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  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player November 23, 2014

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Selfie stick makes to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014 November 22, 2014

    Washington: The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014. "If 2013 was the year in which selfie became a buzzword, then 2014...
  • Amazon unveils $39 Fire TV Stick, challenging Google's Chromecast October 28, 2014

    New York: Amazon on Monday unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year. The plug-in Fire TV Stick, a device the size of a pack of gum, provides access to Amazon Instant Video as well as other services including...
  • 45 gelatine sticks seized in Namakkal June 9, 2014

    Namakkal: Fortyfive gelatine sticks and an equal number of detonators were seized and three persons arrested in this connection on Monday, police said. The arrest followed a complaint lodged by a village administrative officer that some boulders were being exploded in 'poramboke' land (government land). Police also seized a battery. ...
  • Three arrested for illegal sale and possession of explosives August 21, 2013

    The police arrested three people on Tuesday for illegal sale and possession of explosives as well as seized a huge quantity of explosives including 3,100 gelatin sticks, 3,500 electric detonators, besides seven bags of ammonium nitrate from them, the police said. The Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone Team) nabbed Rupani...
  • Hyderabad: Cache of gelatin sticks seized; one hurt in explosion June 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: One person was injured in a minor explosion of gelatin sticks at Raidurgam area in Hyderabad even as police seized a huge cache of explosive material stored illegally inside a makeshift office at a construction site in the locality today. The seizure comprised as many as 3,700 gelatin sticks meant...
  • Two killed, 14 injured in an explosion in Vikarabad town March 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: At least two persons were killed and 14 injured in an explosion at a house in Vikarabad town of neighbouring Ranga Reddy district on Friday night, police said. The incident occurred at around 8.30 pm in a residential complex at Vikrabad, resulting in the death of a woman identified as...
  • Hockey: Only a win over New Zealand will keep India alive March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: If India play anywhere close to how they did against Pakistan to chalk out a 3-1 win, there is no reason why they can't turn the tables on New Zealand on Thursday to climb further up the points table and stay alive at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The...
  • Smart stickers let you find things by phone February 28, 2013

    Barcelona: Jimmy Buchheim is behaving oddly. On the floor of the world's largest cellphone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, he's looking at the screen of his iPod Touch, taking a few steps, and then looking again. Now and then he backtracks or turns, and looks again. Slowly, he confines his...
  • WB: Class 8 student attacked with blades, sticks August 20, 2012

    Kolkata: In a suspected case of ragging, a class 8 student of a public school in West Bengal's West Midnapore district was allegedly attacked by his hostelmates for refusing to give them his food. The child said that he was tortured with blades and sticks and left bleeding naked on the...
  • London 2012 Hockey: 10 things you should know August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: On the fifth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google posted a new sportspecific doodle dedicated to hockey, that also happens to be India's National Game. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and London 2012 Hockey events that you should know: 1. The doodle features...
  • London 2012 Hockey: The sixth Olympics doodle August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: On the fifth day of the London 2012 Olympics, Google has posted a new doodle dedicated to hockey, that also happens to be India's National Game. The doodle features a female player, holding a hookshaped stick, playing on a hockey pitch. The doodle looks simple; neither the...
  • Mumbai: 1,000 protest against ACP Vasant Dhoble June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: In spite of the Mumbai police's persistent efforts to nip their protest movement in the bud, demonstrators persevered and pulled off a peaceful protest march on Sunday at Carter Road against ACP Vasant Dhoble. 1,000 protesters flocked to Carter Road and staged a protest for two hours. In addition...
  • Incense burning tied to asthma in some children December 9, 2010

    New York: Children from homes where incense is regularly burned have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a Taiwanese study suggesting that a particular genetic variation could also be involved. Incense has been used for millennia in many cultures' religious and spiritual ceremonies. In parts of Asia, people commonly...
  • Gangaur! It is a ladies night out with a difference April 27, 2008

    Jodhpur's unique celebration of Gangaur had the coy ladies rocking the streets, letting their hair down and getting even with men through the night. Every year in April, one night is reserved for the women in Jodhpur's walled city to put on the pancake, the fancy attires and assume roles...
  • Hockey sticks get condom coating, more power September 6, 2007

    New Delhi: A sports goods maker has developed a unique method of making hockey stickswith the help of condoms. Indian hockey stars are often seen using the Rakshak brand of hockey sticks, and its owner R K Sports has invented the idea of using condoms on the hook of the stick...