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With its daily case count beginning to rise again, Delhi has regained the number one position amongst cities with the maximum number of coronavirus cases in the country. On Thursday, Delhi recorded almost 3,500 new cases to take its total number of infected people so far 3.21 lakh. In the process, it overtook Pune, which had been carrying the maximum...

Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully conducted another night trial of indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from a defence test facility off Odisha coast, DRDO sources said.The short-range surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from the launching complex III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 7.30 p.m. as part of user...

Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme called “Guaranteed Delivery”. From the summer, the site will guarantee the speedy delivery of 20 million products from certain sellers who currently meet delivery promises. If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or give shoppers a...

He could not serve the nation and its people while alive. But in death, 22-year-old ITBP recruit Roshan Kumar became the saviour for half a dozen families. Days after he received news of his first posting with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Uttarakhand native died in a road accident last week in Delhi’s Dwarka area where he was visiting relatives. But six of...

The Royal Navy is to hold its first large scale cyber war games. Information Warrior 17 will involve Artificial Intelligence (AI) and test the protection of warships and submarines against cyber attacks. The training will be held during Joint Warrior, a major Nato exercise taking place in and around Scotland from 26 March to 6 April. This exercise, which is held twice...

Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for iOS. The red iPhone celebrates Apple’s 10-year partnership with Red, an organisation that aims to combat Aids. A video app for iOS, called Clips, has also been revealed and will be released with iOS 10.3, which is expected to launch soon. One tech analyst suggested Apple was...

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter (L-R) were questioned by the Home Affairs select committee Social media giants should “do a better job” to protect users from online hate speech, MPs have said. Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were asked by the Home Affairs select committee why they did not police their content more effectively, given...

The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban, which also applies to tablets and DVD players, follows a similar US move affecting eight countries. Downing Street said it followed talks on air security and was “necessary, effective and...

A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court documents, has been held in custody for nearly 18 months. No criminal charges have been filed against him. The man’s lawyer has argued that his client is protected by the Fifth Amendment,...

At least 23 turtles of a highly endangered species, the Red Crowned Roof, were recovered from smugglers in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday. The amphibians with brightly coloured heads – also known as ‘lal tilakdhari’ and ‘Batagur Kachuga’ in Hindi – were fished out from the Chambal River and destined for southeast Asian countries like...