Rival

  • Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown June 30, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates on Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count in a dispute that could trigger instability. The United Nations and donor countries have been trying for months to prevent...
  • UN Chief urges South Sudan rivals to meet as promised June 5, 2014

    United Nations: The UN secretary-general is urging the president of South Sudan to meet his rival next week, even though the peace deal that promised the June 9 meeting fell apart within days. Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday spoke by phone with President Salva Kiir and urged that all military operations end...
  • 'Crab mentality' of rivals hindering growth of north Bengal: Mamata Banerjee June 4, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that 'crab mentality' among political rivals was affecting growth and development of north Bengal which could be exploited for tourism because of its natural beauty. "There are several countries which thrive on tourism alone. We have so much natural beauty, but owing...
  • 11 killed in sectarian clash in Pakistan's Punjab province August 24, 2013

    At least 11 people were killed on Friday in a sectarian clash between members of a radical Sunni Muslim group and minority Shiites in Pakistan's Punjab province. The clashes took place between Ahle Sunnat Waljamaat (ASWJ) members and the Shias. Things had heated between the rival groups following the death of...
  • 10 injured in clash between rival Trinamool factions June 5, 2013

    Midnapore: Ten persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district. Police said that the clash in Hatiolka village broke out over the issue of filing of nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat elections. It is learnt that the houses of...
  • Microsoft, Nokia accuse Google of blocking competition in mobile space April 10, 2013

    Brussels: Companies including Microsoft and Nokia have stepped up pressure on EU antitrust regulators to take action against Google, accusing it of blocking competition in mobile telephony. The complaint comes as Google attempts to resolve a two-year long investigation by the European Commission into its internet search practices and avert a...
  • Microsoft reportedly working on Google Glass competitor April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: With Google, Apple and Samsung all working on wearable gadgets, we can safely say this niche in technology is about to come to the fore like never before in the next few years. And a new rumour claims Microsoft wants to join the party too - the company is...
  • Baidu Eye: China's Baidu developing Google Glass rival April 3, 2013

    Shanghai: Baidu Inc, China's largest search engine, is developing prototype digital eyewear similar to Google's Google Glass that will leverage Baidu's strengths in image search and facial recognition, a Baidu spokesman said on Wednesday. Internally known as project "Baidu Eye", the glasses are being tested internally and it is not clear...
  • Acer launches 7-inch Iconia B1 tablet in India at Rs 7,999 January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Acer has finally launched its 7-inch budget tablet named "Iconia B1" in India at a price of Rs 7,999. It features a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. At 7-inch, the tablet weighs 320g. The Acer Iconia B1 tablet runs Google's Android 4.1...
  • Killing of political rivals condemnable: Kerala HC September 19, 2012

    Kochi: By no stretch of imagination can the killing of political rivals by hiring contract killers be taken lightly, and such instances need to be strongly condemned and deprecated, observed the Kerala High Court on Tuesday. “In recent times, the annihilation of political rivals is on the rise. After a...
  • How new Kindle Fire device compares with rivals September 9, 2012

    California: Amazon.com Inc.'s new Kindle Fire models are the latest challengers to the iPad and come amid expectations that Apple will start selling a mini iPad soon. Here's a look at the key differences between a mid-range model closest to the iPad, along with the original Kindle Fire, the iPad and...
  • ADAG blames rivals, cartel for stock plunge February 10, 2011

    New Delhi Hit hard by heavy plunge in its group stocks, Anil Ambani group on Thursday blamed 'corporate rivals' and a cartel of market manipulators for causing panic among investors and sought an immediate probe into the matter. Seeking to assuage concerns of its over 11...
  • WikiLeaks rival launches new secret-spilling site January 28, 2011

    Davos: A former member of the group that created WikiLeaks has launched a rival website with the aim of giving whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill. Daniel Domscheit-Berg says the new platform called OpenLeaks will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such...
  • Man jailed for burning down rival pizza store June 19, 2009

    Sydney: An unemployed Australian who was offered free pizza for life to burn down the pizza parlour of a rival was jailed by a Melbourne court on Thursday. Frank Foschini, 35, broke into Papa John's in July 2005, doused it with petrol and started a fire that gutted the premises...
  • Astronaut gets spaced out in court June 20, 2007

    Orlando (Florida): Astronaut Lisa Nowak was in court for the second time on Wednesday. This time she is charged with attempted murder of a romantic rival, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Shipman has been involved with the astronaut Shuttle pilot Bill Offeline who just flew on Discovery in December. Police say...
  • War of cars: Maruti takes on Tata June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The motown war is out in the open now. After Ratan Tata's insinuation in the wake of the Singur troubles that he suspected hands of competitors in the controversy, Maruti has shot back, daring the Tatas to name the competitor. "I don't know which competitor he is talking about," Maruti...