OPERATIONS

  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet November 12, 2014

    Berlin/Frankfurt: The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. The box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, named Philae, touched down on...
  • Government to revive 23 district co-operative banks, to infuse Rs 2,375 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday decided to infuse Rs 2,375.42 crore to revive 23 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states which were on the verge of closure. Of the total amount, state government would contribute Rs 1,464.59 crore, Centre Rs 673.29 crore and NABARD Rs 237.54 crore, said a...
  • Indore government hospital launches Rs 55 lakh anti-rodent drive November 3, 2014

    Indore: The government-run MY Hospital is spending lakhs of rupees for quite a different kind of 'operation', one that would rid its premises of the menace of rodents. To prevent patients from contracting rodent-borne infections and provide a hygienic and clean ambiance, a month- long drive has been launched at a...
  • Operation against terrorists to continue, vows Nawaz Sharif November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that military operations against terrorists would continue till their complete elimination, a media report said on Monday. Nawaz Sharif condemned Sunday's Wagah suicide bombing. There were conflicting reports on the blast toll. Some media reports said that the toll was 59, while others put the...
  • K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power producer NTPC said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company. A Mechanical Engineer and MBA in Finance, Sharma's career spans over 39 years with contribution in the areas of Mega- Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a...
  • Pune: 7-storey building collapses, 1 person feared trapped October 31, 2014

    Pune: A 7-storey residential building collapsed in Narhe Ambegaon in Pune. Eight families were residing in the building which is close to the Mumbai-Pune highway. Three people including a child are likely to be trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are on. Fire brigade, ambulances and police teams are at the...
  • Aamir Khan tackles Tuberculosis in the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayate'; Salman Khan shares how his family was affected by it October 26, 2014

    According to the statistics provided during 'Satyamev Jayate', a startling number of people are affected by Tuberculosis, or TB in India. "Over 30 crore Indians carry the virus for the disease, whereas around 40 lakh are currently suffering from it," the show revealed. The latest episode of Aamir Khan's show tackled...
  • OS X Yosemite review: Still has what makes a Mac a Mac, also can make Macs act more like iPhones October 17, 2014

    Cupertino: If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download starting Thursday, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update...
  • Apple's new Mac operating system OS X Yosemite now available as a free download October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple made its new Mac operating system, Yosemite, available as a free download starting Thursday. Apple's Mac operating system Yosemite, named after the national park, gets a new design and better ways to exchange files. The new Mac OS lets users search for content on the computer and on...
  • The evolution of Android: From Cupcake to Lollipop October 16, 2014

    The new Nexus devices - the Google Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 - bring along the latest update to the Android mobile operating system. The first commercial version of Android was launched way back in September 2008. Initial Android versions were only numbered. It was with the Android 1.5...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon, says Met official October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the cyclone will make landfall soon," said Met department official. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Eye of the storm approaches the coast of Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud is very close to the Visakhapatnam coast. "The eye of the storm is approaching the coast of Andhra Pradesh," said IMD official. More than lakh people have been evacuated and relief operations are on. ...
  • Navy keeps relief teams, ships ready for cyclone 'Hudhud' October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has kept teams of personnel ready for relief and rescue operations as cyclone 'Hudhud' approaches the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, a navy official said on Friday. The naval base at Vishakhapatnam has kept on stand-by 30 diving teams of 10 personnel each ready with inflatable...
  • 'Bang Bang' outshines actor Shaan's 'Operation 021' in Pakistan October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Bollywood's latest blockbuster 'Bang Bang' has outgunned the much hyped Pakistani film 'Operation 021' during the Eid holidays with exhibitors being forced to take down the local offering from single screen cinemas after adverse reactions from the audience. 'Operation 021', which stars Pakistani superstar Shaan, was expected to emulate the...
  • Bangalore: Rescue operations to locate girl washed away in drain shifts to Madiwala lake October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Search for the nine-year-old girl who slipped into an uncovered drain in Bangalore on Monday has reached Madiwala lake where the storm water drain ultimately culminates. An eight-member team of Natural Disaster Response Force will look for the girl in the lake. Massive rescue operations have been on...
  • 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...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Canara Bank donates Rs 5.67 crore to PM Relief Fund October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Canara Bank donated Rs 5.67 crore to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir. The cheque was handed over by the bank's Executive Director A K Gupta here, Canara Bank said in a statement. Last month, Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • Updategate: Apple releases iOS 8 workaround to fix blocked calls issue September 25, 2014

    Apple released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system. Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix...
  • J&K floods: School lends helping hand in relief operations despite its own devastation September 25, 2014

    Srinagar: As the flood-ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir limps back to normalcy, many organisations continue to volunteer to help the victims. One such organisation is Srinagar's prestigious Presentation Convent school, which despite the damage it suffered is serving the common man. Inside the school, the damage is unspeakable. Hallways...
  • Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation to hold talks with operators September 24, 2014

    Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation would hold talks with cable TV operators and Theni on September 29 over the government's scheme to provide broadband and internet services through local cable TV operators' network. An official release said the cable TV corporation is to join hands with Indian...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir, rescue operations September 23, 2014

    We bring you stories of survival and struggle as the state of Jammu and Kashmir struggles to come back to normalcy. ...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized September 21, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • 20 girl students from Jammu on an educational tour across north India September 21, 2014

    Jammu: Army sent a group of 20 girl students and two teachers of border areas of Jammu district on an 10day educationalcummotivational tour across north India under "Operation Sadbhavana". The tour was flagged off by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Crossed Swords Division from Akhnoor area of Jammu, defence spokesman said....
  • Army calls off its rescue mission in J&K, relief work to go on September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Army on Friday called off its 'Operation Megh Rahat' to rescue people stranded in flooded areas of Jammu and Kashmir, but its relief efforts will continue in the state. "Operation Megh Rahat which continued for the past two weeks has been called off, while the relief and...
  • CISF begins 'Operation Kali' to protect women in Delhi Metro September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For safety of women commuters in Delhi Metro, paramilitary CISF has launched "Operation Kali" under which it will deploy a special squad of undercover female commandos who can neutralise a threat with innocuous objects like pen or hairpin. The security force has decided to launch this operation after it...
  • Apple iOS 8 review: Android can't compete with iOS' evolving unity September 18, 2014

    New York: The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads,...
  • Delay in Gaza rebuilding could threaten truce: Quartet September 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Middle East Quartet of peacemakers joined calls for a quick start to the rebuilding of warravaged Gaza before the current truce with Israel ends in renewed violence. "The precarious situation in Gaza and southern Israel, the danger that violence could flare up again at any point, are precisely...