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Uttarakhand disaster: Hershil fully evacuated, 1,400 still stranded in Badrinath

Jun 28, 2013 at 23:11 | Source: DNA India

Thirteen days after the Uttarakhand disaster, Rescue workers were on Friday near the end of their mammoth mission with Harsil sector totally evacuated and they made a final push in Badrinath where around 1,400 people were still stranded. With 3,000 ...

Uttarakhand: Focus shifts on tracing those missing, mass cremation continues

Jun 28, 2013 at 22:17 | Source: Financial Express

Twenty bravehearts killed in Tuesday's helicopter crash in Uttarakhand were today given a guard of honour, even as operations commenced to clear the layers of debris under which many bodies were feared buried, amid reports of 3,000 people missing. T...

Stuxnet leak investigation targets top US general

Jun 28, 2013 at 19:22 | Source: DomainB

A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the second-highest ranking US military officer has become a target of justice department probe into information leak about a covert US-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear programme, according ...

Coming soon: Apple iPhone that can be controlled with nod of head

Jun 28, 2013 at 15:31 | Source: DNA India

Software manufacturer Apple is testing motion control feature of head movements which will allow users to control their iPhones. The feature has been discovered in Apple s latest mobile operating system, iOS 7 and will be available for public update...

What Julia Gillard did for Australia and sexism

Jun 27, 2013 at 23:52 | Source: BBC

In the end, Julia Gillard is likely to be remembered more for the manner of her coming, the manner of her going and her gender, than for what she achieved during her three years as Australia's prime minister. That will be a shame for a leader wh...

Australia's election: 100 days to go

Jun 26, 2013 at 21:12 | Source: BBC

In a parliament often pilloried for its unruliness and childishness, last month saw a rare moment of cross-party accord. It came with the teary announcement from Martin Ferguson, a Labor minister who resigned from the government because of his suppor...

Lesson from Uttarakhand: Do not forget travel insurance

Jun 26, 2013 at 17:07 | Source: FirstPost

Do you buy travel insurance when you tour within the country or aboard? Chances are you don't, especially if the trip is inside India. But a report in theBusiness Standard todayrecommends buying thisjust because the premium amounts are just nominal.T...

Cable TV user data deadline extended

Jun 26, 2013 at 11:50 | Source: DNA India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has extended the June 25 deadline for submission of television customer application forms (CAFs) by cable networks to July 10. Multi-system operators (MSOs), or mega networks that deliver cable and sa...

Interview sessions kick off at St Stephen's

Jun 25, 2013 at 14:26 | Source: DNA India

Nervous students and parents queued at St Stephen s on Monday as the college began its round of interviews for admission to the four-year-undergraduate courses. Around 300 students were interviewed on Day 1 which started at 8 in the morning. The int...

Tech Startups churn out innovative products for differently-abled

Jun 25, 2013 at 04:41 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Creating technology that can improve the quality of life for the differently-abled is becoming a focus for a number of entrepreneurs who see this as an opportunity to build scalable businesses. These ventures are developing a range of pro...

Max Bupa to double biz this yr; to infuse Rs 100 cr

Jun 21, 2013 at 14:37 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: Max Bupa Health Insurance today said it is aiming to double its business this year and infuse Rs 100 crore by way of capital into the company. "We are planning to double business this year by expanding distribution and agency channel. We are...

Thousands take to streets over cost of Brazil's World Cup

Jun 21, 2013 at 13:16 | Source: DNA India

Protests by a quarter of a million people have swept Brazil as demonstrators express their anger over the amount of money being invested in the World Cup and an increase in bus fares. After days of demonstrations, described as legitimate by Dilma Ro...

Facebook page helped crack Indonesia terror case

Jun 21, 2013 at 07:46 | Source: FirstPost

Jakarta:Sefa Riano didn't try to hide his plans or his beliefs. A Facebook page that police traced to him is plastered with photos of bearded men in camouflage uniforms holding rifles and banners hailing "The Spirit of Jihad."One status upd...

Secrecy squabbles disrupt U.S. Guantanamo hearing in 9/11 case

Jun 21, 2013 at 01:01 | Source: FirstPost

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - S ecrecy disputes disrupted a pretrial hearing on Thursday in the Guantanamo U.S. war crimes tribunal for five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks in 2001.Defense at...

Max Bupa to get Rs 100-cr capital this fiscal to fund growth

Jun 20, 2013 at 23:17 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Mumbai, June 20: Max Bupa Health Insurance will get a capital infusion of Rs 100 crore this fiscal to support its business growth, a top company official said. “We currently have a paid-up capital of Rs 450 crore and we plan to enhance it to R...

Event to help physically challenged in Mumbai

Jun 20, 2013 at 21:57 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Mumbai, June 20: Ability of Disability — A Night of Melody, an event that will showcase performances by singers and artistes who are physically challenged, is being held on June 28. The event will also have performances by various singers incl...

Yankees INF Youkilis needs surgery, Teixeira to DL

Jun 19, 2013 at 14:01 | Source: Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK — They come back for a bit, then they're gone again. So it goes for the New York Yankees and many of their ailing stars this season. Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday w...

Yankees' Youkilis needs surgery, Teixeira to DL

Jun 19, 2013 at 12:00 | Source: Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK — Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted New York Yankees. Youkilis will miss at least 10-12 weeks after he h...

Microsoft says it freed millions of computers from criminal botnet

Jun 19, 2013 at 08:22 | Source: FirstPost

Boston: Microsoft Corpsaid that an assault it led earlier this month on one of the world's biggest cyber crime rings has freed at least 2 million PCs infected with a virus believed to have been used to steal more than $500 million from bank accounts ...

Encephalitis toll this year could be deadliest in a decade

Jun 19, 2013 at 07:52 | Source: FirstPost

Gorakhpur: A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season in what officials worry could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.Encephalitis has killed ...

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