Technology

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition goes on sale in India: Price, specifications

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is now available via open sale on Amazon India, OnePlus online store and the company’s offline stores. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has 10GB RAM, an accented Papaya Orange colour design and the company’s new Warp Charge 30 charging technology. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition box includes McLaren’s logo, Speedmarks, that has been designed by in F1 […]

Business

Sensex, Nifty turn cautious on mixed global cues; rupee weakens by 14 paise

Benchmark equity indices Friday opened on a cautious note amid negative signals from other Asian markets, and mixed macro cues like weakening rupee and easing crude prices. Breaking its three-day winning streak, the 30-share index turned choppy and was trading 25.93 points, or 0.07 per cent, lower at 35,903.71. The NSE Nifty saw similar movement, shedding […]

Business

Flagging credit, liquidity issues does not infringe on RBI autonomy: Arun Jaitley

Ahead of the presentation of Union Budget in February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government will stick to the 3.3 per cent fiscal deficit target in the current financial year, even as he highlighted the need to improve credit flow and liquidity in the markets. Jaitley said flagging issues of credit and liquidity does […]

Business

‘Johnson & Johnson knew for decades about asbestos in its baby powder’

Global pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos, Reuters said in a report on Friday. The Reuters investigation comes in the backdrop of the multiple lawsuits that the company is currently facing — where more than 9,000 plaintiffs have alleged that its talc baby powder products contain asbestos […]

Business

Central banks should be independent but accountable to elected bodies: Helene Rey

Professor of Economics at London Business School Helene Rey on Friday said macroprudential authorities — monetary authorities or central banks which monitor the financial system — should be “independent” but in return for their independence, should be “accountable to elected bodies”. Rey also made it clear that macroprudential policies should have legislative backing and public […]

Entertainment

Farhan Akhtar’s The Fakir of Venice to release on January 18

The Fakir of Venice, starring Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor, will finally see the light of day. It will hit the screens on January 18, 2019 – a decade after it was made. Asked about the delay, the film’s director Anand Surapur told IANS, “It was purely attributed to production issues. Last two years, we […]

Entertainment

Sonam Kapoor defends Dulquer Salmaan after Mumbai Police mistakenly scolds him

Mumbai police and Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja were engaged in small twitter row Friday after the cops, wrongly, criticised the actor’s co-star Dulquer Salmaan for “trying stunt while driving”. Sonam had posted a video clip from a film shoot on Twitter showing Salmaan in the driver’s seat of a car. His hands are seen fiddling with a mobile […]

Politics

Nandita Das: Disappointed that Manto is not releasing in Pakistan

Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film Manto will not be releasing in Pakistan. “Disappointed that Manto will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. I was keen as he belongs to both countries equally,” Nandita tweeted on Saturday. With Manto, Nandita traced the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin […]

Entertainment

Shooting of Salman Khan’s Bharat to resume in 2019

Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar has wrapped up shooting in Punjab and Delhi, and says the team will start working on the next schedule in the new year. “Finished with Delhi and Punjab schedules of ‘Bharat’, last schedule will start in new year,” Zafar tweeted on Saturday. “Bhai ke birthday wale month mein kaun kaam […]

Entertainment

Cheat India actor Emraan Hashmi: The system of our basic education is pretty useless

Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is playing the lead role in the forthcoming film Cheat India, says that the formal education system of India is not good enough for the growth of young minds and believes that such education cannot be a prerequisite for success. Asked what’s his opinion on the relevance of formal education, Emraan told […]

Entertainment

Sundeep Kishan: I am happy with the female attention

Telugu-Tamil actor Sundeep Kishan’s latest release Next Enti may not have performed as well as expected. But he is unfazed. “I would do the film all over again, if needed. I learnt so much working with Kunal Kohli. I grew up admiring his work. He may not be conversant in Telugu. But he was clued […]

Politics

Rafale deal: BJP blasts Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on PM Narendra Modi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly rebuked Rahul Gandhi for his aggressive posturing on Rafale deal despite Supreme Court stating that no probe is required in the matter. Rahul Gandhi maintained his allegations in the Rafale deal despite what the Supreme Court said on Friday, and once again slammed PM Narendra Modi for helping secure […]

Politics

Chhattisgarh chief minister likely to be announced on Saturday

After announcing the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over a period of two days, the Congress is likely to announce the chief minister for Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met the four contenders for chief ministership in the national capital. The contenders are, state party chief Bhupesh Baghel, leader of […]

Politics

Congress, Left follow models of corruption, inefficient governance: Narendra Modi

Hitting out at the Congress and Left parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they follow the models of corruption and inefficient governance, whereas the BJP’s governance is based on fast-paced and inclusive development. “The governance models of Congress and the communists are models of efficient corruption and inefficient governance which are totally different […]

Politics

In France, India has a partner that has never failed it: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

France Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian who was on two-day India visit discussed a host of issues with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj from counter-terror, to cooperation in Africa to increasing people to people ties. The two ministers later gave joint press statements to media in which the French minister said his meeting with Swaraj […]

Politics

Zee Media issues legal notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for defamatory, false allegations

  A week after the Congress and its senior party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu accused of doctoring a video, the media organisation issued a legal notice to him for his defamatory and false allegations against Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) and its editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary. Zee News had promptly shut the Congress when they alleged […]

Technology

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Do you need a laptop anymore?

When Apple launched the first iPad Pro a few years back, the idea was to clearly push the envelope on what a mobile device could do. The tablet was a popular segment then, but it still could not do a lot things a laptop could, and hence put off some of the potential buyers. The first iPad […]

Technology

Asus CEO Jerry Shen resigns, will step down from January 1, 2019

Asus CEO Jerry Shen will be stepping down from his post, effective January 1, 2019, bringing an end to his 11-year stint at Asus. Shen in a statement to Engadget said that he will be starting a new AIoT startup named iFast as its Chairman and CEO. However, he will still be maintaining a link with Asus as […]

Technology

YouTube removed 58 million videos, 224 million comments in Q3

YouTube is expanding its Community Guidelines Enforcement Report that was launched in April this year to include additional data. This includes channel removals, the number of comments removed, and the policy reason why a video or channel was removed. The report looks at guidelines for content that violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines. YouTube said in a post that it […]

Technology

Google launches Thai AI project to screen for diabetic eye disease

Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence programme in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness. The eye screening programme in Thailand follows a similar Google programme in India and highlights a push by big tech companies to show the social benefits of new AI technologies. “As a […]