Archive News of January 19, 2017
Punjab polls: No cake-walk for Badals this time

With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers.

January 19, 2017 02:15 PM
Soft robotic sleeve makes heart beat like cardiac muscle
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) In a ray of hope for those suffering from heart conditions, a team of scientists has developed the world's first soft robotic sleeve that is fitted around the heart, where it twists and compresses the heart's chambers just like healthy cardiac muscle would do.
January 19, 2017 02:15 PM
Hesh and I are good friends: Leander Paes
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Leander Paes, India's never-give-up tennis star, said he hopes to work well under the captaincy of his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi since "we are good friends".
January 19, 2017 02:15 PM
Stop crashes on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, demands social activist
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal on Thursday served an eight-day ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to make travel on the accident-prone Mumbai-Pune Expressway safer, failing which she would launch an agitation.
January 19, 2017 02:15 PM
Rights groups accuse Facebook of 'racially biased censorships'

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing Facebook of racial bias in hate speech censorships, 77 advocacy groups have written a letter to the social media giant asking it to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
Heartbeat to soon unlock electronic health records

 What if your heartbeat can safeguard your electronic health records in the near future? Researchers from Binghamton University believe so and have used the heart's electrical pattern as an encryption key for electronic records.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
Kanpur train derailment likely to be transferred to NIA

The Home Ministry is likely to hand over the Kanpur train derailment case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday, sources said.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
Learning Mandarin may give kids a headstart in music

Want your children to have enhanced perception of pitch in music? Give them Mandarin lessons, a study suggests.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
Apple adds new features to its music creation apps

Apple has updated its music creation apps -- GarageBand -- for iOS 2.2 and Logic Pro X 10.3 -- with new features for music makers on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
'The Bye Bye Man': Poorly written and executed

Film: "The Bye Bye Man"; Director: Stacy Title; Cast: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Leigh Whannell and Jenna Kannell; Rating: *1/2

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
England win toss, elect to bowl against India

England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday.

January 19, 2017 01:26 PM
Capt Amarinder promises reinvestigation into SIT clean chit in drugs case

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he would order reinvestigation into the SIT clean chit in the drug racket case in which Bikram Singh Majithia was implicated and throw behind bars all those found guilty in the drug trade, once elected.

 

January 19, 2017 12:44 PM
Australian cricketers asked to hold new contracts

Australian cricketers have been asked not to sign new Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) contracts until the details of a new player pay deal are settled upon.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
Modi condoles UP road accident victims

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths of 15 school children who were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir

Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study

Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
DigitalOcean, Hasura to help students build apps on cloud

To encourage students build solutions and launch business ventures, US-based cloud platform DigitalOcean and app building platform Hasura on Thursday partnered with IIT-Madras to launch the second edition of "Introduction to Modern Application Development" (IMAD).

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
New mobile app to help fishermen

An app under the aegis of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been developed to aid fishermen to increase their catch and reduce the cost of operations, the developers said.

January 19, 2017 12:33 PM
Trump says he doesn't like tweeting

President-elect Donald Trump said that while he doesn't like Twitter, he will continue to use it from the White House because is the only way he can "counteract dishonest press", media reports said.

January 19, 2017 11:33 AM
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