Android R OS spotted running on Google Pixel 4 smartphone

San Francisco:With the next edition of Android operating system (OS) reportedly around the corner, a benchmark test has been spotted on Geekbench which indicates that a Google Pixel 4 smartphone was …

Quake causes damage, injuries in China’s Xinjiang region

Beijing, Jan 20  A strong earthquake damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in a rural part of China’s far west Xinjiang region, the government said Monday. Rescue teams …

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Penang (Malaysia), Jan 20  Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday …

Sitaram Yechury attacks govt on slowdown in economy

New Delhi, Jan 20 CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday slammed the government over the slowdown in economy and said that this was not just “mismanagement” but “destruction of lives”. …

Impossible for immigrant to give proof of religious persecution: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati,  Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said it is impossible for an immigrant to provide proof of religious persecution. Sarma, who is also convenor of the NDA’s regional wing …

Illegal structures on govt land razed in Indore

Indore, Dec 31  Several illegal structures were demolished in Indore on Tuesday as part of the Madhya Pradesh government’s drive against land mafia, a senior civic official said. A garden used …

Railways announces fare hike effective from January 1, 2020

New Delhi, Dec 31 On the New Year’s eve, the railways announced fare hike across its network, excluding suburban trains, effective from January 1, 2020, according to an order issued on …

Prateek Kuhad’s song makes it to Obama’s favourite music of 2019

Los Angeles, Dec 31 Indian singer Prateek Kuhad’s song “cold/mess” has made it to former US President Barack Obama’s favourite music of 2019 line-up. The list, shared by Obama on Twitter …

Karvy Group splits business in two verticals; non-fin businesses to be housed in separate arm

Mumbai, Dec 31 Over a month after it was barred by Sebi from taking new clients for misusing clients’ securities, the troubled Karvy Group on Tuesday announced corporate restructuring to separate …

Core sector output shrinks by 1.5 pc in November

New Delhi, Dec 31  Contracting for the fourth consecutive month, the output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 1.5 per cent in November 2019 as five of the eight sectors …

Investors richer by over Rs 11 lakh crore in 2019 stock market rally

New Delhi, Dec 31  Investors became richer by over Rs 11 lakh crore in 2019 helped by a stupendous rally in the stock market where the benchmark Sensex clocked over 14 …

Ircon International, BEML sign pact to explore opportunities in foreign market

New Delhi, Dec 31  State-owned engineering and construction firm Ircon International Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into a pact with BEML to explore and address opportunities in the overseas …

Sensex falls 304 pts on last trading day but closes 2019 on a high note

Mumbai, Dec 31  Market benchmark Sensex slumped 304 points on the last trading session of 2019, dragged by losses in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and TCS. After swinging …

Iraq Prime Minister demands protesters leave US embassy ‘immediately’

Baghdad, Dec 31 Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said on Tuesday that crowds that had stormed the US embassy in anger at deadly US air strikes should leave the compound …

Over 500 people killed in 370 terror attacks in Pakistan in 2019

Islamabad, Dec 31  There were nearly 370 terror attacks in Pakistan in 2019, causing the death of 518 people, according to a report by a think-tank. This is a 30 per …