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Honda H'ness CB 350 LAUNCHED in India From Rs. 1.9 Lakh

Honda’s two-wheeler division appears to be having a busy schedule of late as the new Hornet 2.0 debuted only a few weeks ago and it has now been followed by a new cruiser motorcycle today. The Japanese manufacturer has long been anticipated to compete against Royal Enfield but it has comfortably stuck with selling volume based scooters, commuters and a very few sporty motorcycles. The Rebel series comprising of the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 have long been considered to make their debut in India due to their engine capacity and the possibility to rival the mid-capacity Royal Enfield motorcycles. But it did not turn out to be the case as the new Honda H’Ness CB350 has made its domestic premiere to directly take on the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 as well as the upcoming Meteor 350. Priced From Rs. 1.9 Lakh, Honda H’ness CB350 is now the most affordable CB retro model while helping in differentiating from the RE range with a niche appeal courtesy of a more premium appeal, upright riding position with tall handlebar and middle set footpegs. The retro motorcycle will be sold exclusively through BigWing dealerships across the country. Some of the interesting design details are round-shaped headlamp, circular instrument cluster, chrome embellishment for an upmarket presence. The retro-styled chromed exhaust pipe on the right-hand side, sturdy fuel tank, classic looking fenders and tail lamp with retro turn indicators do make for an appealing overall styling.........Read more

President Ram Nath Kovind Confers National Sports Awards To Record 74 Sportspersons In A Virtually Held Ceremony

In the first-ever virtually held National Sports Award ceremony held today (29 August), President Ram Nath Kovind conferred a record 74 sporting figures with prestigious awards and honours, Indian Express. Awardees attended the ceremony online, with 60 of the 74 total logging in live from 11 centres of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) spread across different cities. Of them, a total of five were honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, while 27 were honoured with the Arjuna award. President Kovind applauded the awardees as their names were announced and their achievements cited. Meanwhile, Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju shared that this marked the first-ever awards ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak began, in which President Kovind has taken part. The National Sports Award ceremony is held once each year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, who won the nation acclaim and laurels with his sporting prowess, inspiring many to emulate his efforts and success.........Read more

"Inappropriate...": Lok Sabha Speaker To European Union Parliament On Anti-CAA Resolutions

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has written to the President of the European Union parliament a day after 600 of its 751 Parliament members moved six resolutions on the Citizenship Amendment Act, expressing concern that it would create the "largest statelessness crisis in the world". Pointing out that such a resolution would set an "unhealthy precedent", the Speaker wrote: "It is inappropriate for a legislature to pass judgement on another, a practice that can be surely misused for vested interests".........Read more

Giriraj Attacks Nitish, 'Apologises' to Those Deprived of Durga Puja Festivities Due to Floods

“The Durga Puja festivities have commenced from today. On behalf of the NDA, I beg for forgiveness from those who have not been able to organise pandals and fairs due to floods in their respective areas.” ........Read more

India has gained lot of respect all around the world in the last 5 yrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the respect and enthusiasm for India has increased significantly on the world stage in the last five years, as he was given a rousing welcome by BJP workers here on his return from nearly a week-long trip to the US. Addressing the gathering outside the Palam Airport, Modi noted that the grand 'Howdy Modi' diaspora event in Houston saw the attendance of US President Donald Trump and both the Republicans and the Democrats. He said what stood out was the manner in which the Indian community in the US showcased their presence. "After assuming office in 2014, I went to the United Nations. I went to the United Nations even now. In these five years, I have seen a big change... in the eyes of the world and also the world leaders, the respect for India, the enthusiasm towards India has increased significantly. "The main reason is because of the 130 crore Indians who elected a strong government," the prime minister said. Six BJP MPs from Delhi and its national working president J P Nadda were present at the event organised by the party unit in the city, which is preparing for assembly polls early next year. Former Delhi BJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel also attended the event. Modi termed it as "a memorable welcome". The Prime Minister interacted with party workers, who had lined up outside the airport with drums and cutouts of Modi and 'Howdy Modi' event, hailing him for his "successful" US visit.........Read more

This Hyderabad man juggles three jobs to take care of his 45 HIV+ adopted kids 

Anand's foster father was no less caring than his biological father would have been but he was clueless about how to take care of an HIV positive child. For representational purposes When Anand* first came to Chennai, he was seven. This was the first time he came to a metro city but it wasn't a fun visit. Anand had lost his family and his closest relatives to HIV and was positive himself. No one back home in Andhra Pradesh sympathised with the child rather they wanted him out of his life. He eventually found a home and a nice family in 2005. His foster father was no less caring than his biological father would have been but he was clueless about how to take care of an HIV positive child. "I did not know how to take care of him. Both my wife and I would leave for work and he would stay at home alone. When I came back to feed him lunch, I often found him balled up in the corner of the room," said Solomon Raj, who had always wanted to adopt kids and finally adopted Anand in 2005. He thought of taking him to the office would help but it turned out no one wanted to have a positive kid around for too long.........Read more

Supreme Court refuses to interfere with EC notification on separate Rajya Sabha bypolls on 2 Gujarat seats

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the Election Commission’s separate notification for bypolls on two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, ruling that the courts could not intervene once the poll panel issues the order. The two Rajya Sabha seats fell vacant following the election of BJP president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar and Union minister Smriti Irani from Amethi to the Lok Sabha. Pareshbhai Dhanani, Congress MLA from Amreli and Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, had asked the top court to order the poll panel to hold the bypolls simultaneously. The Congress saw a chance of winning one Rajya Sabha seat if the election to both the seats are held together. The Congress has 75 members in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly while the BJP has 100. Seven seats are vacant. ........Read more

This is What we Have Been Reduced to: Omar Abdullah on J-K Highway Ban

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah lambasts the Centre's decision to restrict civilian movement on Jammu-Srinagar Highway, tweets letter by a family seeking to use the route to attend a wedding.........Read more

Powerful 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, Tsunami Warning Lifted

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday. No casualty or loss of property has been reported as of now. Following the earthquake, Indonesia’s national disaster agency briefly issued a tsunami warning before cancelling it. ........Read more

Cryptocurrencies plunge after hack on a South Korean exchange

Cryptocurrencies plunged in Asia today after a hack on a South Korean exchange sparked fresh concerns about the safety of the digital units.........Read more

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes, others booked by CBI

The CBI has registered an FIR against Air Asia group CEO Tony Fernandes and others for alleged violation of norms........Read more

New TV set-top boxes may feature chips for 'more authentic' viewership data for channels

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has proposed installation of a chip in new television set-top boxes which will provide data about channels watched and their duration. This would help advertisers and the DAVP to spend their advertising expenditure wisely. Only those channels which are widely watched will get promoted. The move is seen to end the monopoly of the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), which measures the television audience preferences in the country.........Read more

Ovarian rejuvenation can lead to pregnancy even after menopause, say doctors

Women can get pregnant even after menopause with the help of ovarian rejuvenation, doctors claim. Ovarian rejuvenation involves puncturing the ovaries using needles and injecting a woman's blood into her ovaries. This would allow the eggs to become fully mature and viable, and might help in overcoming ovary-aging.........Read more

Walmart in talks to buy more than 40% of Flipkart: report

Walmart Inc. is in talks to purchase a stake of more than 40% in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, a direct challenge to Amazon.com Inc in Asia’s third-largest economy, In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the US retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week.........Read more

Limited Edition Range Rover SV Coupe Interior Teased

The Limited Edition two-door Range Rover SV Coupe interior teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Land Rover, the company will produce only 999 units of the Range Rover SV Coupe. Each of these vehicles will be hand-assembled by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in SV Technical Centre in Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire, UK.........Read more

After going public, Justice Chelameswar refuses to comment on crisis with folded hands

Chelameswar, who was away from the national capital since Friday and resumed holding of the court from Monday, did not accept any questions from scribes on the progress of resolving the deadlock. With folded hands, he told the media at a book launch, " this is not the place or time for me to speak on the issue.........Read more

Indian Men’s team go down 2-0 to Belgium in Four Nations Hockey`

The men in blue put up a fighting performance, but they went down by two goals to the highly-rated Belgium side in the fourth match of the Four Nations Hockey at the Blake Park on Thursday. The squad will now begin preparations to face New Zealand in their match which will be played on Saturday.........Read more

Maharashtra to hold global investors summit

Titled as the Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018 Global Investors Summit, to be held from 18-20 February, the summit would see a participation from India Inc and top global companies. ........Read more

At least three policemen killed in IED blast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

There was deployment in the run-up to Republic Day on 26th January when there was a strong explosion around 10.20 am at Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Three policemen were killed on the spot, one is seriously injured........Read more

Jayalalithaa wanted to take action in gutkha scam: T.N. ex-Chief Secretary Rama Mohana Rao

Breaking his silence on the multi-crore gutkha scam, former Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao on Tuesday said the then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had wanted to take “appropriate action” against those named in the scandal by the Income Tax department, based on a note sent by him to her. However, she was hospitalised before she could crack the whip.........Read more

Pakistan working with Congress to beat BJP in Gujarat polls: PM

The alleged meeting between Pakistani leaders saw Modi attack Congress in what came across as a bid to play the polarising card by sticking a "pro-Pak" label on Congress. ​​​Modi said the ‘secret meeting’ lasted three hours.........Read more

Telangana announces incubator for women startups

Minister for Information Technology K. T. Rama Rao announced at the end of the summit that WE-Hub would be modelled on the lines of T-Hub, the country's largest technology incubator which earned appreciation at the summit.........Read more

Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed files petition in UN to drop terrorist tag

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has moved the United Nations asking that he be removed from the list of designated terrorists.........Read more

India ships wheat to Afghanistan via Chabahar

It will open up new opportunities for trade and transit from and to Afghanistan and enhance trade and commerce between the three countries (India, Iran and Afghanistan) and the wider region.........Read more

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.........Read more

Arrested al Qaeda Terrorist Was Working For The Cause of Rohingya Muslims, Says Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Monday said that the alleged al Qaeda terrorist Shumon Haq arrested by them was espousing the cause of Rohingyas. Addressing the media, DCP Special Cell P Kushwaha said, “He came to India to set up base in Mizoram, Manipur and send people to Myanmar, basically espousing the cause of Rohingyas.” Kushwaha said that Haq is a British citizen who came to Bangladesh to recruit people.........Read more

Gun rise: Illegal factories in Bihar, Bengal make a killing

53,272 guns were seized nationally, but country-made weapons like the one suspected to have been used to kill Gauri Lankesh flow freely. The tribals in Bastar use it. The Maoists in Dandakaranya swear by it. The gangs of Mumbai kill with it, and poachers in Tamil Nadu hunt with it. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the trade in illegal, country-made weapons thrives. Such guns include the kind suspected to have been used to murder people like Gauri Lankesh and Gulshan Kumar of T-series.........Read more

Scientists identify climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks

The University of Liverpool is part of an international team of scientists that have identified the climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks, with a new study undertaken in India.........Read more

Yamaha Teases T7 Adventure Motorcycle

Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Yamaha has teased its upcoming adventure motorcycle based on the MT-07. The teaser video states that more details will be revealed on September 6, 2017. The new adventure motorcycle from Yamaha is likely to be the production version of the T7 concept model showcased at the 2016 EICMA Show in Italy.........Read more

As governments slept, this high-profile Srinagar businessman channelised funds for ISI

From being a driver of late Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Lone to one the main links between the ISI and Kashmir separatists, Zahoor Watali has come a long way. It finally took the NIA days of investigations and painful collection of evidence before Watali was arrested.........Read more

Narayana Murthy hits back at Infosys board, says not chasing money or power

Hours after the Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka blamed founder and former CEO Narayana Murthy for his resignation, NRN hit back, saying he will reply to all the allegations when the time is right. ........Read more

Vijay Nambisan, poet and writer, dead

Poet and writer Vijay Nambisan, who became the first All India Poetry Champion in 1988, passed away on Thursday. He co-authored Gemini, a poetry book, with Jeet Thayil and Dom Moraes. He championed the ethical use of language and made an appeal to readers, writers and enthusiasts of literature in his book ‘Language as an Ethic’. He was 54 years old.........Read more

This giant exoplanet has a glowing atmosphere

Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to visualize WASP-121b’s stratosphere, an outer atmospheric layer that has never been convincingly shown in planets outside our solar system before. To give you some context of where its located, there's a good chance you've visited the stratosphere: when you’re flying in a plane, that is. On Earth, the stratosphere is located above the troposphere (where we live) and below the outermost layers of our atmosphere. The defining characteristic of the stratosphere is that the temperature gets warmer as you move outward.........Read more

These are top 25 companies in the world; check if your employer is there on the coveted list

Every professional has a dream of working for the best company in the world. If not the best, at least some of the top companies in the world. LinkedIn has released a list – 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Companies – which represents the firms around the world that are wooing today’s top talent. ........Read more

UPSC topper from AP lands in legal soup for producing ‘fake’ disability certificate

A petition filed by Muralikrishna, a Hyderabad-based advocate contented that GopalaKrishna, who belongs to OBC category, had sought concession in the main exam last year by providing a fake certificate stating that he has 45% disability. While the cut-off marks for qualifying for the Mains examination for OBC candidates was 110.66, Ronanki could get only 91.34. ........Read more

Humans will most likely find alien life within the next two decades

Humans may be able to detect alien life within the next two decades, according to experts who believe that the hunt for life beyond our planet may soon yield results.........Read more

Not linked your Aadhaar with PAN yet? Just send an SMS, says I-T dept

The Income Tax department issued advertisements in leading national dailies and described how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.........Read more

World No Tobacco Day: Do you want to quit smoking? Try this helpline

Counselling along with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the best option. According to a study done by Kumar, 52.9% of the people who underwent counselling along with NRT had quit for a year. “Counselling helps people in setting a quit-date and prepare to reach their goal. They are aware about the withdrawal symptoms and know how to deal with it,” said Dr Kumar.........Read more

GST rates announced

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday finalised the tax rates that would apply to most goods, including essentials such as toothpaste, hair oil, coal, cereal, milk, and sugar. Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said that 81% of the items would be taxed at below 18%.........Read more

Menace of 'WannaCry Ransomware' hits Bengal and Kerala

Officials from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) confirmed the development and said it has been detected at four offices in West Midnapore district affecting PCs in four blocks of Belda, Datan, Narayngarh and Keshiyari. After striking West Bengal Electricity utility, WannaCry ransomware has also struck Kerala's Wayanad Panchayat office. Four computers in a Panchayat office in Wayanad have been suspected to attacked by the virus.........Read more

Many people don’t like me because I take a stand, R Ashwin says

The moment I say something political, there will be stones pelted at my house; my family and I also have to live. We are always worried about mobs. I have lived peacefully in the heart of Chennai all my life and I want to continue doing so. I don't want to have to flee the country that I love and that has given me so much.........Read more

Ankur Mittal wins gold at the ISSF world cup in Mexico

Ankur Mittal has landed India’s first medal at the ISSF world cup in Mexico by clinching gold in the men’s double trap event on Wednesday. Mittal, who has set a world record in the process, has beaten Australia’s James Willet and China’s Ying Qui to claim top honors at the event.........Read more

Punjab govt okays 33% reservation for women in state jobs

In a major decision, the Punjab cabinet has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in all government jobs. The decision was taken in the first cabinet meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.........Read more

This Journalist Is Going Through Hell For Exposing Illegal Beach Sand Mining In Tamil Nadu

Sandhya Ravishankar, an independent journalist based in Chennai, has two policemen stationed outside her home to protect her from possible harm from the external world. But they can do precious little about the stream of abuse and threat she has been receiving on phone and social media in the last few weeks. All hell has broken loose since Ravishankar published a four-part series on illegal beach sand mining along the Tamil Nadu coast.........Read more

Delhi on 'very high' alert as IS members on the run

Based on this information, a high alert has been sounded in the national capital. Alerts have been sounded in the adjoining areas of Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon. The police have been told to keep a tight vigil. IB reports say that these youth may try and target shrines in Sarnath, Varanasi and Barabanki. This was disclosed during the investigations that were conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad.........Read more

India has the best internet policy in the world, but actually getting online is another story

India shared the top spot for best internet policy with Japan, Oman, Malaysia, and Chile. However, despite its robust policy score, India’s overall rank was 36. That’s because the country is crippled by infrastructural shortcomings and bureaucratic nightmares that make it nearly impossible to implement all the policies with ease—leaving many in India without the internet access the policies promise.........Read more

Organisations used International arbitrary conversion factors to measure India's air quality

The Central Pollution Control Board — an Environment Ministry organisation that sets guidelines for monitoring and controlling pollution — says international studies linking air quality in India to disease and death are flawed because “…the ethologic, personnel immunity (sic) and demography of India are incomparable with international practices.”........Read more

Government plan: Make sport must in schools, have marks

According to the ministry’s plan, students will be marked on their involvement in sporting activities, and sport will be a subject they will have to pass. The policy is likely to be rolled out in phases, beginning with making it compulsory in Class 1 in 2018, and then introducing it in higher classes.........Read more

Rohith Vemula not a Dalit, says collector; Andhra govt to cancel SC certificate

It’s now official. The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to declare Rohith Vemula, the research scholar of University of Hyderabad whose suicide in January 2016 triggered a nationwide uproar, as belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and that he was not a Dalit.........Read more

TN Government's chief Prosecutor informs Madras HC that 119 AIADMK MLAs have given their statements

A submission to this effect was made by public prosecutor of Tamil Nadu R Rajarathinam when habeas corpus petitions alleging that AIADMK legislators were being kept in illegal confinement resorts came up for hearing.........Read more

Engineering colleges may reduce seats, look beyond IT for campus placements

Weak earnings and visa curbs have forced IT companies to go easy on campus hiring, prompting engineering colleges to consider reducing seats in some streams with low recruitments, placement officials from at least three campuses said. “All companies have reduced their hiring by 15-20%. There is about 30-40% drop in placements this year. While Brexit is one thing, automation and (concerns over) H-1B visa is adding to the lack of jobs,” ........Read more

BJP waits and watches as O Panneerselvam said to have PM Modi, Amit Shah support

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s decision to make himself unavailable Monday is being seen as a calculated move to give some time to the anti-Sasikala faction in the AIADMK to gather strength and plan the next step towards a Constitutional challenge to Sasikala. Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan camped in New Delhi last month and met many Congress leaders and senior lawyers including Kapil Sibal. This set off hectic discussions within the BJP over its stand vis a vis the Chennai power struggle.........Read more

Bharti Airtel in talks with Telenor to buy India business for $350 million: ET Now

Bharti Airtel, the country’s leading telecom operator by users, is in talks with Norway-based Telenor for buying its India business for $350 million, ET Now reported on Monday.........Read more

Next January Vine app will be Vine camera to make six-second looping videos

In a puzzling turn, Vine declared that the app's greatly mourned death has been mostly exaggerated. Instead of shutting down completely, next January the Vine app will become Vine Camera that allows users to make the six-second looping videos that has made Vine a hit. Users will be able to either add the videos to Twitter or save these to own phone. Vines will loop on Twitter just as it did on the Vine app. Vine Camera will also direct Vine users to follow each other on Twitter.........Read more

RTOs set to go cashless from January 2017

The transport department has started installing Point of Sale (PoS) machines at its zonal offices and the trial run of the cashless transaction system is being carried out at some places. “From January, people coming to RTO offices can pay fee of various services—permits, driving licence, fitness certificates—using their debit, credit cards. Applicants won’t be required to make payments in cash,” a senior government official said.........Read more

Nusli Wadia voted out as director of Tata Motors

A day after he was removed from Tata Steel's board, shareholders of Tata Motors on Friday voted out Nusli Wadia as director of the company. In the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held yesterday, 71.20 per cent of the votes polled voted in favour of a resolution moved by promoter Tata Sons seeking his removal, according a regulatory filing by the company.........Read more

'Collateral Beauty' Review: Forgive the great cast for they knew not what they did

Howard (Smith) has been grieving for two years -- he lost his six-year-old daughter to cancer -- and he barely finds time to do anything else, but create domino stacks and write letters to Love, Time and Death. Well, that doesn't bode well if you're the main man at an ad agency. You need to be the talker, but when you grieve, the words don't come, right? Well, his associates Whit (Norton), Claire (Winslet) and Simon (Peña) can't wait and seek to 'gaslight' him out, with a plan that makes you wonder: with friends like this, who needs enemies?........Read more

Dementia is likely to be controlled like HIV/AIDS by 2025: Research institute

As per the global dementia statistics worldwide, there are 46.8 million people suffering from it. There are chances brain to restore the brain's mental ability once this neurodegenerative disease is halted, Professor Bart De Strooper believes. Strooper is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.........Read more

Sexiest Asian woman rankings: Nia Sharma leaves Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt behind

Indian television sensation Nia Sharma has reportedly emerged as the third sexiest Asian woman. Yes, you read that right. The 25-year-old actress left Bollywood divas - Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt – behind in this race. Deepika Padukone has topped the list while Priyanka Chopra gained the second spot in the rankings.........Read more

99 percent counterfeit Apple chargers fail basic safety test: UK Trading Standards Institute

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) investigated into the safety of counterfeit electronics. In an operation, investigators purchased 400 different Apple chargers online, from various suppliers around the world. Out of these 397 failed a basic safety test. CTSI is warning consumers of the dangers of using counterfeit products. “Only buy second-hand electrical goods that have been tested and only buy online electrical goods from trusted suppliers,” said Leon Livermore, CTSI chief executive. “It might cost a few pounds more but counterfeit and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life, or the life of a loved-one.”........Read more

World’s richest temple Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams turns to TCS to tide over demonetisation drive

As donations made in cash and other valuables to some of the “rich temples” in the country surged after demonetisation, causing the taxman to take note, the governing bodies of some of these places of worship have begun giving unprecedented emphasis on shifting to a cashless system.........Read more

Google is using its deep learning tech to diagnose disease

A neural network is kind of like an artificial brain, albeit a simple one. By showing it a huge set of images of patients with and without retina damage, engineers can train the network to distinguish between diseased and non-diseased eyes. After the training, the Google team tested the neural network to see if the algorithm could detect diabetic retinopathy as well as ophthalmologists, who had seen the same images.........Read more

Callers for dollars: Inside Thane's scam call centres

At least 15,000 people in US lost more than $300 million in an "enormous and complex call centre fraud" running since 2013. Investigators have arrested 20 people in US and cops have made 75 arrests following October raids on three premises in Thane.........Read more

LS passes Bill to tax money deposited in banks after demonetisation

As per the proposed amendment, those caught illegally converting money will have to cough up 60 per cent tax plus penalties, which will come to 85 per cent.........Read more

Badly trimmed beard, Goa plan land fugitive Sikh militant Mintoo in police net

Sikh militant leader Harminder Singh Mintoo was recaptured from a railway station in New Delhi early on Monday, after policemen hunting for the fugitive became suspicious of his...........Read more

Protein and salt drive post-meal sleepiness

Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps.........Read more

With only 250 convictions, India’s cybercrime conviction rate remains abysmally low

Data released recently by the National Crimes Records Bureau of India reveals that India’s rate of conviction for cybercrime remains abysmally low.........Read more

Select petrol pumps to dispense cash up to Rs 2,000 from today

From Friday, you need not queue up at a bank for your daily cash. You can simply walk into a petrol pump run by state-run oil companies and get up to Rs 2,000 by swiping your debit card where POS machines are available.........Read more

Video shows SIMI men who escaped Bhopal prison shot dead, NIA to probe encounter

All eight terrorists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail earlier today, were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the city.........Read more

A week away from presidential elections, Donald Trump needs a last-ditch surge

The race for president reaches its final mile next week amid October surprises, but on the road to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, Hillary Clinton still has several ways to find her way to Washington.........Read more

J-K: BSF says it killed 15 Pak Rangers, 2 Indian civilians died on side

Firing mortar shells and using automatic weapons, Pakistani troops targeted civilian areas and forward security posts along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir. BSF said that as per the ammunition used in firing and shelling, it appeared that Pakistani Army is supporting its paramilitary Rangers along the IB.........Read more

Uber publishes a white paper to present a concept future similar to "The Jetsons"

Flying commuters like George Jetson could be whizzing to work through the sky less than 10 years from now, according to ride-services provider Uber, which believes the future of transportation is literally looking up.........Read more

Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation to be banned soon: Home ministry

NEW DELHI: An NGO promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will soon be banned under the anti-terror law, with the home ministry preparing a draft cabinet note for it.........Read more

SP crisis: Mulayam Singh Yadav sacks pro-Akhilesh Ram Gopal Yadav for 'colluding with the BJP'

The spate of actions and reactions in the feud-ridden Samajwadi Party continued on Sunday evening with the Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav sacking Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav from Samajwadi Party for six years.........Read more

Fear of cyber threat: Union Ministers asked not to carry smartphones to Cabinet meets

An Office Memorandum issued by the Cabinet Secretariat on October 17 on the subject “Carrying smartphones/mobile phones inside meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet Committees” states, “It has been decided that smart phones/mobile phones will henceforth not be permitted inside the meeting venues of Cabinet/Cabinet Committees.”........Read more

Rise of the Superheroes: The Fascinating History of Comic Books In India

In 1947, noted Telugu movie producers, B. Nagi Reddy and Aluri Chakrapani, founded and published a children’s magazine in a bid to help Indian kids learn more about the country’s rich culture. Named Chandamama, the magazine published stories creatively adapted from mythological stories and epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata.........Read more

Google announced the rollout of Accelerated Mobile Pages for mobile results in India

Technology giant Google on Wednesday announced the roll-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for mobile search results in India that will load web pages at a lightning fast speed.........Read more

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani feels comment of actors isn't important, country should back soldiers

CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani feels comment of actors isn't important, country should back soldiers - What actors say is not important, the country needs to back soldiers, says Nihalani........Read more

Lots Of Today's Jobs Won't Exist In Future, Says Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, said automation, machine-learning, artificial intelligence and bots are happening - both in the software and BPO sectors.........Read more

BSE Sensex tanks 573 points as Indian Army reports surgical strikes at Pak terror launch pads

The 30-share BSE Sensex tanked 573 points intraday as the Indian Army announced the surgical strikes carried out last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. The BSE Sensex breached the 28,000-level and fell under it. The BSE Sensex fell 572.89 points or 2.02% to 27,719.92, with all sectoral indices led by realty, healthcare, power and metal slumping up to 5.05%, a PTI report said.........Read more

This Architect Has Mastered the Use of Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Materials in Construction

Trupti Doshi, an architect from Mumbai, says she was beyond shocked when, during a humanities class in college, she came to know about the “catastrophic levels of social and ecological devastation” that a construction project can lead to. So she set about learning more about the levels of pollutants released into the environment when conventional buildings come up. “That knowledge was extremely disturbing for me as a 20-year-old. I decided that I can’t follow a career on the beaten track; I had to do something different,” says Trupti.........Read more

China Develops Catapult-Launch Aircraft Carrier

It has been confirmed that China continues to develop its Catapult-Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) program for aircraft carriers, after the identification of a Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark carrier-borne fighter with CATOBAR apparatus, the US Naval Institute reported Thursday.........Read more

Drones In India: The Pull-Down Effect Of Overly Stringent Regulations

Overnight in October of 2014, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's civil aviation regulator, banned all drones from the Indian air........Read more

Controversy brews over Kerala's proposal to build dam over Siruvani river

TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Modi asking him to immediately make the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) withdraw its recommendations for conducting an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for the dam proposed by Kerala........Read more

Modi Has Lost Patience and Switched to Hostility: Chinese Media

A state-run Chinese daily on Monday cried foul over India’s move to extend enhanced compensation for victims of terror to people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.........Read more

Podcast: Is democracy about equality or authority?

Do societies really believe in equality as they preach or are there undercurrents of authoritarianism (and inequality) underlying the democratic facade? In this episode of the Myth and Culture podcast, Devdutt Pattanaik and Jerry Johnson talk about the history of democratic society and how the world has seen a shift in ideologies over the years. The two also discusses how the Right and Left both use authoritarianism to subdue individualism.........Read more

25 Ideas for Informal Learning

Informal learning can be a powerful approach to build a culture that celebrates curiosity and learning. Here are 25 ideas you can try (for free).........Read more

The Inspiring Story of Abhay Deshpande: How a CEO Made a Successful Exit Inspite of Every VC Turning Him Down!

As part of the continuing series of 'StartUp Summits' that I'm privileged to host across multiple cities in association with IAMAI ........Read more