Facebook unveils new VR headset Oculus Rift S at GDC

San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Facebook has unveiled Oculus Rift S, a new version of its PC headset Oculus Rift, at the ongoing Game Developers Conference (GDC) here. Oculus Rift S will be launched this spring for $399, Facebook said. Rift S replaces the original Rift with an upgrade to[Read More…]

Heart attack kills AIADMK MLA Kanagaraj

Chennai, March 21 (IANS) AIADMK legislator R. Kanagaraj, representing the Sulur Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, died of heart attack on Thursday morning, said police. Kanagaraj, 64, was at his residence when he passed away. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. Sulur is part of Coimbatore[Read More…]

IPL: DC fans kept away from Kotla for security reasons

By Baidurjo Bhose New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Almost 12,000 fans had turned up at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings played an inter-squad practice game last Sunday. In stark contrast, Delhi Capitals have played two practice games this season at the Ferozeshah[Read More…]

New Zealand outlaws assault rifles (Second Lead)

Wellington, March 21 (IANS) Military style semi-automatic weapons (MSSA) and assault rifles are to be banned in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, a week after 50 people were massacred in two mosques by an Australian man. The New Zealand government has also moved to ban a[Read More…]

US envoy to discuss Afghanistan with Russia, China

Washington, March 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will host his counterparts of Russia, China and the European Union to discuss the Afghan peace process. A State Department statement on Wednesday said that the US envoy will meet Russian Presidential Special Representative Zamir Kabulov, Chinese Special[Read More…]

Here’s what Holi means to TV stars

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) For actors like Tejasswi Prakash and Adnan Khan, Holi is more than just a festival of colours and sweets. It is the time to renew relationships, do away with negativity and express love to dear ones. “Holi is the time to break the ice and renew[Read More…]

Holi 2019: B-Town sends out colourful wishes to fans

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood actors including Madhuri Dixit Nene, Akshay Kumar, Hema Malini and Hrithik Roshan on Thursday sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours. Here’s what they had to say: Akshay Kumar: May this Holi add more[Read More…]

Di Maria ruled out of Argentina friendlies

Buenos Aires, March 21 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel di Maria has been cut from Argentina’s squad for friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco because of a quadriceps injury, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced. The 31-year-old had been called up to represent his country for the first time since[Read More…]

South America confident of winning bid to host 2030 WC

Buenos Aires, March 21 (IANS) A South American bid is the front runner to be awarded the hosting right for the 2030 FIFA World Cup, according to the head of the region’s football governing body. The tournament will be held 100 years after Uruguay won the inaugural World Cup as[Read More…]

Cardiovascular events cause 58% deaths among diabetics

Mexico City, March 21 (IANS) Fifty-eight percent of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes are due to cardiovascular events, a leading Mexican expert has said. “Patients who live with this disease have a greater risk of premature death or disability derived from cardiovascular events,” Hector Sanchez Mijangos, President of[Read More…]

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