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Chilli-based PAVA shells being considered as replacement for pellet guns

Times of India - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: With eye injuries caused by use of pellet guns in Jammu & Kashmir turning into a major controversy, an expert panel of the home ministry is exploring whether these can be replaced with newly-developed PAVA shells, a chilli-based non-lethal ...
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Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia: Official

The Hindu - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.
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IIT-B blacklists 9 firms for revoking placements

The Hindu - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has blacklisted nine companies, banning them from campus recruitments for a year, for revoking the placement offer given to students from the institute.
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Mamata Banerjee Calls Floods In UP, Bihar 'Man-Made', Silent On Farakka Barrage

NDTV - ‎9 hours ago‎
Kolkata: With floods wreaking havoc in Bihar, the Farakka Barrage in West Bengal could become a bone of contention between the chief ministers of the two neighbouring states.
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Facebook wants to know if you're on Whatsapp

Economic Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: Next time you login to your Facebook account and see some of your WhatsApp contacts pop up as friends suggestions, or see more advertisements from local businesses that you interact with, do not be surprised.
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New set of leaked Scorpene documents released; gives details on sonar system of submarines

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Delhi: On Thursday Australia's 'The Australian' newspaper uploaded a fresh tranche of leaked documents relating to information about operating instructions of underwater warfare system of the six Scorpene submarines which are being built in India ...

Disturbing CCTV visuals show woman beating son in Bareilly

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
A woman was caught on CCTV camera beating her infant son in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The husband of the woman, suspecting that his son gets physically assaulted, set up the CCTV camera to realise his fears come true, news agency ANI reported.
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Triple talaq system: Will approach SC under Article 32 if fundamental rights violated, says senior lawyer

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
The petitioner raised the question whether an arbitrary and unilateral divorce through triple talaq can deprive the wife of her rights in the matrimonial home and her claim to custody of her children.
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Of burkinis in fashion, Rio, bans and freedom

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
The banning of the burkini in several French towns has made it the most debated garment in the world. The irony lies in the fact that it was meant as a symbol of liberation for Muslim women, but is now being viewed as a symbol of enslavement of women.
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Italy quake death toll rises to 250 as search operations intensify

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its ...
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Nepal bus accident kills 20 and injures 17

Firstpost - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Kathmandu: At least 20 people were killed and another 17 hurt when a bus drove off a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river on Friday, police said.
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Rupee strengthens past 67 per US dollar

Livemint - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 10-year bond yield was trading at 7.121%, compared with its Thursday's close of 7.123%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

Gold steady as dollar dips ahead of Yellen speech

Business Standard - ‎49 minutes ago‎
(Reuters) - Gold held steady early on Friday after hitting four-week lows in the previous session when the dollar slipped ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that will be closely watched for clues on U.S.
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need2know: Five market-moving macro triggers to watch today

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
RBI has announced the much awaited big bang reforms in India's corporate bond market, giving direct access to foreign investors in the debt-trading platform.

13 best Chrome extensions you must use

Times of India - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The Chrome Web Store is just six years old and it has already fenced us into using our browsers for productivity. But it has also given us the bridges to connect with the right kind of extensions.
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World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Times of India - ‎18 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE: The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle ...
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'A Flying Jatt' review: The spirit of the film has been diluted with poor craftsmanship

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
'A Flying Jatt', is the story of the local superhero of the same name. Apart from the name, there is nothing original about the film.
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I was rejected in 100 auditions: Shahid Kapoor on his struggle

Hindustan Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Shahid Kapoor says he would jump at anything that allows him to do something different. In the past 13 years, he has acted in a variety of films, and has created a niche for himself in Bollywood.
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Missing on a Weekend | Who cares whodunit

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
How do you make an engaging mystery film? To begin with, get a compelling story. Unfortunately, Missing on a Weekend - spun around a dead body, a boy found unconscious on the Goa beach, his five missing friends and a posse of drug dealers - doesn't ...
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Leave that cat alone

The Hindu - ‎32 minutes ago‎
As far as body swap films go - not that the genre is in itself appealing - Freaky Friday leads by a mile and more. Even the 2003 remake with Lindsay Lohan and Jaime Lee Curtis was as good as the 1976 Jodie Foster film.
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Pep Guardiola returns to Barcelona with Manchester City in Champions League

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pep Guardiola, who also spent most of his playing career at the Catalan club, steered Barcelona to two Champions League titles. By: AP Published:Aug 26, 2016, 8:56.
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After Sudha Singh, OP Jaisha has swine flu too

Times of India - ‎34 minutes ago‎
BENGALURU: The Sports Authority of India's fears came true when marathon runner OP Jaisha, who left the campus as soon as she landed from Rio last week, tested positive for H1N1on Thursday.
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Duleep Trophy 2016: Now spinners take a shine to pink ball

The Indian Express - ‎7 hours ago‎
After batsmen and pacers, the slow bowlers make an impact in the day-night Duleep trophy match between India Red and Green. Written by Vishal Menon Greater Noida Updated: Aug 26, 2016, 7:50 ...
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Not easy to switch from Tests to T20 mode: Anil Kumble

Cricbuzz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Anil Kumble, the head coach of India, said the players are focused on making the necessary adjustments to switch from playing Test cricket to the shortest format of the game.
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President Pranab Mukherjee to begin three-day visit to Bihar, Karnataka

The Indian Express - ‎49 minutes ago‎
On Saturday, the President will address the first convocation of Nalanda University and lay the foundation stone of its campus at Rajgir.
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Isro still mum on MOM data, Nasa says not much water in Mars' dark streaks

Times of India - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
BENGALURU: As the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), which has received more than 1.5 terabyte of data from Mars continues to remain mum on the Mars Orbiter Mission's (MOM) findings on the Red Planet, US' Nasa has said on Wednesday that ...
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Fungi can recycle your smartphone battery

Treehugger - ‎Aug 22, 2016‎
Over the years, our reliance on lithium-ion batteries to power everyday devices has increased dramatically. For a long time, researchers have warned us about two things: one is that there is only so much lithium -- and other metals used in electronics ...
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Report: Christian persecution rising in India

Florida Baptist Witness - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
Persecution of Christians in India increased dramatically the first half of 2016 and is on pace to far exceed cases the previous two years, a new independent report found.
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Now, Insulin in pills: New method could spell end of painful jabs for diabetes

Firstpost - ‎18 hours ago‎
New York: Scientists have developed a new way of administering insulin orally that could prove to be a painless alternative to millions of diabetics worldwide who have to get injections to manage their blood-sugar levels.
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Psychosis is linked with low levels of physical activity: Study

Times of India - ‎17 hours ago‎
A study has recently revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity. The study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries also said that men with psychosis are over two times more likely to miss global activity ...
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Pharmacies show restraint in selling anti-TB drugs: Study

The Hindu - ‎4 hours ago‎
For a country that consumes the most antibiotics in the world, a pattern largely fuelled by the ready availability of even prescription drugs over the counter, Indian pharmacies have shown restraint in dispensing anti-tuberculosis drugs, a new study ...
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After outrage, Patnaik launches scheme to transport bodies

The Hindu - ‎4 hours ago‎
A day after the picture of a tribal man carrying his dead wife on his shoulder walking 10 km in the absence of an ambulance service in Odisha's Kalahandi district triggered outrage across the country, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a new scheme ...
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