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  • Xiaomi launches Redmi 2A, Mi Smart Power Strip, Mi Smart Scale 13 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As a part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, Xiaomi has launched new products including an affordable variant of its low-cost Redmi 2, Mi Smart Scale, Mi Smart Power Strip, Mi Note (Pink Edition), and the Mi TV 2 55-Inch variant. The Redmi 2A is an even cheaper version of...
  • Germanwings co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies, says Prosecutors Yesterday

    Duesseldorf: The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said on Monday. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. "In...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: The new badshah of budget phones Yesterday

    One recurring problem with most budget phones is that they also look and feel like budget phones. This is where the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 stands out - the device doesn't reflect its price tag (Rs 6,999). The reason why Xiaomi might have been able to afford this premium feel...
  • Airbus A320 pilot heard screaming at co-pilot minutes before crash Yesterday

    A German newspaper published transcripts from crashed GermanWings plane's black box. The pilot is heard screaming at the co-pilot pleading with him to open the door minutes before the co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people on board. ...
  • Air India pilots voice concern over Airbus A320s after recent Germanwings plane crash Yesterday

    New Delhi: Voicing its concern over the 26-year-old fleet of Airbus A320s in the national carrier Air India, one of its pilots' union has sought grounding of these planes from aviation regulator DGCA. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which represents erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots in the now combined entity...
  • Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name': Report 3 days ago

    Duesseldorf (Germany): The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a media report. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told German newspaper Bild that when she...
  • Germanwings crash: Lufthansa offers financial assistance to families 3 days ago

    Berlin: Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said it is offering financial assistance of 50,000 euros to the relatives of the victims aboard flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The Germanwings Airbus A320 jet crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the French Alps, killing all 150 people...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded 4 days ago

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: Report 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job 4 days ago

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency 4 days ago

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule' 5 days ago

    Berlin: Germany's aviation association BDL has announced plans to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The announcement was made by the federation's chief Matthias von Randow, a BDL spokeswoman said. The new policy would require two...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit: Report 5 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes(France): The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the...
  • News 360: Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals, says CAG report 6 days ago

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Search teams probe wreckage of German Airbus in French Alps 6 days ago

    France: French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) Germanwings budget airline disintegrated after it...
  • Audi enters North East India, expects to sell 200 units in the first year 6 days ago

    Guwahati: The country's largest luxury carmaker Audi today entered the North Eastern market by opening its first dealership in Guwahati, which is expected to sell 150-200 units in the first year. "We enter a new place only when we see there is a market for us. We expect to sell a...
  • Bradley Cooper to make directorial debut with 'A Star Is Born' 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Bradley Cooper is in negotiations with Warner Bros to direct the third remake of the romantic drama film "A Star Is Born". Based on William Wellman's 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the project centers on a fading movie star who helps a young aspiring...
  • Why Germanwings flight might have crashed over the Alps 6 days ago

    New York: Airplanes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane that crashed on Tuesday in France was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew. The first clue about what could have happened will be the...
  • Germanwings forced to cancel flights after Airbus A320 crash 6 days ago

    Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he understood the crew members' sentiments. "One must not forget: many of our Germanwings crews have known...
  • Freedom of expression at risk: Who walk like Kings should know what kingship means 6 days ago

    (Gopalkrishna Gandhi is grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He is a retired bureaucrat, diplomat and a former Governor. He delivered the first BG Verghese memorial lecture) It is a great honour to be asked to give the lecture that stands in the memory of BG Verghese. I am delighted to offer...
  • Victory for free speech: Bollywood rejoices after scraping of 66A 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, many well known faces from Bollywood, including Gul Panag, Ayushmann Khurana, Konkana Sensharma, and Shekhar Kapur, welcomed the verdict. The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 6 days ago

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • CEO Dick Costolo says Twitter will defend users' voices; make it harder for abuse to take place 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On the day the Supreme Court quashed Information Technology Act's section 66A as violative of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo on Tuesday said here the platform will ensure that its users' "voices" are defended, even as it would make it harder for any...
  • German students, teachers weep for 16 classmates on doomed Airbus A320 6 days ago

    Haltern Am See, Germany: Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke down in tears once they realised that 16 classmates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings airplane that crashed in France on Tuesday on a flight to Duesseldorf. The 10th grade students from the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium...
  • Investigators seek clues into why German Airbus crashed killing all 150 on board 1 week ago

    Seyne-les-alpes, France: French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 school children returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline was obliterated when...
  • Kapil Sibal welcomes Supreme Court's judgement on Section 66A 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. former Union minister Kapil Sibal said, "Section 66A...
  • Supreme Court verdict on Section 66A brings relife to its victims 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Section 66A was mooted for peaceful India: Shashi Tharoor 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...