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  • The 5.5-inch Lenovo A7000 coming to India on April 7

    6 April, 2015 1:01 PM 29

    New Delhi: Lenovo is poised to launch its recently announced A7000 smartphone in India on April 7, Tuesday. The phone, which is claimed to be the world's first Android smartphone to feature Dolby Atmos technology for rich audio quality, features a 5.5-inch (1280x720) display, 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera

  • Is Airtel’s new ‘Airtel Zero’ plan flagrantly violating net neutrality?

    6 April, 2015 1:00 PM 56

    Airtel today announced a new marketing platform that will enable its customers to access certain mobile applications at zero data charges. Sounds good, but given Airtel’s penchant for releasing schemes that appear to be too good to be true, this bit of news warrants whipping out the magnifying glass. So from the developer’s point of view: they pay for the data transfer

  • 'Star Wars' style planets with two suns may exist

    6 April, 2015 12:51 PM 116

    Washington: Earth-like planets with two suns - such as Tatooine in the 'Star Wars' series - may exist and could potentially support life, a new research has claimed. Luke Skywalker's home in "Star Wars" is the desert planet Tatooine, with twin sunsets because it orbits two stars. So far, only uninhabitable gas-giant planets have been identified circling

  • Leopard found dead in Uttarakhand

    6 April, 2015 12:51 PM 5

    Dehradun: A leopard was found dead Monday near a water body close to Raipur reserve forest area on the outskirts of the city. The carcass of an adult leopard with a deep wound on its neck was found lying on the banks of Dulhani river in Okhla village in Raipur reserve forest area, Sub-Divisional Officer Mussoorie Forest Division Devi Prasad Baluni said. Though

  • Greenpeace on national air quality index: Worried over lack of action, implementation

    6 April, 2015 12:51 PM 43

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s initiative of launching the National Air Quality Index (NAQI) on Monday. However, it said in a statement that while an AQI is a crucial step in informing the public about the quality of air, the initiative fails to talk about necessary actions that are to be in place on heavy pollution

  • Kenya warplanes strike Shebab camps in Somalia: Army

    6 April, 2015 12:39 PM 19

    Nairobi: Kenyan fighter jets on Monday bombed two camps of the al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents in southern Somalia, the army said, days after the Islamists carried out their worst ever massacre in Kenya. "We bombed two Shebab camps in the Gedo region," Kenyan army spokesman David Obonyo told AFP. "The two targets were hit and taken out, the two camps

  • Syrian Islamists exchange 25 women and children prisoners for commander

    6 April, 2015 12:35 PM 23

    Beirut: Islamist militants and fighters loyal to the Syrian government have made a rare prisoner swap, with insurgents releasing 25 women and children in exchange for one of their commanders, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 children and 15 women were kidnapped by insurgents more than a year ago from Shi`ite towns

  • Four held for killing ex-gangster in Gurgaon

    6 April, 2015 12:35 PM 20

    Gurgaon: A 21-year-old gangster has been arrested here along with his three accomplices for killing one of their former gang members who had become a rival. Police said on Monday that Akash Yadav, 21, who had also gunned down his schoolmate in Gurgaon nearly eight years ago, was finally arrested for another murder along with his accomplices. Yadav alias

  • Taiwan orders military discipline review after scandals

    6 April, 2015 12:19 PM 12

    Taipei: Taiwan`s President Ma Ying-jeou has ordered a thorough review of military discipline after scandals that sparked a public outcry, his office said Monday. Meetings at military units this week will review current codes of conduct on issues ranging from visits to military bases, the use of smartphones in bases, the prevention of sexual abuse and the management

  • Pope calls on world to defend modern Christian martyrs

    6 April, 2015 12:11 PM 35

    Vatican City: Pope Francis called on the world to give tangible help to persecuted Christians on Monday, highlighting the plight of people he described as modern "martyrs" after nearly 150 people were killed by Islamist militants in Kenya. Addressing crowds in bright sunshine at St. Peter`s Square in the Vatican after four days of special Easter services