EVENTS

  • Earth smashed by 556 fiery asteroids in last 20 years November 18, 2014

    Washington: Over 556 small asteroids smashed into the Earth over the last 20 years, NASA researchers have found, suggesting that fiery space rocks are bombarding into the planet's atmosphere at a stunning rate. A map released by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Programme shows that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate...
  • PM Narendra Modi fever grips Sydney ahead of Indian diaspora event November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The Indian diaspora in Australia will seek to recreate the Madison Square Garden magic when they will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney in the country's largest indoor arena. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, will leave for Sydney...
  • TWTW: Australian Indian community plan rockstar welcome for PM Modi's visit November 9, 2014

    After the grand welcome arranged by the American Indian community to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last visit to the United States, the Australian Indian community is planning on a similar royal welcome. ...
  • Apple sends out invites for October 16 event, new iPads, Macs expected October 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to an October 16 event expected to spotlight updates to its line of iPad tablet computers. The gathering is set for an auditorium on Apple's main campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino and comes on the heels of a major launch...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft expected to give an early look at next Windows on September 30 September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for...
  • Apple introduces much awaited smartwatch, iPhone 6 September 10, 2014

    At Apple's Fall event, the biggest product announcement came last. Their longawaited, muchspeculatedabout smartwatch. The 'Apple watch' has interchangeable bands, touch features and a flexible retina display. The Apple watch wasn't the only device rolled out on Tuesday. Keeping with an industry trend of bigger phones, Apple introduced the larger...
  • iPhone 6 or iWatch: What does Apple have in store? September 9, 2014

    Tech giant Apple has announced a big launch for Tuesday. Speculation is rife that it could be the launch of iPhone 6 or even the iWatch? ...
  • Apple iPhone 6: The best of the leaked images September 9, 2014

    The first official look of the rumoured iPhone 6 is very likely happening tonight (India time), but a stream of leaked images leading up to Apple's September 9 event has already given the world a fair idea as to how the new bigger iPhone might look like. If rumours are...
  • Apple invites top fashion editors to its September 9 event; signals iWatch debut September 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch. Apple is forging closer ties to the fashion world as it plots its foray into the fertile...
  • Petition filed in SC challenging Bombay HC order on dahi handi events August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging Bombay High court's order on Dahi Handi celebrations, which had banned the participation of minors in the event. The high court had suggested that the height of human pyramids during Janmashtami festival be regulated. The pyramids formed to...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Modi proposes joint sporting events, common tourism packages June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan should have joint sporting events, joint studies of Himalayas and common tourism package programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. These were some of the proposals floated by Modi during his twoday visit here. "People say Himalayas divide, but I see it differently. I feel...
  • Motorola to launch its next smartphone in India on May 13 May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After LG, Motorola has also sent out press invitations to its event in May. The event will take place on May 13; it will be a global launch and the country has an event scheduled in New Delhi, India on the same day. The company says it will...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement March 5, 2014

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily was on Wednesday forced to cancel three events in his home state of Karnataka after the model code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule. Moily was to inaugurate the nation's first strategic oil storage at Mangalore, which was...
  • Nitin Gadkari, Raj Thackeray share same platform at MNS event February 22, 2014

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday praised former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for scripting "tremendous development" in Maharashtra during his stint as PWD minister in erstwhile NDA government. Gadkari on Staurday attended ground-breaking ceremony of the Goda Park project, which is said to be the dream project of Thackeray whose party...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to be launched on February 24 February 4, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co will unveil a new version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone this month, but expectations are low that features such as a bigger screen will lead to a sharp jump in sales given intensifying competition. Samsung sent out invitations on Tuesday for "Samsung unPacked 5" event on...
  • Starstruck UP government gives Madhuri Dixit's film a huge tax break January 9, 2014

    Lucknow: After announcing a tax break of Rs 1 crore for Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit's upcoming movie 'Dedh Ishqiya', the Uttar Pradesh government is now considering to wave off 25 pert cent entertainment tax for the film in the state. Unfazed by the slew of controversies surrounding the state government, Chief...
  • Somdev Devvarman moves to 2nd round of Australian ATP event Qualifiers January 4, 2014

    Sydney: Somdev Devvarman recovered from his shock Chennai Open defeat against littleknown compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan to edge past Belgium's Niel Desein in a tight opening round of the ATP Apia International Qualifiers on Saturday. India's top singles player, ranked 90th in the world, overcame the challenge of his 199thranked opponent 62,...
  • Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela was born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei on July 18, 1918 at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule. 1940 Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for...
  • Would love to be in a Hindi movie: Sharon Stone November 18, 2013

    Mumbai: American actressproducer Sharon Stone, currently in Mumbai for a fundraising event, says she would love to be in a Hindi movie. "I'd love to be in one of the Hindi movies and, of course, I have seen many films. The language is different, but I like it," Stone told reporters...
  • Victories for Sanam, DivijRaja; Myneni ousted November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian qualifier Sanam Singh brushed aside the challenge of Germany's Nils Langer even as Saketh Myneni failed to recreate the magic of last week as he bowed of the ATP Challenger event in Knoxville, USA. Sanam beat his rival 61, 64 to move to the singles prequarterfinals of the...
  • Meta live blog: Apple's iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 event October 22, 2013

    Apple is expected to round out its lineup of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads. The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodelled versions of Apple's standardsized iPad with a 10inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8inch...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today September 23, 2013

    New York: Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday.It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update to...
  • Apple's next big thing may be lower-priced iPhone 5C September 10, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin...
  • Live blog: Apple's iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C launch event September 10, 2013

    Apple is expected to introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone, as well as an upgrade to its current iPhone. The new phones, according to rumours and leaked images, are expected to be called the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The Apple iPhone 5C could bring one of the industry's...
  • Apple expected to launch iPhone 5S, lower-priced iPhone 5C today September 10, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin...
  • Sony Xperia Z1 surfaces with 5-inch full HD display, 20.7MP camera September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Sony has finally announced the launch of the much-anticipated Xperia Z1 smartphone. The phone has a 5-inch full HD display. It has Sony's G Lens with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. Running Android 4.2, the...
  • Apple schedules another event for September 11 in China: Reports September 4, 2013

    Beijing: Apple Inc has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on September 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The event would mark the first time that the company has held near-simultaneous briefings...
  • Apple's September 10 event invitation hints at new iPhone colours September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Apple has sent a colourful invitation for an event next week amid speculation that it may debut new colours for the latest iPhone. The invitation, emailed Tuesday, has a picture of the Apple logo surrounded by multi-coloured polka dots and the sentence: "This should brighten everyone's day." The iPhone...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...