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Tata Communications wins Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award 2019

Mumbai : Tata Communications has been awarded with the 2019 Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for Global Hybrid Cloud Services by Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes the company as a leader in creating a robust, global hybrid cloud offering. The company’s IZO cloud enablement platform acts as a one-stop-shop for customers looking to pursue more deliberate multi-cloud and ... Read More »

One dead in possible terror attack on Dutch tram

The Hague : A gunman opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding several in what officials said was a possible terrorist incident. A body covered in a sheet was reportedly seen on the tracks as armed police and emergency services swarmed around the scene in one of ... Read More »

Jet Airways cancels operations at Abu Dhabi Airport

Mumbai : Jet Airways has cancelled all its flights from Abu Dhabi with immediate effect from March 18, 2019 due to operational reasons. The company has proactively taken some adjustments to its flight schedule on account of non-availability of some aircraft in its fleet in the foreseeable future. Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline, which operates flights to India ... Read More »

Wipro launches AI, ML solutions on Amazon Web Services

Wipro has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company’s AI-enabled, on-demand solutions on AWS will govern critical supply chain processes, and drive enhanced operational efficiency, productivity and superior customer experience for enterprise clients. As part of this collaboration, Wipro’s solutions such as Wipro HOLMES Machine Learning for Accounts Payable Auditor, Wipro ... Read More »

Tata Motors’ arm recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions levels in UK

Tata Motors’ wholly owned subsidiary — Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has started a voluntary recall of around 44,000 cars in the UK over higher than certified levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs. Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata ... Read More »

JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother among 44 arrested in Pak

Islamabad : Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother was among 44 members of the banned militant outfits arrested by authorities in Pakistan, amid mounting pressure from the global community on Islamabad to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil. Mufti Abdur Rauf, brother of Azhar, and Hammad Azhar are 44 people arrested during the crackdown, Minister of State for ... Read More »

UN chief welcomes IAF pilot’s return to India from Pak captivity

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the return of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthman from captivity in Pakistan and called on the two countries to sustain the “positive momentum” and engage in further constructive dialogue. The IAF Wing Commander returned to India from Pakistan on Friday to a hero’s welcome, nearly 60 hours after he was ... Read More »

Wreckage of downed Pak F-16 seen in PoK

Islamabad : Wreckage of the F-16 Pakistan Air Force jet, which was shot down by the Indian Air Force on Wednesday, was seen being inspected by Pakistan military officers in PoK, sources said. Sources added that Commanding Officer of Pakistan’s 7 Northern Light Infantry inspected the site along with other officials. Ministry of External Affairs had yesterday said that against ... Read More »

Bangladesh rescues ‘abducted’ Malaysia-bound Rohingya

Dhaka : Bangladesh police have stopped 43 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat with a dozen women claiming they were abducted by traffickers, officials said Thursday. Acting on tip-offs, police found the refugees at two separate places in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar, raising the number of Rohingya being rescued from the traffickers to more than ... Read More »

Air India Resumes Flights To Iraq After 30 Years

NAJAF, IRAQ: Air India on Thursday resumed flights to Iraq after a 30 year gap, when a plane carrying Shiite pilgrims landed in the city of Najaf. “This is the first time in the last 30 years” that a plane has come from India to Iraq, said Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, India’s ambassador to Iraq, at the international airport that serves the ... Read More »

Rivers of Differing Clarity Coming Together

The pictures of these 10 striking confluences from Twisted Sifter are definitely worth a long view. A confluence is simply where bodies of water meet. When this involves two rivers with differing clarity levels, the results can be incredibly eye-catching, like in the photo above, which shows the merging of the Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland. Or in the image ... Read More »

Sirisena says opposed to forming national govt

Colombo :  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday said he is opposed to forming a national government only to expand the Cabinet of ministers, indicating that his rift with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was far from over. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe-led government on Friday sought the consent of the Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to form a ‘national government’, a move ... Read More »

For the first time in 66 days, the sun will rise in the northernmost U.S. city

Wednesday is special in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, for reasons that don’t sound particularly special. That morning, the sun will rise there — for the first time in 66 days. The country’s northernmost town, with a population of 4,300 people, is also one of the northernmost communities in the world, at a latitude of 71.2 degrees north. That ... Read More »

YouTube to remove share activity feature on Twitter

San Francisco: Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your public activity to Twitter”. Instead, the ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region about 800km north of ... Read More »

Adani Ports delivers 50 US made GE locomotives to Indian Railways

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZL) has successfully concluded the import and dispatch of 50 General Electric Transportation (GE) locomotives from Mundra port for the Indian Railways with full customer satisfaction and ‘zero’ incident. All 50 locomotives were manufactured by GE Electromotive Division in the US and imported at Mundra port for the Indian Railways, a first for Indian ... Read More »

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth’s neighboring planet. Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the landing site, Jezero Crater, was filled with a 1, 600-foot (500-metre) deep lake that opened to a network of rivers some ... Read More »

Educational institutions built with Indian assistance inaugurated

In Nepal, three educational institutions built with the Indian assistance of 126.60 million Nepali rupees were inaugurated in Kaski district on Saturday. Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School, Lekhnath in Pokhra on Saturday morning. The School has been providing quality education to around 1100 students. Later, Deputy Chief of ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses trust vote for third time

Amidst furore and violence caused by his MPs in Parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday lost a trust vote for the third time this week. The no-confidence motions were taken up in the wake of Rajapaksa’s controversial appointment as Prime Minister, replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe who was abruptly sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena three weeks ago. Former strongman Rajapaksa has however refused ... Read More »

US Pastor Andrew Brunson Arrives Home In Turkey After Release By Court

IZMIR, TURKEY:  The American evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a row between Ankara and Washington arrived at his home in Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court ruled he could go free, a move that may signal a major step towards mending ties between the allies. Andrew Brunson arrived at his house in the Aegean coastal province of Izmir, ... Read More »

Hundreds Mourn Bulgarian Journalist Who Was Raped, Murdered

RUSE, BULGARIA:  Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the funeral of murdered Bulgarian television journalist, Viktoria Marinova, as authorities said a suspect arrested in Germany would be extradited soon. In a case that shocked Bulgaria and drew international condemnation, mourners bearing flowers and wreaths flocked to the northern town of Ruse to pay their respects to Marinova, whose body was ... Read More »

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Data Of 29 Million Users

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook says hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach disclosed late last month. The leading social network had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a trio of software flaws to steal “access tokens” that enable people to automatically log back into the social network. “We now know ... Read More »

Emmy-Winner Sound Mixer Falls To Death On Set Of Tom Hanks Movie

LOS ANGELES:  An award-winning sound mixer died after falling from a balcony on the set of a new movie starring Tom Hanks as the children’s television presenter Mr Rogers. James Emswiller, who won an Emmy award in 2015, appeared to have fallen from a balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, during a breaking in shooting, police said. Police said witnesses had reported ... Read More »

Nobel Literature Award Body Asks Scandal-Hit Member To Quit

STOCKHOLM:  The body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has asked the wife of the man at the centre of a rape scandal to resign from the Swedish Academy as it tries to rebuild its reputation, a member said on Friday. This year’s prize-giving was postponed after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against Jean-Claude Arnault, husband of academy member Katarina ... Read More »

US markets end mostly lower on Monday

The US markets ended mostly lower on Monday as fears over rapidly rising rates continued to weigh on sentiment. A sell-off seen in the overseas markets, with Chinese stocks showing a particularly steep drop following a week-long holiday also weighed on market sentiments. A jump in government bond yields over the past several sessions has perhaps signaled a new phase ... Read More »

Udaipur youth killed in gangwar in Bangkok; Body to be flown in today

Udaipur : Dheeraj Gakhreja, a 42-year old Udaipur based businessman was killed in a shootout between two rival gangs in Bangkok on Sunday night. Dheeraj worked as a franchise for a private insurance company and was part of a group of 400 Indians who were selected for the foreign trip as a reward for achieving the company’s target. Dheeraj had gone ... Read More »

I am a victim of sexual assault, reveals Kellyanne Conway

Washington DC : White House counselor Kellyanne Conway opened up about being sexually assaulted in the past and expressed empathy for other victims of sexual assault. “I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. I’m a victim of sexual assault,” she told CNN. However, Conway, while speaking about the case of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who ... Read More »

China not seeking to displace US as top power: FM

New York : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed fears Friday that his country was seeking to overtake the United States as the pre-eminent world power, saying Beijing wants global harmony. Pointing to recent works of US scholars who say China is stepping up efforts for hegemony, Wang said: “I want to tell you very clearly that this is a serious ... Read More »

Trump and Rod Rosenstein are set to meet Thursday amid a wild morning of drama surrounding his future

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expected to leave his job on Monday, according to multiple reports. Hours later, however, he was attending a regularly scheduled meeting at the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that at Rosenstein’s request, he and President Donald Trump had “an extended” conversation about recent news stories. Sanders said they would meet ... Read More »

Playboy model Carla Howe suffers an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction in plunging crop-top as she hits the town in Hollywood

The brunette beauty suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction as her plunging scarlet crop-top slipped down to reveal her braless bust. Revealing her honed abs in the ensemble, she paired the tiny top with a leather miniskirt which flaunted her toned legs. Her raven tresses were styled in bouncy waves while her pretty features were enhanced with gold shadow, kohl liner and ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in Minna in tents to mark the Day of Tarwiyah ritual. ... Read More »

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on Aug 18: party leader

Islamabad : Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said today. Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath taking ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician. “Imran Khan to take oath ... Read More »

California Blazes Threaten Populated Areas

LAKE ELSINORE, UNITED STATES:  Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings Friday over the worsening air quality as the flames grew ever closer to populated areas. After almost a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed “widespread smoke” drifting from the fires into western and central ... Read More »

Pull Out Your Military Choppers, Personnel, Maldives Tells India

NEW DELHI: The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to Delhi by President Abdulla Yameen’s China-backed government. India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island chain where Beijing is building roads, bridges and a bigger ... Read More »

Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday he wants to renegotiate a “ridiculous” water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between the neighbours since last month’s shock election. The 92-year-old returned for a second time as premier after his opposition alliance scored an unexpected victory at the polls, toppling a long-ruling coalition that Mahathir ... Read More »

Railway connectivity important document of China visit: Oli

Kathmandu :  Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries in wide-ranging areas including cross-border rail and road connectivity. Speaking to journalists upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after a five-day visit to China, Oli said the agreements on railways, energy, transportation, ... Read More »

Donald Trump tells Jimmy Fallon to ‘be a man’

Washington :  Donald Trump told Jimmy Fallon to man up and stop “whimpering” about how the popular host faced heat after he infamously tousled the US president’s hair on his talk show. In a recent podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon said he “made a mistake” on the September 15, 2016 episode, which saw Trump, the then-Republican presidential candidate as a ... Read More »

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast Of Southern Greece

WASHINGTON:  A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Kalamata, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was in the sea off the town of Pylos. “The quake ... Read More »

Indonesia Ferry That Sank In Volcanic Lake May Have Been Found: Officials

SIMALUNGUN, INDONESIA:  Indonesian authorities said Monday they think they have pinpointed the location of an overloaded ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake leaving scores missing presumed dead. The discovery could be a major breakthrough in the search for the vessel which sank last Monday on Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist destination in Sumatra. An object measuring 20 ... Read More »

2,500 Residents Evacuated As Wildfire Rages In Northern California

CALIFORNIA:  A raging wildfire on Sunday threatened to cut off access to a rural community in northern California where authorities have ordered the evacuations of some 2,500 residents. Erratic winds and high temperatures were fueling the Pawnee Fire in the Spring Valley region about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento. The blaze imperiled the single road leading into a mostly residential community ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif Warns Of “Consequences” For Dragging His Daughter To Court In Panama Papers Case

ISLAMABAD:  Nawaz Sharif today warned that those who dragged his daughter Maryam to Pakistan’s anti-corruption court in the Panama papers case will bear the consequences of their actions. Three corruption cases were launched last year against the deposed Pakistan prime minister and his family on their posh properties in London which were allegedly bought in 1990s when he served as premier. Nawaz ... Read More »

Indian American businessman Neil Mathew approached by top Bollywood director

Neil Mathew is a well-established entrepreneur who kick-started his career with a luxury concierge business. The young businessman has expressed his love for Bollywood movies in several interviews and was recently approached to be a part of a movie that is also said to star actors Sidharth Malohtra and Shraddha Kapoor. When asked if he took the role, he stated ... Read More »

Steamy & viral pictures of Padma Lakshmi as she dares to bare all

Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi, who is a known actress, food expert and model, has gone wild as she dared to bare all for a photoshoot. One of the bestselling authors, Padma Lakshmi is making new waves with her sultry bathtub photoshoot. She is a popular face on TV as she hosts reality show ‘Top Chef’, which won the Emmy Award for ... Read More »

PM Modi meets and Chinese President Xi Jinping for informal summit

WUHAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met for an informal summit in central China’s Wuhan city. During their summit, the two leaders are expected to work out a consensus between the two countries to resolve a host of issues, including the boundary question. However, no agreement is likely to be signed during the informal talks. ... Read More »

Udaipur Breaks World Record by Donating more than Three Lakh pieces of Clothing

Udaipur: 76,000 donors from across the globe donated more than 3 lakh pieces of clothing to break the world record in clothing donation today. The campaign was organised by Shri Lakshyaraj Singh. The previous world record was held by Dubai where the local citizens had donated 295,122 articles of clothing in 2016. Speaking about the achievement, Shri Lakshyaraj Singh said, “Roti, ... Read More »

Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump in TIME`s most influential people`s list

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, US President Doanld Trump, newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are among the contenders this year for TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people who have made an impact on the contemporary world. For more than a decade, the TIME 100 annual list ... Read More »