Archive for: March, 2017

North Korea vows to ‘nuke aggressors’ amid US-South Korea drills

North Korea has lambasted the ongoing joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States with fiery rhetoric, warning of “merciless nuclear counter-action” in case of military aggression by the two countries. “Now that the US imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces again kicked off the dangerous nuclear war drills against the DPRK […]

Ali, Mustafa clinch Himalayan Drive 5 title

Siliguri (West Bengal), March 2: Unlike the serpentine mountain roads the rallyists traversed during the course of the five-day Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5, the results had few twists and turns as favourites Ajgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa won the title here on Thursday. The reigning national Time Speed Distance (TSD) champions led […]

Tibetan women’s football team denied US visa

New Delhi/Dharamsala, A 16-member Tibetan women’s football team has been denied US visas to participate in a tournament in Texas. The Tibetan National Sports Association on Thursday voiced surprise at the denial, even as the US embassy said all visa applications were processed according to US law. The team comprises girls from Tibetan Children’s Village […]

BAI rejects nepotism charges

New Delhi, March 2: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Thursday dismissed allegations that several officials had taken their kids along on a goodwill trip to Japan, asserting that the charges are just an attempt to malign the federation. “The recent media reports hold no truth and even the honorable Sports Minister Vijay Goel […]

Facebook AI to help in suicide prevention

New York,  With the surge in instances of people using Facebook Live to stream suicides, the social media giant is expanding the portfolio of its suicide prevention tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) and pattern recognition to help troubled users. The new tools are similar to the ones that Facebook launched in 2015, which allowed […]

Instagram unveils full-screen ads in ‘Stories’ globally

San Francisco,  Popular photo-sharing app Instagram on Thursday announced it will make available immersive, full-screen ads in its “Stories” feature for all businesses globally. In January, Instagram announced ads coming to ‘Stories’. Ads in ‘Stories’ help businesses use targeting and reach capabilities that make ads personally relevant to the people they want to reach. “Today, […]

Airtel rated as India’s ‘Fastest Mobile Network for 2016’

New Delhi,  India’s largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel has been rated the ‘Fastest Mobile Network for 2016’, leading broadband testing and network diagnostic application Ookla said on Thursday. The findings were based on analysis of millions of internet speed tests logged on ‘modern devices’ by mobile customers across the country using Ookla’s popular Speedtest […]

Bajaj Auto’s sales inch up in February

Mumbai,  Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto on Thursday reported a marginal increase in its total sales, including exports, for February this year.  According to the company, its total sales during the month under review rose to 273,513 units from 272,719 units during the corresponding month of 2016. However, the two- and three-wheeler major’s total […]

Now, KCR hikes VOAs’ salary by ten times

Hyderabad,  Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to hike the salaries of Village Organization Assistants (VOA). There are 18,405 VOAs working in the State with salaries ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 per month. They are paid salaries based on the respective Village organizations, strength of members and the financial condition. The VOAs […]

Construction of double bedroom houses speeded up: KTR

Hyderabad,  Stating that the State government would speed up construction of double bed room houses, IT Minister KT Ramarao has said the State government will see that the program would stand as a role model to the entire nation. KTR held a review meeting on the implementation of the DBR housing scheme in the municipal […]

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