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We may be hardwired to appreciate poetry: study

Human brain may be hardwired to appreciate poetry even if it struggles to comprehend its meaning, a new study suggests. Researchers at Bangor University in the UK have demonstrated that we do indeed appear to have an unconscious appreciation of poetic construction. “Poetry is a particular type of literary expression ... Read More »

Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

Washington : US officials said President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban. Four officials say the administration’s decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion ... Read More »

IoT Risks Are Worrisome, with Hacked Toys and Privacy in Harm's Way

A database containing account information used by children?EU?s stuffed toys has been hacked, exposing the personal details of hundreds of thousands of parents and their children. The latest security debacle comes courtesy of toys called CloudPets. Marketed as ?EU?the message you can hug,?EU? the Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are connected to ... Read More »

New FCC Chair Tells MWC Net Neutrality Rules Were a 'Mistake'

Calling the Open Internet Order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) two years ago a “mistake,” new FCC chairman Ajit Pai today told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the agency intends to return to a “light-touch approach” to regulations. MWC 2017, running this week from ... Read More »

Man brands wife with hot iron for answering unknown call

Udaipur : In a heart rending incident that took place at Rebariyon-ka-Guda village in Kadmal of Gogunda tehsil in Udaipur district, a woman was brutally branded with hot iron by her husband and father-in-law. They committed the cruel act allegedly because the woman happened to answer a call that came on ... Read More »

Oz Embassy seeks herbal gulal from Udaipur jungles

Udaipur : Holi is a still a fortnight away, but tribal women in selected blocks of Udaipur have no time to rest. Their busy hands have not a minute to spare as they have deadlines to meet for their hand-made herbal colours have great demand in the market. Not only in ... Read More »

India’s woes with DRS continue

New Delhi: He may have been a vocal advocate of Decision Review System (DRS) but Indian captain Virat Kohli’s dismal success ratio indicates that calling for referrals is not exactly his ‘calling card’. The five-match England series against India was start of India using Decision Review System — something they had strong reservations during Mahendra […] Read More »

Star Plus strengthens afternoon slot with four new shows

NEW DELHI: A sequel to “Diya Aur Baati Hum” and an Indian adaptation of popular Turkish show “Fatmagul” — an inspirational tale on faith and a love story — will be among four new shows on TV channel Star Plus in its afternoon slot — a time when viewers are mostly fed repeats of shows […] Read More »