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  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • ISL 'Fair Play Award' trophy unveiled October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As the popularity of the Indian Super League (ISL) continues to grow by the day, the event's 'Fair Play Awards' trophy was unveiled here on Tuesday. Standing at a height of two feet and designed in the shape of a gold-coloured whistle, the trophy is being presented by ISL...
  • 'Playing a sport may not make you a sportsman, but it will make you a better sport': Enlightening Twitter reactions to the first episode of 'Satyamev Jayate 3' October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan returned to the small screen with the third season of issue-based show 'Satyamev Jayate' and discussed how sports can change ones life. The first episode of this season emphasised on rehabilitation through sports as the 48-year-old actor appealed to youngsters to stay away from drugs...
  • What Apple Pay is attempting now, the Japanese did that 10 years ago September 15, 2014

    Tokyo: Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers nonplussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the...
  • Watch: Curious baby bear playing with a flagstaff and a golf ball at a golf course is the cutest thing you will see today September 12, 2014

    Bears are naturally curious. This baby bear is especially so, as he encounters a flagstaff on a golf course, is immediately mystified by it and decides to see for himself what this strange object is. The bear strays from its pack and proceeds to explore the flagstaff. What ensues is absolute...
  • Xolo Play 8X1100 with a 5inch display, octacore processor launched in India at Rs 14,999 August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo has launched a new smartphone the Xolo Play 8X1100 in India at a price of Rs 14,999. The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz octacore processor and 2 GB RAM. The Xolo Play 8X1100 runs Andorid 4.4 KitKat OS and has a 5inch HD...
  • Delhi: No police action in alleged case of insensitivity by play school August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: It is almost two weeks since twoandahalfyearold Utkarsh was almost killed due to the insensitivity of his play school. Even after the matter was brought to the attention of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), police is yet to take any action in the case. Utkarsh...
  • Author of 'Play With Me' Ananth, on his transition from selling books to writing one August 17, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tuteja, author Ananth talks about his new book 'Play With Me'. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tuteja: Why did you take to writing? What prompted this? From selling books to writing one, how was the transition at some point? Ananth: I...
  • Ananth's 'Play with Me' seeps you in and doesn't let go August 7, 2014

    The Indian literary scene is bursting at the seams with new authors, new plots (almost, and sometimes contrived), new ambitions and new hopes (for some of us at least). There is this surge of authors this tide of 'Icanalsowrite' men and women. And amidst all of this, as a...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "PoochO", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated MultiModel Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "PoochO", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Olly Murs beats Bruno Mars and Rihanna, named most played pop star of 2013 June 4, 2014

    London: Singer Olly Murs has been named the most played pop star of 2013. The former 'X Factor' runner up saw off competition from the likes of Bruno Mars, Pink, Rihanna and Katy Perry to top the chart, compiled by music royalty body Phonographic Performance Ltd, reported Daily Mirror. The...
  • Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda to train in Kalaripayattu for a new play June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood's powerful female talents Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin are apparently undergoing training in the Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu for a play production. The theatre enthusiasts are training at a location near Mumbai, said a source. The yetuntitled play is likely to debut in July with shows planned across India,...
  • Gossip app Secret now available for Android, lets you anonymously share texts, images with other users May 22, 2014

    London: Now chat with your girlfriend and the world won't come to know. Billed as "Twitter without usernames", the anonymous messaging app called 'Secret' is now available to users worldwide on Android phones. The app lets users share short text and image posts to friends completely anonymously, its developers announced. Your secrets...
  • PSG, Manchester City face squad caps, fines over FFP breaches May 6, 2014

    London: Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 60 million euros ($83.3 million) and limits on their Champions League squads for next season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, a source close to the process told Reuters on Tuesday. UEFA said last week that nine unnamed clubs faced...
  • Running a government is no child's play: Sonia Gandhi tells Kejriwal March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first ever attack by Sonia Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, the Congress President on Sunday targeted the new party on its 49-day-long rule in Delhi. Addressing a rally in Delhi's Karol Bagh, Sonia said, "Some people think, running a government is a child's play. Running a government...
  • Inspired by Delhi braveheart, 5 women to perform a play across India March 21, 2014

    After premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer-director Yael Farber's presentation 'Nirbhaya' is now being staged in Mumbai. While the parents of the real life Nirbhaya await closure, her brutal gangrape inspired five women to put the spotlight on their personal stories of sexual violence and abuse. ...
  • 'Me and my Plays' is a celebration of contemporary Indian theatre March 13, 2014

    Mahesh Dattani is arguably one of the defining features of contemporary Indian theatre. His plays covered a wide range of socio-political themes, and despite being written in English, have managed to capture the paradigms of modern Indian life. The most recent of his works, published by Penguin, features two of...
  • Jason Day outlasts Dubuisson to win thrilling Match Play February 24, 2014

    Jason Day fended off a stunning fightback by Frenchman Victor Dubuisson to clinch the biggest title of his career with a one-up victory after 23 holes in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship final in Marana, Arizona on Sunday. A commanding three up lead after 12 holes on an afternoon of light...
  • Another stunning escape for McDowell at Match Play February 22, 2014

    Marana: Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out on Friday at the Match Play Championship. After two remarkable rallies to even reach the third round, McDowell missed a pair of 8foot putts to fall 2 down with two holes to play against Hunter Mahan, who had lost only four times...
  • Graeme McDowell makes another escape in Match Play February 21, 2014

    Marana: Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered on Thursday. Jordan Spieth made it look like child's play. Graeme McDowell aged another 10 years with another stunning escape. And it proved too difficult for Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, who lost...
  • Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen says the game 'ruined his life' February 10, 2014

    Hanoi: The young Vietnamese creator of hit mobile game Flappy Bird has removed it from the App Store and Google Play saying it ruined his life. The game which was uploaded in 2013 but only surged to the top in downloads earlier this year was removed early Monday. The success of the...
  • Flappy Bird game taken down, not available for download on Android, iOS February 10, 2014

    Hanoi: The developer of Flappy Bird, the former most popular free mobile game on the Apple Inc App Store and Google Inc's Android Play store, took the game down at midnight on Sunday as he announced he would do 22 hours earlier. The game is no longer available to download for...
  • FIR against Google for pornographic content on Google Play February 8, 2014

    Varanasi: A FIR has been lodged against search engine giant Google under the IT Act following a complaint by a local for allegedly facilitating pornographic content on android based mobile phones, easily accessible to underage users. The FIR was registered against the Manager of Hyderabadheadquartered Google India on a complaint of...
  • Tiger Woods to skip Match Play Championship in Arizona February 7, 2014

    Jupiter: Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks. Woods announced on his website Thursday that he wasn't planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey...
  • Cricket going to have 11th Test nation? January 31, 2014

    The ICC Board has floated the idea of adding another Test nation to the existing ten during its twoday meeting in Dubai, ESPNCricinfo has reported. According to the report, the Associate nation winning ICC's Intercontinental Cup would play the lowestranked Test nation on a homeandaway basis. A win for the Associate...
  • AAP claims 10 lakh new members joined party in four days January 14, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday claimed that nearly 10 lakh people have joined it in four days of its ongoing membership drive. AAP leader Gopal Rai said the party is getting "warm" response from "aam aadmi" (common man) in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Buoyed by its success in...
  • Chelsea comply with FFP rules despite USD81m deficit January 1, 2014

    London: Roman Abramovich's Chelsea will comply with new European Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules despite returning to loss for the year ending June 2013. "Although the Europa League was won, a reduction in income from that success compared with winning the Champions League in 2012 contributed to a loss for the...
  • Xolo Play Tegra Note: 'World's fastest' 7inch Android tablet launched at Rs 17,999 December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Xolo has launched what it claims to be the world's fastest 7inch Android tablet. Named "Xolo Play Tegra Note," the tablet is up for prebooking on the ecommerce site Flipkart.com. The website mentions estimated release date as the 3rd week of December. The Xolo Play Tegra Note is powered...