PROGRAMS

  • Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program September 21, 2014

    United Nations: Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it...
  • Indian, Chinese doctors tour China as 'barefoot doctors' September 19, 2014

    Beijing: A team of Indian and Chinese doctors have toured southwest China's Yunnan Province to treat patients in remote areas without proper medical facilities, in an effort to retrace the trail of "Barefoot Doctors" first undertaken by legendary Dwarakanath Kotnis. A ninemember Indian team of medics along with nine of...
  • Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia: Lawyer August 8, 2014

    Moscow: Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US for leaking details about oncesecret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report July 29, 2014

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Largescale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • UGC allows 4year B Tech in Delhi University to continue for students enrolled in 2013 June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for students admitted for the 4year B Tech programme in Delhi University, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to let the varsity continue with the course for the students enrolled in 2013. The panel will also take a decision soon on the BMS...
  • 57 Delhi University colleges ready to admit students to the 3year course June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has sent another letter to Delhi University on Tuesday asking it to admit students to the 3year course. Out of 64 colleges, 57 has sent reply agreeing to comply with UGC directives. The press release issued by the UGC listed the colleges which have agreed...
  • Delhi University informs colleges about UGC orders June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University on Monday issued a letter to all its colleges informing them about the two orders from the UGC asking it to conduct the admissions under threeyear programme and not the fouryear undergraduate programme. Copies of the June 21 and June 22 order of the University Grants...
  • A computer program that can teach itself everything June 13, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have created the first fully automated computer programme that teaches itself everything there is to know about any visual concept. Called Learning Everything about Anything, or LEVAN, the programme searches millions of books and images on the Web to learn all possible variations of a...
  • BASIC, the revolutionary computer programming language, turns 50 April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 50 years ago, BASIC the computer programming language was invented Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA. Short for Beginners' Allpurpose Symbolic Instruction Code, BASIC was the brainchild of two Dartmouth mathematicians, Thomas Kurtz and John Kemeny. At 4 AM on May 1, 1964, Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously...
  • Apple offers to replace faulty power button on your iPhone 5 for free April 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple has offered to replace faulty onoff buttons on the iPhone 5, a rare glitch that it said on Friday affected "a small percentage" of the previousgeneration smartphones. Apple said on its usersupport page that "iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013 may be affected by this issue," in...
  • Facebook unveils Hack, a new PHP-based programming language March 22, 2014

    New York: It is called Hack but it has little to do with hacking. It is a new programming language designed by Facebook that lets programmers build complex websites and other software quickly and without many flaws. "We can say with complete assurance that this has been as battle-tested as it...
  • Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW conference March 11, 2014

    Austin: NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces felony charges in the US after revealing the agency's mass surveillance program by leaking thousands of...
  • Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program January 13, 2014

    Tehran: Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting January 20, setting the clock running on a sixmonth deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said on Sunday. In exchange, the Islamic Republic will get a relaxation of the...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program November 24, 2013

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal November 24, 2013

    Geneva: Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the Islamic state and the West. Aimed at ending a dangerous standoff, the agreement between...
  • Mojtaba Ahmadi, Iranian cyber warfare commander, shot dead: Reports October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Mojtaba Ahmadi, commander of Iran's Cyber War Headquarters, has been shot dead in a suspected assassination. Reports claimed that Ahmadi was found dead in near the town of Karaj, northwest of the capital, Tehran. Israel's external intelligence agency, the Mossad, has been accused of carrying out this assassination. Iran...
  • Obama, Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call to end deadlock over Tehran's nuclear program September 28, 2013

    President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highestlevel contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran's nuclear programme. The call is the culmination of a dramatic shift in tone between...
  • Twintracked development programme needed for India: Kalam September 25, 2013

    Kollam: India needs to implement a twintracked development programme if it aims to bring in rural prosperity that ensures employment potential and holistic socioeconomic progress, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Wednesday. The main was PURA Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas which has to be supplemented with...
  • Nuclear talks at UN a start of new era: Iranian foreign ministry September 24, 2013

    A meeting between Iran's top diplomats and world powers at the United Nationsthis week will start a "new era" in efforts to end the dispute with the West over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. It did not hint at any concessions by Tehran. The European Union...
  • Yahoo APAC teams with Wharton Future of Advertising Program September 11, 2013

    Yahoo Asia Pacific is collaborating with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Future of Advertising Program (WFoA) to jointly develop an industry framework for native advertising, a rapidly emerging form of digital advertising. The framework will act as a guideline for maximizing the effectiveness of native advertising. Online advertising is evolving...
  • US spied on emails, phone calls, messages of Presidents of Brazil, Mexico: Report September 3, 2013

    The US National Security Agency spied on emails, phone calls and text messages of the Presidents of Brazil and Mexico, a Brazilian news program reported, a revelation that could strain Washington's relations with Latin America's two biggest nations. The report late on Sunday by Globo's news program "Fantastico" was based on...
  • Apple offers iPhone trade-in program, lets you exchange your old model August 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model. The company said starting Friday that it would give customers credit for functioning older models at Apple Stores. The credit can be used toward...
  • Under fire, US spy agency defends surveillance programs as lawful August 17, 2013

    Under increasing pressure to justify electronic surveillance programs that at times capture communications of American citizens, the US National Security Agency went to unusual lengths on Friday to insist its activities are lawful and any mistakes largely unintentional. In a sign of how much heat it has taken since former NSA...
  • Edward Snowden is not a patriot, says Barack Obama August 10, 2013

    Washington: Days after a US lawmaker compared Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, US President Barack Obama said the former CIA contractor who leaked to the world the secretive internet and phone surveillance programs, is not a patriot. "I don't think Snowden was a patriot," Obama told reporters during a White House...
  • News briefs: Welfare dept organises breast feeding week in Indore August 2, 2013

    A programme was organised to celebrate the Breast feeding Week by the woman and child welfare department under the supervision of district programme officer. The women were educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. The programme also had a session with gynecologist who interacted on woman health issues and benefits of...
  • Watch: Tracing US whistleblower Edward Snowden June 29, 2013

    Edward Snowden, the former defense contractor accused of disclosing details about secret US surveillance programs still remains in transit at the Russian airport. One of the CNN correspondents played a detective at Moscow airport to see if he could spot Snowden. ...
  • US presses Russia as mystery over Snowden deepens June 25, 2013

    Washington: The United States on Monday increased pressure on Russia to hand over Edward Snowden, the American charged with disclosing secret US surveillance programs, and said it believed he was still in Moscow despite reports he was leaving for Cuba. Earlier Snowden, until recently a contractor with the US National Security...
  • US govt had no 'direct access' to tech companies' servers: Reports June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Snubbing reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US Internet companies" through a secret program known as PRISM, new reports have surfaced claiming the NSA never had direct access to the servers of the...
  • Apple to allow users to trade their older iPhones for the newest model: Report June 8, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc will start a program this month to allow users to trade their older iPhones for the newest model, Bloomberg cited people familiar with the plan as saying, a first for the company as it prepares to introduce a new version of the smartphone. It has teamed up...