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Farooq Abdullah’s Kashmir solution: Let PoK remain with Pakistan

Despite uproar over his earlier remarks that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of Pakistan and will remain so in future too, Farooq Abdullah on Sunday repeated the  statement in front of a house full of prominent persons from politics, media and bureaucracy. Sitting alongside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the stage during the glitzy launch of journalist Barkha ... Read More »

Pakistan boat row: Indian Coast Guard dismisses BK Loshali

The Indian Coast Guard Board of Inquiry today dismissed DIG BK Loshali from its service for his remarks over the explosion of a Pakistan boat off the coast of Gujarat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Loshali had contradicted the government’s claim that the crew of the intruding Pakistani boat had themselves set the vessel ablaze, ... Read More »

Bengaluru: 3 drug peddlers arrested; 6.6 kg ganja recovered

In a major breakthrough, the Bengaluru police arrested 3 drug peddlers and recovered 6.6 kgs of ganja from them near an educational cluster in the city on Sunday. According to the police, Venkatesh, Santhosh and Hemanth were found selling ganja to students near the PES Institute of Technology on the Outer Ring Road in Hosakerihalli. All the three accused were ... Read More »

Man held in Bengaluru for cow slaughter

The police arrested Krishnappa, a resident of Basarikatte in Chikkamagaluru district for allegedly slaughtering a cow and storing beef at home. According to the police, Krishnappa slaughtered a healthy cow and had stored 25 kgs at beef at home. There were rumours that he frequently slaughtered the cattle he owned. It is against law to slaughter healthy cow or possess ... Read More »

Hema Upadhyay murder case: Main suspect Sadhu Rajbhar confesses to crime

The main suspect in the Hema Upadhya murder case – Sadhu Rajbhar – has been arrested in Varanasi. Sources told India Today that Rajbhar has confessed to his crime. Rajbhar and one another man were arrested by a Special Task Force (STF) team and are being questioned further about their role in the sensational double murder. ATM cards of both Hema and her lawyer Harish ... Read More »

T-Mobile Poland reveals Samsung, LG, Sony, Microsoft, and HTC’s plans for H1 2016

Four new Samsung Galaxy and LG smartphones, two new Sony Xperia and Microsoft Lumia devices, and a new HTC One phone will be launched in H1 2016, according to a presentation slide from T-Mobile Poland’s recent press conference. To be precise, the slide shows that two of the four Galaxy devices will be outed in the mid of the first ... Read More »

CHENNAI AFTER THE DELUGE: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAME TO THE RESCUE

On 1 December, nature decided to drop 30cm of rain in a 24-hour period over Chennai. It was the heaviest downpour Chennai experienced in a century, and the city and its people were haplessly unprepared for the record deluge.   I live close to a suburb that has the Tamil word for lake (Eri) in its name, so flooding is ... Read More »

Google Can Still Remotely Reset Passcodes of Millions of Android Devices: Report

Google can remotely reset the passcodes of a large pool of handsets running older versions of itsAndroid mobile operating system if compelled by a court order, a document by the New York District Attorney’s Office revealed. In the wake of revelations made by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Google and Apple including other tech giants pledged to make their products and services ... Read More »

Apple Plans to Launch Apple Pay in China by February

Apple Inc plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early February, the Wall Street Journal reported. The iPhone maker has struck deals recently with China’s big four state-run banks, the newspaper reported late Monday, citing people familiar with the discussions. When launched, Apple Pay will mainly compete with Alipay, the online payment platform run byAlibaba ... Read More »

WordPress 4.4 Now Available, With Responsive Images & New Default Theme

WordPress has released version 4.4 of its content management system, otherwise known as “Clifford”, bringing with it new features designed to keep it current going into the new year. Among the new features is a brand new default theme, called “Twenty Sixteen”, which is decidedly modern and minimalist compared to previous default themes. Twenty Sixteen resembles more a Tumblr blog ... Read More »