ENGINE

  • Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets in US 3 days ago

    New York: An Indian engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology firms based in New Jersey here. Ketankumar Maniar, 38, a former New Jersey resident had previously pleaded guilty before US...
  • Right to be forgotten: Google receives over 1,000 requests a day October 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is being swamped with demands from Europeans trying to erase humiliating links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine. Nearly 145,000 requests have been made in the European Union and four other countries by people looking to polish their online reputations, according to numbers the...
  • Yahoo lays off hundreds of employees in India October 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo is reducing the size of its operations in Bangalore, India, the Internet company's largest engineering facility outside its California headquarters. The company said in a statement on Tuesday it was consolidating "certain teams into fewer offices" in Bangalore, but that it would continue to have a presence there. The...
  • Indian-origin engineer develops a mechanised human hand September 27, 2014

    New York: An Indian-origin engineer has developed a mechanised human hand to improve its function for those who have suffered nerve damage and have undergone surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted...
  • Engineering student raped by autorickshaw driver in Hyderabad September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: A 19-year-old engineering student was allegedly raped by an autorickshaw driver at an isolated area on city outskirts in adjoining Ranga Reddy district on Tuesday, police said. The offence occurred between 10.30 AM and 11 AM when the girl, a first year BTech student, who is known to autorickshaw driver...
  • Boodigo: Former Google employees launch a porn search engine September 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's not every day that a new search engine takes its place on the Internet, much less one specialising in pornography as is the case with Boodigo, a tool developed by former Google employees who plan to make it the portal for the adult entertainment industry on the...
  • ISRO wakes up Mars Orbiter, successfully test fires engine on the Mangalyaan September 22, 2014

    The Indian space research organisation has begun crucial operations to put the mars orbiter spacecraft into its final orbit around the red plane with it's first testing of engines a big success, giving us hopes of great glory. ...
  • 'On this auspicious day, register and block your examination date for CAT 2015': The funniest Engineer's Day jokes from Twitter September 16, 2014

    The jokes about engineers don't seem to reach an end. There have been countless memes on the life of an engineer. They usually have no money, always miss classes, usually fail a couple of papers every semester and the boys never get to meet anyone from the opposite sex. Needless...
  • Ever successfully tried turning a Samsung phone into an Apple device? 24 times engineers did things differently and left us speechless! September 15, 2014

    The life of an engineer is always a little different from the rest of us. Every other engineer you know has definitely flunked a paper every semester and has been disqualified to sit for an exam because of low attendance. However, none of these things have ever deterred them from...
  • First look: KTM RC 390, liquid cooled engine and single cylinder September 14, 2014

    The all new bike KTM RC 390 shares the same engine as The Duke 390. With liquid cooled engine and a single cylinder, this bike has a lot to offer. Costing Rs 2.05 lakh, the bike is a must for anyone who wants to master the art of bike riding. ...
  • Goa to replace 1000 kmlong pipeline to curb nonrevenue water September 13, 2014

    Panaji: Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline crisiscrossing 1000kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of nonrevenue water. State Public Works Department Ministe told reporters here that the central government has given in principle go ahead for...
  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 31 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the fiveTest series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • From swimming pools in Infosys to a driving range in TCS: 30 photos of the most extravagant corporate IT campuses in India August 26, 2014

    An engineering student's journey towards Infosys or TCS begins from the campus placement interviews. There are popular jokes and memes about most engineers eventually landing up at these two tech companies by default. But it's only when you enter these campuses that an engineering student realises all those sleepless nights...
  • Panama Canal celebrates 100 years August 16, 2014

    Panama City: Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal on Saturday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. The canal, an engineering masterwork that transformed global commerce, opened on August 15,...
  • MPATPI may move SC for extension of counselling date of private colleges August 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (MPATPI) may move the Supreme Court to seek extension of counselling date for admission to the state's private engineering colleges where a large number of seats are lying vacant. The MPATPI is considering moving the apex court as around 70,000 out of one...
  • Doubts raised over Duncan Fletcher as India coach August 11, 2014

    Manchester: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76yearold Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 19611975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday....
  • China's Baidu warned over porn content: Report August 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Chinese search engine giant Baidu has been told by authorities to clean up its content after pornographic files were found on its online storage service, the official Xinhua news service said late on Sunday. It said the instruction was given after Beijing's cultural administrative authorities confirmed public tipoffs that some...
  • Farokh Engineer slams India's embarrassing defeat at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76yearold Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 19611975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday. "India shot...
  • Shining Engineering Colleges of India: RNSIT, Bangalore is known for honing technical skills August 9, 2014

    In this episode of Shining Engineering Colleges of India, the spotlight is on RNSIT Bangalore. Established in 2001, this institute is known for the great faculty and cocurricular and recreational skills. It is striving towards excellence with ninety percent students placed successfully last year. ...
  • Google flexes its search muscle to push more websites to use encryption August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results. Websites that automatically encrypt their services will...
  • This painfully hilarious spoof of the film 'A Wednesday' is a battle cry for the lakhs of frustrated software engineers in India August 7, 2014

    "I am the one who fears eating out at expensive restaurants". "I am the one whose family members think I'm going to battle when I leave for work every morning. Who knows if he will return home on time?" Ashima Theatre Group brilliantly brings out the frustrations of a software engineer...
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was swept away by the Chenab river. Currently, the soldier is in the custody of the Pakistan Rangers. The soldier was on patrol when their boat engine failed. Three soldiers took the rescue boat, 1 was swept away. The BSF has sought a flag...
  • JadejaAnderson spat: Farokh Engineer blames Boon and ICC August 6, 2014

    Manchester: Farokh Engineer, former Indian wicketkeeper who played nine seasons for Lancashire, blamed the Internationl Cricket Council (ICC) and its match referee David Boon for the lingering JadejaAnderson controversy. Engineer, who still lives in this area, said, "I blame David Boon and the ICC" for allowing the JadejaAnderson spat to fester. The...
  • Shining Engineering Colleges of India: Mysore's VVCE is known for its state of art facilities August 3, 2014

    In this episode of Shining Engineering Colleges of India, the spotlight is on Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, located in the heart of Mysore city, 15 minutes from the scenic Mysore Palace. Established in 1997, the college offers not only state of art facilities for its students, but is well known...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • B Tech student arrested for raping, blackmailing 23yearold Facebook friend July 28, 2014

    An engineering student has been arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 23yearold woman software engineer by making an obscene video clip of her, police said. Rishabh Katodia (25), a civil engineering student who belongs to Bhavnagar in Gujarat, was arrested on Sunday after a written complaint was filed by the...
  • Shamli: 'Depressed' engineer kills father, sister after he fails to get a job July 24, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his father and sister at Shamli town in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. The accused Vikrant, a B Tech engineer was arrested on Wednesday evening after he confessed that he committed the crime under depression, Superintendent of Police A K Rai told reporters. The accused...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer July 23, 2014

    London: Former Indian wicketkeeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 10 lead in the fiveTest series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • '8 semesters. 40 subjects. One notebook': 25 reasons why engineers are the most awesome people you'll ever meet July 14, 2014

    If engineering was a religion it would be widely followed in India. If you aren't an engineer yourself, you will definitely have friends, siblings, or cousins who are either studying to be engineers or are well placed already. There have been stories of how there are no girls in engineering...