ENGINEERS

  • Family members of Tamil Nadu Agri engineer who committed suicide flee their house under political pressure Yesterday

    Chennai: The family of Tamil Nadu agriculture department engineer Muthukumarasamy who committed suicide last month allegedly under political pressure has fled from their house in Tirunelveli. APCV Shanmugam, Relative of Saraswathi, the wife of the engineer and congress leader said the family was facing threats from AIADMK functionaries and...
  • Mumbai: Fire at a commercial building in Andheri East, no casualties 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A commercial building at Andheri East in Mumbai caught fire on Wednesday leading to chaos in the area. The fire broke out around 9:45 am on the second floor of the building. No casualties have been reported so far. The fire has been brought under control. Four water tankers...
  • Major fire inside Parliament complex doused, Home Ministry seeks report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out inside Parliament complex in Central Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The blaze apparently erupted in an air-conditioning plant. Ten fire tenders battled the flames and brought the fire under control quickly. The blaze was brought under control and no casualties have been reported. The building,...
  • Kerala: Seeking gender equality, 250 girl students sit in protest against college March 19, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a unique protest in Kerala, a group of 250 girls held a sit in seeking gender equality. The girls from the College of Engineering in Thiruvanthapuram broke their 6.30 pm hostel curfew and protested in front of their college. The girls are seeking that that their hostel curfew...
  • Here's why diesel vehicles are more harmful March 16, 2015

    London: Researchers have shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines affects nerves within the lung. Identifying potential mechanisms linking exposure to diesel exhaust and the exacerbation of respiratory diseases may lead to treatments for those affected. "Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental...
  • Anna Atkins: Google doodles 216th birthday of English botanist, photography pioneer March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's latest doodle marks the birth anniversary of English botanist and photograpgher, Anna Atkin, who is credited with publishing a book illustrated with photographic images of plants and algae for botanical studies. Atkin used the cyanotype photographic process to create cyanotype photogram of algae. The cyanotype photogram was produced...
  • Facebook to buy and shut down shopping search engine TheFind March 14, 2015

    New York: Facebook says it is buying shopping search engine TheFind to help boost its advertising business. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the next few weeks. TheFind, which was founded in 2006, will shut down and some of its key employees will...
  • Google tweaks search results; allows company statements to top the list of news links March 12, 2015

    London: A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses. The measure may cost news publishers web traffic and risks misleading users, analysts said. A Google spokeswoman said that in September the...
  • Frequent use of smartphone's search engine function makes you a lazy thinker: Study March 8, 2015

    Toronto: Frequent smartphone use has turned us into lazy thinkers, researchers report, adding that the convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves. Smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions - frequently...
  • Kerala: Gender bias in engineering college, female students demand to extend curfew timing March 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The nation is debating about the mindset of men and how many think that women should not be out after dusk. Here is a group of female students from the prestigious College of Engineering Trivandrum, standing up for their rights and asking authorities to extent their curfew time in...
  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral March 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • The world's first 3D-printed jet engine unveiled February 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, Airbus Group NV, Raytheon Co and Safran SA in a development...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out at Ansal Plaza in Bhikaji Cama Place February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at Ansal Plaza building in Bhikaji Cama Place on Tuesday. According to the Fire Department, at the incident was reported at around 7 PM following which 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the...
  • Apple working on its own search engine; aims to take on Google: Report February 10, 2015

    London: There perhaps isn't anything that a Google search cannot find, but all of us who have only been 'googling' for information and knowledge may soon be "appleing" for them. The Daily Mail, in a report Monday, referred to an Apple job advertisement posted earlier this month, calling for a professional...
  • Google misses earnings targets again, frustrates investors January 30, 2015

    San Francisco: Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's...
  • Several feared trapped as three-storey building collapses in Delhi January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident on Wednesday, a three-storeyed building collapsed in the Gautampura area of Delhi. Several people are feared trapped in the building. Ten fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The incident took place around 3 am on Wednesday. ...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • 'Yahoo, Bing search crashed because of a bad code update by Microsoft' January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft search engines temporarily went dark on Friday after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back, a person briefed on the outages told Reuters. The outages were not caused by an outside attack, the person said, declining to be named...
  • Robin Williams' suicide most searched for on Google in 2014 December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams' death in August topped Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising search requests. It beat notable events such as the World Cup, the...
  • Sydney crisis: Infosys software engineer amongst hostages in Lindt cafe December 15, 2014

    Sydney: An Indian software professional is amongst several other people held hostage by an armed gunman in a cafe in downtown Sydney. A native of Andhra Pradesh, the engineer works with Infosys Australia. "One software engineer is among the hostages. He is an employee of Infosys Australia. Our consulate in Sydney...
  • Google to close engineering office in Russia: Report December 14, 2014

    Google has plans to shut down its engineering office in Russia amid a crackdown on internet freedoms and a law regarding data-handling practices, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal said that the internet search engine company might retain some employees to assist in sales, business partnerships, user support, marketing and...
  • China's Baidu to invest in taxi-hailing app Uber December 14, 2014

    Beijing: Search engine Baidu will invest in taxi-hailing app maker Uber Technologies, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, becoming the latest Chinese Internet firm to take an interest in the flourishing market for transportation apps. The size of Baidu's investment - and its valuation of Uber - are...
  • Facebook stops including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine December 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by...
  • Indian Navy engineer found dead on INS Godavari near Porbandar December 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 24-year-old Indian Navy engineer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself onboard the INS Godavari, a naval ship sailing near Porbandar coast, early Thursday morning, the police said. He has been identified by the police as Narottamsinh Tomar (24), a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, who served as...
  • UP government suspends ex-engineer Yadav Singh accused of amassing illegal wealth worth crores December 8, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh after an income tax raid on his residence unearthed crores in cash and jewellery. After the raids, Singh was relieved of his charge and attached to the personnel department. The state government had asked for a report...
  • IIT Bombay student Deepali Adhlakha bags Rs 1.4-crore pay package from Facebook December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: In one of the fattest pay package offered to any Indian Institute of Technology student ever in campus placements, Deepali Adhlakha, an IIT Bombay student has bagged a Rs 1.4 crore pay package from the social networking site Facebook. "This is a huge thing for me I am very...
  • I-T department ask for details of contract approved by Noida chief engineer December 1, 2014

    The Income Tax Department has sought details of projects approved by Yadav Singh. The I-T department may also open 13 bank accounts belonging to him. Authorities had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from his residence earlier this week. ...
  • Crorepati engineer: Time to unearth black money at home? December 1, 2014

    The Income Tax department has recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from the residence of tainted Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh. ...