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Dhoni is doing fine, says Fleming

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni looked jaded in his team’s loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL T20 cricket tournament on …

Petrol Prices Hiked by Rs 3.96 a Litre, Diesel by Rs 2.37

<b>New Delhi</b>: After two rounds of cuts, petrol prices were on Thursday raised by Rs 3.96 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.37 a litre, tracking global …

Mudra Bank: Can it finance small businesses in India?

<b>Financial inclusion for a majority of its population is key to economic growth of any country.</b><p>Unfortunately in India's case, the lack of it - not just for individuals but also for small enterprises - has been a big hurdle to unlocking its economic potential.<p>But there are signs that things are …

Small Business

Our Multiplex Patriotism

We have been brainwashed into always-on devotion to flags and anthems.<p>Written by |<p>The catalogue of bizarre things we accept as “normal” is long. The …

Nation-Building

Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped in Punjab's Moga Where Teen Was Molested, Thrown Off Bus

<b>Moga:</b> The Punjab Police have said that a young woman who alleged that she was gang-raped by 11 men, including the husband of a friend, now says she …

Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Scores more women and children have been rescued from Islamic extremists in the remote Sambisa Forest, Nigeria's military …

Africa

Nepal earthquake epicentre area 'devastated'

Towns and villages near the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake that claimed at least 6,200 lives in Nepal have suffered "almost total devastation", the Red Cross says.<p>The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday that they were "extremely concerned" …

Natural Disasters

Indians flee earthquake-devastated Nepal, leaving behind jobs and savings

Traveling for hours on packed buses and boulder-strewn roads, thousands of Indians living in Nepal have fled home after last week's devastating …

As government refuses to criminalise marital rape, laws on such assaults remain a muddle

On Wednesday, the minister of state for home affairs claimed that making marital rape a criminal offence would be unsuitable for India.<p>Will marital …

As sensors shrink, watch as 'wearables' disappear

(Reuters) - Forget 'wearables', and even 'hearables'. The next big thing in mobile devices: 'disappearables'.<p>Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller - so small, some …

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Seinfeld: the unlikely inspiration for this season’s menswear

What is the deal with fashion? Who turned the runways of this weekend’s menswear shows into a 90s sitcom? Why is everyone dressing like a character on Seinfeld these days?<p>All those oversized plaids and twills that the Seinfeld ensemble like were on show in Casely-Hayford, Shaun Samson and Topman …

Jerry Seinfeld

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

Audiophile

Why Google won't fix a security bug in almost a billion Android phones

A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security …

Japan reveals record defence budget as tensions with China grow

Japan has announced its biggest ever defence budget in response to China’s increasing military influence in the region and Beijing’s claims to a group of disputed islands administered by Tokyo.<p>The 4.98 trillion yen (US$ 42bn) budget approved by the cabinet on Wednesday is up 2% from last year and …

China

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology