Category Archives: World News

Even though Islam gives rights to transgender people, they are oppressed: Kashmir scholar Aijaz Bund

Transgenders Abdul Rashid, left, and Shabnam Subhan at the book launch | Aijaz Bund The government thinks there are only males and females in Kashmir, Shabnam Subhan, a transgender Kashmiri, told a gathering of academics, journalists and civil society figures in Srinagar. “No one cares about us, as if we don’t exist,” he said. Transgender Kashmiris speaking publicly about… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5A India Launch, Jio Cashback Offer Extended, Google Datally, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS First 5 million buyers of Redmi 5A base variant will get Rs. 1,000 off Jio Prime users can avail cashback offer till December 15 now Google released Datally, a new Android app to help you save data Welcome to another edition of our weekly roundup of the biggest newsmakers in the world of technology. The hottest news… Read More »

Google Play Lists ‘Best of 2017’ Apps, Books, Games, Music, Movies, TV Shows

HIGHLIGHTS Dear Zindagi becomes most popular movie on Play Store in India Locally-developed Baahubali: The Game emerges as most popular game Game of Thrones continues domination in TV shows Continuing its annual tradition, Google on Friday announced that the most popular apps, games, music, movies, and books on Google Play India in 2017. Google has also released a list of… Read More »

Android Phones Track Location Even With GPS Turned Off, Google Says It’s to Improve Message Delivery

HIGHLIGHTS Google was collecting user location data It was done through collecting addresses of nearby cellular towers Google to stop collecting user location through cellular towers Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report. Quartz claims the location tracking still occurred on Android smartphones… Read More »

New Zealand’s winter shorter by a month over 100 years

New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), crunched the temperature records from two 30-year-periods over the last century to… Read More »

Trump’s tricky talks: five world leader meetings to watch at the Apec summit

Donald Trump arrives in Da Nang on Friday, a seaside resort chosen by Vietnam to hold the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference. The resort will be filled with other world leaders and offers up the possibility of some unpredictable meetings. Russian president Vladimir Putin Trump’s relationship with the Russian president is a colossal issue in Washington. Any meeting will… Read More »

Japan anger over South Korea’s shrimp surprise for Donald Trump

The menu at South Korea’s state banquet for Donald Trump has left a nasty taste in Japan, after the president was served seafood caught off islands at the centre of a long-running territorial dispute between Seoul and Tokyo. Japanese officials have also complained about the decision to invite a former wartime sex slave to the event, held earlier this week during the… Read More »

Jio Phone: Be Ready to Pay Extra if You Return It Within a Year

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio has published the terms and conditions for Jio Phone Jio Phone users will have to make recharges worth Rs. 1,500 each year Customers will be liable to penalty if they return the Jio Phone early Jio Phone, the 4G feature phone unveiled by Reliance Jio in July, will cost you much more than previously anticipated.… Read More »

Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

HIGHLIGHTS Google received 3,843 requests for data from 6,343 government accounts That is 391 more requests than the same period in 2016 This is the highest number of requests since 2009 The number of requests that Google received from India in the first half of 2017 for disclosing user data was at an all-time high, reveals the latest biannual transparency… Read More »

Einstein’s letter may fetch over USD 60,000 at auction

A unique and very personal letter written by German physicist Albert Einstein to his close friend Michele Besso, discussing about various topics including God, is expected to fetch over USD 60,000 at an auction in the US. Datelined from Princeton, April 15, 1950, the letter by Einstein melds the philosophical with the scientific and gives insight into the… Read More »