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Android Oreo: Ingredients to improve useability are all in place

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- Google has revealed the official name of the next version of Android, ending months of speculation over what Android O would be. True to the Google tradition of naming the OS after some sort of confectionary, the upcoming version of Android has been named Android Oreo. The OS will roll out as OTA updates on Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6p smartphones and Pixel C tablet in the next few months and will be available ... Read More


UP police goes strict on Blue Whale challenge game

Lucknow, Aug. 22 -- Amidst news of children and even adults committing suicide while playing online game `Blue Whale Challenge', Uttar Pradesh police, as a precautionary measure, is planning to impose a ban or direct social media platforms such as Facebook, google, Instagram, Playstore and others to remove the link of the controversial game from their sites.

Official sources here today confirmed that on the lines of steps taken by the Central ... Read More


Benchmarks continue to trade in green

India, Aug. 22 -- Indian equity benchmarks continued their trade in green in the morning session on account of buying in frontline blue chip counters amid a firming trend in Asian markets. The rupee opened higher against dollar on account of selling of American currency from bankers and exporters. Foreign Portfolio Investors sold shares worth Rs 1,849 crore on Monday with gross purchases and gross sales of Rs 5035.17 crore and Rs 6884.58 crore, r... Read More


FDI inflow zooms 37% to $10.4 billion in Q1 FY18

India, Aug. 22 -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India zoomed 37% during the first quarter (April-June) of fiscal year 2017-18 to touch $10.4 billion. As per the data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the country had attracted FDI of $7.59 billion during same quarter previous year. The main sectors which attracted the highest foreign inflows include services, telecom, trading, computer hardware and software... Read More


Ganapati visarjan plans: Shri Ganesh Sewa Mandal will ditch the Yamuna for water tubs

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- Year after year, innumerous Ganesha idols are submerged in rivers on Ganesh Chaturthi as a religious practice. This year could be different.

Ahead of the festival on August 25, many aren't just switching to eco-friendly idols that don't cause water pollution, but a Delhi-based association will ditch the waterways altogether. Shri Ganesh Sewa Mandal will symbolically submerge Ganesha in a huge tub of water instead of the muc... Read More


Instant triple talaq struck down: Practice against Constitution and Islam, says SC

India, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court struck down on Tuesday the controversial Islamic divorce practice of instant triple talaq (Talaq-e-Biddat), saying it was arbitrary and against the tenets of Islam.

In a 3-2 verdict, the top court said instant triple talaq -- under which women have been divorced in one go even over email, WhatsApp and letters -- was against Article 14 of the Constitution, which guarantees the right to equality.

"Talaq-e-Bidda... Read More


Google search leads Delhi cops to 'super' thief who targeted the rich in Vasant Kunj

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- A thief who travelled to 'work' in a Chevrolet Cruze car and only targeted houses in the affluent south Delhi neighbourhoods, such as Vasant Kunj, was arrested on Monday after police used Google search to identify him.

Siddharth Mehrotra, 27, allegedly told his interrogators that he only targetted the houses of politicians, bureaucrats, government officers and businessmen. His victims include an ex-MP and a sub-divisional m... Read More


LIVE updates: Supreme Court bench scraps 'triple talaq' practice by 3-2 majority

New Delhi, Aug. 22 -- The Supreme Court today pronounced its final judgement on the constitutional validity of the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslim community at 10.30am today. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing on this matter during the summer vacation. The Muslim women, who had filed the petitions, have challenged the practice of 'triple tal... Read More


Android 8.0 'Oreo' announced; here are top 8 features

India, Aug. 22 -- It's official. Android's next iteration is called 'Oreo'.The public version of Android 8.0 has already started rolling out to select users. Google had released the first develop preview in March this year. The second developer preview was rolled out in May during Google I/O developer conference. The last and final developer version had rolled out in July.

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As per the tradition, Google's latest update will be availa... Read More


Sensex extends losses, ends 265 lower at 31,259: Infosys drags markets

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Stocks on Monday made an early attempt to come out of the Infosys jolt, but ultimately could not as the Sensex lost 266 points and the Nifty cracked below 9,800 at the close amid a lower opening in Europe.

The IT sector as a whole faced the backlash of Vishal Sikka's surprise resignation as Infosys CEO. The software giant suffered more los... Read More