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  • BBC rapped over latest Top Gear 'racial' slur July 29, 2014

    London: Britain's broadcasting watchdog criticised the BBC on Monday after Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of motoring programme Top Gear, used an "offensive racial term" in an episode on Myanmar. Regulator Ofcom said that Clarkson's use of the word "slope", as slang for a person of Asian origin, was potentially offensive and that...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Top LeT guerrilla killed in Kashmir July 10, 2014

    Srinagar: A top foreign guerrilla of the LashkareTaiba (LeT) outfit was on Wednesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir in which a soldier was also injured, police said. Acting on specific information about the presence of some militants at Shah Mohalla Hamla Pati...
  • Google to unveil new television settop box on Wednesday: Report June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small settop box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the settop box on Wednesday during its developer...
  • Delhi tops list for fatal road accidents June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi tops the list among cities in the country in terms of fatal road accidents with five people four of whom are pedestrians and twowheeler riders losing their lives every day, a report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed on Monday. The report pointed...
  • Australia among top 3 choices for Indian students June 20, 2014

    Coimbatore: Reversing the earlier trend of migration to Australia by majority of Indians, the country now continued to be one of the top three destinations of choice for Indian students due to its academic quality and education system, a senior Australian diplomat said on Friday. Though many Indian students preferred...
  • Infosys founder plays down top management exits; focus on innovation June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Infosys has enough senior managers to run the business even if more executives leave India's secondlargest IT services exporter, its founder said on Saturday, after a spate of staff exits triggered concerns about a leadership vacuum. N.R. Narayana Murthy played down the departure of at least 11 senior executives since...
  • Did you know at the 1990 World Cup each UAE player who scored was given a Rolls Royce? 10 incredible facts about FIFA World Cup June 4, 2014

    Did you know that FIFA President Sepp Blatter was once the head of the World Society of Friends of Suspenders? Here are 10 bizarre facts about the FIFA World Cup that you probably did not know. ...
  • YouTube still blocked in Turkey despite top court verdict June 1, 2014

    Ankara: Popular videosharing site YouTube remained blocked in Turkey on Sunday despite the country's top court ruling that the blanket ban contravened the right to free speech. Turkey's constitutional court ruled Thursday that the ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for access to the service to...
  • Will explore possibility of having locallymade settop boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...
  • Top 10 new species for 2014 includes an appealing carnivorous mammal, 12metretall tree hiding in plain sight May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: From the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year, an international committee of taxonomists and related experts selected the top 10 that includes an appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12metretall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic...
  • 17 Indian universities in Asia's top 300 but much room for improvement May 13, 2014

    A discreet toast, perhaps, but hold the fireworks and confetti. In the latest edition of the reputed Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia, an unprecedented 17 Indian universities and institutions of higher learning from India figure in the top 300. However, only seven of these have made it to...
  • Tom Cruise in conflict with drones in Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Top Gun 2'? March 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Top Gun 2" is still happening, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the plot of the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise starrer is modern. "We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," huffingtonpost.com quoted Bruckheimer as saying. "Don...
  • Top hat with attached toothbrush wins the odd inventions challenge, because who doesn't wear a top hat to bed? February 6, 2014

    A top hat that has a toothbrush attached to it has won 10,000 in an odd inventions challenge. The winning entry was from Sam Hunter Baxter who beat 300 other bizarre inventions. Wit Oddoski, founder of Oddka, was quoted by The Mirror as saying "the toothbrush hat is a deserving...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish Tewari...
  • Roku TV introduced, doesn't require a settop box to stream video January 7, 2014

    Las Vegas: Roku Inc. is launching a line of TVs that play video from services like Netflix without requiring a settop box. While similar to smart TVs on the market already, the company's Internet streaming platform offers some 1,200 apps and more comprehensive niche content choices. The Saratoga, Californiabased streaming settop...
  • Snapchat, Vine, Candy Crush Saga among top smartphone apps of 2013 January 1, 2014

    Toronto: Snapchat, Vine, and Candy Crush Saga earned coveted spots on smartphones this year, making them among the most downloaded apps of the year. There are more than a million apps on Apple Inc's App Store and Google Inc's Play store, the two dominant marketplaces for apps, which see billions of...
  • LinkedIn's top influencer posts of 2013 December 30, 2013

    LinkedIn, the popular professional network with more than 259 million members, released a list of the top 13 Influencer posts of 2013. The posts that tops that list is from Dave Kerpen on how to become a better leader, followed by Bill Gates's "Three Things I've Learned From Warren Buffett"...
  • Darshan and Sudeep listed in Forbes' top 100 celebrities of India December 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Darshan and Kiccha have become first Kannada actors to be listed in Forbes' Top 100 Celebrities Of India. Both Sudeep and Darshan, who share a great bond in the personal life too, have bagged 62nd and 65th place in the list, respectively. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan retained his No....
  • Google to launch Nexus settop box with focus on gaming in 2014: Report December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: While we haven't yet seen a Google TV running a strippeddown version of Android, a new report says a Nexusbranded settopbox is incoming. Information magazine has the story of Google's plans to launch a settop box in the first half of 2014. The TVconnected hardware will have a heavy focus...
  • 10 Indian varsities in top 100 BRICS institutes December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten Indian Universities have made it to the list of top 100 universities prepared by Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings. The inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS and emerging economies Ranking is based on a detailed study of Universities and other higher educational institutions in Brazil, Russia,...
  • In your face, selfie! MerriamWebster says 'science' is the top word for 2013 December 4, 2013

    New York: Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you. While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, declared those little smartphone selfportraits its winner last month, the folks at MerriamWebster announced "science" on Tuesday. Oxford tracked a huge jump in overall...
  • .london: British capital gets its own toplevel domain November 16, 2013

    London: London will join a handful of cities launching their own Internet domain names next year to build a greater online presence and promote the British capital, the mayor's office said on Friday. ICANN, the world body that oversees the web's naming conventions, gave London the goahead this week to use...
  • Tata Sky reduces price of HD settop box to Rs 2,000 October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: DTH service provider Tata Sky today announced reduction in price of its high definition (HD) set top box to Rs 2,000 from Rs 3,100 earlier. Now, Tata Sky HD set top boxes will be available at the price of a standard definition (SD) set top box, the company...
  • Ford, Toyota fight over who has topselling car October 24, 2013

    Detroit: A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the topselling car in the world. Ford claimed that crown for its Focus compact during the first half of the year, based on registration data gathered by the RL Polk & Co research...
  • Apple tops the list of best global brands, dislodges CocaCola September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Outstripping CocaCola, Apple has now become the most valuable brand of the world. In Interbrand's latest Best Global Brands report, Apple for the first time has made to the number 1 spot. With Apple claiming the top position this year, Google has jumped to number 2...
  • Kareena Kapoor@33: 10 memorable roles of the actress September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The acting talent runs in her blood, and Kareena Kapoor, who turned 33 Saturday, has proved her mettle with projects as versatile as 'Jab We Met' and 'Omkara' over the years. Here's looking at the best of her best. Refugee (2000): No film that followed ever captured Kareena's radiant beauty...
  • Sacro GRA: First documentary to win Golden Lion at Venice Film Fest September 8, 2013

    Venice: The Italian film 'Sacro GRA' about people living along the ring road around Rome was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film on Saturday at the 70th Venice Film Festival. It also was the first Italian production in 15 years to win the...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...