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US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India: Pompeo

26 Jun 2020

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India: Pompeo

The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

22 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly ninety lakh people and killed over 4.6 lakh worldwide.

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

21 Jun 2020

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

14 May 2020

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

Domestic stocks plunged on Thursday as the government's stimulus package to revive the economy left investors unimpressed.

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

14 Apr 2020

Zoom will let customers choose data centers for routing calls

It has become dichotomous for video-conferencing giant Zoom. On one hand, its user have sky-rocketed, but on the other, those users are fast losing confidence, given the shady security practices of the company.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

According to BJP leader, 'gaumutra' and 'gobar' can cure coronavirus

While the world is yet to figure out how to curtail the menace of coronavirus, a BJP leader seems to have cracked it.

Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

10 Feb 2020

Chinese citizen journalist 'forcibly quarantined' after reporting on coronavirus

As the calls for greater transparency grew wider in China amid a coronavirus outbreak, a Chinese citizen journalist is said to have gone missing.

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

09 Feb 2020

Coronavirus kills over 800; death toll surpasses SARS

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak has surpassed global fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

08 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

06 Feb 2020

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

04 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

25 Jan 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

23 Jan 2020

ICC World T20 2021: Key details about the qualification process

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC World T20 in 2021 to be held in India.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

23 Jan 2020

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

18 Jan 2020

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attempted to raise Kashmir issue on international forums, but only got rebuffed.

PBL Season 5: Analyzing the top buys of each franchise

27 Nov 2019

PBL Season 5: Analyzing the top buys of each franchise

The fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) is around the corner and the auction for the same took place on Tuesday.

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

01 Nov 2019

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

ShopClues, a once-popular marketplace in India's online shopping space, has been acquired by Singapore-based e-commerce platform Qoo10 in an all-stock deal.

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

01 Nov 2019

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

Indians are the least active and second-most sleep deprived people in the world, according to a survey by Fitbit - a renowned maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Indians no longer require visas to visit Brazil

25 Oct 2019

Indians no longer require visas to visit Brazil

Indian citizens will no longer require a visa to visit Brazil, said the President of the South American nation, Jair Bolsonaro, on Thursday.

How this 24-year-old became a billionaire overnight

25 Oct 2019

How this 24-year-old became a billionaire overnight

A 24-year-old Wharton graduate just became one of Asia's richest people overnight, adding $3.8 billion to his wealth.

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

24 Oct 2019

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

The Indian men's hockey team has had a rich history in the sport.

Mumbai is world's 12th richest city, is worth $960 billion

11 Oct 2019

Mumbai is world's 12th richest city, is worth $960 billion

India's financial capital, Mumbai, has been named among the top 20 wealthiest cities in the world, says a report.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ex-HK skipper Anshuman Rath speaks on move to India

14 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ex-HK skipper Anshuman Rath speaks on move to India

Former Hong Kong skipper Anshuman Rath made headlines after he decided to move to India for better cricketing opportunities.

After months of unrest, Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill

04 Sep 2019

After months of unrest, Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill

Following months of unrest, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, according to reports.

Top 7 thriller movies that you can stream on Netflix

21 Aug 2019

Top 7 thriller movies that you can stream on Netflix

Grab your favorite snack, hit the sack, and Netflix the entire day: Sounds like a good off-day plan?

'Queen' actress Lisa Haydon expecting again, shares news on Instagram

19 Aug 2019

'Queen' actress Lisa Haydon expecting again, shares news on Instagram

Lisa Haydon, who is known for her performance in Queen, is expecting her second child.

Chinese netizens slam Amazon for selling Hong Kong T-shirts

16 Aug 2019

Chinese netizens slam Amazon for selling Hong Kong T-shirts

Netizens in China charged at leading online retailer Amazon for selling T-shirts supporting anti-government protesters in the country's semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International Airport cancels all flights after thousands protest

12 Aug 2019

Hong Kong International Airport cancels all flights after thousands protest

The Hong Kong International Airport authorities have canceled all the flights coming in and out of the city after thousands of anti-government protesters, clad in black, flooded the airport causing "serious" disruption.

Six times Hollywood drew inspiration from other language films

09 Aug 2019

Six times Hollywood drew inspiration from other language films

Films are a piece of art.

Umar Akmal reports match-fixing approach in GT20 Canada: Details here

08 Aug 2019

Umar Akmal reports match-fixing approach in GT20 Canada: Details here

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has come up with a shocking revelation that he was approached for match-fixing in the ongoing Global T20 Canada.

Listing some of the strangest facts about badminton

30 Jul 2019

Listing some of the strangest facts about badminton

Badminton is a popular sport and one of the most entertaining as well.

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

27 Jul 2019

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

While your dreams of owning a Batmobile, all gadgets in tow, may not come to fruition anytime soon, Indians could soon be driving their cars on autopilot, as tech entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to launch his electric automotive company Tesla in India by next year.

Bengaluru to London, 18,000 global job cuts at Deutsche Bank

09 Jul 2019

Bengaluru to London, 18,000 global job cuts at Deutsche Bank

On Monday, many Deutsche Bank employees left their offices as soon as they walked in, with an envelope from their German employer, attesting their termination.

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' leaked online before India, US release

01 Jul 2019

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' leaked online before India, US release

In what comes as a major setback for Marvel and their fans, the much-awaited MCU superhero flick, Spider-Man: Far From Home has been leaked online on various torrent websites and piracy networks.

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

30 Jun 2019

Money in #SwissBanks: UK tops, India down to 74th spot

Indian money parked in Swiss banks decreased in 2018 and the country's ranking slipped to 74 on the list while the UK retained its top position, showed data released by Swiss National Bank (SNB).

#GamingBytes: Here's how Indian gamers can pre-register for 'PUBG Lite'

20 Jun 2019

#GamingBytes: Here's how Indian gamers can pre-register for 'PUBG Lite'

PUBG Lite will prove to be a boon for players with low-end PCs, owing to its optimized graphics and gameplay.

Now, you can have a drink with Priyanka's statue

20 Jun 2019

Now, you can have a drink with Priyanka's statue

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has got waxed again at the famous Madame Tussauds Museum, this time at its London branch.