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SC rejects states' pleas against 'Padmaavat' release
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
The Supreme Court has rejected pleas by the governments of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seeking a modification of its order which lifted the ban on 'Padmaavat' in four states. It added that the court's orders must be obeyed by the states. "Don't watch if you don't want to but there can't be a ban on the screening," the court added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:28 pm on 23 Jan
Team unveils smallpox-like virus, triggers controversy
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Canada-based researchers have presented their study on horsepox virus, which they claim could lead to a more effective vaccine against extinct smallpox. Critics have slammed the horsepox research saying the 'smallpox vaccine' justification doesn't make sense and it could lead to another outbreak. The team acknowledged human smallpox was eradicated 40 years ago but remains a public health concern.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:01 pm on 23 Jan
Android Oreo update displays WiFi speeds before connecting
short by Shifa Naseer / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Google is rolling out an Android Oreo update which displays WiFi speeds before connecting to networks. Users with 8.1 installed will be able to see one of four qualifiers next to open WiFi networks like 'Very Fast', 'Fast', 'OK' and 'Slow'. However, speeds won't show up for protected networks, and admins can also opt-out from having their connection speed displayed.
short by Shifa Naseer / 12:53 pm on 23 Jan
Relation with Cong at Centre wasn't smooth: Sheila Dikshit
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Former Delhi CM and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit in her autobiography 'Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life' has claimed that her government didn't have "smooth" relations with Manmohan Singh-led Centre. Referring to the handling of the Commonwealth Games and its subsequent allegations, Dikshit has stated she had a lot of differences in opinion with the Centre.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:39 pm on 23 Jan
NIA cannot probe Hadiya's marriage: SC on 'love jihad' case
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
While hearing the Kerala 'love jihad' case, the Supreme Court observed that the National Investigation Agency's probe cannot have any bearing on the legitimacy of Hadiya's marriage to Shafin Jahan. Adding that it couldn't look into the marital status if Hadiya said she married out of choice, the court said, "Only Hadiya had a right to decide on her choices".
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 12:54 pm on 23 Jan
Action ordered against teachers who shaved heads in protest
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered action against contractual teachers who tonsured their heads in protest. The government order said, "Take strict disciplinary action against those who violate the order and ensure that no payment is released for teachers for the period when they are on strike." Notably, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday agreed to the teachers' demands.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 12:07 pm on 23 Jan
Only 1 bottle of world's costliest nail polish was released
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Only one bottle of the world's most expensive nail polish was produced by Los Angeles-based luxury jewellery brand Azature. The nail polish consisted of black diamonds and was priced at $250,000 (₹1.6 crore). Before its launch, the $130,000 (₹83 lakh) Gold Rush nail polish by Models Own was considered the world's most expensive nail paint.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:41 pm on 23 Jan
Nifty hits 11,000 for the first time, Sensex crosses 36,000
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
India's benchmark indices opened at fresh record highs on Tuesday with Sensex and Nifty crossing 36,000 and 11,000 for the first time respectively. Sensex is trading 328 points higher at 36,126 while Nifty is trading 112 points higher at 11,078. Notably, Nifty touched 10,000 for the first time on July 25, 2017, whereas Sensex reached 35,000 on January 17.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 12:39 pm on 23 Jan
Phata hero, nikla poster, tweets user on Ranveer's outfit
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Reacting to Ranveer Singh wearing a suit with posters of Bollywood films on it at the Filmfare Awards, a Twitter user commented, "Phata Hero, Nikla Poster." "Deepika: I love old Bollywood movies. Ranveer: Say no more," wrote another user. "Best costume to play dumb charades in," read a comment. Meanwhile, another user wrote, "Only Ranveer can pull off that suit."
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:07 pm on 23 Jan
Not being married won't stop me from having kid: Jacqueline
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has said that not getting married won't stop her from having a child. "I don't find the need to settle down. If I find someone good [I will]," she added. Jacqueline further said, "Sometimes, I wonder if I want to bring someone into this world and put them through this."
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:25 pm on 23 Jan
Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Actor Prateik Babbar got engaged to his girlfriend Sanya Sagar on Monday at her farmhouse in Lucknow. "Holy snappp!... that just happened!" wrote Prateik while sharing a picture with Sanya. The couple, who has known each other for over eight years, started dating last year. They are yet to decide on a wedding date.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:30 pm on 23 Jan
Shastri defends Ajinkya Rahane's omission from first 2 Tests
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
India coach Ravi Shastri has defended the team management's decision to keep Ajinkya Rahane out from the first two Tests against South Africa, saying Rohit Sharma was the best option going by current form. "If Ajinkya had played the first Test and not done well, you would have asked me the same question about why Rohit hasn't played," said Shastri.
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:35 pm on 23 Jan
Facebook being used in ways never anticipated: FB executive
short by Aditi Verma / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Facebook's product manager Samidh Chakrabarti has admitted the company is "being used in unforeseen ways with societal repercussions that were never anticipated." In a blog post discussing social media's impact on democracy, Chakrabarti said Facebook allows people to spread misinformation and "corrode democracy." He added that Facebook has a moral duty to make itself as trustworthy as possible.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:15 pm on 23 Jan
Linux creator calls Intel's security patches 'utter garbage'
short by Shifa Naseer / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Open-source software operating systems Linux's Founder Linus Torvalds has slammed Intel's security patches for recently found bugs, calling them "complete and utter garbage". Adding that Intel wasn't taking the issue seriously, he said, "It's not that it's a nasty hack. It's much worse than that." He added that he didn't want to "see these garbage patches just mindlessly sent around".
short by Shifa Naseer / 12:15 pm on 23 Jan
RailYatri acqui-hires food delivery tech startup YatraChef
short by Shifa Naseer / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Noida-based travel app RailYatri, that provides train travel information, has acqui-hired Kochi-based food delivery technology startup YatraChef to manage its in-transit delivery business. RailYatri CEO Manish Rathi said YatraChef will help in re-defining the travel experience with the app. Founded in 2013, YatraChef connects rail travellers to restaurants delivering food at train stations.
short by Shifa Naseer / 01:21 pm on 23 Jan
Paytm launches Business App for merchants
short by Aditi Verma / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Digital payments startup Paytm has introduced 'Paytm for Business' app for merchants and businesses to to accept payments instantly for zero charges. The app also lets businesses view their transactions without the need to wait for a confirmation SMS or an email. It is available in 10 regional languages and has currently been launched on Android operating system.
short by Aditi Verma / 01:09 pm on 23 Jan
US judge rejects Uber's $3 mn settlement with 2,421 drivers
short by Shifa Naseer / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
A US judge has rejected Uber's proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the company of retaining excessive fees from their fares. The settlement covered drivers who used the Uber app to arrange rides in New York since December 29, 2009. The drivers also accused the ride-hailing company of falsely advertising guaranteed compensation.
short by Shifa Naseer / 01:20 pm on 23 Jan
Uber Eats acquires food delivery startup Ando
short by Aditi Verma / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Uber's online meal ordering and delivery platform Uber Eats has acquired US-based food delivery startup Ando which was founded by chef David Chang. Uber also confirmed the deal in a statement and said the startup will help their restaurant technology team. Founded in 2016, Ando had raised $7 million in funding till date.
short by Aditi Verma / 12:52 pm on 23 Jan
PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji on 121st birth anniversary
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
On the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 121st birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "The valour of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose makes every Indian proud." He added, "We bow to this great personality on his Jayanti." Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India's freedom struggle".
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 12:07 pm on 23 Jan
I was almost choking: Indian who survived Kabul hotel siege
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
Recalling the night of the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Akash Raj, an Indian national staying in the hotel, said he was almost choking when terrorists set the rooms on fire. Adding that he ensured his room was locked, Raj said he was hiding in the corner of the room and stayed in touch with colleagues through WhatsApp.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:24 pm on 23 Jan
Vietnam PM's Bodh Gaya visit called off after bombs found
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
The proposed visit of Vietnam's PM Nguyen Phuc and his wife to Bodh Gaya in Bihar on January 27 has been cancelled. This comes as the Buddhist temple town remains on high alert following the recovery of two live bombs near Mahabodhi temple last week. Phuc is to attend the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi as a chief guest.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 11:48 am on 23 Jan
Give ₹15,000 per month to Triple Talaq victims: Owaisi
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that money should be allocated in the budget to give ₹15,000 per month to women who are victims of Triple Talaq. Slamming the central government over the Triple Talaq bill, Owaisi said, "Justice for women is an excuse, the target is Shariat". The bill seeks to criminalise instant Triple Talaq.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 12:36 pm on 23 Jan
Mumbai Police shares cat's video to teach traffic rules
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
In a bid to teach people about traffic discipline, Mumbai Police recently shared a video of a cat crossing the road after traffic light changes its colour. In a minute-long video, the cat could be seen waiting at the zebra crossing for the traffic to clear and then crosses the road after the pedestrian light turns green.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:35 pm on 23 Jan
Class 12 student kills principal in Pakistan over blasphemy
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
A class 12 Pakistani student on Monday shot his school principal dead within the institution's premises over alleged blasphemy, police have said. The student was angry at the principal who marked him absent when he missed classes in November last year to attend rallies supporting the country's blasphemy laws. Notably, blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 01:14 pm on 23 Jan
UK comedian suggests NZ city needs quake to look beautiful
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 23 Jan 2018,Tuesday
British comedian Jimmy Carr has suggested in a tweet that New Zealand's oldest city, Dunedin needs an earthquake to look beautiful. He gave examples of the cities of Napier and Christchurch which were rebuilt after earthquakes. Internet users have branded the comedian insensitive over the tweet for disrespecting those who had died in earthquakes in the country.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 01:31 pm on 23 Jan
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