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  • HealthKit: Apple's new iOS 8 fitness app will collect, analyse users' health data June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyse users' health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers' conference on Monday. Called "Healthkit," it will pull together data such as blood pressure...
  • WWDC 2014: Apple announces iOS 8, OS X Yosemite; no mention of iWatch yet June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple at its annual developers' conference on Monday announced the new versions of its software - iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which run Apple's mobile devices and Mac computers, respectively. Apple's Mac operating system gets a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in...
  • Apple WWDC 2014 highlights: OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 June 3, 2014

    Apple's developers conference WWDC 2014 begins with the discussion about two new platforms - OSX and iOS. Here are highlights from the five-day conference that begins on Monday. - "This is a milestone year for this conference. It's the 25th year." -"We've got people from more countries than ever before," says...
  • Obama to nominate Indian-origin doctor for top medical post November 15, 2013

    A prominent Indian-origin doctor who heads a group that promotes Barack Obama's signature healthcare law could become the next US Surgeon General with the President planning to nominate him to the top medical post. Obama announced his intention to nominate Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy to the top administration position along with...
  • Anirban Lahiri in contention at Worldwide Selangor Masters June 22, 2013

    Selangor: Riding on a brilliant front-nine, Anirban Lahiri closed the gap between him and leader Pariya Junhasavasdikul of Thailand with a four-under 67 in the third round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters here on Saturday. Lahiri started the day seven shots behind the leader Pariya and carded a four-under 67...
  • US: Global $200 million credit card hacking ring busted June 6, 2013

    New York: Eleven people in the United States, the UK and Vietnam have been arrested and accused of running a $200 million worldwide credit card fraud ring, US and UK law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. "One of the world's major facilitation networks for online card fraud has been dismantled by...
  • Delhi gangrape draws attention of American media December 23, 2012

    Washington: The large-scale protests in India over the gangrape of a girl in a moving bus has attracted the attention of American media which blamed the incident on poor law and order and a lacklustre criminal justice system. At a time when the mainstream American media itself is battling over...
  • Bhullar lying tied 6th at Selangor Masters November 16, 2012

    Selangor (Malaysia): Looking to add to his two Asian Tour titles, Gaganjeet Bhullar moved to tied sixth with a round of two-under 70, even as Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant surged into a three-shot lead after the third round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters here on Friday. Bhullar was seven-under through three...
  • Andrew Garfield named ambassador for orphans July 1, 2012

    London: The Amazing Spider Man star Andrew Garfield has been appointed as an ambassador for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO). Garfield, 28, who plays orphaned Peter Parker in the superhero reboot, visited parent less kids in Ethiopia and Haiti with the organisation earlier this year, reported Contactmusic. Garfield and his real-life girlfriend...
  • India last stop for Stanford-bound ICSE topper May 22, 2012

    Dubai: India-born Rohan Sampath knew he would do well in his Grade 12 exams but becoming the ICSE topper worldwide with 99.5 per cent marks was unimaginable. The 17-year-old now looks forward to joining Stanford University and unlike many brought up in Dubai, he really hopes he can return to...
  • Vodafone agrees to buy Cable & Wireless Worldwide April 23, 2012

    London: Vodafone on Monday agreed to buy corporate telecoms company Cable & Wireless Worldwide for 1.04 billion pounds ($1.68 billion) in a deal that adds a British fixed line network to its wireless network. Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone, said, "The acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide creates a leading...
  • Tata Communications pulls out of CWW buyout bid April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Communications on Wednesday said that it would not make any offer to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide as it had failed to reach agreement with the British firm. "TCL was evaluating a possible cash offer for Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc (CWW). TCL today confirms that it has...
  • Tata Communications shares gain on CWW takeover plans March 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Shares of Tata Communications on Thursday rose by 1.22 per cent on reports that the Indian company is considering a bid for London-listed telecommunication giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc (CWW). Bucking an overall weak market trend here, Tata Comm shares closed at Rs 235.60 apiece on the BSE, a...
  • Tatas considering acquisition bid for CWW March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Communications on Thursday said it is considering an acquisition bid for London-listed telecommunication giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc (CWW). Vodafone Group Plc too is believed to be looking at bidding for the fibre-network operator. "... as part of on-going review of potential acquisition opportunities, TCL is evaluating...
  • Apple crowned global smart phone leader August 6, 2011

    Toronto: Apple now tops smart phone rankings while BlackBerry has slipped to the fourth spot, confirmed the latest data from the US analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Apple had claimed the global top spot by shipping 20.3 million iPhones in its quarterly results released in the third week of July. In...
  • Aussie teen crowned Miss India Worldwide May 16, 2011

    Dubai: Miss India Australia Ankita Cheryl has clinched the title of Miss India Worldwide 2011 beating 25 Indian women competing for the title in Abu Dhabi. Cheryl received a cash prize of 100,000 dirhams (USD 27,224) in addition to modelling contracts and sponsor prizes. Miss India USA was the first runner-up...
  • Three Indian cities among world's worst cities March 12, 2009

    Three Indian cities, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai are among the 10 worst cities to be working in says a survey. The survey by ORC Worldwide and Business Week, ranks Mumbai at number 5 followed by New Delhi at number 6 and Chennai stands at number 10..Lagos, Nigeria is at the top...
  • US student crowned Miss India Worldwide February 15, 2009

    Durban: Valentine's Day was very special for American communications student Nikkitasha Marwaha when over 2,000 people cheered as an international panel of judges named her Miss India Worldwide 2009 at a glittering function on the beach. Australian honours student in sleep research Kanchan Verma, 23, was named the first runner-up on...
  • Kareena, Yana, Katrina to sizzle at Miss India Worldwide January 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Yana Gupta are set to add a dash of glamour at the grand finale of PC Jewellers Miss India Worldwide pageant to be held at Pragati Maidan on January 31. "There will be a mix of beauty, talent and glamour at the finale of...
  • Worldwide protests to deter Israel from Gaza attacks January 11, 2009

    New Delhi: In London, around 20,000 protestors waving banners and Palestinian flags and confronted with police in riot gear outside the Israeli embassy. In Germany, 40,000 people took out marches. Demonstrations in Paris where about 30,000 took to the streets ended with people clashing with the police. Meanwhile, Israeli air...
  • Expats, youth turn up to vote in large numbers February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Voting was not an all American affair. Expats voted for Super Tuesday globally online, through absentee ballot and at 76 polling booths across 33 countries and they were all Democrats. The Republicans had made no arrangements for expat voting. Thousands queued up to vote at a hall in...
  • Sex education not a taboo worldwide April 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Now all over the world sex education is seen as an intrinsic part of public health. As the threat of AIDS looms large al over the world children are encouraged to know about use of condoms and disease. Sex education is an integral part of school syllabi worldwide....
  • Chennai Open tennis goes global December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: India's first ATP tournament, the Chennai Open, is all set to woo a worldwide audience from its next edition in early 2007, as television channels across the world will make it reach out to over a billion people. While Indian sporting network Zee Sports has the telecasting rights for...
  • For Re 1, Mumbaikars stay alert November 3, 2006

    Mumbai: The 7/11 blasts in Mumbai wreaked devastation on the city's lifeline - the Railways. With over 75 lakh commuters everyday; 1,400 commuters per minute at peak hours; but just 5,000 security personnel, railway platforms are soft targets of terror. How do you keep Mumbai's lifeline from being attacked...
  • Net-savvy India outpaces the world August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: People in India are taking onto the world wide web in a big way outpacing anyone else across the globe - including big brothers like the US, China, Japan and Germany in terms of the online population. The total online population in India, measured in terms of people aged...