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Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte has said martial law on Mindanao island could be extended across the Philippines, while the army fights Islamist militants. Mr Duterte said insurgents had beheaded a policeman on the southern island. At least three other members of the security forces are reported dead. On Tuesday he imposed martial law on Mindanao, where Muslim separatists and other rebels ... Read More »

Nubia N1 lite Launched in India at Rs. 6,999: Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The Nubia N1 lite is exclusive to Amazon India only It sports a fingerprint scanner at the back The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery As expected, Nubia India on Monday launched the N1 lite smartphone in India. The Nubia N1 lite price in India is Rs. 6,999, and it will be available exclusively via Amazon India. The smartphone will ... Read More »

Saurabh Agrawal is the Tata Sons’ Chief Finance Officer

Saurabh Agarwal, a veteran investment banker, was the strategy head of Aditya Birla Group. Tata Sons has roped in Aditya Birla Group strategy head Saurabh Agrawal as Group Chief Financial Officer of the salt-to-software conglomerate. Mr. Agarwal, a veteran investment banker with two decades of capital markets experience, will join Tata Sons with effect from July 2017, has worked on ... Read More »

Parents like me must fight the education cuts, not pay for them

‘At the junior school my children would have to contend with over £200,000 worth of cuts: equivalent to about six teachers.’ Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA On Saturday I attended my first protest march. The weather was grey and drizzly, my banner, saying “No more cuts” was hastily made the night before and I really wished I had brought a whistle. But ... Read More »

BMW M8 confirmed for 2018 twinned with M8 GTE-class racer

The BMW M8 has been confirmed by the brand, as has its endurance racing counterpart – the M8 GTE. It’ll sit above the recently confirmed 8 Series, which itself was previewed by the 8 Series Concept, revealed this week. It’s likely to be powered by a more highly stressed version of the next M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and share ... Read More »

This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

An artist’s concept of Made In Space’s Archinaut spacecraft 3D-printing and assembling satellite reflectors in space. Archinauts 3D-Printing Satellite Reflectors The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, ... Read More »

School ‘bans social media’ over health concerns

A rise in the use of computers and social media is having a negative impact on the health of young people, a study suggests. The report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the increased risks of spending too much time on devices such as a tablet or smartphone includes an impact on mental health and sleep deprivation. The WHO ... Read More »

J&K may be first to bring real estate under new regime

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir may be the first state in the country to bring real estatewithin the ambit of goods and services tax (GST) when it enacts laws to integrate its indirect tax regime with other states, state finance minister Haseeb Drabu indicated. While the Centre and the states had amended the Constitution to move to GST, J&K will have ... Read More »

New BMW 530d Touring 2017 review

We’ve already driven the new BMW 520d Touring and declared it one of the most complete family cars money can buy. But if you like your wagons with a bit more grunt, then this 3.0-litre might be just the ticket. This 530d uses the same 261bhp six-cylinder diesel engine as the saloon. With 620Nm of torque it’ll sprint from 0-62mph ... Read More »

Global manhunt for WannaCry creators

As organisations around the world clean up after being caught out by the WannaCry ransomware, attention has now turned to the people behind the devastating attack. The malware uses a vulnerability identified by the US National Security Agency, but it has been “weaponised” and unleashed by someone entirely different. So far, nobody seems to know who did it nor where ... Read More »