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Category Archives: World

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone: Brave front camera

  New Delhi: China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices. Betting on the selfie culture across the country, the company is now looking to tempt users with the new F3 Plus smartphone. At Rs…

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US Secret Service officials expected to face discipline

  Washington: At least six Secret Service employees are expected to face discipline over a security breach in which a man gained entry to White House grounds, a media report said. On the evening of March 10, 26-year-old Jonathan Tran managed to jump multiple fences and was on White House grounds for more than 16 minutes…

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56% disapprove of Republican health care bill: Poll

  Washington: A majority of American voters, 56 per cent, disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a poll. Only 17 per cent of voters approve of the plan and 26 per cent remain undecided, the Quinnipiac University poll revealed on Thursday. The question — “There…

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Taiwan court hears landmark same-sex marriage case

  Taipei: A panel of judges at Taiwan’s top court began hearing a landmark case on Friday that could make the island the first in Asia to introduce same-sex marriage. The case has been brought by a gay activist as well as municipal authorities from the capital, Taipei, the BBC reported. Taiwan’s parliament has also been…

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Indian woman, son found murdered in US

  Vijayawada: An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family in Andhra Pradesh. The victims were N. Sasikala (40) and her son Anish Sai, their family, in Prakasam district, said on Friday. Sasikala’s husband N. Hanumantha Rao found the bodies when he returned home…

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British-born blamed for terror attack, eight held

London:  A day after a terror attack in the heart of London left four people dead, police on Thursday identified the lone attacker as a British-born and said eight suspects had been arrested. Seven of the persons wounded in the Wednesday attack near Parliament were in critical condition, authorities said. Twenty-nine were discharged from hospitals.…

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Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of AI: Study

New York:  While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people’s lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study has showed. “Technophobes” — persons who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand…

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No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now: Sushma

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this. “Currently there are four bills…

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Men! Hit the gym for better bone health

New York:  Engaging in weight-bearing exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps can help men protect their bone health, suggests new research. One year of targeted exercise can decrease harmful sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. These changes promote bone formation, increasing…

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