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Apple launches probe after 23-year-old Chinese woman dies while using iPhone 5

Singapore, Jul 16: Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.

Last Thursday, Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China's western Xinjiang region and a flight...

Jaguar F-TYPE launched in India, priced Rs 1.61 c

Mumbai, Jul 8: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today launched its sports car Jaguar F TYPE priced up to Rs 1.61 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai), while it mulls over assembling more models in India.

The Jaguar F TYPE will be available in two variants. The F Type V8S powered by a 5 litre petrol...

15-year-old Canadian girl invents flashlight powered only by body heat and earns spot in Google Science Fair finals

This girl's science project really puts your baking soda volcano to shame

A 15-year-old girl in Canada has invented a flashlight that only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on.

Ann Makosinski, a high school junior in Victoria, British Columbia, was trying to think of a way of harvesting...

11-year-old boy fathers child with 36-year-old woman

Melbourne, Jun 20: An 11-year-old boy in New Zealand has become a father after conceiving a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend.

The woman coerced the boy, from Auckland, into repeated sexual encounters over a period of time before becoming pregnant, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported.

The...

Jet Airways enters into code share agreements with Air France, KLM

New Delhi, Jun 18: Jet Airways and European carriers Air France and Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) have entered into a code share agreement to provide seamless connectivity to passengers for destinations in India and Europe.

As per the agreement, Air France (AF) and KLM can place their own codes (AF) and (KL) on Jet...

FB adds 'hashtag' feature, taking a page from Twitter

Jun 13: Facebook Inc, the world's No. 1 social network, is adopting the "hashtag," one of the most recognizable features of its younger rival Twitter, in a move to position its Web service as an important complement to television, sporting events and breaking news.

Facebook said on Wednesday that it will begin to roll...

Premlata first Indian woman to climb 7 peaks

New Delhi, Jun 1: Ace woman mountaineer Premlata Agrawal has become the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the seven continental peaks after climbing Alaska's McKinley Peak.

With this, she became the first Indian woman mountaineer to step on the highest peak of North America. She was felicitated for this momentous achievement on her return...

Striving for Peace and Amity

Asghar Ali Engineer's Struggle for Preservation of Plural Ethos

(We lost Asghar Engineer on 14th May 2013. It is an irreplaceable loss to human rights movement, anti communal struggle, to the movement for preservation of secular values. This is a small tribute to my esteemed, close and very dear friend)

The events of last over three decades have...

A transplant that won a Pakistani heart

Chennai, May 24: When Moulana Mohammed Zubair Ashmi's heart grew large, literally, and failed him, it was another large heart that replaced it. If hearts have nationalities, then the first was Pakistani, and the second, Indian.

The 51-year-old Pakistani religious teacher was diagnosed with a condition calleddilated cardiomyopathy' where the heart is enlarged, becomes weakened and is unable to...

A former expat's reflections on Makkah

Columbus, May 7: On our way to Makkah from Jeddah, I was surprised at the traffic. What was wrong? Everyone was actually driving within the speed limit and in their lanes. There were no cars on the shoulder. I was here for Umrah from the United States, visiting the Kingdom after seven years.

“There are...