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Pune wicket was not poor: Murali Vijay differs with match referee

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Bengaluru: India opening batsman Murali Vijay on Wednesday differed with ICC match referee Chris Board, who gave a poor rating to the Pune wicket, saying the surface at best could be called a challenging one. The Indian batsmen failed to apply themselves on a rank turner with the hosts losing the series opener by a whopping …

‘Sleepovers’ with stuffed toys may encourage kids to read

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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A sleepover programme designed to make kids believe that their favourite stuffed toys enjoy reading – can help encourage children to pick up more books, a new study suggests. Stuffed animal sleepover programmes are designed to get children interested in picture books. Children take their toys to a library for the night. At this point, staff …

The top 5 destinations to watch football in Europe

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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1. Barcelona The stunning city of Barcelona also boasts of the biggest football ground in all of Europe, as well as one of the world’s best teams and arguably the world’s best footballer. That must surely be a combination to tempt any football fan to go backpacking on a football extravaganza. The home of the …

Veteran Diplomat Rajiv Dogra unboxes the Durand Line

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never been solved. Why did Amir Abdur Rahman sign blindly on a …

YouTube touches 1 billion hours of video viewing per day

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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 YouTube was a revolutionary decision few years back. While everyone seemed focused on how many views a video got, we thought the amount of time someone spent watching a video was a better way to understand whether a viewer really enjoyed it. It wasn’t an easy call, but we thought it would help us make …

Trump calls for ‘merit-based’ immigration system

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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US President Donald Trump today pushed for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India. Trump, during his first address to Congress, noted that “nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others have a merit-based immigration system”. He said that such a system will save countless dollars and …

Indian colours, peacock light up the Buckingham Palace

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Buckingham Palace was illuminated with an image of a peacock – the national bird of India and numerous dancing figures. Buckingham Palace was lit to celebrate UK-India Year of Culture. Alan Gemmell, British Council India director, said: “It isn’t every day that you have the opportunity to project an image onto the façade of Buckingham …

CEO Kalanick Argues With his Uber Driver, caught on camera

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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The video, reportedly taken 5 February, shows Travis Kalanick riding in the back seat with his friends. The chief executive and co-founder of Uber Technologies Inc. got into a shouting match with one of his company’s drivers. The argument was captured on the dash cam of Uber driver Fawzi Kamel during a drive in San …

India’s first heliport becomes operational in Delhi

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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India‘s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of around Rs 100 crore for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational here today.  Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the state-of-the-art heliport at Rohini in Delhi, stating this is the first such integrated facility in South Asia. This heliport …

Delhi to Mumbai in just over an hour, a new train can make it possible

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Imagine the future of travel, Delhi to Mumbai in 80 minutes, Bengaluru to Chennai in 21 mins,  Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram in 40 minutes this can be true according to Hyperloop a startup cofounded Shervin Executive ChAirman co-founder Hyperloop one that is currently testing the technique said it will be able to Mumbai to Chennai in …

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