Engineers

  • Panama Canal celebrates 100 years 5 days ago

    Panama City: Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal on Saturday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. The canal, an engineering masterwork that transformed global commerce, opened on August 15,...
  • MPATPI may move SC for extension of counselling date of private colleges August 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (MPATPI) may move the Supreme Court to seek extension of counselling date for admission to the state's private engineering colleges where a large number of seats are lying vacant. The MPATPI is considering moving the apex court as around 70,000 out of one...
  • Doubts raised over Duncan Fletcher as India coach August 11, 2014

    Manchester: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday....
  • China's Baidu warned over porn content: Report August 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Chinese search engine giant Baidu has been told by authorities to clean up its content after pornographic files were found on its online storage service, the official Xinhua news service said late on Sunday. It said the instruction was given after Beijing's cultural administrative authorities confirmed public tip-offs that some...
  • Farokh Engineer slams India's embarrassing defeat at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday. "India shot...
  • Shining Engineering Colleges of India: RNSIT, Bangalore is known for honing technical skills August 9, 2014

    In this episode of Shining Engineering Colleges of India, the spotlight is on RNSIT Bangalore. Established in 2001, this institute is known for the great faculty and co-curricular and recreational skills. It is striving towards excellence with ninety percent students placed successfully last year. ...
  • Google flexes its search muscle to push more websites to use encryption August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results. Websites that automatically encrypt their services will...
  • This painfully hilarious spoof of the film 'A Wednesday' is a battle cry for the lakhs of frustrated software engineers in India August 7, 2014

    "I am the one who fears eating out at expensive restaurants". "I am the one whose family members think I'm going to battle when I leave for work every morning. Who knows if he will return home on time?" Ashima Theatre Group brilliantly brings out the frustrations of a software engineer...
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was swept away by the Chenab river. Currently, the soldier is in the custody of the Pakistan Rangers. The soldier was on patrol when their boat engine failed. Three soldiers took the rescue boat, 1 was swept away. The BSF has sought a flag...
  • Jadeja-Anderson spat: Farokh Engineer blames Boon and ICC August 6, 2014

    Manchester: Farokh Engineer, former Indian wicket-keeper who played nine seasons for Lancashire, blamed the Internationl Cricket Council (ICC) and its match referee David Boon for the lingering Jadeja-Anderson controversy. Engineer, who still lives in this area, said, "I blame David Boon and the ICC" for allowing the Jadeja-Anderson spat to fester. The...
  • Shining Engineering Colleges of India: Mysore's VVCE is known for its state of art facilities August 3, 2014

    In this episode of Shining Engineering Colleges of India, the spotlight is on Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, located in the heart of Mysore city, 15 minutes from the scenic Mysore Palace. Established in 1997, the college offers not only state of art facilities for its students, but is well known...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • B Tech student arrested for raping, blackmailing 23-year-old Facebook friend July 28, 2014

    An engineering student has been arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 23-year-old woman software engineer by making an obscene video clip of her, police said. Rishabh Katodia (25), a civil engineering student who belongs to Bhavnagar in Gujarat, was arrested on Sunday after a written complaint was filed by the...
  • Shamli: 'Depressed' engineer kills father, sister after he fails to get a job July 24, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his father and sister at Shamli town in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. The accused Vikrant, a B Tech engineer was arrested on Wednesday evening after he confessed that he committed the crime under depression, Superintendent of Police A K Rai told reporters. The accused...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer July 23, 2014

    London: Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • '8 semesters. 40 subjects. One notebook': 25 reasons why engineers are the most awesome people you'll ever meet July 14, 2014

    If engineering was a religion it would be widely followed in India. If you aren't an engineer yourself, you will definitely have friends, siblings, or cousins who are either studying to be engineers or are well placed already. There have been stories of how there are no girls in engineering...
  • Now, girls can pursue graduation for free July 13, 2014

    Girls doing graduation courses in government colleges will no longer have to pay their fees, Chhattisgarh government announced on Friday According to a report in Chattisgarh Khabar, the education for girls till class 12 has been free and with the new order, the education for their graduation will become free as...
  • Jammu: Two engineers washed away in Chenab river July 11, 2014

    Kishtwar: Two engineers were on Friday washed away in Chenab river in Kishtwar. Both the professionals are natives of Uttar Pradesh and were currently working on a power project. More information is awaited. ...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • 'Become an engineer, then decide what you want to do in life': 25 hilarious memes every Indian engineer identifies with July 3, 2014

    Studying in an engineering college is an experience of a lifetime. If you've opted for science in class 11, you've definitely taken engineering entrance exams and most of you have probably even made it to some engineering college or the other. Every engineer in India has gone through the torture...
  • Fire at building near Mumbai's busy CST railway station brought under control June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station here this evening but no casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said. The blaze started on the fifth floor of the new administrative building of the Central Railway at D N Road. Eight fire tenders...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Two more bodies found, five still missing June 26, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students from an engineering college in Hyderabad have been recovered since Wednesday, taking the total number of retrieved bodies to 19, police said on Thursday. Five students and a tour operator still remain untraced and the search continued for them in the river for the 18th...
  • 24-year-old engineer fed up of rampant corruption immolates himself June 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The rampant corruption in the flagship scheme of the previous UPA government MNREGA has claimed the life of a young engineer in Karnataka. Suresh, a 24-year-old civil engineer who was working with the MNREGA scheme has allegedly committed suicide by immolating himself. According to his father Mariswamy Shetty, Suresh...
  • Beas tragedy: Body identified as that of student June 23, 2014

    Mandi: A body, recovered from the Beas river, was identified as that of an engineering student from Hyderabad who was among 25 persons swept away in the river two weeks back. The bloated body which surfaced and was fished out on Sunday, was deformed and could not be identified on Sunday....
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in...
  • 2 engineers die in accident at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam's Vizag plant June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Two engineers of private contractor died in accident at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam's Vizag plant in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The company said that the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. More details are awaited. ...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • Delhi: 24-year-old techie attacked, critically injured June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old software engineer was allegedly attacked by a father-son duo, who live in his neighbourhood, with beer bottles, leaving him critically injured here this morning, police said. The incident took place in East Delhi's Geeta Colony area where the victim, identified as Lokesh, lived with his family....
  • Manali tragedy: Two more bodies recovered from Beas; 13 students still missing June 12, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of engineering students from Hyderabad were retrieved on Thursday from the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh as the search operations gained momentum with 15 Indian Navy divers helping out. The victims were identified as T Upendra and Gomoor Arvind Kumar by their parents, Superintendent of Police Mandi...
  • Manali tragedy: Families inconsolable as divers are yet to fish out bodies June 10, 2014

    With just five bodies retrieved so far, families are inconsolable. There are still many whose remains have not been found. Patience is running thin for family members. ...