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Kashmir unrest: In Valley, a new health emergency called barricades

WHAT SHOULD have been a routine visit to hospital with his daughter-in-law, Haseena Bano, after she developed labour pain turned into a nightmare for Abdul Rahim Lone on August 21. There was no technician to conduct the sonography at the local hospital. Doctors told Lone the paramedic had not been able to come to work due to the ongoing curfew, Read More


India at Rio 2016 Olympics: Medals two; disappointments multiple

Jonathan Selvaraj shows how of the 85 in the Indian squad – excluding team events such as field hockey – only 13 could be reckoned to have matched a season’s best, qualifying mark or advanced past the first round of their event. ATHLETICS: Mohd Anas (400m) Qualification: 45.40s, At Rio: 45.95s. Jinson Johnson (800m) Qualification: 1:45:98s, At Rio: 1:47:27s. Recorded the Read More


Sucha Singh Chhotepur sacked as AAP’s Punjab convener over cash for tickets sting

Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur was sacked by the party Friday after a video surfaced allegedly showing him accept from an AAP volunteer cash in exchange for a party ticket. Chhotepur, at a press conference held on Friday, said that his friends had conspired against him and he has done nothing wrong. He rejected suggestions that he Read More


Temperatures dropped during March 2015 solar eclipse: Research

A study revealed that the temperature of the Earth dropped during the 2015 solar eclipse, Britain’s Met office has said. The Met Office on Monday said it was the first time that satellites had been used to monitor surface “skin” temperatures during a total solar eclipse, Xinhua news agency reported. The research showed the eclipse on March 20, 2015 resulted Read More


Mars had climate suitable for life billions of years ago

Now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, said researchers after analysing fossilised riverbeds discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface. The team from the University College London identified over 17,000 km of former river channels on a northern plain called Arabia Terra, providing further evidence of water once Read More


LG X cam with dual rear camera setup, launched in India at Rs 21,500

LG X cam smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 21,500 on the company’s official website. The phone features a dual rear camera setup fitted with a 120-degree wide angle lens. The phone features a 3D Arc glass design, and will be available in only one colour – Titan Silver. LG X cam has a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080 Read More


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with 4K recording launched at Rs 2,54,995

Canon has officially launched the EOS 5D Mark IV in India. The launch comes a day after its global announcement. The USP of EOS 5D Mark IV is its 4K recording, which makes it the first 5D range viable for a video professional. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV improves on the legacy of EOS 5D Mark III, and aligns itself Read More


Meet Octobot, a tiny octopus robot that’s a real softie, and cheap

The latest revolutionary robot isn’t the metallic, costly machine you’d expect: It’s squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that slithery creature to get through cracks and tight places, making it ideal as a rescue robot. A team at Harvard Read More


Apple iPhone 6 SE box spotted; is that it this year?

Is there an Apple iPhone 6 SE going to be announced at the big launch next month? Images of the upcoming iPhone’s box have been leaked and shows the ‘6 SE’ branding instead of the iPhone 7. If these images are to be trusted, this will be the third consecutive year when Apple’s flagship will carry the number six in its Read More


Micromax offers instant repair and replacement warranty with Canvas Unite 4 Plus

Micromax has introduced an on-Spot Service Promise with Instant Repair or Replacement for its latest flagship – Canvas Unite 4 Plus. The Canvas Unite 4 Plus is one of the company’s most popular smartphone in its ‘Unite’ series. Micromax has increased its focus on product quality and service experience, which the company claims has led to a 25 per cent Read More