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TRS mega rally on Sunday amid talk of early polls


Billed as the mother of all rallies, it will be preceded by a meeting of the state cabinet, which is likely to take a decision on the early polls. Leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will take key decisions at the cabinet meeting and announce them at...

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into island


I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the region, Saud al-Qahtani, a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, tweeted on Friday. The plan, which would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland,...

Kim Jong-nam murder: Malaysian police looking for 2 witnesses


Kim Jong-nam died at the Kuala Lumpur's International Airport in February 2017 after a toxic VX nerve agent was rubbed on his face. The police identified the two women as 24-year-old Raisa Rinda Salma and 33-year-old Dessy Meyrisinta, reports CNN. Their last known address was given as the Flamingo Hotel in Ampang, Malaysia, a...

Twitter plans threaded conversations, ‘who is online’ feature


In a tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the micro-blogging platform will soon get interesting updates. Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read convos), Dorsey tweeted, along with some samples. The presence feature will make it easier to engage...

ASUS launches new ZenBook series


San Francisco, Aug 31: Taiwanese electronics major ASUS on Friday launched ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533).The new redesigned series of thin and light laptops also mark the debut of a frame-less NanoEdge display with ultraslim bezels on all four sides and up to 95 per cent screen-to-body...

Brazil’s Lula can appear in pre-election polls


Brasilia, Aug 31: Brazil's Superior Electoral Court has rejected a request to keep former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of opinion polls in the lead-up to the October presidential race. Judge Tarcisio Viera de Carvalho Neto denied the motion, which asked for polling firms' removal of Lula's name from the roster of candidates...

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...