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  • Will not allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits: NC 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Saturday said they will not let Jammu and Kashmir government to set up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits but would strive for return of the minority community to their native places in the Valley. "We are against separate clusters for Kashmiri Pandits. We welcome them (to...
  • Exercise financial prudence: Manohar Parrikar to Armed Forces April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday asked the Army, Air Force and the Navy to exercise "financial prudence" and optimise all available resources even as he reiterated his government's commitment to modernization of the Armed Forces. Manohar Parrikar, who had earlier asked the Indian Armed Forces to prioritise its...
  • Why Internet security conferences are the scariest events to attend April 23, 2015

    San Francisco: A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories of increasingly sophisticated hackers siphoning off valuable personal and corporate data. In the words of one expert, the bad guys are outmaneuvering those charged with keeping the...
  • Sushma Swaraj embarks on 5-day visit to Indonesia April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday embarked on a five-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference, which became the stepping stone for setting up the Non-Aligned Movement during cold war-era. She will also attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the...
  • Watch: The XI Metropolls conference in Hyderabad April 19, 2015

    The XI Metropolls conference in Hyderabad witnessed participation of more than 136 members from different cities of the world. The theme of the 4 day conference was 'Cities for All'. ...
  • BJP welcomes Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam's arrest, says won't compromise on national security April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday welcomed the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader and All India Hurriyat Conference hardliner Masarat Alam after the Jammu and Kashmir government bowed to Centre's pressure. Alam has been arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after he waved Pakistan flags to greet...
  • Kashmiri separatists are not Pakistanis, they are Indians, says PDP on Masarat Alam arrest April 17, 2015

    Srinagar: Rubbishing allegations that the Jammu and Kashmir government arrested separatist leader Masarat Alam following the Centre's pressure, Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed Para called the police action a procedural decision. "The action has not been taken due to any pressure. The government has acted as per the procedure. There...
  • Hurriyat attacks Omar Abdullah for proposing to convert LoC into border April 16, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Thursday hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for advocating conversion of Line of Control between India and Pakistan into a permanent border, saying he was running away from the historical and geographical reality of the issue. "Omar's statement on conversion of LoC into international...
  • After rally, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam booked under UAPA April 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday filed a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat for allegedly raising anti-national slogans during a rally in Srinagar. The cases were registered against Geelani, Bhat and Peer Saifullah under...
  • Apple bans selfie sticks: Any one found using one may be thrown out April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is making it absolutely clear that it will not tolerate any person attending its upcoming WWDC developers conference who gets into a selfie-clicking mode using a telescoping stick. The company has issued a attendance policy for its June event banning professional photography and GoPro wearable cameras. While it...
  • Action against those involved in attacks on Christians: Rajnath Singh April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take strictest possible action against those who indulge in violence against the Christian community, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi on Monday. The Home Minister conveyed this to a three-member Christian delegation, led by Albert D'Souza, Archbishop of Agra and Secretary General of the Catholic...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans March 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • WhatsApp and Messenger: Facebook explains how the two apps could coexist March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the biggest announcements made at the ongoing F8 - Facebook Developer Conference is the opening up of the company's Messenger app to outside developers. Facebook had spent $22 billion last year to buy WhatsApp, a competing mobile messaging service with more than 700 million users. Ever...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member March 25, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir Assembly witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed National Conference member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being "biased" and demanded action against him. Trouble started as soon as House met for the day with BJP and PDP members protesting against the...
  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government March 25, 2015

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • Abdul Basit looking forward to Modi's visit to Pakistan: Hurriyat Chairman March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday told the moderate separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference that Islamabad was waiting for a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wanted to move forward on all outstanding issues before it took place. This was conveyed to the Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq...
  • Hurriyat leaders arrive in Delhi to attend Pakistan Day function March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of attending the Pakistan Day function in New Delhi on Monday, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said the group wants to lend full support to the India- Pakistan dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir. The Mirwaiz, who arrived in the national capital on Sunday to...
  • Facebook likely to add third-party app support to its Messenger service March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook's Messenger is reportedly set to get third-party app support and thus have added features. The social networking giant is expected to announce the news at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco in the coming week. Sources have indicated that Facebook will be announcing about 20 third-party services...
  • Indian Christian identity questioned, says head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Recent attacks on churches and Christians have made many "feel that their Christian identity is being questioned", the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India on Saturday said, adding that it showed that not everybody had taken seriously the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to minorities. "There are...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • Kasab never asked for Biryani: 26/11 Mumbai attack prosecutor March 20, 2015

    Jaipur: 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab's demand for Mutton Biryani in jail was just a myth and was "concocted" to stop an "emotional wave" which was being created in favour of the militant, claimed Ujjwal Nikam, public prosecutor in the case. "Kasab never demanded Biryani and was never served...
  • Hurriyat team to attend Pakistan day function in New Delhi March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a high-level delegation of the amalgam to attend the Pakistan day function in New Delhi next week. "Mirwaiz will lead a high-level delegation to New Delhi to visit Pakistan High Commission on the invitation of Pakistan high commissioner to India on...
  • VEST: A special clothing that can let the deaf 'hear,' allow wearers feel what is happening online March 19, 2015

    Vancouver: Neuroscientist David Eagleman hopes that one day a special piece of clothing he has designed will let the deaf "hear" and allow wearers to sense what is happening online without looking at a computer. Eagleman's so-called VEST, whose name comes from the futuristic-sounding "variable extra-sensory transducer," is a sleeveless top...
  • Bill Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games March 19, 2015

    Vancouver: Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic. The Microsoft software mogul and philanthropist called for "germ games not war games" to train response forces and reveal holes in defences. "The Ebola epidemic...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday March 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of...
  • Rajnath Singh to attend international meet on terrorism in Jaipur March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend an international conference on counter terrorism in Jaipur on Thursday that will discuss issues like 'maritime terrorism and piracy' and chemical, biological and nuclear terrorism'. During the three day conference, beginning from Thursday, issues like 'illegal migration and border security', 'cyber space', 'social...
  • ICC Annual Conference to take place in Barbados March 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that its annual conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados from June 22 to June 26. "This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies and with delegates from over 50 ICC Members expected...
  • Airtel, Orange join hands for video conferencing business March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel's business-to-business service arm has partnered France-based Orange Business Services to allow their customers connect with each other for video conferencing facility. "Airtel Managed Video Conference customers will be able to collaborate with the Orange customers and vice-versa with an ease that is comparable to making...
  • Google launches new Interactive Events app for web, mobile to be used at its own events March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new app which is meant to be used at the company's own events. The Android app, Interactive Events, can be downloaded directly from Google Play Store. The new second-screen tool for web and mobile is said to have strategically rolled out prior to the...
  • Lalu Prasad defends daughter Misa Bharti, says newspapers constructed the Harvard University controversy March 10, 2015

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday evening defended his daughter Misa Bharti after Harvard University rubbished her claim of being a speaker at India Conference. The RJD chief said, "Misa had claimed that she was a guest at the India Conference organised by Harvard University but never...