International

China says Trump’s tweets are from alternate universe


Beijing, Aug 31: A leading Chinese newspaper on Friday made a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump for his repeated accusations against China on Twitter adding that his messages are from an alternative universe.Official newspaper China Daily said: There are few things more disconcerting than a tweet by the US President...

Migrating Indian users’ data to local Cloud infrastructure: Xiaomi


Bengaluru, Aug 31: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it is migrating data of its Indian users to Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure that have infrastructure in the country.At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step...

Prasad meets Pichai, seeks Google’s involvement in empowering Indians


San Francisco, Aug 31: India seeks greater involvement of Google in digital inclusion programmes including Digital Village initiative to empower millions of people in the country, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has told the company's CEO Sundar Pichai.Prasad met Pichai at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Thursday. Held a very...

Martian skies clearing, hope for Opportunity Rover: NASA


Washington, Aug 31: With skies clearing over Opportunity Rover's resting spot in Mars, NASA believes that the solar-powered rover will soon receive enough sunlight to automatically initiate recovery procedures --but only if it is able to.The impact of a latest storm on Opportunity's systems is unknown but could have resulted in reduced...

Google Assistant goes bilingual


Berlin, Aug 31: Google Assistant will now be able to understand and speak more than one language at a time, the company announced on Friday.With the annual tech show IFA 2018 kick-starting here, Google said that it is adding multi-lingual support to its Assistant. Currently, the Assistant can understand any pair of languages...

Google Launchpad Accelerator India shortlists 10 startups


New Delhi, Aug 31: Google on Friday announced the first batch of 10 short-listed startups who will be part of its Launchpad Accelerator mentorship programme in India.The inaugural class will begin on September 10 at the Google office in Bengaluru. The startups will go through a two-week intensive mentorship boot camp, followed by...

Modi, Oli discuss bilateral issues


The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 4th Bimstec Summit that concluded on Friday. It was their third meeting in six months. They directed officials of their respective countries to resolve outstanding issues at the earliest. The Memorandum of Understanding on a survey for a broad gauge railway line between Raxaul in...

Modi to inaugurate Jharsuguda airport


Talcher fertilizer plant, being revived with an investment of about Rs 13,000 crore, will be powered by coal gasification technology and will produce fertilizer from coal. Ammonia, Urea and Methanol will also be produced, said Pradhan. Pradhan said the Prime Minister will inaugurate the second major airport of Odisha at Jharsuguda. The new airport...

Bimstec aims for seamless connectivity, free trade zone


A joint declaration issued at the conclusion of the Fourth Bimstec Summit here stated that the member states resolved to establish seamless multi-modal transportation linkages and smooth, synchronised and simplified transit facilities. This would be done through the development, expansion and modernisation of highways, railways, waterways, sea routes, airways in the region. It said...