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Sri Shivakumara Swamiji's condition stable, says doctor

Chennai, Jan 17: Lingayat religious head of Sree Siddaganga Matha, the 111-year-old Sri Shivakumara Swamiji, who is being treated for a lung infection is now stable, according to his doctor.

"As of now Swamiji's condition is stable. It has been fluctuating because of his age but all his parameters are now stable and he is responding to our medications,"...

Facebook to invest $300 million to help local news survive

Jan 15: Facebook Inc will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news business worldwide.

The investment in time and money is a significant expansion of a plan to help newsrooms in the U.S. and abroad create and sustain viable business models to...

India's manned space mission in December 2021: ISRO

Bengaluru, Jan 11: India's maiden manned space mission 'Gaganyaan' is set for December 2021 launch and is likely to include a woman astronaut, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Sivan said Friday.

Gearing up for the mission, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ISRO has set up a new centre to facilitate the manned voyage involving a three-member...

AMD reveals 7nm chips at CES, aims at Intel and Nvidia

Jan 10: Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Wednesday unveiled its next-generation smaller and power-efficient computer chip and a graphics processor, aiming at bigger rivals Intel Corp and Nvidia Corp.

Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su, during a keynote address at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, gave a preview of AMD's third-generation Ryzen CPU chips for desktop...

Our prophet and our duty...

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is a 'Mercy' to the whole world (Rahmathullil Aalameen). Muslims are the followers of that great 'Mercy' and they are fortunate to be his Ummath for the betterment of this life and life hereafter. He is the final messenger and "seal of prophets", whom Allah sent for the guidance of the whole mankind.

While he was...

New voice phishing scam targeting Apple iPhone users

California, Jan 1: If email phishing scams were not enough, a new voice phishing scam has been discovered. The scam is particularly targeting iPhone users by making calls that seem like they are coming from Apple Support.

According to TechCrunch, a user, Jody Westby, reported about a call from Apple Support asking for a call back from her. The...

Barbie will soon be 60 - and is still going strong

El Segundo, Jan 2: She is turning 60 this year and still doesn't have a single wrinkle.

Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favourite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years.

The iconic doll has evolved to keep up with the times -...

AFSPA extended in 'disturbed' Nagaland for 6 months

New Delhi, Dec 31: The Centre on Sunday extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland for a period of six months, declaring the northeastern state a 'disturbed area.'

Union Ministry of Home Affair (MHA), in a notification, said that the area comprising the whole state of Nagaland is in such a "disturbed and dangerous" condition that...

Not only dating apps, 20 more apps sending sensitive information to Facebook

California, Dec 31: A new study has revealed that the relaying of sensitive information to Facebook is not coming from the dating apps alone. A Privacy International study has found that at least 20 out of 34 popular Android apps are transmitting sensitive information to Facebook without the users' permission. These apps include Kayak, MyFitnessPal, Skyscanner, and TripAdvisor, Engadget...

You have a month to choose your TV channels under new Trai rule

New Delhi, Dec 28: Telecom regulator Trai has given time till January 31 for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services.

“We had a meeting of broadcasters, DTH operators, and MSOs (multi-system operators) today (Thursday). Everyone confirmed their readiness to implement new regulations. However, they requested that...