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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Monday to maintain law and order in the wake of the killing of 20 people in three separate gunfights on Sunday, police said. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin[Read More…]

Google Doodle honours India’s first US-trained female doctor

Mumbai: Google on Saturday created a special Doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Thane-born Anandi Gopal Joshi, regarded as India’s first US-trained female medico. The Goodle, designed by Kashmira Sarode of Bengaluru, depicts a young sari-clad Anandi, with a heavy Maharashtrian nose-ring and a prominent bindi. She is seen[Read More…]

Google to kill its URL shortener

San Francisco: Google has announced it is winding down its URL shortener named goo.gl starting April 13 and asked users to consider using app-centric Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL) or similar popular services like Bitly and Ow.ly as an alternative. FDLs are smart URLs that allow one to send existing and potential[Read More…]

Shah Rukh Khan’s fanboy moment with Nolan

Mumbai: Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan was happy to meet acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan on Saturday here. He says it was very inspiring to hear him talk about the virtues of celluloid. “My fanboy moment. Inspiring to hear Nolan and Tacita Dean talk of the virtues of celluloid as an artist’s[Read More…]

UN employee accuses top official of sexual assault

New York: A UN employee has accused a top organisation official of sexual assault and claimed that the world body failed to take her complaint seriously, the media reported. In an exclusive interview with CNN on Friday, Martina Brostrom accused Luiz Loures, a UN Assistant Secretary General, of grabbing her[Read More…]

Three killed in UP dust storm

Lucknow: Three people were killed after a dust storm hit Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday. One person was killed after a wooden shaft collapsed on him in Gonda while two labourers died in Azamgarh when the roof of an under-construction building fell on them. The deaths took place on[Read More…]

SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

Washington: American aerospace company SpaceX on Friday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 telecommunications satellites from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. The Iridium-NEXT satellites were launched Friday morning for McLean, Virginia-based satellite operator Iridium Communications, Efe reported. The Iridium-5 NEXT Mission marked the fifth set[Read More…]

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