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Tired of household chores? This AI robot could lend a hand

Robots may have a knack for super-human strength and precision, but they still struggle with some basic human tasks. Blue, the human-friendly robot conceived and built by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in the US, can learn human tasks, while being safe enough for every home to have ... Read More »

Assange found guilty of breach of bail in UK, faces extradition

Assange, who has also been arrested on a provisional US extradition warrant, was produced before Westminster Magistrates Court in London where he pleaded not guilty to the charge of failing to surrender. Describing his behaviour as that of a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest”, District Judge ... Read More »

Jet Airways cancels international operations for today

Jet Airways flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris from Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru scheduled for April 12 were cancelled for operational reasons.  The airline will not operate on the Bengaluru- Amsterdam-Bengaluru route on April 13 as well. Earlier in the day, the airline announced grounding of 10 more planes ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses poll rallies in Bihar & Assam

Even as people voted in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  addressed three rallies, one in Bihar and two in Assam…..ahead of polling there…in subsequent phases… PM’s first stop on the campaign trail was Bhagalpur in Bihar where he recounted the achievements of his govt ... Read More »

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested

Speaking of the arrest, Eqaudor President Lenin Moreno said that Assange’s aggresive and disruptive behaviour were the reason for Equador to revoke his asylum. President Moreno also requested that Assange is not extradited to a country wherehe could face tourture or death penalty. The WikiLeaks co-founder took refuge in the ... Read More »

Newest royal expected to join long tradition of social causes

Meghan Markle used her celebrity to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and attacked Donald Trump as “misogynistic” and “divisive.” The Los Angeles-born actress has worked as an ambassador for United Nations Women and the charity World Vision. A pregnant Markle, speaking in March on an International Women’s ... Read More »

Algeria sets presidential election for 4 July after protests

Algeria will head to the polls in July, the presidency announced on Wednesday, as demonstrators kept up protests against the ruling elite following veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation. Demonstrations continued on Wednesday, with more expected. The new date was set a day after Abdelkader Bensalah assumed office for a 90-day period, ... Read More »

ECI: No biopic material should be displayed in electronic media

Election Commission of India says no biopic material which is related to any political or individual entity should be displayed in electronic media including cinema during the operation of model code of conduct. The commission issued order after examining complaints related to films like NTR Laxmi, PM Narendra Modi, and ... Read More »

First ever black hole image released

For the first time in the history of space research, astronomers have been able to take a picture of a black hole which is located in a distant galaxy. The image which has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world, showed an intensely bright ‘ring of ... Read More »

New Zealand parliament votes for change in gun laws

Post the deadly shooting attack on the two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday voted to change gun laws. The gun reform bill was passed by the parliament with a majority of 119 to 1. It is expected to become law within the next few ... Read More »

Hockey: India eves to beat host Malaysia

The Indian Women’s Hockey team on Wednesday struck a late goal through youngster Lalremsiami to beat hosts Malaysia and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match bilateral series in Kuala Lumpur.      India won the first two matches 3-0 and 5-0 followed by a 4-4 draw in their ... Read More »