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Facebook, Google pitch in to help users in flood-hit Chennai

Facebook, Google pitch in to help users in flood-hit Chennai

New York, Dec 3: Facebook activated the “Safety Check” feature for its users in Chennai early on Thursday, while Google has compiled all critical information under its “Crisis Response” tool to provide them relief in the flood-hit city, media reports said. As the torrential rains in Chennai continued for the fourth straight day, with power


Mass police mobilisation in France, 128 raids conducted

Paris, Nov 17: Following last week’s Paris attacks by Islamist militants that claimed at least 129 lives, French authorities have mobilised 115,000 personnel to ratchet up security across the country, media reports said on Tuesday. “We have mobilised 115,000 police, gendarmes and military over the whole of our national territory to insure the protection of


19 nationalities among victims of Paris attack: French president

Versailles (France), Nov 16: There were 19 nationalities among the 129 victims of the deadly attack that took place on Friday night in Paris and its suburbs, French President Francois Hollande announced on Nov 16. “What was targeted by the terrorists, it’s the France open to the world,” Hollande said during a rare address to


Apple told to pay $234 mn for using BITS graduates’ technology

Washington: Tech giant Apple has been told to pay $234 million to the intellectual property arm of Wisconsin University, Madison, for using without permission patented technology developed by its team, including two Indian-American engineers. The award amount a federal jury in Madison asked to Apple to pay Friday (Oct 16) was about $165 million less

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21st century belongs to India, says Modi as he wows Indian community

San Jose, Sep 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 21st century belongs to India and the world has begun to acknowledge the fact, as he addressed an 18,000-strong cheering crowd of Indian community members at the SAP Centre here. Modi, in an over hour-long address to a “Modi, Modi” chanting crowd, also said


Krishna Shenoy develops thought-controlled prostheses

Washington: An Indian American electrical engineer from the Stanford University has developed a technique to make brain-controlled prostheses more precise. The thought-controlled device developed by Krishna Shenoy and his team analyses the neuron sample and makes dozens of corrective adjustments to the estimate of the brain’s electrical pattern — all in the blink of an


In a first, Indian-American student baseball player to be honoured

A rising baseball player Kumar Nambiar from Westchester county will be the first Indian-American student athlete to be honoured as the “New York State Player of the Year,” media reported. Nambiar, a 2015 graduate of Mamaroneck High School, will be felicitated on Sunday during the 16th annual Heritage of India Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza

Indo-Canadian singer leads topless protest in Canada

Indo-Canadian singer leads topless protest in Canada

An Indo-Tanzanian-Canadian jazz singer, Alysha Brilla, led hundreds of topless women in a rally organised in Ontario to advocate women’s right to be topless in Canada, a media report said. Alysha Brilla’s two sisters, Tameera and Nadia, joined her to raise awareness about the issue in a peaceful “Bare With Us” protest, reported. “It

Illegal immigrants in Britain to face eviction

Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face eviction from rental properties under new laws to be included in a new immigration bill, the media reported. Landlords who fail to check the immigration status of tenants could be fined or imprisoned for up to five years under a new criminal offence to be included in the


Indian American girl impresses Obamas with ‘garam masala’ burger

A nine-year-old Indian American girl left the Obama couple awestruck when she served a ‘garam masala’ Quinoa Burger with ‘raita’ to them — and won a chance to dine with the First Lady at the White House. Hailing from Schaumburg, Illinois, Shreya Patel was among 55 young cooks who were given a red carpet welcome