Encounter between militants and security forces in J&K’s Baramulla

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Synopsis​Security personnel launched a cordon and search operation around midnight in the Reban area of Sopore town following information on presence of militants, a police official said.ANIEncounter at Rebban area of SoporeThree Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani national involved in a recent attack on security forces, were killed in an encounter in Jammu and…

US Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

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Synopsis”MAKING HISTORY!” the U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday in response to a post that Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle had completed naval flight school and would later this month receive the flight officer insignia known as the “Wings of Gold.”Swegle’s milestone comes more than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner in 1974 became the first woman to fly…

Sony Xperia 1 II battery life

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We reviewed the Sony Xperia 1 II a little over a month ago and we enjoyed it for its camera prowess and extensive feature set, among other things. What we couldn’t do at that time was test its battery life as the firmware we had running during the review wasn’t finalized in that particular respect.…

Flourishing trade in spurious GM seeds adds to farmers’ woes

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When Arvind Shinde (name changed), a farmer from Aurangabad bought a bag of HT cotton seeds from a trader, he was sure of getting a bumper crop. However, as seeds failed to germinate he realised that he was duped by the trader. But he could not register a police complaint or approach the State government…

Covid-19: How ‘citizen volunteers’ helped Chennai ‘tame’ the virus spread

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“Is everybody fine at home?” This is the standard question that Sridhar*, a college student, has been asking people in Nanganallur over the past three months. The aim is to check if anybody has any Covid-19 symptoms — cough, fever or sore throat.Sridhar is one of the 17,000 college students, graduates and post graduates recruited…

POCO M2 Pro Vs Other Budget Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000

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        | Published: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 4:00 [IST] Poco M2 Pro is sweeping headlines and could be the best mid-range smartphone in the market. The Poco M2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Priced at Rs. 13,999 for the…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Listed On Amazon India Website: Launch Imminent?

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        | Published: Friday, July 10, 2020, 19:48 [IST] Xiaomi is all set to launch yet another mid-range smartphone in India. The upcoming device is none other than the Redmi Note 9 whose launch has been much awaited. While there is no official date announced for its launch, the company has already…

Lenovo Legion Gaming Phone To Launch On July 22: Snapdragon 865+ Confirmed

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        | Published: Friday, July 10, 2020, 19:21 [IST] Lenovo’s much-anticipated Legion gaming phone is set to debut on July 22. The phone has recently been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmarks with model number L79031. Lenovo confirmed the launch date and time of the phone via Weibo and also announced the chipset…

These Smartphones Are Available On Online Sale Only

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        | Published: Friday, July 10, 2020, 4:00 [IST] With the increase in the trend of online shopping, almost all product categories including electronics and appliances are also available online. Many smartphone makers come up with online-only sales modules that let buyers interested in these devices opt only for online shopping and…

TikTok’s New Rival TakaTak Launched By MX Player: Here Are All Details

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        | Published: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 19:15 [IST] The Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps earlier this month, including the popular short video-sharing app TikTok. The demand for local apps has skyrocketed ever since. One after another competitive apps are coming to the market after TikTok was banned in India. Now,…

LG K31 With MediaTek Helio P22 Chipset Spotted On Google Play Console Listing

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        | Published: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 18:40 [IST] LG seems to be working on a phone and it looks like the handset will hit the market soon. Recently, a phone named LG K31 has been spotted on the Google Play Console listing. The list also shares some features of the upcoming…

Indians with permission to stay in UAE can fly back from July 12

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From July 12, UAE nationals and those who have approval from the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) will be allowed to fly back from India.This follows the two governments allowing UAE air carriers to operate charter flights to fly back those passengers who have prior UAE Federal ICA or permission to live…

Government releases draft mechanism for calculating minimum wages, seeks feedback from industry

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The government has proposed draft mechanisms for calculating minimum wages and payment of wages beside other provisions under the Code on Wages (Central) Rules. This is a follow-up to the Code on Wages legislation enacted last year.The government has sought feedback from various stakeholders. These can be submitted within next 45 day. These views will…

India may see 2.87 lakh COVID-19 cases a day by winter 2021 if no vaccine or drug treatment: MIT study

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India may record about 2.87 lakh coronavirus cases per day by the end of winter 2021 in the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine or drug intervention, according to a modelling study by the MIT, but noted the projections should be interpreted as indicators of potential risk and not precise predictions of future cases. There was…

COVID-19: ‘Complete lockdown’ on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to enforce a complete lockdown across the state on Sundays after a spike in COVID-19 cases in some districts during the past one week. In a new initiative, police will provide face masks to people who step out of homes without the protective gear, and recover its…