Author archives: Sowmya

PM Modi salutes soldiers trapped in Siachen, confirms their death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the 10 Indian Army soldiers who were trapped under snow in the Siachen Glacier after an avalanche hit on Tuesday. “Demise of soldiers in Siachen is very tragic. I salute the brave soldiers who gave their lives to the nation,” he wrote on the microblogging platform Twitter. Earlier in the day, the defence ministry had said that chances of finding the soldiers “are […]

TCS rated world's most powerful brand in IT services

Tata Consultancy Services scored high on familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. India’s top multinational IT company Tata Consultancy Services has been rated as the world’s most powerful brand in Information Technology Services by a leading global brand valuation firm, the company said on Wednesday. Brand Finance’s 2016 annual report evaluated thousands of the world’s top brands to determine which are the most powerful and the most valuable. Scoring […]

World's first Zika virus vaccine? Indian scientists claim to have made it

An Indian pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad on Wednesday claimed that they have developed the first ever method of treatment for the deadly Zika virus. Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech said two vaccines made by the company are set for pre-clinical testing in animals. The company in its statement said, “We are probably the first in the world to file for the global patent for […]

Book Review: 'Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris' is a brilliant account of Kashmir and its convoluted history

“As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know”. This pithy quote uttered by American strategist and former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, perhaps best captures the essence of Professor […]

Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Australian Open title

Angelique Kerber became the first German to win a Grand Slam title since her childhood idol Steffi Graf in 1999 when she upset world number one Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to clinch the Australian Open on Saturday. The 34-year-old American had been seeking her seventh Melbourne Park title and 22nd overall, which would have moved her into a tie with Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in […]

BlackBerry launches first Android based smartphone in India

Canadian mobile manufacturing company BlackBerry on Thursday unveiled Priv — its first “secure” high-end smartphone powered by Android for Indian market here. With a unique sleek design and touch-sensitive keys that allows users to swipe, scroll and set up shortcuts, Priv comes pre-loaded with BlackBerry’s DTEK for Android that allows user to improve privacy level and monitor access to the phone. This app alerts the user every time any app […]

66 Inspirational Jay-Z Quotes

Jay Z is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2015, Forbes estimated Jay Z’s net worth at nearly $550 million. Here are 66 Inspirational Jay-Z quotes: 1. “I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t […]

620 million Chinese surf internet via phone

About 620 million Chinese, nearly half of the country’s population, had used mobile phones to access internet as of the end of 2015, an official report showed. The number of Chinese surfing the internet via phone increased by 63.03 million in 2015, accounting for 90.1 percent of the total 688 million internet users in the country, Xinhua cited the report released by China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) as saying […]

Know about 25 children who will receive National honour for bravery

This year, 25 children including 3 girls and 22 boys have been selected for the National Bravery Awards 2015 for their extraordinary courageous feats. Among them two of the Awards will be awarded posthumously. These selected children will receive the honour from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 and will also participate in Republic Day parade. There are also several functions organized by their respective native States to honour […]


Tere Bin Laden 2 trailer: It looks as promising as the original

Remember 2010 film Tere Bin Laden? Did you like it? If yes, here’s something to excite you more: The film’s sequel will hit the screens on February 19, 2016. The trailer of the sequel starts from where the original left: Uncovering the real identity of Osama Bin Laden lookalike. This time the guy (Pradhuman Singh) has been cast in a film by Sharma (Manish Paul), a filmmaker, who eventually ends […]