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The Internet Archive is working to preserve public Google+ posts before it shuts down

Google is set to begin deleting data from its beleaguered social network, Google+ in April, but before that happens, the Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam say that they are working to preserve public posts on the platform before they vanish forever.........Read more

Gautam Gambhir furious with assault on Amit Bhandari: Won't let this slip under the carpet

Gautam Gambhir expressed his anger over an incident where the chairman of DDCA senior selection committee Amit Bhandari was assaulted by a group of unidentified men during the Under-23 team's trials at St Stephen's College ground.........Read more

Over 21,000 Indians overstayed visas in US last year, says report

In the year 2017, more than 21,000 Indians who were supposed to leave the country at the end of their permissible limits overstayed their visas.........Read more

Softbank Pours $2.25 Billion Into GM's Bid for Self-Driving Dominance

The Softbank Vision Fund is investing $2.25 billion in Cruise, the arm of General Motors tasked with developing fully self-driving cars and putting them into commercial service somewhere in 2019.........Read more

Mercedes-AMG Sells MV Agusta To ComSar Invest

German carmaker Mercedes AMG owned 25 percent stake in MV Agusta, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Now, the German brand has sold its 25 percent stake to ComSar Invest, which is a part of the Black Ocean group. ........Read more

DriveSpark - Mitsubishi Expander MPV Teased Ahead Of Debut

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi is all set to reveal its new MPV named as the Expander. The three-row MPV will make its global debut at the 2017 Indonesian Auto Show in Jakarta next month. Ahead of that, Mitsubishi has revealed the teaser images of the new MPV. The front fascia of the Expander features multiple-slat grille and LED daytime running lights.........Read more

Having fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child chubby, says study

Mummies-to-be who like drinking fizzy drinks beware, research says that pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day before childbirth could be increasing their child’s risk of becoming obese.........Read more

Actress abduction case: Dileep’s police custody extended till Saturday

It seems that actor Dileep’s troubles are not likely to end anytime. According a leading news agency, an Angamalay court has extended his police custody in connection with the actress abduction case. It was supposed to end today, however, post the court’s order, Dileep will remain with the cops till Saturday 5 pm. This will help the cops in tracing evidence.........Read more

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on IT exemption for political donations

As Sharma pressed for an urgent hearing, contending that political parties were taking advantage of demonetisation and large deposits of upto Rs 20,000 were being made in their accounts, the bench said that the law is in operation for last 50 years and what was happening was that only deposits are being made. Not persuaded by Sharma’s plea that political party would withdrew the money so deposited, the bench directed the listing of the matter on January 11, declining the plea for a hearing on January 3.........Read more

India has most urban-dwellers without sanitation

With the breakneck speed of expansion of cities, India has the greatest number of urban-dwellers in the world without safe, private toilets and practising open defecation though the government has made sanitation a priority, a report by a global NGO says.........Read more

Pierce Brosnan bonds with Pan Bahar; hope he got good money

This can only mean pan baron Dinesh Jain — seller of “The world most expensive pan masala” — has decided to make the old Bond his ‘Pehchan Kamyabi Ki’. Saif Ali Khan, who used to sell the Pan with the “most stylish can” so far, has sure not managed to impress them with his Agent Vinod antics. I just hope Brosnan made enough money to seal his retirement with this one. If he didn’t then, well, he’s going to find himself panned.........Read more

Govt appoints three members to Monetary Policy Committee

Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua, and Ravindra Dholakia have been appointed for four years........Read more

Here’s why Uber’s self driving attempt can be a success

Uber has just launched its driverless (automated) taxi service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the US. Though the company isn’t the first to roll out such taxis—that distinction belongs to Singapore’s........Read more

Sania Mirza-Monica Niculescu win Connecticut title

This is the first title for Sania and Niculescu playing together as they trumped the duo of Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine and Chuang Chia-Jung of Taiwan in the final.........Read more

Scorpene Data Leak: The Australian Uploads Second Set of Documents

However, a top defence analyst allayed fears that it could compromise the security of the strategically important combat vessels.........Read more

Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai in line for Khel Ratna?

Two of India's 2016 Olympians, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai, may have been recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest honour in sports, according to TV reports.........Read more

Selective foeticide: AIIMS study reveals dark side of Delhi

The posh south Delhi has a dark secret, as an AIIMS study on medico-legal autopsy findings of 238 foetuses and newborns abandoned in the area between 1996-2012 points towards female foeticide in the national capital.........Read more

MHA to move note on Rs 2,000 crore for PoK settlers

After PM Modi's statement on PoK, the Home Ministry is set to release financial package for refugees living in J&K. The one-time settlement likely to impact more than 36,000 families who migrated to J&K. Homwever, the move may cause discontent among the refugees of West Pakistan........Read more

Watch the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's World War II movie Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's first World War II story, Dunkirk, just got its first teaser trailer. The film, which stars Tom Hardy, newcomer Fionn Whitehead, and Bridge of Spies' Mark Rylance, also features...........Read more

Dna exclusive: Our rozi-roti depends on dead cattle, we will not stop skinning, say Dalits of Rajkot

dna exclusive: Our rozi-roti depends on dead cattle, we will not stop skinning, say Dalits of Rajkot - It's only two weeks since the cattle skinners in Una town of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat were attacked by self-proclaimed 'gau rakshaks'. dna, in a 4-part series, investigates the plight of cattle skinners, belonging to the Dalit community of Gujarat, the government's apathy towards them, slump in the leather business, and the real reason behind dwindling population of cows........Read more

Kerala cops arrest youth with links to Zakir Naik for recruiting men for ISIS

A joint team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and Kerala Police on Thursday arrested a youth allegedly associated with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's foundation in connection with a case registered in Kochi.........Read more

Immune system can affect social behaviour

The researchers developed and employed a novel systems-biology approach to investigate the complex dialogue between immune signalling and brain function.........Read more

7th Pay Commission: For now only 14.27% hike in basic pay, not overall 23.5%

AK Mathur panel had recommended overall 23.55 percent hike - basic pay plus allowances -  for Central government employees and pensioners. ........Read more

10 lakh bankers to strike on July 29 over govt policies : AIBEA

The employees of public sector banks, old private banks, regional rural banks, foreign banks and co-operative banks will participate in the strike, he said in a statement.........Read more

Quess Corp to make stock market debut on Tuesday

Quess Corp.’s initial public offering (IPO) was oversubscribed 145 times earlier this month, emerging as the most oversubscribed IPO in the past nine years........Read more

Govt forwards 78 names to SC Collegium for appointment as HC judges

With high courts facing a shortage of 470 judges, the government has forwarded to the Supreme Court Collegium names of 78 persons from state judicial services and the bar recommended by various state collegiums for appointment as judges.........Read more

IPhone 7 leaked photos show a smaller, thicker device than the iPhone 6S

iPhone 7 leaked photos show a smaller, thicker device than the iPhone 6S - Photos purportedly leaked from within the supply chain tell a story of a lot of design changes.........Read more

Govt appoints committee to examine possibility of new financial year

Govt appoints committee to examine possibility of new financial year - The Committee, headed by former CEA Shankar Acharya, will examine the desirability and feasibility of having a new financial year.........Read more

Shooting in Dhaka's diplomatic zone, many foreigners believed to be taken hostage

There has been a shooting incident near a restaurant in Bangladesh's Gulshan diplomatic zone, the police has said. Several foreigners are believed to have been taken hostage inside the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant, the police has said.........Read more

Rs 43,000 cr undisclosed income found in last 2 years, says govt

Revenue secretarty HasmukhAdhia, however, did not specify whether the money belonged to individuals or corporates.........Read more

Day after NDMC officer was killed, office of L-G sought action on complaint against him

Khan was shot dead outside his house in Jamia Nagar on May 16 by two motorcycle-borne assailants.........Read more

Education panel: ‘Curb politics on campus, put limits on campus stay’

The suggestion is significant against the backdrop of the recent protests in universities such as JNU and HCU. The HRD Ministry is currently drafting a policy document based on the report of this panel.........Read more

Finally Equal Pay at Squash Nationals, Thanks to Dipika Pallikal

Pallikal had been boycotting the nationals since 2012, demanding equal prize money for women and men.........Read more

'Sedition' video clips of Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid are authentic, police say

The raw footage of the event, obtained from a Hindi news channel, was sent to the CBI forensic lab in New Delhi for examination, the police said. "The CBI lab sent a report to Delhi Police's Special Cell on June 8 saying the raw footage was authentic," a police source said.........Read more

Trade, Energy and Security on Agenda as Modi Embarks on 5-Nation Tour

During his talks with the leadership of Switzerland, the Prime Minister is also likely to raise the issue of black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks.........Read more

Is Facebook Really Listening to Your Conversations?

Professor Burns claims that the Facebook app might be using the data to serve its users with relevant advertisements.........Read more

Assam election results 2016: Meet Himanta Biswa Sarma, ex-Congress minister, the man behind BJP’s historic victory

Meet Himanta Biswa Sarma, one of the key men behind BJP's historic victory in Assam. Sarma, formerly a minister in Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's government...........Read more

Japan's Softbank has revealed some exciting details on India's hottest startups

Japan's Softbank Group throws some light on secretive Indian startups.........Read more

Ted Cruz drops out of presidential race as Trump wins big in Indiana

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders was leading Hillary Clinton by a modest margin, but the race was still considered too close to call.........Read more

Panama Papers: Ajay Devgan took over BVI firm, says government knows

When contacted, Ajay Devgan told The Indian Express, “This company was set up with RBI guidelines for overseas direct investment route. Proper disclosures have been made by my family in the tax returns as required by law.”........Read more