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News & Analysis

Facebook acquires WhatsApp messaging app for $19 billion

Facebook on Wednesday, announced that it will acquire the popular cross-platform mobile messaging company, WhatsApp for $19 billion.

News & Analysis

Can BBM ever get it right? Angry users must wait to use Android, iOS app

While most first reactions point to the BBM re-launch being welcomed favourably, with many users going on to say that the month delay in the rollout of the BBM has been worth the wait, there are many others who are not yet satisfied with the application.

Tech

Can BBM ever get it right? Angry users must wait to use Android, iOS app

While most first reactions point to the BBM re-launch being welcomed favourably, with many users going on to say that the month delay in the rollout of the BBM has been worth the wait, there are many others who are not yet satisfied with the application.

Business

Coal India's reserves inflated by 16%, alleges Greenpeace

The world's largest producer of coal, Coal India Limited, may not have as much extractable reserves as it claims to.

Tech

Intex launches Aqua i7 with 5-inch full HD screen for Rs 21,900

Intex Technologies, manufacturers of peripheral and consumer electronics, today launched another smartphone in their high-end Aqua smartphone range, the Aqua i7.

News & Analysis

Intex launches Aqua i7 with 5-inch full HD screen for Rs 21,900

Intex Technologies, manufacturers of peripheral and consumer electronics, today launched another smartphone in their high-end Aqua smartphone range, the Aqua i7.

Politics

Tunda, Bhatkal were arrested in Nepal, says report

Indian terrorists Abdul Karim Tunda and Yasin Bhatkal were arrested here and handed over to Indian authorities, leading Nepali daily Kantipur said Friday. Nepal's officials have denied this.

Politics

Why men rape: Banning porn is no solution

Why men rape: Banning porn is no shortcut. And the connection is tenuous, at best

Mumbai

Mumbai gangrape: It's time to reclaim our city, say protesters

While the protest which was organised by journalist organisations in the city was meant to be a 'silent protest', many enraged citizen's were vociferous about their rage at the incident.

Mumbai

Mumbai gangrape: Politicians' reactions range from advice to plain politics

The rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist of a city magazine has brought back memories of Delhi's December 16 gangrape. Many of India's twitteratti were quick to react with shock, anger and outrage, including politicians. However, along with condemning the incidents, many politicians were doing what they know best — being politicians.

Mumbai

Full text: Jaslok hospital says Mumbai rape survivor is stable

The 23-year-old photojournalist who was gangraped by five men in a compound in Lower Parel is in stable condition, according to a statement by the Jaslok hospital, where she is receiving treatment. Here is the full text of the statemen

India

Misogyny and sexism: What's ails liberal JNU's Confessions page

While it may be a good forum for those from the student community who are more muted in their opinions to voice their concerns, it also brings to the table the dangers of anonymity and trolls.

Business

Bribery case: Micromax MD Rajesh Agarwal resigns, sent to 7-day CBI custody

In a statement, Micromax said that Agarwal was stepping down to clear his name.

Business

Micromax promoter gets 7 days in CBI custody in MCD bribery case

Agarwal, one of the founders of Gurgaon-based Micromax Infomatics, and Tuli were arrested by the CBI while they were offering a bribe of R. 30 lakhs to the public servants in relation to a banquet hall.

India

JNU's mean streets: Gender violence rises on campus

While students say that JNU is still one of the safest places in Delhi's social landscape, they acknowledge that gender violence is on the rise.

India

Why India is not so 'incredible' for tourists

Thee reasons for India’s struggle to attract visitors are many, say tourism experts, ranging from infrastructure to formalities and security concerns, among others.

India

Why Telangana does not justify Gorkhaland and Bodoland

Telangana should not open a pandora's box of new state demands.