Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed

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Rohit Sharma ruled out of CLT20

Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of Champions League Twenty20 due to multiple injuries. He has been diagnosed with a shoulder More »

Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling

In a huge blow to Pakistan, offspinner Saeed Ajmalhas been banned from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his More »

Review: Finding Fanny is wickedly fantastic

Colombian artist Fernando Botero, a fine fetishist of the fleshy, spent decades drawing and sculpting the ornately obese, men and More »


OPPO launches world’s thinnest smartphone R5

Chinese handset maker OPPO considers India as a key strategic market for the company and is collaborating with Flipkart and Amazon for online sales of its products.

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Diesel, petrol prices may be cut by 2.50/ltr

In a big boost for consumers, diesel and petrol prices are likely to be cut by about Rs 2.50 a litre soon. The move will reduce inflation as diesel rates would be down 11% in less than two weeks, government and industry sources told financial daily The Economic Times. The crucial step is expected ahead of Assembly Elections in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir.

Xiaomi beats Lenovo to be third largest smartphone brand

As competition for the smartphones market hots up, new players from China are making waves.

Xiaomi has stormed into the top 5 list for the first time with best selling models, which are getting sold out within minutes of its launch on websites.

Black money: Swiss govt says India cannot disclose names to SC

Amid a debate on disclosure of names of suspected black money holders, Switzerland on Thursday said information exchanged under Swiss-India tax treaty cannot be disclosed “in principle” to a court or any other body outside the proceedings of a ‘specific and relevant’ case.

The comments come at a time when a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team is probing alleged stashing of black money by Indians aboard, including Swiss banks.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says, ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed Tuesday that he identifies as gay, and in doing so instantly becomes the most prominent openly gay business executive.

Health ministry likely to ban ITC’s e-cigarettes

India’s largest cigarette manufacturer ITC’s plan to develop a market for e-cigarettes might hit a roadblock with the Union health ministry planning to impose a ban on all products described as ‘Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems’.

In his clearest message yet on the controversy over the safety of ENDS, health minister Harsh Vardhan ruled out their acceptability in the light of research findings by experts which have held that they are no less unsafe than the ‘real thing’, said a government statement.

LPG to cost Rs 3 more per cylinder

Cooking gas prices have been raised by Rs 3 a cylinder, after the government allowed a rise in the commission paid to dealers.

The commission has been increased by Rs 3 a cylinder for both subsidised and non-subsidised, with effect from October 23, to Rs 43.71.

The commission was last hiked in December 2013 by the same amount and by Rs  11 per cylinder in 2012. After the hike, the cost of a subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder will touch Rs 417 per cylinder from Rs 414 in Delhi.

In Mumbai, a subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder will cost Rs  452 per cylinder against Rs 448.50 previously. Now, a non-subsidised cylinder will cost Rs  883.50. India has 13,896 LPG distributors at present.

Pankaj Advani scores grand double at World Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani completed a clean sweep of the 150-up and Timed formats titles after trouncing England’s Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, on Wednesday night.

The ace Indian cueist, who clinched the 150-up short format crown last week, beating Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist in the final, was always in command as he registered breaks of 63, 185, 85, 92, 123, 94, 182, 289, 145, 94, 93, 59, 58, 62, 90 on his visits to the table in the Timed format final.

why Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rocks!

Samsung, the South Korean electronics conglomerate is known for its innovations — be it in the arena of television or smartphones. In fact, its famed rivalry with Apple is responsible for the unveiling of several devices with high-end specs and newer accessories like the Stylus pen.

Recently, the company unveiled its latest devices in the form of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet and Gear S smartwatch. After its global launch, Samsung had also launched these devices in India on October 14. While it was expected to be available before Diwali, it has not been put up for sale in the Indian market.