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Ryan school murder: Accused teen allegedly researched use of poison, smudging fingerprints


Adding a fresh twist to the case, the Haryana Police had on Monday admitting that they have erred in probing the murder of the seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur . "There were many clues which a cop won't normally miss", a CBI officer said on Monday. We suspect that school had hatched a conspiracy along with police to save its administration and make my husband a scapegoat. Read More »

South Korea: North Korea Wounds Soldier as He Defects


A doctor treating the soldier - who was airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery - said he had been shot half-a-dozen times and sustained a serious stomach injury. South Korean officials have yet to identify where the soldier came from or what his intentions were. The U.N. Command said Tuesday that an investigation into the incident was underway. Read More »

Messenger Day nixed as Facebook pushes Stories feature

While Facebook is streamlining many facets of Stories, there is one thing it is adding: collaborative Stories for events . How many people are now using Facebook Stories and the cross-posting feature isn't clear; it is clear, though, that many Facebook users aren't interested in Stories given how infrequently they show up (brands aside). Read More »

Use Google Assistant to broadcast messages to all your Google Home devices


The new Broadcasts are available and rolling out on assistant phones and speakers from today, however it may take longer for these services to arrive, because of Google's slower time-frames. Just say "Ok Google, broadcast it's dinner time" and a dinner bell will ring on all Google Home devices . A help article notes that all Google Home devices must be signed onto the same Wi-Fi network and Google account. Read More »

BharatNet project - Empowering Gram Panchayats of India


Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Shankar Prasad described the launch of Phase II as a turning point to bring digital revolution that would bridge the digital divide between rural and urban India. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is also in the process of partnering with state governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh , Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand . Read More »

The New Colossus trio of DLCs get release dates, details


The second pack, The Diaries of Agent Silent Death , releases January 30 , and will focus on the exploits of ex-OSS agent Jessica Valiant, an assassin who will fight the Nazi war-machine in California to uncover the secrets of Operation San Andreas. Read More »

Sierra Nevada Corporation after glide test flight of Dream Chaser space plane


The Dream Chaser prototype spacecraft passed a big test yesterday, gliding to a successful landing on a runway in the Mojave Desert after it was dropped from a helicopter. Two other companies, SpaceX and Orbital ATK, will use their own spacecraft to fly delivery missions for NASA as part of the CRS-2 program. The Dream Chaser, however, which is meant to launch on top of an Atlas V rocket, glides down to Earth like a plane after reentering the atmosphere, landing horizontally on a runway. Read More »

Lyft's first stop outside the US

This year, Lyft ate into Uber's marketshare nationally causing the ride-hail behemoth's hold on the fall from 84 percent to 73 percent. A spokesman confirmed that Uber will be unprofitable overall, although some cities may break even. Read More »

Xbox One X smash PlayStation Pro sales numbers in UK


Given that the Xbox One X did not launch with a new game created to show it off at its best, these sales are impressive for a mid-generation update. Retailers note that the most popular version of the console was the special edition Project Scorpio variant. Among the games that have been bought with the console by the British players, the list includes Call of Duty WWII, Assassin's Creed Origins , FIFA 18 , Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 . Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL hit with unresponsive edges issue

As reported by Engadget , Google Pixel 2 XL owners are now complaining about the lack of response when pressing on the display edges. The touchscreen over the display somehow fails to register taps, but will register swipes. Nevertheless, it is comforting to know that Google will fix the problem in the future. The Pixel 2 XL is definitely not having a good time on the market, as many issues related to the device's hardware have popped up since its general availability last month. Read More »

Dinosaur-Era Shark With 300 Teeth Still Swims the Ocean


A group of scientists working on an European Union research and conservation mission captured a terrifying-looking shark off the Algarve coast in August - but struggled to identify it, until now. Pretty much all other sharks have separate gills, but the frilled shark's first pair of gills stretch all the way across its throat. As per BBC , professor Margarida Castro of the University of the Algarve told Sic Noticias that the shark gets its name from the frilled arrangement of its 300 ... Read More »

Former CIA Director: Foreign Leaders Manipulating Trump's Insecurities Is National Security Issue


Trump was asked about a private meeting he had with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and said that Putin again denied that Russia in any way interfered with the 2016 election . "And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it". "To impugn the character of somebody like Jim Clapper on Veterans Day, who has dedicated so much of his life to this country, I just find that outrageous and something that, I think ... Read More »

14 killed, 9 missing in Andhra boat tragedy


An overloaded boat carrying 38 people capsized in the Krishna river near Vijayawada this evening, resulting in the death of 16 tourists while seven others are missing, the police said. Tourism Minister Akhila Priya ordered probe into the incident. The rescue operations were underway and senior officials rushed to the spot. Bodies of the people who drowned were taken out from the river. Read More »

Venus-Jupiter conjunction: How and where to watch the planetary event

As seen previous year, the two planets will appear like a giant, bright ball of glob. Venus is known as the brightest planet and it always follows up as the second one and will be "snuggling "with Jupiter". Venus will be 152 million miles (246 million km) from us, while Jupiter is almost four times farther away, at 594 million miles (956 million km), the portal said. Read More »

Morocco and Tunisia qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup


Morocco ended their 20 years wait for a World Cup ticket when they beat the Elephants of Ivory Coast 2-0 in front of their home fans. A pair of quickfire first half goals fired Morocco to their first World Cup in two decades and condemned Ivory Coast to a defeat that means they will miss the showpiece event for the first time since 2002. Read More »

Stray plane delays rocket launch to International Space Station

Sunday's 7:14 a.m. launch should be visible as far north as Boston and as far south as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Just moments before the Antares rocket was to blast off, carrying the Cygnus cargo ship at 7:37 am (1237 GMT), mission control called, "Abort, abort, abort!" The culprit, a small personal aircraft that entered the restricted airspace was within a 6 miles (10 kilometers) offshore flying at an altitude of about 500 feet, which could have been unsafe for the lift-off. Read More »

Drop everything and download... South Park: Phone Destroyer


FEATURES - A whole new South Park experience with new and twisted versions of iconic characters like Stan of Many Moons, Cyborg Kenny, Ninjew Kyle, Grand Wizard Cartman... Ubisoft describes it as a strategic real-time battle game. Cards and other items can be bought in-game, but even the developers warn players not to succumb to the game's microtransactions . Read More »

SC refuses plea to ban release of 'Padmavati'


For the record Padmavati is yet to be submitted to the CBFC for censor certification. Johar, whose last directorial venture "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas, had a hard time in getting a smooth release, was also present at the event. Read More »

Roku Blasts Off On Third-Quarter Beat-And-Raise Report


Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Roku also saw substantial growth from its ad business, which Chief Financial Officer Steve Louden had mentioned to TheWrap as an area the company was well positioned to take advantage of. Read More »

Just Dial shares soar amid reports of takeover by Google


Over the steep rise in the stock value, the National Stock Exchange (NSE ), earlier in the day, sought a clarification from Just Dial on the reports of takeover talks with Google. Just Dial recently reported around 26.50 per cent jump in standalone net profit at Rs37.5 crore for the September quarter. Just Dial was trading 13.86 per cent up at Rs 522 around 9.35 am (IST) on BSE. Read More »