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Facebook now 'fifth estate', take it seriously: Mark Zuckerberg

SAN FRANCISCO:A defiant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stressed that his platform has now become a 'Fifth Estate' in the world alongside traditional news media and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard.

Eight factors that will propel Cloud spending in India

NEW DELHI:India is no more scratching the surface on Cloud computing and continues to remain a market that is thriving under the dual-opportunity of serving domestic and international demands as well as enjoying higher consumption of data with the advent of high speed mobile connectivity.

Champions League slot a big motivation for ISL players: Habas

KOLKATA:Two-time champions ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Thursday said the fact that Indian Super League (ISL) table toppers will now get a play-off place in the AFC Champions League is a big motivation for the players as they will rub shoulders with the best in Asia if they manage to bag the slot.

RCB appoint Navnita Gautam as massage therapist

BENGALURU:Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will become the first team in the league to have a woman in the support staff in the 13th edition. The franchise has appointed some well-acclaimed tacticians and to take this legacy forward, they have appointed Navnita Gautam as sports massage therapist.

Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players

KOLKATA:ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired them to win the third title.


Why Bharat Ratna to Savarkar, why not to Godse, asks Congress

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP for demanding a Bharat Ratna for its ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

BJP leader wants no party symbols on EVMs, cites 'dictatorship' by bosses

NEW DELHI:Electoral symbols on EVM machines may be a thing of the past if the Election Commission accepts BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay recommendations.

Netflix adds more subscribers, braces for higher competition

SAN FRANCISCO:Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in the third quarter of this year internationally, compared to seven million it had forecast, even as the streaming giant braces for stiff competition as Apple and Disney prepare to launch similar services.

Chicago-U don Whitney Cox is master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir, Shiva

NEW DELHI:He's a master of Sanskrit and Tamil and is currently translating two of their ancient texts. He has also conducted extensive research on Shaivism and the linkages in medieval times between South India and Kashmir. Yet, Whitney Cox, an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago, modestly says he hasn't "mastered anything" and "there will always be more things to learn".

Court rejects bail of ex-Left minister in alleged scam

AGARTALA:In a major setback for the Left parties, former PWD and Finance Minister Badal Choudhury's arrest by the police is imminent as District and Session Court has in a midnight order rejected the ex-Left government's senior minister's anticipatory bail plea in an alleged corruption case.

Jodhpur among world's top 10 emerging travel destinations

NEW DELHI:Agra is passe. In India, more foreign tourists now want to visit Jodhpur, than the city of Taj. Don't take our word for it? Take that of digital travel leader booking.com, which has delved into global booking trends to reveal the top 10 emerging travel destinations for 2020, and the Rajasthan city figures prominently alongside hidden gems in Eastern Europe and Asia on the list as a destination promising novel experiences, untouched natural beauty and the chance to soak up the magic before everyone else catches on.

Exhibition on Sakti Burman's artistic journey

NEW DELHI:An ongoing exhibition of drawings, sketches and watercolour works of acclaimed artist Sakti Burman at Delhi's Art Alive Gallery traces six decades of his journey from 1950s to 2016 and aims to display artists intricate use of pen, ink and watercolours on paper. The exhibition will continue till October 30.

N. Korean leader Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

SEOUL:North Korean state media on Wednesday released a series of pictures of its leader Kim Jong-un where in he can be seen riding a white horse on a snow covered mountain considered sacred in the country.

Ministers ripping off state like crows, eagles: Shivraj

INDORE:Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has likened the Congress ministers in the state to crows and eagles. He said ministers of the Kamal Nath government are ripping off the state like eagles and crows.

Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest to score List A double hundred

ALUR(Karnataka):Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday scripted history as he became the youngest batsman in the world to score a double century in List A cricket.

The beauty of lamentations

NEW DELHI:In-between a question, he suddenly starts reciting 'Hussain Jab Ke Chale'. A few seconds into it, the haunting is overpowering. There is possession and then sudden vacation. An enigmatic emptiness lingers on. Some passersby had stopped. They now retreat, but with quieter footsteps into an evening carrying the prophecy of Delhi winters.

IAAF announces 11 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year

MONACO: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today confirmed a list of 11 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

From the Historian's lens

NEW DELHI:Even as he juggles with the press events and promotions for his new book, The Anarchist, William Dalrymple is also displaying his photographic works at the Vadehra Art Gallery.

MenToo frontrunner Karan Oberoi breaks down into tears at the screening of 'Section 375'

MenToo frontrunner Karan Oberoi broke down into tears after watching this year’s most-talked-about film ‘SECTION 375’. The movie, which tells the disturbing reality behind fake rape cases filed against men, was screened by writer of the film Manish Gupta and Karan.

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today confirmed a list of 11 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

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