Monthly archives: April 2013

India Has 15M Broadband Connections; 712.5M Active Mobile Connections

India’s broadband connection base decreased 0.12% to 15 million at the end of February 2013, from 15.01 million at the end of January, according to the Indian Telecom regulaton. TRAI Meanwhile, the country’s mobile operators continue to clean up their act: the total number of mobile connections in the country (including multi-SIM and inactive connections) has dropped to 861.66 million in February, even as the active mobile connection base increased: […]

Fund to help bombing victims raises $20 million

More than $20 million — and counting — has poured into One Fund Boston in the week since twin bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, and the goal is to get that money into the hands of those in need as quickly as possible. Checks have arrived from around the globe, with businesses donating millions and children donating dollars, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said Tuesday, hours after meeting with bombing […]

Reddit apologises for wrongly implicating missing Indian student in Boston bombing 'witch hunts'

San Francisco: Reddit has apologised for being a rallying point for online witch hunts as amateur sleuths used the social news website to expose the people behind the bombing at the Boston Marathon. “Though started with noble intentions, some of the activity on Reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties,” Reddit general manager Erik Martin said in a blog post yesterday. […]

Neglected cold dissolves ear bone, affects brain

MUMBAI: The common cold can, at times, have an uncommon effect: complete loss of hearing. Bhusawal resident Chandrakant Tupe found this out after ignoring his chronic cold for two years. On Saturday, doctors at Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo operated on 32-year-old Tupe and removed the diseased remains of his left ear. “We can say that common cold or an upper respiratory tract infection cost him his hearing,” said ENT surgeon […]

A short history of terrorist attacks involving Canada

Canadians have been the targets – and sometimes the perpetrators – of terrorist attacks in the modern era. Here’s a brief look at some major events: 1985 June: Air India flight 182 is blown up off the coast of Ireland, killing 331 people, mostly Canadians. One person, Inderjit Singh Reyat, a militant Sikh nationalist, is convicted for manslaughter related to the attack. 2001 September: 24 Canadians are killed in the […]

Canadian police: 2 arrested in al Qaeda-supported terror plot

Canadian authorities have arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train in an al Qaeda-supported plot, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto, are accused of conspiring to murder people on a VIA Canadian railway train, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. While the suspects had the capacity to carry out an attack, the public was […]

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's last call to his mother

After last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva phoned her son Tamerlan in Massachusetts to make sure he was safe. “Mama, why are you worrying?” Tamerlan replied from Boston, laughing. Days later, it was the son who phoned his mother. The two, in recent years, had shared a powerful transformation to a more intense brand of Islam. “The police, they have started shooting at us, they are chasing us,” Mrs. […]