ACTIVITY

  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest Yesterday

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • Insurance company will offer you a discount if you let them track when you are having sex 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An American insurance company aims to offer its customers discounts and freebies who agree to wear an activity tracker that could, of course, monitor your sex activities! Traditionally insurance companies based their offerings on your medical history and age, among other factors. However, insurance company John Hancock has...
  • Self-driving cars can cause more motion sickness than conventional vehicles: Study 6 days ago

    Washington: Self-driving cars may make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they could also cause motion sickness in some people, according to a new study conducted in six countries, including India. Researchers asked more than 3,200 adults in the US and five other countries (India, China, Japan, Great...
  • Twitter updates trends to tell users why a topic is popular April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has updated its trends experience on its mobile apps that makes most talked about topics on the platform more informative and easier for the users to find. Under the update, any particular trend will have a description below it to add more to the hashtag and abbreviated...
  • HDFC Bank to focus on expanding business in Andhra Pradesh March 25, 2015

    Hyderabad: The HDFC Bank will focus on expanding its business in Andhra Pradesh, where hectic economic activity is likely with proposed new industries and building of a new state capital. The private bank will decide on the number of new branches depending on the pace of the economic activity in the...
  • Hyundai i20 Active review: It is one of the best 'cross' vehicles out there March 18, 2015

    Hyundai has jumped onto the 'cross style' of vehicles with the new i20 Active. The 'cross style' essentially are hatchbacks with beefed up bodywork and an elevated stance that makes them appear like SUVs while retaining their hatchback dimensions. The Hyundai i20 Active now joins the herd of the...
  • Hyundai i20 Active crossover launched in India at Rs 6.38 lakh onwards March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The i20 Active, a crossover-styled vehicle based on the Elite i20, has been launched in India at prices (ex-showroom Delhi) starting at Rs 6.38 lakh for the petrol variants and Rs 7.63 lakh for the diesel options. The i20 Active boasts a higher ground clearance, a more rugged...
  • Hyundai ix25 compact SUV expected to be launched in India around August-September March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Eyeing a sales milestone of 5 lakh units in the domestic market, Hyundai Motor India is gearing up for a full play in the fast emerging sports utility vehicle segment to add volumes. The company, which will launch the latest model i20 Active - a sports-styled version of its...
  • Photos: An early look at the upcoming Hyundai i20 Active March 14, 2015

    The Elite i20 has a new cousin - the i20 Active. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the i20 Active is a crossover based on the Elite i20 and so its natural rivals are other puffed-up hatchbacks like the Etios Cross, the Cross Polo and the Fiat Avventura. But...
  • Hyundai i20 Active to be launched in India on March 17 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Elite i20 based i20 Active is ready to hit the market on March 17, 2015. The test mules of the hatchback-derived crossover have been spotted testing around Hyundai's plant in Chennai for the past few months as the vehicle gets ready for its global debut. The Hyundai i20...
  • Judicial activism cannot enroach on democracy's other limbs: Chennai High Court March 6, 2015

    Chennai: Judicial activism cannot encroach on other limbs of democracy, the Madras High Court on Friday observed during the hearing of a petition seeking to restrain the Centre from forwarding to the President a list of nine names recommended by the high court collegium for appointment as judges. "It (judicial activism)...
  • Hyundai i20 Active: Hyundai to launch i20-based cross in India next month February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Korean auto major Hyundai will make the global debut of its new crossover model, i20 Active in India next month as part of its plans to bring new products to touch the 5 lakh sales milestone in the country. "Designed at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre Europe in Russelsheim, Germany,...
  • The upcoming i20 cross will be called the Hyundai i20 Active February 24, 2015

    Hyundai will launch the i20-based cross next month. However, ahead of its official launch, the car's name has been revealed. The Hyundai i20 Active was spied without any camouflage at a photoshoot. Other changes over the Hyundai Elite i20 include LED daytime running lamps, projector headlamps, grille which is an upside...
  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture January 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir: Army Chief January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday addressed a press conference in New Delhi. Talking to media persons the army chief hailed the force for tackling the terror activities in the country. "We have neutralised 110 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year," said the...
  • Living It Up: A balanced diet for an active life January 11, 2015

    In this episode of Living It Up, we tell you what to and how much to eat for and active life. ...
  • Tata Bolt to Hyundai Elite i20 Cross: Hatchbacks coming to India in 2015 January 7, 2015

    Besides being slotted as popular choices for first time car buyers, hatchbacks are a huge hit because of their compact dimensions and ease of driving. Not to mention the abundance of features that manufacturers are now offering with their cars. Key players as well as new ones in the market...
  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities December 27, 2014

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness December 22, 2014

    New York: Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today's devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates as well as steps. Fitness experts predict their popularity and usefulness will...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus December 16, 2014

    Beijing: Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index(PMI) fell to 49.5 in December...
  • J&K polls: Terror attack shocks Uri people, fear government will shift focus from development December 7, 2014

    Uri(Kashmir): "I used to travel to Karachi and Rawalpindi via Uri before 1947. Nothing has changed since then. Everything looks the same except the huge presence of army. It is a very underdeveloped area. No tourist visits this place" says an 85 years old taxi driver from Srinagar Gulam Mohammed....
  • Jihadi activities in Assam mainly in Barpeta district: Tarun Gogoi November 4, 2014

    Guwahati: Jihadi activities in Assam are mainly in Barpeta district, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday. "Jihadi activities are mainly in Barpeta district. Some people from there and Nalbari district have gone for training outside," Gogoi told reporters at a press meet. "The National Investigation Agency is investigating into it. The...
  • Factory activity expands at a modest pace in October: survey November 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian factory activity expanded at a modest pace in October, as stronger demand led manufacturers to add jobs for the first time in four months and allowed them to raise prices, a business survey showed on Monday. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), compiled by Markit, rose to 51.6...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case October 24, 2014

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • 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...