- AIIMS starts internal enquiry into fire disaster(18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after a major fire broke out in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex, the Central government-run hospital began an internal enquiry on Sunday to know what caused the disaster and how to strengthen anti-fire measures.
- Modi seeks Bhutan's cooperation in new sectors (Lead)(14:22)
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Saying India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in many sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in his country, proposing extensive cooperation between the two neighbours in new areas like space and digital payments.
- Water level at Haryana barrage increases(14:18)
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Due to heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Sunday said the water level in the Yamuna river has increased, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.
- 5 students electrocuted to death in Karnataka town(14:14)
Koppal (Karnataka), Aug 18 (IANS) Five students aged 14-16 years were electrocuted to death in a freak mishap on the terrace of a residential school building in Karnataka's Koppal town, police said on Sunday.
- Zomato boy's 'gori tera gaon' goes viral(14:10)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A Zomato delivery boy's soulful rendition of Bollywood number "Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara" has gone viral on Facebook after it was shared by a customer.
- Journalist shot dead in UP(14:04)
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A journalist and his brother were shot dead on Sunday by their neighbour, following a dispute over dumping of cow dung near their house.
- Stalkers run bike over girl's head, police refuse FIR(13:56)
Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) A group of stalkers accosted a 16-year-old girl returning from her school in Sultanpur and then drove a motorbike over her head and smashed her skull when she raised an alarm.
- BJP worker killed in Bengal(13:52)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) A fifty-year-old worker of Bharatiya Janata Party died after miscreants hurled crude bombs towards him in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Sunday.
- Yamuna rising, near danger level in Delhi(13:34)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the "warning mark" of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the "danger mark" pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday.
- We have right to know what happened to Netaji: Mamata(13:12)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Recalling the mysterious disappearance of great Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that peoploe have the right to know of his whereabouts or ultimate fate.
- Differently-abled artists render colours of freedom(12:56)
By Simran Sethi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) She cannot walk. Her hands do not move. That does not mean she cannot do anything. Wheelchair-bound Sunitha Thrippanikkara makes everyone around proud with her work.
- 71 sheep compensate for eloping wife(11:36)
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
- Life's winners, these child cancer survivors are going beyond their label (IANS Special Series)(11:20)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Diagnosed with cancer as a six-year-old, Nidhi Baipotu, now nine, is a proud medallist in multiple sports. Lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, she is one of 10 child cancer survivors who represented India in the 2019 World Children's Winners Games in July, and whose lives are an inspiring testimony to the spirit of resilience in human beings and their determination to beat the odds.
- Can Huawei pull off its HarmonyOS outside China?(10:46)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over the last decade, the smartphone operating system (OS) business has become a duopoly. Either you have Apples iPhones running on iOS or a device powered by Googles Android.
- Kashmir: Will BBC Once Again Lift The Veil Of Secrecy? (Comment)(10:24)
By Saeed Naqvi
It is just as well that the BBC has decided to expand its shortwave radio service in Kashmir to beat the communications blackout. This is not the first time the BBC has played this role - and for good reason. Because the supine, mainstream media in L.K. Advanis words crawls when it is asked to bend.
- Hundreds stranded in Himachal after heavy rains(10:22)
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Hundreds remained stranded in Himachal Pradesh after incessant rainfall triggered landslides, snapped road links, closing of hydropower projects and release excess water from a dam, officials said on Sunday.
- Custom Android UI is future of better experiences(09:48)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Originally intended to serve as an advanced operating system for digital cameras, Android OS has come a long way and its next iteration -- Android Q is set to be officially introduced in the third quarter (Q3) this year by Google.
- Reliance Jio propels growth of KaiOS in India(09:40)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Devices powered by KaiOS have been in the market only since mid-2017. But thanks to the huge popularity of Jio phones from Reliance, this light Linux-based operating system today has a greater market share than iOS in India.
- Governments look beyond Android and iOS to secure devices(09:38)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Governments across the world are deliberating over securing their digital footprint and sensitive data from New-Age hackers and an end-to-end, reliable and trustworthy operation system (OS) beyond Android or iOS is top of their minds.
- Google's Android: Undisputed leader of smartphone OS(09:34)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) If you just look at the number of people using Android phones in the world, it would appear that Apple's iOS has only a few takers, but a look at the amount of money people spend on Apple's App Store paints a different picture.
- Advancing interdependence and common ground on Independence Day (Comment)(09:24)
By Frank F. Islam
In his first speech after winning the election for his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed that "â¦we have to win 'sabka vishwas' (everyones trust)." What will be required to win that trust is establishing a true state of interdependence. Interdependence can be achieved by creating a country in which there is a shared understanding of the value of each citizen and a reliance on one another to eliminate discrimination, hostility, and prejudice and to provide equality and opportunity for all. All citizens must be active participants in shaping the future of India. They must be equal partners in Indias inclusive economic mobility and in Indias shared prosperity.
- TN getting ready for professional poll strategists(09:08)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The disconnect with the party cadre of current crop of political leaders, the death of two tall leaders - AIADMK's J. Jayalalithaa and DMK's M. Karunanidhi - and the entry of new political parties has opened up avenues for political strategists in Tamil Nadu, say analysts.