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  • Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus more durable than Samsung Galaxy S5: Tests September 22, 2014

    New York: Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break...
  • Oh no precioussssss......! World's first person to buy the iPhone 6 drops it immediately on the pavement on live TV because his hands were shaking September 20, 2014

    Oh Jack. Jack Cooksey, the world's first buyer of the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, had a moment of personal hell when he dropped his precious purchase minutes after he held it in his hands, in front of live television, as waiting customers let out a massive groan. Cooksey, according to...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • Nigeria poverty level drops: Report July 23, 2014

    Lagos: Poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 percent to 33.1 percent in 2013, a latest World Bank report said on Tuesday. The decrease represents a dramatic drop from an estimated poverty rate of 62.2 percent recorded between 2009 and 2010 based on the Harmonised Nigeria Living Standard Statistics (HNLSS),...
  • Rupee drops 9 paise vs US dollar; logs worst monthly show since August June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday fell nine paise to end at 60.17 against the dollar, completing its worst monthly show since August and its first quarterly drop in three. Ignoring firm local equities, the rupee weakened following fresh dollar demand from importers. However, continued capital inflows and a weak dollar overseas...
  • British comic actor Rik Mayall dies aged 56 June 10, 2014

    London: Rik Mayall, the comic actor who pioneered a new wave of British television comedy in the 1980s, died on Monday, aged 56, his management company said. Famed for his anarchic comic style, Mayall cowrote and starred in the BBC sitcom "The Young Ones", played the corrupt but suave politician Alan...
  • Myanmar's matriculation pass percentage drops June 8, 2014

    Yangon : Myanmar's high school matriculation results for the academic year 201314 show a decline in the pass percentage as compared with the previous year's results, media reports said on Sunday. Out of a total of 541,946 students enlisted for the matriculation examination in March, only 171,647 students or 31.67 percent...
  • School dropout scenario in India 'extremely high': UNICEF March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The school dropout scenario in the country is "extremely high" as over 80 million children are not completing the full cycle of elementary education, while eight million are out of school over a period of years, according to UNICEF. "The dropout is much much higher with girls," UNICEF representative...
  • Maruti Suzuki sales down 4.4 per cent at 90,924 units in December January 1, 2014

    Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported 4.4 per cent decline in its total sales at 90,924 units in December 2013 as against 95,145 units in the same month previous year. Domestic sales during the month stood at 86,613 units, up 5.5 per cent from 82,073 units in December...
  • Wesley Sneijder left out of Dutch squad for friendly August 1, 2013

    The Hague: Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been left out of the preliminary Netherlands squad for the friendly against Portugal on August 14. Dutch coach Louis van Gaal named 26 players in his provisional squad for the match in Faro, Portugal, reports Xinhua. Among others, the regular big names like...
  • Would love to do the sequel of 'Man of Steel': Amy Adams June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Amy Adams not only connects with her character's determination in 'Man of Steel' but also feels blessed to have featured in the movie. She says she would be honoured to do its sequel if there'll be one. "I think that one of the things I have in common with...
  • Hayden surprised at Sehwag's exclusion from Indian team March 7, 2013

    India dropped out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag for the remainder of the Test series against Australia on Thursday. ...
  • US: Facebook fatigue sets in, 60 pc users take a break February 8, 2013

    While in India, the social networking site is still a hit, in the US nearly 60 percent of Facebook users are taking a break. ...
  • UP: Man commits suicide after dropping daughter December 5, 2012

    Banda: A man allegedly committed suicide after his infant daughter accidentally fell from his hands and died in Girwan area in Uttar Pradesh. Twenty fiveyearold Gorelal's twomonthold daughter Khushboo fell from his hands and died while he was playing with her in an inebriated state on Tuesday night, the police...
  • Trott shows lack of sportsman spirit November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England's Jonathan Trott displayed a distinct lack of sportsman spirit when he persisted with his appeal for a catch despite dropping the ball during the first day of the opening Test against India here on Thursday. Posttea, when India were at 259 for 3, Kohli, who was on four, went...
  • Apple India slashes iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 prices October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Preparing for the launch of the iPhone 5 in India, Apple has announced a cut in prices of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models. According to an Apple spokesperson, the iPhone 4S 16GB model is now available for Rs 41,400, a reduction of Rs 3,100 from its...
  • England had no choice than to axe KP: Hussain August 13, 2012

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain admits the English selectors had to drop Kevin Pietersen for the crucial final Test against South Africa even though they will be weaker in his absence. Pietersen has been axed following a dramatic week which included allegations that the controversial England batsman sent text messages...
  • Facebook customer satisfaction in US plummets July 22, 2012

    New York: Irked by changes to its user interface and privacy issues, customer satisfaction with social network site Facebook has suffered a major decline among US citizens this year, says a new report. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) "EBusiness Report" in collaboration with research firm Foresee, comes days before...
  • India, Denmark in diplomatic row over Kim Davy July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Denmark are involved in a diplomatic row over Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy's extradition. Source say the Indian government has issued a circular, restricting Danish diplomats from meeting government official in India. The move comes after Denmark authorities refused a request by the Central Bureau of...
  • India mobile handset revenues drop 5 per cent July 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Indian mobile handset market saw a drop of five per cent in revenues during 201112 to Rs 31,215 crore from Rs 33,031 crore a year ago, according to an annual survey. The survey by the journal Voice & Data attributes this drop to degrowth...
  • Now, dress code for parents dropping kids at schools July 6, 2012

    Bangalore: If you think only colleges and religious places have imposed dress code, here is some news. Schools in the city have begun to impose a dress code, not for students, but for parents who show up in night clothes to see off their wards. Blossoms School prohibits parents coming...
  • Bowlers set up win in Mumbai, praises Gayle May 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Despite having played a crucial part in his team's comprehensive ninewicket win with a blazing 82run knock, Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle credited his team's bowlers for setting up the victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL 5 on Wednesday. RCB pacer R Vinay Kumar bowled a devastating first...
  • Dropping Gayle proved costly: Harbhajan May 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh rued the reprieve given to Chris Gayle early in Royal Challengers Bangalore's run chase, which he felt cost his side their IPL 5 match on Wednesday as they lost by nine wickets for their fifth loss in the tournament. Gayle was dropped when he was...
  • Chennai airport relaxes '5 minute dropoff' rule April 25, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai airport administration has called for a partial rollback of the 'exitwithin5minutesorpayup' rule that was introduced along with the new parking system at the airport on April 1. This relaxation of the entryexit time to 10 minutes, especially during peak hours, has come after the AAI was flooded with...
  • Chennai airport relaxes 5 minute dropoff rule April 25, 2012

    CHENNAI: The Chennai airport administration has called for a partial rollback of the exitwithin5minutesorpayup rule that was introduced along with the new parking system at the airport on April 1. This relaxation of the entryexit time to 10 minutes, especially during peak hours, has come after the AAI was flooded...
  • Furious Lehmann slams Deccan fielding April 17, 2012

    Jaipur: Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann blasted the poor fielding effort from his boys which led to them not being able to defend as big a target as 197 against Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 5 match on Tuesday. Rajasthan pulled off a remarkable chase with five wickets and two...
  • Hayden lashes out at selectors over Ponting axe February 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden lashed out the national selectors for dropping Ricky Ponting from the oneday squad and termed their decision as "disgraceful". Ponting said on Tuesday he did not expect to play for Australia in the oneday format but would continue to play Test cricket. "It was disgraceful treatment...
  • Chandimal spills Kohli February 21, 2012

    Dinesh Chandimal gave India a dose of generosity himself by dropping Virat Kohli on 14. Kohli had already been dropped by Tillakaratne Dilshan, and got a second life in the 21st over when he pulled Thissara Perera out to deep midwicket. Kohli's authoritative shot flew out to Chandimal, who didn't have...
  • Rohit's butter fingers cost India February 19, 2012

    Zaheer Khan almost produced a breakthrough in the first over of the match but was not supported by his catcher at second slip. Off the second ball of Australia's innings, Zaheer found the outside edge of Matthew Wade's bat, which flew to the left of Sachin Tendulkar at first slip....
  • Haddin dropped due to poor form: CA February 17, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland confirmed that wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been dropped from the oneday side due to poor form. Sutherland also said that he was disappointed with the confusion surrounding Haddin's status, since the player was aware of the situation and has had regular dialogue with...