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  • Amazon slashes Fire Phone price; $200 model now available for 99 cents September 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone on Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost 99 cents when customers sign a twoyear contract with AT&T. That's...
  • Fire in Brazil shantytown leaves 2,500 homeless September 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown or favela in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze destroyed about 80 per cent of the rickety shacks making up Buraco Quente, a slum in southern Sao...
  • Ukraine, ProRussian rebels sign ceasefire deal September 5, 2014

    Minsk: ProRussian rebels say on their Twitter that they have signed a ceasefire deal with Ukraine that starts in less than two hours. The announcement on Friday comes as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, proRussian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were meeting in the Belarusian capital of...
  • TN: Government urged to provide firearm licences to Hindu outfit leaders September 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: Controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene's chief Pramod Muthalik on Wednesday said he would submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the need for providing licences for firerams for selfprotection for leaders of Hindu outfits considering increasing incidents of attacks on them. As providing police protection was...
  • Kolkata: Fire in Chatterjee International building near Park Street, no casualties September 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out on the 15th and 16th floor of the landmark Chatterjee International building near Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Ten to fifteen fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people. The fire reportedly took place due to a short circuit. Since...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram August 31, 2014

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • Manipur: 2 killed in police firing in Ukhrul during protest against imposition of Section 144 August 31, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were killed in the police firing on Sunday in Ukhrul district of Manipur during protest against imposition of Section 144 (CrPC) in the area. Twenty others have been injured. The incident occurred when they were participating in a rally organised by United Naga National Council (UNNC), a civil...
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice's first Firefox smartphone launched in India at Rs 2,299 August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1, in India. Priced at Rs 2,299, the new Spice device aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. Spice's dualSIM 2G handset features a 3.5inch touchscreen, 1...
  • Why visual search still doesn't quite work August 29, 2014

    New York: Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea but it doesn't quite work. Though many companies are trying...
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice's first Firefox smartphone coming to India today at Rs 2,299 August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice is all set to launch its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1, in India on Friday. Priced at Rs 2,299, the new Spice device aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. Spice's dualSIM 2G handset...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost August 27, 2014

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • Are readingcentric tablets really a better way to experience books? August 26, 2014

    New York: Ebook readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a readingcentric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. Amazon, meanwhile, has the Kindle Fire...
  • Delhi: After fire in CP, 10 shops gutted in Chandni Chowk fire August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The heat is taking its toll on Delhi. Shortly after a fire in a building in Connaught Place in central Delhi, another fire broke out in Chandni Chowk on a transformer, which ended up gutting 10 shops in the area. The incident happened in the Kinari Bazaar in Dariba...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead August 25, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • Chaos in Delhi's Connaught Place after massive fire breaks out in building August 25, 2014

    Delhi: Chaotic scenes were witnessed in Delhi's Connaught Place on Monday after fire broke out early in the morning in an NIIT centre. Fire intensified and spread to adjoining building, forcing Delhi Metro to shut Gate no 7 of the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station. Many other establishments in the...
  • George RR Martin to kill off more characters in 'Game of Thrones' sequels August 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fans of 'Game of Thrones' may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them, if needed. Martin, who has written book series 'Song of Ice and Fire' which the hit...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearingin ceremony....
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace August 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur City Palaca on Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the falsmes that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the incident....
  • Spice Fire One MiFX 1: Spice launches its first Firefox smartphone at Rs 2,299; to be available from August 29 August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Spice has launched its first Firefox OSpowered smartphone, Spice Fire One MiFX 1. Priced at Rs 2,299, the Spice device to be launched on August 29 aims to tap the vast majority of feature phone users who wish to switch to affordable smartphones. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured August 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • IndiGo flight catches fire while landing, at least 28 suffer injuries August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emergency alert was sounded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday evening after an IndiGo flight with 154 people on board caught fire during landing at the airport's Terminal 1. As many as 28 passenger suffered injuries in the fire. As the Airbus A320 aircraft operating Flight 6E176...
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in fire accident August 15, 2014

    A woman was killed and two others injured in a fire accident in Gopiganj area in Bhadohi, police said. Sonam Devi (25) caught fire while cooking food in Turantpur village late on Thursday evening, Station Officer (SO) Anjani Kumar Mishra said. In a bid to save Sonam, her husband Pradeep Seth and...
  • Bhopalbound Jet Airways flight aborted after fire alarm August 14, 2014

    A fire alarm in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Bhopal caused a scare as it was about to take off early on Thursday. No one among the 70 people on board were injured in the incident that took place around 0545 hrs, airport sources said. The ATR 72...
  • Jet Airways New DelhiBhopal flight aborted after fire alarm August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A fire alarm in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Bhopal caused a scare as it was about to take off early on Thursday. No one among over the 70 people on board was injured in the incident that took place around 0545 hrs, airport sources...
  • Jammu ceasefire violation: India and Pakistan exchange fire in Mendhar August 14, 2014

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, a day before Independence day, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire between 12:30 AM 2 AM in Mendhar. No injury was reported and further information awaited. This is the second incident of ceasefire violation that has been reported within a day. On Wednesday, Pakistani troops...
  • IndoPakistan trade has increased despite border tensions: study August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study compiled by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to the SAARC Chamber's research report, the two nations have been...
  • Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over firing along the LoC August 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest over "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops. Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) and issued a demarche over firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on August 1011,...
  • Israel says won't talk Gaza truce while under fire August 10, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel said on Sunday it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not return to Egyptianmediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinians kept up crossborder rocket and mortar fire. The head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo had said it would leave unless Israeli negotiators, who flew...