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60 snakes found in school's kitchen in Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Jul 14: Sixty highly poisonous Russell's viper snakes were found in the kitchen of a Zilla Parishad school in Hingoli district of Maharashtra, a school official said on Saturday.

The spotting of so many snakes in one place created panic among students and staffers of the Zilla Parishad-run school located in Pangra Bokhare village of Hingoli district, about...

Govt wants to monitor WhatsApp messages, says SC

New Delhi, Jul 13: The Supreme Court on Friday took a strong note of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data, observing that it will be "like creating a surveillance state".

The top court said the government wants to tap citizens' WhatsApp messages and sought its response within two...

Man with world's longest nails cuts them after 66 years

Pune, July 12: Shridhar Chillal, the Pune-based man, who holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest fingernails, has cut them after 66 years.

Chillal clipped his nails, which had a combined length of 909.6 cm during a nail clipping ceremony in Times Square.

Meet the extraordinary Shridhar Chillal - Longest fingernails on a...

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Jul 9: Nissan admitted today that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year. The company did not say how many cars were affected by the falsifications, which were uncovered during voluntary tests of all parts of Nissan's operations...

DyCM for improving redress mechanism in police dept

New Delhi, Jul 8: Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday hinted strengthening of grievances redressal mechanism in the police department for effective disposal of complaints by subordinate staff related to service matters.

He was reacting to a news report about the letter written by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to Director General and Inspector General of...

Mukesh Ambani announces launch of fixed line services

Mumbai, Jul 5: After shaking the mobile telephony market with free voice calls and dirt cheap data, richest Indian Mukesh Ambani today announced plans to launch ultra high speed fixed line broadband services for homes and enterprises.

Speaking at the company's 41st annual general meeting, Ambani said the service will provide ultra high definition entertainment on TV, voice-activated assistance,...

Amid expectations of farm loan waiver, Kumaraswamy to present budget today

Bengaluru, Jul 5: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy will present the Congress-JD(S) coalition government's maiden budget on Thursday, amid high expectations of farm loan waiver.

In the run-up to the recent assembly polls, the Kumaraswamy-led JD(S) had promised to waive farm loans borrowed both from cooperative and nationalised banks within 24 hours of coming to power.

Kumaraswamy, who...

Samsung phones are randomly sending owners' photos to contacts

Seoul, Jul 3: For those using a Samsung smartphone, this may be unnerving. It has been discovered that some devices are sending the owner's photos from the camera roll without consent.

The issue appears to be affecting the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ devices. However, it is not limited to these two models, The Verge reported.

The photos...

'Smartphone airbag' can protect your device

Berlin, Jul 2: Scientists have invented a smartphone case that acts like an airbag, deploying small spider-like legs that can absorb the impact when the device is dropped.

The protective shell appears no different from the normal phone cases. However, when the phone is in free fall shock-absorbers shoot out from the four corners to protect it from damage....

In this district you need to get permission for running WhatsApp group

Jammu, Jul 1: In a bid to curb the spread of rumours via social media platforms, the Kishtwar district administration near here has asked the netizens having WhatsApp groups and Facebook pages to get their antecedents verified by police and seek their permission within ten days to continue running them.

In a stern measure, the netizens have also been...