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India's public cloud market is estimated to be $2.6 billion in 2018: Akash Ambani
Pune Techie, Wife And 4-Year-Old Child Found Dead At Home
My Birthday Song movie review: A clever idea that fails to take off
Indian forces well prepared to contain ceasefire violations: Union minster Bhamre
Jail, cane, for bogus cop for impersonating, kidnapping, using fake gun and cheating
Massive fire destroys mosque, 30 shops in Kinabatangan
Baby Elephant Falls Into Ditch In Tamil Nadu. Village Comes To Its Rescue
2018-01-19 12:31:59 A baby elephant was given a new lease on life after it was rescued from a 20 feet ditch it had fallen into. A video shared on Twitter shows the three-month old calf anxiously pacing about in the ditch before being rescued out of it. The incident took place in the Paavadaipatti village in Hosur, Tamil Nadu on January 16. The elephant had most likely been separated from its herd and fell into the ditch   Read More ...
After Virat Kohli Sweeps ICC Awards, A Message From Idol Sachin Tendulkar
2018-01-19 12:31:39 Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday tweeted a simple yet special message for Virat Kohli, who swept the for last year. "No surprises there at all. You deserved it. Many congratulations, @imVkohli!,"tweeted Tendulkar, who is considered by Kohli as his cricketing idol, after the India captain was named ICC's Cricketer of the Year. Kohli was also named ODI Cricketer of the Year and picked to captain the Test and ODI Teams of the Year   Read More ...
'Tum Jiyo Hazaaron Saal': Sachin Tendulkar Wishes Vinod Kambli On His Birthday
2018-01-19 12:31:28 Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar wished former India batsman Vinod Kambli on his 45th birthday on Thursday. Tendulkar and Kambli started playing together and shared a 664-run stand during a school match in 1988. Both the cricketers rose through the ranks of junior cricket and went on to play for the country. While Tendulkar made it big at the internaional stage, Kambli became the only cricketer to have hit three consecutive centuries in Tests in three innings, all of them against different countries   Read More ...
ICC U-19 World Cup: India Hammer Zimbabwe To Top Group B
2018-01-19 12:31:08 Three-time champions India continued their dominant show in the ICC Under-19 World Cup as they thumped an ill-equipped Zimbabwe by 10 wickets on Friday. India, who had already sealed a quarterfinal spot with back-to-back wins against Australia and Papua New Guinea in Group B, produced another spectacular show to top the Group B. India are likely to face Bangladesh in the quarterfinal   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz India Becomes First Manufacturer To Launch BS-VI Compatible Car In India
2018-01-19 12:30:49 Mercedes-Benz today launched its BS-VI compatible vehicle in India and it was the company's flagship model, the S-Class, that became the first BS-VI vehicle in India. The 'first' bits do not stop there as it's also become the first ever 'Made in India, for India' BS-VI vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. It was in 2016 that Mercedes-Benz India first made a commitment to be ready with its BS- VI vehicles   Read More ...
Infiniti To Go All-Electric From 2021
2018-01-19 12:30:40 Infiniti Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, according to Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress. A mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-Power vehicles will be offered, demonstrating the full range of ultra-low emission vehicle technology available to Infiniti as the premium brand within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. As a result of this, Infiniti expects more than half its global sales to be comprised of electric vehicles by 2025, with the first EV to debut in 2021   Read More ...
Electric Vehicles Are Ready For India, But Need Proper Infrastructure First, Says Audi India
2018-01-19 12:30:06 German luxury carmaker Audi is all set to bring in electric vehicles for the Indian market as early as 2019-2020, but stressed on the need for proper infrastructure in the country. A top official from the company, while talking to carandbike.com said they are closely monitoring the electric vehicle situation in the country and will start introducing EVs as soon as the government announces a proper roadmap   Read More ...
Two Indian-origin women lawmakers inducted into Ontario Cabinet
2018-01-19 12:28:07 Two Indian-origin women lawmakers, including a Sikh, have been inducted into the Cabinet of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, in an apparent move to woo the community ahead of a major provincial election. The Indian-origin ministers inducted are — Harinder Malhi and Indira Naidoo-Harris. The reshuffle was claimed by Premier Wynne as an effort “to make sure that we have that team that’s going to carry us into the election and beyond   Read More ...
UP: BJP MLA’s son gets 7 years jail term
2018-01-19 12:27:28 A local court has awarded seven-year imprisonment to the son of a BJP MLA in connection with a six-year-old criminal case. Additional Sessions Judge Mahesh Nautiyal also imposed a fine of Rs 16,000 on Vaibhav Singh, son of BJP MLA from Katra Bazar constituency for attacking and beating up persons belonging to a rival group. The court also awarded 10-year imprisonment to Chandramohan Mishra, Vishwas Pandey, Pawan Mishra, Suresh Kumar Pandey and Awadhesh Tiwari of the rival faction for culpable homicide   Read More ...
Taking 20 wickets is the biggest positive for India in South Africa: MS Dhoni
2018-01-19 12:26:30 While India may have already lost the Freedom Series against South Africa after a dramatic loss at Centurion Park one of the biggest positives that the Virat Kohli-led side can take is the commendable performance by the bowlers in the rainbow nation. Applauding the efforts of the Indian pace battery, former India captain MS Dhoni has backed his side to bounce back even after losing the Test series   Read More ...
Penang cops seize RM1.5mil worth of syabu from BMW, arrest two
2018-01-19 12:25:52 BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police busted a drug trafficking syndicate on Wednesday with the arrest of two men and the seizure of 21kg of syabu from their BMW sedan at Jalan Jelawat here. The bust occurred at about 11.40am when a group of policemen ambushed the car which was parked near an eatery here with the two men – aged 38 and 51 – inside   Read More ...
Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains as US yields edge up
2018-01-19 12:24:30 Most major indexes in Asia closed with gains on Friday although the Australian benchmark tracked lower. Wall Street, for its part, closed its Thursday session with slight losses amid political concerns. Japan's benchmark rose 0.19 percent, or 44.69 points, to close at 23,808.06. Financials closed higher on the day, with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group advancing 1.44 percent by the end of the session   Read More ...
Accessory Obsessed? Start Layering Your Bracelets
2018-01-19 12:23:32 Accessory-obsessed ladies will know the struggle of wanting to wear every single piece of jewelry they have. From rings to necklaces, some of us will just create stacks to dress up any outfit. Another fun way to spruce up your look is by creating a fab bracelet stack. You’ve probably seen celebrities like Heart Evangelista and Rihanna posting their stack on IG   Read More ...
NCAA volleyball: Racraquin powers San Beda to 4th straight win
2018-01-19 12:23:15 Cesca Racraquin was her usual dominant self as she captained San Beda to a 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Mapua in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The open spiker unleashed 19 points, 17 of which off kills, on top of 17 digs and 13 receptions to steer her side to a share of the top spot with Arellano at 4-0   Read More ...
Contemporary theme and haunting idioms
2018-01-19 12:23:05 S. Murugabhoopathy stands out from his fellow theatre exponents with his distinct presentation. In Miruga Vidhushagam he once again uses the tribal imagery and sounds to create that eerie feeling. Presented by Manalmagudi Theatre Land and staged in association with the Arul Anandar College, the play talks about how people in war ravaged towns suffer not only physically but also mentally   Read More ...
'A musical discovery of discovery of Madurai' rakes in good response
2018-01-19 12:23:01 “It is a soft melody but with some telling visuals of how Madurai has metamorphosed over the years,” says Sanil Joseph, the singer of the five-minute song Madurakkaren. This is the second song recorded by him for the album, “Madura – A musical discovery of Madurai” that was released in the winter of 2015 with the song “Enga Madura”. While the first song was fast and fun number with peppy beats and could be danced to, this one is more gentle and soulful   Read More ...
World through the eyes of children
2018-01-19 12:22:56 “Friends, I am moving to a house which has a tube light,” beams Sandhya in excitement. Sandhya’s family resides in Theerthakadu, a poromboke land which does not have any basic amenity including electricity. “I was shocked when I overheard the IV standard student’s conversation with her friends. I went to Theerthakadu and the life of 400 and odd families, who were evicted by the local body, inspired me to write Sivappukol Manithargal (Red Planet Dwellers),” says K   Read More ...
Family thinks American filmmaker an EJK victim in Cebu
2018-01-19 12:22:31 The family of an American documentary filmmaker is demanding answers from Philippine authorities over the “suspicious” death of their member while in custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Cebu City. Boston native Jesse Phinney, 42, who was accused of pedophilia and human trafficking with local children in Cebu, was arrested by the NBI on December 4, 2017. Less than 24 hours later, Phinney was found dead at the toilet of an NBI-7 detention facility   Read More ...
PDEA nabs suspected MILF member for P150K worth of shabu
2018-01-19 12:22:27 A suspected member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was arrested in Davao City after yielding a pack of shabu worth P150,000, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported on Friday. In a statement, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspected MILF member as Abdulwanab Harlata Magangcong, alias Abdul, who was also believed to be a supporter of the terrorist Maute group   Read More ...
India's public cloud market is estimated to be $2.6 billion in 2018: Akash Ambani
2018-01-19 12:20:46 India's public cloud market is likely to rise by more than 53 per cent to USD 4 billion by 2020 as the world's fastest growing economy becomes more digitised, said Akash Ambani, Director Reliance Jio Infocomm. Making his first solo appearance at a public event, Akash, the eldest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, spoke about open source, artifical intelligence, blockchain and OpenStack   Read More ...
Woman gives birth on Joban Line train in Chiba
2018-01-19 12:12:30 CHIBA – A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. The mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said. According to East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), the baby was born while the train, bound from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo for Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, was stopped at Kashiwa Station at around 1:40 p   Read More ...
October snap poll constitutional, court rules
2018-01-19 12:12:08 NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – A court ruled Friday that the vote disparity in last October’s House of Representatives election was constitutional, in the first decision among a series of lawsuits challenging the results of the general election. The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court dismissed plaintiffs’ call to invalidate the outcome of the election, in which a disparity in the value of votes between constituencies fell below twofold for the first time since the current system of single-seat electoral districts coupled with proportional representation was introduced in 1994   Read More ...
Ticket sales for PyeongChang Paralympics surpass 70 pct
2018-01-19 12:11:54 SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Ticket sales for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics have surpassed 70 percent, the event's organizers said Friday. There are less than 50 days left until the opening of the first Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea. And as of Thursday, 155,000 tickets had been sold, or 70.4 percent of the organizers' target of 220,000 tickets. The Winter Paralympics will be staged from March 9 to 18 in PyeongChang, 180 kilometers east of Seoul, and other sub-host cities nearby   Read More ...
(2nd LD) N.K. to send advance team for Olympic art performance in S. Korea
2018-01-19 12:11:43 (ATTN: ADDS photo; UPDATES with more info throughout) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will send an advance team over the weekend to prepare for a trip by an art troupe to South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said Friday. South Korea accepted the North's offer to send a seven-member team Saturday to check the venues for its proposed art performances in Seoul and Gangnueng, 260 kilometers east of the capital, it said   Read More ...
(LEAD) Ticket sales for PyeongChang Paralympics surpass 70 pct
2018-01-19 12:11:25 (ATTN: CORRECTS figure 4th para; ADDS more info) SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- Ticket sales for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics have surpassed 70 percent, the event's organizers said Friday. There are less than 50 days left until the opening of the first Winter Paralympic Games in South Korea. And as of Thursday, 155,000 tickets had been sold, or 70.4 percent of the organizers' target of 220,000 tickets   Read More ...
Court rejects arrest warrant for ex-bank chief over hiring scandal
2018-01-19 12:11:21 SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court on Friday turned down the prosecution's warrant request to arrest a former chief of a local bank over the unfair hiring of employees. The Seoul Northern District Court rejected the writ filed against Lee Kwang-koo, former president and CEO of Woori Bank, saying that the charges laid against him are disputable and that there is no apparent personal benefit to him from the case   Read More ...
Here is what will happen if other ruling governments lose 20 MLAs
2018-01-19 12:11:19 The Election Commission of India on Friday recommended the suspension of 20 sitting Aam Aadmi Party MLAs for holding offices of profit. The Commission has recommended the same to the President of India. The decision creates a ripple in the Delhi politics as the ruling party will have to let go of 20 constituencies in one stroke. But, the party will still continue to enjoy a majority in the Assembly thanks to its brute mandate, winning 67 seats in the 2015 elections   Read More ...
EC recommends disqualification of AAP MLAs: Past instances of ‘office of profit’ cases
2018-01-19 12:11:06 In a major setback for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, the Election Commission has recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on charges of holding an ‘Office of Profit’. The 20 AAP legislators have been accused of being unconstitutionally appointed as parliamentary secretaries to aid various ministers of the Delhi government. The latest development means the AAP MLAs are set to be disqualified, which could pave way for a mini Assembly election in the national capital   Read More ...
BSF jawan, two civilians killed in Pak firing along IB in Jammu
2018-01-19 12:11:01 A BSF jawan and two civilians were killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba sector along international border on Friday. According to officials, the BSF head constable was injured in the incident in noon and later succumbed to his injuries. Two civilians were killed and three others were also injured as Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and border posts for the second consecutive day along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts   Read More ...
Can Preclosing Your Home Loan Help You Save Money?
2018-01-19 12:10:52 Preclosing a home loan, in simple terms, means paying off your home loan before the term of the mortgage is done. This can be done for various reasons such as refinancing, saving on interest, etc. Sometimes a borrower can refinance his/her housing loan with another bank merely because they willing to provide a lower rate of interest on the loan than the bank that the borrower is currently indebted to   Read More ...
Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was 'innocent'
2018-01-19 12:06:35 Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an extrajudicial killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police officers deny the claims, saying the man was shot resisting arrest. The rape and murder of Zainab sparked outrage and protests across Pakistan. Police working on the investigation into Zainab's murder earlier in January have discovered DNA traces matching those found in seven other attacks on young girls in the same city, including four other murders   Read More ...
Court bans sale and transfer of Udayanga Weeratunga’s properties
2018-01-19 12:06:22 Court bans sale and transfer of Udayanga Weeratunga’s properties The court today issued an order enjoining the sale and transfer of property belonging to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) told the Colombo Fort Magistrate that after examining eight bank accounts of Weeratunga, who was a suspect in the MIG transaction fraud, it was found that 7 acres in Dompe worth Rs   Read More ...
'Sarjan Faiz' gets 66 months jail, five strokes over crime spree
2018-01-19 12:00:20 RAUB: A labourer was sentenced to 66 months jail and five strokes of the rotan by the magistrate's court here today after he pleaded guilty to five charges, including impersonating as a policeman, in two separate cases, at the end of last year and in 2016. Mohd Faizal Sinorcho, 31, better known as 'Sarjan Faiz', admitted guilt when the charges were read out to him before Magistrate Khairuddin Anhar Mahmud   Read More ...
Selangor BN disappointed with EC's proposal on electoral boundaries
2018-01-19 11:47:38 SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Barisan Nasional is unhappy with the Election Commission's (EC) latest proposal on electoral boundaries. Its chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar (pic) said the component parties will look into the proposed changes for the state and will submit its objections to the EC soon. "We are not happy with the latest proposal and we are disappointed with the EC   Read More ...
Najib debunks Opposition's bankruptcy claims
2018-01-19 11:47:35 KOTA MARUDU: A government that is bankrupt will not be able to continue bringing development to the country, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister said claims of bankruptcy by the Opposition are totally the opposite of what the government was doing, which is to continue delivering its promises. Najb, who was on a two-day visit to Sabah, said if the Opposition's allegations were true, he could not have announced fresh allocations for the state   Read More ...
Woman gives birth on train at station near Tokyo
2018-01-19 11:46:22 CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Friday, and the mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said. According to East Japan Railway Co., the baby was born when the train, which was bound for Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, from Tokyo's Shinagawa Station, was stopped at Kashiwa Station at around 1:40 p   Read More ...
Re-election will be by EVM: Twitter reacts to EC recommending disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs
2018-01-19 11:46:19 The Election Commission is learnt to have recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit.In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind, the Election Commission said by being parliamentary secretaries, they held office of profit and were liable to be disqualified as MLAs of the Delhi Assembly, highly placed sources said.The President is bound to go by the recommendation of the Commission   Read More ...
Ex-Asahi reporter wounded in 1987 attack on Hanshin bureau dies
2018-01-19 11:46:14 Hyoe Inukai, a former Asahi Shimbun reporter who was seriously injured in a May 1987 shooting at the national daily's Hanshin bureau in Hyogo Prefecture, died at a hospital in Kagawa Prefecture on Jan. 16. He was 73. A private funeral service was conducted by close relatives. On May 3, 1987 -- Constitution Memorial Day -- a man in a balaclava snuck into the Asahi's Hanshin bureau editorial room in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, and opened fire   Read More ...
Heavy rain expected in the evening, high flood risk at Sime Darby: PUB
2018-01-19 11:45:17 SINGAPORE - National water agency PUB on Friday (Jan 19) issued an alert of heavy rain that was expected over Singapore in the evening. PUB also issued a high flood risk for the Sime Darby Centre area in Dunearn Road, where water levels in the drain it monitors were at almost 90 per cent. In its tweet issued at 5.53pm, PUB said heavy rain was expected over many areas in Singapore from 5   Read More ...
Swiss Prez To Discuss Trade Pacts With PM Modi In Davos
2018-01-19 11:37:25 New Delhi/Bern: Negotiations on a bilateral investment protection pact will figure prominently during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Switzerland's President Alain Berset in Davos next week, the Swiss government has said. The two leaders will also discuss, among other trade and business matter, the envisaged free trade agreement between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member   Read More ...