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'Dead' man returns home alive after family wrongly identifies body

Wayanad, Nov 2: A 49-year-old man presumed dead by his family showed up near here much to the shock and delight of his kin, a fortnight after they performed his 'funeral' mistakenly identifying a decomposed body as that of his.

Saji, who used to be away from home for days in search of odd jobs, was not...

Apple CEO confident of opening more stores in India

New York, Nov 2: Apple CEO Tim Cook voiced optimism that the Indian government will at some point agree to allow the technology giant to bring in its stores as he lauded the country's bold reforms, saying he is a "big believer" and "very bullish" on India.

Cook was responding to a question on whether Apple is at a...

WhatsApp will soon show ads in 'status' section

Nov 2: WhatsApp Wednesday said it will display advertisements in its ‘Status’ section to monetise the popular messaging platform that has about 1.5 billion users globally.

“…around monetisation plans for WhatsApp, we already announced that we are going to be putting ads in ‘Status’. So that is going to be a primary monetisation mode for the company...

NRI couple die after falling 800 feet in California

New York, Nov 30: In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park this week, according to a media report.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. They were identified Monday as a married...

Meet FlyCroTugs: The flying robot that carries objects 40 times its weight

Boston, Oct 25: Scientists have developed small flying robotsthat can carry objects up to 40 times their weight, and even heave open closed doors, making them useful for search and rescue operations.

The micro air vehicles, called FlyCroTugs, can anchor themselves to various surfaces using adhesives inspired by the feet of geckos and insects.

With these attachment mechanisms,...

Winning ticket for $1.6 bn lottery sold in S.Carolina

Oct 24: One ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Tuesday for a record-setting $1.6 billion jackpot, the state's lottery said on its website early on Wednesday.

The ticket matched the five numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 5 that were drawn on Tuesday night. Anyone...

'Himalayan Viagra' Dearer Than Gold under Threat from Climate Change

Washington, Oct 23: A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, researchers said on Monday.

People in China and Nepal have been killed in clashes over the years over the elusive fungus "yarchagumba”,...

Mars Likely to Have Enough Oxygen to Support Life: Study

Oct 23: Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday.

In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, multicellular animal such as a sponge, they reported in the journal...

Canada makes Marijuana legal

Montreal, Oct 18: When Canada legalizes recreational pot on Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry -- creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source for governments and maybe even tourism.

Hundreds of licensed growers have sprouted in anticipation of the end of pot prohibition, attracting major investment.

In just the past year,...

Sabarimala temple row: NCW takes cognisance of attack on women journalist

Pathanamthitta, Oct 18: The National Commission for Women(NCW) on Wednesday took cognisance of attack on women journalists by the devotees protesting against the entry of women between the age group of 10 years to 50 years in the Sabarimala temple.

Meanwhile, portals of Lord Ayyappa temple were opened today at 5 pm and the devotees can offer prayers till...