounded by a lot of controversies related to a fake video about its camera's capabilities, and availability in oversee markets where it was unveiled in November.

  • Nokia Lumia 900: First Look
    Nokia Lumia 900: First Look

    Nokia finally launched its Lumia 900 in the Indian market for Rs 32,999, a spokesperson of the company confirmed this to The Mobile Indian. Nokia Lumia 900 is a non 4G version but will support download speeds up to 42 Mbps. However there is no network in India offering that kind of speed as the maximum speed available here in the country is just 21 Mbps.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 820
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 820

    In January 2013, with much fanfare Nokia launched in India the new Lumia smartphones running Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The new Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 smartphones with Windows Phone 8 are being offered in fancy colours for the Indian crowd.

  • Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 800
    Mobile Review: Nokia Lumia 800

    Nokia came out with its Lumia series of devices some time back. There are currently two Lumia handsets in India as on Feb 2012. These are the pocket friendly Nokia Lumia 710 and the stylish Lumia 800.

  • Nokia Lumia 720: First look
    Nokia Lumia 720: First look

    Nokia's cheaper Windows Phone 8 variant, Lumia 720, offers impressive looks and features that can put even expensive phones to shame.

  • Nokia Lumia 710
    Nokia Lumia 710

    The Lumia 710 sports a 3.7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display screen and was initially priced at Rs 20,000. Now available at Rs. 15,500.

  • Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 620
    Mobile review: Nokia Lumia 620

    Nokia's Lumia 620 can be called a significant improvement over the Lumia 610, which appeared to be a rushed job. In terms of design, both smartphones are quite distinct, but the capacitive Windows buttons is what connects them.

  • Nokia Lumia 620: First Look
    Nokia Lumia 620: First Look

    Nokia's Lumia 620 is now finally available in India for Rs 14,999. Few days back, few online retailers were taking preorders of the handset for Rs 15,1999 though.

  • Nokia Lumia 610: First look
    Nokia Lumia 610: First look

    Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone variant the Lumia 610 offers impressive looks and features though it competes with the Lumia 710.

  • Nokia Lumia 520: Hands on
    Nokia Lumia 520: Hands on

    Nokia's cheapest Windows Phone variant Lumia 520 is as good as it gets. Nokia 510 was the cheapest Windows 7.5 smartphone and now Nokia is back with an upgrade in the form of Nokia 520-by far the cheapest ever Windows Phone 8 based smartphone.

  • Nokia Lumia 510
    Nokia Lumia 510

    Nokia Lumia 510 packs an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor, 5 megapixel camera, mere 4 GB on-board storage and no micro SD card and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh.

  • This is how anorexic women resist tempting chocolate lava …

    Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed how people suffering from individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) are able to ignore that bite of tempting foods like chocolate lava cake. The research by Dr. Christina Wierenga, Dr. Walter Kaye, and colleagues sheds new light on the brain mechanisms that may contribute to the disturbed eating patterns of anorexia. They examined reward responding in relation to metabolic state (hungry or satiated) in 23 women recovered from AN and 17 healthy women without eating disorder histories (e.g., the comparison group). The recovered women also exhibited increased activation of cognitive control circuitry regardless of metabolic state.

  • BL3ND, Bassjackers to headline MTV Bloc Party

    Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Electronic dance music artists DJ BL3ND and Bassjackers will be headlining Karbonn Smart MTV Bloc Party, which will also feature a bevy of musicians here on April 11-12.

  • Oliver Platt to star with Naomi Watts in 'Shut In&# …

    Washington, March 19 (ANI): Oliver Platt along four others has been cast in Naomi Watts starrer upcoming project 'Shut In.'

  • Yu new smartphone will be seen running on Cyanogen Loll …

    New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Indian smartphone brand, Micromax and Yu have gone public with their intention to offer the latest features on its products. The brand which was reported to be working on new smartphone codenamed 'Project Caesar' will indeed come powered by Lollipop version of Cyanogen OS.

  • Scientists to explore huge Pacific underwater volcano

    Sydney, March 16 (IANS) A team of international scientists is setting out to explore a huge underwater volcano that has been producing tonnes of stone that has come ashore to the beaches of Australia and New Zealand. The volcano was discovered by an airline passenger, who reported seeing the lava flow from the air, and reported it to scientific authorities, Xinhua news agency reported. Vulcanologist Rebecca Carey from the University of Tasmania in Australia, one of the researchers from the five-nation team, will travel to the Kermadec arc, which is about 1,000 km north of New Zealand. Carey told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Monday that the eruption has produced about a cubic kilometre of pumice.

  • China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover unravels complex geological …

    Beijing, Mar. 13 (ANI): China's Yutu or Jade Rabbit Lunar rover has helped astronomers unravel the "complex" geological history of Moon. Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken by Yutu revealed at least nine subsurface layers beneath its landing site, indicating that multiple geologic processes have taken place there, the China Daily reported. Lead author Xiao Long, professor of the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, said that these layers to ancient lava flows and the weathering of rocks and boulders into regolith, or loose layers of dust, over the past 3.3 billion years or so. Yutu was part of China's Chang'e-3 moon mission, which delivered the rover and a stationary lander to the lunar surface on Dec. 14, 2013, marking the first moon landing since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 …

  • Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts

    Santiago, March 3 (IANS) The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, sending plumes of smoke and ash into the sky, and forcing officials to evacuate thousands of residents from nearby towns, Spanish news agency Efe reported. Evacuations were ordered in the cities of Pucon, Villarrica and Panguipulli, Interior Minister Rodrigo Peñailillo said. The volcano is experiencing a "weak and intermittent Strombolian eruption", the Chilean Geology and Mining Service, or Sernageomin, said.

  • Review – Dragonball: XenoVerse

    Review – Dragonball: XenoVerse

    Review – Dragonball: XenoVerse

    Annually, fans of the Dragon Ball universe have been treated to a fighting game featuring Goku and other well known characters. These iterations have ...

  • Japanese gamer uploads final boss fight footage for Tekken …

    Japanese gamer uploads final boss fight footage for Tekken …

    Japanese gamer uploads final boss fight footage for Tekken …

    Kazuya Mishima will be the final boss in Tekken 7 With Tekken 7 arcade cabinets releasing a few days ago in Japan, many Japanese gamers have now h ...

  • Mars hills may be hiding several hundred million-yr-old …

    Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new research has revealed that a complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars may be hiding large quantities of water-ice. Phlegra Montes stretches from the Elysium volcanic region at about 30 degree N and deep into the northern lowlands at about 50 degree N, and is a product of ancient tectonic forces. ESA's Mars Express imaged the portion of Phlegra Montes seen on 8 October 2014. It captures the southernmost tip of the range centred on 31degreeN / 160 degree E. Based on radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter combined with studies of the region's geology from other orbiters, scientists believe that extensive glaciers covered this region several hundred million years ago.

  • At least 12 dead in Vietnam industrial zone accident -  …

    HANOI (Reuters) - - At least 12 labourers were killed and more than 20 wounded on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed at a construction project in a coastal economic zone in central Vietnam, state media reported. The workers were sub-contractors for construction of a breakwater, led by Samsung C&T Corp <000830.KS>, a unit of South Korea's Samsung Group, at the Vung Ang economic zone in Ha Tinh province, the online newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) said. Authorities are actively removing the rubble to rescue the trapped workers," Pham Tran De, deputy head of the zone’s management board told online newspaper VnExpress. The incident was the latest setback for the Vung Ang economic zone, which was hit by rioting and arson attacks on facilities employing Chinese workers last year, as anti-China …

  • Samsung's Flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Released, Pre-book …

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Mar.25 (ANI): Samsung's flagship models Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have finally been released by the Korean smartphone maker. The launch prices of Galaxy S6 variants are priced at Rs. 49,900 for 32 GB, Rs. 55,900 for 64 GB and Rs. 61,900 for 128 GB. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants of Galaxy S6 Edge have been priced at Rs. 58,900, 64,900 and 70,900, respectively. With the new models, Samsung has taken a giant leap and spruced up the user experience by a huge margin.

  • Taiwan-based HTC gets new CEO

    Taipei, Mar. 23 (ANI): Taiwan-based electronic company HTC has announced that its Chairperson Cher Wang will replace Peter Chou as its chief executive officer.

  • 40 percent of adult iPhone users in US interested in buying …

    Johannesburg, Mar 20 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that about 40 percent of adult Apple iPhone users in the United States are interested in purchasing the company's new Apple Watch. It is Apple's first major new product in five years. Owners of the iPhone are a particularly important market for Apple as it launches the new watch, which goes on sale on April 24. Because the watch needs an iPhone to work fully, analysts have revealed that the most likely pool of initial buyers would already own an Apple smartphone, News24 reported.

  • Basketball - Jefferson stretches team patience to breaking …

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - Some basketball players sing along to the national anthem in South Korea, others stand in stony-faced silence, trying keep emotions in check. Changwon LG's U.S. import Davon Jefferson chose to stretch and limber up. Jefferson was kicked to the curb by the Korean Basketball League team on Friday after the 6 foot 5 inch (1.99m) American sparked a backlash from fans in the build-up to Wednesday's KBL playoff game against Ulsan Mobis Phoebus. "The fans are the most important people to the team," an LG official told Reuters on Friday, "And when the fans turned their backs on Jefferson, the team chose to kick him out." The American had appeared at a news conference on Thursday trying to limit the damage.

  • LG to launch G Flex in India this month

    New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): South Korean conglomerate LG will launch the curvy G Flex 2 priced at Rs 55,000 in India, and it will be available to customers later this month.

  • Four charged over terror attack on Kenya quarry

    Nairobi, March 18 (IANS) A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged four suspects with the murder of 36 people at a quarry in the northern border town of Mandera last December. The suspects, a Kenyan and three Somalis, however denied the murder charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Enock Cherono in Nairobi, Xinhua reported. The court heard that the accused -- Abubakar Salim Kitonga, Maslah Daud Hassan, Musa Daud Hassan, Shukri Abdi Salat -- jointly with others, who were not before the court, carried out the terror attack, which resulted in the death of 36 people on December 2, 2014.

  • China's Lenovo, Xiaomi to work on Windows phones

    Beijing, March 18 (IANS) Microsoft said on Wednesday that it will partner Lenovo and Xiaomi to develop smart devices that runs the latest version of its Windows operating system. The US multinational announced an initiative to deepen cooperation with China's leading hardware and software makers to promote Windows 10 on computers, tablets and smartphones, during a two-day conference in the southern city of Shenzhen, Xinhua news agency reported. Windows 10 is slated for launch sometime this summer. Lenovo, one of China's largest smartphone makers and the parent company of Motorola Mobility, will launch Windows-based smartphones this summer, Tong Fuyao, general manager of Lenovo China, said.

  • Now, swap your Android phone for an iPhone and get paid

    London, March 17 (IANS) Are you an Android user and fancy owning an iPhone 6? You could have an added incentive to do so, if Apple extends its trade-in programme to accept rival smartphones, according to media reports on Tuesday. The company is planning to offer in-store credit for Android users turning in their old smartphones, the Daily Mirror said. At present, anyone looking to upgrade to a new iPhone can put older Apple devices towards the cost of the purchase.

  • Blackberry has unveiled a new tablet with Secusmart

    London, Mar. 17 (ANI): German company Secusmart GmbH, a Blackberry-owned company, has unveiled a new tablet in collaboration with Samsung and IBM. The Secutablet is based on the Samsung Galaxy 10.5 and runs on Samsung hardware. The Secutablet is compatible with Blackberry 10 and is currently undergoing security certification at the German Federal Office for Information Security. The BBC quoted Dr Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH, as saying, "Security is ingrained in every part of Blackberry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions." Quelle was also quoted as saying, that "the Secutablet is designed to play into Blackberry's core focus of high grade security." Quelle pointed that Secutablet is aimed at businesses and sectors where security is paramoun …

  • Gallagher brothers patch up

    Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS) Musician Liam Gallagher appears to have patched up his relationship with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher after attending one of his 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' gigs. The brothers, who famously fell out when Noel quit the band following a fight before a Paris gig in 2009, appear to have finally patched up their relationship after Liam went to see his sibling play with his new band on tour, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Liam took to micro-blogging website Twitter on Saturday to post a photograph of his Access All Areas pass to the concert. He captioned the photograph: "Keeping it in the family...LG x (sic)" Although it is unclear which High Flying Birds gig Liam went to, Noel and his band were performing in Milan on Saturday night.

  • Oasis' Liam Gallagher hints long-standing feud with …

    London, Mar 15 (ANI): The feud of Oasis members and brothers Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher have finally ended after Liam decided to see Noel play with his new band on tour.

  • IKEA unveils phone charging furniture

    Washington ,Mar. 13 (ANI): Swedish furniture giant IKEA has introduced a line of phone-charging furniture this week. Thrivewire.com quoted Jeanette Skjelmose, Ikea corporate manager, as saying, "Through research and home visits, we know that people hate cable mess. Our new innovative solutions, which integrate wireless charging into home furnishings, will make life at home simpler." Ikea will be using Qi wireless technology. These wireless phone charging stations will be integrated into pieces such as nightstands, tables, desks and lamps.

  • Andy Samberg promises 'wild ride' as 2015 Primetime …

    Washington, March 13 (ANI): Andy Samberg is set to host this year's 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.

  • Here's how you can rent Apple's smartwatch for 50 …

    Washington, March 12 (ANI): If you are in San Francisco and wary of shelling out 350-10,000 dollars on Apple's smartwatch, then Lumoid will allow you to try it before you commit. The San Francisco-based startup has a home try-on program for other wearables too including, the Jawbone UP24 fitness tracker, Fitbit Surge, Samsung Gear Fit and the Pebble smartwatch.

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao come face-to-face to hype megafight

    Mayweather-Pacquiao come face-to-face to hype megafight

    Mayweather-Pacquiao come face-to-face to hype megafight

    By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After five years of bickering, posturing, and false alarms, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao stood face-to-face on Wednesday to mark the official countdown to one of boxing's most anticipated fights. He was followed by Mayweather, who was in a light suit with no tie and walked in to Queen's "We Will Rock You." The two men then stood face-to-face and side-to-side, as a roar of camera shutters tracked their every move, before sitting with their respective camps in the only news conference they will hold to hype their May 2 fight. "This is a fight that the world can't miss," Mayweather said from his podium. "I'm in the gym working right now, ... pushing myself to the limit because I never wanted to win a fight so bad in my life." The fight …

  • Real face of 'insecure, ambitious' Kejriwal exposed: …

    New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Wednesday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's real face has been exposed following the allegations of horse-trading against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and alleged that the latter is an extremely insecure, power hungry and ambitious man. "If you remember in a letter was written to the LG, Asif Mohammad Khan even said that Manish Sisodia tried to talk to me and he met me.

  • Google rolls out 5.1 update to Android Lollipop

    London, March 10 (ANI): Google is reportedly rolling out its first major update to Android 5.0 Lollipop to supported devices including Motorola's Nexus 6 and HTC's Nexus 9, a report said. Google said in a blog post that the update version 5.1 will improve stability and performance and offer a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones, reported The Verge. The Device Protection feature is Google's answer to Apple's Activation Lock and works on the same anti-theft idea. The feature will keep your stolen device locked unless you sign in with your Google account, even if someone resets your device to factory settings.

  • MH370 probe reveals sleeping ATC controller

    Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) A report of the probe into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing last year revealed that the assigned air traffic controller (ATC) on the day of the incident was asleep when a call was made some four hours after the aircraft went missing. Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board. The team suggested that the supervising controller at the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control Centre (KLATCC) was asleep when a call was made four hours after MH370 disappeared. In the transcript released on Sunday, a presumably senior Malaysia Airlines staffer at MAS Operations asked the KLATCC controller if there was a positive handover by MH370 to Ho Chi Minh City air traffic …

  • Here are the nominees for 2015 MTV Movie Awards

    London, Mar 5 (ANI): This year's MTV Movie Awards are right around the corner, and the nomination list for all the categories is out now.

  • UNICEF continues to offer vital aid to children in Yeme …

    United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF) pledged to continue its aid efforts to help children in Yemen, which was engulfed in fierce fighting over the past days. "Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners," said a statement issued on Saturday here by the UN agency, Xinhua reported. "UNICEF and partners are providing water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as well as supporting mobile health clinics for more than 600 families who have arrived in Harad from the north," the statement said. UNICEF and partners also continue to provide …

  • India's army chief calls for better UN consultation …

    United Nations, March 28 (IANS) Representing the largest contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Operations, India's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has called for better consultations with troop-contributing countries in deciding mandates for the operations. Addressing the first UN Chiefs of Defence Conference here Friday, Suhag reiterated India's concerns over the inadequacy of consultations with countries deploying their forces in UN operations. In the past India has repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that the Security Council in practice ignores the UN Charter requirement for nations contributing troops "to participate in the decisions" of the Council on their deployment. Reiterating the nation's commitment to the world body's peace efforts, Suhag referred to India having …

  • Ekta Kapoor changes show title for 'spiritual reaso …

    Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) TV tsarina Ekta Kapoor is said to have added the tagline "Yeh Kaisa Anurodh" to the title of her soap opera "Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyar" due to spiritual and numerological reasons. According to a source, Ekta visited Amritsar earlier this month to seek blessings in the city of the Golden Temple, and when she came back, she decided to add "Yeh Kaisa Anurodh" to the Sony Entertainment Television show. The tagline is also said to be added keeping in mind the upcoming track of the show, which stars actors Ronit Roy and Pallavi Kulkarni as an estranged couple. -*- Meghna Naidu to play Ronit Roy's wife Actress Meghna Naidu will be doing a cameo in the upcoming episode of popular courtroom drama series "Adaalat".

  • IAS officer DK Ravi made 3 not 44 calls to batchmate

    The counsel for Ravi’s batchmate, woman IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri, has refuted the claims of the Karnataka government and the CID, which tried to ‘link’ her with Ravi after the latter’s death.

  • 'Broken Horses' game to be unveiled in Los Ange …

    Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood movie "Broken Horses" will not just have a novel version, but a mobile and computer game as well. The game will be launched in Los Angeles around the film's release on April 10. The recently released trailer of "Broken Horses", launched by Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, is creating buzz globally for movie-goers. Set in the shadows of US-Mexico border gang wars, "Broken Horses" is a thriller about bonds of brotherhood, laws of loyalty and futility of violence.

  • Protests continue a week after woman lynched in Afghan  …

    Protests continue a week after woman lynched in Afghan  …

    Protests continue a week after woman lynched in Afghan  …

    Mobile phone footage shows the woman, named Farkhunda, was beaten and set on fire by as police looked on, close to the presidential palace and foreign embassies in Kabul.

  • Afghan students hold candlelight vigil after Kabul woman …

    By Neelapu Shanti New Delhi, Mar. 26 (ANI): Afghan students in the national capital held a candlelight vigil to protest against the lynching of a Kabul woman, who fell prey to false implications of blasphemy. Marjana, who is studying in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, stated that 80 percent of the women in Afghanistan live in a 'deplorable' situation, urging the government in Kabul and the international community to take necessary step to reach out to them. "We have come together in condolence to the woman and her family, as well as the thirteen travellers, who were killed by terrorists on the way from Ghazni to Kabul. We also want justice for the 31 people who were kidnapped by the ISIS in Afghanistan," she said.

  • Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool

    New York, March 26 (IANS) Facebook has launched a new analytics tool designed to let mobile developers track user-behaviour in their apps. The analytics tool also lets developers learn about the people who click on app advertisements on Facebook. Other analytics points may be available from Facebook's vast store of personally identifiable information.

  • Enhance mobile battery life with system settings

    London, March 26 (IANS) Always have to carry your smartphone charger with you? You can save a lot of battery life by just tinkering with your device's settings.

  • Archeologists unearth Maya 'melting pot'

    New York, March 26 (IANS) Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilisation's transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life. Previous research believes that sedentary and mobile groups co-existed in various parts of the world but most people thought the sedentary and mobile communities were separate even though they were in relatively close areas. "Our study presents the first relatively concrete evidence that mobile and sedentary people came together to build a ceremonial centre," said the University of Arizona archaeologist Takeshi InomataWith colleague Daniela Triadan, the team's excavations of the ancient Maya lowlands site of Ceibal suggest that as the society transitioned from a heavy reliance on foraging …

  • Police bust betting racket in Kolkata

    Kolkata, Mar. 26 (ANI): Police in Kolkata have busted a cricket betting racket and arrested six people besides recovering over Rs 35 lakh cash. Special police teams were sent to conduct raids following a tip-off. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kankar Prasad Barui, said Sanjay Bagaria, the prime accused in the cricket betting racket was caught red-handed on Wednesday.

  • Israeli president assigns Netanyahu to form next govern …

    Jerusalem, March 26 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has announced that he is formally tasking incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the role of forming the upcoming government, following last week's elections. Rivlin, who received the official results of last Tuesday's elections from the head of the Central Elections Committee Justice Salim Jubran earlier on Wednesday, told reporters in his Jerusalem chambers that the people of Israel talked "loud and clear" in the elections, giving Netanyahu's right wing Likud party 30 out of 120 seats in the upcoming Knesset (parliament), Xinhua reported. "There are three critical tasks the upcoming government must handle," Rivlin said at a joint press conference with Netanyahu in Jerusalem. "Solidifying the close relationship we have …

  • Cabinet approves approach and key components of e-Krant …

    New Delhi, Mar. 25 (ANI): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for the approach and key components of e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. This is a follow up to the key decisions taken in the first meeting of the apex committee on the Digital India programme held in November 2014. This programme has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

  • Cricket-crazy Kolkata readies for India-Australia semis

    Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) As India take on Australia in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), the streets of Kolkata -- some 13,500 km away from the historic venue -- will remain deserted as fans stay glued to their TVs and smartphones to catch the action live. "I have office tomorrow, will be keeping track through live apps on my cell phone, like cricbuzz, hotstar etc," said Ratul Ganguly, a young professional from Baguihati. Pradip Dey, an employee of a market research firm, is keen to watch the match notwithstanding the work pressure. On the flipside, owing to the Class 12 board exams, educational institutions like National Gems Higher Secondary School, will refrain from screenings on the campus.

  • The girl who slayed Section 66A

    For Shreya, daughter of Supreme Court lawyer Manali Singhal and granddaughter of Delhi High Court judge Sunanda Bhandare, a long battle against the might of the state had just ended.

  • Afghan police official fired for mob-killing Facebook c …

    Afghan police official fired for mob-killing Facebook c …

    Afghan police official fired for mob-killing Facebook c …

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's interior ministry fired the spokesman for Kabul's police chief on Tuesday for Facebook comments that seemed to try to justify the mob killing of a 27-year-old woman falsely accused of burning a Koran. The woman, named Farkhunda, was killed and set on fire last week in front of police officers after she was accused of burning a Koran, Islam's holy book. Protesters in Kabul painted their faces red on Tuesday to represent Farkhunda's bloodied face as filmed by mobile phones as she was beaten to death. "We have come here to register a very deep sense of anger and frustration with the process of reform," said Afghanistan's former spy chief, Amrullah Saleh, who was at the protest.

  • Durex launches Connect app for couples to enjoy 'dedicated …

    Wellington, March 24 (ANI): Condom maker Durex has released a smartphone application Durex Connect that turns off the mobile phones of couples at agreed times ensuring that neither partner could break a promise of a "dedicated, tech free connection". According to Stuff.co.in, a research by Britain's Durham University and Durex earlier said that the best thing couples could do to boost their sex lives was to turn off their mobile phones. The Durex Connect app is available on Android operating system with a version for iPhones in the wings.

  • How 'mobile' Maya civilization settled down rev …

    Washington, Mar.24 (ANI): A new study has provided a deeper insight into how Maya civilization's mobile, hunter- gatherer lifestyle turned into a sedentary way of life. Led by University of Arizona archaeologists Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, the team's excavations of the ancient Maya lowlands site of Ceibal suggest that as the society transitioned from a heavy reliance on foraging to farming, mobile communities and settled groups co-existed and may have come together to collaborate on construction projects and participate in public ceremonies. Inomata and his colleagues theorize that groups with varying degrees of mobility came together to construct the buildings and to participate in public ceremonies over the next several hundred years.

  • SC strikes down sec 66A of IT Act, upholds freedom of s …

    The PIL against the draconian law was filed in 2012 after two girls in Thane were arrested for posting comments critical of the Mumbai bandh in the wake of the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

  • Now, app that will help food business operators understand …

    New Delhi, March 23 (ANI): Food business operators can now access all the latest updates and notifications regarding Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulations plus a self-inspection tool through Food Safety Mobile App. The application which is being introduced for the first time in India will help food business operators to understand, learn and implement the requirements listed under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The mobile application not only provides information on FSSAI compliance needs but also features food safety inspection for business. It helps the food business community, who are intending to operate with the agency's regulations with a traceability system at their premises.

  • Now, mobile users in Pakistan have to get their SIM cards …

    Islamabad, Mar. 23 (ANI): Pakistan has ordered mobile users to get their SIM cards verified through fingerprints. Pakistan is determined to prevent terrorists from using untraceable cell phone accounts to coordinate attacks like that in Peshawar. For this Pakistan in this process is eroding civil liberties of its people.

  • Cut your mobile phone bill with new-look SmartTalk app

    London, March 23 (IANS) If you have a landline phone, this app is just for you. Landline customers can make savings on their mobile phone bill with the new SmartTalk app. Launched by British telecommunications giant BT Group, the SmartTalk app allows customers to save money on their mobile phone bill by linking their home calling plan to their smartphones. The app is available for Android and Apple smartphones.

  • Karnataka CM gives in, agrees to CBI probe in DK Ravi's …

    Karnataka CM gives in, agrees to CBI probe in DK Ravi's …

    Karnataka CM gives in, agrees to CBI probe in DK Ravi's …

    IAS officer DK Ravi was found dead in his residence by his wife Kusuma and her father after he did not attend to her calls since noon.