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Rivers of Differing Clarity Coming Together

The pictures of these 10 striking confluences from Twisted Sifter are definitely worth a long view. A confluence is simply where bodies of water meet. When this involves two rivers with differing clarity levels, the results can be incredibly eye-catching, like in the photo above, which shows the merging of the Rhone ... Read More »

Sirisena says opposed to forming national govt

Colombo :  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday said he is opposed to forming a national government only to expand the Cabinet of ministers, indicating that his rift with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was far from over. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe-led government on Friday sought the consent of the Speaker of ... Read More »

YouTube to remove share activity feature on Twitter

San Francisco: Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, ... Read More »

Adani Ports delivers 50 US made GE locomotives to Indian Railways

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZL) has successfully concluded the import and dispatch of 50 General Electric Transportation (GE) locomotives from Mundra port for the Indian Railways with full customer satisfaction and ‘zero’ incident. All 50 locomotives were manufactured by GE Electromotive Division in the US and imported at ... Read More »

ENIL to foray into Radio market in US

Entertainment Network India (ENIL) has received approval to foray into the United States (US) Radio market. The company to incorporate one or more wholly owned subsidiaries in the US to enter in to Time Brokerage arrangements involving AM frequencies and FM translators in key US markets to broadcast radio programmes ... Read More »

49th India International Film Festival begins today

The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India will open on Tuesday with the gala opening ceremony at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Goa. The 9-day event will showcase 212 films from 68 countries. While The Aspern Papers is the opening film, Sealed Lips will be ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses trust vote for third time

Amidst furore and violence caused by his MPs in Parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday lost a trust vote for the third time this week. The no-confidence motions were taken up in the wake of Rajapaksa’s controversial appointment as Prime Minister, replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe who was abruptly sacked by President Maithripala ... Read More »

Educational institutions built with Indian assistance inaugurated

In Nepal, three educational institutions built with the Indian assistance of 126.60 million Nepali rupees were inaugurated in Kaski district on Saturday. Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School, Lekhnath in Pokhra on Saturday morning. The School has been providing ... Read More »

TCS wins Company of the year award for achievements in Canada

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has received the Thomas Bata award for company of the year from the Canada-India Business Council, an organization committed to advancing business, investment and trade opportunities between the two nations. The company was recognized for its exemplary achievements in Canada, most notably the company’s stellar business ... Read More »

Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

Washington, Nov 16 (AFP) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday. Prosecutors revealed the existence of the sealed indictment inadvertently in a court filing in an unrelated case, WikiLeaks said. The exact nature ... Read More »

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