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'India concerned over threats from space’: Pentagon defends ASAT test

Washington: India is concerned about the “threats” it faces in space, the Pentagon has said, defending the country for acquiring anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test capabilities.

On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power.

The test made India the fourth country in...

Bots tweaking pre-election Twitter trends in India: US experts

New Delhi, Apr 9: In the run-up to the general elections, automated Twitter bots made a massive attempt to boost political hashtags, both in support of and in opposition to Prime Minster Narendra Modi, according to a research conducted by US experts.

The automated accounts were deployed on a massive scale on February 9-10, with small groups of accounts...

11-year-old boy writes to Mahindra chief asking to cut noise pollution

Mumbai, Apr 6: Mihika Mishra, an 11-year-old Mumbai girl, has in a letter to Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, suggested how to reduce noise pollution on roads.

Mishra requested Mahindra to produce cars with allowance of just five honks every 10 minutes, with each honk lasting just three seconds. "In this way, the noise will be minimised and...

India chose much lower for A-SAT test to avoid debris threat to global space assets: DRDO

New Delhi, Apr 6: India chose a much lower orbit of less than 300 km during Mission Shakti for "capability demonstration" and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy said Saturday.

His remark comes days after NASA raised concerns about the spread of debris from the Anti-Satellite Test (A-SAT) test India conducted...

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Seoul, Apr 5: Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.

On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds...

Man flies solo to Italy on Boeing 737-800

Vilnius, Apr 3: A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: he was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.

Skirmantas Strimaitis, who was flying from capital Vilnius to the northern Italian city of Bergamo for a skiing holiday March 16, had the whole plane — which can usually sit up to...

India's test created 400 pieces of debris, risk to Space Station: NASA

Washington, Apr 2: The head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of NASA after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite...

Two die of sun stroke, 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 31: Two people died of sun stroke and another 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala as mercury continues to rise above normal.

Sources said the two people, a farmer, Unnikrishnan from Muriathottam near Parasala on the city suburbs and a woman labourer, Chinnammalu of Nallur in Palakkad, died of sun stroke on Saturday.

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TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box

New Delhi, Mar 27: TV viewers may be able to switch their DTH or cable service providers without changing the set top box (STB) by the end of this year, according to regulator Trai's Chairman R S Sharma.

"Since last two years we have been trying to make STBs interoperable. Large part of problem has been resolved....

Govt bans Ola Cabs for 6 months across Karnataka for running bike taxis illegally

Bengaluru, Mar 23: The transport department of Karnataka government has suspended the licence of Ola Cabs (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) for six months with effect from last night, alleging that the ride-hailing company had been running two- wheeler taxis in violation of the law.

This means the Bengaluru-based aggregator will not be able to operate any of...