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  • Centre challenges claims on flawed methodology in tiger census 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday challenged claims by sections of wildlife experts that it had used a flawed methodology for its latest tiger census and instead asserted that their study was a "theoretical iteration" on old data whose precision is "questionable". The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body...
  • Low self-esteem could kill your love life 2 days ago

    Toronto: If your partner is not engaging in an open and honest conversation about your relationship, it may not be because they do not care but rather because they feel insecure and are afraid of being hurt, finds a study. People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships...
  • Robotic ankles will soon have 'eyes' to see where they are going 2 days ago

    Washington: Researchers are developing an artificial vision system that can enable a robotic ankle to see where it is going to improve the wearer's gait. Mo Rastgaar, a Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype of the prosthetic ankle that can provide a range of...
  • Now, free legal advice, training at DU's legal aid clinics 2 days ago

    New Delhi: To extend free advice on questions of law and offer consultations on matters like property rights, Delhi University is hosting legal aid clinics which will not be restricted only to the varsity fraternity but open to all. The clinics, which will also impart para-legal training to DU students and...
  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns 4 days ago

    London: The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Nothing about influenza is predictable including where the next pandemic might emerge and which virus might be responsible," the United Nations health agency...
  • Samsung mass producing more efficient chip for smartphones 4 days ago

    Seoul: South Korean technology firm Samsung Electronics announced Thursday that it has begun mass production of a new flash memory chip for smartphones, offering greater speed and capacity than those currently available on the market. The new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) would be the industry's first 128GB chip, though other versions...
  • ICC World Cup: A heartbreak for Scotland as Afghans rejoice 5 days ago

    Heartbreak. It's a word loaded with so much, weighted with feelings of such deep-seated desolation and despair that it should have no place in a world of sport where grown men hurl balls and hit them while millions watch adoringly. It's a word that carries with it such a depth...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan in Wall Street Journal for somersault antics 5 days ago

    Dunedin: Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all. With a bandana and a war paint on...
  • ICC World Cup: I did my job, says Afghanistan hero Samiullah Shenwari 5 days ago

    Dunedin: Samiullah Shenwari insisted he'd simply "done my job" after his superb 96 set-up Afghanistan's first-ever World Cup win with a thrilling one-wicket victory over Scotland in Dunedin on Thursday. Afghanistan collapsed to 97 for seven in pursuit of a modest target of 211 and were all but out of this...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 17 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World Cup, Scotland...
  • Afghanistan, Scotland seek first World Cup win in Pool A clash 6 days ago

    Dunedin: Either Afghanistan or Scotland will post a first-ever win in a World Cup match when they meet in a Pool A match on Thursday at the University Oval, unless New Zealand's fickle weather intervenes. Afghanistan are playing in their first World Cup, Scotland in their third and for both a...
  • This armband sounds an alarm if you have fever February 23, 2015

    Tokyo: Researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm if you are running a high body temperature. The device developed at the University of Tokyo combines a flexible amorphous silicon solar panel, piezoelectric speaker, temperature sensor, and power supply circuit created with organic...
  • My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity: Amartya Sen February 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, a Modi critic, said that he had been denied a second term as the Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University. "As a citizen of India I have the right to vote for who I want and to criticise the government in power....
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Intense focus dulls Mahela Jayawardene's century rescue mission February 22, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lankan maestro Mahela Jayawardene said it took all his powers of concentration to produce his match-saving World Cup century against Afghanistan in Dunedin on Sunday. He was too focused to even acknowledge his 19th ODI hundred, and fourth in a World Cup, but said afterwards he ranked it with...
  • World Cup 2015: Lack of experience cost us, says Afghanistan's Samiullah Shenwari February 22, 2015

    Dunedin: Afghanistan believe a lack of experience cost them the chance of a major World Cup upset on Sunday when Sri Lanka escaped with a four-wicket win in their Pool A clash. A century by Mahela Jayawardene, who featured in a 126-run stand with Angelo Mathews, rescued Sri Lanka from a...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka must improve standards, says Angelo Mathews February 22, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted his side must raise their game if they are to win a second World Cup after surviving a scare against Afghanistan at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday. Mahela Jayawardene's 19th one-day century rescued the 1996 champions from a perilous 51 for four in...
  • ICC World Cup: Mahela Jayawardene leads Sri Lanka to nervy win against Afghanistan February 22, 2015

    Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis combined for a 58-run partnership to give Sri Lanka a nervous four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their World Cup Pool A match at University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday. The pair finished off what Mahela Jayawardene (100) and Angelo Mathews (44) had started after Sri Lanka...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 12, Pool A February 22, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Second-tier associate nation Afghanistan, looked extremely dangerous at times in their first-ever World Cup match on Wednesday, until Bangladesh exposed their inexperienced batting lineup to win by 105 runs. Playing XIs Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad...
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Sri Lanka to treat Afghanistan like Test nation in World Cup February 21, 2015

    Dunedin: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says his side will be treating World Cup newcomers Afghanistan like a Test-playing nation when they meet in their second Pool B match on Saturday. Sri Lanka have a lot more at stake when the teams take the field in Dunedin, having suffered a demoralizing...
  • Amartya Sen feel government doesn't want him to continue as Chancellor of Nalanda University February 21, 2015

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen decided not to continue as the Chancellor of Nalanda University as he feel that the government did not want him to stay. Sen said, "Strong rumours doing the round that Modi government did not want me to continue in Nalanda. I don't know if my criticism...
  • Exclusive: Criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity, says Amartya Sen February 20, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said that he withdrew candidature from Nalanda after reports that the Centre is not interested in giving him a second term. "My criticism of Modi should not impact my academic integrity," he said. ...
  • No attempt to curtail Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor: Centre February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has alleged that he had been asked to vacate the post of the Vice chancellor of Nalanda University, the Central government has rubbished his claims. "There is no attempt to curtail Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's tenure as Nalanda University Chancellor," the government...
  • Ray: A touchscreen 'super remote' that seeks to replace all your remotes February 20, 2015

    How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favourite show on DVR? The Ray Super Remote wants to declutter your coffee table and become the central nervous system of all of your home entertainment systems. The touch-screen device, released Tuesday, is designed to control TVs,...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Watch: Afghanistan's debut, Day 5 highlights, ICC World Cup February 19, 2015

    A World Cup debut for Afghanistan and top class all-round show by No. 1 ODI allrounder Shakib Al Hasan. Highlights from Day 5 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Watch: New Zealand get World Cup jitters, Day 4 Highlights February 18, 2015

    Scotland gave a scare to New Zealand who almost made a meal of a paltry target, winning by only 3 wickets in the end. Watch how Scots made a statement. ...