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Since the iPhone, fingerprint scanners are now a budget feature

Do you remember when the iPhone 5s was launched with a fingerprint scanner? That was certainly a turning point. Well, Motorola did launch the Atrix in 2011 with a fingerprint scanner. Yet, it was the iPhone that made it a mainstream feature with TouchID.Soon…

DGCA to audit helicopter services after seven

Jammu: The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has asked the DGCA to conduct a detailed safety audit of the helicopter operations between Katra-Sanjichhat sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra belt, where a recent chopper crash killed six pilgrims and one pilot.The chopper services, which were…

Is Sikh radicalism riding on politics to make a comeback in Punjab?

The fear of revival of terrorism has started haunting Punjab again. A spate of recent incidents suggests that the sub-surface disquiet over matters religion is getting intense in the state and it might prove conducive to the growth of radicalism.The tension in the Sikh…

Sex in the city: Murder of Uzbek national exposes thriving sex racket in Delhi

New Delhi: The facts emerging in the murder of Uzbek escort Shakhnoza Shukurova alias Shahnaz have turned the spotlight on the thriving flesh trade racket in the National Capital. The 19-year-old woman from Tashkent was allegedly invited by another Uzbek woman, Naaz, to join an…

Heavy Rains Assault Chennai, Records 50mm Rainfall in 1 Hour

CHENNAI: One hour. 50 mm rainfall. That is the kind of pounding the city took between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm on Monday after a deceptively sunny day.The sudden downpour not just dragged the city back into sheets of water, but paralysed traffic in…

iPad Pro first-take review: Yes, it can be a laptop stand-in

The iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement – that’s my first take-away from Apple’s newest and biggest iPad.I’m more optimistic about the iPad as a laptop stand-in than I was a few days ago after more hands-on time with the 12.9-inch tablet over…

World must act against radicalisation without any political consideration: PM Modi

Antalya: Pressing for the need to delink terror from religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said some countries still use terrorism as "an instrument of state policy" and the world must act against radicalisation without any political consideration.Modi said terrorism is the main global…

India downplays Dalai Lama remarks on 'intolerance'

The Tibetan spiritual leader said recent elections in Bihar state - which the BJP lost - showed a "majority of Hindus believed in religious harmony".He was answering a question on "intolerance" in India - an issue that has seen filmmakers, writers and actors return…

Narendra Modi in UK: Full text of India-Britain joint statement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister David Cameron met in London on 12-13 November. The two Prime Ministers celebrated the growing strength, breadth and depth of the relations between the two countries. They emphasised that this enduring connection between the UK and India plays…

Not encroaching on Telangana govt's powers: Rajnath Singh

Hyderabad: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today dispelled apprehensions that the central government was trying to encroach upon the powers of Telangana government in matters of law and order, saying it was only implementing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.Meeting a delegation of MPs of Telangana…