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       HEADLINES: Woman set ablaze case: Police release sketch of suspect                                              Man arrested for pledging imitation gold for lakhs of rupees                                              GVK to operate ‘108’ ambulance service                                              Now, miscreants can ‘cool’ their heels in AC ‘idi vandi’                                              Jawahar School remains closed                                              Khattar to be next Haryana chief minister                                              All issues over release of 'Kaththi' resolved: Vijay                                              PM Modi to spend Diwali in Srinagar                                              BJP's win in Har, Maha will affect J-K assembly polls: Omar                                              Nepal, India sign historic Power Trade Agreement                                              Why internet goes to 'sleep' in parts of the world                                              French oil giant CEO killed in plane crash                                              Pak Taliban fires its spokesman over allegiance to IS chief                                              Dhoni rested for first three ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead                                              India's hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns over pay dispute                                              Walsh resigns as hockey head coach over 'pay dispute'                                              Brazil school wins Subroto Cup title                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
         Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch    
 
 
NEW YORK: A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies.

 
         New Twitter feature allows users to listen to music    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Twitter will now allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines for the first time, the microblogging site has said.

 
         Videocon launches gesture controlled smartphone for Rs 10,499    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Videocon Mobile Phones today launched a smartphone, Infinium Graphite, with gesture control feature at a price of Rs 10,499. The intelligent sense feature facilitates function like 'auto answer' to answer calls in proximity to ears, 'auto switch speaker' feature that automatically switches from speaker to earpiece on proximity to ear, 'reversal silence' feature that silences the device when flipped along with an entire suite of 'touch gesture awake' features.

 
         Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 in India for Rs 58,300    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Korean handset maker Samsung today launched its most expensive device in the country -- Galaxy Note 4 -- at about Rs 58,300 as it looks to defend its turf in the multi-billion dollar smart devices market in India.

 
         IPhone 6 series to sell in India at starting price of Rs53,500    
 
 
NEW DELHI: US technology major Apple's iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs 53,500 and the high end model at Rs 80,500 during the time of launch.

 
         Google to launch chat app to take on whatsapp    
 
 
Software giant Google Inc plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources.

 
         Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10'    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft's flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers and is used by 1.5 billion customers worldwide, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windo

 
         Blackberry Passport available in India for Rs 49990    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to grab a pie of the premium smart phone market, BlackBerry today unveiled its most expensive handset Blackberry Passport, priced at Rs 49,990, which will be available across Indian market from October 10.

 
         IPhone 6 Plus 'bendgate': Apple plays defense on concerns    
 
Apple Inc broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

 
         Mobile app for clicking selfie with Isro's Mangalyaan    
 
HYDERABAD: City-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

 
         Get a selfie with ISRO's Mangalyaan using this mobile app    
 
 
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars.

 
         Google launches Android One devices at Rs.6,399    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google today launched its much-awaited Android One smartphones, priced at Rs 6,399 onwards, in India in partnership with domestic handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, a move that will further fuel the fiercely competitive multi-billion dollar market here.

 
         1st high speed train on Delhi-Agra section in November    
 
 
KAPURTHALA: The first high speed train with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will run on Delhi-Agra section in November this year as the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train is all set to be rolled out in November.

 
         IPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus to hit Indian shores on Oct 17    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Apple will make its new smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available to customers in India from October 17.

 
         Why Apple Watch is a missed opportunity    
 
 
Apple chief executive Tim Cooks got a standing ovation Wednesday morning in Cupertino, when he announced the "next chapter in our story" at a special event that also launched the iPhone 6 in two sizes.

 
         Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple pulls back the curtain today on its latest innovations, amid frenzied anticipation over new big-screen iPhones and possibly an "iWatch" which could shake up the world of wearable computing.

 
         Microsoft launches Nokia X2 in India for Rs 8,699    
 
NEW DELHI: Beefing up its budget smartphone portfolio, Microsoft Devices today launched Nokia X2, priced at Rs 8,699, in India to compete more aggressively with the likes of Samsung as well as homegrown firms like Micromax.

 
         Facebook rolls out privacy checkup for all users    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Facebook will make its 'Privacy Checkup' feature available to all of its 1.2 billion users globally to help them review and control who they share the information with on the world's largest social networking website.

 
         Energy drinks cause heart problems: study    
 
 
LONDON: Energy drinks, popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, can cause heart problems, a new research has warned.

 
         Mars Mission completes 300 days in space    
 
 
CHENNAI: In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit.

 
         Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls    
 
 
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

 
         Cybercriminals using Ebola as bait to infect PCs    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Apart from humans, Ebola virus has computers as casualty too as cybercriminals are now leveraging the fear of the disease to infect PCs with malware, security solutions provider Symantec said today.

 
         New drug restores hair growth in human trials    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a breakthrough, scientists may have discovered a cure for a form of baldness after they found a drug which restored the hair of three patients within five months.

 
         Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app    
 
 
NEW YORK: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

 
         Apple products banned in China's government offices: Report    
 
BEIJING: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter.

 
         Apple to hold iPhone event on September 9: Re/code    
 
Apple Inc has scheduled a "big" media event related to the iPhone for September 9, technology news website Re/code said, without citing sources.

 
         Samsung delays Tizen phone launch    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Samsung Electronics will delay the release of its first smartphone running the new Tizen operating system (OS), reports said.

 
         Facebook launches new app for celebrities only    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Facebook has launched a new app aimed at celebrities only that will let public figures more easily interact with their fans. The app called 'Mentions' is aimed at helping the Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities manage their public figure pages on the social network.

 
         World's first vaccine for heart disease soon a reality?    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Scientists are one step closer to developing the world's first vaccine for heart disease that will reduce immune-based inflammation in arteries, leading to decreased plaque buildup.

 
         Obi Mobiles launches flagship smartphone for Rs 11,990    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Obi Mobiles, a company co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, today launched its flagship handset for Rs 11,990 in the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market.

 
 
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