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  • China targets own operating system to take on likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft 2 days ago

    Shanghai: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber...
  • Microsoft may unveil Windows 9 on September 30 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft is ready to give the world a peep into its next operating system - the successor to Windows 8 at an event on September 30, The Verge reports. The upcoming update to the Windows operating system is codenamed 'Threshold' and it will be first rolled out to...
  • Researchers exploit OS weakness to hack into Gmail with 92 per cent success rate 5 days ago

    Washington: A team of US engineers has developed a method that allows them to successfully hack into apps including Gmail up to 92 per cent of the time. They have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal...
  • High alert sounded as swollen rivers pose threat to over 100 villages August 16, 2014

    Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said on Friday. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...
  • Naxal arrested in Kanker during searching operation August 13, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended a suspected Naxal from the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh during an operation. Officials said the incident occurred in the Ghumsimund forests of the district early on Wednesday when a patrol squad of forces led by paramilitary CRPF was out for an operation. "A Naxal commander Phool Singh...
  • 31 people stranded in heavy rains rescued in Tonk August 7, 2014

    At least 31 people were rescued after two vehicles got stuck in the knee-deep water following heavy downpour in Rajasthan's Tonk district. A truck carrying 25 people, mostly labourers, got stuck on a road in the low lying area of Gehlot ghat near Banas river in Tonk district, Additional SP Vineet...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • 3 school children killed, 15 injured as school bus overturns August 6, 2014

    Three school children, aged between six and twelve, were on Wednesday killed and 15 injured when their school bus turned turtle after being hit by a tanker, police said. The incident took place when the children were on their way to school, police said, adding, the injured were admitted to a...
  • Pune landslide: Many work selflessly to help in rescue operations August 5, 2014

    Ambegaon: It has been a mammoth rescue effort in Pune's Ambegaon after a massive landslide. There are many who have selflessly been involved in the operations for a week. Forty-year-old Dr Pramod Bankhale has been at Malin's primary healthcare centre since the deadly landslide almost a week ago. A private...
  • Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 92, hopes of survival fade August 3, 2014

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 92 on Sunday. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far, eight...
  • Tour operators fight before Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in Varanasi August 2, 2014

    A brawl broke out at a hotel in Varanasi on Saturday between tour operators from New Delhi and a local group in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The incident took place at Hotel Rivatas in the temple town over some concessions and other issues being demanded by...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 82, 8 rescued, nearly 100 still trapped August 2, 2014

    Pune: More than two days after a landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon taluka, the rescue operations are still on. The death toll has risen to 82 and more than 100 people are still feared trapped. So far, eight survivors have been pulled out. The National...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Pune landslide: Biggest challenge to remove mud to further rescue operations, say NDRF August 1, 2014

    National Disaster Relief Force personnel confessed on Thursday that the biggest challenge facing them is the removal of the slush and mud in the absence of sophisticated instrument. Talking to CNN-IBN, one official said that 30 per cent of the removal of slush has been done, and they will start...
  • Three Naxals carrying a reward of Rs 5,000 held during combing operation July 31, 2014

    Three Naxals, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 5000, were arrested in the insurgency-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh on as part of intensified combing operation by police in the wake of ongoing "Naxal week", a senior official said. "The three Jan Militia cadres of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) were apprehended...
  • Pune Landslide: Centre will provide whatever help is necesssary, says Javadekar July 30, 2014

    As relief operations are underway in Pune to rescue the 170 people trapped after heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in the area, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the first priority is to figure out if there any survivors and then rescue them. Javadekar said that the government will...
  • Pune: 18 killed, over 150 trapped in landslide at Ambegaon, rescue operations on July 31, 2014

    Pune: Eighteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. According to NDRF Control Room, 18 people have died and eight injured in the tragedy. The injured were pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil July 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster anti-Naxal ops July 30, 2014

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster anti-Naxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • Landslide in Pune's Ambegaon, 5 dead, 5 rescued, over 100 trapped July 30, 2014

    Pune: At least five people have been killed and five others have been rescued following a landslide in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune on Wednesday. State administration sources said that 40 houses with 150 to 200 people are believed to be trapped under the debris. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh pays homage to the martyrs of Kargil war July 25, 2014

    Drass: The Army commemorated the 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass in Kargil on Friday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war in a ceremony at the war memorial in Drass. He will also interact with the families of the martyred...
  • Army Chief to visit Drass to pay homage to the martyrs of Kargil war July 25, 2014

    Drass: India will pay homage to the martyrs of the Kargil War, as the Army celebrates 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass. Army Chief General Bikram Singh will be in Drass on Friday, a day ahead of the Vijay Divas to pay tribute to the martyrs of the...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes July 23, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Both juveniles convicted, sent to correction homes July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The two juveniles accused in photojournalist and telephone operator gangrape cases of Mumbai were on Tuesday convicted by a Mumbai court. The court sent both the convicts to Boston School in Nashik to learn good behaviour. "The two juveniles directed to be sent to Boston School in Nashik...
  • Israel briefly launches ground operation inside Gaza July 13, 2014

    Gaza: Widening its offensive, Israel has briefly launched a ground operation inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as its military jets pounded more than 200 targets over the last 24 hours in the bloodiest conflict since 2012 that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Four Israeli commandos from the elite Shayetet...