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Govt bans Ola Cabs for 6 months across Karnataka for running bike taxis illegally

Bengaluru, Mar 23: The transport department of Karnataka government has suspended the licence of Ola Cabs (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) for six months with effect from last night, alleging that the ride-hailing company had been running two- wheeler taxis in violation of the law.

This means the Bengaluru-based aggregator will not be able to operate any of...

Travel bloggers from worldover on trip to scenic Kerala

Kochi, Mar 21: Twenty-six renowned travel bloggers from 21 countries across the globe Thursday set off on a fortnight's trip to Kerala by bus to visit places of tourist interest and cultural value and post their experiences real-time.

The sixth edition of the 'Kerala Blog Express' (KBE) had its first halt at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, where the writers took...

Russian luxury brand Caviar introduces new design of iPhone for Rs 5.8 lakh

Mosco, Mar 16: Russian luxury brand Caviar has announced 99 pieces of iPhone XS and XS Max models at the starting price of $8,370 (nearly Rs 5.8 lakh), that come with a mechanical watch and the dial protected by a sapphire crystal.

"We continue the history of the greatest mechanisms integrated into the smartphone design and a smartphone body...

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes 13 billion light-years away

Washington, Mar 15: Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes 13 billion light-years away from the Earth, from a time when the universe was less than 10 per cent of its present age.

“It is remarkable that such massive dense objects were able to form so soon after the Big Bang,” said Michael Strauss, a professor...

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Web can be changed for better in next 30 yrs: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee

Admitting that the web has created opportunity for cheats, promoted hatred and made all kinds of crime easier to commit, web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has said it is possible to change the web for the better in the next 30 years.

"But given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and...

Raw materials behind half of global emissions: UN

Nairobi, Mar 12: Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein in exploding global consumption.

Using dozens of data sources, the authors of a major new report presented lawmakers and businesses with a...

YouTube testing fact check pop-up alert for sensitive searches in India

San Francisco, Mar 10: YouTube is testing a fake content monitoring feature in India that pops up a "fact check" alert on searches for sensitive content.

The feature will also highlight additional information on the subject from verified fact-checking partners of the platform.

"These panels will show up on search result pages rather than on individual videos. Even...

A town in US appoints 'a goat' as mayor

Washington, Mar 10: In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people's goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart -- this week electing one as mayor.

He may be a political novice but the goat's name, Lincoln, brings with it a storied pedigree. And the leading human official in Fair Haven --...

India's ultra-rich prefer investing in equities, bonds over real estate, gold: Report

Mumbai, Mar 7: India's "ultra-high net worth individuals" (UHNWI) -- with assets worth $30 million and more -- prefer investing in equities and bonds rather than real estate and gold, a Knight Frank report said on Wednesday.

According to the data provided by The Wealth Report 2019, around 30 per cent of investments by Indian UHNWIs went to equities...

'Bolo' app won't send children's data to us: Google

New Delhi, Mar 7: Joining the race to grab the attention of young children, Google on Wednesday launched the beta version of its "Bolo" app to help primary grade children improve Hindi and English reading skills, while ensuring that the app do not send out data on children.

"Nothing is ever sent to Google through the app," Nitin Kashyap,...