OPERA

  • 'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage October 25, 2014

    (Reuters) - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. "Shell Shock" debuted at La Monnaie opera house in...
  • Syrian refugees join Mozart opera to deliver message of peace October 7, 2014

    London: Appeals for peace in Syria are usually made by politicians and activists calling for ceasefires, negotiations and aid supplies. However, in southwest Germany dozens of Syrian refugees who have, for now, found safe haven after fleeing civil war in their homeland, are delivering a message of peace through opera. A special...
  • Opera Mini to become the default browser on Microsoft's lowcost phones August 21, 2014

    Oslo: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported secondquarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • Four scions to watch out for December 3, 2013

    Four scions are taking on new challenges and leaving a mark on their family businesses. They are Joyalukkas Executive Director John Paul Joy, Infosys Executive Assistant to Chairman Rohan Murty, Serum Institute of India Executive Director Adar Poonawalla and Soap Opera N More Founder Rishabh Mariwala. John Paul Joy Executive Director, Joyalukkas For...
  • Opera browser sees central role in Facebook-led Internet.org August 31, 2013

    Oslo: Norwegian Internet browser maker Opera Software expects its data-light mobile phone browser will play a central role in a Facebook-led project aimed at bringing Internet access to third-world consumers, Opera's CEO told Reuters. The project, called Internet.org, was launched last week by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who says he...
  • Opera for Android out of beta; stable version available on Google Play May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Opera for Android is out of beta and now available in the stable version on Google Play for Android users. Based on the Webkit engine, Opera for Android was unveiled at the MWC 2013 in Fenruary. Webkit is the same software rendering engine that powers Google's Chrome and...
  • Opera reportedly working on 'Ice' mobile browser January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: To compete on smartphones and tablets, Opera Software is reportedly working on a new browser dubbed "Ice". Opera is using the WebKit rendering engine which is the same browser engine that powers Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome for this new mobile browser. Pocketlint has posted a video...
  • HTC Opera UL could be the Facebook phone November 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Mark Zuckerberg's statement about Facebook not requiring a handset of its own, and relying on better integrating its software with other manufacturers instead gave the impression that a Facebook handset was not coming into being. A report by PocketLint now states that a very reliable source has informed it...
  • Facebook may pay over $1 bn to buy Opera May 30, 2012

    Oslo: Opera Software shares soared over 20 per cent on Tuesday on talks that Facebook was in discussion to buy the firm, while analysts said competition from Google and others could push the price tag of any deal over $1 billion. Shares of Oslolisted Opera, coveted for its advanced mobile phone...
  • 308 hrs of CCTV footage evidence in 13/7 blasts May 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Antiterrorism squad has submitted a chargesheet in the MCOCA court in the 13/7 blasts case. The 4788 page chargesheet includes testimonies of 641 witnesses. 19 of these witnesses identified the accused in an identification parade. The ATS has also submitted an unprecedented 308 hours of CCTV footage...
  • Google using Bob Moog doodle to promote Chrome May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: While you were busy creating new tunes with the Google doodle version of the Moog Synthesizer on your nonChrome Web browser a little link below the doodle may have missed your eye. It says "Upgrade to a modern browser and see what this doodle can really do" and...
  • Nadeem may turn approver in 13/7 blasts case March 22, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the four alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives, arrested in connection with the 13/7 triple blasts in Mumbai, is likely to turn approver in the case, ATS sources said on Thursday. "Nadeem Shaikh is likely to turn an approver in the blasts case," said an ATS official, on condition...
  • Google's leap day, Gioachino Rossini b'day doodle February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: For a day that comes rarely to the calendar, Google has doodled a rare twoinone doodle that commemorates not only the leap day but also the 220th birth anniversary of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Since the leap years and leap days are usually associated with frogs, the leaping...
  • 13/7 blasts: Search for Bhatkal continues January 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday claimed to have cracked the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai that rocked the areas of Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar last year. Two people were arrested for the blasts that claimed 27 lives. However, the hunt for the elusive mastermind...
  • MHA not kept in the loop on 13/7 arrests by ATS January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs seems to be upset with the claim made by the Maharashtra ATS that the 13/7 case had been solved. Sources say the MHA was not informed by the Maharashtra ATS about the 13/7 arrests. The Home Secretary was informed only after he called up...
  • Two arrested in 13/7 case, money trail uncovered January 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra AntiTerror Squad (ATS) on Monday claimed to have cracked the July 13, 2011 Mumbai blasts case, in which 27 people were killed and over 130 others injured. Two people, Naqee Ahmed and Nadeem Mukhtar, have been arrested and Yasin Bhatkal, who commissioned the blast and two others...
  • Toll in 13/7 Mumbai triple blasts climbs to 27 September 16, 2011

    Mumbai: The toll in the July 13 Mumbai triple blasts climbed to 27 with one more injured succumbing on Thursday evening, an official said. The victim has been identified as Prashant H Joshi, 34, and he breathed his last around 2.50 pm, at Sir JJ Hospital where he was undergoing...
  • Mumbai terror attack: no lessons learnt? September 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Moments after the blast outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, Mumbai which has several times been the target of terror the most recent being the serial blasts on July 13 this year went on a high alert. Mumbai Commissioner of Police Arup Patnaik said, "We've tightened...
  • Mumbai: A month on, no headway in 13/7 blasts August 13, 2011

    Mumbai: One month after Mumbai's triple blasts, there has still been no breakthrough into who was behind it, despite various investigating agencies being involved in the countrywide probe. The question is whether the investigations have reached a dead end. In the blasts, 26 people died and 126 were injured. A...
  • 'Indian module behind 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts' August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said all indications pointed to involvement of an Indian terror module in last month's Mumbai serial blasts and that right wing fascist forces were also on the rise in the country. The assessment by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram came even as the opposition and...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK August 2, 2011

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's secondmost popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday. Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share fell...
  • Mumbai blasts: TISS report slams Maha govt July 28, 2011

    Mumbai: Investigations are still on into the July 13 serial blasts which rocked India's business hub Mumbai but more important than that is the posttraumatic care for the victims at this point. However, a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) reveals that the government agencies...
  • Nepal Police detain one in Mumbai blasts case July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Nepal Police have detained a 40yearold man, Mohammad Zahir, under the suspicion that he was in touch with the Mumbai blasts suspects. He was heard having conversations about the Mumbai blasts and has sent text messages, sources said. The Union Home Ministry has received the input regarding Zahir's detention...
  • Mumbai serial blasts: death toll rises to 24 July 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Another victim of the July 13 serial blasts, who was admitted to KEM Hospital in Mumbai, succumbed to his injuries on Monday taking the death toll in the terror attack to 24. Mankeshwar Vishwakarma (48) who was undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital, died early on...
  • Mumbai blasts: no headway after a week July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: A week since the serial blasts ripped through India's financial capital Mumbai on July 13, killing 20 people and injuring over a 100 and still no arrests have been made yet The blasts took place at three prime locations in the city Opera House, Zaveri Bazar and...
  • ATS claims 'good' leads from suspect's sketch July 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Claiming it has got "very good" leads from the sketch of the suspect of July 13 serial blasts, Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday indicated that the suspect hails either from central or northern parts of the country even as the agency has scanned a whopping one lakh phone...
  • Fear still lingers in Opera House diamond market July 20, 2011

    Mumbai: A week after the major blast that tore through Opera House in Mumbai, business and sentiments in this diamond district is badly affected. Traders say they have lost roughly Rs 750 crore in the terror attack. Many shops are still closed, or under repair, and a blanket of fear...
  • Six new recruits may have bombed Mumbai: Police July 19, 2011

    Mumbai: At least six newly recruited terrorists could have been involved in planting explosives at the three sites in Mumbai and two to five kg blast material was used at each of the locations, police said on Tuesday. The bomb planters might have links with Gujarat and West Bengal, officials...
  • Mumbai blasts: Terror's forgotten victims July 18, 2011

    On CNNIBN we discuss how the government is compensating the July 13 Mumbai blasts victims. ...