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A breakaway sect of 11 million Shiva worshippers is now an official religion in India

The government of the southern Indian state of Karnataka dropped a socio-political bombshell on March 19. It recognised the Lingayats, an over 11 million-strong community of lord Shiva worshippers, as constituting a religion distinct from Hinduism.<p>The state cabinet, headed by the Congress party …

India

India, ASEAN sign declaration to deepen cooperation against terrorism and cyber crime

Leaders of the two entities also decided to implement the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area.<p>India and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Exclusive: this is the Essential Phone

Another stab at making phones modular<p>The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.<p>First, the Android phone basics: the …

Trump reveals location of 2 nuclear submarines to Philippines' president

President Trumppraised the Philippines' president for an "unbelievable job" in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation last month.<p>Trump's discussion with Rodrigo …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations.<p>Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, a survey of almost 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds found, …

Mental Health

Android O: Everything you need to know about Google's new phone software

Google is preparing the next version of its mobile operating system, currently known as Android O.<p>It will succeed Nougat, which was released late …

Android News

India army′s use of Kashmir protester as ′human shield′ sparks outrage online | News | DW | 16.04.2017

Video footage of a Kashmiri protester tied to an Indian army jeep - apparently as a human shield - has generated outrage on social media. …

Pakistan

10 Beginner-Friendly Yoga Poses Anyone Can Master

BKS Iyengar on yoga practice and ageing

<i>At 92 years of age BKS Iyengar continued to practise yoga for several hours each day. Here he describes how his practice changed with age and offers</i> …

Hong Kong police to stage riot drills to prepare for Xi Jinping visit

Protests and celebrations expected as Chinese president said to make trip on 20th anniversary of former British colony’s return to China<p>Police in Hong Kong have reportedly launched a security crackdown as the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, prepares to make a rare and potentially tempestuous trip to …

Hong Kong

Scientists Might Finally Understand One of The Most Basic But Mysterious Aspects of Our Heartbeats

A crucial aspect of how our hearts beat might have been figured out.<p>When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you'd think …

Mozilla buys Pocket in first ever acquisition

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, just snapped up Pocket in its first ever acquisition.<p>Pocket will remain an independent subsidiary and promises to continue delivering the service fans know and love. However, the Mozilla takeover will allow it to add “fuel to the rocketship” and …

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

iPhone 5

Tony Blair's Brexit speech in full: 'They will say Leaving is inevitable. It isn't'

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the people should prevail. I accept right now there is no widespread appetite to re-think.<p>But the people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right …

Google Pixel vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: A Smartphone Shootout

The smartphone camera landscape is getting crowded with high quality cameras these days, but the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are two of the …

Mobile Photography

Trump furious after court upholds block on travel ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel means that citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the US, despite Trump's executive order last month.<p>It is …

Immigration

Exclusive: Lockheed says U.S. may take 'fresh look' at its India F-16 plan | Reuters

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. defence firm Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to move production of its F-16 combat jets to India, but understands President Donald Trump’s administration may want to take a “fresh look” at the proposal.<p>FILE PHOTO: Two F-16 fighter jets arrive at …

Govt appoints three more directors on RBI central board

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Here's When Samsung's Foldable Phone Will Debut

Samsung's long-awaited foldable smartphone might finally make its debut in the coming weeks, possibly at this month's Mobile World Congress.<p>But don't …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

China accuses US of putting stability of Asia Pacific at risk

China has accused the US of putting the stability of the Asia-Pacific at risk after Donald Trump’s defence secretary said Washington would come to Japan’s defence in the event of a conflict with Beijing over the disputed Senkaku islands.<p>James Mattis, on a two-day visit to Japan, said the islands, …

North Korea

Washington, DC is hosting a massive sleepover as thousands of women prepare to protest Trump

They’re arriving by the busload, piling out of carpools, spilling out of planes and trains. They’re wearing knitted “pussy hats,” carrying sleeping bags, and toting clever hand-made signs. Thousands of mostly female protestors have made their way to Washington, DC, for an epic sleepover: sharing …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation

India-Pakistan talks: Sartaj Aziz warns against 'unrealistic expectations'

<b>Islamabad:</b> Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in Islamabad on 14-15 January to prepare a schedule of meeting for the comprehensive …

Always have your camera with you – Ronald Grauer from Belgium tells us why in this Interview

Such a matured person and an incredible street photographer. Ronald Grauer is a VFX Supervisor by profession and has definitely got some time for …

Excavations show Harappan site died as Saraswati river dried

Archaeological Survey of India, in collaboration with Deccan College of Pune and scientists from Korea's Seoul National University, are excavating a …

ISRO to test plane-shaped space launch vehicle in July

Come second half of July, India's space agency is likely to test a small model of reusable launch vehicle shaped like an aeroplane, said a senior …

Space Exploration

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning