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3 Mar 2016


Quake-hit Sumatra lifts tsunami alert

The tsunami warning in Western Indonesia, triggered by the 7.8 magnitude undersea earthquake that struck Sumatra, was lifted after Indonesia's quake monitoring agency BMKG stated that the main tsunami waves had passed the island.

28 Feb 2016


Naveen Patnaik to begin 7th term as BJD president

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced the results of its triennial organizational polls, with Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik getting elected as the party president for the seventh consecutive term.

26 Feb 2016


Japan's latest census confirms population decline

According to Japan's latest census, the country's population has declined by 947,0000 (0.7%) in the last five years, confirming fears of a shrinking population in the world's tenth most populous nation.

23 Feb 2016


Macedonia suspends Afghan migrant crossings

Thousands of Afghan asylum seekers were left stranded on Greece's northern border after Macedonia stopped allowing Afghans in.

22 Feb 2016


10 Indians from hijacked ship rescued

The hijacked Indian oil tanker Maximus was released by pirates near the Ivory Coast, along with their captives, including 10 Indian sailors.

18 Feb 2016


Apple Pay to launch in China this week

Apple's head Tim Cook announced the launch of its digital wallet service, Apple Pay, in China, after an alliance between Apple Pay and China UnionPay, a state owned bank card association was finalized.

16 Feb 2016


Wake Forest University Scientists print living body parts

Scientists from Wake Forest University printed a transplantable human ear, muscles and bone tissues using an advanced bio printer, in a US Army funded study.

15 Feb 2016


DiCaprio wins his first BAFTA award

'The Revenant' won three big awards at BAFTA including best film, best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best director (Alejandro G Innarritu).

10 Feb 2016


Obama unveils $19 bn Cybersecurity National Action Plan

US President Obama unveiled the Cybersecurity National Action Plan that seeks to protect US citizens, the government and companies from the growing risks of cyber attacks.

9 Feb 2016


Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala passes away at 78

Nepal's former Prime Minister and leader of the Nepali Congress Party, Sushil Koirala, 78, breathed his last succumbing to complications from pneumonia and respiratory failure.

8 Feb 2016


Haiti: Caretaker government to take over as President resigns

Haiti's President Michel Martelly stepped down at the end of his 5-year term without an elected successor to take over the office, as the opposition's protests against the presidential elections intensified.

7 Feb 2016


BJP lashes out at Congress for land scam allegations

The BJP countered Congress's accusations against PM Narendra Modi of nepotism over the contentious Gir sanctuary land deal Chief Minister, calling it a conspiracy to stall the upcoming parliamentary session.

5 Feb 2016


Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

Sri Lanka's Independence Day celebrations marked the end of the Tamil National Anthem's exclusion from state celebrations, after an unofficial ban lasting several years.

4 Feb 2016


Cabinet approves joint ventures with states for railway projects

The Union Cabinet, headed by Narendra Modi, approved the formation of joint venture companies by the Indian Railways and state governments.

2 Feb 2016


Alphabet trumps Apple as world's most valuable company

Google's parent company Alphabet overtook Apple as the most valued company after its strong quarterly earnings report surpassed expectations and sent its shares soaring by 6.4% in after-hours trading.

29 Jan 2016


Company-owned stores on the anvil for Lenovo India

Chinese computer technology giant Lenovo, has announced plans to open company-owned stores in India.

28 Jan 2016


UK proposes increasing outsourced IT workers' minimum salaries

UK's Migration Advisory Council (MAC) proposed that the minimum salary of IT professionals entering the UK on Tier-2 Intra Company Transfers (ICTs) be increased to £41,500.

27 Jan 2016


Disney, consulting companies sued over H-1B row

Two of Disney's former employees Leo Perrero and Dena Moore filed lawsuits against Disney, Cognizant and HCL Inc.

25 Jan 2016


Bihar: Political parties compete over Karpoori Jayanti celebrations

The Janata Dal (United) (JDU) and the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) jostled for the spotlight during the birth anniversary of Karpoori Thakur, Bihar's Dalit activist.

24 Jan 2016


Quickr and Snapdeal launch vernacular language support

With small towns poised to become the biggest e-commerce markets, e-classifieds firm Quickr launched 7 regional language interfaces for users to choose from.

22 Jan 2016


New mining norms for minor minerals, ECs decentralized

The Centre issued new mining norms and guidelines for minor minerals like sand, seeking to decentralise the Environmental Clearance (EC) processes and stop illegal mining.

20 Jan 2016


PM Cameron supports burqa ban in schools, courts, borders

Britain's PM David Cameron voiced his support for barring face-covering veils like the burqa from being worn in schools, courts and border checkpoints.

10 Jan 2016


Djokovic beats Nadal to win Qatar Open

Reigning world number 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2, at the Qatar Open final 2016 to win his first Qatar Open title.

2 Jan 2016


Germany lifts IS terror alert

German officials said that were no signs of any imminent terror attack, hours after the IS suicide bomb threat put the city under high alert on New Year's eve.

1 Jan 2016


HMT plant reopens for making last batch of watches

Hindustan Machine Tools ( HMT) is resuming operations at its Haldwani plant, shut since two years, to make its last batch of 5500 watches.

27 Dec 2015


Corsica: Mob attacks Muslim prayer hall on Christmas

A demonstration against an attack on firefighters and policemen escalated into a full-fledged assault on a Muslim prayer hall, in the Corsican capital Ajaccio.

25 Dec 2015


Christmas cheer takes over the world

December 25 is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus.

24 Dec 2015


Hello Kitty security loophole fixed

Sanrio, owner of popular character Hello Kitty, said that it has fixed the security loophole in its website after researcher Chris Vickrey uncovered a leak in its database.