Corporation of North Delhi has decided to give women and children free access to toilets in all 270 hotels and restaurants under its jurisdiction. "This decision has been taken to facilitate women and children, especially in areas where public conveniences are not available," the North Delhi Mayor said. Notably, South Delhi already has this facility in place since May 1.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 1:56 PM #Delhi #Toilet
According to reports, Air India plans to serve a variety of wines, mocktails, and regional cuisines to its business and first class passengers on international flights from October. The airline also plans to offer passengers the food of their choice, and impart refresher training to chefs across 28 countries who have "lost their Indian touch". Notably, this facility is only for premium passengers.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 1:34 PM #AirIndia #NewMenu
Adobe on Tuesday reportedly announced that it would stop updating and distributing Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. Flash technology was once one of the most widely used ways to watch videos and play games online. In recent years, browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have been deprecating Flash in favour of its alternative HTML5.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 1:07 PM #Adobe #Flash
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday reportedly said that President Ramnath Kovind has shown that "he has the anti-Ambedkar thinking of the BJP" by not paying tribute to BR Ambedkar's statue in the Parliament premises. She also added that Kovind should have laid flowers of reverence on Ambedkar's statue. She alleged Kovind became the President because of Ambedkar.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 12:31 PM #President #Ambedkumar
Japanese camera manufacturer Canon reportedly launched the most awaited high-end EOS 6D Mark II DSLR in India. 6D Mark II starts from the price range of Rs 1,32,995. The major feature of this camera is it has 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor which provides very clear images even in low-light.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 11:53 AM #Canon #6D
According to reports, the email IDs of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and his colleagues have reportedly been removed from the state government’s website. Many alleged that even the phone numbers have vanished. This comes after actor Kamal Haasan had earlier appealed to people to report corruption in the state to the ministers online. However, the ruling AIADMK said people could reach out to the ministers on their other email IDs as lawmakers, and also report issues on each MLA’s website.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 11:51 AM #KamalHaasan #TNGovt #CorruptionCharges #GovtWebsite
Two police personnel were suspended for brutally beating up two children on suspicion of theft in Bulandshahr after a video of the incident went viral. Constable Rakesh Kumar and the home guards, who assaulted the kids with a baton, have been suspended. Reportedly, the boys were caught by two policemen over suspicion of stealing mobile phones and cash from a devotee on the banks of Ganges.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM #CopsSuspended #CopsBeatChildren #TheftCase
Congress on Wednesday slammed the involvement of the judiciary in non-adjudicatory issues after the Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that ‘Vande Mataram’ must be sung in all schools, educational institutions and government offices. Congress leader KTS Tulsi reportedly said, “I don't think Judiciary should get into all this. This is not judicially manageable issue. What will they do if there is violence if there are clashes if there is loss of life? Why should the judiciary take these decisions. This is not a judicatory matter.”
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 11:14 AM #VandeMataram #InvolvementofJudiciary
Passengers on the Purva Express on Tuesday tweeted to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu after they spotted a dead lizard in veg biryani served on the train. After they found the lizard, they alerted a staffer. The staffer simply threw the meal out of the train. When a complaint to the ticket examiner and the pantry car attendant drew no apparent response, the passengers tweeted to the Railway Minister. A senior railway officer reportedly said the matter will be investigated and a strong action will be taken.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:59 AM #LizardinVegBiryani #PurvaExpress #RailwaysMinister #Tweet
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday reportedly said that no more permissions for casinos would be granted in the state, both on land and off-shore. Notably, the number of off-shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which will be shifted to land in the next three years, Parrikar added.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 10:58 AM #Goa #Casino
Reports say the Reserve Bank of India has stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency notes and new notes of that denomination will not be brought in the current financial year. RBI had also accelerated the process of printing the Rs 200 currency notes, officials of the central bank reportedly said. With reports stating the RBI has already started printing the first batch of Rs 200 note in June, the new notes are expected to start circulating by next month.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:44 AM #RBI #Rs2000Notes #Rs200Notes #Demonetisation
According to reports, a 19-year-old student, Harpreet Singh Happy, in Punjab's Jalandhar allegedly got his girlfriend raped so that he could use it as an excuse to avoid marrying her. Two of Happy's friends took her to an abandoned Haveli and raped her on the same day she was supposed to meet his parents, reports added.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 10:30 AM #Rape #marriage
At least 17 people were killed and 22 survivors were pulled out of debris after a residential building in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed. Police have reportedly arrested Sunil Shitap, a Shiv Sena man, who was allegedly carrying out an illegal renovation work in his nursing home located on the ground floor. The 40-year-old building was home to at least 12 families, say police.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 26, 2017 10:26 AM #MumbaiBuildingCollapse #ShivSenaManArrest
According to reports, Google might name the upcoming Android 8.0 as 'Octopus'. In the latest beta version, Google has replaced the original placeholder Easter egg that traditionally has been there to keep the real name of the OS a secret with the image of an Octopus. Earlier, there were reports that it would be named 'Oreo'. Android O is set to release on Google's Pixel smartphones later this year.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 10:06 AM #Google #Android #Octopus #Oreo
According to reports, the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu said it will take a legal action against Karnataka ex-DIG D Roopa if she did not withdraw her bribery charges against party chief VK Sasikala. Notably, the police officer had previously alleged that Sasikala was given special treatment and amenities in prison against rules.
By Sri Ram | Jul 26, 2017 10:05 AM #AIADMK #Sasikala #DIG Roopa
American television personality Kylie Jenner's Snapchat was reportedly hacked and the hacker has threatened to leak some nude pictures of the 19-year-old. The hacker posted a message on Snapchat with the caption 'add for Kylie Jenner's nudes!!'. This was followed by a post on the alleged hacker's Twitter account which read, "I got Kylie's nudes(SIC)". However, an hour later, the supposed hacker wrote there were no nude pictures of Kylie in her account.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 9:59 AM #KylieJenner #Hacked
Google has removed the highlighted carousel which showed illegal torrent sites on searching with keywords like 'best torrent sites' or torrent sites’. Google has also filtered out illegal streaming services from searches for ‘streaming sites’ and has completely blocked the results carousel from displaying torrent sites.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 9:46 AM #Torrent #Google #Download
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar suggested a new idea of having a mixed cricket team similar to mixed doubles in tennis. “Like there are mixed doubles in tennis, why can’t there be a men and women cricket match against another country?. If this kind of a set-up happens, it will be the biggest set-up ever”, Akshay said. Notably, Akshay attended the Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s cricket ground in London.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 9:37 AM #AkshayKumar #Cricket
Karnataka government on Tuesday announced plans to open 900 new liquor stores to compensate for the drop in excise revenue after liquor sale along highways was banned. The new stores will reportedly be run by state government-owned Mysore Sales International Limited. This comes amid protests by Opposition that the stores will "push the people into further debt traps".
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 10:25 PM #Karnataka #Liquor #shops
According to reports, Google is testing a feature on its Search results page that would autoplay YouTube videos related to users' searched terms and keywords. The videos will appear in the right-hand side bar but their audio will not play automatically. A Google spokesperson confirmed the test, adding that the company has no plans to launch the feature yet.