ACTIVITY

  • Apple's Siri could crash your car October 8, 2014

    Washington: Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make...
  • Karnataka government threatens to ban Sri Rama Sene if indulges in illegal activities September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities. "We will ban Sri Rama Sene as it was done by the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa after police gave an adverse report about its activities,"...
  • Mining activities to be legitimate economic activity in Odisha May 12, 2014

    With a large number of mines remaining closed in Odisha due to lack of statutory clearances, both the state and the central governments on Monday resolved to make mining activities in Odisha a legitimate economic activity by complying with all such requirements. This was decided at a highlevel meeting presided over...
  • Sri Lanka arrests LTTE members for allegedly reviving terror activities April 10, 2014

    Over 60 LTTE cadres, including 10 women, have been arrested for trying to revive the banned terror group in Sri Lanka, police said on Thursday. "We arrested 65 of them over the last month. Five of them later came to be released due to lack of evidence," police spokesman and Superintendent...
  • Indian journalist beats Edward Snowden to win 2014 Google Digital Activism Award March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award. Choudhary conceptualised CGNet Swara (Voice of Chhattisgarh), a mobile-phone service that allows citizens to post and listen to local reports in their local language using basic mobile phones. Shubhranshu Choudhary is a Knight International Journalism Fellow...
  • Militant activity in Kashmir higher in 2014's start: Army February 22, 2014

    Militant activity in Jammu and Kashmir has been higher in the beginning of 2014 and 11 terrorists have been killed and 13 apprehended so far this year, the army said Srinagar on Saturday. Srinagar-based 15th Corps commander, Lt Gen Gurmit Singh said that last year the first terrorist was killed in April,...
  • Operations to start from Mumbai's T2 terminal on Feb 12 February 10, 2014

    Mumbai Airport on Monday said it is all geared up to commence international flight operations from the recently inaugurated T2 (Terminal 2) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport from Wednesday. The transition of all international flights from the existing terminal to the T2 will begin with the arrival of the Air...
  • Three Bihar Judicial officer face dismissal over 'immoral activities' February 10, 2014

    Three judicial officers of Bihar may lose their jobs with a full court of the Patna High Court recommending action against them for allegedly indulging in "immoral activities". When contacted, Registrar General of the Patna High Court Virendra Kumar confirmed that the meeting of the full court presided over by Chief...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen pays salary to active cadres: NIA December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen pays monthly salary to members associated with it and their "remuneration" has surged around five folds in 2011 compared to what was paid to them in 1990s, the NIA has said in its chargesheet filed before a Delhi court. In its chargesheet filed against Hizbul...
  • Bihar goverment attaches property of 21 Maoists December 3, 2013

    In a crackdown on Maoists, Bihar government has attached the property of 21 ultras, mostly in naxalaffected Aurangabad district, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. A total of 39 cases were prepared by the state police headquarters for seizure of properties under the Act, out of which state government's go ahead order...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of rise in Naxal activity after 'peaceful' polls November 29, 2013

    With the latest Maoist offensive claiming lives of four CRPF personnel in Bastar, Intelligence Bureau has alerted security forces, asking them to be extra cautious following inputs of major strikes in southern Chhattisgarh after 'peaceful' assembly election. Earlier this week, the state IB had intimated District Superintendents of Police and commandants...
  • 2 CRPF officers arrested for leaking information to Naxals November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Two officers in the CPRF camp have been arrested for having links to Naxals. Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Asstt Comdt, CRPF, 159 BN and Pradeep Yadav of Imamganj have been arrested for leaking secret operational details to Naxals. An FIR has been registered in Imamganj pilice station, Gaya Further details...
  • Nigeria: 40 confirmed dead in attacks on Borno state's villages November 4, 2013

    A total of 40 people have been confirmed dead in attacks by suspected Boko Haram fighters in two villages of Nigeria's Borno state, a government official said on Monday. In Gulumba Town of Borno state, 27 people were shot dead while 300 houses were set ablaze when insurgents attacked a village...
  • Nissan announces surprise launch of Rs 3.5 lakh Micra Active hatchback July 3, 2013

    Alongside the launch of its new and improved Micra series, including an automatic petrol version, Nissan today launched a 'sporty' Micra Active, starting at Rs 3.50 lakh. Based on the previous generation Micra, the Active series was launched with the aim of tapping a segment lower than the facelifted Micra...
  • Samsung unveils Androidbased Galaxy NX camera, dual OS tablet Ativ Q June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung announced the launch of a slew of Android and Windowspowered devices at Samsung Premiere 2013 in London. The device unveiled at the event include Samsung's Androidbased Galaxy NX camera that combines Android and interchangeable lens system, Ativ Q tablet that runs dual OS, and the world's thinnest...
  • Facebook reaches 1 million active advertisers June 19, 2013

    New York: Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it now has 1 million active advertisers globally who used the platform in the last 28 days, a milestone for the company that is seeking to revive its revenue growth. A vast majority of those advertisers are small business owners who have flocked to...
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with 16MP camera leaked; coming on June 20 June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: We have already seen three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Galaxy S4 nexus edition, Galaxy S4 mini, and Galaxy S4 Active, and if recent rumours are to be believed, the fourth variant dubbed "Galaxy S4 Zoom" will be unveiled at Samsung's June 20 event in London. Leaked...
  • US: Barack Obama defends telephone, internet snooping June 8, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday defended the newly revealed government surveillance programmes as a small price to pay for keeping America safe from terror attacks. Sweeping up Americans' telephone records and monitoring Internet activity from overseas are "modest encroachments on privacy" that can help US intelligence analysts disrupt terror...
  • Internet giants deny granting 'direct access' to servers June 8, 2013

    San Francisco: Major tech companies including Apple Inc, Google and Facebook Inc on Thursday said they do not provide any government agency with "direct access" to their servers, contradicting a Washington Post report that they have granted such access under a classified data collection program. The newspaper reported that the US...
  • US agents tapping servers of leading Internet companies: Report June 8, 2013

    Washington: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies, allowing investigators to examine emails, photos and other documents that can be used to track people and their contacts over time, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The highly classified...
  • US govt monitoring internet activity of many people worldwide: Reports June 7, 2013

    Details are now emerging that the US government allegedly has been monitoring internet activity of millions of people worldwide. The Washington Post and The Guardian are reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of nine leading Internet companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo,...
  • Galaxy S4 Active: Samsung announces waterproof Galaxy S4 variant June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Samsung has announced a new variant of its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4. Named Galaxy S4 Active, the new smartphone is a waterproof, dustproof Android smartphone. According to Samsung, the fully sealed design keeps dust particles out and protects against water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence...
  • Army is not a solution to combat Maoists: Amiya Samanta May 28, 2013

    What kind of organisation, equipment and strategic revamp is required for the state and Central police forces to effectively combat Maoist guerrilla tactics? Amiya Samanta, author and former IB director in West Bengal, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will a single command centre will help...
  • India raised PoK construction with China: Khurshid May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India had flagged its concerns about Chinese construction activity in Pakistanadministered Kashmir during talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in Delhi on Tuesday. "Chinese construction activity in PoK (Pakistanoccupied Kashmir) is a cause of concern for us. We raised...
  • India, Brazil help Facebook expand user base to 1.11 billion May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An expanding user count in India and Brazil helped the world's largest social networking site Facebook to increase its monthly active users (MAUs) to a whopping 1.11 billion in the first quarter of 2013. The ubiquitous social networking platform's MAUs rose by 23 per cent in JanuaryMarch...
  • Can quakes actually calm the Earth? April 21, 2013

    New York: The magnitude8.6 earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean in 2012 may have had a calming effect on the other quakes in the world, a new study has claimed. The powerful quake near Sumatra, Indonesia, seemed to have actually quietened the global earthquakes, according to two reports presented at...